2018 Annual Meeting


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Short Course Schedule

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Title Faculty
SC03 - Unusual Breast Lesions Every Pathologist Needs to Know About Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
Laura C. Collins, MBBS
SC05 - The Nerve of Some Nerve Sheath Tumors! A Practical Approach to Common Problems in Surgical Pathology Caterina Giannini, M.D., Ph.D.
Fausto J. Rodriguez, M.D.
Arie Perry, M.D.
Andrew L. Folpe, M.D.
SC09 - Challenging Frozen Sections: When Do I Stick My Neck Out… And How Far? Rhonda Yantiss, M.D.
Timothy D’Alfonso, M.D.
Theresa Scognamiglio, M.D.
Brian Robinson, M.D.
Alain Borczuk, M.D.
SC17 - Introducing the WHO 2016 Classification of Testicular Tumors: A Synthesis of Molecular and Morphologic Data Daniel M. Berney, MA, MB, BChir, FRCPath
Muhammad T. Idrees, M.D.
SC26 - Colonic Polyps: Daily Problems Only Pathologists Understand David F. Schaeffer, M.D.
Hector Li-Chang, M.D.
Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.
SC32 - Blazing a New Trail: Communication for Pathologists in the Era of Transparency and Collaborative Medicine Yael K. Heher, M.D., MPH
Suzanne M. Dintzis, M.D., Ph.D.
SC40 - Hematolymphoid Lesions at the Borderline Between Benign and Malignant: Finding Your Way Out of Uncertainty Eric Hsi, M.D.
Carlos E. Bueso-Ramos, M.D., Ph.D.
Megan O. Nakashima, M.D.
SC47 - Solutions to Old and Emerging Challenges in Uterine Pathology: Morphology, Molecular or Both Bojana Djordievic, M.D.
Russel Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
Carlos Parra-Herran, M.D.
Karuna Garg, M.D.
SC50 - Clinical Realities of Next Generation Sequencing John D. Pfeifer, M.D., Ph.D.
Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, M.D.
Christina Lockwood, Ph.D.
Eric Duncavage, M.D.
SC54 - Medical Education in Pathology: An Update on Principles and Practice Scott B. Lovitch, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanesa Bijol, M.D.
SC61 - WHO is Changing! A Survival Manual Tarik Tihan, M.D., Ph.D.
Sakir Humayun Gultekin, M.D.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Title Faculty
SC20 - Advances in the Cytologic Diagnosis and Reporting of Salivary Gland Lesions with Histologic Correlations William C. Faquin, M.D., Ph.D.
Zubair Baloch, M.D., Ph.D.
Esther Diana Rossi, M.D., Ph.D.
SC21 - Practical Molecular Diagnostics for the Practicing Surgical Pathologist Laura J. Tafe, M.D.
Maria E. Arcila, M.D.
SC24 - Hospital-Based Dermatopathology Mai P. Hoang, M.D.
M. Angelica Selim, M.D.
Margot S. Peters, M.D.
SC29 - Practical Issues and Clinical Implications in Urinary Bladder Pathology Qihui ‘Jim’ Zhai, M.D.
Jae Y. Ro, M.D., Ph.D.
SC34 - Mesenchymal Breast Tumors and Their Mimics: A Guide J. Jordi Rowe, M.D.
Andrea E. Dawson, M.D.
Steven D. Billings, M.D.
SC39 - Bone Marrow Manifestations of Systemic Disease Dita Gratzinger, M.D., Ph.D.
David Czuchlewski, M.D.
Tracy George, M.D.
SC44 - Shedding Light on the “Gray Zones” of Neoplastic Lung Pathology Lynette Sholl, M.D.
Sanja Dacic, M.D., Ph.D.
Marina Vivero, M.D.
SC46 - Getting the Upper Hand on Upper GI: A Practical Approach to Common Issues in the Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Bowel Dora Lam-Himlin, M.D.
Wendy L. Frankel, M.D.
Christina A. Arnold, M.D.
SC48 - The Spectrum of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia: Challenges and Pitfalls Ozgur Mete, M.D.
Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D.
Stefano LaRosa, M.D.
SC53 - From Pixels to Diagnosis: Introduction to Digital Pathology and Image Analysis Anil Parwani, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Metin Gurcan, Ph. D.
SC56 - Nerve and Muscle Biopsies: A Patient-Centered Approach for the General Pathologist Peter Pytel, M.D.
Douglas Anthony, M.D., Ph.D.
SC57 - Translocations and Mutations and Rearrangements, Oh My! The Practical Applications of Molecular Techniques in Gynecologic Pathology Debra A. Bell, M.D.
Sarah E. Kerr, M.D.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Title Faculty
SC07 - Surgical Neuropathology: The Other Stuff Richard A. Prayson, M.D.
Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, M.D.
Anthony T. Yachnis, M.D.
SC10 - Actionable New Trends and Concepts in GU Tumor Pathology: An Update for Urinary Bladder, Prostate and Kidney Rafael E. Jimenez, M.D.
Gladell P. Paner, M.D.
Steven C. Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
SC11 - Contemporary Cardiovascular Pathology from Grossing Bench to Bedside: How Emerging Ancillary Tools are Transforming the Field Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D.
Peter T. Lin, M.D.
SC16 - Surgical Pathology Diagnostic Error Prevention Raouf E. Nakhleh, M.D.
Keith E. Volmar, M.D.
SC19 - Melanocytic Lesions: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis, Adjunctive Molecular Studies and Appropriate Therapy Management Martin C. Mihm, M.D.
Jr., Richard A. Scolyer, M.D.
Adriano Piris, M.D.
SC25 - Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD: Diagnosis, Implications, and Pitfalls

