Statement of Purpose
The educational content of this CME activity is intended for pathologists, medical technologists, pathology assistants’, and cytotechnologists. This five day post graduate conference will focus on new developments in molecular anatomic pathology with companion days in clinical pathology and cytopathology. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive update on selected problematic areas. Emphasis will be placed on the application of morphological criteria used to interpret most of the usual and some unusual challenges encountered in every day practice. The current diagnostic role of adjunctive techniques and evolving technical procedures will be addressed by a distinguished faculty of the nation’s experts.
The core competencies addressed in this activity include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
This course will be a didactic presentation of practical and critical issues in clinical and surgical pathology and cytopathology. Case-based presentations will highlight commonly encountered problems in diagnosis. Upon completion of this program, the course participants should be able to:
· Identify cases of non-small cell lung cancer in which appropriate molecular pathology testing should be performed or recommended.
· Evaluate and assess colorectal carcinoma histopathology and case history in order to appropriately recommend applicable ancillary testing modalities.
· Discuss current testing practices for diagnosis and management of cervical intraepithelial lesions.
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Gadsden-Holbrook Symposium in Clinical Pathology - 7 contact hours
Pratt-Thomas Symposium in Surgical Pathology session - 18 contact hours
McKee Cytology Seminar session - 10 contact hours
Applications for CME credit will be available at the registration desk. Credit letters will be processed six weeks following receipt of program information.
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.
Self Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Pathologists
MUSC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is approved by the American Board of Pathology to provide Self Assessment Modules (SAMs) for pathologists. Participants will receive a SAMs letter which certifies successful completion of the assessment for each activity.
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
IMPORTANT: The MUSC Office of CME (843-876-1925) will issue your CME credit letter for all MUSC CME activities in which you have participated. The MUSC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s SAMs letter documents those activities listed on the CME credit letter for which you successfully completed an approved self-assessment. Submit both the CME credit letter and the SAMs letter to the ABP at the end of each two-year period within the MOC cycle to satisfy Part II requirements.
Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you require services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call Patty Houser at 843.792.8891 no later than 14 working days prior to the date of the activity or attach a note to your registration.
Registration includes opening reception, breakfast buffet, breaks, daily luncheon, conference materials, and credit processing. Additional fees apply to guests. Registrants will receive written confirmation of enrollment.
All cancellations must be made in writing and refunds must be requested prior to April 20, 2012. A processing fee of $100.00 will be withheld. No refunds will be made after April 20, 2012. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded in the event of a cancelled program. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental charges, including penalties.