2017 Annual Meeting
SC21-Practical Molecular Diagnostics for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist
March 9 2017, 8:00am to 11:30am
SC21 Practical Molecular Diagnostics for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist
Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs
Faculty: Laura J. Tafe, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH and Maria E. Arcila, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
The rapid advances in genomic medicine and technology have sharpened the clinical impact of pathology. Regardless of subspecialty or extent of training, the modern surgical pathologist is now asked to meet the challenge of genomic personalization and offer guidance on what test to perform, where to perform it, how to perform it and provide an integrated interpretation of the results. Selecting the right laboratory, the appropriate test for the material at hand and decoding a molecular pathology report represent complicated tasks with significant consequences for patient care. This short course will focus on basic concepts of specimen and test selection, testing methods and interpretation that are practical for the surgical pathologist.