Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
This program has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology.  The course is primarily designed for practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice.  The course should also be of interest for pathologists-in-training, surgeons, oncologists and other health care professionals.
 
The Medical College of Wisconsin, as the sole medical teaching institution in Southeastern Wisconsin considers it a responsibility to offer community physicians CME programs that will help them update their skills in their specialty and acquire new medical knowledge.  There is currently no other program of its kind being presently offered for pathologists in the state of Wisconsin.  Support for the need and desirability of such a program has been reinforced through informal conversations held between the members
of the planning committee and pathologists in the community.
 
The intention of Pathology has been to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology to practicing surgical pathologists.  Many attending pathologists have completed their training in previous years (i.e. before the year 2000) and have not been exposed to the new molecular techniques currently available for diagnosis.
 
This program has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology.  The course is primarily designed for practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice.  The course should also be of interest for pathologists-in-training, surgeons, oncologists and other health care professionals.
 
The Medical College of Wisconsin, as the sole medical teaching institution in Southeastern Wisconsin considers it a responsibility to offer community physicians CME programs that will help them update their skills in their specialty and acquire new medical knowledge.  There is currently no other program of its kind being presently offered for pathologists in the state of Wisconsin.  Support for the need and desirability of such a program has been reinforced through informal conversations held between the members of the planning committee and pathologists in the community.
 
The intention of Pathology has been to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology to practicing surgical pathologists.  Many attending pathologists have completed their training in previous years (i.e. before the year 2000) and have not been exposed to the new molecular techniques currently available for diagnosis.
 
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 Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 18.50 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 Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

Target Audience

  • Pathologists
  • Pathologists-in-training
  • Surgeons
  • Oncologists
  • Other Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate current criteria for diagnosis in various subspecialty areas in surgical pathology
  • Recognize the proper application of immunohistochemical and other ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of problematic cases
  • Become familiar with advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Patti Wolf
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-8449
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 18.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
01/01/2014
Course expires: 
11/17/2014
Event starts: 
09/12/2014 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
09/14/2014 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
InterContinental Hotel
138 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
InterContinental Hotel 
139 East Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee , WI , 53202
United States
Front Desk +11-414-276-8686
 

A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced convention rate of $179 (plus taxes) per night. In order to receive this reduced rate, reservations must be made before Monday, August 22, 2014, or prior to the room block filling up.

To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 414.276.8686 or visit their website at www.intercontinentalmilwaukee.com. When calling for room reservations, indicate that you are registering for the Midwestern Conference Update Course to obtain the reduced rate. Individuals canceling reservations after 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival will incur a charge of your first night’s room rate, as well as tax. For more information on alternate accommodations, as well as Milwaukee area attractions, dining, and events, please visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

The InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee is located in downtown Milwaukee approximately 20 minutes from General Mitchell International Airport. Taxi, limousine, and shuttle services are available at the airport. To reserve a shared van service from the airport to the hotel, contact Airport Connection at 414.769.2444 or 800.236.5450, or visit
http://goairportconnection.hudsonltd.net/res

  
Activity Director
Saul Suster, MD
Professor & Chair of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationship to disclose
 
Planning Committee
Eduardo Zambrano, MD
Direcotr of Surgical Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationship to disclose
 
Planning Committee
Steven Kroft, MD
Director of Hematopathology Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationship to disclose
 
Planning Committee
Arjun Rao, MD
Director of Cytology Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationship to disclose

Presenters:


Guest Speakers

Thomas Krausz, MD, FRCPath / Professor of Pathology; Director of Anatomic & Surgial Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Rafael E. Jimenez, MD / Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Vania Nosé, MD, PhD / Director, Anatomic & Molecular Pathology; Associate Chief of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD / Vice Chairman, Department of Pathology; Director , Gastrointestinal Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Alain C. Borczuk, MD / Professor of Clinical Pathology; Vice-Chairman , Department of Anatomic Pathology, Columbia University, New York, New York


MCW Speakers

Saul Suster, MD / Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Irene Aguilera-Barrantes, MD / Assistant Professor of Pathology, Gynecological Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Zainab Basir, MD / Associate Professor of Pathology, Breast Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD / Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology & Autopsy Services, Medical College of Wisconsin

Catherine Hagen, MD / Assistant Profesor of Pathology, Gastrointestingal Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Paul Hosking, MD / Assistant Professor of Pathology, Hematopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Bryan Hunt, MD / Assistant Professor of Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology & Cytopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kenneth A Iczkowski, MD / Associate Professor of Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Steven H. Kroft, MD / Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair, Clinical Pathology, Director of Hematopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Alexander C. Mackinnon, MD, PhD / Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of Clinical & Translational Research Core Lab, Medical College of Wisconsin

Arjun Rao, MD / Associate Professor of Pathology, Director of Cytopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

 
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following:
 

Name

Company

Role

Gregory Lauwers, MD

Cosmo Pharmaceuticals

Consultant

Biogen Idec

Consultant

Available Credit

  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 18.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2014
Course expires: 
11/17/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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