Placental Pathology
A Tour of Common and Rare Pathologies with a Focus on Clinical Relevance

October 6-7, 2018

Available Credits 15 CME, 15 SAM


The placenta provides a wealth of information, retrospectively about the fetus and prospectively regarding the infant. Its examination is an essential component of the autopsy in cases of fetal or infant death, often gives useful insights of the diagnosis and treatment of sick newborns, and reflects the impact of maternal disorders on pregnancy. Yet, most pathologists have had little or no education or training in the examination of the placenta, including its histologic appearance in health and disease, and particularly the range of appearances with gestational age. Pathological examination of the placenta is probably the most under-utilized pathologic assessment of any human tissue.

This focused course provides the unique opportunity to learn from two experts in an intimate mentoring environment, and to close the practice gaps that reflect deficits in teaching and learning the extraordinary variants of placental pathology and how they relate clinically to infant and maternal management.


  • Enhance confidence in diagnosing and reporting clinically significant placental pathologies
  • Enhance confidence in diagnosing and reporting gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
  • Understand the critical diagnoses that necessitate immediate reporting


USCAP Interactive Center

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

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Cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the event.

The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.