Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

Course Overview

Practical Issues in Urologic Pathology<br> 40 New Cases!

Practical Issues in Urologic Pathology
40 New Cases!

September 23 - 25, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 15 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $649, Non-Member $899, Pathologist-in-Training $539
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Course Description

Specimens represented by prostate needle core biopsies, transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), radical prostatectomy, kidney biopsies, nephrectomy (radical or partial), bladder biopsies, cystectomy (radical or partial), cystoprostatectomy, testicular biopsies or orchiectomy are frequently handled by pathology residents/fellows, general surgical pathologists and/or urologic pathologists in academic institutions and private practices.  These specimens are associated with potential diagnostic challenges and risks in day-to-day practice.  This experienced faculty has selected exemplary cases from their expert consultation files (and routine in-house cases) that illustrate recurrent professional practice gaps in urologic pathology.  Through intimate mentoring, you will learn how to approach them, make accurate diagnoses, and avoid traps and pitfalls that could cause diagnostic error.   The course is pragmatic, clinically-oriented and stimulating.  It will focus on these issues:

    1.   Benign tumor-like lesions of the prostate are often over-diagnosed as prostate
           cancer or atypical small acinar proliferations
    2.   Secondary tumors involving the prostate are frequently misdiagnosed as
           prostate cancer
    3.   Histological variants of prostate cancer with important clinical significance
           are under-recognized
    4.   Therapy-related changes in benign glands and prostate cancer are
           frequently missed
    5.   Extra-prostatic extension in prostate needle core biopsies is frequently missed
    6.   Recently described renal carcinomas are not well-appreciated
    7.   Secondary tumors involving the kidney are occasionally misinterpreted
           as primary tumors
    8.   Some variants of urothelial carcinoma are under-recognized
    9.   Benign entities that mimic urothelial carcinoma are frequently misdiagnosed
    10.  Testicular tumors still continue to pose diagnostic challenges

Course Objectives

      Recognize the most common benign mimickers of prostate cancer, identify
        therapy-related changes in the prostate and be aware of traps and 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
        guidelines for using immunohistochemistry in the work-up of renal tumors
      Develop a systematic approach to the diagnosis of bladder lesions, primary and
        secondary bladder tumors, benign mimickers of malignancy and staging criteria
      Introduce the 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 15 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 15 SAM credit hours.


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Registration Pricing

USCAP Member Non-USCAP Member
Practicing Pathologist Pathologist-in-Training Practicing Pathologist
$649 $539 $899

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.