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Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract_2017
Andaz San Diego
600 F St San Diego, CA 92101-6310 
March 27-31, 2017
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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.


Credits: 29.25 CME Credits, 7.0 SAM CME Credits


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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 re-assess how you sign out cases.

·         Interpret biopsies rather than using a list of descriptive terms and discuss why you need to make this change.

·         Apply a systematic approach when diagnosing biopsies that reduces risk of error and maximizes diagnostic information.

·         Identify and apply diagnostic criteria methodologically for inflammatory conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and anal region.

·         Evaluate and apply classification systems for the common inflammatory and neoplastic conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, appendix and anal region.

·         Differentiate features based on fact from those based on tradition.

·         Discuss the clinical implications of a diagnosis.

·         Use the criteria for premalignant lesions of the GI tract to identify them, assign a histologic grade to them, explain their prognostic and therapeutic significance and management implications, and deal with problems occurring in post-ablative biopsies.

·         Assess the role that iatrogenic diseases and drugs/medications play in GI disorders.


Core competencies: PC, MK, ICS, PBL, SBP, PR


Feature: Virtual glass slide cases will be available through the Internet prior to the course.              


Intended Audience: Pathologists, Pathology Residents, and Pathologists’ Assistants


  • List Price: $1,769.00 USD
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Faculty List



Robert H. Riddell, MD, FRCPath, FASCP

University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital



Henry D. Appelman, MD, MASCP

University of Michigan Medical School


Mary P. Bronner, MD, FASCP

University of Utah and ARUP Huntsman Cancer Institute



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