Short Courses and Special Courses

SC11 - Contemporary Cardiovascular Pathology from Grossing Bench to Bedside: How Emerging Ancillary Tools are Transforming the Field

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am
This Short Course session includes up to a half-hour break.

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Joseph J. Maleszewski, MD
Peter T. Lin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Course Description

This practical course focuses on the fundamentals of handling surgery- and autopsy-derived cardiovascular specimens. Emerging technologies that inform diagnoses and clinical decision making will be addressed. The course is targeted toward the practicing medical, surgical, autopsy, forensic and/or molecular pathologist who routinely encounters cardiovascular specimens (including pathologists-in-training). Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of handling specimens and reporting. The course will be constructed as a series of case presentations that will cover an array of acquired cardiovascular disease, and specifically those for which emerging ancillary technologies (genomics and proteomics) play an active role in clinical decision-making. Topics to be covered include: cardiomyopathies, connective tissue disease, endocarditis, pericardial disease, and neoplastic cardiovascular disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Effectively approach surgery – and autopsy-derived cardiovascular specimens
  • Identify emerging ancillary tools that will inform the diagnosis
  • Recognize clinically actionable information to convey to care providers to positively affect care of the patient and or the patient’s family


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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