Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology Update
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This course provides general surgical pathologists with an update of practical diagnostic issues that will be useful in everyday practice.LIVER TOPICS:
Immunohistochemistry of tumors to differentiate metastatic lesions from hepatocellular carcinoma
Update on benign hepatocellular lesions
Problem lesions to differentiate from acute and chronic hepatitis
Update on iron overload
Problem vascular flow lesionsGASTROINTESTINAL TOPICS:
Problematic pancreatic tumors and dysplasias
Serrated polyps of the colon and other issues for reporting of colon cancer
Dysplasia’s of GI tract
Other problem areas of small bowel and gastric pathology, including polyps and cancers
An attendee completing this course should be able to improve:
To focus on what factors help in the correct processing of the liver biopsy specimen.
Develop competencies for the criteria that determine the new classifications of hepatic adenomas and focal nodular hyperplasia, as well as the new immunhistochemical techniques to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the liver.
Discuss the criteria and problems in the diagnosis and differentiation of various forms of hepatitis, including viral and autoimmune hepatitis, as well acute hepatitis and steatohepatitis in order to improve competencies in diagnosis and fill in practice gaps in the differentiation of acute from chronic hepatitis.
Be made aware of the rising public health epidemic of fatty liver disease in adults and children, and to develop competency in making the pathologic diagnosis.
Focus on the problem of diagnosis of fibrosis in the liver as related to etiology and patterns of disease in order to improve competency in this practice gap.
Describe the new developments in the diagnosis and pathogenesis for genetic and acquired iron overload of the liver to fill the information practice gap.
Study the criteria for the diagnosis of vascular lesions in the liver as a rare, but major problem practice gap for general pathologists
Review the criteria for dysplasia of Barrett's esophagus and stomach to develop competency in this problem lesion.
Discuss the spectrum and diagnostic criteria of lesions of the small bowel and the problem areas of colitis in order to determine etiology, in order to establish competency for these lesions.
Study the diagnostic criteria to separate both polyps of the stomach from early gastric cancer as well as distinguish hyperplasic polyp from serrated adenoma of the colon, a precursor to colon cancer, and to also develop competency in the reporting of colon cancer.
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.
For course slides, please visit this link.Thursday September 3, 20097:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast8:20-8:30 WelcomeLinda Ferrell, MD8:30-8:50 How to Get the Most out of the Liver Biopsy: Technical Tips Simple Algorithms Kenneth Batts, MD8:55 -9:40 Update on Benign Hepatocellular Tumors, the Problem Diagnosis and New Pathomolecular ClassificationsValerie Paradis, MD 9:45-10:20 Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Differentiation from Other Primary Tumors and Metastatic NeoplasmsSanjay Kakar, MD10:25-10:45 BREAK 10:45-11:20 Chronic Hepatitis, and the Problem DiagnosisNeil Theise, MD11:25-12:00PM Autoimmune Liver Disease M Kay Washington, MD, PhD12:00-1:30 Lunch on own LUNCH TUTORIALS*12:15 – 1:15 TUTORIAL A: Pancreas: problem diagnoses in surgical pathology * separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.Grace Kim, MD1:30 Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Elizabeth Brunt, MD2:20-2:40 Pediatric Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Cynthia Behling, MD 2:45-3:05 BREAK3:05-3:35 Acute Hepatitis/Fulminant Liver Failure Charles Lassman, MD, PhD 3:40 Introduction of Special Lecturer Linda Ferrell 3:45-4:45 Special Lecture in honor of Sir Roddy MacSweenTopic: Problematic