2016 Annual Meeting

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

Room CC 602-603, March 18 2016, 1:00pm to 4:30pm


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

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Kristen L. Veraldi, MD PhD, and Frank Schneider, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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, and a comprehensive syllabus will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. 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:

  1. Know which particular histologic features are of most interest to their clinicians in which clinical setting
  2. Know 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
  5. Know about treatment decisions made based on their tissue diagnoses.


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