Program Description: 

The Pathology CP Conference is designed to provide both didactic teaching around current clinical pathology issues and interactive discussion of current issues confronting the clinical laboratories.  Pathology residents are assigned current cases that illustrate important, problematic, or interesting issues in the Clinical Pathology Area in which they are rotating.  Presentations are developed under the guidance of teaching faculty and are designed to occupy one half of the one-hour time frame.  These are intended to be highly interactive case presentations with a didactic portion that typically involves an in-depth literature review. The second half of the conference involves presentation of challenging on-call cases, with broad input from trainees and faculty regarding appropriate handling of such cases, including technical, reporting, medical, and laboratory management issues.

Keywords: CME, MCW, Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Education, Differential Diagnosis

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Discuss important current issues in the various disciplines of clinical pathology
  • Place laboratory issues in a clinical context and provide timely and appropriate consultation to clinicians
  • Critically analyze a body of literature related to specific laboratory tests and develop a best-practice approach to laboratory medicine
  • Discuss the performance characteristics of various laboratory tests, and understand their clinical value and limitations
  • Describe the basic technical aspects of various laboratory methodologies
  • Explain important aspects of daily laboratory management
Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Alexandra Harrington, MD, MT(ASCP)CM
  • Steven H. Kroft, MD
  • Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD
  • Shannon M. Majewski, CMP, CMM, HMCC, VEMM

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Blake Buchan, PhD ChromacodeAdvisory Board
Blake Buchan, PhDNuclease Probe TechnologiesAdvisor
Blake Buchan, PhDPattern DxConsultant
Blake Buchan, PhDAccelerate DxConsultant


Shannon Majewski, CMP, CMM, HMCC, VEMM
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 805-6976
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to .5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Session date: 
09/02/2021 - 11:00am to 11:30am CDT
United States
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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