Diagnoses of Fibrosis/Cirrhosis Alastair Burt, MD, FRCPath4:45-5:15: MacSween Tribute Alastair Burt, MD, FRCPath Linda Ferrell, MD 5:15-6:30 ReceptionFriday September 4, 20097:30am Continental Breakfast8:25-8:30 Welcome Linda Ferrell, MD8:30-9:15 Iron overload Prithi Bhathal, MD9:20-10:00 The Hepatic Vasculature: Missed Lesions, Missed Diagnoses James Crawford, MD, PhD10:05-10:25 BREAK10:25-11:05 Esophageal and Gastric Dysplasia Marie Robert, MD11:10-11:55 Gastric Polyps and Early Gastric Cancers Gregory Lauwers, MD12:00-1:3pm Lunch for attendees on ownLUNCH TUTORIALS*12:15 – 1:15 TUTORIAL B: Case discussions: Problems in liver disease* separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.Matthew Yeh, MD1:30-2:10 Small Bowel Lesions Laura Lamps, MD2:15-2:55 Serrated Polyps of the Colon Dale Snover, MD 3:00-3:20 BREAK3:20-4:00 Colorectal Carcinoma, Reporting in 2009 Wendy Frankel, MD, PhD4:05-4:45 Endoscopic Biopsy Diagnosis of Colitis Joel Greenson, MD4:50-5:00 Closing remarks Linda Ferrell, MD
Linda D. Ferrell, MDProfessor and Vice Chairof PathologyUniversity of California,San Francisco
TRIBUTE LECTURER:Alastair Burt, BSc MDFRCPath, FIBiolProfessor of Pathology; Dean ofClinical Medicine, University ofNewcastle upon Tyne; HonoraryConsultant Histopathologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UKCOURSE FACULTYKenneth P. Batts, MDHospital Pathology AssociatesMaple Grove, MNCynthia Behling, MD,PhDPacific Rim Pathology GroupSharp Memorial HospitalSan Diego, CAPrithi Bhathal, MD, FRCPDepartment of PathologyThe University of MelbourneVictoria, AustraliaElizabeth M. Brunt, MDProfessor, Department ofPathology & Immunology; School of Medicine, WashingtonUniversity, St. Louis, MOJames M. Crawford, MD, PhDChair, Department of Pathologyand Laboratory Medicine; Senior Vice President ofLaboratory Services, North Shore-Long IslandJewish Health SystemLong Island, NYWendy L Frankel, MDProfessor, Vice Chair. andDirector of Anatomic PathologyDepartment of PathologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OHJoel Greenson, MDProfessor of PathologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalsAnn Arbor, MISanjay Kakar, MDAssociate Professor of PathologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoGrace E. Kim, MDAssociate Professor of PathologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoLaura W. Lamps, MDProfessor and Director ofAnatomic, Pathology, Universityof Arkansas, Little Rock, ARGregory Lauwers, MDDirector of Surgical Pathologyand Gastrointestinal PathologyService, Massachusetts GeneralHospital; Associate Professor ofPathology, Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston, MACharles R. Lassman, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of PathologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesValérie Paradis, MD, PhDProfessor, Laboratoired’Anatomie PathologiqueHospital BeaujonClichy Cedex, FranceMarie Robert, MDProfessor of Pathology andMedicine; Director, Program inGastrointestinal PathologyDirector, Fellowship inGastrointestinal PathologyYale University School ofMedicine, New Haven, CTDale C. Snover, MDAdjunct Professor of LaboratoryMedicine and PathologyThe University of MinnesotaMedical School, Minneapolis, MNPathologist, Fairview SouthdaleHospital, Edina, MNNeil Theise, MDProfessor of Pathology; Associate Professor of MedicineDivision of Digestive DiseasesBeth Israel Medical CenterNew York, NYMichael Torbenson, MDAssociate Professor of PathologyJohns Hopkins University Schoolof Medicine, Baltimore, MDM. Kay Washington, MD, PhDProfessor of PathologyDirector, Gastrointestinal andHepatic Pathology, VanderbiltUniversity, Nashville, TNMatthew M. Yeh, MD, PhDAssociate Professor ofPathology, University ofWashington Medical CenterSeattle, CA
Travel & Lodging:
Sir Francis Drake Hotel450 Powell StreetSan Francisco, CA 941021-800-795-7129Hotel Rates: $189 per night
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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