Pediatric Pathology for General Surgical Pathologists is organized by United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and will be held from Dec 11 - 13, 2019 at USCAP West, Palm Springs, California, United States of America.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Boston Children’s Hospital - Pathology. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABPath requirements for Continuing Certification (CC).
Physicians can earn a maximum of 16 SAM credit hours.
The practice of pediatric pathology differs significantly from that of adult surgical pathology: certain tumor types and medical conditions are much more common in the pediatric population (e.g., celiac disease, soft tissue sarcomas); the microscopic appearances of certain diseases common to pediatric and adult populations often differ (e.g., non-necrotizing granulomas are much more common in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease compared with adults); and molecular techniques are more commonly employed in the workup of pediatric neoplasia. This course is intended to familiarize general surgical pathologists with pediatric specimens that occur less commonly in their practices. Highly skilled pediatric pathologists will share their expertise in an intimate mentoring experience at the USCAP Interactive Center where learning is an inevitability.
• Become familiar with common solid tumors that occur in the pediatric population
• Recognize differences between adult and pediatric medical diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
• Understand the approach to the pathologic analysis of tumors of the central nervous system, lymph nodes and bone marrow that occur in pediatrics
• Learn about the contribution of molecular pathology to the proper diagnosis of solid tumors, tumors of the central nervous system, lymph nodes and bone marrow
• Comprehend the clinically-significant patterns of placental injury that will affect the fetus, neonate and potential future pregnancies
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.