Course begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13 and concludes at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, January 15
This advanced course is designed to provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for
practicing cytopathologists and anatomic pathologists. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic
pitfalls relative to each of the major organ systems studied by cytopathology/FNA. This course is
presented in a lecture format by a distinguished faculty with time allowed for questions and answers and
a pre-test/post-test. A comprehensive syllabus as well as a CD-ROM containing illustrative PowerPoint
presentations for each topic is included in the course fee. This course is intended to provide a
pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as opportunities for 1:1 interaction with the
outstanding faculty. Continental breakfast is provided.
Course Learning Objectives
|To provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving knowledge for practicing cytopathologists and anatomic pathologists. The course addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls relative to each of the major areas studied by cytopathology/FNA. |
|To provide an understanding of new standards, techniques, criteria, classifications, etc. in areas where past training and self-study may give less than ideal exposure. |
|To stimulate interest in new developments, recognize the benefits and limitations of new technologies, and improve participants' ability to prepare for future diagnostic responsibilities by enhancing their spectrum of professional competence. |
Faculty and Highlights of the Course
Course Outline and Daily Schedule
The course registration fee includes course fee, a comprehensive syllabus and a CD with representative
PowerPoint presentations for each lecture, continental breakfasts, break refreshments and a reception on
COURSE FEE: Academy Member - $ 475 Non-Member - $ 550
Secure Online Registration - or download - PDF of Registration Form
Early registration is advised since enrollment will be closed when the course is
Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
The course will be held at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa which is located in Palm
Desert, California. This four star, four diamond resort is located 11 miles from the Palm Springs
Airport and 130 miles from the Los Angeles airport. Visit their website
www.desertspringsresort.com for more details or www.palm-desert.org or
palmspringsusa.com for area information. The Bob Hope Golf Chrysler Classic will be held
January 16-22 and the Palm Springs International Film Festival is scheduled January 5-16.
Hotel Room Reservations
A block of rooms at a Special Rate of $240 + applicable state and local
taxes (currently 9.15%) and a California Assessed Tourism Fee (currently
.1%) per night have been reserved for attendees at this
course. Group rates are available two (2) days pre and post meeting
dates (subject to availability).
This block of rooms will only be held until December
23, so please make your reservations early!
PLEASE CALL the hotel directly to make your room reservation 1-800- 331-3112 or
1-800- 228-9290. To obtain the special rate you must inform them that you are attending the USCAP
Diagnostic Cytopathology Course and give them the following code: USCN.
Budget Rental Car offers a discount for meeting registrants. The USCAP group
marketing code is S181399 and the toll free number is: 1-800-772-3773 or online at
The USCAP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to
provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Academy designates this educational activity
for up to 16.5 category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should
claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spends in the activity.
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until December 16, 2005. Refunds after
that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.
|Earn 16.5 hours of CME credit over a long weekend |
|Ample opportunity for 1:1 interaction with the distinguished faculty |
|CD-rom of illustrative images and a comprehensive syllabus for each topic is included in the course fee|