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.

Faculty

Elizabeth Dierksen Euscher, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Talk #1: Challenges in Endometrial Biopsies

Talk #2: Staging Endometrial Cancer

Amy Gewirtz, MD

University of Kentucky

Talk #1: Promoting the Laboratory and the Pathologist


Sanjay Kakar, MD, MD

UC - San Francisco

Talk #1: Immunohistochemical Diagnosis in Liver Tumors: Use of Appropriate Panels and Pitfalls in Diagnosis

Talk #2: Hepatitic and Biliary Patterns of Injury: Constructing Clinically Meaningful Differential Diagnoses for Pathology Reports

Melinda Jean Fan Lerwill, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Talk #1: Atypical Ductal Proliferations

Talk #2: Fibroepithelial Neoplasms

James S. Lewis Jr., MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Talk #1: Don’t Blow Your Nose Case – A Practical Approach To Sinonasal Tumors

Talk #2: Skull Base(ics) – A Mental Approach to Lesions That Approach The Brain

Sean R. Williamson, MD

Henry Ford Hospital

Talk #1: Renal Tumor Pathology: Old and New Problems

Topic #2: Testicular Tumors: Most Common Diagnostic Challenges

OSU Speakers

  • Wei Chen, MD, PhD
  • Catherine Chung, MD
  • Alcinda Flowers, MD
  • Wendy Frankel, MD
  • O. Hans Iwenofu, MD
  • Dan Jones, MD, PhD
  • John Kalmar, DMD, PhD
  • Shamlal Mangray, MBBS
  • Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Tom Scharschmidt, MD
  • Gary Tozbikian, MD
  • Paul Wakely, Jr, MD
  • Debra Zynger, MS, MD

2019 Agenda

Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am Wendy Frankel, MD Introductory Remarks
8:00 am Elizabeth Dierksen Euscher, MD Endometrial Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Pitfalls and Mimics
9:00 am Elizabeth Dierksen Euscher, MD Low Grade Endometrial Carcinoma: When Clinical Issues Become Pathology Problems
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Sanjay Kakar, MD Immunohistochemical Diagnosis in Liver Tumors: Use of Appropriate Panels and Pitfalls in Diagnosis
11:30 am Sanjay Kakar, MD Hepatitic and Biliary Patterns of Injury: Constructing Clinically Meaningful Differential Diagnoses for Pathology Reports
12:30 pm LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS LUNCH
2:00 pm Wendy L. Frankel, MD Practical Pancreas Pathology
3:00 pm Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA A Practical Update on Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology in Genitourinary Neoplasia
4:00 pm BREAK BREAK
4:15 pm Catherine Chung, MD Inflammatory Dermatopathology: A Top-Down Approach
5:15 pm ADJOURNMENT
Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am James Lewis, MD Don’t Blow Your Nose Case – A Practical Approach To Sinonasal Tumors
9:00 am James Lewis, MD 1Skull Base(ics) – A Mental Approach to Lesions That Approach The Brain
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Paul Wakely, Jr., MD Salivary Gland Cytopathology – Diagnostic Clues & Pitfalls
11:30 am Dan Jones, MD, PhD Germline Genetic Testing for Cancer: A Molecular Pathologist’s Perspective on When and How to Test
12:30 pm LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS LUNCH
2:00 pm Sean Williamson, MD Renal Tumor Pathology: Old and New Problems
3:00 pm Sean Williamson, MD Testicular Tumors: Most Common Diagnostic Challenges
4:00 pm BREAK BREAK
4:15 pm Gary Tozbikian, MD Updates in Immunohistochemical Testing in Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
4:45 pm Wei Chen, MD, PhD Diagnostic Challenges in Ampullary Pathology
5:15 pm ADJOURNMENT
Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Melinda Lerwill, MD Atypical Ductal Proliferations
9:00 am Melinda Lerwill, MD Fibroepithelial Neoplasms
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Amy Gewirtz, MD Promoting the Laboratory and the Pathologist
11:30 am Alcinda Flowers, MD Changes in the Blood Bank: An Update on New and Future Blood Products
12:00 pm Debra Zynger, MS, MD Surgical Pathology Billing: Tips and Tricks
12:30 pm LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS LUNCH
2:00 pm John Kalmar, DMD, PhD Decoding Odontogenic Cycsts
2:30 pm Shamlal Mangray, MBBS Diagnostic Management of Hirschsprung Disease in the General Practice: How to Avoid Predictable Errors
3:00 pm O. Hans Iwenofu, MD & Tom Scharschmidt, MD Challenging Cases in Orthopedic Pathology: Pitfalls and Pearls
4:00 pm ADJOURNMENT
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