2016 Annual Meeting

SC28-Pulmonary Infections: Morphologic And Molecular Tips For The Surgical Pathologist

Room CC 617, March 17 2016, 8:00am to 11:30am

Description

SC28-Pulmonary Infections: Morphologic And Molecular Tips For The Surgical Pathologist

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, Gary Procop, MD and Carol Farver, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

This course is a case-based review of common infections in the lung. The usual as well as unusual morphologic patterns of fungal, mycobacterial, bacterial, viral and parasitic infections in the lung will be illustrated with an emphasis on the use and interpretation of special stains. The role that clinical information - including imaging - plays in the diagnostic algorithm and the clinical significance of the pathologic diagnosis will be reviewed. Finally, the utility of microbiological cultures and molecular techniques in the diagnosis of each infection will be addressed. The course is intended for general surgical pathologists, residents and fellows who will find a review of the histopathology and diagnostic work-up of lung infections useful, and for pulmonary pathologists who desire an update on newer diagnostic techniques. The material for advance study will include scanned virtual slides. The PowerPoint presentation used at the meeting will be posted on the USCAP website for registrants use after the meeting.

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

  1. Identify the morphologic features of common pulmonary infections
  2. Develop familiarity with the use of special stains in diagnosing infectious lung disease
  3. Clarify the role of molecular testing in the diagnosis

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