80045679 - 18th Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018, 5:00 PM, Chevy Chase Auditorium, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pathology

This 18th annual conference is intended as a practical overview for pathologists who encounter gastrointestinal and liver specimens in daily practice. Interpretation of biopsies of the upper GI tract mucosa and the liver will be addressed, as well as recent advances in pancreatic and biliary pathology. Case presentations will be featured to emphasize presented concepts. Participants should come away with a better understanding of interpretation of mucosal biopsies, liver biopsies, pancreatic/biliary disorders and the application of modern techniques to gastrointestinal disorders.

This activity is intended for community pathologists, gastrointestinal specialists, hepatologists and gastrointestinal and hepatology fellows and residents.  

  1. Recognize the histologic features distinguishing progressive from regressive fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis.
  2. Recognize the three dimensional relationships between novel interstitial cells, interstitial fluid, and the interstitial collagen lattice.
  3. Explain the 3D morphologic basis for the finding of a neoplastic pancreatic gland adjacent to a muscular vessel.
  4. Discuss the clinical importance of mismatch repair deficiency in patients being considered for immune based chemotherapy.
  5. Describe the differential diagnosis of a pancreatic cyst.
  6. Describe the importance of gastric flat mucosal pathology in assessing gastric polyps.
  7. Identify common non-neoplastic cystic lesions.
  8. Recognize the broad differential of chronic colitis pattern.
  9. Explain the criteria for an adequate suction rectal biopsy in the setting of Hirschsprung disease.
  10. Describe the basic principles for interpreting tumor and germline genomic test results.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement 
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

American Board of Pathology (SAM) 
This course is approved for self-assessment module (SAM) credit by the American Board of Pathology and addresses the ACGME competencies of Medical Knowledge and Systems-Based Practice.

Contact Hours for Non-Physicians
The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 15 contact hours for non-physicians.