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Diagnostic Pathology Update 2017



Evaluated by: David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, November 8, 2017
Original release date: November 8, 2017
Access to this course expires on: July 16, 2020
CME/SAMs 21

Course Description
USCAP’s Diagnostic Pathology Update course is uniquely designed to take your practice to the next level and challenge your imagination. While content is designed to close practice gaps and reinforce skills, the setting encourages a family opportunity to learn in a magnificent environment with time to explore the harbor, the town and the culture of Halifax. BodyWorks for Kids, a new element to familiarize your children with what you do, is an exciting way for your children to develop their understanding of the normal human body while you investigate its aberrations. The superb faculty polishes the USCAP gold standard with its informative wisdom and expertise. In a world of competitive learning opportunities, USCAP has launched a shooting star. Follow the light to Canada!

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize mimics, variants and pitfalls in prostate pathology; distinguish primary from secondary cancers; understand utility and pitfalls of immunohistochemical stains; know the importance of recent changes in Gleason grading
  • Improve performance and reduce diagnostic errors in the analysis of problematic non-invasive breast lesions, incorporating strategies that combine morphology, ancillary studies and informed analytic approaches
  • Recognize the predominant cytologic patterns exhibited by commonly encountered soft tissue tumors; formulate differential diagnoses; understand the clinical context of histologic findings; integrate ancillary tests and understand their strengths and limitations
  • Provide a combined approach to contemporary thyroid diagnosis utilizing cytomorphology, histologic architecture and molecular studies

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 21  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 21 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: Adam Bagg, M.D., Rhonda Yantiss, M.D., Steven D. Billings, M.D., Daniel J. Brat, M.D., Ph.D., Laura C. Collins, M.D., Jennifer Hunt, M.D., David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC, Marisa R. Nucci, M.D., Victor E. Reuter, 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
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