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Practical Pathology Seminars 2015



Evaluated By David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC May 10, 2015
Original release date: May 3, 2015
Access to this course expires on: 
May 3, 2018.
CME / SAM 12.75

Course Description
This respected faculty will describe the most current features of head and neck pathology (emphasizing HPV-associated head and neck carcinoma, salivary gland neoplasia, and the interventionist approach to ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in a patient centered practice), practical dermatopathology, and challenges in gastrointestinal pathology and liver diseases, culminating in diagnostic dilemmas community practice pathologists face in genitourinary pathology.

Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Comprehend and integrate fundamental concepts of molecular pathology as an adjunct to surgical and cytopathology for direct patient care
  • Understand the relationship of HPV infection to the development of head and neck squamous cancers
  • Review the spectrum of salivary gland abnormalities detected in aspiration biopsies and surgical samples
  • Understand the role of the interventional cytopathologist in head and neck diagnosis
  • Survey the clinicopathologic aspects of cutaneous diseases with concentration on focused insights
  • Expound upon contemporary diagnostic entities and criteria of gastrointestinal tract lesions derived from practical experience
  • Contrast medical diseases of the liver with selected neoplastic entities
  • Unravel diagnostic dilemmas in genitourinary pathology to discover clarified criteria and differentials

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 12.75 SAM credit hours.

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to USCAP and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:  Jesse McKenney, M.D., Aleodor (Doru) A. Andea, M.D., MBA, Christina A. Arnold, M.D., Casey A. Carlos, M.D., Ph.D., John Hart, M.D., David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, Jeffrey F. Krane, M.D., Ph.D., Dora Lam-Himlin, M.D., Raj Patel, M.D., Rish Pai, M.D., Ph.D.



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.

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