80042327 - 17th Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 AM - Sunday, October 15, 2017 5:00 PM   Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center, JHH, Baltimore, MD


This 17th 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, current concepts in staging and the application of modern techniques to gastrointestinal disorders.

Approved for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) For Maintenance of Certification

Who Should Attend

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


  1. Describe the development and use of checkpoint inhibitor (PD-1/L1) immune cancer therapy in laboratory medicine.
  2. Discuss some immune labeling pitfalls in interpreting biopsies of spindle cell neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Outline the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for management of Barrett esophagus.
  4. Describe Findings in neoplastic lesions and dysplasia.
  5. Recognize and differentiate the patterns of reflux, eosinophilic, lymphocytic, sloughing, infectious and pill-induced esophagitis. Learn the clinical presentations and consequences of these diagnoses
  6. Recognize and differentiate the patterns of acute infectious, ischemic, pseudomembranous, lymphocytic, collagenous, diversion, diverticular disease associated, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Learn the clinical presentations and consequences of these diagnoses.
  7. Recognize that an algorithmic approach can simplify the practice of pancreatic pathology.
  8. Define the updated histopathology terminology for HPV-associated squamous lesions of the lower anogenital tract based on the discussed 2012 LAST Standardization project
  9. Recognize the role of expanded genetic testing for patients with colorectal cancer.
  10. Identify common hepatic vascular diseases related to obstruction/obliteration of large and small hepatic veins, obliteration of small portal veins, and entities associated with non cirrhotic portal hypertension.
  11. Differentiate between common patterns of liver injury.


Accreditation Statement
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.

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.