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Liver Pathology: Essentials of Daily Practice

Original release date:
November 28, 2023
Access to this course expires on:  November 6, 2026 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 12

Course Description
Liver biopsies are a common specimen in most surgical pathology practices. Liver biopsy interpretation is challenging because many liver diseases manifest overlapping histological features. A systematic pattern-based approach facilitates identification of subtle features that help to narrow the differential diagnoses, correlate findings with clinical data, and provide a meaningful report. This course reviews best practices in assessment and reporting of hepatitis biopsies, guides learners through the spectrum of possible diseases that may present with biliary pattern of injury, provides a comprehensive review of hepatocellular carcinoma, and discusses a systematic and practical approach on how to work up mesenchymal tumors of the liver.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize hepatic, lobular, biliary and vascular patterns of liver injury, and use histological clues and clinical data to formulate a meaningful diagnosis
  • Diagnose hepatocellular, biliary and mesenchymal liver tumors, and differentiate between benign and malignant lesions as well as their mimics
  • Diagnose common post-transplant pathologies in allograft biopsies
  • Recognize subtle histological findings in liver biopsies that appear to be near normal

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 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: Romil Saxena, MD, MBBS, FRCPath, Shefali Chopra, MD, Hanlin L. Wang, MD, PhD, Mary Kay Washington, MD

The following IM coordinator reported no relevant financial relationships: Scott R. Owens, MD

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

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