This seminar will cover the important clinical and histologic features and variations for both common and unusual diseases, underlining the most characteristic features. Case presentations will be used to highlight a practical approach to diagnosis. Issues regarding pathogenesis and treatment that are of importance to the Surgical Pathologist will be covered. The overall aim is to refresh the attendee’s knowledge and to provide a conceptual framework that will allow the Pathologist to approach gynecological and obstetric specimens with confidence.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the range of potential precursors in the vulva
2. Outline the approach to cervical precursor disease
3. Separate benign from potentially malignant endometrial precursors
4. Identify pitfalls in gynecologic cancer diagnosis
Dr. Crum was educated at University of Virginia Medical School and completed his residency there in 1979. After a fellowship in gynecologic pathology with Ralph Richart at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, he joined the staff there and worked in the laboratory of Saul Silverstein where he received a Physician Scientist award from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease in 1985. In 1987 he joined the pathology department at University of Virginia and in 1990 became director of Women's and Perinatal Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 1996 he became Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Among his contributions are the first publication linking cervical precursors to HPV 16 in 1984, studies in the early 1990's describing HPV negative precursors in the vulva, expression of p63 in the female genital tract in 2001, evidence that the distal fallopian tube is the origin of many pelvic serous carcinomas starting in 2006, and the first description of a putative cell of origin to cervical cancer in the cervical squamo-columnar junction in 2012. He has authored over 300 articles, three books, including a major text, Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, and numerous chapters. His program in Women's and Perinatal Pathology has trained hundreds of residents and fellows, many currently in academic and private practice. He currently directs a division with 10 full time staff that ranks among the largest and most diverse academic gynecologic and obstetric pathology programs.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Seminar will begin Saturday morning, January 11th, 2014 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel, located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in northwest San Antonio. Click HERE for more information about accommodations.
Registration and distribution of materials will begin at 7:30 a.m; the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and the program will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
The Seminar, Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology: Lessons Learned, will be presented by Dr. Christopher Crum. Time will be available for questions from the audience at the end of each section. Cases will be made available to registrants prior to the seminar online via virtual microscopy; user name, password, and instructions will be distributed to registrants by email upon registration.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The San Antonio Society of Pathologists.
The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The College of American Pathologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
January in San Antonio is a particularly beautiful time of year with a moderate climate. San Antonio offers a rich variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping along the Riverwalk. The Mexican Market, El Mercado, bustles with the people, products, and outdoor restaurants which give San Antonio much of its unique style. The adobe dwellings of the historic La Villita serve as homes for artisans, galleries, and restaurants. The Rivercenter Mall is a visual delight, with whimsical-to-elegant shops overlooking the Riverwalk. Shuttle service to Northstar Mall, which is immediately across the highway, is offered by the Hilton Hotel.