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Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Evaluated by: David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, July 30, 2017
Original release date: July 30, 2017
Access to this course expires on: January 20, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Course Description
This course is a unique opportunity to explore the most common neoplasms and medical injury patterns in the liver and gastrointestinal tract, in the context of their relevant differential diagnoses, with six experts devoted to precise diagnosis and pathologists’ education. These mentors from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and The Ohio State University will share their collaborative experience to challenge your skills and refine your approach. Close practice gaps, improve professional performance and optimize outcomes with a refined perspective that you take away from this unique mentoring experience.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Identify patterns of inflammation in the liver and generate a differential diagnosis based on the main pattern
  • Review common and rare upper tract neoplasms and describe their clinical implications
  • Use morphology and special studies to diagnose benign and malignant hepatocellular tumors
  • Review the most common inflammatory processes in the colon and discuss their differential diagnoses
  • Describe the clinical implications of various gastrointestinal polyps found in the upper and lower tracts
  • Effectively navigate the major patterns of non-neoplastic injury in the upper tract

Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Certification
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 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 Continuous Certification (CC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit. Physicians can earn a maximum of 12 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: Wendy Frankel, M.D., Christina A. Arnold, M.D., Dora Lam-Himlin, M.D., Elizabeth A. Montgomery, M.D., Michael Torbenson, M.D., Lysandra Voltaggio, M.D.

USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

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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