Patologia Interactiva: Actualización basada en caso
Como disciplina, la Patologia siempre esta en constante evolucion. Es necesario que el patologo se mantenga actualizado en los desarrollos de la practica importantes para el manejo de pacientes, desde cambios en guias de manejo hasta el surgimiento de nuevos criterios diagnosticos y herramientas ancilares. En este proceso de actualizacion, patologos practicando en paises de habla hispana requieren informacion en su idioma. Desafortunadamente, la mayoria de publicaciones, incluyendo recomendaciones escritas por organismos internacionales como la OMS, son escritas primariamente en ingles. Una educacion optima en patologia, que promueva una implementacion exitosa de los ultimos avances y recomendaciones, tiene que incorporar el idioma primario del practicante. Con esta importante premisa en mente, este curso organizado por USCAP busca ser una fuente de informacion de alta calidad y un formato practico e interactive completamente en Español.
The discipline of pathology is in constant evolution. The pathologist is required to stay current in practice developments that impact patient care, from changes in practice recommendations to emerging diagnostic criteria and ancillary techniques. Continuing medical education exists for this purpose. Pathologists practicing in Spanish-speaking countries, however, may find it challenging to stay updated. First, most of the peer-reviewed literature is in English. Second, most of the consensus and evidence-based recommendations by international organizations and professional societies (such as the World Health Organization and the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting) are also primarily in English. Finally, the discovery and characterization of new diagnostic entities and ancillary tools, as well as the implementation of novel practices, often occurs first in English-speaking institutions. Optimal training and proficiency in pathology, as well as successful implementation of practice recommendations, need to diversify by incorporating the learner's primary language. With this in mind, USCAP’s intention with this course is to provide high-quality continuing medical education in Pathology completely in Spanish, in the context of an intimate mentoring environment that simulates residency training.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Carlos Parra-Herran, MD
This program is designed for academic, community and private practitioners who embrace practice updates to sustain competency, currency and relevance. It is organized at USCAP’s Interactive Learning Center in Palm Springs, California during “modernism week”, an event which attracts international interest in midcentury modern architecture and design.
The “play” on Modern Pathology, USCAP’s high-impact anatomic pathology journal, is timed to highlight transition in Editors-in-Chief with exposition of some highly-cited papers by selected authors whose presentations will be memorialized for exposure on USCAP and Springer Nature websites. The educational content varies from sessions on genomics, informatics and personalized medicine to interactive microscopy and “what’s hot in surgical pathology”. Registrants will have interactive experiences with stellar faculty from highly respected academic institutions, while being exposed to the art and architecture of the midcentury modernists.
Palm Springs is a world-class resort destination, available to registrants at high season, who may take advantage of a sunrise hike, yoga and spin classes or golf, tennis, and culinary options. USCAP is transforming not only how we learn but where we learn. This is an exceptional course with a panorama of new information.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Directors: Laura W. Lamps, MD & David B. Kaminsky, MD, FIAC
OUT OF THE MOLD: The Emergence of Modern Dermatopathology Imagined Through Maladies in Wax
USCAP is transforming not only how we learn, but where we learn. This course will be taught by a world class faculty in one of the most historically important settings in dermatopathology, La MusÃ©e des Moulages, the dermatology wax works museum of HÃ´pital Saint Louis. Dynamic lectures will provide panoramic insight into relevant aspects of dermatopathology including inflammatory dermatoses, melanocytic tumors, cutaneous lymphomas, soft tissue tumors and adnexal tumors. In addition to learning cutting-edge dermatopathology, you will immerse yourselves in the medical history of dermatology and dermatopathology in one of the most important archives of cutaneous diseases. The charm and glamour of Paris with its varied culinary, artistic and architectural allures will make your learning experience even more significant!
Course Director: Steven D. Billings, MD
Dermatopathology in the Desert: Dodging Bullets in the Dermatopathology Wilderness
Differentiating neoplastic from non-neoplastic disorders is one of the most difficult diagnostic challenges in pathology. Accurate diagnosis is paramount to initiate the appropriate treatment. It requires specific skills which often include at least some degree of clinical knowledge, awareness of the broad morphologic range and familiarity with ancillary tests. Errors in the interpretation of skin biopsies, especially in relation to melanocytic tumours, are among the most frequent causes for litigation in surgical biopsy and can lead to unfavorable patient outcomes. There are numerous pitfalls that diagnostic pathologists need to be aware of, including lack of relevant clinical information, sampling error and the wide morphologic spectrum of both inflammatory and neoplastic disorders, often showing overlapping findings and only subtle differentiating features. This special course will elevate your knowledge and polish your diagnostic skills as you interact with experts in a uniquely intimate mentoring environment.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD, FRCPath
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