2016 Annual Meeting

SC11-Contemporary Cardiovascular Pathology from Bench to Bedside: How Emerging Ancillary Tools are Transforming the Field

Room CC 608, March 16 2016, 8:00am to 12:00pm


SC11-Contemporary Cardiovascular Pathology from Bench to Bedside: How Emerging Ancillary Tools Are Transforming the Field

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Joseph J. Maleszewski, MD, and Peter T. Lin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

This practical course focuses on the fundamentals of handling surgery- and autopsy-derived cardiovascular specimens. Emerging technologies that inform diagnoses and clinical decision making will be addressed. The course is targeted toward the practicing medical, surgical, autopsy, forensic and/or molecular pathologist who routinely encounters cardiovascular specimens (including pathologists-in-training). Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of handling specimens and reporting. The course will be constructed as a series of case presentations that will cover an array of acquired cardiovascular disease, and specifically those for which emerging ancillary technologies (genomics and proteomics) play an active role in clinical decision-making. Topics to be covered include: cardiomyopathies, connective tissue disease, endocarditis, pericardial disease, and neoplastic cardiovascular disease. Virtual slides and histories will be provided on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. All course registrants will also receive web access to the presentations presented at the USCAP Annual Meeting.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Effectively approach surgery- and autopsy-derived cardiovascular specimens
  2. Identify emerging ancillary tools that will inform the diagnosis
  3. Recognize clinically actionable information to convey to care providers in order to positively effect care of the patient and/or the patients family.


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