2017 Conference

2017 Conference

Update Course in Surgical Pathology

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pathology
10th Annual Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology

Friday – Sunday, September 15 – 17, 2017
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Course Director: Saul Suster, MD

COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day course has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology. It is primarily designed to enhance the knowledge of practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice. This activity will include lectures containing the latest in research and diagnosis, and complex surgical pathology cases, each session providing time for questions and answers. Case presentations are selected to highlight unusual presentations of rare and common conditions, to demonstrate key points in diagnosis and potential pitfalls, and will emphasize application of evidence-based medicine and up-to-date references.

AGENDA TOPICS

Agenda topics to be presented throughout the duration of the course include:

  • Biliary Tract
  • Breast
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Endocrine Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Endocrine Pathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • GYN
  • Head & Neck
  • Hematopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Liver
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Neuropathology
  • Pleura Pathology
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Salivary Glands
  • Soft Tissue
  • Urologic Pathology

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Evaluate current criteria for diagnosis in various subspecialty areas in surgical pathology;
    • Recognize the proper application of immunohistochemical and other ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of problematic cases; and
    • Explain advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders.

ACCME ACCREDITATION

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

HOURS OF PARTICIPATION FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 19.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

SELF-ASSESSMENT MODULES (SAMs)

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a provider for Self-Assessment Modules as defined by the American Board of Pathology, and has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 SAM credits.