Conference Schedule & Information


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Self Assessment Modules (SAMs) Pre-Test Links are below each lecture topic


Monday, April 16 - Early Registration
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Early Registration - Governor's Hall Lobby
Tuesday, April 17 - Gadsen Holbrook
Moderator: Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall C
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall D & E
Moderator: Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Diagnostic Biomarker Aids and Monitoring Controversies
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Nikolina Babic, Ph.D., D(ABCC), F(ABCC), Medical University of South Carolina
9:00 - 10:00 am Multiplex Molecular Panels for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Performance, Interpretation, and Cost-Effectiveness
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Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D., D(ABMM) F(AAM), Medical University of South Carolina
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am How Molecular Methods have Changed My Hematopathology Practice
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Angie Duong, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
11:15 - 12:15 pm Genomic Medicine: What Every Pathologist Needs to Know
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Stephen Ethier, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Application of Whole Genome Microarrays in Cancer: You Should Be Doing This Test!
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Daynna Wolff, Ph.D., F(ACMG), Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm Diagnostic Application of SNP-Arrays to Brain Cancers
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Adriana Olar, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, April 18 - Pratt Thomas
Moderator: Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall D & E
Moderator: M. Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Selected Sclerosing and Cystic Mediastinal Lesions
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Mark R. Wick, M.D., University of Virginia Health System
9:00 - 10:00 am Thymic Carcinomas: An Update
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Mark R. Wick, M.D., University of Virginia Health System
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Osteosarcomas
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David R. Lucas, M.D., University of Michigan
11:15 - 12:15 pm Liposarcomas and Their Distractors
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David R. Lucas, M.D., University of Michigan
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Proliferative Breast Lesions with Emphasis on Core Biopsy Interpretation
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Jean F. Simpson, M.D., Breast Pathology Consultants, Inc.
2:30 - 3:30 pm Problematic Papillary Lesions
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Jean F. Simpson, M.D., Breast Pathology Consultants, Inc.
3:30 pm Adjourn
Thursday, April 19 - Pratt Thomas
Moderator: Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall C
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall D & E
Moderator: M. Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Variants of Urothelial Carcinoma: What’s Important?
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Jesse K. McKenney, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
9:00 - 10:00 am Renal Cell Carcinoma Classification: Update for 2018
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Jesse K. McKenney, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Salivary Gland Pathology
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Bruce M. Wenig, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center
11:15 -12:15 pm Criteria for Diagnosing Thyroid Carcinoma
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Bruce M. Wenig, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Dysplasias, Mimics and Controversies
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Mary S. Richardson, M.D., D.D.S., Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm Endometrial Pathology: A Review and Update
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Laura S. Spruill, M.D., Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Friday, April 20 - Morning Session - Pratt Thomas
Moderator: Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall D & E
Moderator: M. Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Pathology Mystery and Surprise
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M. Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
9:00 - 10:00 am Bone and Soft Tissue: An Update of the AJCC, 8th Edition
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Evelyn T. Bruner, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Inflammatory Diseases of the Skin of the Genitalia and Breast
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John S. Metcalf, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
11:15 - 12:15 pm Neoplastic Diseases of the Skin of the Genitalia and Breast
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John S. Metcalf, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
Friday, April 20 - Afternoon Session - McKee
Moderator: Jack Yang, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm The Paris System (TPS) for Reporting Urinary Cytology - Implementation of TPS Into A Daily Practice
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Eva M. Wojcik, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center
2:30 - 3:30 pm Kidney FNA - Pitfalls and Clues
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Eva M. Wojcik, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center
3:30 pm Adjourn
6:30 - 9:30 pm Group Social – The Pavilion at Night Heron Park (included with registration)
Saturday, April 21 - Option 1 - McKee
Moderator: Jack Yang, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall C
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall D & E
Moderator: Jack Yang, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Morphologic Clues and Pitfalls for High Grade Lesions in Cervical Cytology with Emphasis on Glandular Lesions
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Ritu Nayar, M.D., Northwestern University
9:00 - 10:00 am Thyroid Cytopathology: What’s New and What’s Old That We Don’t All Agree on?
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Ritu Nayar, M.D., Northwestern University
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am EUS-FNA of Solid Pancreatic Masses
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Martha B. Pitman, M.D., Harvard Medical School
11:15 - 12:15 pm EUS-FNA of Pancreatic Cysts
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Martha B. Pitman, M.D., Harvard Medical School
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Molecular Update for Cytopathology
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Olga Chajewski, M.D. and Kathryn Lindsey, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm Hematopathology for Cytology
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Kathryn Lindsey, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Saturday, April 21 - Option 2 - Dermatopathology
Moderator: John Metcalf, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
7:00 - 7:55 am Registration and Breakfast - Governor's Hall
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome - Governor's Hall A
John Metcalf, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 10:00 am Case Presentations by MUSC DermPath Alumni
Moderator: John S. Metcalf, M.D.
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 12:15 pm Dermatopathology Unknowns
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Jessica Forcucci, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 3:30 pm Dermatopathology Unknowns
Brett Keeling, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn