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Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract - 2019
The Signature At MGM Grand
145 E Harmon Ave Las Vegas, NV 89109-4504 
April 8-12, 2019
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What’s New and Exciting for 2019!

  • Endoscopic techniques, types of specimens and endoscopic mucosal resections (EMRs)
  • Knowing where you are in the GI tract with confidence
  • How drugs/medications affect each part of the GI tract Medication - related injury, especially that associated with monoclonal antibodies such as CTL4, PD-L1 an PI-K3 inhibitors, and the range of injury associated with sartans (especially olmesartan), SSRis statins, and NSAIDs continues to expand and will be covered.
  • Criteria for Barrett’s esophagus, grading dysplasia and new implications of the diagnosis of low grade dysplasia
  • What to do when you cannot find Helicobacter but they really should be there
  • Criteria for diagnosing autoimmune gastritis (are you missing it?)
  • Understanding and diagnosing the numerous types of gastric mucosal polyps
  • Handling the causes of intraepithelial lymphocytes in the stomach, duodenum and large bowel.
  • What is really important when handling endocrine tumors in the GI tract
  • Which malignant polyps of the large bowel do not need any further treatment
  • What is wrong with descriptive diagnoses (e.g. “chronic active colitis”)
  • Handling those pesky types of colitis with insight
  • Getting to the bottom of anal tumors



General Information:

The huge increase in the numbers of biopsies, together with the rapidly changing field of endoscopic and therapeutic techniques in all facets of gastroenterology, means that diagnostic criteria are continually updated, especially in biopsy interpretation. Additionally, descriptive terms (e.g. chronic colitis) as diagnoses without interpretation are increasingly regarded with suspicion. Attend this five-day course to learn how the experts interpret biopsies and to receive practical advice about preparing reports, including macros that you can use in your own sign outs.


You’ll receive valuable guidance in challenging areas that can directly affect patient management and outcomes, including the new diagnostic criteria for Barrett’s esophagus; the diagnosis of dysplasia tumors and inflammatory diseases in all parts of the GI tract, including lymphocytic disorders; and follow-up of MALT and other lymphomas. Discussions will focus on the rapidly expanding and evolving field of therapeutic endoscopic techniques, including problems you might encounter in biopsies following the use of ablative techniques.


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  • List Price: $1,769.00 USD
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Credits:   29.25 CME Credits, 8.0 SAMs CME Credits


Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine exactly where you are throughout the GI tract, and recognize the normal morphology of each area.
  • Improve your diagnostic skills and...
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