2020 Courses

CANCELLED - Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist
Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa
Ft. Myers, Florida
March 19-22, 2020

The Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, will present a four-day postgraduate course in Surgical Pathology under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD. The course is held at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, located on a private peninsula with a panoramic water view looking towards the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, well known for their unspoiled charm. The course objective is to provide a comprehensive review of selected areas in surgical pathology with special attention paid to common diagnostic problems. Instruction is primarily by lecture but will also include frequent discussion periods. Each participant will receive a syllabus showing print outs of slides to facilitate note taking, with a USB drive showing them in color. There will be two guest speakers. Dr. Young and other Harvard faculty will present the remaining program. The course will have Category I accreditation for about 23.75 hours CME credits by the American Medical Association. The course fee is $1,050.00. Maintenance of Certification (SAMs) will be offered.

CANCELLED - Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Pathology
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
April 27-30, 2020

The Gastrointestinal Pathology course provides a broad overview of many areas of gastrointestinal pathology and is presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and selected guest faculty with recognized expertise in the topic areas. The course is designed to update both academic practicing pathologists and those in the community with advances in gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary pathology, and to provide aids in diagnosis based on conventional morphologic analysis, as well as updates on new staging criteria, new techniques such as novel immunohistochemistry markers, and molecular pathology data. Interactive learning formats, including didactic lectures, case seminars, and frequent discussion periods with extensive time for one-on-one contact with faculty will be provided. The course will assist the learners in developing new strategies they can use in practice, leading to improved diagnoses, and better patient care.

Current Concepts in Hematopathology 2020 
Partners HealthCare Corporate Campus
Somerville, Massachusetts
May 29-31, 2020 

This course will provide pathologists with a review of diagnostic issues encountered in clinical hematopathology practice, with a focus on challenging cases. 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 (1) common pitfalls in the morphologic interpretation and immunophenotyping of hematolymphoid proliferations, (2) the approach to cases that do not conform to WHO diagnostic categories, and (3) the use of cytogenetics and molecular testing to inform the diagnosis, using evidence-based guidelines. We will also address important subject matter not covered in the prior course (May 2018), including plasma cell neoplasms, immunodeficiency and virus-associated lymphoproliferations, eosinophilias, mast cell disorders, assessment of treatment response, Hodgkin lymphomas, and IgG4-related disease. Material will be presented as lectures by leading experts in the field as well as interactive case-based presentations that illustrate common diagnostic pitfalls and underscore points made during the lectures.

Dermatopathology Update Course
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
September 10-12, 2020

Save the Date! September 10-12, 2020 for the Dermatopathology Update offered by the Departments of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, under the co-direction of Ruth K. Foreman, MD, PhD; Ashley Ward, MD; Lyn M. Duncan, MD; Martin C. Mihm, Jr, MD; George F. Murphy, MD; and Steven R. Tahan, MD. We offer a 2.5-day course providing a broad overview of dermatopathology topics, emphasizing a multi-disciplinary approach with didactic lectures, panel discussion, case-based, and interactive sessions. The course will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Registrants will be eligible for CME credits, as well as self-assessment modules (SAMs) for meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for maintenance of certification. Enjoy Fall in Boston! The registration fee will be in accord with other Harvard courses of this length.

Current Concepts In Surgical Pathology, 42nd Annual Course
Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
October 26-30, 2020

This course is under the direction of Drs. Judith A. Ferry, William C. Faquin, Melinda F. Lerwill, and Robert H. Young, with most faculty from the Massachusetts General Hospital. The course will emphasize light microscopic differential diagnosis but will also include application of molecular pathology. The course will include case review sessions and evening seminars. The cases for review 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 $1,500.00 ($900 for trainees).