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Dilemmas and Delights in Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

Original release date:
January 24, 2023
Access to this course expires on:  December 1, 2025 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 12.25

Course Description
Both neoplastic and non-neoplastic bone and soft tissue pathology pose significant diagnostic challenges to the practicing pathologist, due to a lack of exposure to the broad range of entities and the diverse histologic spectrum of mesenchymal pathology. As the field is ever-evolving, new entities are described, and improved diagnostic techniques are introduced. This course, presented by expert educators, aims to introduce participants to newer entities, and refamiliarize learners to old challenges in the field. Participants will learn methods for distinguishing between histologically challenging tumors of bone and soft tissue, as well as recognizing features of non-neoplastic bone pathology.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe common non-neoplastic entities in bone and joint pathology and recognize their mimics
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis for epithelioid and myxoid tumors of soft tissue and design a relevant panel of ancillary testing to aid in their distinction
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for challenging bone tumors based on histologic and clinical-radiologic features
  • Describe selected new entities in soft tissue pathology and apply immunohistochemical and molecular studies in their workup

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 12.25 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 financial relationship(s) that have occurred within the last 24 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and mitigated all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty and IM Coordinator reported no relevant financial relationships: Elizabeth G. Demicco, MD, PhD , Roberto A. Garcia, MD , Vickie Y. Jo, MD , G. Pétur Nielsen, MD

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

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