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2017 Diagnostic Cytopathology

Evaluated by: David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, August 15, 2017
Original release date: August 15, 2017
Access to this course expires on: January 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME/SAMs 12.5

Course Description
Patient care is optimized when cytopathologists communicate their diagnostic findings effectively to clinicians and intelligibly to patients. A systematic reporting system that includes guidelines is an effective approach to this objective and represents a valiant effort to transfer valid information with clarity. Collaborative academic institutions have addressed reporting systems and guidelines for the uterine cervix, thyroid, salivary glands, pancreaticobiliary system and urine cytology. Interwoven is information that will address professional practice gaps in current cytopathology procedures, adjunctive and molecular/genetic techniques and focus issues that will enhance community and academic practices.

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

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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) and Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit. Physicians can earn a maximum of 12.5 SAM/Part II 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:  Edmund S. Cibas, M.D., Ritu Nayar, MBBS, M.D., William Faquin, M.D., Ph.D., Martha Bishop Pitman, M.D., Eva Wojcik, M.D., and Sara E. Monaco, 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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