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Placental and Perinatal Pathology A Tour of Common and Rare Disorders with a Focus on Clinical Relevance

Original release date:
May 3, 2023
Access to this course expires on:  April 2, 2026 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 21

Course Description
This interactive course serves to introduce pathologists-in-training and in practice to grossly and microscopically evaluate perinatal specimens received intact and fragmented from all gestational ages, with the following emphases:

  1. Most commonly encountered embryofetal specimen types: how to evaluate and triage them.
  2. Gross and microscopic emphasis on the most commonly encountered anomalies.
  3. Diagnostic interpretation of pathologic findings, including definitive observations and recommendations for further clinical evaluation.
  4. Gross and microscopic pathology of the placenta including both common and rare pathologies.
The course includes both lectures and case-based interactive microscopy sessions.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Enhance confidence in diagnosing and reporting clinically significant placental pathologies
  • Enhance confidence in diagnosing and reporting gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
  • Understand the critical diagnoses that necessitate immediate reporting

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 21 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 reported no relevant financial relationships: Theonia K. Boyd, MD, Drucilla Jane Roberts, MD, Chrystalle Katte Carreon, MD, Athena Chen, MD, Charlotte Kim, MD, Sanjita Ravishankar, MD

The following IM coordinator reported no relevant financial relationships: Andrew Folpe, MD

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

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