Meeting Information


Practical Issues for Practicing Surgical and Cytopathologists


This advanced course is designed to provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing surgical and cytopathologists who also wish to remain current with the changing trends in cytodiagnosis and laboratory management. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of the major organ systems studied by cytopathology/FNA. A syllabus containing the PowerPoint lecture material will be distributed at the course. Following the course, these PowerPoint lectures as well as handouts and ancillary materials will be available online for participants. Above all, this course is intended to provide a pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as opportunities for 1:1 interaction with the outstanding faculty.

The 2014 Diagnostic Cytopathology Course provides 18.25 CME/13 SAMs credits. Additional CME and SAMs credits may be obtained by registering for and attending additional sessions which include a 1 hour didactic FNA lecture and 2 hour hands-on practicum. The FNA lecture offers a 1 hour CME credit and a 1 hour SAMs credit.  The ultrasound session offers 2 hours of CME credit and NO SAMs credit. Please note that there is a separate registration fee for each of these sessions. Participants have the option to register for the lecture portion only or the lecture and practicum together. The lecture and practicum together are limited to the first 35 registrants. Attending all of the sessions within the course enables attendees to earn up to 21.25 CME credits and 14 SAMs credits.

After attending the Diagnostic Cytopathology Course participants should be better able to:

  • Triage cytologic specimens for preliminary and final interpretations for a variety of body sites with an understanding of cytologic limitations and managerial impact.
  • Utilize appropriate nomenclature for thyroid, pancreas, gynecologic, lung, and urine cytology.
  • Understand advantages and pitfalls in commonly used and new molecular tests and immunohistochemical stains utilizing cytologic specimens.
  • Ascertain the current guidelines and consensus for Pap tests, HPV testing and management.


Certificates of CME/SAMs Credit for Participation

Accreditation Statement
The United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The USCAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International Physicians
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Health Professionals
Health Professional participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

CME Credits
An online evaluation must be completed prior to claiming CME credit for this activity. The evaluation form and CME claim forms can be accessed through the USCAP website after completion of the activity.

Self-Assessment Modules Credits
The USCAP is also accredited by the American Board of Pathology to offer Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification. Registrants must take and pass the post-test in order to claim the available 14 SAMs credits.



Course Fee
(Includes 3 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches for registrants, and a reception for registrants and accompanying persons)

  Academy Member  Non-Member
Aug 19–Nov 30  Course Registration$725$900
   Optional FNA Practicum & Lecture
(Gain an additional 3 CME and 1 SAMs credit.
Maximum registration is limited to 35.)
   Optional FNA Lecture Only
(Gain an additional 1 CME and 1 SAMs credit)
Dec 1–Jan 13  Course Registration$825$1000
   Optional FNA Practicum & Lecture
(Gain an additional 3 CME and 1 SAMs credit.
Maximum registration is limited to 35.)
   Optional FNA Lecture Only
(Gain an additional 1 CME and 1 SAMs credit)
Jan 14–On Site  Course Registration$925$1100
   Optional FNA Practicum & Lecture
(Gain an additional 3 CME and 1 SAMs credit.
Maximum registration is limited to 35.)
   Optional FNA Lecture Only
(Gain an additional 1 CME and 1 SAMs credit)

Early registration is advised since enrollment will be closed when the course is filled.


Cancellation Policy
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until December 16, 2013. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 25% charge.