Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Head and Neck Pathology</br>Top to Bottom Training to Avoid the Ups and Downs

Head and Neck Pathology
Top to Bottom Training to Avoid the Ups and Downs

May 30 - 31, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 14 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $749, Non-Member $999, Pathologist-in-Training $599
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Course Description

Head and neck pathology represents a significant portion of surgical pathology practice.  Studies have shown this area to be particularly treacherous to community pathologists with up to 53% of diagnoses changed (including 7% with major changes) upon second review at tertiary care hospitals (Kronz and Westra, Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 2005; 13:81-4).  In recent years there have been numerous developments in head and neck pathology, further complicating this inherent difficulty.  Novel entities have been described, pathognomonic molecular alterations have been uncovered, and major shifts in diagnostic classification schemes have been proposed.  Many of these concepts were incorporated into the newest editions of the WHO Classifications for Head and Neck and Endocrine Tumors, both of which were published recently.

Taken together, it is difficult for pathologists to stay current and maintain proficiency in head and neck pathology without supplemental training and education.  This course is a terrific opportunity to refine your diagnostic skills in a uniquely personal mentoring environment with energetic pathologists whose keen eyes, diagnostic acumen, and a modern approach will create an indelible impression.

This course is designed for general pathologists, practicing surgical pathologists, senior residents and pathologists with special interest in head and neck pathology.


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USCAP Interactive Learning 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.

Registration Pricing

USCAP Member Non-USCAP Member
Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$749 $599 $999

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.

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 14 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 (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC). Physicians can earn a maximum of 14 SAM credit hours.