Short Courses and Special Courses

SC61 - WHO is Changing! A Survival Manual for Practicing Pathologists for the Upcoming Changes in Glial Tumor Classification and Its Impact on Routine Practice

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Short Course session includes up to a one-hour break.

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Humayun Gultekin, M.D., University of Miami, Miami, FL
Tarik Tihan, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Course Description

This is a practically oriented course that focuses on the most common adult malignant gliomas encountered in general surgical pathology practice. This course is designed for general surgical pathologists and pathologists-in-training. Emphasis will be placed on recent developments in the surgical pathology of CNS malignant gliomas and problems in differential diagnosis. The course, constructed as a series of case presentations will include active participation from the participants, and provide a comprehensive overview of the diagnostic tools to accurately classify and grade malignant gliomas, as well as selection of the relevant molecular tests. The case presentations will cover histopathological features, differential diagnosis, IHC and molecular tests, and correlation with patient management decisions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify at least 3 molecular markers necessary for the accurate classification of adult infiltrating gliomas
  • Identify at least 5 different molecular categories of glioblastomas
  • Identify at least 3 critical markers for prognosis in pilocytic astrocytoma


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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