Companion Society Meetings

History of Pathology Society

Diseases and Environment: Relevant Achievements throughout History

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Session Credits:

1.5 CME


Gabriella Nesi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Course Description:

A recent report by the World Health Organization recognizes that environmental risk factors are associated with approximately 25% of the global disease burden. Therefore, environmental hazard prevention and control could effectively help in improving public health. While living in healthy surroundings is still a challenge, scientific knowledge of environment-related illnesses can boast an impressive background. The session will focus on the complex interaction between disease and the environment in historical contexts, highlighting specific (lung, liver, urinary bladder) tumors.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Appreciate the historical relationships between the environment and disease
  • Value the contributions of prominent pathologists who first described specific environment-mediated diseases
  • Understand how the pathogenetic role of environmental agents in carcinogenesis was discovered


3:30 PM An All-Pervading Enemy: Environmental Causes of Disease Through the Ages
Gaetano Thiene, MD, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
4:00 PM Lung Cancer
Henry Tazelaar, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
4:20 PM Liver Cancer
Stephen Geller, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
4:40 PM Urinary Bladder Cancer
Gabriella Nesi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy


Continuing Medical Education

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 History of 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
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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