Diagnostic Challenges in Urologic Pathology: The Usual Suspects and The New Kids on the Block
February 3 - 5, 2017
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Kiril Trpkov, M.D.
Dr. Trpkov is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is recognized internationally for his expertise in the area of Urologic Pathology. He is a consultant for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Calgary Laboratory Services, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, and Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Canada. He obtained his M.D. degree and completed his training in Anatomic Pathology at the University Kiril and Metodi, School of Medicine, in Skopje, Macedonia. He completed his (second) Anatomic Pathology Residency, followed by a two-year Fellowship in Renal Pathology and Lymph Node Pathology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. In 2000 he joined the Department of Pathology at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, which has grown into one the largest centralized Urologic Pathology centers in Canada and North America.
Dr. Trpkov is passionate about teaching and education and has given lectures, conducted and organized courses, workshops and slide seminars in Urologic Pathology on all continents. He has presented more than 100 papers at national and international meetings and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and other scholarly contributions. He was an organizer and a moderator of the annual scientific companion meeting of the International Society of Urologic Pathology (ISUP) from 2011-2013 and he has participated as a kidney and bladder working group member at the ISUP consensus conferences on kidney tumors and best practices in immunohistochemistry. In 2013, he has been awarded the Grawitz Medal for his outstanding contributions to the ISUP. Dr. Trpkov has been a member of the USCAP Education Committee from 2012-2016 and is currently involved with several national and international expert panels and organizations in establishing guidelines in Urologic Pathology.
Lakshmi Priya Kunju, M.D.
Dr. Kunju is Associate Professor of Pathology, Section Head of Urologic Pathology, and Medical Director of the Molecular Testing Laboratory at the University of Michigan where she also directs the fellowship program in urologic pathology. She received her medical degree from the Seth G.S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bombay, India in 1996, and earned a Diploma in Pathology and Bacteriology (D.P.B.) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons there. Her research interests are genitourinary neoplasms including morphologic and molecular underpinnings of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers, and breast cancers with emphasis on morphology and molecular markers that predict breast cancer development. She holds numerous grants, has lectured widely, has accrued 86 peer-reviewed publications, contributed three book chapters and is involved in more than 100 abstracts.
Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
Sean R. Williamson, MD is a surgical pathologist in the Henry Ford Health System and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, specializing in urologic, musculoskeletal, and renal surgical pathology. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency training in at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. At Indiana University, he also served as chief resident and fellow in genitourinary pathology. He has contributed to more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, primarily in the field of urologic pathology, and authored chapters in several pathology textbooks, including: Molecular Surgical Pathology, Essentials of Anatomic Pathology, Pathology of the Mediastinum, and Diagnostic Pathology: Vascular. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Modern Pathology and Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology. He is a section editor for Emerging Technologies and Techniques in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Within USCAP, Dr. Williamson is currently lead abstract reviewer for genitourinary pathology and a member of the Social Media and the Abstract Assignment Subcommittees. In 2014, he was selected by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as one of the pathology and laboratory professional "40 under 40," and in 2013-2014 he was selected by the Henry Ford Health System pathology residents as the Anatomic Pathology Teacher of the Year. Dr. Williamson's research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic challenges in surgical pathology, with emphasis on recognizing novel tumor histologic features that correlate with underlying molecular events and significance for patient outcome.
Ming Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Zhou is currently Dr. Charles T Ashworth Professor of Pathology and the director of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Fudan University Medical School in Shanghai, China. He did his pathology residency training and counted Drs. Sharon Weiss, Henry Appelman and Mark Rubin as his mentors at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in the Urological and Kidney Diseases with Dr. Jonathan Epstein at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before he moved to NYU, he was an Associate Professor and staff pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, Professor and director of Surgical Pathology at New York University before moving to UT Southwestern.
He has devoted his clinical and research effort to diagnostic urological pathology, and discovery and validation of tumor markers for urological malignancy. He has authored over 170 research articles and numerous book chapters, and is the editor of 4 textbooks of urological pathology and prostate pathology. He serves on the Cancer Committee of the College of American Pathologists and is the primary author of the genitourinary cancer protocols. He is the treasurer of the International Society of Urological Pathology. He also serves on the editorial board of several pathology journals, including Modern Pathology.