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10th Annual Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology

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The course you selected is now closed to online registration. Please call 415.476.5808 to ask about how to register at the course.

Department: Pathology
Course Number: MAP07002
Start: Thursday, May 24, 2007
End: Saturday, May 26, 2007
Location: San Francisco, California
Hilton Hotel
Fees: $610: Full Course
$275: Interns/Residents/Fellows
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


Online Syllabus

This annual course addresses a wide range of topics in anatomic pathology and explores new and evolving areas in the diagnosis and analysis of disease. It aims to provide the latest practical and theoretical information that will aid the practicing pathologist in solving those problems most often encountered in the anatomic pathology laboratory. During the three-day course, microscopes will be available in an adjacent room to view the recently described and interesting cases that will be discussed by the faculty. An audience response system will facilitate questions and discussion. A complete course syllabus will be provided for all participants. Participants will be able to register for either the entire three day meeting or for any combination of individual one day blocks.

Lunchtime Video Tutorial Sessions 2 each day –
all are limited to 25 participants and all are $75 each (includes lunch)

Thursday, May 24
12:15pm – 1:15pm
A)  Problem diagnoses in Pancreas
B) Problem diagnoses in Interstitial Lung Disease

Friday, May 25
12:15pm – 1:15pm
C) Dermatopathology (exact title TBD)
D) Diagnostic problems in Breast Pathology

Saturday, May 26
12:15pm – 1:15pm
E) Dermatopathology (exact title TBD)
F) Bug identification 2007: A workshop on immunohistologic and molecular detection of infectious agents

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To identify areas of diagnostic difficulties and challenges in everyday surgical pathology and cytopathology practice, and to provide expert insight on these topics through didactic lectures, tutorial sessions and interactive slide reviews. The educational experience is further enhanced through a collegial contact and one-on-one interactions during the course. The topics selected each year reflect areas in which substantial information and progress has been made, or areas in which there is significant difficulty in interpretation for general surgical pathologists.


CYTOPATHOLOGY: To present the audience a hands-on experience in diagnostic problems in everyday cytopathology practice and to provide an update on recent developments in the use of special techniques in cytopathology. At the end of the cytopathology course, the learner will be able to identify common problem areas in cytopathology practice, recognize potential pitfalls and develop a differential diagnosis and a management plan. The learner will also be able to identify cases in which special techniques may be of practical benefit.

GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOLOGY: To provide, update and remind the audience about the pertinent and critical aspects of reporting lesions in the appendix vermiformis, and potential challenges that may be unrecognized in daily surgical pathology practice. To provide an update on the surgical pathology of the neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract with novel markers and associated genetic alterations. To review the critical practical problems encountered in biopsies of the lower gastrointestinal tract with specific emphasis on the differential diagnosis of biopsies demonstrating a lymphoid aggregate, as well as recognition and correct diagnosis of common and some uncommon polyps. The course also aims to provide a rational algorithm for correct interpretation of colonic biopsies that demonstrate an inflammatory etiology, and will discuss the implications of the diagnosis of "colitis" for patients. Finally, a review of neoplastic liver diseases that pose a significant challenge in diagnosis will be addressed with specific emphasis on using immunohistochemical and other special studies in their differential diagnosis. The reviews will also address the new discoveries on the genetic alterations associated with these conditions. These lectures will be supplemented by a tutorial session that aims to review problematic diagnoses in biopsies of the pancreas.

NEUROPATHOLOGY: The two lectures on neuropathology will address the common challenges that are often encountered by most general surgical pathologists. Specifically, the learners will be given a comprehensive review of how to perform an intraoperative consultation with frozen sections and how to process and interpret small biopsies. The learners will also be given a concise review of the most relevant immunohistochemical staining patterns in neuropathological diseases and their practical utility. The lectures will focus on the use of these techniques in common lesions.

BREAST PATHOLOGY: The lectures on breast pathology aim at providing a comprehensive understanding of "borderline" lesions and the insight of two internationally recognized experts on how to approach, interpret, and report such lesions. The learners will be presented with vignettes that are potentially problematic both in terms of diagnosis and management, and will be given practical algorithmic approaches. A tutorial on breast pathology is aimed at reinforcing the learning points using real case vignettes.

