Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Diagnostic Pitfalls in Urologic Pathology

Diagnostic Pitfalls in Urologic Pathology

September 22 - 23, 2018

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 SAM Credit Hours

Course Description

Prostate needle core biopsies, transurethral resections of prostate, radical prostatectomy specimens, kidney biopsies, nephrectomy specimens, bladder biopsies, partial or total cystectomy specimens, testicular biopsies and orchiectomy specimens are frequently handled by pathology residents/fellows, general surgical pathologists and/or urologic pathologists in academic institutions and private practices. The spectrum of experience and frequency of disease entities are variable. These specimens present diagnostic challenges and risks to the pathologists who evaluate them. This course, based on pragmatic consultation cases and some routine, in-house cases is designed to reinforce accurate diagnoses, avoid diagnostic pitfalls and close existing professional practice gaps.

Course Objectives

      Recognize the most common benign mimics of prostate cancer; identify therapy-related changes in the
        prostate; increase awareness of potential diagnostic pitfalls
      Identify secondary tumors involving the prostate, tumors arising from the prostatic urethra, and
        histologic variants of prostate cancer
      Update pathologists on newly-described entities in renal neoplasia, including diagnostic guidelines
        for utilizing immunohistochemistry in the work-up of renal tumors
      Develop a systematic approach to the diagnosis of bladder lesions, primary and secondary bladder tumors,
        benign mimics of malignancy and to staging criteria
      Introduce new concepts and entities presented in the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors
        including differential diagnoses, morphologic mimics and prognostic significance

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 16 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 16 SAM credit hours.


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Cancellation Policy

For cancellations received on or before one month before the event, 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.