Alexandros D. Polydorides, M.D.
Noam Harpaz, M.D.
Steven Itzkowitz, M.D.

SC27 - Needle Biopsies of Mesenchymal Neoplasms: Algorithmic Approaches and New Strategies for Diagnosis Xiaohua Qian, M.D., Ph.D.
Vickie Y. Jo, M.D.
SC31 - Crossroads of Surgical Pathology and Cytology of Thyroid Tumors: Classification Updates, New Terminologies and Diagnostic Challenges Justine A. Barletta, M.D.
Edmund Cibas, M.D.
SC33 - Ovarian Carcinoma: An Update on Histotype Diagnosis, Primary Site Assignment and Staging C. Blake Gilks, M.D.
Martin Köbel, M.D.
Naveena Singh, M.D., FRCPath
SC36 - The Updated WHO Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms: A Practical Approach to Genetically-Defined and Not-So-Well Defined Entities Attilio Orazi, M.D., FRCPath
Daniel A. Arber, M.D.
Robert P. Hasserjian, M.D.
SC38 - Common Diagnostic Dilemmas in Head and Neck Pathology: Pitfalls, Pearls and Clinical Insights Qihui ‘Jim’ Zhai, M.D.
John Casler, M.D.
SC45 - Unusual Entities in Breast Pathology – Common Mistakes but High Stakes Shabnam Jaffer, M.D.
Ira Bleiweiss, M.D.
Anupma Nayak, M.D.
SC60 - Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology of the Pancreas and Ampulla Olca Basturk, M.D.
Michelle Dian Reid, M.D., M.Sc.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Title Faculty
SC02 - Molecular Diagnostics in Cytopathology: Opportunities, Limitations and Pitfalls Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Roh, M.D., Ph.D.
SC12 - Medical Renal Pathology for the General Surgical Pathologist Kammi Henriksen, M.D.
Vanesa Bijol, M.D.
SC14 - Key Consult Case Questions: An Approach to the 6 Most Common Reasons for Submitting Liver Consults Michael Torbenson, M.D.
Matthew Yeh, M.D., Ph.D.
SC15 - Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumors Steven D. Billings, M.D.
Rajiv Patel, M.D.
SC22 - Making Comments Count: How to Give Effective Feedback Richard A. Prayson, M.D.
J. Jordi Rowe, M.D.
SC23 - Surgical and Molecular Pathology of Thyroid Neoplasia Thomas J. Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.
Bruce M. Wenig, M.D.
SC28 - AMPlicons: Basic Tools and Emerging Fronts in Molecular Diagnostics Annette S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Cecilia C.S. Yeung, M.D.
SC37 - Head and Neck Pathology in the Human Papillomavirus Era: A Crash Course James Lewis Jr., M.D.
Justin Bishop, M.D.
Rebecca Chernock, M.D.
SC41 - From Base to Apex: The Past, Present and Future of Prostate Pathology Brian D. Robinson, M.D.
Mark A. Rubin, M.D.
Scott A. Tomlins, M.D., Ph.D.
SC49 - Practical Approach to Molecular Diagnosis of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Judith V.M.G. Bovee, M.D., Ph.D.
Adrian Marino-Enriquez, M.D., Ph.D.
SC52 - Stromal and Sex Cord Stromal Tumors of the Ovary: The Old, The New and What You Should Know Esther Oliva, M.D.
Carmen Tornos, M.D.
SC55 - Lymph Node Pathology: A Practical Approach to Solving Difficult Diagnostic Dilemmas James R. Cook, M.D., Ph.D.
Sarah E. Gibson, M.D.


