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2017 Annual UCSF Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology


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Location and Dates

05/25/2017 - 05/27/2017

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 415-394-1111 http://www.hotelnikkosf.com/

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Sarah M. Calkins, MD - Assistant Professor of Pathology
Yunn-Yi Chen, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology
So-Jin Cho, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pathology
Won-Tak Choi, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pathology
Linda Ferrell, MD - Professor Emerita of Pathology
Ryan Gill, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Pathology
Andrew Horvai, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology
Kirk Jones, MD - Professor of Pathology
Sanjay Kakar, MD - Professor of Pathology
Elham Khanafshar, MD - Associate Professor of Pathology
Scott C. Kogan, MD - Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Gregory Lauwers, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology
Steve Miller, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Aire Perry, MD - Professor of Pathology
Joseph Rabban, MD, MPH - Professor of Pathology
Jeffry Simko, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology
Laura Tabatabai, MD - Professor of Pathology
Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Pathology
Charles Zaloudek, MD - Professor of Pathology

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Course Chairs


The principal objective of this activity is to identify areas of diagnostic difficulties and challenges in everyday surgical pathology and cytopathology practice, and to provide expert insight on selected topics through different educational formats. Educational experience is further enhanced through a collegial contact and one on one interaction throughout the course. The topics selected each year reflect areas in which substantial information and progress has been made (as identified through recent publications and other data gathering efforts). The topics of discussion also focus on areas in which there is significant difficulty in interpretation of pathological features. In general terms, we expect that at the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Identify common mistakes and pitfalls in the diagnosis of specific diseases (see above for specific diseases in the current course) in everyday surgical pathology.
2. Recognize mimickers of specific diseases in each specialty and learn to interpret special studies that will allow easier differential diagnosis.
3. Learn the pertinent histopathological characteristics of diseases to allow unequivocal diagnosis.
4. Identify new and additional components of the pathology report that will improve its clinical value.
5. Learn about the recent changes/modifications in the pathological classification of diseases or lesions.
6. Understand how they can be more helpful to the clinicians or surgeons in the management of patients with these diseases.

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Related Course

2017 Annual UCSF Current Issues in Anatomic Pathology Cytology Seminar

Additional Information


Hotel Nikko, San Francisco


05/25/2017 - 05/27/2017

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