Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

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Updates From The New WHO Classification Of Soft Tissue And Bone Tumors

Updates From The New WHO Classification Of Soft Tissue And Bone Tumors

December 6 - 7, 2019

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $749, Non-Member $999, Pathologist-in-Training $599
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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.

Jessica L. Davis

Jessica L. Davis, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Davis received her M.D. from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  She completed training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF she also completed a surgical pathology fellowship with an emphasis on bone & soft tissue pathology. She then went on to join Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington for a Pediatric Pathology fellowship before returning to UCSF as faculty.  Dr. Davis was subsequently recruited back to her alma mater of OHSU to lead their pediatric and bone & soft tissue pathology divisions, where she provides clinical care, serves as the associate residency program director, and teaches a spectrum of trainees. Her clinical and research interests focus on pediatric mesenchymal tumors, including those harboring NTRK and other receptor tyrosine kinase alterations. Dr. Davis served as the young investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) focusing on non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS) and is now one of the three central pathology reviewers in NRSTS for the COG.  Within USCAP and the Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP), Dr. Davis is an active member, including service on committees, abstract reviewer, among other capacities. She is a bone & soft tissue section editor for the journal Diagnostic Pathology and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many pathology journals.

G. Pétur Nielsen

G. Pétur Nielsen, MD
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.

Khin Thway

Khin Thway, MD, FRCPath
Royal Marsden Hospital, London

Dr. Thway is Consultant Histopathologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK and Reader (Assoc. Professor) in Translational Pathology at the Institute of Cancer Research (University of London), UK. She graduated in Medicine from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College, London, and trained in pathology at University College Hospital, London and the Royal Marsden Hospital, before Fellowship training with Prof. Cyril Fisher in soft tissue pathology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She holds a research doctorate in the molecular pathology of sarcomas from the Institute of Cancer Research, and is a recipient of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Annual Prize for 2017.

Dr. Thway’s principal diagnostic and research interests are in adult and pediatric soft tissue tumors, and she is an author on 200 scientific articles, 50 book chapters and two soft tissue pathology textbooks. She is a highly engaged educator, having served as Educational Lead for Surgical Pathology residents at the Marsden for several years and as part of the original and ongoing panel of the Marsden Molecular Pathology Starter Program, and teaches or lectures in soft tissue tumor pathology at the regional, national and international levels.