Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions

A Practical Approach to Problematic Breast Lesions

January 16 - 18, 2018

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 12 SAM Credit Hours

Course Description

This course is SOLD OUT.

This interactive microscopy course, taught by experts from Harvard Medical School and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is designed to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic breast pathology.

In general, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, which may be even higher for some notoriously problematic lesions. This course (through intimate mentoring) attempts to reduce or eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and illustrating practical approaches to resolve them, using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections with appropriate ancillary testing. The intended outcome is improved clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Drs. Schnitt and Collins held their inaugural interactive microscopy course at the USCAP Interactive Center, May 5-7, 2017. A 90-minute segment of Dr. Schnitt’s presentation on Facebook Live reached 172,025 people:

For an overview of television coverage of this course, CLICK HERE.


Course Objectives

      Evaluate diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of various common and uncommon benign,
        in situ and malignant lesions of the breast
      Describe differential diagnostic problems commonly encountered in breast pathology
        and develop strategies to resolve them in the practice environment
      Utilize the latest information on the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in resolving
        diagnostic problems in breast pathology

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 17 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). Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 12 SAM credit hours.


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

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.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations received on or before November 23, 2017, a $50 administrative charge will be due. After that date, cancellations will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total registration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after January 9, 2018.

The Academy is not responsible for travel expenses incurred as a result of an event cancellation.