MGH Pathology presents continuing medical education (CME) courses under the auspices of Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses

Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education
P.O. Box 825
Boston, MA 02117-0825
Phone: 617-384-8600
Fax: 617-384-8686

2014 - 2015 Courses

September 9 - 15, 2014

Thoracic Pathology with Clinical Correlation

This course is designed to give a current review of thoracic pathology with clinical and radiologic correlations. The course will run three days and will consist of a series of presentations with some multidisciplinary sessions regarding lung adenocarcinoma, interstitial lung disease and non­neoplastic lung disease in cancer patients. Most of the speakers will be expert lung pathologists, but there will also be clinical and radiologic presentations by well-known thoracic clinicians and radiologists. The presentations will illustrate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to solving difficult problems in thoracic disease. This course will be invaluable for pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and radiologists, including physicians in training.  Faculty: Richard L. Kradin, MD; Eugene J. Mark, MD; William D. Travis, MD; Maureen F. Zakowski, MD

September 18 - 20, 2014

Dermatopathology Update

This course presents a broad over-view of many areas of dermatopathology and is presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and selected guest faculty with known expertise in the specific subject matter areas. With many gaps in patient satisfaction and several unique challenges to clinicians in the field of dermatopathology, this course is designed to update both academic and practicing pathologists, dermatologists, dermatopathologists, and others in the community with new advances in dermatopathology, especially in inflammatory dermatoses and melanocytic lesions. We also aim to provide aids in diagnosis based on conventional morphologic analysis as well as updates on new techniques such as immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology to the extent that they bear on establishing the correct diagnosis. The program features conventional didactic lectures with frequent discussion periods and interactive sessions with faculty. There is also a hand-out that will reinforce what have learned from these lectures/presentations. Finally, there will be an online posting of cases prior to the program for early viewing. Neither the handout nor online posting are certified for credit. They are supplements to the live program only. Faculty: Lyn M. Duncan, MD, Mai P. Hoang, MD, Martin C. Mihm, Jr. MD, George F. Murphy, MD
Steven R. Tahan, MD

September 27- 28, 2014

A Weekend with Placentas - A Practical and Small Group Approach to its Pathology

This course is designed using both lectures and workshop formats. Didactic lectures are paired with “hands on” slide review sessions (both individually and in groups at the microscope with the faculty). Placental pathology is a under-utilized and under-appreciated anatomic pathology specialty in which the knowledge gap in even senior experienced pathologists is large. By improving the pathologic diagnostic acumen we expect improved education amongst the participants and their colleagues in obstetrics and pediatrics which should lead to improved care and management of mothers and babies. At the end of the course the participants should be comfortable with the placental examination and reporting. We aspire to stimulate a fresh look at the placenta and to encourage new bonds between the pathologist and the clinicians upon the return to their own institutions. Faculty: Theonia K. Boyd, MD, Drucilla Roberts, MD

November 17 - 21, 2014

Current Concepts in Surgical Pathology 36th Annual Course, with Clinical Correlation

The Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will present a five-day postgraduate course, Current Concepts In Surgical Pathology, 36th Annual Course under the direction of Drs. Eugene J. Mark, Judith A. Ferry, Gregory Y. Lauwers and Robert H. Young, with thirty eight faculty members. This course should improve the skills of surgical pathologists by focusing on new information and techniques relevant to their practice and emphasizing problems likely to be encountered in a busy practice. The application of immunochemistry and electron microscopy and molecular pathology to diagnostic pathology is part of the course. Small group slide review sessions with a faculty member will be available. These sessions are optional. They take place during the mid­day break and in the morning before the first lecture and in the late afternoon after the last lecture. When registering, participants may request one such study session at no additional charge. Assignments to these study sessions will be made in order of registration. Evening seminar sessions will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. These sessions are optional. Registrants can request one in order of preference and will be assigned to one. Space at these sessions is limited to the first forty registrants. Digital images of slides used at the small group slide study sessions will be available for review online. A USB drive and syllabus including representative material from each lecture will be given to each registrant.

January 24 - 27, 2014

Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist

Faculty: Robert H. Young, MD 





Updated 9/5/2014