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
Practical Issues in Urologic Pathology - 40 New Cases!
Specimens represented by prostate needle core biopsies, transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), radical prostatectomy, kidney biopsies, nephrectomy (radical or partial), bladder biopsies, cystectomy (radical or partial), cystoprostatectomy, testicular biopsies or orchiectomy are frequently handled by pathology residents/fellows, general surgical pathologists and/or urologic pathologists in academic institutions and private practices. These specimens are associated with potential diagnostic challenges and risks in day-to-day practice. This experienced faculty has selected exemplary cases from their expert consultation files (and routine in-house cases) that illustrate recurrent professional practice gaps in urologic pathology. Through intimate mentoring, you will learn how to approach them, make accurate diagnoses, and avoid traps and pitfalls that could cause diagnostic error. The course is pragmatic, clinically-oriented and stimulating. It will focus on these issues:
• Benign tumor-like lesions of the prostate are often over-diagnosed as prostate cancer or atypical small acinar proliferations
• Secondary tumors involving the prostate are frequently misdiagnosed as prostate cancer
• Histological variants of prostate cancer with important clinical significance are under-recognized
• Therapy-related changes in benign glands and prostate cancer are frequently missed
• Extra-prostatic extension in prostate needle core biopsies is frequently missed • Recently described renal carcinomas are not well-appreciated
• Secondary tumors involving the kidney are occasionally misinterpreted as primary tumors
• Some variants of urothelial carcinoma are under-recognized
• Benign entities that mimic urothelial carcinoma are frequently misdiagnosed
• Testicular tumors still continue to pose diagnostic challenges
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Adeboye O. Osunkoya