UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
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This two-day interactive course will address key updates in genitourinary, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, and liver, lung and head/neck pathology.  A stepwise approach to pathology diagnosis in these subspecialty topic areas in surgical pathology and cytopathology will be addressed. The course will also provide guidance in the use and interpretation of molecular and immunohistochemical testing in difficult diagnostic scenarios.

Specific topics that will be covered include: prostate cancer classification and grading, invasive bladder cancer subtypes and variants, challenges in urine cytology, inflammation and infection of the gastrointestinal tract, pattern-based approaches to liver biopsies, gastrointestinal polyps, lung cancer classification and molecular testing, salivary gland neoplasms, milan classification system, frozen section interpretation of pelvic lesions, pseudoneoplasms and mimics of endometrial carcinoma, atypical glandular cells on pap smear, head and neck neoplasms, and sinonasal lesions.

The format includes interactive didactic and video microscopy sessions presented by internationally recognized guest speakers and expert subspecialty faculty from the University of California, San Diego.

Target Audience

This course is designed for practicing pathologists across community and academic centers and pathology residents and fellows.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the most recent changes in prostate cancer pathology classification and diagnosis
  • Apply critical diagnostic criteria to appropriately classify bladder cancer subtypes and variants
  • Recall diagnostic criteria essential to the diagnosis of inflammatory and infectious lesions of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Apply a pattern-based approach to the diagnosis of liver biopsies
  • Confirm and diagnose gastrointestinal polyps and apply appropriate ancillary testing
  • Identify lung cancer subtypes and utilize appropriate molecular testing in these lesions
  • Use updated criteria to correctly diagnose salivary gland and sinonasal tract lesions
  • Apply practical criteria in the diagnosis of frozen sections of pelvic lesions
  • Recognize mimics of endometrial carcinoma in pathology samples
  • Use a differential diagnosis approach to correctly diagnose atypical glandular lesions on pap smear and correlate these with biopsy specimens
  • Determine and properly utilize Milan and Paris criteria in the diagnosis of salivary gland and urine cytology, respectively
  • Integrate appropriate immunohistochemical analysis to gastrointestinal, genitourinary, lung, head/neck and gynecologic specimens
  • Analyze and identify problems in building a quality control program in a practice

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