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Pancreaticobiliary Pathology for Those in the Trenches:  What Really Matters (and What Doesn’t)

Pancreaticobiliary Pathology for Those in the Trenches: What Really Matters (and What Doesn’t)

January 26 - 28, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $999, Non-Member $1,349, Pathologist-in-Training $799
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Rhonda K. Yantiss

Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Course Director

Dr. Yantiss received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowship training in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  She is currently a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where she is the director of the gastrointestinal and liver pathology service.  Dr. Yantiss has chaired the Nominations and Education Committees of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and served as President of that society.  She is Chair of the Abstract Review Board and Assignment Committee, a former member of the Education Committee and prior member of the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.  Dr. Yantiss lectures widely in the United States and abroad and is the Course Director of the Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas, and Liver. She has received several teaching and professional awards, including the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Pathology Annual Prize. Dr. Yantiss has published more than 150 articles, books, and book chapters related to gastrointestinal pathology.  She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for fifteen journals and member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Modern Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology; she is also an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory​.

Wendy L. Frankel

Wendy L. Frankel, MD
The Ohio State University

Dr. Wendy Frankel is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center and is Director of the GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship. She earned her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She spent five years as a resident and research fellow in the Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then went on to complete a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego followed by a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Frankel currently serves as President of USCAP, is Past-President of the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society, and a founding member of the Pancreatobiliary Society. She has been a member of the USCAP Education Committee, Board of Directors and served as Treasurer.  She has been an abstract reviewer, platform session moderator, taught in 4 Short Courses, 2 Long Courses, Practical Pathology Seminars, Interactive Microscopy, several Evening Specialty and Society Sessions, and is a past-moderator and presenter at Diagnostic Pathology.

She is the GI Pathology Cadre leader for Alliance for Clinical Trials and Oncology.  Her research is centered on colorectal cancer genetics with focus on Lynch Syndrome. She has published greater than 220 papers, multiple chapters and given numerous national and international lectures.  She has been involved in multiple grants, serves as editor for 4 journals, has garnered many teaching awards, and recently received the OSU College of Medicine Mazzaferri-Ellison Society of Master Clinical Award.

Jose Jessurun

Jose Jessurun, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jessurun is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.  He trained in Anatomic Pathology at the General Hospital of Mexico City, University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital and Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital.  This training was followed by a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.  Dr. Jessurun was Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics where he also functioned as consultant in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology and Lung Pathology for more than 20 years.  He is author of more than 150 peer review papers and several chapters in specialty books.  Dr. Jessurun has lectured extensively in the US, Europe and Latin America. 

Martha Bishop Pitman

Martha Bishop Pitman, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Pitman is the Director of the Cytopathology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of fine needle aspiration cytopathology in general, and pancreaticobiliary cytopathology in particular. Dr. Pitman’s clinical research has been devoted to the investigation of the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Her contributions to the field have centered on the value of cytology in the pre-operative diagnosis of premalignant lesions at high-risk for malignancy. She is a co-author of the 7th series AFIP Pancreas Fascicle as well as other books and chapters on pancreatic cytology. She led an international and multidisciplinary group of physicians interested in pancreatology in the development of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Pancreaticobiliary Guidelines. Standardized terminology for the reporting of pancreaticobiliary lesions are published in the blue book series by Springer. Dr. Pitman's cases will cover the pre-operative diagnosis of solid and cystic pancreatic masses via EUS-FNA and bile duct brushing cytology. One session will focus on the diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors of the pancreas and the second will cover how to sign out pancreatic cysts using a multimodal approach and the proposed standardized terminology.