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2020 Diagnostic Pathology Update Rescheduled
July 11-16, 2021 | Costa Rica


July 11-16, 2021 - Costa Rica

Available Credits 28.5 CMEs

Schedule | Faculty | Travel | Activities


USCAP is a transformative leader in pathology education, creating better pathologists with updates in relevant information requisite for their performance and professional growth.  The Academy is sensitive to the personal and cultural needs of practicing pathologists by providing conferences that welcome them with their families to exotic destination venues at which they are enriched with new knowledge and unusual experiences.  The 2020 Diagnostic Pathology Update course combines expert subspecialized, academic faculty with exposure to ocean and rain forests symbolic of the dichotomy that is Costa Rica.  From zip-lining to surfing, this tropical paradise brings pathologists into contact with the cuisine, agriculture, art and geography of a unique country that values education as its primary core value.  Costa Rica has eliminated its standing army to use the savings from defense to improve education, health care and a durable social safety net. 

USCAP is changing not only how we learn, but where we learn by re-imagining the learning environment and continuously elevating the quality of content.  Experience top educators.  Refine cognitive skills.  Hold coffee beans in your hand.  Inhale vapor from raging waterfalls. Witness rainbows in the evanescent colors of iguana skins. Feel sunsets scalding your memory.


  • Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
    Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


    • Daniel A. Arber, MD
      University of Chicago
    • Steven D. Billings, MD
      Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
    • Alain C. Borczuk, MD
      Weill Cornell Medicine
    • Laura C. Collins, MD
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    • Esther Oliva, MD
      Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
      Southern California Permanente Medical Group


    The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 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 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    USCAP records courses 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.