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2020, October 7-8: Journey to the Center of the Chest: An expert’s perspective on mediastinal pathology


October 7-8, 2020 - Palm Springs, California 

Available Credits 11.5 CME / 11.5 SAMs

Schedule | Faculty | Social Distancing Guidelines


Mediastinal pathology has a fascinating specificity in surgical pathology, because it is focused primarily on a single gland (the thymus) that involutes as we age, is more prominent in children than in adults, and requires a unique approach to diagnosis and clinical course. The infrequency of mediastinal tumors influences evolution of expertise by individual pathologists and their institutions. The recent introduction of new classification and staging schemas poses a novel challenge for those confronted with assessing mediastinal lesions. It is essential for practicing pathologists to become familiar with new modalities that impact treatment options and clinical outcomes. It is even more important to become familiar with the diversity of tumors that can occur in the mediastinal compartment. This course provides a unique opportunity for a tutorial in mediastinal pathology by a single internationally recognized expert from MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is limited to 17 attendees, so register now!


  • Expand the knowledge of mediastinal pathology in general
  • Determine which features are important in separating some of the most common thymic tumors
  • Become familiar with different staging schemas
  • Become familiar with different nomenclatures
  • Determine which cases need further work-up with immunohistochemistry or molecular techniques


  • Cesar A. Moran, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) and Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC).

Physicians can earn a maximum of 11.5 SAM/Part II credit hours.


USCAP records courses at the Interactive Learning Center for future educational purposes. By registering for this course, you consent that your likeness may be used by USCAP.


In the context of the pandemic crisis, USCAP is indefinitely suspending its cancellation policy on all scheduled and upcoming courses until there is a resolution or return to normalcy. However, we encourage you to register (without penalty) for advertised courses (months ahead) in anticipation of return to face-to-face conferences. You can secure your position in advance and cancel, if necessary, with full refund.

The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.