2015 Annual Meeting

SC44-Endocrine Tumor Board:  Clinicopathological Correlations in Endocrine Pathology

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 313, March 26 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Ozgur Mete, Sylvia Asa, Shereen Ezzat

Educational Objective

This course focuses on the critical importance of accurate diagnosis with structure-function and clinicopathologic correlations in endocrine tumors. Special emphasis will be given to the need for complete and accurate clinical data, and the clinical responsibilities of pathologists in the management of patients with endocrine neoplasms. The clinician-pathologist interactions that are important in endocrine pathology will be highlighted to model the role of pathologists. The course will be constructed as a series of case presentations of varying lengths that will provide a comprehensive overview of clinicopathologic features of common endocrine neoplasms arising from thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, paraganglia, pituitary, and pancreas. The cases will include presentation of clinical and biochemical data by an endocrine oncologist, followed by review of histopathological features with a special emphasis on terminology and classification issues. The role of ancillary tools, recent advances in the understanding of pathogenesis of endocrine neoplasia, genotype-phenotype correlations, and clinicopathological correlations that impact treatment decisions will be discussed in a multidisciplinary fashion. This course is designed for general pathologists, residents, fellows and pathologists with special interest in this area. A comprehensive syllabus , virtual slides and still images, along with clinical histories, will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. After the meeting, all course registrants will also be able to access to the PowerPoint slides presented at the USCAP Annual Meeting along with the text portion of the syllabus on the USCAP website. Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. establish the importance of clinicopathological correlations in endocrine diseases,
  2. discuss genotype-phenotype correlations in endocrine cancers,
  3. be familiar with the pitfalls and ancillary tools used in the accurate diagnosis of endocrine neoplasms,
  4. understand the clinical responsibilities of pathologists in the management of patients with endocrine neoplasms, and
  5. model the role of pathologists in the multidisciplinary endocrine oncology team.

Session Credits: CME = 3 / SAMs = N/A


SC Speaker
Speaker: Ozgur Mete, MD, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
Access to Handouts
SC Speaker
Speaker: Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
SC Speaker
Speaker: Shereen Ezzat, MD, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada


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