The Ohio State University Department of Pathology Update Course

October 28 - 30, 2022

The Ohio State University Fawcett Center


Course Objectives:

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.


Register NOW to attend the 2021 Live Pathology Update Course. Registration is simple and online.

At this 3-day conference in Columbus, Ohio, you will experience live lectures and Q&A interactions with distinguished speakers in surgical pathology, clinical pathology and molecular pathology and more; plus the opportunity to network with vendors, learning more about new products and innovative solutions that can drive your lab forward.

Registration Fees
  • Physician - $700
  • Past Participant Physician - $650
  • Ohio Society of Pathologists Member - $600
  • Other Allied Health Professional - $500
  • OSU Faculty - $400
  • One Day Option - $200
  • Resident/Fellow/PA/Tech - $100
  • OSU Resident/Fellow/PA/Tech - $0
Attend Sessions & Build Connections

Choose to join sessions where prominent speakers, renowned in their subspecialty, have been invited to lecture. With your registration to this live activity you will have access to talks with slides; case presentations; an eBook course syllabus and Q&A sessions to target audience specific questions. Expose yourself to information regarding current and innovative advances in the field of diagnostic pathology.

Build connections with others passionate as you, about the update on key pathology entities and discoveries based on information provided by experts in the field.

CME Credits

Your online registration to this OSUMC conference will take you to the OSUMC Center for Continued Medical Education site, where before registering, you will create an account to enable the issuance of your earned CME credits. This should take no more than 3 minutes and will allow you an ongoing access to earned CME certificates in one convenient location.

For more high quality continuing medical education activities, visit the Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education website


Course Directors

Wendy Frankel, MD

Anil Parwani,

Invited External Speakers

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Melinda Lerwill, MD

Harvard Medical School

Nicole Panarelli, MD

Montefiore Medical Center

Liron Pantanowitz, MD, MHA

University of Michigan

Amy Joelin-Price, MD

Cleveland Clinic

Invited OSU Speakers

Jayalakshmi Balakrishna, MD

Assistant Professor

Wei Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Catherine Chung, MD

Associate Professor

Ashwini Esnakula, MD

Associate Professor

O. Hans Iwenofu, MD


Peter Kobalka, MD

Assistant Professor

Zaibo Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Abberly Lott Limbach, MD

Associate Professor

Anil Parwani,


Jose A. Plaza, MD


Swati Satturwar, MD

Assistant Professor

Archana Shenoy, MD

Assistant Professor

Gary Tozbikian, MD

Associate Professor

Paul E. Wakely, Jr.


Debra Zynger,

2022 Agenda



Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Wei Chen, MD, PhD Challenging Liver Mass Biopsies – A Focus on Cholangiocarcinoma and Mimics
9:15 am Debra Zynger, MD, MS Challenging Cases in Urologic Pathology
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Amy Joehlin-Price, MD Vulvar Pathology Demystified
11:30 am Amy Joehlin-Price, MD Ovarian Frozen Section Pathology: How What You Say Affects What They Do
12:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm Liron Pantanowitz, MD A Practical Approach to Touch Preparations & Imprints (This talk is not certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
2:30 pm Liron Pantanowitz, MD A Practical Approach to FNA of Salivary Gland Cysts (This talk is not certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
3:15 pm Paul E. Wakely, Jr., MD Soft Tissue Cytopathology: Coupling Morphology with Ancillary Testing for Diagnostic Accuracy
4:15 pm Zaibo Li, MD, PhD Updates and Pitfalls of Immunohistochemistry in Breast Pathology
5:00 pm Gary Tozbikian, MD Breast Pathology: Challenging Case Series


Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Nicole Panarelli, MD What to Do When It Isn’t Sprue: Uncommon and Emerging Enteritides in GI Biopsies
9:00 am Nicole Panarelli, MD Spot the Imposter: Metastases and Mimics in the GI Tract
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Melinda Lerwill, MD Deceptive Patterns of Invasive Breast Carcinoma
11:30 am Melinda Lerwill, MD Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast
12:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm Abberly Lott Limbach, MD Updates in Head & Neck in the WHO 5th Edition
2:15 pm Ashwini Esnakula, MD Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: Doing More With Less
3:15 pm Jayalakshmi Balakrishna, MD All in a Day’s Work – A Few Challenging Cases in Hematopathology Practice
4:00 pm Catherine Chung, MD Updates in Dermatopathology: A Little Something for Everyone
4:45 pm Jose A. Plaza, MD Cutaneous CD30+ Lymphoproliferative Disorders


Time Speaker Title
7:30 am Continental Breakfast Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD Cribriform Proliferations of the Prostate
9:00 am Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD Recent Advances in Bladder Cancer Classification, Grading, Staging and Reporting
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Anil V Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA New and Emerging Renal CellTumors: Updates From the 2022 WHO Classification
11:30 am Paul E. Wakely, Jr., MD Challenging Paranasal Sinus Mesenchymal Neoplasms
12:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm Peter Kobalka, MD What is it? The Cytopathology of Normal Brain and Common Brain Lesions
2:15 pm Archana Shenoy, MD Placental Pathology in Fetal Demise
3:00 pm Swati Satturwar, MD Case Based Overview of Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma Subtypes
3:45 pm O. Hans Iwenofu, MD Navigating Lipomatous Tumors: Twists and Turns

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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