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Title Faculty
SC04 - Autopsy in the 21st Century: An Update for Pathologists Performing Hospital Autopsies Today Alex K. Williamson, M.D.
Jody E. Hooper, M.D.
SC18 - Diagnostic Criteria of the Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology: An Outcomes and Risk Based System Christopher J. VandenBussche, M.D.
Güliz A. Barkan, M.D.
Eva M. Wojcik, M.D.
Matthew T. Olson, M.D.
Daniel Kurtycz, M.D.
SC42 - Difficult Diagnoses in Pediatric Hematopathology Michele Paessler, D.O.
Dehua Wang, M.D.
Robert Lorsbach, M.D., Ph.D.
SC59 - Occupationally Related Pleural and Pulmonary Disorders in the 21st Century: Challenges, Pitfalls and No-Nos Victor L. Roggli, M.D.
Thomas A Sporn, M.D.
Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.
SC62 - Nodal Metastases in Head and Neck Lesions: Where’s the Primary? Bruce Wenig, M.D.
Juan C. Hernandez-Prera, M.D.


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Title Faculty
SC06 - Diagnostic Dilemma in Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Bone Pathology John Reith, M.D.
Gunnlaugur Petur Nielsen, M.D.
Scott E. Kilpatrick, M.D.
SC08 - The Pathologist’s Role in Guiding Breast Cancer Treatment in the Era of Neoadjuvant Therapy W. Fraser Symmans, M.D.
Elena Provenzano, M.D.
Veerle Bossuyt, M.D.
SC30 - Diagnosis of Renal Neoplasms Using Integrated Histologic, Cytologic and Molecular Approaches in the Era of Precision Medicine Christopher Przybycin, M.D.
Jordan Reynolds, M.D.
Ming Zhou, M.D.
SC43 - Medical Liver Biopsies: Translating Morphologic Patterns into Meaningful Pathology Reports Michael Torbenson, M.D.
Sanjay Kakar, M.D.
SC51 - Common Questions in Gastrointestinal Pathology: Pitfalls and Pearls from Daily Consensus Conference Deepa T. Patil, M.D.
Ana E. Bennett, M.D.
John R. Goldblum, M.D.

Special Course Schedule


Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Title Faculty
SOLD OUT - M09-18 Residents Workshop: Genomic Medicine for Pathologists Richard L. Haspel, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura J. Tafe, M.D.


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Title Faculty
M10-18 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al: Everything a Pathologist Needs to Know to be a Social Media Pro Jerad Gardner, M.D.
Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, M.D.
M08-18 Clinical Application of Next Generation Sequencing for the Management of Patients with Solid Tumors Neal Ian Lindeman, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Stephen Yip, M.D., Ph.D.


Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title Faculty
M07-18 The Insider's Guide to Quality and Safety Yael Kushner Heher, M.D., MPH, FRCPC
Raouf E. Nakhleh, M.D.
M06-18 Tumor Immunology: Implications for TNM Staging and Therapeutics Robert A. Anders, M.D., Ph.D.
Janis M. Taube, M.D.
Jerome Galon, MD, PhD
David Rimm, MD, PhD
Scott J. Rodig, MD, PhD
Stuti G. Shroff, MD, PhD
Lynette M. Sholl, MD
Kurt Schalper, MD
Ashley Cimino-Mathews, MD
M11-18 How to Get Started and Succeed in Academics: Mistakes We Made and What We Wish We'd Known on Day One Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
Rondell P. Graham, M.D.
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D.
Laura W. Lamps, M.D.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Title Faculty

M05-18 Molecular Diagnostic and Genomic Applications in Cancer: A Primer for the Pathologist

Justin Bishop, M.D.
Julia A. Bridge, M.D.
Wayne W. Grody, M.D., Ph.D.
John Iafrate, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen L. Kaul, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexander Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
George J. Netto, M.D.
Arie Perry, M.D.
Scott J. Rodig, M.D., Ph.D.
Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D.
Antonia Rogado Sepulveda, M.D., Ph.D.
Janis M. Taube, M.D., Ph.D.
Britta Weigelt, Ph.D.
Anna Yemelyanova, M.D.


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