This seminar will cover the important clinical and histologic features and variations for both common and unusual diseases of the genitourinary system, 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 genitourinary specimens with confidence.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Improve the diagnosis of limited adenocarcinoma of the prostate on needle biopsy and differentiate from common mimickers.
Improve the diagnosis of early bladder cancer including CIS, early invasion and grading papillary neoplasms.
Improve the diagnosis of intraductal prostate lesions including malignant and benign lesions.
Improve the diagnostic acumen of unusual entities in the bladder, prostate, kidney, and testis.
Jonathan I. Epstein, MD, obtained a combined BA-MD degree from Boston University’s 6-Year Medical Program (1975–1981). Following his residency in anatomic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he joined the staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been there his entire career. At The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, he is Professor of Pathology, Urology, and Oncology; the recipient of the Reinhard Chair of Urological Pathology; and Director of Surgical Pathology. He is the past President of the International Society of Urological Pathology. Dr. Epstein has >900 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored 69 book chapters with a H-factor of 141. His most-frequently cited first or last authored publications is ‘‘Pathological and Clinical Findings to Predict Tumor Extent of Nonpalpable (stage T1c) Prostate Cancer,’’ published in JAMA, which was the first to establish formal criteria for active surveillance. He was also the leading author to develop the WHO Consensus Conference on Classification of Urothelial Neoplasia (1998) and the consensus on updating the Gleason grading system (2005, 2015). He is the author or coauthor of 7 books including “Interpretation of Prostate Biopsies” which is in its 5th edition, and “Bladder Biopsy Interpretation” which is in its 3rd edition. He is a co-editor of the “WHO Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs”, and a co-author of the 2011 AFIP Fascicle, 4th Series on “Tumors of the Prostate Gland, Seminal Vesicles, Male Urethra, and Penis”. More recently, he authored or co-authored “The Gleason Grading System: A complete Guide for Pathologists and Clinicians” and “Differential Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology: Genitourinary System”. Dr. Epstein has proposed a new Grade Group system for prostate cancer that has been accepted by the WHO, 8th Edition of the TNM Staging Manual, and the CAP. Dr. Epstein has one of the largest surgical pathology consulting services in the world with approximately 12,000 cases per year, covering the full range of urologic pathology. Dr. Epstein uses these consultations to train 4 genitourinary pathology fellows each year, with 76 fellows trained to date. He has lectured 392 times outside of his institution including 41 different countries.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Seminar will begin Saturday morning, May 9th, 2020 at the Academic Learning and Teaching Center (ALTC) Room 3.304, at UT Health San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
Registration, distribution of materials, and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m; the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will also be provided. The program will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
The seminar is not affiliated with a specific hotel. The physical address of the main campus of UT Health is 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229 and there are several hotel options available within a 1 to 3-mile radius around campus. Click HERE for a map/link to the seminar location.
The Seminar, Urological Pathology: Common and Unusual Diagnostic Dilemmas, will be presented by Dr. Jonathan Epstein. 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 after registration.
An electronic copy of the Annual Seminar syllabus will be provided to all attendees via a USB-flash drive at the Annual Seminar. In addition, a spiral bound print version of the Annual Seminar syllabus can be selected for an optional fee to those who register by April 8, 2020.
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 Providership of the College of American Pathologists and San Antonio Society of Pathologists. The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The College of American Pathologists designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Disclaimer: The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the College of American Pathologists.
May in San Antonio is a particularly beautiful time of year. 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.