11th Annual Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Diagnostic Pathology

Milwaukee, WI US
September 14, 2018 to September 16, 2018

This three-day course has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology. It is primarily designed to enhance the knowledge of practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice. This activity will include lectures containing the latest in research and diagnosis, and complex surgical pathology cases, each session providing time for questions and answers. Case presentations are selected to highlight unusual presentations of rare and common conditions, to demonstrate key points in diagnosis and potential pitfalls, and will emphasize application of evidence-based medicine and up-to-date references.

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 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.



Target Audience

This course is applicable to practicing surgical pathologists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists-in-training.  Healthcare professionals who work in other areas of research and surgical pathology will also find this course beneficial.

Learning Objectives

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

• 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
• Explain advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders
Additional information


Shannon Majewski
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-6976
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 20.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/14/2018 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
09/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Hilton Milwaukee City Center (4th Floor, Wright Ballroom)
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Parking Entrance on 5th Street (between Wisconsin and Michigan)
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States



Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
General Phone: (414) 271-7250
Reservations Phone: (414) 935-5940



Overnight Accommodations
Onsite overnight hotel accommodations are available through Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Room Rate: $169 per night (Run of House Room) plus tax; an additional fee for parking will apply, if applicable
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Group Name: The Medical College of Wisconsin

Reservation Details: Please reserve your lodging accommodations directly through the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. All guest room reservations require a credit card guarantee. Cancellations within 48 hours of arrival and no-shows will be charged one night’s room and tax. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 12:00 p.m. 


To view the Hilton Milwaukee City Center's information and listings of amenities, services and other features visit: www.hiltonmilwaukee.com


Reserve your room by phone or online:
Phone: (414) 935-5940


Discounted self-parking is available for $12 per car, per night in the Hilton’s parking structure.  The parking structure entrance is located on N. 5th Street between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. Michigan Street. Program attendees without overnight accommodations are also eligible for the $12 per day event parking rate; however please note a new fee will apply to each entry into the lot. Unlimited in-and-out privileges are available to overnight guests only. Valet parking is not available. Alternate nearby structure/surface/street parking options, availability and rates vary.  



For additional parking options and information see:www.parkmilwaukee.com 


Harry D. Appelman, MD
Justin A. Bishop, MD
G. Petur Nielsen, MD
Paul E. Wakely, Jr., MD
Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD
Juan C. Felix, MD
Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
Catherine E. Hagen, MD
Alexandra M. Harrington, MD, MT(ASCP)
Christopher Hartley, MD
Bryan C. Hunt, MD
Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD
Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Julie M. Jorns, MD
Steven H. Kroft, MD
Alexander C. Mackinnon, Jr., MD, PhD
Lauren N. Parsons, MD
Olayemi Sokumbi, MD

Saul Suster, MD


Daniel Abbott, MD
Amrou Abdelkader, MD
Amanda Hopp, MD
Oleksandr Kravtsov, MD
David Mendoza, MD
Mohamed Mostafa, MD
Juan C. Felix, MD
Catherine E. Hagen, MD
Darcey Ipock, MBA
Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Steven H. Kroft, MD
Shannon M. Majewski – Course Coordinator
Saul Suster, MD – Course Director
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclosure except:
Kenneth Alan Iczkowski, MDMicroGenDXAdvisory Board
Kenneth Alan Iczkowski, MD3D Biopsy, LLCAdvisory Board


In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers were the sole responsibility of the planning committee. While unlikely, the agenda, topics and presenters are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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 20.0 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 20.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a provider for Self-Assessment Modules as defined by the American Board of Pathology, and has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 12.0 SAM credits.

Participation shared with ABPath through PARS:
Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABPath through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). 

Available Credit

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


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Fee Structure

Fees include conference tuition, daily breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks, access to the electronic syllabus materials, and Friday Welcome Reception

Standard PricingMCW Affiliate Pricing **
Physicians$700.00MCW Active/Retired Faculty $325.00
Fellows/Residents/Students*  $325.00   MCW Fellows/Residents/Students $50.00  
Optional Printed Syllabus$40.00  


** MCW Affiliates, to receive discount, contact Shannon Majewski before registering on-line. 

* Fellows/Residents/Students must submit a letter from your program director verifying your status to: Shannon Majewski, Course Coordinator via fax: (414) 805-6980 or e-mail: midwesternconference@mcw.edu and you will be given a coupon code to receive the discounted rate.



Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations postmarked on/before August 13, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations postmarked after August 13, 2018. Fees will not be refunded for no-shows.
The Medical College of Wisconsin reserves the right to cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded in full. The Medical College of Wisconsin will assume no financial responsibility or obligation for any related costs including, but not limited to, airfare, lodging and other travel expenses.


Contact: Shannon Majewski, Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (414) 805-6976 


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