Especially valuable to surgical pathologists and cytopathologists alike, the latest updates on noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) will help ensure that a subset of indolent thyroid tumors is managed more conservatively and spares patients the anxiety of a cancer diagnosis. The activity will help pathologists and cytopathologists minimize malignant diagnoses on cytology associated with a final diagnosis of NIFTP and identify potential NIFTPs in indeterminate aspirates to promote conservative surgical management. Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
Continuing Medical Education Maintenance of Certification
- Learn to accurately render a diagnosis of NIFTP and recognize NIFTP mimics
- Learn how NIFTP affects the risk of malignancy for Bethesda diagnostic categories
- Learn how to diagnose potential NIFTPs on cytology within the framework of the Bethesda system
- Learn how NIFTP will affect the results of molecular testing of thyroid nodules
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 3 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 (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) 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 3 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: Justine A. Barletta, M.D. Jeffrey Krane, M.D., Ph.D.
USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.