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Placental Pathology - Dr. Theonia Boyd & Dr. Drucilla Roberts

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Enjoy this free webcast presented by Dr. Theonia Boyd and Drucilla Roberts. 

The placenta provides a wealth of information, retrospectively about the fetus and prospectively regarding the infant. Its examination is an essential component of the autopsy in cases of fetal or infant death, often gives useful insights of the diagnosis and treatment of sick newborns, and reflects the impact of maternal disorders on pregnancy. Yet, most pathologists have had little or no education or training in the examination of the placenta, including its histologic appearance in health and disease, and particularly the range of appearances with gestational age. Pathological examination of the placenta is probably the most under-utilized pathologic assessment of any human tissue. This activity offers 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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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 indications for requesting placental evaluation. 
  • Explain why the sampling and extent of placental lesions has clinical significance. 
  • Recognize correct methodology for placental sampling .
  • Know parameters that affect placental weight compared to normative values. 

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

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:  Theonia K. Boyd, M.D., Drucilla J. Roberts, M.D.

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