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Twists and Turns of Problematic GI Pathology and How to Find Your Way Out!

Original release date: May 2, 2019
Access to this course expires on:  January 27, 2022, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME 17.5

Course Description

This interactive microscopy course is intended to provide an all-around review of gastrointestinal biopsy pathology for general surgical pathologists, junior GI pathologists, and pathologists-in-training, focusing on unusual lesions and common problematic areas of biopsy interpretation and analysis of appendectomy specimens. Course structure follows GI anatomic topography emphasizing key diagnostic features of inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic pathology as encountered in daily practice. The faculty intends to stimulate dialogue around differential diagnoses, variations in presentation, effective use of ancillary tests and diagnostic decision-making. This is a superb opportunity to refine your skills by direct interaction with enthusiastic rock stars of gastrointestinal 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:

  • Classify Barrett’s Esophagus-related and gastric dysplasia and uncommon neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus
  • Distinguish diagnostic features of iatrogenic and infectious gut pathology
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for sprue-like lesions of the small bowel
  • Properly classify colonic polyps and their malignant risks
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant lymphoid infiltrates in the GI tract and liver

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 17.5 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:  Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, Ryan Gill, MD, PhD, Rish K. Pai, MD, Nicole C. Panarelli, MD, Amitabh Srivastava, MD, Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD

The following IM Coordinator who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships: Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD

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

To earn CME credit, all learners must complete the evaluation. Your certificate will be available to view and print by clicking here.

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