Thoracic Pathology

October 24-25, 2018

Available Credits 17 CME, 17 SAM

Course Description

Thoracic specimens are commonly encountered in clinical practice derived from biopsy and surgical procedures on pulmonary, cardiovascular and mediastinal tissue. The panorama includes neoplasms and non-neoplastic entities. The fact that many of these require evaluation for medical diseases of the thorax provokes anxiety among pathologists, particularly where subspecialty pathologists are not readily available. The last five years contributed a dizzying array of updates in classification, nomenclature and reporting guidelines. Therefore, it’s time for pathologists to update their knowledge and skills in the diagnosis of thoracic pathology in an intimate mentoring environment that unites experienced experts with pathologists desiring a contemporary review of modern thoracic pathology.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental approaches to handling thoracic specimens
  • Apply and recognize new classification/grading schemes regarding thoracic disease
  • Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary (i.e., radiologic) collaboration in thoracic disease
  • Identify clinically relevant diagnostic concepts to aid in patient management
  • Utilize appropriate and minimum ancillary studies to diagnoseand/or exclude lymphoproliferative processes


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