12th Annual Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Diagnostic Pathology

Milwaukee, WI US
October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019

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.

Join course Co-Director, Dr. Juan Felix for an intimate interview-style session with Dr. Debra Bell as they discuss pathology issues specific to women. Audience questions and interaction will be encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited! (Separate sign-up and fee apply.)


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 diagnostic pathology
  • Discuss the proper application of immunohistochemical and other special studies in 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
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/04/2019 - 7:15am CDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2019 - 2:30pm CDT

Saint Kate The Arts Hotel
139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Simone Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
+1 (414) 276-8686


Saint Kate The Arts Hotel | 139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-8686 | www.saintkatearts.com

Freshly opened in 2019 and named as one of Frommer’s “12 Hot and Fresh Hotels to Book in 2019,” The Saint Kate, named for the patron saint of artists, Saint Catherine, is a one-of-its-kind destination focused on celebrating the arts and the creative process.

The conference will be held in the Simone Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Saint Kate.

Room Rate: $179 per night (Run of House)
Hotel Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Reserve by: September 3, 2019

Rates do not include applicable occupancy tax. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Cancellations within 48 hours of arrival and no-shows will be charged one night’s room and tax. Reserve your room by calling (414) 276-8686, or via the online booking link available on the conference website www.mcw.edu/midwesternconference (Discount rate is under The Medical College of Wisconsin - Pathology).


Discounted self-parking is available at Saint Kate for $16 per car, per night, in the underground parking structure (accessible via East Kilbourn Avenue and North Water Street). Program attendees without overnight accommodations pay hourly posted rates, not to exceed $16 per day (discount vouchers available as applicable); 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 available for overnight hotel guests booked through the Saint Kate directly for $33 per night with unlimited in-and-out privileges; or $17 for day parking (new fee applies to each entrance).

Alternate nearby structure/surface/street parking options, availability and rates vary. See www.parkmilwaukee.com for additional information


Debra A. Bell, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Teri A. Longacre, MD
Richard Kempson Endowed Professor of Surgical Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Director, Gynecologic Pathology
Stanford Medicine & Stanford Cancer Center

Mari Mino-Kenudson, MD
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Pulmonary Pathology Service
Senior GI Pathologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Wael Sakr, MD
Professor & Chair, Department of Pathology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Service Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Karmanos Cancer Center and Detroit Medical Center




Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD
Professor of Pathology
Director of Neuropathology & Autopsy Services

Juan C. Felix, MD
Professor & Vice Chair of Pathology
Director of Anatomic Pathology

Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Cytopathology & Cytopathology Fellowship

Catherine E. Hagen, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship

Christopher Hartley, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology & Cytopathology

Bryan C. Hunt, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Head & Neck Pathology & Cytopathology

Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD
Professor of Pathology & Urology
Urologic Pathology

Julie M. Jorns, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Breast Pathology & Women’s Health
Pathology Fellowship

Steven H. Kroft, MD
Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Vasiliki Leventaki, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Technical Director of Hematology and Flow Cytometry
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Paula E. North, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Histology Core Laboratory
Children’s Research Institute

Lauren N. Parsons, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director of Pediatric Cytopathology
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Brian Peterson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Chief Medical Examiner
Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office

Saul Suster, MD
Professor of Pathology & Chair Emeritus
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine





Jennifer Anderson, MBA
Juan C. Felix, MD – Course Co-Director
Nico Gonzalez
Catherine E. Hagen, MD
Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Steven H. Kroft, MD
Shannon M. Majewski – Course Coordinator
Lynn Regozzi
Saul Suster, MD – Course Co-Director


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclosure except:


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 21.0 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 21.0 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). 



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Tuition includes daily breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks, access to the electronic syllabus, Friday Welcome Reception and post-seminar online access to SAM Credit Quizzes. SAM Quizzes must be completed by November 4, 2019 to receive SAM MOC Credit.


*To receive this discounted rate, you must submit a letter from your program director verifying your status to: Shannon Majewski, Course Coordinator at midwesternconference@mcw.edu

**MCW Affiliates, contact Shannon Majewski at (414) 805-6976 or midwesternconference@mcw.edu


A digital syllabus will be available to registrants prior to the conference. To purchase an optional printed syllabus, select the printed syllabus option prior to checkout ($40 fee applies). Printed syllabi will be available upon check-in at the conference. Presenters are asked to submit presentation materials two weeks in advance; any changes made thereafter will be updated in the digital version of the syllabus.


Please Note: The billing address entered upon checkout must match the billing address on the credit card you will be using to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations postmarked on/before September 3, 2019 will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations postmarked after September 3, 2019. 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 to the registrants or exhibitors for any related costs including, but not limited to, airfare, lodging or other travel expenses.

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12th Annual Midwestern Conference: General Sessions

October 4 - 6, 2019

Optional Bonus Session -Separate sign up and fee required

Fireside Chat: Women Specific Issues - Limited Seating

October 5, 2019



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

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