HEMATOPATHOLOGY: The learners will observe an array of expert interpretation on the most common and controversial topics in hematopathology, diagnostic criteria, utility of special studies and the patholphysiological insights gained in recent years. The presentations will also focus on critical pathological features for correct diagnosis and interpretation of mature T-cell leukemias, diagnostic approach and pitfalls in recognizing nodal T-cell lymphomas, an update on chronic myeloid proliferations, and acute myeloid leukemia. The Henry-Moon lecture dedicated to the late chairman of Pathology will cover the new advances, everyday challenges and diagnostic pitfalls in myelodysplastic syndrome.

GYNECOPATHOLOGY: The lectures on gynecologic pathology aim at addressing the most problematic issues in common surgical pathology practice as well as providing an update on the advances in recent years. The learners will review and master how to interpret prognostic factors in endometrial carcinoma, recognize problem diagnosis in smooth muscle tumors of the uterus, learn about new advances on human papillomaviruses, and define features of high risk types of endometrial adenocarcinoma.

PULMONARY PATHOLOGY: The tutorial on pulmonary pathology will focus on most common forms of interstitial lung disease, their pathological diagnosis, and problem cases that can challenge general surgical pathologist in everyday practice. The tutorial will also address the six major patterns of pulmonary pathology and the utility of this approach for accurate diagnosis.

DERMATOPATHOLOGY: Tutorials in dermatopathology will focus on practical issues and new developments in dermatopathology. They will include neoplastic and non-neoplastic dermatological disorders that are encountered by the practicing surgical pathologist. The appropriate use of ancillary studies, and an algorithmic approach for the development of a differential diagnosis will be discussed using case studies.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, the Cytology Workshop (MAP07001) for 7.75 Category 1 CreditsTM, and the lunch tutorials for 1 Category 1 Credit each.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

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Course Outline:


Cytology Seminar - Separate Fee; Enrollment Limited to 18 persons


7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 8:30 Introduction/Course Overview
8:30 – 9:20 Lesions of the Appendix with Focus on Problems Seen in General Practice - Laura Lamps
9:20 – 10:05 Update of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the GI Tract - Teri Longacre
10:05 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 11:10 Colonic Biopsy with a Lymphoid Aggregate! What to do? - Patrick Treseler
11:10 – 12:00 pm Common and Uncommon Polyps of the Lower GI Tract - Laura Lamps
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Tutorial A: Problem Diagnoses in Pancreas - Grace Kim
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Tutorial B: Problem Diagnoses in Interstitial Lung Disease - Kirk Jones
* separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on own for other registrants
1:30 – 2:25 Interpretation of Colonic Biopsies with "Colitis" -Sanjay Kakar
2:25 – 3:00 Problem Liver Tumors, with an Update on Use of Immunostains - Linda Ferrell
3:00 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Approach to Frozen Sections and Small Biopsies from the Brain and Spinal Cord - Tarik Tihan
4:00 – 4:45 Practical Approach to the Use of Immunohistochemical Markers Used in Neuropathology - Hannes Vogel


7:30 – 8:20 am Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 9:20 Definitional Borderlines in Breast Pathology:
Two Expert Opinions (part 1) - James Connolly and Richard Kempson
9:20 – 10:05 Definitional Borderlines in Breast Pathology:
Two Expert Opinions (part 2) - James Connolly and Richard Kempson
10:05 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 11:10 Definitional Borderlines in Breast Pathology:
Two Expert Opinions (part 3) - James Connolly and Richard Kempson
11:10 – 12:00 pm Mature T-Cell Leukemias - Kathryn Foucar
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Tutorial C: Pitfalls in Dermatopathology - Sabine Kohler
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Tutorial D: Diagnostic Problems in
Breast Pathology - Richard Sibley
* separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on own for other registrants
1:30 – 2:20 Nodal T-Cell Lymphomas: New Approaches to
the Diagnosis and Pitfalls - Roger Warnke
2:20 – 3:00 Chronic Myeloid Proliferations: CML and Beyond Joan Etzell
3:00 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Importance of Ancillary Studies in Diagnosis and Classification - Daniel Arber
4:00 – 5:00 Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Everyday Challenges and Pitfalls - Kathryn Foucar
5:15 -7:00 Course Reception

7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:20 Prognostic Factors for Endometrial Carcinoma -Charles Zaloudek
9:20 – 10:05 Problem Diagnoses in Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Uterus - Michael Hendrickson
10:05 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 11:10 Cytology: Update on Human Papilloma Virus - Christina Kong
11:10 – 12:00 pm High Risk Types of Endometrial Adenocarcinoma - Joseph Rabban
12:15 – 1:15 Tutorial E: Sclerosing Neoplasms - Timothy McCalmont
12:15 – 1:15 Tutorial F: Bug Identification 2007: A Workshop on Immunohistologic and Molecular Detection of Infectious Agents - Robert Rouse/Robert West

*separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on own for others
1:30 – 2:20 PEComas Andrew Folpe
2:20 – 3:00 Chondrogenic Tumors of Bone - Andrew Horvai
3:00 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Soft Tissue Lesion in the Skin A Practical Approach – David Cassarino
4:00 – 4:45 Fibrohistiocytic Tumors of Intermediate Malignancy- Andrew Folpe

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Course Co-chairs
Daniel A. Arber, MD
Professor and Associate Chair of Pathology
Stanford University

Linda D. Ferrell, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Clinical Services
Surgical Pathology: Liver & GI Pathology
University of California, San Francisco

Sabine Kohler, MD
Professor of Pathology and Dermatology
Stanford University

Teri A. Longacre, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Stanford University

Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuropathology
University of California, San Francisco

Charles J. Zaloudek, MD
Professor of Surgical Pathology
and Gynecologic Pathology
University of California, San Francisco

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Guest Faculty

Kathryn Foucar, MD
Professor of Pathology;
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs,
Department of Pathology; Director,
Hematopathology Division;
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
University of New Mexico

James L. Connolly, MD
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School;
Staff Pathologist, Department of
Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital;
Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Andrew L. Folpe, MD
Senior Associate Consultant
Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Laura W. Lamps, MD
Division Chief of Anatomic Pathology
and Hematopathology;
Chief of Surgical Pathology; Professor of Pathology
Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC)
Experimental Pathology Laboratory

Stanford Faculty

David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology

Michael Hendrickson, MD
Professor of Pathology

Richard L. Kempson,MD
Professor Emeritus of Pathology

Christina S. Kong, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Robert V. Rouse, MD
Professor of Pathology

Richard K. Sibley, MD
Professor of Pathology

Hannes Vogel, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Roger A.Warnke, MD
Professor of Pathology

Robert B.West, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

UCSF Faculty

Joan Etzell, MD
Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory

Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Surgical Pathology and Bone & Soft Tissue

Kirk D. Jones, MD
Associate Professor
Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology
and Pulmonary Pathology

Sanjay Kakar, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgical Pathology
and GI Pathology

Grace E. Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgical Pathology
and Pediatric Pathology

Timothy H. McCalmont, MD
Professor of Dermatopathology

Joseph T. Rabban, III, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Surgical Pathology, Gynecologic &
Breast Pathology

Patrick A. Treseler, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgical Pathology and

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Travel & Lodging:

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA

A block of guestrooms has been reserved at the special UCSF conference rate of $169 single/ double occupancy. You are urged to make your reservations early. The cut off date is April 23, 2007, or until the group room block is filled. After this date, rooms will be provided on a space-available basis only. If you prefer to phone in your reservation, please identify yourself as a member of this conference to receive the special rate. To make hotel reservations on-line, go to www.sanfranciscohiltonhotel.com, use the booking code: UCSFST. If you prefer to telephone in your reservation, call 1-800- HILTONS or 415-433-6600, please identify yourself as a member of this UCSF conference to receive the special rate.

**Hotel Policies: Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or a one-night’s stay (and applicable taxes) will be charged. A credit card number is required to confirm your reservation. Check-in is 3:00 pm; Check-out is 12:00 noon. Reservation requests made after April 23, 2007 will be honored at the conference room-rates on a space-available basis. Room rates are subject to all state and local taxes (currently 14%, subject to change without notice).

By staying at the host hotel, you help UCSF meet its contractual obligations and keep registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

RENTAL CAR: Hertz is offering special rates for participants of this conference; simply call 800-654-2240 and refer to identification number 03BW0109, or call your travel agent.You may also make reservations at www.Hertz.com.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: Special arrangements have been made with Montgomery Travel. Simply call 800-391-2287 or complete the form on the UCSF web page at www.montgomerytravel.com. In addition to offering lower rates than published airfares, ticketed passengers may take advantage of the 24 hour emergency service. There is a $35 service fee. UCSF has negotiated special fares with American and United Airlines for our course attendees.You may use the following tour codes to book on your own: American 800-433-1790 code: 15273 United 800-521-4041 code: 510CF

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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