Modern Surgical Pathology Through the Expert Eyes of APSS-USCAP
This second-edition, co-branded interactive microscopy course presents the synergistic union of expert surgical pathologists from the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society and from USCAP, collaborating (through the education of pathologists) to eliminate a variety of practice gaps in diagnostic surgical pathology. For example, there is a misdiagnosis rate of about 10% in breast biopsies, but for some notoriously problematic lesions, the rate is even higher.
This faculty's review of the literature and clinical experience as consultant surgical pathologists have clearly documented areas in diagnostic surgical pathology that remain problematic even for experienced pathologists. Examples include the categorization of proliferative breast lesions, bladder biopsies, small glandular proliferations in the prostate and inflammatory skin lesions.
This course attempts to eliminate diagnostic error by highlighting pitfalls and approaches to resolve them using routine microscopic examination of H&E-stained sections and immuno-stains. The role of newer adjunctive molecular tests will also be discussed where appropriate. The intent is to address medical knowledge and competence with the goal of improving clinical practice.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Marisa Nucci, MD