12th Annual Midwestern Conference: SAMs session: Bile Duct Dilemmas in Cytology

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. The 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 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
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 MOC Part II
    MOC Part II credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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, CMP – Course Coordinator
Lynn Regozzi
Saul Suster, MD – Course Co-Director


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


Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD                      3-D Biopsy, LLCConsultant 
Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MDDhristi, IncCorporate Research
Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MDMicroGenDXConsultant
Teri A. Longacre, MDMerckAdvisory Board
Teri A. Longacre, MDJohnson & JohnsonProduct liability defense
Teri A. Longacre, MDAstella PharmasAdvisory board; speaker
Mari Mino-Kenudson, MDH3 BiomedicineConsultant
Mari Mino-Kenudson, MDMerrimack Pharmaceuticals Consultant
Paula North, MDTAI Diagnostics, Inc.Chief Laboratory Officer and Medical Director
Lauren N. ParsonsOslerPresenter


In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. 

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). 

To receive SAM MOC Credit, participants must fully satisfy all requirements including completion of Quizzes with a passing grade of 80% or higher, and provision of DOB (month and day), NPI# and Board ID# by November 4, 2019.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 MOC Part II
    MOC Part II credit.


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