Unlock Your Ingenuity at the 108th USCAP Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland from March 16-21, 2019.
People gather from around the world each year at the Annual Meeting. They come for discovery, to experience others' imagination, to learn, sustain, excel, grow, experience. They come for reunion, exchange, sharing, and inspiration.
This year's venue is compelling, offering the convenient integration of hotel and convention space under a glass ceiling, at the edge of the bay, just outside our nation's capital. Shuttles will operate to Washington, D.C. to encourage new experiences outside the conference milieu. Inside will be the organized content you expect, with special sensitivity to diversity and inclusion.
Diagnostic Challenges in Hematopathology
Hematopoietic neoplasms are highly heterogeneous, composed of numerous clinicopathologic subtypes and variants, and may present at many organ sites. The diagnostic evaluation of lymphomas and hematopoietic neoplasms presenting at nodal and extra-nodal sites requires careful integration of histologic, immunophenotypic, clinical and molecular features. Furthermore, rapid advances in the genetic/genomic understanding of these diseases pose a significant challenge to staying abreast of the diagnostic criteria, immunophenotypic and molecular prognostic/therapeutic markers that have clinical impact. This is underscored by diminishing sample sizes in biopsies of extra-nodal lesions and needle core biopsies of lymph nodes. In addition, the role of the pathologist as integrators of information is expanding rapidly.
This educational activity will highlight practical aspects representing important changes that impact the diagnostic approach to challenging extra-nodal hematopoietic neoplasms, cutaneous lymphomas, T-cell lymphomas and needle core biopsies from lymph nodes. Experience one-on-one learning from experts who will share their varied and profound experience in an aesthetic and dynamic venue, recalling the clinical sign-out of your training years.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Megan S. Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
Interactive Microscopy with Authors of the Fascicles
Diagnostic surgical pathology is a rapidly evolving field, informed by discoveries in molecular genetics and improvements in tumor classification. Uterine, hepatic, bone, lymphoma, gastroesophageal and soft tissue tumor pathology are examples of subspecialty areas that have made dramatic changes in recent years. Surgical pathologists must become familiar with recent changes in tumor classification, recently developed diagnostic markers, recently discovered molecular genetic alterations and evolving diagnostic criteria for neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders in surgical pathology. They must also be intuitively conversant with relevant differential diagnoses, ordering appropriate panels of markers and molecular tests, and applying diagnostic criteria to arrive at specific diagnoses.
As a companion interactive microscopy course to the "Fascicles", and with a superbly experienced and creative, visually motivated faculty, this USCAP-ARP experience promises unparalleled mentoring in an aesthetic ambiance, driven by the art of microscopic images.
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Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Directors: Jason L. Hornick, M.D., Ph.D. and Elizabeth A. Montgomery, M.D.