Short Courses and Special Courses

SC25 - Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD: Diagnosis, Implications, and Pitfalls

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


Alexandros D. Polydorides, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Steven Itzkowitz, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Noam Harpaz, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Course Description

This course will review the classification and diagnosis of dysplasia in IBD using a practical, mostly case-based approach supported by the relevant literature. Emphasis will be placed on differential diagnosis, grading, diagnostic pitfalls, unconventional variants, clinicopathological correlation, and the implications of pathologic diagnoses for patient management from the gastroenterologist’s perspective. The course is geared both toward surgical pathologists whose practice includes biopsy and resection specimens from patients with IBD and toward pathologists-in-training. The syllabus will review the standardized nomenclature, endoscopic classification and histologic criteria for dysplasia in IBD with specific case examples, many of which will be distributed in advance in the form of virtual slides. Ancillary techniques and strategies to deal with difficult cases will be discussed. Real-time feedback and question and answer sessions will be incorporated throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Diagnose and classify colorectal dysplasia in the setting of IBD with greater confidence
  • Avoid potential pitfalls
  • Participate with their gastroenterologist colleagues in clinical decision making


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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