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USCAP The Old and The New: A Comprehensive Approach to the GI Tract 2021 (CME VIDEOS)


Course Description

This comprehensive approach to the gastrointestinal system is designed to educate general pathologists, junior GI pathologists and pathologists-in-training on problematic areas of common and unusual lesions, the newest guidelines and how they impact the diagnostic process, and practical approaches and tips to avoid diagnostic pitfalls. The structure of this course, divided along the GI anatomic landscape, allows the faculty to emphasize key diagnostic features of inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic pathology as encountered in biopsy and resection specimens. The cases are selected to assist in developing an appropriate differential with emphasis on how to navigate to the correct diagnosis. Supplementary cases and special studies will augment the discussion to present the full morphologic spectrum and show how to incorporate ancillary studies effectively. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to develop and work through the differential diagnostic possibilities and render the best possible diagnosis. This is USCAP mentoring at its best!
Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
Correctly classify dysplasia in Barrett esophagus, stomach and anus
Distinguish medication, infection and systemic disease involvement of the GI tract
Formulate a differential diagnosis for sprue-like lesions of the small bowel
Comprehend the proper classification of gastric and colonic polyps and mucinous appendiceal lesions
Evaluate the key features of colorectal staging

Topics/Speakers : 
– Non-Neoplastic Esophageal Disorders – Amitabh Srivastava, MD
– Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Tumors – Amitabh Srivastava, MD
– Systemic Diseases – Nicole C. Panarelli, MD
– Anus – Elizabeth A. Montgomery, MD
– A Grand Tour of Infections of the GI Tract – Laura W. Lamps, MD
– Stepwise Approach to Biopsies with Colitis – Rondell P. Graham, MBBS
– Patterns of Gastritis – Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD
– Gastric Polyps and Early Neoplasms – Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD
– How to Handle Small Bowel Biopsies – Rondell P. Graham, MBBS
– Non-Neoplastic Pathology of the Appendix and Gallbladder – Laura W. Lamps, MD
– Colorectal Cancer Staging – Nicole C. Panarelli, MD
– Colorectal Polyps – Elizabeth A. Montgomery, MD
Original release date: October 30, 2021
Access to this course expires on:  October 5, 2024