ASCP 2014


The Diagnosis, Classification and Clinical Care of Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (PTCL)

Friday, October 10, 02:00 p.m.–05:10p.m.

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Approximately 15% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States are peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs), and within this group there are over 20 unique clinicopathological entities. This case-based educational session is designed to examine barriers to early and accurate PTCL diagnosis and classification; to highlight the impact of inaccurate diagnosis and classification to clinical management; and to provide practical tools and knowledge to address these issues.

This program utilizes the innovative "flipped classroom" model. In addition to the live session, participants will have access to online multimedia cases prior to the session and CheckPath exercises after the live education. Participants will also engage directly with the faculty throughout the session.

An inter-specialty approach will be utilized during the live session at the ASCP 2014 Annual Meeting. The Pathology faculty will pair with an oncologist to examine the following T-cell Lymphoma cases:

  1. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
  2. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
  3. Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, NOS.
  4. Extranodal T-cell lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate accurate PTCL classification/subclassification that reflects expert guidance and takes into account common overlapping or overlooked features.
  2. Review guidance and expert consensus regarding the range of available tests and their relevance in PTCL differential diagnoses.
  3. Describe new developments that may affect approaches to the PTCL diagnosis and classification.
  4. Identify mechanisms and practices within the health-care system that can help to minimize suboptimal specimen management and interdisciplinary communication.
  5. Review key patient and disease characteristics that affect appropriate clinical management of PTCL patients.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for

Designation Statement
The ASCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit, please contact ASCP Customer Service at 1-800-267-2727, option 2, in the US & Canada or internationally at access code + 3-1-312-541-4890. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CT.

Method of Participation
To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program. CME certificates will be provided on-line.

Funded by an independent education grant from Seattle Genetics

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