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Practical and Effective Diagnostic Hematopathology-2017
Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109-8941 
June 19-22, 2017
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DATE:                                    June 19-22, 2017

CREDITS:                            Option A provides 19.25 CME Credits

                                                Option B provides 26.0 CME Credits

                                                Either option provides 5.0 SAM CME Credits


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General Information:


Don’t miss participating in this up-to-date and exciting course as renowned specialists delve into the daily questions and problems of a difficult field! To gain a firm hematological foundation, attend the unique, optional introductory section (for additional cost) to strengthen your basic hematopathology skills. The subsequent core course will present two and a half days of information-filled expert discussion and guidance regarding current hematological challenges!


Topics will include resolving the diagnostic uncertainty resulting from recent changes in the diagnostic criteria and new “overlap” categories in the latest (4th Edition) WHO classification, particularly in atypical clinical settings or on the basis of small biopsy samples. You’ll also hear in-depth discussion of traditional microscopic evaluation of hematolymphoid disorders, as well as a broad range of ancillary studies. You will gain the latest information on a wide variety of testing methods currently being introduced into practice, plus you’ll discover cutting edge technology that will be available in the near future. Special emphasis will be placed on preparing you for a complete “team” approach to patient management--highlighting the pathologist’s role in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic choices—in order to provide the best possible patient care.


Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the genetic and molecular evaluation of myeloid and lymphoid disorders.
  • Discuss the utilization of ancillary studies in the diagnosis of myeloid disorders and lymphoid lesions.
  • Evaluate lymph node architecture to provide appropriate differential diagnosis for neoplastic and benign conditions.
  • Discuss the key features relative to accurate diagnosis and new therapies for the myeloid disorders.
  • Explain the key histopathologic features and ancillary testing necessary for effective classification of low grade B cell lymphoma, high grade B cell lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Apply appropriately the WHO 2008 classification schemes for malignancies affecting primarily the bone marrow and for the various lymphomas.
  • Avoid pitfalls in the immunophenotyping of hematolymphoid proliferations.
  • Explain the key features of common and uncommon histiocytic disorders.
  • Discuss key diagnostic and immunohistochemical features of common splenic pathology.



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







Dennis P. O’Malley, MD, FASCP

MD Anderson Cancer Center


Lauren B. Smith, MD

University of Michigan




Todd S. Barry, MD, PhD, FASCP



Yuri Fedoriw, MD, FASCP

University of North Carolina


Eric Hsi, MD

Cleveland Clinic


New Faculty

L. Jeffrey Medeiros, MD, FASCP

MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • List Price: Free



Monday, June 19 (Optional Day, Extra Cost)


8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction and Background Information

Dennis P. O’Malley, MD, FASCP


Basics of Bone Marrow Pathology and Evaluation – Part I

Yuri Fedoriw, MD, FASCP


Basics of Bone Marrow Pathology and...

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