Sponsored by The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pathology

Course Director: Saul Suster, MD


This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology. The course is primarily designed for practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice. The course should also be of interest for pathologists-in-training, surgeons, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals.

Agenda Topics

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

  • GYN
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Soft Tissues
  • Hand & Neck
  • Breast
  • Cytopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lung
  • Neuropathology
  • Urologic Pathology
  • Skin
  • Thyroid
  • Salivary Glands
  • Liver
  • Problem Cases in Surgical Pathology


At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be able to:

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

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