Challenges in Hematopathology

April 3-5, 2019

Available Credits 14.5 CME, 14.5 SAM

Course Description

Hematopoietic neoplasms are highly heterogeneous, composed of numerous clinicopathologic subtypes and variants, and may present at many organ sites.  The diagnostic evaluation of lymphomas and hematopoietic neoplasms presenting at nodal and extra-nodal sites requires careful integration of histologic, immunophenotypic, clinical and molecular features.  Furthermore, rapid advances in the genetic/genomic understanding of these diseases pose a significant challenge to staying abreast of the diagnostic criteria, immunophenotypic and molecular prognostic/therapeutic markers that have clinical impact.  This is underscored by diminishing sample sizes in biopsies of extra-nodal lesions and needle core biopsies of lymph nodes.  In addition, the role of the pathologist as integrators of information is expanding rapidly.

This educational activity will highlight practical aspects representing important changes that impact the diagnostic approach to challenging extra-nodal hematopoietic neoplasms, cutaneous lymphomas, T-cell lymphomas and needle core biopsies from lymph nodes.  Experience one-on-one learning from experts who will share their varied and profound experience in an aesthetic and dynamic venue, recalling the clinical sign-out of your training years.

Course Objectives

      Develop diagnostic approaches to challenging extra-nodal hematopoietic neoplasms,
        cutaneous lymphomas, T-cell lymphomas and needle core biopsies from lymph nodes
      Facilitate better use of immunohistochemical and molecular studies to identify clinically relevant
        subtypes of cutaneous lymphomas and T-cell lymphomas
      Improve ability to distinguish the subtypes of T-cell lymphomas
      Refine skills to distinguish subtypes of hematopoietic neoplasms that present in extra-nodal sites
      Enhance capacity to evaluate lymphomas for clinically-relevant therapeutic targets


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