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

Ashley Cimino-Mathews, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Talk #1: Breast Talk

Talk #2: Breast Talk

Amy Gewirtz, MD

University of Kentucky

Talk #1: COVID-19: The University of Kentucky Experience


Charles Matthew Quick, MD

University of Arkansas

Talk #1: Low Grade Endometrial Cancer: Precursors and Diagnosis

Talk #2: Problems & Principles in Diagnosing “High Grade” Endometrial Cancer

Steven Smith, MD, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Talk #1: GU – Problem Cases in Prostate Pathology

Talk #2: Soft Tissue – Pitfalls and Lessons Learned in Soft Tissue and Bone

Maria Westerhoff, MD

University of Michigan

Talk #1: Updates in Hepatobiliary Tumors

Talk #2: Approaching Medical Liver Biopsy Without Hesitation

OSU Speakers

  • Wei Chen, MD, PhD
  • Catherine Chung, MD
  • Wendy Frankel, MD
  • Dan Jones, MD, PhD
  • Peter Kobalka, MD
  • Zaibo Li, MD, PhD
  • Abberly Lott Limbach, MD
  • Gerard Lozanski, MD
  • Preeti Pancholi, PhD
  • Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Tony Plaza, MD
  • Scott Scrape, MD
  • Gary Tozbikian, MD
  • Paul Wakely, Jr., MD
  • JoAnna Williams, MD

2020 Agenda

FRIDAY

Time Speaker Title
7:00 am Registration
7:45 am Wendy Frankel, MD Introductory Remarks
8:00 am Charles Matthew Quick, MD Low Grade Endometrial Cancer: Precursors and Diagnosis
9:00 am Charles Matthew Quick, MD Problems & Principles in Diagnosing “High Grade” Endometrial Cancer
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Ashley Cimino-Mathews, MD Papillary Lesions of the Breast 1: The Good, The Bad…
11:30 am Ashley Cimino-Mathews, MD Papillary Lesions of the Breast 2: …and The Ugly
12:30 pm BREAK BREAK
1:30 pm Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA Pathogenesis of Coronavirus
2:00 pm Dan Jones, MD, PhD SARS-CoV-2 Genomics, Strain Typing and their Impact on Vaccine Targets
2:30 pm JoAnna Williams, MD A Laboratory Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
3:00 pm Preeti Pancholi, PhD Coronavirus Testing Methods and Updates
3:30 pm Gerard Lozanski, MD Coronavirus Serology Updates
4:00 pm Scott Scrape, MD Plasma Donor Program for COVID-19
4:30 pm Q&A FOR THE SPEAKERS
5:00 pm ADJOURNMENT

SATURDAY

Time Speaker Title
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Steven Smith, MD, PhD GU – Problem Cases in Prostate Pathology
9:00 am Steven Smith, MD, PhD Soft Tissue – Pitfalls and Lessons Learned in Soft Tissue and Bone
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Maria Westerhoff, MD Updates in Hepatobiliary Tumors
11:30 am Maria Westerhoff, MD Approaching Medical Liver Biopsy Without Hesitation
12:30 pm BREAK BREAK
2:00 pm Catherine Chung, MD Updates in Dermatopathology: High-Yield Lessons From the Recent Literature
2:30 pm Tony Plaza, MD An Update on Atypical Spitz Tumors
3:00 pm Abberly Lott Limbach, MD Clin Hx Leukoplakia: Demystifying Dysplasia in the Head and Neck
3:30 pm Wei Chen, MD, PhD Cholangiocarcinoma: The Surgical Pathologist’s Perspective
4:15 pm Zaibo Li, MD, PhD Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast
5:00 pm ADJOURNMENT

SUNDAY

Time Speaker Title
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Amy Gewirtz, MD COVID-19: The University of Kentucky Experience
9:00 am Wendy Frankel, MD Polyposis Syndromes and Heritable Cancers Made Simple
10:00 am BREAK BREAK
10:30 am Paul Wakely, Jr., MD Challenging Cases from the OSU Archives
11:30 am Gary Tozbikian, MD PD-L1 Testing in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Interpretive Challenges and Practical Recommendations
12:30 pm BREAK BREAK
2:00 pm Peter Kobalka, MD Demystifying Neuropathology: DDx Based on Imaging, Location, and More!
3:00 pm ADJOURNMENT
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