2016 Annual Meeting

SC25-Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD: Diagnosis, Implications and Pitfalls

Room CC 602-603, March 16 2016, 8:00am to 12:00pm


SC25-Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD: Diagnosis, Implications, and Pitfalls

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Alexandros D. Polydorides, MD, PhD, Departments of Pathology and Medicine (Gastroenterology), Steven Itzkowitz, MD, Departments of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and Oncological Sciences, and Noam Harpaz, MD, PhD, Departments of Pathology and Medicine (Gastroenterology), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

This course will review the classification and diagnosis of dysplasia in IBD using a practical, mostly case-based approach supported by the relevant literature. Emphasis will be placed on differential diagnosis, grading, diagnostic pitfalls, unconventional variants, clinicopathological correlation, and the implications of pathologic diagnoses for patient management from the gastroenterologists perspective. The course is geared both toward surgical pathologists whose practice includes biopsy and resection specimens from patients with IBD and toward pathologists-in-training. The syllabus will review the standardized nomenclature, endoscopic classification and histologic criteria for dysplasia in IBD with specific case examples, many of which will be distributed in advance in the form of virtual slides. Ancillary techniques and strategies to deal with difficult cases will be discussed. Real-time feedback and question and answer sessions will be incorporated throughout the course. Virtual slides and case histories will be posted in advance on the USCAP website. A comprehensive syllabus including PowerPoint presentations, reference list and explanatory text will be available online prior to the meeting.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Diagnose and classify colorectal dysplasia in the setting of IBD with greater confidence
  2. Avoid potential pitfalls
  3. Be better prepared to participate with their gastroenterologist colleagues in clinical decision-making.


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