EDUCATION & Training
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses
March 14-17, 2013
SURGICAL PATHOLOGY FOR THE PRACTICING PATHOLOGIST
Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Fort Myers, Florida
This course is under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD with additional faculty from Harvard Medical School (Drs. Judith Ferry, G. Petur Nielsen, MD, Robert Odze and David C. Wilbur, MD) and two distinguished guest speakers (Drs. Elizabeth Brunt and Jeffrey Myers). The speakers will cover a variety of topics emphasizing pitfalls in pathologic diagnosis. This year areas covered will be bladder pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, including liver tumors and medical liver disease, gynecologic pathology, hematopathology, pulmonary pathology, soft tissue pathology and testicular pathology. The resort, which has a renowned spa, is located on a private peninsula with a panoramic water view looking towards the islands of Sanibel and Capitva, well known for their unspoiled charm. Many opportunities exist for vacation activities before or after the course, enjoying the delightful weather typical of Florida in mid-March. Material provided, credit/certification, and fee as per Scottsdale course.
April 22-25, 2013
GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC PATHOLOGY FOR THE PRACTICING PATHOLOGIST
Waldorf Astoria, Naples, Florida
This four-day postgraduate course is under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD and David C. Wilbur, MD, with additional faculty of Drs. Debra Bell (Mayo Clinic), Sarah Chiang (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Paul Staats (University of Maryland), Esther Oliva, and Drucilla J. Roberts, the latter two speakers and the course directors being of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The course will be a comprehensive coverage of female reproductive tract pathology, including discussion of frequent problems in differential diagnosis and an update on newly described entities and new issues in terminology. The course is being held at a renowned resort hotel about 10 minutes from the center of the sophisticated town of Naples with numerous outstanding restaurants and elegant shops. The hotel is connected by an attractive boardwalk to the expansive beach of Naples. Material provided, credit/certification, and fee as per Scottsdale course.
April 29 - May 2, 2013
GASTROINTESTINAL, LIVER, AND PANCREATIC PATHOLOGY
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
The Brigham and Women's and the Massachusetts General Hospitals are co-sponsoring this course under the direction of Robert D. Odze, M.D. and Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD. This course provides a comprehensive review of the current concepts in diagnostic surgical pathology of the gastro-intestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. The role of pathologists in the diagnosis and reporting of endoscopically obtained biopsies and resection specimens is emphasized. This educational activity enables attendees approximately 28 hours of CME and approximately 65 SAMs credits. The 2012 registration fee was $1,050.00. Please check the Harvard CME website for the 2013 price.
June 14-16, 2013
PRACTICAL HEAD AND NECK PATHOLOGY
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
This three-day postgraduate course under the direction of William C. Faquin, MD, PhD, G. Petur Nielsen, MD, and Peter Sadow, MD, PhD. provides a comprehensive coverage of practical head and neck topics including thyroid, salivary gland, skin, soft tissue, and oral cavity lesions. The course emphasizes diagnostic issues encountered in everyday practice and will highlight common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Guest speakers include Leon Barnes, MD, and Ben Z. Pilch, MD, as well as several additional expert subspecialty faculty from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The course will be held at the popular Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in beautiful Copley Plaza which is close to many Boston attractions. The registration fee will be $795.00 ($450.00 for trainees). CME credit will be approximately 20 hours. Visit the Harvard CME website at www.cme.hms.harvard.edu. Download the flier.
September 19-21, 2013
DERMATOPATHOLOGY UPDATE WITH MINISYMPOSIUMS ON MELANOCYTIC LESIONS AND INFLAMMATORY DERMATOSES
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
This three-day postgraduate course is offered by the Departments of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School under the direction of Lyn McDivitt Duncan, MD, Mai P. Hoang, MD, Martin C. Mihm, Jr. MD, FACP, George F. Murphy, MD and Steven R. Tahan, MD. 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 selected topics in dermatopathology. This year's course will feature Minisymposiums on Melanocytic Lesions and Inflammatory Dermatoses. In addition, a library of interesting cases will be available for the students to review independently at the microscopes throughout the course. The participants will have the rare opportunity to attend a clinicopathological exercise that will be published as a CPC in the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital section of the New England Journal of Medicine. Each participant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus; and book and CD discussing cases presented at the Slide Seminar.
September 20-22, 2013
THORACIC PATHOLOGY: A CONJOINT COURSE BETWEEN MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER AND MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
This three-day postgraduate course under the direction of William Travis, MD, Maureen Zakowsi, MD, Eugene J. Mark, MD, and Richard L. Kradin, MD will provide a comprehensive coverage of practical pathology of the lungs, mediastinum, pleura and upper respiratory tract. Faculty will include members of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The course emphasizes diagnostic issues encountered in practice with discussion of advances in basic molecular pathology. The course will have as its cosponsor the Pulmonary Pathology Society. (2014 dates: September 13-15, also in New York)
October 6-13, 2013
SPECIAL NON-HMS COURSE : INTERNATIONAL PATHOLOGY MEETING: TOWARDS THE HOLY LAND
Directed by Juan Rosai, MD, Jeronimo Forteza Vila, MD, and Robert H. Young, MD
This course has a general format similar to those previously organized by Dr. Rosai and Dr. Forteza Vila in Spain and Portugal. The intent is to provide registrants an experience memorable both from historical perspectives and educational viewpoints mixing a journey through a region of the world of great historical interest with three days set aside along the route for lectures by a distinguished faculty on a number of problematic areas of diagnostic pathology. In addition to the course directors, the additional faculty are John Chan, MD, Jonathan Epstein, MD, Fabio Facchetti, MD, Judith A. Ferry, MD, Kristin Henry, MD, Leonard Kahn, MD, Robert Kurman, MD, Jose Antunez Lopes, MD, Elizabeth Montgomery, MD, and Manuel Sobrinho-Simoes. This course will begin in Amman, Jordan and will end in Jerusalem. Registration may be done through the web site: www.ipm-holyland.com. If you prefer not to register on-line please send an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail the course administrator email@example.com.
November 11-15, 2013
CURRENT CONCEPTS IN SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 35th ANNUAL COURSE
Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA
This course is under the direction of Drs. Eugene J. Mark, Judith A. Ferry, Gregory Y. Lauwers, and Robert H. Young, with 35 faculty members from the Massachusetts General Hospital. The course will emphasize light microscopic differential diagnoses of commonly encountered problems, but will also include application of molecular pathology and cytopathology. The course will include small group slide review sessions and informal small group evening seminars. The glass slide use at the small group slide review sessions will be available throughout the week for examination on one's own time. The hotel is located centrally opposite the Boston Public Garden and close to fine shopping. Participants will receive a syllabus and a flash drive of the course proceedings. The registration fee is $1,100.00 before September 1 and $1,250.00 thereafter. (2014 dates: November 17-21)