John R. Srigley, M.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Mahul Amin, M.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Peter A. Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D., Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Six topics in prostatic and urinary tract pathology will be presented based on pre-distributed cases. The first half of the course will deal with the following prostatic topics: the minimum criteria for the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in thin core prostatic biopsies including the concept of atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP); the application of the Gleason scoring system to needle biopsies; the reporting of prognostic factors in needle biopsies and radical prostatectomy specimens. The second half of the course will include the following topics in urinary tract pathology: the differential diagnosis of kidney tumours with "granular" eosinophilic cytoplasm incorporating the contemporary classification of adult renal epithelial neoplasms; diagnostic criteria for the new ISUP/WHO classification of bladder neoplasia; staging issues and reporting prognostic factors in bladder cancer specimens.
This course is designed to allow a significant amount of time for questions from participants. At the end of each major section, there will be a 20-30 minute period during which the three faculty members will address individual questions from the attendees. Participants will also be encouraged to fax or e-mail questions prior to the course so that individual issues can be addressed either in formal case presentations or in question periods. This course is designed for general surgical pathologists, urologic pathologists, pathology residents and urologists. Case histories and kodachrome slide sets will be pre-distributed. An in-depth syllabus will be provided to all participants. (Last Scheduled Presentation)