Breast Pathology for All Ages: Diagnostic Pearls and Pitfalls (And How to Stay Out of Trouble)
Based on multi-institutional practices handling large volumes of breast pathology cases at established cancer centers and cumulative consultation cases, this expert faculty has identified areas that pose diagnostic and interpretative challenges in recurrent problematic areas deserving attention: intraductal epithelial proliferations and microinvasive carcinoma, lobular neoplasia including LCIS variants, papillary lesions, and benign vs malignant spindle cell lesions. The interpretation of immunohistochemical stains (IHC) with focus on predictive markers can also be challenging. This interactive microscopy course is designed to illustrate distinct challenging entities and problematic issues, with practical approaches to their resolution in real time, in the context of intimate mentoring.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Edi Brogi, MD, PhD
DIAGNOSTIC PATHOLOGY UPDATE 2020
USCAP is a transformative leader in pathology education, creating better pathologists with updates in relevant information requisite for their performance and professional growth. The Academy is sensitive to the personal and cultural needs of practicing pathologists by providing conferences that welcome them with their families to exotic destination venues at which they are enriched with new knowledge and unusual experiences. The 2020 Diagnostic Pathology Update course combines expert subspecialized, academic faculty with exposure to ocean and rain forests symbolic of the dichotomy that is Costa Rica. From zip-lining to surfing, this tropical paradise brings pathologists into contact with the cuisine, agriculture, art and geography of a unique country that values education as its primary core value. Costa Rica has eliminated its standing army to use the savings from defense to improve education, health care and a durable social safety net.
USCAP is changing not only how we learn, but where we learn by re-imagining the learning environment and continuously elevating the quality of content. Experience top educators. Refine cognitive skills. Hold coffee beans in your hand. Inhale vapor from raging waterfalls. Witness rainbows in the evanescent colors of iguana skins. Feel sunsets scalding your memory.
Course Director: Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD & Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD