ASCP 2014

Education Tracks

Focus your learning with specialty education tracks developed by ASCP. Each track highlights recommended sessions available in key areas of interest.

Newly developed tracks include Hot Topics in Clinical Pathology and a new CMP Track, offering 17 sessions geared toward Laboratory Professionals that help meet your MLS/MLT CMP requirements.

Expand each track below to see the included sessions, and click each session title for more details.

Hot Topics in Clinical Pathology

WED
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
“Speed-Dating” in Blood Banking and Apheresis: Hot Topics for Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions Christopher Tormey, MD, FASCP; Henry  M. Rinder, MD,FASCP; Jeanne  E. Hendrickson, MD
WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
The Future is Now!  Microbiology Meets Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Methods – Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD, FASCP; Christina  M. Wojewoda, MD; Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, FASCP
WED
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Correcting Confusion in Transfusion: Case Studies in Transfusion Medicine Phillip  J. DeChristopher, MD, PhD, FASCP; Carolyn  D. Burns, MD, FASCP
WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Hot Topics in Diagnostic Endocrinology Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, FASCP; William  E. Winter, MD
WED
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
One Stop Shopping: Providing Transfusion Medicine Information to Clinicians April  D. Hord, BB(ASCP), MEd
THU
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Consultative Coagulation:  How to Effectively Answer Common Questions About Hemostasis Testing Karen Moser, MD, FASCP; Dot Adcock, MD, FASCP
THU
2:45 PM  – 3:30 PM
Limitations of Automated Platelet Count Methods and Potential Effect On Decisions Regarding Platelet Transfusions Steven  M. Marionneaux, MS
THU
4:25 PM – 5:10 PM
New Oral Anticoagulants: Monitoring, Validating, and Interferences Jeffrey Dlott, MD, FASCP; Laura Worfolk, MT(ASCP)

CMP Track

Chemistry
WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Hot Topics in Diagnostic Endocrinology Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, FASCP; William  E. Winter, MD
WED
2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin: High-Times or High-Anxiety for the Clinical Laboratory Pete Kavsak, MD
WED
2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
A Practical Guide to the Laboratory Diagnosis and Monitoring of Monoclonal Gammopathies Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD, FASCP
THU
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Unraveling Hemoglobinopathies with Capillary Electrophoresis David F. Keren, MD, MASCP
Hematology
WED
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Eosinophilia: A Diagnostic Approach and Test Utilization Strategies for Bone Marrow Evaluation Kaaren  K. Reichard, MD, FASCP; Matthew  T. Howard, MD
WED
2:40 PM – 3:25 PM
From WHO to New: Updated Approaches to Neoplastic Hematopathology for 2014 David Czuchlewski, MD, FASCP; Tracy George, MD, FASCP
WED
2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
International Clinical Cytometry Society: Practical Flow Cytometry in Hematopathology - A Case-Based Approach Joseph A. Digiuseppe, MD, FASCP
THU
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Limitations of Automated Platelet Count Methods and Potential Effect On Decisions Regarding Platelet Transfusions Steven M. Marionneaux, MS
THU
6:40 PM – 8:10 PM
The Pathologic Diagnosis and Laboratory Evaluation of Plasma Cell Myeloma Joshua Bornhorst, PhD; Robert Lorsbach, MD, PhD, FASCP; Jeanette Ramos
FRI
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Interpretation and utilization of molecular results in the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies Jerald Gong, MD
Blood Banking
WED
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
“Speed-Dating” in Blood Banking and Apheresis: Hot Topics for Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions Christopher Tormey, MD, FASCP; Henry  M. Rinder, MD,FASCP; Jeanne  E. Hendrickson, MD
WED
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Correcting Confusion in Transfusion:  Case Studies in Transfusion Medicine Phillip  J. DeChristopher, MD, PhD, FASCP; Carolyn  D. Burns, MD, FASCP
WED
2:40 PM – 3:35 PM
Clinical Decision Support tools to improve adherence to transfusion guidelines Alexis  B. Carter, MD, FASCP
WED
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
One Stop Shopping:  Providing Transfusion Medicine Information to Clinicians April  D. Hord, BB(ASCP), MEd
THU
3:40 PM – 4:25 PM
Obstetric Hemorrhage: HELLP Me! Kyle M. Annen, DO
THU
4:25 PM – 5:10 PM
New Oral Anticoagulants: Monitoring, Validating, and Interferences Jeffrey Dlott, MD, FASCP; Laura Worfolk, MT(ASCP)
Microbiology
WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
The Future is Now!  Microbiology Meets Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Methods - Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD, FASCP; Christina  M. Wojewoda, MD; Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, FASCP

Laboratory Professionals' Track

WED
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
“Speed-Dating” in Blood Banking and Apheresis: Hot Topics for Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions Christopher Tormey, MD, FASCP; Henry  M. Rinder, MD,FASCP; Jeanne  E. Hendrickson, MD
WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Molecular Diagnostics Primer Giovanni Insuasti, MD; Ted Schutzbank, PhD, D(ABMM); Jane Gibson, PhD, FACMG
WED
2:40 PM – 3:35 PM
Clinical Decision Support Tools to Improve Adherence to Transfusion Guidelines Alexis  B. Carter, MD, FASCP
WED
2:40 PM – 4:10 PM
DLM Bootcamp:  Essential Skills To Pass the ASCP Diplomate of Laboratory Management Exam Nathan  H. Johnson, PhD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), DLM, SC, SLS
WED
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
One Stop Shopping:  Providing Transfusion Medicine Information to Clinicians April  D. Hord, BB(ASCP), MEd
THU
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Association of Pathology Informatics: Beyond the Lab: Biometric Patient Identification for all Healthcare Raymond  D. Aller, MD, FASCP
THU
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
How to Develop an Individualized Quality Control Plan: Laboratory Risk Management in Action! - CLSI James  H. Nichols, PhD
THU
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Lean Quality Improvement:  A Practical Approach Amy Wendel Spiczka, MS, MB, SCT, HTL (ASCP); Maxwell Smith, MD; Stephen  S. Raab, MD
THU
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Limitations of Automated Platelet Count Methods and Potential Effect On Decisions Regarding Platelet Transfusions Steven  M. Marionneaux, MS
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Laboratory Personnel Issues:  What Works In the Real World! Nathan  H. Johnson, PhD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), DLM, SC, SLS; Kimberly Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP)
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
The Impact of Errors in Laboratory Medicine Martin  H. Kroll, MD, FASCP; Carl  C. Garber, PhD, FACB
THU
6:40 PM – 8:10 PM
Creating Your Dream Lab Team Susan  F. Kozlowski, MSA,MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM; Nael Soudi, MS, CT(ASCP), IAC
FRI
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Association for Pathology Informatics: Digital Pathology Imaging Update: A Workshop with Live Telepathology and Telecytology Walid  E. Khalbuss, MD, PhD,  FASCP; Anil  V. Parwani, MD, FASCP; Jackie Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP)CM
FRI
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Association for Pathology Informatics: Leveraging Informatics in the Clinical Laboratory to Enhance Diagnostic Value and Reduce Costs Jason Baron, MD, FASCP; Anand Dighe, MD, PhD
FRI
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
The Use of Critical Incidents to Understand Laboratory Professionals’ Reflective Practice Skills in Today's Changing Laboratory Environment Teresa Mortier, MT(ASCP)
FRI
4:25 PM – 5:10 PM
Update on Information Technology Trends that will Greatly Impact the Practice of Pathology Ulysses Balis, MD, FASCP

Breast Pathology Track

WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Pattern Based Approach to Needle Core Biopsy Diagnosis of Breast Lesions Sandra Shin, MD, FASCP; Timothy  M. D'Alfonso, MD
WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Special Histological Subtypes of Breast Carcinoma: Diagnostic Challenges and Clinical Implications Edi Brogi, MD, PhD.; Yong  H. Wen, MD, PhD
THU
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Fibroepithelial Lesions: The Good, the Young and the Ugly Edi Brogi, MD, PhD.; Melissa Murray, MD
THU
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Mammary Spindle Cell Lesions: Approach, Diagnosis and Avoiding Pitfalls Sandra J. Shin, MD, FASCP; Sonal Varma, MBBS, FRCPC, FCAP
FRI
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Immunohistochemistry in Breast Pathology: Promise, Problems and Perils Syed A. Hoda, MD, FASCP

Molecular Pathology Track

WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Molecular Diagnostics Primer Giovanni Insuasti, MD; Ted Schutzbank, PhD, D(ABMM); Jane Gibson, PhD, FACMG
WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
The Future is Now!  Microbiology Meets Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Methods – Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD, FASCP; Christina  M. Wojewoda, MD; Audrey N. Schuetz, MD, FASCP
WED
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Pathologist Role in Workup of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Overlap Entities (MPN, MDS, and MPN/MDS) Mehdi Nassiri, MD, FASCP; Magdalena Czader, MD, PhD, FASCP
WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Problematic Areas in Gastrointestinal Tract Neoplasia Reetesh  K. Pai, MD, FASCP; Rish Pai, MD, PhD, FASCP
THU
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Diagnosis of Difficult Melanocytic Lesions, with Update on Potentially Useful Immunohistochemical and Molecular Markers David  S. Cassarino, MD, PhD, FASCP
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Next Generation Cytogenetics: Genomic Microarrays Go Mainstream for Constitutional and Malignancy-Related Testing Catherine Rehder, PhD; Rajan Dewar, MD; Jennifer Sullivan, MS
THU
6:40 PM – 8:10 PM
Molecular Diagnostic Methods in Oncology: An Update on Practical Aspects That You Will Want to Know Before Transitioning into Practice Larissa  V. Furtado, MD, FASCP; Yue  L. Wang, MD, PhD, FCAP
FRI
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Molecular Diagnostics of Head and Neck Tumors: An Update for Surgical Pathologists Larissa  V. Furtado, MD, FASCP; Nicole Cipriani, MD, FASCP
FRI
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Integration of Molecular Ancillary Techniques Into Routine Cytology Practice:  Issues in Current State of the Art and Critical Future Trends Michael Roh, MD, FASCP; Stewart McAlpine Knoepp, MD, PhD, FASCP

GYN Cytopathology Track

WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
GYN Cytology - Squamous cell Abnormalities: Recognition, Differential Interpretations, Management, Histopathologic Correlation, and HPV Testing Fadi  W. Abdul-Karim, MD, FASCP; Christine  N. Booth, MD, FASCP
THU
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Unusual and Challenging Lesions in Gynecological Cytology (Pap Test) Walid  E. Khalbuss, MD, PhD, FASCP; Durgesh  N. Rana, MD
THU
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
A Practical and Algorithmic Approach to Evaluation of the Placenta Grace  E. Kim, MD; Joseph  T. Rabban, MD, MPH; Soo-Jin Cho, MD, PhD, FASCP
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Surprises and Conundrums During the Daily Practice of Cytopathology ': A Slide Seminar Co-Sponsored by ASC & PSC Zubair  W. Baloch, MD, FASCP; Eva  M. Wojcik, MD, MIAC, FASCP; Dina  R. Mody, MD, FASCP; Durgesh  N. Rana, MD; Rana Hoda, MD, PhD, FASCP

Non-GYN Cytopathology Track

WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
The Building Blocks of Cytopathology Richard Mac DeMay, MD, FASCP
THU
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Diagnostic Pitfalls in Everyday Head and Neck Cytology: Causes and Solutions William Faquin, MD, PhD, FASCP; Zubair  W. Baloch, MD, FASCP
THU
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Diagnosing Lung Carcinoma on Small Biopsies and Cytology: From Terminology to Molecular Diagnoses for Personalized Medicine Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA; Andre Moreira, MD, PhD
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Surprises and Conundrums During the Daily Practice of Cytopathology ': A Slide Seminar Co-Sponsored by ASC & PSC Zubair  W. Baloch, MD, FASCP; Eva  M. Wojcik, MD, MIAC, FASCP; Dina  R. Mody, MD, FASCP; Durgesh  N. Rana, MD; Rana Hoda, MD, PhD, FASCP
FRI
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Principles and Practice of Pathologist-Performed Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Head & Neck Rana Hoda, MD, PhD, FASCP; David Lieu, MD, FASCP; Jean-Marc Cohen, MD
FRI
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Integration of Molecular Ancillary Techniques Into Routine Cytology Practice:  Issues in Current State of the Art and Critical Future Trends Michael Roh, MD, FASCP; Stewart McAlpine Knoepp, MD, PhD, FASCP

