Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Faculty

Diagnostic Challenges in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

Diagnostic Challenges in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

December 4 - 6, 2017

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 12 SAM Credit Hours

Jason L. Hornick

Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Course Director

Dr. Jason Hornick received a B.A. from Amherst College (Amherst, MA) and an M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). He trained as a resident in Anatomic Pathology and pursued subspecialty fellowships in soft tissue pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), where he is now the Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry. He is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a consultant at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Hornick is Chair of the USCAP (United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology) Education Committee, past Chair of the USCAP Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee, and past Chair of the Immunohistochemistry Committee for the CAP (College of American Pathologists). He was a member of the consensus and editorial working group for the 4th edition of the WHO (World Health Organization) Classification of Tumors of Soft Tissue and Bone and currently serves as an expert member of the editorial board for the 5th edition. Dr. Hornick has also contributed to the WHO Classifications of Tumors of the Digestive System, Skin Tumors, Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs, and Tumors of the Breast. He was a member of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Expert Panel for the AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer) and a member of the Sarcoma Analysis Working Group for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). He also serves on the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Anatomic Pathology for the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Hornick serves on 12 editorial boards, including Modern Pathology and the American Journal of Surgical Pathology. He is a Regional Editor for Histopathology, an Associate Editor for Advances in Anatomic Pathology, the Consulting Editor for Surgical Pathology Clinics, and on the Executive Advisory Board of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Hornick is the Associate Editor for the American Registry of Pathology (formerly AFIP) Atlases. Dr. Hornick has published around 400 original papers, review articles, and book chapters and edited the textbook Practical Soft Tissue Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, the 2nd edition of which was recently published. He is an Associate Editor for Sternberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology.

Dr. Hornick received the 2012 Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize and the 2014 Jack Yardley Investigator Award from the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.  He teaches courses on the diagnosis of soft tissue tumors, gastrointestinal pathology, and diagnostic immunohistochemistry.

Elizabeth G. Demicco

Elizabeth G. Demicco, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Elizabeth G. Demicco has been an Assistant Professor in Pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for the last 5 years, where she served as the director of the Bone and Soft Tissue (2016-2017) and the Head and Neck Pathology Services (2014-2017). She has recently accepted a position as a Bone and Soft Tissue Pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and looks forward to exploring her new home. Dr. Demicco earned her M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine and completed residency in Anatomic Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowships in Selective Pathology (Soft Tissue and Cancer Biomarkers) at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Demicco’s primary research focus is on mesenchymal tumors, and she serves as a member of the expert sarcoma pathology review committee for the National Cancer Institute/ The Cancer Genome Atlas project, and is among the co-chairs for the sarcoma working group.

Brendan C. Dickson

Brendan C. Dickson, M.D., MSc
Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Brendan C. Dickson completed his undergraduate studies and master’s in Pathology at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), followed by medical and residency training at the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON). After a Soft Tissue and Bone fellowship (Philadelphia, PA), he returned to Toronto where he has specialized in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology since 2009. He is currently Director of Immunohistochemistry at Mount Sinai Hospital, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed medical publications, and multiple book chapters. His research is primarily focused on developing novel diagnostic and prognostic markers in sarcoma, and elucidating mechanisms of sarcomagenesis. Dr. Dickson has an avid interest in teaching, which includes medical students, residents and fellows, as well as social media (@histiocytosisX, on Twitter).

G. Pétur Nielsen

G. Pétur Nielsen, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Dr. G. Petur Nielsen was born in Iceland and earned his medical degree from the University of Iceland.  He completed his residency training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship training in surgical pathology and bone and soft tissue pathology at the same institution.  He is currently a Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.  He is the director of bone and soft tissue pathology, electron microscopy and the media lab at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He has published over 150 articles, several book chapters and is the co-author of a textbook on bone pathology.  He has given short courses at the USCAP, lectured throughout the US and the world.  He has received teaching awards and was recently awarded a Doctoris Honoris Causa at the Universitatea de Medicina si Famacie, Victor Babes in Romania for his contribution and teaching in Timisoara, Romania.  His research, teaching and clinical activities focuses on bone and soft tissue pathology and electron microscopy.