Featured Sessions & Tracks

At the ASCP 2017 Annual Meeting, you’ll find practical content taught by some of the most respected leaders in the field, gaining knowledge to immediately improve patient care while building your skills in essential focus areas. Customize your learning with our personalized learning tracks featuring fundamental, advanced, and interactive sessions.


Special Session

ASCP5-17 How Can Washington Work for You? A Discussion of Federal Healthcare Policies and Their Impact on Laboratory Medicine

Greg Sossaman, MD, FASCP | Patricia A. Meier, MD, FASCP |
Jane Pine Wood, JD

Thursday, September 7

The Congress and the new Administration are proposing profound changes to the way government affects us. Health care is one of the areas primed for major reform, as repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), burden reduction and regulatory reform of the Medicare and Medicaid programs are under consideration. Come participate in a discussion of the federal policies affecting healthcare. Learn more about the policies that might be affected and what might be done to reduce compliance burden.

Wednesday, September 6
1000-17 Challenging Diagnoses in Breast Pathology: What To Do When Your Case is Not The Classic Textbook Example –API Sandra J. Shin, MD, FASCP; Benjamin Calhoun, MD, PhD, FASCP
1001-17 A Practical and Algorithmic Approach to Evaluation of the Placenta – An Update Soo-Jin Cho, MD, FASCP; Grace E. Kim, MD
1005-17 Learning to Love the Liver Logically Emma E. Furth, MD, FASCP
1006-17 Problem Solving Approach to Grossing in the GI, Liver, and Pancreatobiliary Systems Emma E. Furth, MD, FASCP
3000-17 Organ Based Cytopathology: A Progressive Learning Approach - Part 1 Zubair W. Baloch, MD, MASCP; Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FASCP; Christopher C. Griffith, MD, PhD, FASCP; Ritu Nayar, MD; Eva M. Wojcik, MD, MIAC, FASCP
3001-17 Advanced Organ Based Cytopathology: A Progressive Learning Approach - Part 2 Zubair W. Baloch, MD, MASCP; Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FASCP; Christopher C. Griffith, MD, PhD, FASCP; Ritu Nayar, MD; Eva M. Wojcik, MD, MIAC, FASCP
6001-17 Speed-Dating in Blood Banking, Apheresis, and Coagulation: Cutting-edge Consultative Cases Where Evidence Fears to Tread! Christopher A. Tormey, MD, FASCP; Kimberly W. Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP); Tina Ipe, MD, MPH, FASCP; Jeanne E. Hendrickson, MD; Henry M. Rinder, MD, FASCP; Jill Adamski, MD, FASCP
7000-17 Team-based Pathology: Cases Bridging Cytology and Microbiology Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD; Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH, FASCP
9001-17 Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in Lung Carcinomas: A Panel Discussion on Developing Standards in Testing and Work Flow Across Hospital Systems Mamatha V. Chivukula, MD; Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA; Sertac Kip, MD, PhD; Angela Davis, MBA
CS01-17 Molecular Diagnostics Primer- Basic Principles - AMP Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD, FASCP; Cecilia Ching Sze Yeung, MD
CS04-17 Molecular Diagnostics Primer- Advanced Topics - AMP Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD; Cecilia Ching Sze Yeung, MD
2000-17 Hemoglobin Electrophoresis - Basics and Case Evaluation Amy Chadburn, MD, FASCP; John V. Mitsios, PhD
MDSIV-17 Improving MDS Outcomes from Diagnosis to Treatment: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach Dita Gratzinger, MD, PhD; Sa A. Wang, MD; Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
AML-17 Acute Myeloid Leukemia MATTERS: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Testing and Diagnosis, Evaluation of Risk, and Personalized Treatment Selection Robert P. Hasserjian, MD; Bruno C. Medeiros, MD; Annemarie Block, PhD, FACMG; Sandeep Gurbuxani, MD, PhD
Thursday, September 7
1008-17 GERD: Getting Everything Ready Diagnostically in the GI Tract Part 1 Melissa P. Upton, MD, FASCP; Emma E. Furth, MD, FASCP; Joanna C. Walsh, MBBCh, FRCP(C), MRCP(UK)
1009-17 Doing More with Less: Developing an Approach to Needle Core Biopsies of Soft Tissue Lesions John B. Wojcik, MD, PhD, FASCP; John S. Brooks, MD, FASCP
1015-17 Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology of Neoplasms of the Ampulla and Biliary Tract; A Practical Approach to Diagnosis
Michelle Reid, MD; N. Volkan Adsay, MD, FASCP
8003-17 Genomic Testing: What Pathologists Need to Know Richard Haspel, MD, PhD, FASCP; Christina Lockwood, PhD, DABCC, DABMGG
2002-17 When Toxicology Results and Clinical Presentation Do Not Correlate: How to Communicate with Clinicians and Guide Further Testing Decisions Amitava Dasgupta, PhD
6003-17 Will This Patient Bleed? A Case Study Approach Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP)SH
9002-17 How to Give and How to Ask for Effective Feedback: The Science and Art of Effective Feedback Melissa P. Upton, MD, FASCP
APF7-17 NeXtGen Laboratory Staffing: Surviving the Laboratory Professional Tsunami - APF Nathan H. Johnson, PhD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), DLM, SC, SLS; Scott L. Bamby, MLS (ASCP)CM; Taylor M. Johnson, MLS(ASCP)CM
ROS1 Pathology Testing and Reporting to Inform Targeted Therapy and Treatment Lynette M. Sholl, MD; Mari Mino-Kenudson, MD; Valentina Nardi, MD; Amanda Redig, MD
Friday, September 8
1021-17 GI Biopsies That We Find Miserably Difficult and On Which Our Colleagues May Disagree Jingmei Lin, MD, FASCP; Henry D. Appelman, MD, MASCP
5009-17 Flow Cytometry of Myeloid Malignancies Christopher A. Tormey, MD, FASCP; Kimberly W. Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP); Tina Ipe, MD, MPH, FASCP; Jeanne E. Hendrickson, MD; Henry M. Rinder, MD, FASCP; Jill Adamski, MD, FASCP
7002-17 Keeping Up with Current Concepts in Clinical Microbiology Amanda Harrington, MD; Christina Kwong, MD
APF10-17 The Cost of Quality: What Can Your Institution Afford? - APF Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP)SH
ASCP6-17 Choosing Wisely Champions Bring Collaboration to Center Stage: Influencing Practices and Demonstrating Outcomes TBD
ASCP9-17 Using Big Data to Improve Patient Care in the Laboratory: Building the ASCP National Pathology Quality Registry Ali Brown, MD, FASCP; Steven H. Kroft, MD, MASCP


Featured Faculty

Featured Faculty
Joaquin J. Garcia,
MD FASCP
Henry M. Rinder,
MD, FASCP
Michelle Reid,
MD
Ben Calhoun,
MD, FASCP
Jeanne E. Hendrickson,
MD
Sandra J. Shin,
MD, FASCP
N. Volkan Adsay,
MD, FASCP
Zubair W. Baloch,
MD, MASCP


Progressive Learning Tracks

Customize your learning with our new personalized learning tracks featuring fundamental, advanced, and interactive sessions. Complete an entire session track in a topic area, or select individual sessions that fit your needs, experience level, and aspirations.

Cytopathology Track
Hematopathology Track
2017 WHO Classification-Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Tumors: Evolving Concepts, Relevant Testing, Directed Treatment in Lymphoma
5002-17 Part 1: Basic Knowledge
VMT5-17 Part 2: Diagnostic Challenges
5008-17 Part 3: Cutting Edge
Surgical Pathology Track