Short Courses and Special Courses

SC06 – Diagnostic Dilemma in Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Bone Pathology

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This Short Course session includes up to a 30-minute break.

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Scott E. Kilpatrick, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
G. Petur Nielsen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
John Reith, MD, University of Florida, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Course Description

The course will provide a case-based, interactive presentation focusing on specific and common diagnostic problems in orthopedic pathology. Audience participation is encouraged. Topics to be discussed include enchondroma vs. chondrosarcoma, osteoid osteoma/osteoblastoma vs. osteosarcoma, metastatic carcinoma and nonmesenchymal lesions involving bone, tenosynovial giant cell tumors, chordoma vs. intraosseous benign notochordal cell tumor and notochordal remnants, and various forms of arthritis, including criteria and diagnosis of infectious revision arthroplasty. When necessary, the role of fine needle aspiration and core needle biopsies will be explored. Emphasis predominantly will be on light microscopic features with clinical and radiological correlation; however, ancillary studies, such as immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic/molecular analysis, will be presented when applicable.

The course is designed for pathology residents and general surgical pathologists seeking a better understanding of the orthopedic neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Confidently approach the differential diagnosis of common problematic areas in orthopedic pathology
  • Discuss and recognize diagnostic pitfalls in bone pathology
  • Know when to effectively and judiciously use ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of orthopedic tumors


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (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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