January 15-17, 2011
Miami Beach Resort
Practical Issues for Practicing Surgical and Cytopathologists
This 17.25 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. 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.
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
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 live activity for a maximum of 17.25 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).
Registration SAVE $$$ - Early Registration available until November 30, 2010
The course fee includes a reception for registrants and accompanying persons.
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, 2010. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.
Miami Beach Resort
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For
assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services
Desk at 1-800-328-1111. Be sure to use our File Number: NM64H
American Airlines is also offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our
meeting. For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase visit www.aa.com/group or contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use our Authorization Number: 5811AJ
IMPORTANT: For online ticket purchases, please include our Authorization Number in the Tour Code box of all tickets issued for this group.
Airport: Closest airport is Miami International Airport.
The group discount is 25% and is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with
unlimited free mileage.
Cab fare to/from Miami International airport and the Miami Beach Resort is
approximately $32.00 one way.
Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle is offering a discounted rate to USCAP meeting attendees. To book your
reservation, please call 305-871-2000. For more information, and to retrieve your
$2.00 off coupon, please click here.
Location & Directions to Hotel
From Miami International Airport: Take I-195 east to Collins Avenue exit. Go left on Collins. The resort is on the right side of Collins.
From Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport:Take I-95 south to I-195 east to Collins Avenue exit. Go left on Collins Avenue. The resort is on the right side of Collins.
From Palm Beach International Airport: Take I-95 south to I-195 east to Miami Beach. Go left on Collins Avenue. The resort is one mile up on the right side of Collins.