Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP

Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP

October 26 - 29, 2018

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 32 SAM Credit Hours

Course Description

This inaugural co-branded interactive microscopy course presents the synergistic union of expert surgical pathologists from the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society and from USCAP, collaborating (through education of pathologists) to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic surgical pathology. For example, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, but for some notoriously problematic lesions, the rate is even higher.

A review of the literature and the collective clinical experience of this faculty as consultant surgical pathologists have clearly documented areas in diagnostic surgical pathology that remain problematic even for experienced pathologists. Examples include the categorization of proliferative breast lesions, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, small glandular proliferations in the prostate, and soft tissue lesions. With the frequent use of core needle biopsy, pathologists are often faced with the challenge of distinguishing these entities on small specimen samples.

The value of this course is its intent to eliminate diagnostic errors by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolve them using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections and immuno-stains. The role of newer adjunctive molecular tests will also be discussed where appropriate. Thus, this course addresses medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice.

Course Objectives

      Evaluate diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of various common and uncommon benign, in situ and
        malignant lesions of the breast, GI and GYN tract, prostate, lung, head and neck and soft tissues in core
        needle biopsy specimens and surgical specimens
      Describe differential diagnostic problems commonly encountered in these sites and develop strategies to
        resolve them in the practice environment
      Eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolving them in surgical pathology
        using both routine microscopic examination of H&-stained sections and immuno-stains
      Discuss the uses and limitations of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic surgical pathology
      Discuss the role of newer adjunctive molecular tests where appropriate
      Address both medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice

Read about the faculty and their relevant contemporary topics, then select Register, and become immersed in this multi-organ approach to diagnostic accuracy!

There is ample time to explore Palm Springs from mid-century modern architecture to desert hikes, trendy restaurants, coffee houses and bars. First class mentoring in a world class destination!

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 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 32 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.

Registration Pricing

APSS-USCAP Complete Series
Oct. 26-29, 2018
APSS-USCAP - Session #1
Oct. 26-27, 2018
APSS-USCAP - Session #2
Oct. 28-29, 2018
Regular: $1,599 Regular: $1,099 Regular: $1,099
Member: $1,199 Member: $799 Member: $799

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations received one month or more before the course starts, 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 one week before the event.

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