Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Diagnostic Pitfalls in Urologic Pathology

Diagnostic Pitfalls in Urologic Pathology

September 23 - 24, 2017

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 12 SAM Credit Hours

Course Description

Urologic pathology is a complex knowledge base that changes constantly in the context of diagnostic criteria refinements and genomic/molecular information updates. Benign tumor-like lesions of the prostate are often over-diagnosed as cancer or atypical small acinar proliferation; secondary tumors involving the prostate are frequently misdiagnosed as primary prostate cancer; histologic variants of prostate cancer with important clinical significance are under-recognized; therapy changes in benign glands and prostate cancer are frequently missed; extra-prostatic extension of cancer is frequently missed in needle core biopsies; recently described renal cell carcinomas are not well-appreciated; secondary tumors involving kidney are occasionally misinterpreted as primary renal cancers; some variants of urothelial carcinoma are under-recognized; benign entities that mimic urothelial carcinoma are frequently misdiagnosed; testicular tumors continue to pose diagnostic dilemmas.

This fabulous faculty reprises their 2016 Interactive Microscopy Course with cases selected from their expert consultation files and routine in-house archives illustrating recurrent professional practice gaps in urologic pathology, how to approach them and ways to avoid diagnostic pitfalls while making accurate diagnoses. The experience simulates clinical sign out with intimate mentoring and open dialogue in an aesthetic venue.

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 activty 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. 

The 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 Maintenance of Certification (MOC). 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

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Cancellation Policy

For cancellations received on or before July 28, 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 September 15, 2017.

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