80038909 - 16th Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016   Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center, JHH, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pathology


This 16th 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 presentation 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, current concepts in staging and the application of modern techniques to gastrointestinal disorders.

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

  1. Summarize the basic concepts and histological changes associated with evaluating neoplastic liver biopsies.
  2. Discuss histologic features associated with iatrogenic injury to the GI tract.
  3. Identify the key components of the practical approach to molecular analysis of colon cancer.
  4. Summarize histologic features of selected pediatric gastrointestinal diseases.
  5. Discuss advances in genomic medicine as it relates to gastrointestinal malignancies
  6. Discuss an approach to problematic cystic lesions of the pancreas
  7. Explain histologic and immunohistochemical features of selected lymphoproliferative disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  8. Discuss an approach to handling inflammatory gastric biopsies.
  9. Summarize the main histologic features of common and rare upper and lower gastrointestinal tract polyps.
  10. Discuss issues and challenges of colorectal cancer staging.
  11. Discuss the main changes and challenges associated with ulcerative colitis-related neoplasia.
  12. Summarize histologic features associated with Barrett's neoplasia and discuss international variances in diagnosis.
  13. Discuss histologic features associated with the most common small intestinal lesions.
  14. Identify and discuss the main challenges pathologists face when examining frozen sections from the pancreatobiliary tract.

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.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 15.50 contact hours for non-physicians.