Hematopathology Track

WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Progress in Diagnosis and Determining Prognosis in Acute Lymphoblastic  Leukemia Robert  W. McKenna, MD, MASCP
WED
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
Double Hit Lymphomas: Very High-Grade B-Cell Lymphomas Masquerading as Treatable Entities Patrick  A. Treseler, MD,FASCP
THU
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Hodgkin Lymphoma: What Every Practicing Pathologist Needs to Know Patrick  A. Treseler, MD,FASCP
THU
10:25 AM – 11:10 AM
Immunohistochemistry in Hematopathology, What's in, What's out, What's Useful Kathryn Rizzo, DO, PhD; Mehdi Nassiri
THU
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Practical Flow Cytometry to Evaluate Lymphoproliferative Disorders of Marrow Michael Linden, MD, PhD; Kristy Wolniak, MD, PhD

Lab/Business Management & Professional Development

WED
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Safety Culture, Teamwork, Effective Communication and More: Utilization of High Reliability Practices in Pathology Suzanne Dintzis, MD; Omar Hameed, MD, FASCP
WED
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Lean Quality Improvement:  A Practical Approach Amy Wendel Spiczka, MS, MB, SCT, HTL (ASCP); Maxwell Smith, MD; Stephen  S. Raab, MD
THU
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Getting to the Soul of Leadership in Laboratory Medicine: The Skills You Need To Navigate The Changes That Are Coming! Vinay Prasad, MD, FASCP
THU
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
How to Develop an Individualized Quality Control Plan: Laboratory Risk Management in Action! - CLSI James  H. Nichols, PhD
THU
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Counting the Cost - Cost of Quality in Medical Laboratories in Resources Limited Environment Ali Elbireer, PhD, MBA, MT(ASCP)
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Managing The Utilization Of Diagnostic Tests: Developing a Laboratory Utilization Management Program Kent Lewandrowski, MD, FASCP; Anand Dighe, MD, PhD
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Laboratory Personnel Issues:  What Works In the Real World! Nathan  H. Johnson, PhD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), DLM, SC, SLS; Kimberly Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP)
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
The Impact of Errors in Laboratory Medicine Martin  H. Kroll, MD, FASCP; Carl  C. Garber, PhD, FACB
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Training and Competency Assessment of Testing Personnel Jeanne Carr, PhD; Richard Warren, MT(ASCP)SH,DLM
THU
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Understanding the 'Standard of Care': Winning Strategies for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in these Litigious Times Susan Lutinger, Esq.; Patrick  J. Brennan, Esq.
THU
6:40 PM – 8:10 PM
Principles of Analytic Validation in Immunohistochemistry Jeffrey  D. Goldsmith, MD, FASCP; Paul  E. Swanson, MD, FASCP
THU
6:40 PM – 8:10 PM
Creating Your Dream Lab Team Susan  F. Kozlowski, MSA,MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM; Nael Soudi, MS, CT(ASCP), IAC
FRI
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Making Comments Count: How to Give Effective Feedback Richard Prayson, MD, FASCP; J. Jordi Rowe, MD, FASCP
FRI
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Financial Models for Laboratory Decision Making Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, FASCP; Suzanne Carasso, MT(ASCP)
FRI
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Are You Using Your Safety Eyes? Daniel  J. Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, BS
FRI
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Clinical Laboratory Management Association: Utilize CLMA's 'Body of Knowledge for Medical Laboratory Management' to Achieve ASCP's DLM Certification Anne Pontius, MBA, MT(ASCP); Patty  J. Eschliman, MLS(ASCP)DLM; Rebecca Kenner, BS, DLM, MT(ASCP)
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