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CME : 48.75

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 109th Annual Meeting

Feb 29 12:00 AM - Mar 05 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Los Angeles, California  United States Of America
Organized by : United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
Specialties : Pathology
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The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2020 Annual Meeting is organized by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). The session will be held from Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2020 at Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Certification:
The 109th USCAP Annual Meeting and its associated events will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Certification (CC) and Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits. With over 100 sessions offering CME and SAM, an individual will be empowered to earn up to 48.75 CME credits and 44.75 SAM credits.

Hot Topics 2020:
• The Testis: From Grossing to Reporting
• Quality Assurance
• Business Use and Case study for Implementing Telepathology
• Hot Topics in GI Pathology

Killer on the Loose? Precursor Escape and Ovarian Carcinogenesis
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
LACC West Exhibit Hall B | 4:15 PM
Available Credit 1 CME

Dr. Crum will trace the time-line of ovarian cancer research, highlighting the impact of pathology on the quest for effective ovarian cancer prevention. Integral to the quest has been the search for truths that quietly await recognition in a tissue section under a light microscope. During this search the pathologist must continually question his or her assumptions and test emerging hypotheses, while striving for meaningful discovery.

Learning Objectives:
• Recite the pathologic characteristics and pathogenetic significance of the pseudo-endometrioid solid and transitional patterns (A.K.A. SET) of high-grade serous carcinoma
• Describe two pathways to intra-peritoneal high-grade serous carcinoma originating in the distal fallopian tube
• Understand the role of “precursor escape” to both endometrioid and serous cancer, its frequency, and its impact on its early detection and prevention

○ Programmable Genome Engineering Using CRISPR Technology
Monday, March 2, 2020
LACC West Exhibit Hall B | 4:15 PM
Available Credit 1 CME

Few discoveries transform a discipline overnight, but scientists today can manipulate cells in ways hardly imaginable before, thanks to a peculiar form of adaptive immunity mediated by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR). From elegant studies that deciphered how these immune systems function in bacteria, researchers quickly uncovered the technological potential of Cas9, an RNA-guided DNA cleaving enzyme, for genome engineering.

Today, this core capability is being harnessed for a wide variety of ambitious applications, including human therapeutics, agricultural improvement, and the elimination of certain infectious diseases. In my talk, I will describe the discovery and basic function of CRISPR technology and highlight the different ways this technology is being developed. I will end by reviewing recent advances in our understanding of CRISPR biology, which continue to inspire exciting technological innovation.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand how research into bacterial immune systems led to the discovery of CRISPR–Cas
• Comprehend how precise introduction of DNA double-strand breaks acts as a trigger for gene editing applications
• Learn how CRISPR is being applied to treat human disease, and understand the distinction between somatic and germline gene editing interventions

○ Long Course: Major Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
LACC 408 B | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Available Credit 5.5 CME, 4.0 SAM

Diagnostic breast pathology has become more complex with the recognition of novel molecular subtypes of breast cancer delivering the new therapeutic strategies; the de-escalation therapy in a patient with ductal carcinoma in situ; the augmentation of morphologic patterns of lobular carcinoma in situ; An ongoing challenge of scientific categorization of papillary and fibroepithelial lesions; the shift towards fewer surgical excisions following diagnosis of benign and atypical lesions on core needle biopsy ; the panoply of immunohistochemical stains and ancillary molecular tests are available to endorse the diagnosis and manage neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners in pathology with a focus to diagnose breast lesions which are both common and less commonly encountered. Some of the top experts in the field will present their approach to these challenges, as well as provide knowledge on the latest guidelines, recommendations, and management strategies.

Target Audience
• Practicing Academic Pathologists
• Practicing Community Pathologists
• Pathologists-in-training

Course Objectives
• Update Current trends on Recent Advances in Diagnostic Breast Pathology
• Recognize the Ramifications of Pathologic Diagnoses in Light of Evolving Management Strategies
• Understand the Molecular Underpinnings of Breast Tumors and Their Associated Therapeutic Impact

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Luigi Insabato
Luigi Insabato


Sabeeha Karim
Sabeeha Karim


Hala R Makhlouf
Hala R Makhlouf


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Los Angeles Convention Center
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Los Angeles, California, United States Of America

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