2017 Annual Meeting

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

March 5 2017, 1:30pm to 5:00pm


Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

State of the Art: An Update on Major Challenges in Selected GI Malignancies

Sunday, March 5, 2017
1:30 PM 5:00 PM
CC Hemisfair 1

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Moderator: Michael Torbenson, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Course Description:
The mission of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society is to emphasize the importance of gastrointestinal pathology as a sophisticated and complex area of pathology. The Education Committee, in consultation with Society officers, determined the title, contents, and speakers of this companion meeting. The chosen topics address new advances in our understanding of the classification and treatment of selected gastrointestinal malignancies. The program will emphasize the role of the surgical pathologist in the proper workup and reporting of these premalignant and malignant conditions, with an emphasis on the findings of most importance to proper patient management.

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

  • Describe key changes in the AJCC staging system of GI malignancies; the molecular basis for immunotherapy and the role the pathologist plays in patient selection
  • Identify the criteria used to grade and stage mucinous appendiceal neoplasms and goblet cell tumors of the appendix; the criteria used to identify and classify epithelial dysplasia in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Measure the impact that proper tumor classification, grading, and staging plays in clinical care for selected GI malignancies


1:30 PM


1:30 PM

Selected Updates on AJCC Staging of GI Malignancies
Sanjay Kakar, MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

2:00 PM

Immunotherapy for GI Malignancies
Robert Anders, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2:30 PM

Update on the Diagnosis and Grading of Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasms
Reetesh K. Pai, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Goblet Cell Carcinoid
Hanlin L. Wang, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

4:00 PM

Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture: Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Robert Riddell, MBBS, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario


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