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2021, November 18-20: Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology from Head to Toe: An Anatomical Approach


November 18-20, 2021 - Palm Springs, California 

Available Credits 15 CME

Schedule | Faculty | Social Distancing Guidelines


Bone and soft tissue pathology is challenging, even for experienced surgical pathologists. Mesenchymal tumors are rare, show a wide morphologic spectrum with significant histologic overlap between benign and malignant tumors and between mesenchymal and non-mesenchymal tumors. Moreover, the classification of bone and soft tissue tumors continues to evolve with rare "new" entities being described with ever-increasing frequency on the basis of distinctive molecular or histologic features. As the field grows more complex, surgical pathologists may struggle to stay up to date with new entities, changes in staging guidelines, recently developed immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic tests, and may therefore struggle with accurate diagnosis. To help resolve these issues and update your current knowledge, USCAP is offering a unique mentoring opportunity with experienced educators who can help you focus on these updates through interactive dialogue and shared exemplary cases.


  • Develop a differential diagnosis for bone and soft tissue tumors based on anatomic site and histologic patterns
  • Apply immunohistochemical studies to resolve the differential diagnoses of mesenchymal tumors
  • Understand the role and limitations of diagnostic molecular studies in the diagnosis of mesenchymal tumors


  • Elizabeth G. Demicco, MD, PhD
    University of Toronto


  • Rajiv M. Patel, MD
    University of Michigan School of Medicine
  • Jorge Torres-Mora, MD
    Mayo Clinic
  • Wei-Lien (Billy) Wang, 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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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