2017 Annual Meeting

SC51-Common Questions in Gastrointestinal Pathology: Pitfalls and Pearls from Daily Consensus Conference

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

Description

SC51: Common Questions In Gastrointestinal Pathology: Pitfalls and Pearls from Daily Consensus Conference

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs


Faculty: Deepa T. Patil, M.D., Ana E. Bennett, MD, and John R. Goldblum, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

In the current era of standardized clinical care, providing succinct, accurate, and standardized reports is becoming increasingly important for optimal clinical management. Based on the cases reviewed at our daily GI Pathology Consensus Conference in a subspecialty-based practice, we have identified pathologic entities and concepts in GI pathology that continue to pose diagnostic challenge on a regular basis. This course is designed to address topics, such as, grading of Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related dysplasia, recognizing variants of IBD, applying updated classification of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms and colonic polyps (especially serrated polyps), recognizing pitfalls in diagnosing malignant colorectal polyps, approach to intraepithelial lymphocytosis-pattern of injury in small bowel biopsies, neuroendocrine proliferation in gastric biopsies, and controversies related to colon cancer staging.
Each topic will be introduced by an illustrative case/diagnostic dilemma that was shared at our Consensus Conference. This case-based format will then serve as a platform to discuss the diagnostic approach, differential diagnoses, and diagnostic pitfalls. Both general and subspecialty pathologists, in a community-based or an academic setting, as well as pathologists-in-training, will benefit from this course.
Virtual slides and/or still images, along with histories, will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. A syllabus reviewing diagnostic features and differential diagnosis, along with a comprehensive reference list will be posted on the USCAP website prior to the meeting. All course participants will receive web access to the PowerPoint presented at USCAP Annual Meeting along with the text portion of the syllabus.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participants should be able to
1) recognize histologic features used to grade Barrett’s and IBD-related dysplasia,
2) use a practical approach to classify IBD and colorectal polyps (serrated and malignant polyps),
3) systematically evaluate intraepithelial lymphocytosis pattern of injury in small bowel biopsies and neuroendocrine proliferation in gastric biopsies,
4) apply current classification of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms and understand controversies related to colorectal cancer staging and 6) compose succinct reports that follow standardized practice guidelines.

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