3rd Annual Surgical Pathology Update: Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist

1st to 3rd November 2018, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

This seminar is meant to provide the practicing pathologist with an up-to-date and comprehensive review of a variety of topics in surgical pathology and cytopathology including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, soft tissue, gynecologic and dermato-pathology. In some areas, emphasis will be placed on correlation between cytopathology and surgical pathology findings.

This course will also include an overview of diagnostic pearls which allow for an accurate diagnosis as well as common diagnostic pitfalls. Portions of the course will also focus on pertinent diagnostic techniques, including immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics, which allow the pathologist to refine their diagnosis. There will also be a significant opportunity for interactive discussion between participants and faculty.

Educational objectives:
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:

  • describe the most common well-differentiated lipomatous tumors and the major diagnostic criteria for separating them from each other;
  • identify the most common morphologic patterns seen in soft tissue tumors;
  • apply the most useful immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of soft tissue tumors;
  • discuss updates in the most recent WHO classification of renal tumors;
  • restate common and uncommon diagnostic pitfalls in bladder pathology;
  • explain how to reliably utilize both morphology and immunochistochemistry to differentiate germ cell tumors from mimics;
  • identify the histologic features of select cutaneous fibrohistiocytic tumors;
  • recognize cutaneous adnexal tumors that are associated with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes, etc.
General Information
Date: 1st to 3rd November 2018

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, Arizona

For more information visit the course website.

Published in GI-Mail 08/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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