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
Email: hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu
Website: www.cme.hms.harvard.edu

2017 Courses  

September 14-16, 2017
Dermatopathology Update Course, Fairmont
Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

This is a very intensive course aimed at practicing pathologists, dermatopathologists, and dermatologists. Its goal is to provide an in-depth review and update on new advances in dermatopathology and 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. A library of interesting cases will be available for the participants to review independently at the microscope throughout the course. There will be a online posting of cases prior to the program for early viewing. Each participant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus and a flash drive containing discussed cases at the Saturday afternoon Case Presentations.  The registration fee will be in accord with other Harvard courses of this length.

October 30-November 3, 2017
Current Concepts in Surgical Pathology, 39th Annual Course
Boston Marriott Long Wharf Harborside Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

The course will emphasize light microscopic differential diagnosis, but will also include application of molecular pathology. The course will include small group case review sessions and evening seminars.  The cases for the small group review sessions will be available online.  Participants will receive a syllabus and a flash drive of the course proceedings.  In addition to CME credits, registrants will be eligible for self-assessment module credits for the purposes of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification.  The registration fee is $1,350 prior to August 1, 2017 and $1,550.00 thereafter.

Course Directors: This course is under the direction of Drs. Judith A. Ferry, William C. Faquin, Eugene J. Mark, and Robert H. Young, with most faculty from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Guest faculty will be Jeffrey Myers, MD speaking on pulmonary pathology and Rhonda Yantiss, MD lecturing on gastrointestinal pathology.

2018 Courses 

January 20-23, 2018
Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona

The course is being held at a well-known resort hotel situated in scenic Scottsdale close to art galleries, fine shopping, and outstanding restaurants. Trips to the famous Red Rock Country of Sedona are easily done using the resort as a base and the mild winter climate in Arizona has strong appeal. CME credit will be approximately 24 hours. Each registrant will receive a syllabus depicting all the illustrations shown at the meeting, and a UBS port showing them in color, as well as supplementary hand-out material.  In addition to CME credits, registrants will be eligible for self-assessment module credits for the purposes of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification.  The registration fee will be $1050.00 ($695.00 for trainees).

Course Directors: This course is under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD with additional faculty from Harvard Medical School, Joseph Misdraji (Gastrointestinal Pathology), Marisa Nucci (Gynecologic Pathology),  David Wilbur (Gynecologic Pathology) and guest speakers Kenneth Batts, MD of Hospital Pathology Associates, Minneapolis (Gastrointestinal Pathology) and Jeffrey Myers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Pulmonary Pathology).

March 8-11, 2018
Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, FT. Myers, Florida

Material provided, credit/certification, SAMS, and fee as per Scottsdale course.

Course Directors: This course is under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD with additional faculty Harvard Medical School, Drs.  Vikram Deshpande (GI Pathology), Robert Hasserjian (Hematopathology), Lynette Sholl (Pulmonary Pathology) and guest speakers Dr. Edi Brogi of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (breast pathology) and Dr. John Goldblum of the Cleveland Clinic (GI and soft tissue pathology). 

May 19-20, 2018
Current Concepts in Hematopathology
Boston, Massachusetts

This course will provide pathologists with a review of diagnostic issues encountered in everyday clinical hematopathology practice and present up-to-date diagnostic approaches utilizing the recently revised WHO Classification. Topics will include an in-depth discussion of microscopic evaluation of hematolymphoid disorders, as well as the appropriate use of a broad range of ancillary studies. The course will address common pitfalls in the morphologic interpretation and immunophenotyping of hematolymphoid proliferations discuss how to use cytogenetics and molecular testing to inform the diagnosis, using evidence-based guidelines. Material will be presented in lecture format by leading experts in the field and will include interactive sessions consisting of case-based presentations that illustrate common diagnostic pitfalls and underscore points made during the lectures.

Course Directors: Olga Weinberg, MD (Boston Children’s Hospital), Elizabeth A Morgan, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Robert P Hasserjian, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)


Other 2018 Upcoming Courses

October 29-November 2, 2018
Current Concepts in Surgical Pathology, 40th Annual Course
Boston Marriott Longwharf Harborside Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts


2019 Courses

January 14-17, 2019
Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona

March 7-10, 2019
Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Ft. Myers, Florida

June 12 - 15, 2019
Current Concepts in Head and Neck & Endocrine Pathology  
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

This four-day postgraduate course provides comprehensive coverage of practical head and neck & endocrine topics, including oropharynx, larynx, nasal and oral cavities, ear, salivary gland, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and GI endocrine. The course also covers skin, bone, soft tissue, and hematopoietic lesions of the head and neck. The course emphasizes diagnostic issues encountered in everyday practice, highlighting common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Microscopic sessions will also be given with unknown cases.

Course Directors: William C. Faquin, M.D., PhD; Vania Nose, M.D., PhD; Peter M. Sadow, M.D., PhD

 

Updated 8/22/2017

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