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13th 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: MAP1001A
Start: Thursday, June 03, 2010
End: Saturday, June 05, 2010
Location: Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Participants may register to attend the full course, or register for days as separate sessions. Registration for one day is unavailable online but will be accepted via mail/fax/phone. Please find registration form at https://www.cme.ucsf.edu/registration.doc

Fax: 415-502-1795
Phone: 415-476-5808
Mail: UCSF Office of CME, P.O. Box 45368, San Francisco, CA 94145-0368

Physicians/Allied Health Professionals
$645 Full Course
$275 One Day Rate
(Thursday, Friday or Saturday)

$275 Full Course
$110 One Day Rate
(Thursday, Friday or Saturday)
* Registration must be accompanied by letter of verification from training program.

Cytology Seminar – June 2, 2010 (Wednesday)
Seminar Limited to 18 Participants - no exceptions!!
Register for seminar here.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
UCSF Campus Room HSW-532 (Health Sciences West Building)
Shuttle service provided from Hotel Nikko to campus
Fee: $250 - All

Lunchtime Video Tutorial Sessions (2 per day)
All tutorial sessions are limited to 25 participants and all are $75 each (includes lunch).

Thursday, June 3 (choose one)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
A) Practical Issues in Bone Specimens, Benign and Malignant
B) Things That Go "Bump" in the Skin

Friday, June 4 (choose one)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
C) Differential Diagnosis of Reactive Lymphadenopathies
D) Diagnosis Approach to Hepatitis

Saturday, June 5 (choose one)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
E) Common Problems and Current Issues in Lung Pathology
F) Hemepath Topic 

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: 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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.

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.

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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 selected topics through didactic lectures, tutorial sessions and interactive reviews. Each day's lectures are centered on a specialty theme: breast pathology (Thursday); gynecologic pathology (Friday); and genitourinary pathology (Saturday). Lunchtime video tutorials cover a larger spectrum of specialties in surgical pathology.

This year the course will offer a new method of educational activity in the form of Self-Assessment Modules (SAM). Participants can receive additional CME credit by taking a multiple choice exam based on content presented earlier in the day. The moderators will then discuss the questions and answers with the audience. Audience members are encouraged to engage the moderators with their own questions during this review.

We expect that at the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common mistakes and pitfalls in the diagnosis of breast, gynecologic and genitourinary diseases in everyday surgical pathology
  2. Improve competence in recognition of mimickers of specific diseases in each specialty and improve ability to interpret special studies for more effective differential diagnosis
  3. Improve understanding of the histopathological characteristics of diseases that will foster unequivocal diagnosis
  4. Identify new and additional components of the pathology report that will improve the clinical value of the pathology report
  5. Integrate recent changes/modifications in the pathological classification of diseases or lesions to affect improved patient outcomes.

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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 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, the Cytology Workshop (MAP1001B) is designated 5.75 Category 1 CreditsTM. Each optional lunch tutorial is designated 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician 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:
For course slides, please visit this link.

Wedsesday, June 2

Cytology Seminar – Separate fee required; limited registration

Thursday, June 3

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Introduction/Course Overview


8:15 am Lobular Breast Lesions: Practical Problems in Diagnosis, Emphasizing Issues in Core Needle Biopsy
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

9:00 am Fibroepithelial Lesions - From the Classic to the Novel and Unusual Variants
Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD

10:00 am Coffee Break

10:20 am Ductal Carcinoma in situ versus ADH versus Flat Epithelial Atypia
Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD

11:15 am Papillary Lesions of the Breast - In Core Needle and Excisional Biopsies
Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD

LUNCH TUTORIALS - Separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL A: Practical Issues in Bone Specimens, Benign and Malignant
Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL B: Things that go "Bump" in the Skin
Luke Perkocha, MD

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on own for other registrants.

1:30 pm The New AJCC Staging of Breast Cancer: What’s Changed?
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

2:00 pm Immunostain Update: How to Distinguish Breast Cancer from Gynecologic Cancers in Metastatic Sites
Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD

2:30 pm Coffee Break

2:50 pm Managing Chemotherapy Treated Specimens
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

3:15 pm Prognostic Tests for Breast Cancer: A Practical Update
Frederick Baehner, MD

4:00 pm Self-Assessment Module
Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD &
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

4:30 pm Adjourn

Friday, June 4

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 am Introduction

8:05 am Melanocytic Lesions of the Vulva (and Sites Where the Morphology is Similar)
Other Timothy McCalmont, MD

9:00 am Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix: Diagnostic Difficulties, New Entities, and Sneaky Mimics
Charles Zaloudek, MD

10:00 am Coffee Break

10:20 am Endometrial Metaplasias and Hyperplasia: Common Problems in Evaluating Alterations that Mimic Cancer
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

11:00 am Henry Moon Lecture: Pelvic Serous Carcinogenesis: The Subtle, the Obvious, and the Unknown
Christopher Crum, MD

LUNCH TUTORIALS - Separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL C: Differential Diagnosis of Reactive Lymphadenopathies
Daniel Arber, MD

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL D: Diagnostic Approach to Hepatitis
Sanjay Kakar, MD

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on own for other registrants.

1:30 pm Selected Dilemmas in Lower Genital Tract Pathology
Christopher Crum, MD

2:30 pm Coffee Break

3:00 pm Immunohistochemistry Update: Ovarian Sex Cord Stromal Tumors
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

3:30 pm Yolk Sac Surprise – Lessons Learned from an Extrauterine Yolk Sac Tumor in a Postmenopausal Patient. A review of yolk sac tumor of the ovary and extra-ovarian sites in females.
Charles Zaloudek, MD

4:00 pm Self Assessment Module
Charles Zaloudek, MD

5:00 – 6:30 pm Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday, June 5

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 am Introduction

8:05 am Problems and Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Urothelial Lesions
Victor Reuter, MD

9:00 am Genitourinary Cancer Staging Update: A Review Focused on Challenging Areas
Jeffrey Simko, MD, PhD

9:50 am Coffee Break

10:20 am Approach to the Diagnosis of Small Glandular Lesions in Prostate Biopsies
Victor Reuter, MD

11:10 am Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors of the Testis
Charles Zaloudek, MD

LUNCH TUTORIALS - Separate fee of $75 (includes lunch). Limited enrollment.

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL E: Common Problems and Current Issues in Lung Pathology
Kirk Jones, MD

12:15 – 1:15 pm TUTORIAL F: Hemetopathology
Patrick Treseler, MD, PhD

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on own for other registrants.

1:30 pm Renal Epithelial Neoplasms: Diagnostic Problems and Recently Described Entities
David Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)

2:20 pm Coffee Break

2:40 pm Prostate Cancer: Contemporary Approach and Issues Related to Gleason Grading and Score Reporting
David Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)

3:30 pm Self-Assessment Module
Charles Zaloudek, MD &
Jeffrey Simko, MD, PhD

4:00 pm Adjourn

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Linda D. Ferrell, MD
Professor of Pathology

Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pathology

Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Charles Zaloudek, MD
Professor of Pathology

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Daniel A. Arber, MD
Professor of Pathology, Stanford University

Frederick Baehner, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Christopher P. Crum, MD
Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

David J. Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)
Centennial Professor, Clarian Pathology Laboratory

Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Kirk D. Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Sanjay Kakar, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Timothy McCalmont, MD
Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Luke A. Perkocha, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Victor E. Reuter, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jeffrey Simko, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, UCSF

Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD
Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics, Gynecology,
and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University

Patrick Treseler, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, UCSF

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Travel & Lodging:

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Rate: $175 per night

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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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