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2010 Annual UCSF and Stanford Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology


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Location and Dates

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

06/03/2010 - 06/05/2010

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Guest Faculty

Dan Arber, MD
Professor of Pathology, Stanford University

Christopher P. Crum, MD
Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

David J. Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)
Centennial Professor, Clarian Pathology Laboratory

Victor E. Reuter, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD
Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University


Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Time Title Faculty
8:00 AM Introduction   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
8:15 AM Lobular Breast Cancer: Common Problems in Diagnosing LCIS in Core Needle Biopsies   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
9:00 AM Fibroepithelial Lesions - From the Classic to the Novel and Unusual Variants    Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD
10:00 AM Coffee Break  
10:20 AM Ductal Epithelial Lesions: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ vs Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia vs Flat Epithelial Atypia   Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD
11:15 AM Papillary Lesions of the Breast - In Core Needle and Excisional Biopsies   Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial A: Practical Issues in Bone Specimens, Benign and Malignant   Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial B: Things that go    Luke Perkocha, MD
1:30 PM The New AJCC Staging of Breast Cancer: What has changed?   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
2:00 PM Immunostain Update: Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Carcinoma, Emphasizing the Distinction from Gynecologic Cancers   Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD
2:30 PM Coffee Break  
2:50 PM Managing Chemotherapy Treated Specimens   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
3:15 PM Prognostic & Predictive Assays for Breast Cancer: A Practical Update   Rick Baehner, MD
4:00 PM Self Assessment Module    Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD & Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Time Title Faculty
8:00 AM Introduction   Charles Zaloudek, MD
8:05 AM Melanocytic lesions on Genital Skin Melanoma vs. Melanocytic Nevus, Revisited   Timothy McCalmont, MD
9:00 AM Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix: Diagnostic Difficulties, New Entities, and Sneaky Mimics   Charles Zaloudek, MD
10:00 AM Coffee Break  
10:20 AM Endometrial Alterations that Mimic Cancer: Navigating Around Common Problems in Biopsies/Curettages   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
11:00 AM Henry Moon Lecture: Pelvic Serous Carcinogenesis: The Subtle, the Obvious, and the Unknown   Christopher P. Crum, MD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial C: Differential Diagnosis of Reactive Lymphadenopathies   Dan Arber, MD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial D: Diagnostic Approach to Hepatitis   Sanjay Kakar, MD
1:30 PM Selected Dilemmas in Lower Genital Tract Pathology   Christopher P. Crum, MD
2:30 PM Coffee Break  
3:00 PM Ovarian Sex Cord Stromal Tumors: Uncommon Tumors that May Mimic a Variety of More Common Tumors An Overview of Helpful Morphology and Immunomarkers   Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH
3:30 PM Yolk Sac Surprise – Lessons Learned from an Extrauterine Yolk Sac Tumor in a Postmenopausal Patient. A review of Yolk Sac Tumor of the Ovary and Extra-ovarian Sites in Females   Charles Zaloudek, MD
4:00 PM Self Assessment Module    Charles Zaloudek, MD

Saturday, June 5, 2010

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Time Title Faculty
8:00 AM Introduction   Jeff Simko, MD, PhD
8:05 AM Problems and Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Urothelial Lesions    Victor Reuter, MD
9:00 AM Staging of Genitourinary Malignancies: Updates and Challenging Areas   Jeff Simko, MD, PhD
9:50 AM Coffee Break  
10:20 AM Approach to the Diagnosis of Small Glandular Lesions in Prostate Biopsies    Victor Reuter, MD
11:10 AM Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors of the Testis    Charles Zaloudek, MD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial E: Common Problems and Current Issues in Lung Pathology   Kirk Jones, MD
12:15 PM Lunch Tutorial F: Hemetopatholgy   Patrick Treseler, MD, PhD
1:30 PM Renal Epithelial Neoplasms: Diagnostic Problems and Recently Described Entities   David Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)
2:20 PM Coffee Break  
2:40 PM Prostate Cancer: Contemporary Approach and Issues Related to Gleason Grading and Score Reporting   David Grignon, MD, FRCP(C)
3:30 PM Self Assessment Module   Charles Zaloudek, MD & Jeff Simko, MD, PhD

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Rick Baehner, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology,

Kirk Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Sanjay Kakar, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Timothy McCalmont, MD
Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Luke Perkocha, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Joseph T. Rabban, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Patrick Treseler, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, UCSF

Jeff Simko, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, UCSF

Charles Zaloudek, MD
Professor of Pathology, UCSF

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Course Chairs


To identify areas of diagnostic difficulties and challenges in everyday surgical pathology and cytopathology practice, and to provide expert insight on selected topics through didactic lectures, tutorial sessions and interactive reviews. Each day's lectures are centered on a specialty theme: breast pathology (Thursday); gynecologic pathology (Friday); and genitourinary pathology (Saturday). Lunchtime video tutorials cover a larger spectrum of specialties in surgical pathology.

This year the course will be offering a new method of educational activity in the form of Self-Assessment Modules (SAM). Participants can receive additional CME credit by taking a multiple choice exam based on content presented earlier in the day. The moderators will then discuss the questions and answers with the audience. Audience members are encouraged to engage the moderators with their own questions during this review.

We expect that at the end of this course, the participants will be able to

1. Identify common mistakes and pitfalls in the diagnosis of breast, gynecologic and genitourinary diseases in everyday surgical pathology

2. Recognize mimickers of specific diseases in each specialty and learn to interpret special studies that will allow easier differential diagnosis

3. Learn the pertinent histopathological characteristics of diseases in question that will allow unequivocal diagnosis

4. Identify new and additional components of the pathology report that will improve the clinical value of the pathology report.

5. Learn about the recent changes/modifications in the pathological classification of diseases or lesions

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Related Course

2010 UCSF Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology Cytology Seminar

Other Resources:

2010 CI Brochure
2010 CI Brochure

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Hotel Nikko, San Francisco


06/03/2010 - 06/05/2010

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