Pathology Consultations-Making Them Effective and Relevant

Speaker: Drs. Henry M. Rinder, MD; Marisa B. Marques, MD; Gary Stack, MD, PhD; Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD; Matthew D. Krasowski, MD, PhD; Arand Pierce, MD

Content Area: The Patient’s Clinical Team

Description: The pathologist is an expert in diagnostic interpretations and an ideal consultant for other physicians. In the specific case of Clinical Pathology, with the ever expanding menu of available tests to choose from, clinicians need more than ever, the assistance of pathology consultation. Unfortunately, current training in clinical pathology often lags behind the reality and many pathologists and trainees are left on their own to close the gap to become effective consultants. This session will help pathologists, fellows, residents, and laboratory professional develop, expand and hone their consultative skills to keep the laboratory team relevant and essential to the practice of medicine. Topics to be discussed are timely and based on the four most recently quarterly ACLPS Reviews published in AJCP: pharmacogenomic algorithms for anticoagulant therapy, developing and using critical values, approach to drug-induced hemolytic anemia, and efficacy of vitamin D testing.

Credit Type: CME/CMLE/SAM

Credit Amount: 1.5