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2017, Dec. 4-6: Diagnostic Challenges in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology


Dec. 4-6, 2017

16 CMEs / 12 SAMs

Course Schedule     Faculty Biographies

The diagnosis of soft tissue and bone tumors can be a significant challenge (even for experienced pathologists) because of their rarity, the broad morphological spectrum of mesenchymal tumors, and overlap with other soft tissue tumors and non-mesenchymal neoplasms. The discovery of specific histochemical markers and molecular genetic alterations drives the evolution soft tissue classification. If you are a surgical pathologist who struggles with accurate diagnosis of these challenging neoplasms, this is the course for you! Learn from experts in an intimate mentoring environment that simulates clinical sign out. The venue for interactive microscopy is exceptional, and Palm Springs in the winter is a premiere resort destination.

Course Objectives

  • Refine skills in diagnosing a wide range of soft tissue and bone tumors
  • Select appropriate panels of immunohistochmeical markers for soft tissue and bone tumors
  • Enhance interpretation of results of molecular genetic studies in the context of histology of soft tissue and bone tumors

Course Director

  • Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School,
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute


    • Elizabeth G. Demicco, M.D., Ph.D.
      Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Brendan C. Dickson, M.D., MSc
      Mount Sinai Hospital
    • G. Pétur Nielsen, M.D.
      Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    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.

    Physicians can earn a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the CME activities within the December 4-6, 2017 Interactive Microscopy Course.

    USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

    Physicians can earn a maximum of 12 SAM 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.

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