2017 Annual Meeting

SC17-Introducing the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors: A Synthesis of Molecular and Morphologic Data

March 9 2017, 8:00am to 11:30am

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SC17 Introducing the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors: A Synthesis of Molecular and Morphologic Data

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs


Faculty: Daniel M. Berney, FRCPath, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK and Muhammad T. Idrees, MD, Indiana university Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented a new classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs in 2016 and the reference text (blue book) was released in January 2016. For testis several modifications in terminologies, novel entities and guidelines are included. The knowledge of this new classification scheme is of utmost importance to deal with diagnostic issues.
The rarity and complexity of testicular tumors present unique challenges for genitourinary pathologists. Even specialized genitourinary pathologist deal with only handful of cases on annual basis. The spectrum of morphologic variations in testicular tumor is tremendous and poses a great challenge for the pathologists especially in general surgical pathology practice because of limited exposure to these rare tumors. Correct diagnosis is the key in clinical managements of many of these tumors. High cure rate, especially of germ cell tumors necessitates having a precise diagnosis in order to administer accurate management plan. Additionally inherited disorders may be associated with unique morphologic variants which makes it extremely challenging to cater the managements in terms of lifelong commitment for the patients and the clinicians. Since majority of the tumors arising in the testis are in younger patients which put an extra stress on surgical pathologists to acquire competency in testicular pathology to avoid the diagnostic pitfalls.
This course will help enhance the diagnostic skills of the pathologists especially genitourinary pathologists who often deal with difficult testicular neoplasms. Since WHO classification is the most followed throughout the world, our effort would be to comprehensively educate the pathologists regarding the changes in new classification to streamline the adaptation of this new scheme and in return increase awareness, uniformity and performance.

SC17 Introducing the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors: A Synthesis of Molecular and Morphologic Data

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs


Faculty: Daniel M. Berney, FRCPath, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK and Muhammad T. Idrees, MD, Indiana university Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented a new classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs in 2016 and the reference text (blue book) was released in January 2016. For testis several modifications in terminologies, novel entities and guidelines are included. The knowledge of this new classification scheme is of utmost importance to deal with diagnostic issues.
The rarity and complexity of testicular tumors present unique challenges for genitourinary pathologists. Even specialized genitourinary pathologist deal with only handful of cases on annual basis. The spectrum of morphologic variations in testicular tumor is tremendous and poses a great challenge for the pathologists especially in general surgical pathology practice because of limited exposure to these rare tumors. Correct diagnosis is the key in clinical managements of many of these tumors. High cure rate, especially of germ cell tumors necessitates having a precise diagnosis in order to administer accurate management plan. Additionally inherited disorders may be associated with unique morphologic variants which makes it extremely challenging to cater the managements in terms of lifelong commitment for the patients and the clinicians. Since majority of the tumors arising in the testis are in younger patients which put an extra stress on surgical pathologists to acquire competency in testicular pathology to avoid the diagnostic pitfalls.
This course will help enhance the diagnostic skills of the pathologists especially genitourinary pathologists who often deal with difficult testicular neoplasms. Since WHO classification is the most followed throughout the world, our effort would be to comprehensively educate the pathologists regarding the changes in new classification to streamline the adaptation of this new scheme and in return increase awareness, uniformity and performance.

SC17 Introducing the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors: A Synthesis of Molecular and Morphologic Data

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs


Faculty: Daniel M. Berney, FRCPath, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK and Muhammad T. Idrees, MD, Indiana university Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented a new classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs in 2016 and the reference text (blue book) was released in January 2016. For testis several modifications in terminologies, novel entities and guidelines are included. The knowledge of this new classification scheme is of utmost importance to deal with diagnostic issues.
The rarity and complexity of testicular tumors present unique challenges for genitourinary pathologists. Even specialized genitourinary pathologist deal with only handful of cases on annual basis. The spectrum of morphologic variations in testicular tumor is tremendous and poses a great challenge for the pathologists especially in general surgical pathology practice because of limited exposure to these rare tumors. Correct diagnosis is the key in clinical managements of many of these tumors. High cure rate, especially of germ cell tumors necessitates having a precise diagnosis in order to administer accurate management plan. Additionally inherited disorders may be associated with unique morphologic variants which makes it extremely challenging to cater the managements in terms of lifelong commitment for the patients and the clinicians. Since majority of the tumors arising in the testis are in younger patients which put an extra stress on surgical pathologists to acquire competency in testicular pathology to avoid the diagnostic pitfalls.
This course will help enhance the diagnostic skills of the pathologists especially genitourinary pathologists who often deal with difficult testicular neoplasms. Since WHO classification is the most followed throughout the world, our effort would be to comprehensively educate the pathologists regarding the changes in new classification to streamline the adaptation of this new scheme and in return increase awareness, uniformity and performance.

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