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2017, Oct 20-22- Practical Pathology Seminars | Palm Springs, California


Oct 20-22, 2017

11 CMEs / 11 SAMs

Course Schedule      Faculty Biographies

Practical Pathology Seminars is a USCAP gem that reprises several superlative short courses from Annual Meeting 2017 and introduces an exciting new one on thyroid. These courses represent relevant and diverse topics that are repeated to give comprehensive exposure to community practitioners (who might not have been able to attend the Annual Meeting) and pathologists-in-training. They will be recorded live at the USCAP Interactive Center studio and conference theater to create digital products in modular packets that can be accessed on demand, extending their informational life span and global availability. The highly-respected faculty provides a charismatic and contemporary look at diagnostic challenges in prostate pathology, non-invasive perplexing breast lesions, the varied patterns of soft tissue tumors, and the interaction of cytomorphology, architecture and molecular diagnostics in thyroid assessments.

Palm Springs is a desert oasis and world class resort destination that offers geography, culture, mid-century modern architecture, art, food, spirits, tennis, golf, and hiking. It is accessible by direct flights from about 17 domestic and Canadian cities and is located at an easy driving distance from Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix.

Still the play land for Hollywood stars, Palm Springs is becoming the haven for pathology rock stars!

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize mimics, variants and pitfalls in prostate pathology; distinguish primary from secondary cancers; understand utility and pitfalls of immunohistochemical stains; know the importance of recent changes in Gleason grading
  • Improve performance and reduce diagnostic errors in the analysis of problematic non-invasive breast lesions, incorporating strategies that combine morphology, ancillary studies and informed analytic approaches
  • Recognize the predominant cytologic patterns exhibited by commonly encountered soft tissue tumors; formulate differential diagnoses; understand the clinical context of histologic findings; integrate ancillary tests and understand their strengths and limitations
  • Provide a combined approach to contemporary thyroid diagnosis utilizing cytomorphology, histologic architecture and molecular studies

Course Director:

  • David B. Kaminsky, M.D, FIAC
    Executive Vice President, USCAP


  • Justine A. Barletta, M.D.
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Yunn-Yi Cheh, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D.
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Timothy W. Jacobs, M.D.
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Krane, M.D., Ph.D.
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Adeboye O. Osunkoya, M.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine

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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the CME activities within the October 20-22, 2017 Practical Pathology Seminars 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 11 SAM credit hours.

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