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

2018 Courses 

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

This course presents a broad overview of many areas of surgical pathology and is presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and a distinguished guest speaker with known expertise in the specific subject matter areas. Most Harvard faculty are from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jason Hornick is from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The course is designed to update both academic practicing pathologists and those in the community with new advances in surgical pathology. We also aim to provide aids in diagnosis based on conventional morphologic analysis as well as updates on techniques such as immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology to the extent that they bear on establishing the correct diagnosis. This five-day course features conventional didactic lectures with extensive time for one-on-one contact with faculty and Q&A.

Course Directors: Judith A. Ferry, MD, Mass General Hospital; William C. Faquin, MD, PhD, Mass General Hospital; Melinda F. Lerwill, MD, Mass General Hospital;Robert H. Young, MD, Mass General Hospital


2019 Courses

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

This course presents a broad overview of many areas of surgical pathology and is presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and selected guest faculty with known expertise in the specific subject matter areas. The course is designed to update both academic practicing pathologists and those in the community with new advances in surgical pathology. 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. This 4-day course features conventional didactic lectures with frequent discussion periods and extensive time for one-on-one contact with faculty.

Course Directors: Robert H. Young, MD, Mass General Hospital; Robert E. Scully Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

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

This course hopes to identify deficiencies in diagnostic expertise, knowledge of recent literature, and knowledge of recent advances in ancillary techniques that in aggregate and help establish accurate diagnoses, improve practice patterns, and develop clinical pathologic correlation. The target audience is practicing surgical pathologists in community practice or academic practice; however, this course could be appropriate for pathologists' assistants, as well as senior residents in training and fellows could also find the course of educational value. The program will include surgical pathologists and those in private practice from throughout North America, with minor attendance from abroad.

Course Directors: Robert H. Young, MD, Mass General Hospital; Robert E. Scully Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

May 6-9, 2019
Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Pathology
Fairmont Copley, Boston, MA

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.

Course Directors: TBA

June 9-12, 2019
Advances in Cytology and Small Biopsies
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

This four-day postgraduate course will provide attendees with a timely update on key dynamic areas of diagnostic cytopathology, focusing on the added value of cytology and small biopsy specimens. the emphasis will be on the role of the multifaceted pathologist and cytotechnologist, who combines light microscopic cytomorphologic criteria with ancillary test results (immunocytochemical, biochemical, genetic) as they apply to diagnosis, prognosis, and targeted therapy. There will be a case-based seminar ("Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned"), and, for an additional fee, a limited number of participants will have the opportunity to attend "Sign Out with the Faculty" styled seminars with review of glass slides at a multiheaded microscope.

Course Directors: Martha B. Pitman, MD, Mass General Hospital; Edmund S. Cibas, MD

 

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 8/24/2018

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