Companion Society Meetings

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

GI Pathology Up-to-date: How New Discoveries, Techniques and Therapies are Transforming our Practice

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Rish K. Pai, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

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 how new discoveries, techniques, and therapies are transforming how we practice GI pathology.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Measure the impact of neoadjuvant therapy on gastrointestinal tract malignancies and its effect on patient outcomes
  • Provide useful pathology reports on specimens obtained from advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection specimens
  • Correctly classify gastric polyps and provide clinically useful reports based on new findings and associations
  • Accurately recognize and classify unusual and uncommon gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors
  • Understand the critical role of pathology in bowel cancer screening programs


1:30 PM Tumor Regression Grading of Gastrointestinal Carcinomas Following Neoadjuvant Treatment
Rupert Langer, MD, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2:00 PM Endoscopic Resections of the GI Tract: Pathological Evaluation
Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, MD, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
2:30 PM New Trends in Gastric Polyps: Evolving Classification And Pathogenesis
Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Beyond GIST: Recent Advances in Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors
Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
4:00 PM Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture: The Pathology of Bowel Cancer Screening
Neil A. Shepherd, MB, BS, DM, FRCPath, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of
3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Physicians must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 3 SAM credit hours.


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