This program has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic pathology. It is intended to keep conference attendees abreast of the latest scientific advances in the field of pathology needed to comply with the current standard of practice, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of the specialty. The course is primarily designed for practicing pathologists, particularly those in community practice.  The course should also be of interest for pathologists-in-training, surgeons, oncologists, and other health-care professionals interested in understanding the principles underlying the formulation of a histopathologic diagnosis.   A broad range of pathology topics will be covered during the three days of the update course by both OSU pathologists and guest outside speakers.  A variety of anatomic and clinical pathology topics will also be presented in informal luncheon roundtable discussions.


Rohit Bhargava, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Steven Billings, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Christopher Fletcher, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

OSU Speakers

  • Christina Arnold, MD
  • Michael Arnold, MD, PhD
  • Kamran Badizadegan, MD
  • Wei Chen, MD, PhD
  • Wendy Frankel, MD
  • Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
  • Dan Jones, MD, PhD
  • Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Rongqin Ren, MD, PhD
  • Adrian Suarez, MD
  • Paul Wakely, Jr, MD
  • JoAnna Williams, MD
  • Weiqiang Zhao, MD, PhD

2017 Agenda

Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am Wendy Frankel, MD Introductory Remarks
8:00 am Laura Collins, MD Contemporary Classification of Breast Cancer
9:00 am Laura Collins, MD Lobular Carcinoma in Situ, Classical and Non-classical Variants
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am David Grignon, MD Testicular Tumors: Uncommon but Often Challenging
11:30 am David Grignon, MD Epithelial Kidney Tumors: New Entities and Problem Diagnoses
2:00 pm Heather Hampel, MS, LGC Tumor Sequencing: Expect the Unexpected
3:00 pm Kamran Badizadegan, MD Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis
3:30 pm Michael Arnold, MD, PhD Learning to Swim in a Sea of Blue: An Approach to Pediatric Tumors
4:00 pm Christina Arnold, MD LAST but not Least: A Practical Approach to Anal Pathology
Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Anais Malpica, MD Ovarian Serous Neoplasms: An Update
9:00 am Anais Malpica, MD Endometrial Carcinoma, Soundbites
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Syed Ali, MD Thyroid Cytopathology: An Update on TBSRTC II
11:30 am Syed Ali, MD Pancreatic Cytopathology: The Hopkins Experience
2:00 pm Paul Wakely, Jr, MD Diagnostic Traps Awaiting the Head & Neck Pathologist
3:00 pm Dan Jones, MD, PhD; Weiqiang Zhao, MD, PhD and Rongqin Ren MD, PhD Molecular Pathology Case Studies
4:00 pm Adrian Suarez, MD Frozen Section Diaries: Squamous Encounters
Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Wendy Frankel, MD Colorectal Cancer Biomarker Testing for 2017
9:00 am Wei Chen, MD, PhD Do’s and Don’ts – Colorectal Cancer Biomarker Evaluation
9:30 am JoAnna Williams, MD Laboratory Compliance Update
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Amy Gewirtz, MD Pathology and Healthcare in 2017
11:30 am Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA Recent Advances in the Pathology and Molecular Genetics of Urothelial Carcinoma
2:00 pm Diagnostic Challenges Slide Seminar

2017 Diagnostic Challenges Slide Seminar

Dr. Anjali Satoskar

Dr. Zaibo Li

Dr. O. Hans Iwenofu

Dr. Jessica Hemminger

Dr. Gary Tozbikian

Dr. Steven Cotten

The Hilton Columbus at Easton
Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-414-5000
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Pathology
c/o DeLisa Watkins
N305 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-5492