Sigurd F. Lax MD, PhD
Sigurd Lax graduated from the University of Graz, School of Medicine in 1987 and subsequently trained in Pathology at the Institute of Pathology of the same university. From 1995 to 1997 he spent a research fellowship at the Department of Pathology of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Profs. Robert Kurman and Lora Hedrick Ellenson. In 1999 he received his venia docendi and in the same year a tenured faculty position as associate professor from the University of Graz.
In 2002 he became head of a newly established department of pathology in an academic teaching hospital in Graz. In 2008 he was awarded with the title of full professor. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journal and several book chapters. He has been president of the Austrian Society of Pathology/Austrian IAP division and German IAP division and associate editor of Virchows Archiv. During the last 15 years has given many lectures and seminars, among others in the German and Austrian IAP divisions and the European Society of Pathology.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).