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2020 Annual Meeting Long Course - Major Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases

Original release date:
April 21, 2020 
Access to this course expires on:  March 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Course Description
Diagnostic breast pathology has become increasingly complex with the recognition of novel molecular subtypes of breast cancer dictating differing therapeutic strategies; the prospect of de-escalation of therapy in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ; the expansion of morphologic patterns of lobular carcinoma in situ; the ongoing challenge of accurate categorization of papillary and fibroepithelial lesions; the move toward fewer surgical excisions following diagnoses of benign and atypical lesions on core needle biopsy and the panoply of immunohistochemical stains and ancillary molecular tests available to corroborate diagnoses and guide neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy. The purpose of this course is to provide practicing pathologists with an updated framework for diagnosing breast lesions, both commonly and less commonly encountered in daily practice. Some of the top experts in the field will present their approach to these challenges, as well as provide information on the latest guideline recommendations and management strategies.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Update current knowledge on recent advances in diagnostic breast pathology
  • Recognize the ramifications of pathologic diagnoses in light of evolving management strategies
  • Understand the molecular underpinnings of breast tumors and their associated therapeutic impact

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

Beginning in 2021, the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) will no longer require Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Part II Lifelong Learning of the Continuing Certification program. For additional information, visit the ABPath website.

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 relevant financial relationships: Ashley Cimino-Matthews, MD: Grant or Research Support, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Consultant, Bristol-Myers Squibb

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Kimberly H. Allison, MD, Sunil L. Lakhani, MD, Jorge S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD, FRCPath, Stuart J. Schnitt, MD, Puay Hoon Tan, MBBS, FRCPA, FAMS, MD, FRCPath, MIAC

The following planners reported financial relationships:
Ashley Cimino-Mathews: Grant or Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Yuri Fedoriw: Consultant: Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Joel Greenson: Consultant, Genentech/Roche
Jason Hornick: Consultant: Eli Lilly, Epizyme
Anna Marie Mulligan: Speaker: AstraZeneca; Consultant: Roche
Lynette Sholl: Advisory Board Member: LOXO Oncology; Speaker: AstraZeneca; Grant or Research Support: Roche/Genentech

The following planners reported no relevant financial relationships: Zubair Baloch, Steven Billings, Daniel Brat, James Cook, Sarah Dry, William Faquin, Karen Fritchie, L. Priya Kunju, Laura Lamps, Rish Pai, David Papke, Jr., Vinita Parkash, Carlos Parra-Herran, Anil Parwani, Rajiv Patel, Deepa Patil, Raja Seethala, Ilan Weinreb, Rhonda Yantiss, Nicholas Zoumberos.

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

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