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2021, October 24-27: Third Edition, Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP


October 24-27, 2021 - Palm Springs, California

Available Credits 24 CME

Schedule | Faculty | Social Distancing Guidelines


The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists and USCAP continue their collaborative commitment to provide superb education for practicing pathologists. The Third Edition is designed to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic surgical pathology. The faculty’s review of the literature and collective clinical experience as consultant surgical pathologists have revealed areas that remain problematic for pathologists. Examples include the categorization of proliferative breast lesions, biopsies of genitourinary tract, classification of inflammatory conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract, distinction between usual interstitial pneumonia and its mimics, and the differential diagnoses of salivary gland tumors.

This interactive microscopy course attempts to eliminate diagnostic errors by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolve them using routine microscopic examination and immunohistochemistry. The roles of adjunctive molecular tests will be discussed as appropriate.

Thus, this course will address both medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice.

Registrants will have the opportunity to experience USCAP’s new international headquarters and learning center at the heart of vibrant Palm Springs, California, a unique and fascinating resort destination.


  • Discuss the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic surgical pathology
  • Discuss the role of newer adjunctive molecular tests where appropriate
  • Address both medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice


  • Rhonda Yantiss, MD
    Weill Cornell Medicine


  • Kirk D. Jones, MD
    University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Melinda J. Lerwill, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Teri A. Longacre, MD
    Stanford University
  • Theresa Scognamiglio, MD
    Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Victor E. Reuter, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering 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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.

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