This 17 hour CME 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. Diagnostic dilemmas and potential pitfalls
commonplace and unique to the major organ systems are explored. Correlation is fundamental to the practice
of cytopathology; where appropriate radiologic imaging as well as concurrent cell block or needle core
biopsies or subsequent surgical specimens are also presented. In addition, didactic lectures on QA/QC, risk
avoidance and error reduction (pitfalls) will be presented. Participants are expected to have a working
knowledge of basic cytopathology. Selected cases will be presented as unknowns and discussed using an
audience response system to facilitate audience participation. A comprehensive syllabus and a CD-ROM
containing illustrative PowerPoint presentations and handouts for each topic is included in the course fee.
This course is intended to provide a pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as opportunities for
1:1 interaction with the outstanding faculty.
Course Faculty, Topics and Schedule
Course Learning Objectives
|To provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing cytopathologists and anatomic pathologists. The course addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of the major areas studied by cytopathology/FNA. |
|To provide an understanding of new standards, techniques, criteria, classifications, etc. in areas where past training and self-study may give less than ideal exposure. |
|To stimulate interest in new developments, recognize the benefits and limitations of new technologies, and improve participants’ ability to prepare for future diagnostic responsibilities by enhancing their spectrum of professional competence.|
The USCAP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
The USCAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s)™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
in the activity.
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 SAMs credit(s).
SAVE $$$ - Early Registration available until January 15th
| ||Academy Member||Non-Member|
| September 1 - November 2 || $ 550 || $ 625|
| November 3 - January 15 || $ 625 || $ 700|
|January 16 and On Site || $ 700 || $ 775|
Online Registration is now closed.
The course fee includes a reception for registrants and accompanying persons. Continental Breakfast for
Registrants is also included in the course fee. If you wish, you may purchase breakfast for your
accompanying person(s). Please indicate the number of breakfasts you wish to order in your Online
Registration information. The fee for each breakfast is $20.00 for Adults (or children over 12).
Early registration is advised since enrollment will be closed when the course is
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until December 15, 2008. Refunds after that date
will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.
The course will be held at the beautiful, new, oceanfront Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. See
more information on the Sandpearl Resort website.
500 Mandalay Blvd
Clearwater Beach, Fl 33767
Rates: Single/Double $215.00
Available 3 days pre/post meeting dates
Taxes: 12% tax
Discounted Room Rates available until December 17, 2008
Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 11:00 am
Reservations: Phone: (877) 726-3111 (identify yourself with the USCAP group)
Cancellation policy: All reservation requests will require a one (1)
night advance payment that will be refundable only if the reservation is canceled at least 72 hours prior
to arrival date.
American Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For
assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at
1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use our Authorization Number: A4919AJ
IMPORTANT: For online ticket purchases, please include our Authorization Number in the Tour Code box
of all tickets issued for this group.
Avis Car Rental
Avis is offering discounted car rentals for attendees during our meeting. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is D005275. To book your reservation online,
please visit http://tinyurl.com/ypr386
or call toll free to 1-800-331-1600 and use the above discount number.
The group discount is 25% and is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with
unlimited free mileage.
With great discounts and the highest levels of service, there's never been a
better reason to rent with Avis!
Cab fare to/from the Tampa airport/Sandpearl Resort is approximately $45.00 one way.
Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle is offering a discounted rate of to USCAP meeting attendees. To book your reservation
and prepay online, please visit their website at www.supershuttle.com and use the promotional code NFPDG.
Location & Directions
From North and East Follow I-75 South or I-4 West to 275 South into Tampa. Merge
onto State Route 60 at exit 39, the Tampa Airport Exit. Take 60 and the Courtney Campbell Causeway
across beautiful Tampa Bay and into Clearwater. Continue onto Gulf To Bay Boulevard to Court Street
where you veer left toward Clearwater Beach. Cross the Memorial Causeway and onto Clearwater Beach. At
the traffic circle take your second right on Mandalay Avenue. Sandpearl will be roughly a half a mile,
on your left. Sandpearl is roughly 25 miles from downtown Tampa.
From South Take I-75 North to 275 North into St. Petersburg. Merge onto Roosevelt
Boulevard via exit number 30. Continue for a few miles on Roosevelt Boulevard/East Bay Drive. Exit near
the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport and continue across the Bayside Bridge. Exit the bridge at Route
60 and at the bottom of the ramp turn left. Follow Route 60 through Clearwater for roughly 5 miles.
Route 60 will veer right toward downtown. Follow through downtown and cross the Memorial Causeway and
onto Clearwater Beach. At the traffic circle take your second right on Mandalay Avenue. Sandpearl will
be roughly a half a mile, on your left. Sandpearl is roughly 20 miles from downtown St. Petersburg.
Get driving directions using Google maps.