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Monday, April 3 - Early Registration
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Early Registration - Governor's Hall Lobby
Tuesday, April 4 - Gadsen Holbrook
Moderator: Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.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
Frederick S. Nolte, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Update on Diagnostic Assays for Rapid Detection of Bacteremia
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Karen Carroll, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
9:00 - 10:00 am C. difficile Testing - Past, Present and Future
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Karen Carroll, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits – Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Challenges and Controversies
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David Grenache, Ph.D., University of Utah / ARUP Laboratories
11:15 - 12:15 pm In the Era of Digital Medicine, Patients are Connected and in Control – What Does this Mean for Laboratorians?
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David Grenache, Ph.D., University of Utah / ARUP Laboratories
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Molecular Testing in the Blood Bank
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Jerry Squires, M.D., Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm Computational Pathology : Emerging Opportunities to Decrease Diagnostic Error
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Christopher Metts, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, April 5 - 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
Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Fibroblastic and Myofibroblastic Lesions
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Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
9:00 - 10:00 am Fun with Fat
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Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Lesions of the Low-grade Breast Neoplasia Pathway
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Laura Collins, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
11:15 - 12:15 pm Core Needle Biopsy: Striving for Fewer Excisions
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Laura Collins, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm WHO's Nervous About the Changes to the CNS Tumor Classification?
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Cynthia Welsh, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm The Weird and Wonderful of Placental Pathology
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Evelyn Bruner, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Thursday, April 6 - 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
Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Problems in the Interpretation of Neoplastic Lung Biopsies
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Mark Wick, M.D., University of Virginia Health System
9:00 - 10:00 am Interstitial Lung Disease: A Synopsis
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Mark Wick, M.D., University of Virginia Health System
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Pitfalls in Gynecologic Pathology: Experience from a Consultation Practice
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Christopher Crum, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
11:15 -12:15 pm Preinvasive Squamous and Glandular Neoplasia of the Cervix: An Update
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Christopher Crum, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
12:15 pm Adjourn
Friday, April 7 - 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
Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am 2016 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Prostate
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Peter Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
9:00 - 10:00 am Benign Mimickers of Prostate Cancer
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Peter Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 10:45 am Skin Signs of Systemic Disease
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Dirk M. Elston, M.D., FAAD, FCAP, Medical University of South Carolina 
10:45 - 11:15 am Life Threatening Dermatoses
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Dirk M. Elston, M.D., FAAD, FCAP, Medical University of South Carolina
11:15 - 12:15 pm Diagnosis of Melanoma
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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 7 - Afternoon Session - McKee
Moderator: Timothy Smith, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm The Bethesda System for Cervical Cytology – Update and Beyond
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Patricia G. Wasserman, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
2:30 - 3:30 pm ASCCP Guidelines – Equal Management for Equal Risk
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Patricia G. Wasserman, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
3:30 pm Adjourn
6:30 - 9:30 pm Group Social - Mingo Point
Saturday, April 8 - Option 1 - McKee
Moderator: Jack Yang, 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
Jack Yang, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
8:00 - 9:00 am Introduction of Ultrasound to Pathologists
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Miguel Sanchez, M.D., Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
9:00 - 10:00 am Ultrasound and FNA: Partners in Head and Neck Cytopathology
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Celeste Powers, M.D., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:15 am Challenging Cases in Thyroid Cytopathology
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Celeste Powers, M.D., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
11:15 - 12:15 pm Doctors and Disease Through an Opera Glass
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Miguel Sanchez, M.D., Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 2:30 pm Fine Needle Aspiration of the Eye: A New Frontier
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Olga Chajewski, M.D. and Kathryn Lindsey, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
2:30 - 3:30 pm Pancreatitis: A Potential Pitfall in Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pancreatic FNA
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Jack Yang, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn
Saturday, April 8 - 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 - 9:30 am Dermatopathology
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Justin Bandino, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
9:30 - 10:00 am Dermatopathology Unknown Cases
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Justin Bandino, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits - Vanderhorst
10:15 - 11:45 pm Dermatopathology
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Kathryn Echols, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
11:45 - 12:15 pm Dermatopathology Unknown Cases
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Kathryn Echols, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch - Governor's Hall C
1:30 - 3:00 pm Dermatopathology
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Nicole Dominiak, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:00 - 3:30 pm Dermatopathology Unknown Cases
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Nicole Dominiak, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
3:30 pm Adjourn