2019 Surgical Pathology Update Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist Vol. III


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About This CME Teaching Activity ▼

This CME activity is an up-to-date and comprehensive review of a variety of topics in surgical pathology and cytopathology including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, soft tissue, gynecologic and dermatopathology. Emphasis is placed on correlation between cytopathology and surgical pathology findings, pertinent diagnostic techniques, including immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics. This activity also includes an overview of diagnostic pearls which allow for an accurate diagnosis as well as common diagnostic pitfalls.

Target Audience ▼

This CME activity is intended and designed to educate pathologists.

Scientific Sponsor ▼

Educational Symposia

Accreditation ▼

Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All activity participants are required to take a written or online test in order to be awarded credit. All course participants will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate the program as it relates to practice relevance and educational objectives.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for these programs may be claimed until January 31, 2022.
This CME activity was planned and produced by Educational Symposia, the leader in diagnostic imaging education since 1975.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements.

Educational Objectives ▼

At the completion of this CME activity, subscribers should be able to:

  • Describe the most common well-differentiated lipomatous tumors and the major diagnostic criteria for separating them from one another.
  • Identify the most common morphologic patterns seen in soft tissue tumors.
  • Apply the most useful immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of soft tissue tumors.
  • Discuss updates in the most recent WHO classification of renal tumors.
  • Restate common and uncommon diagnostic pitfalls in bladder pathology.
  • Explain how to reliably utilize both morphology and immunohistochemistry to differentiate germ cell tumors from mimics.
  • Identify the histologic features of select cutaneous fibrohistiocytic tumors.
  • Recognize cutaneous adnexal tumors that are associated with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.
  • Describe the most useful ancillary diagnostic tests to aid in the diagnosis of challenging melanocytic lesions.
  • Discuss current clinicopathologic diagnostic criteria for Barrett esophagus.
  • Recognize the appearance of several medications that can be identified on routine histology.
  • Explain the most common forms of gastritis with emphasis on the autoimmune form.
  • Restate the natural history and disease biology of ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • Recognize cytomorphologic pitfalls encountered in interpreting cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Describe mediastinal anatomy and cytology sampling techniques.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of p16 immunohistochemistry and HPV RNA in situ hybridization.
  • Explain the TCGA molecular classification system of endometrial carcinoma.
  • Review the interpretative challenges that attend MMR immunohistochemistry and understand the clinical implications of loss in tumors of the gynecologic tract.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity

Video Package:

1. The Trouble with Fat Diagnostic Issues with Well-Differentiated Lipomatous Tumors
2. Biomarkers in the Uterine Cervix What to Use and When to Use It
3. Diagnostic Dilemmas in Urinary Bladder Pathology
4. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of Breast Updates and Differential Diagnoses
5. Esophageal Pathology – Focus on Barrett Esophagus and Early Squamous Neoplasia
6. Update on Select Cutaneous Fibrohistiocytic Tumors
7. Evaluating Endometrial Carcinoma in the Molecular Age From Type I II to TGCA
8. Hereditary Kidney Tumors Recognition and Classification
9. Cerebrospinal Fluid – Cytopathology Perspectives
10. Iatrogenic Gastrointestinal Tract Injury
11. Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors with Clinical Impact
12. From Lynch Syndrome to Immunotherapy Mismatch Repair in the Gynecologic Tract
13. A Potpourri of Gastric Lesions and the Company They Keep (Gastritis)
14. Common Morphologic Patterns of Soft Tissue Tumors
15. The Mediastinum a Space Traversed by Needles
16. MELTUMP, SAMPUS, AST’An Algorithmic Approach to Challenging (Often Borderline) Melanocytic Tumors
17. Classification of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors How to Recognize What Matters and Avoid Pitfalls

CME Release Date 1/31/2019

CME Expiration Date 1/31/2022

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