Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview



February 16 - 18, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 17.5 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $1,099, Non-Member $1,499, Pathologist-in-Training $899
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Course Description

This program is designed for academic, community and private practitioners who embrace practice updates to sustain competency, currency and relevance.  It is organized at USCAP’s Interactive Learning Center in Palm Springs, California during “modernism week”, an event which attracts international interest in midcentury modern architecture and design.  The “play” on Modern Pathology, USCAP’s high-impact anatomic pathology journal, is timed to highlight transition in Editors-in-Chief with exposition of some highly-cited papers by selected authors whose presentations will be memorialized for exposure on USCAP and Springer Nature websites.  The educational content varies from sessions on genomics, informatics and personalized medicine to interactive microscopy and “what’s hot in surgical pathology”.  Registrants will have interactive experiences with stellar faculty from highly respected academic institutions, while being exposed to the art and architecture of the midcentury modernists.  Palm Springs is a world-class resort destination, available to registrants at high season, who may take advantage of a sunrise hike, yoga and spin classes or golf, tennis, and culinary options. USCAP is transforming not only how we learn but where we learn.  This is an exceptional course with a panorama of new information.

Course Objectives

      Understand fundamental concepts in molecular pathology, including their role
        in surgical pathology diagnoses and what pathologists should be able to
        communicate to clinicians
      Become conversant with informatics concepts that modern pathologists should know
      Improve diagnostic skills when assessing surgical specimens by interactive
        mentoring at multi-head microscopes with established experts in subspecialty
        areas, referencing new information in genetics and molecular pathology
      Comprehend and be able to communicate the clinical relevance of pathology in
        the era of personalized medicine
      Maximize peer-reviewed published papers as a resource for practice excellence

Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Certification

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 live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Continuing Certification (CC). Physicians can earn a maximum of 17.5 SAM credit hours.

Course Schedule (PDF Version)
Course Location

USCAP Interactive Center
500 South Palm Canyon Drive
Suite 307
Palm Springs, CA  92264

Photo Policy

USCAP records courses at the Interactive Learning Center for future educational purposes. By registering for this course, you consent that your likeness may be used by USCAP.

Registration Pricing

USCAP Member Non-USCAP Member
Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$1,099 $899 $1,499

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 14 days of the event. The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.