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Second Edition: Pearls and Palms in Surgical Pathology

Original release date:
October 31, 2023
Access to this course expires on:  September 20, 2026 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 18

Course Description
Join expert pathologists as they guide you through the nomenclature, staging, and ancillary studies for your everyday surgical pathology practice. Faculty will help distinguish between what looks atypical but benign from those that look bland but are malignant. Through the case-based discussion, faculty will discuss histological features that are needed to make a specific diagnosis; how histology plays a role in outcomes; whether staging is important and what system to use. Topics will cover Breast, Bone and Soft Tissue, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Thoracic, and Head and Neck 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:
  • Determine which cases need to be worked further with immunohistochemistry or molecular techniques.
  • Become familiar with the different nomenclatures
  • Become familiar with the different staging schemas
  • Determine which features are important in separating benign and unusual from bland and malignant

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 18 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: Cesar A. Moran, MD, Julie C. Fanberg-Smith, MD, Peter A. Humphrey, MD, PhD, Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, Nour Sneige, MD, Qihui (Jim) Zhai, MD

The following IM Coordinator reported no relevant financial relationships: Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD

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

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