2015 Annual Meeting

SC49-Interstitial Lung Disease:  What Your Clinician Wants to Know

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 306, March 26 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Kristen Veraldi, Frank Schneider

Educational Objective

This course is targeted toward practicing surgical pathologists (including trainees) who routinely encounter lung biopsies for suspected interstitial lung disease (ILD). Histopathologic differential diagnosis of ILDs can often be enhanced by integrating radiographic and clinical information. This course will place into clinical context a variety of histopathologic features one might see in lung biopsies of ILD. The course, presented by a pulmonologist and a pathologist, will be organized as a series of case presentations illustrating challenging situations in the diagnosis and reporting of ILD. Virtual slides, along with clinical histories, will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. A comprehensive syllabus will be distributed prior to the course. 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. learn which particular histologic features are of most interest to their clinicians in which clinical setting,
  2. learn how to recognize the clinical setting based on the often limited information available at the time of slide review,
  3. improve their communication with pulmonologists,
  4. become familiar with multidisciplinary practice guidelines addressing various ILDs, and
  5. learn about treatment decisions made based on their tissue diagnoses.

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

Agenda

1:00pm
SC Speaker
Speaker: Kristen Veraldi, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
3:00pm
SC Speaker
Speaker: Frank Schneider, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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