Evaluated by: David B. Kaminsky, M.D., USCAP, January 17, 2016
Original release date: January 16, 2016
Access to this course expires on: January 16, 2019
CME 0.75 / SAM 0.75
Diagnostic Cytopathology is designed to address professional practice gaps in current cytopathology procedures, adjunctive and molecular techniques, diagnostic criteria/interpretations and classification updates for pathologists in daily practice, particularly in the community hospital and private sectors. Cytopathology partners with surgical pathology in providing expedient, accurate, and cost-effective anatomically-based decisions that guide patient care to optimal outcomes. The USCAP faculty is expertly positioned to provide the latest information in diagnosis, molecular pathology and translational research, offering solution-based information as practice changers. This contemporary course is augmented by elective interactive microscopy sessions that unite expert mentors with registrants in an intimate setting simulating clinical sign-out and consultations at 18-head microscopes. The cases are challenging and prone to provocative discussions and imaginative ideas.
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Have improved their ability to distinguish normal from atypical lymph node architecture on a small biopsy
- Choose the appropriate immunostaining strategy to determine the presence and identity of a low grade B cell malignancy on small biopsies
- Show familiarity with the morphologic cues in small biopsies that suggest T cell or Hodgkin lymphoma and strategies to confirm these diagnoses
- Recognize the features of some of the more common reactive/infectious disorders of the lymph node
To earn CME and SAM credit, all learners must take a content-based exam and achieve a minimum score of 80%. If learners do not achieve a passing score of 80%, they have the option to retake the exam. After you pass the test and complete the evaluation, your certificate of completion will be available to view and print by clicking here.