2015 Annual Meeting
SC11-Emerging Issues in Pulmonary Pathology
Room CC 306, March 27 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Mary Beasley, Sanja Dacic
The course will be organized as a series of case presentations illustrating challenging situations in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases that will provide a practical surgical pathology update. The cases will illustrate challenging areas of newly proposed guidelines for diagnosis and management of patients with interstitial lung diseases and lung carcinomas. The value of ancillary studies in terms of facilitating diagnosis, predicting the prognosis and response to therapy will be discussed where appropriate. We will provide practical tips for generation of surgical pathology reports easily understandable by thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and oncologists. The following topics will be discussed: controversial criteria of the newly proposed IASLC/ERS/ATS classification of lung adenocarcinoma, challenging mesothelial proliferations addressed in the new upcoming guideline, difficult areas of lung cancer staging, controversial entities in the upcoming ATS/ERS classification of chronic interstitial pneumonias, cystic diseases of the lung, and recently recognized patterns of smoking induced lung injury. A syllabus and advanced study material will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. After the meeting, participants will receive web access to the PowerPoint presentations given during the USCAP Annual Meeting. Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Integrate histology, radiology, emerging molecular techniques and clinical information in the diagnosis of thoracic entities.