The complexities of the head and neck region create a unique set of difficulties for pathologists, particularly if they are neuroendocrine specimens handled by general pathologists who do not see a high volume of these cases. The subtleties in the spectrum of their presentation in the context of differential diagnostic alternatives create a professional practice gap that can be closed by personalized, mentoring instruction with experts at multi-head microscopes. This course reinforces diagnostic cognitive strategies and underscores the pathologist as an integral player in the multidisciplinary team responsible for correct diagnosis and assignment to therapy. A concentrated, intense review of head and neck cases with experts at USCAP’s unique learning center in Palm Springs, California offers an unparalleled experience.
- Understand the significant FNA findings to meaningfully distinguish salivary gland tumors
- Apply clinically relevant criteria to separate oral inflammatory lesions
- Use the new and correct terminology for thyroid neoplasms, with attention to outcome differences
- Apply sequential, targeted and limited immunohistochemistry studies to distinguish sinonasal tract tumors
- Develop reproducible histologic criteria for tumor and dysplasia grading of head and neck neoplasms
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relationships: Lester D.R. Thompson, M.D., Lester Layfield, M.D., Susan Muller, D.M.D., MS