Second Edition: Modern Surgical Pathology
Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP

October 27-30, 2019

Available Credits 24 CME, 24 SAM

Course Description

This second-edition, co-branded interactive microscopy course presents the synergistic union of expert surgical pathologists from the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society and from USCAP, collaborating (through the education of pathologists) to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic surgical pathology. For example, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, but for some notoriously problematic lesions, the rate is even higher.

This faculty’s review of the literature and clinical experience as consultant surgical pathologists have clearly documented areas in diagnostic surgical pathology that remain problematic even for experienced pathologists. Examples include the categorization of proliferative breast lesions, bladder biopsies, small glandular proliferations in the prostate and inflammatory skin lesions.

This course attempts to eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolve them using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections and immuno-stains. The role of newer adjunctive molecular tests will also be discussed where appropriate. The intent is to address medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice.

Engage this expert faculty and their relevant contemporary topics in an intimate learning environment by selecting Register to become immersed in this multi-organ approach to diagnostic accuracy!

There is ample time to explore Palm Springs from mid-century modern architecture to desert hikes, trendy restaurants, coffee houses and bars. First class mentoring in a world class destination!

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic surgical pathology
  • Explore the role of newer adjunctive tissues and their appropriate use
  • Address medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice

    USCAP Interactive Center

    500 South Palm Canyon Drive
    Suite 307
    Palm Springs, CA 92264

    USCAP Interactive Center

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