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Independent Study with an Expert: Tackling the Overlaps: Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Original release date:
December 17, 2020
Access to this course expires on:  June 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Course Description
The myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) are a subgroup of myeloid neoplasms that present difficult diagnostic challenges due to their hybrid features resembling both myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms. In this lecture, the general principles of diagnosing MDS/MPN according to the most recent WHO Classification are discussed, as well as the diagnostic features and differential diagnoses of each of the specific MDS/MPN entities.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Understand the diagnostic criteria for each of the MDS/MPN entities in the 2016 WHO Classification of myeloid neoplasms.
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis of MDS/MPN entities with one another and with pure MDS and MPN entities that may mimic a de novo MDS/MPN disease. 

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 1 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: Robert P. Hasserjian, MD

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