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Mayo Clinic Pathology Update 2020 - General Session

Phoenix, AZ US
January 23, 2020 to January 25, 2020

Course Directors: Longwen Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Marcela A. Salomao, M.D., and Melissa L. Stanton, M.D.

Dr. Gregory Lauwers, a world-renowned gastrointestinal pathologist, and Dr. Edi Brodi, an internationally recognized authority in breast pathology, join an elite roster of speakers for this fifth annual 2.5-day general surgical pathology course. 

Covering a broad range of subjects in diagnostic pathology, the central themes for this year's course include newly described lesions and rediscovered entities in breast pathology, and the best approach to diagnose gastric polyps and early lesions in the stomach.  Organ systems discussed include gastrointestinal and liver, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, lung, neurologic and hematologic.  Presentations will involve practical discussion of diagnostic challenges, need-to-know molecular updates, and emerging issues.  Attendee participation is encouraged via audience response system and engaging case reviews including interactive sessions using digital pathology.

Registration Fee

 Register on or before 12/23/2019Register after 12/23/2019
Full Fee: MD, DO, Ph.D.$700$775
Reduced Fee: Allied Health Professional, NP, PA, Retiree$600$675
Printed Syllabus$60 
American Board of Pathology MOC Part II Self-Assessment(will be automatically registered for this MOC$0 



Target Audience

This course is designed for pathologists, pathologist assistants, pathology fellows and residents, and allied health staff with an interest in diagnostic pathology.  Surgeons and oncologists with an interest in new pathologic staging criteria.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate recently described lesions and entities in breast pathology
  • Recognize papillary neoplasms of the breast
  • Illustrate pertinent clinicopathologic features of celiac disease and its differential diagnosis
  • Integrate morphologic features and current immunohistochemistry to diagnose metastatic tumors in the liver
  • Integrate efficient molecular assays in the evaluation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Describe the key distinguishing features of salivary gland tumors and how to report frozen sections in this setting
  • Identify common and uncommon intraductal lesions in the prostate

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/23/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/25/2020 - 12:15pm
Parent activity set: 
Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Waugh Auditorium
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Lodging Information

Residence Inn Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
5665 E. Mayo Boulevard 
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
(480) 563-1500 
 (Located on the Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus)

Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel reservation cancellation policy will apply to individual reservations unless otherwise specified.


Ground Transportation 
Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Hertz online, (enter Convention Number CV03NR0015 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.

Leisure Activities 
Visit or for leisure activities.

Course Directors
Longwen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Marcela A. Salomao, M.D.
Melissa L. Stanton, M.D.

Mayo Faculty
John C. Cheville, M.D.
Sarah E. Gibson, M.D.
Mark E. Jentoft, M.D.
Gary L. Keeney, M.D.
Dora M. Lam-Himlin, M.D.
Brandon T. Larsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Alessandra Schmitt, M.D.
Charles Sturgis, M.D.
Michael S. Torbenson, M.D.
Matthew A. Zarka, M.D.

Guest Faculty 
Edi Brogi, M.D., Ph.D. 
Gregory Y. Lauwers, M.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
Thursday: 7.25
Friday: 7.25
Saturday: 4.0
Course Total: 18.5

Additional CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 Maintenance of Certification will be offered at no additional charge as part of a post-course assessment. This is offered through the Board of Pathology

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.50 Attendance


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