January 16-18, 2010
Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
Dana Point, California
Practical Issues for Surgical and Cytopathologists
This 17 hour CME advanced course is designed to provide updated pragmatic, problem-solving
knowledge for practicing surgical and cytopathologists who also wish to remain current with the changing
trends in cytodiagnosis and laboratory management. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic pitfalls
relative to each of the major organ systems studied by cytopathology/FNA. Diagnostic dilemmas and
potential pitfalls commonplace and unique to the major organ systems are explored. Correlation is
fundamental to the practice of cytopathology; where appropriate radiologic imaging as well as concurrent
cell block or needle core biopsies or subsequent surgical specimens are also presented. In addition,
didactic lectures on QA/QC, risk avoidance and error reduction (pitfalls) will be presented. Participants
are expected to have a working knowledge of basic cytopathology. Selected cases will be presented as
unknowns and discussed using an audience response system to facilitate audience participation. A
comprehensive syllabus and a CD-ROM containing illustrative PowerPoint presentations and handouts
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.
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
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.
The USCAP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
The USCAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s)™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The USCAP is also accredited by the American Board of Pathology to offer Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for the
purpose of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification. Registrants must take
and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit(s).
Registration SAVE $$$ - Early Registration available until January 15th
The course fee includes a reception for registrants and accompanying persons. Continental Breakfast for
Registrants is also included in the course fee. If you wish, you may purchase breakfast for your
accompanying person(s). Please indicate the number of breakfasts you wish to order in your Online Registration information.
The fee for each breakfast is $35.00 for Adults (or children over 12).
Early registration is advised since enrollment will be closed when the course is
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until December 15, 2009. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.
Cancellation policy: All reservation requests will require a one (1) night advance payment that will be refundable only if the reservation is canceled at least 72 hours prior to arrival date.
American Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use our Authorization Number: A2310AF
IMPORTANT: For online ticket purchases, please include our Authorization Number in the Tour Code box of all tickets issued for this group.
Airport: Closest airport is Orange County (John Wayne International). AA discount is good at John Wayne (SNA), Los Angeles (LAX), Burbank (BUR), and Ontario, CA (ONT).
Provide the requested information, to include roundtrip service, your name, flight details (to and from the airport), and your local contact phone #.
Select your address or list of hotels from the drop-down listing of hotels. (Marriott Laguna Cliffs)
Print your confirmation page (or you can e-mail it to yourself).
Note: You do not have to have an advance reservation to ride SuperShuttle, but without a reservation you will pay the full fare with the driver.
*Discount is applicable per party with advanced reservations to/from LAX, LGB, BUR, SNA, ONT and Los Angeles and Long Beach Cruise Harbors using online using discount code.
Location & Directions to Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa:
From Orange County / John Wayne Airport: Take 405 Freeway South, which merges into the 5 Freeway South. Traveling past Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano, exit at Pacific Coast Highway on the right, heading north. Proceed through two sets of stoplights to Dana Point Harbor Drive, and turn left. Proceed a short block and turn right onto Street of the Park Lantern. Proceed to the top of the hill, and enter the resort's property.
From Orange County / John Wayne Airport: Via 73 Tollroad ($3 one-way toll), exit Orange County Airport, and turn right onto MacArthur Boulevard. Follow MacArthur Boulevard about two to three miles to the exit for the 73 Tollroad South, to San Diego. Continue south on the tollroad until it feeds into the 5 Freeway South. Merge onto the 5 Freeway, and follow it to Pacific Coast Highway. Exit here and go north. Proceed to the second stoplight - which is Dana Point Harbor Drive - and turn left. Proceed a short block to the first stoplight - which is Park Lantern - and turn right. Proceed up the hill to the entrance of the resort.
From LAX: Take 405 Freeway South, which merges into the 5 South. Traveling past Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. You will be looking for the Pacific Coast Highway Exit. Exit Pacific Coast Highway to the right, heading north. Proceed two sets of stoplights to Dana Point Harbor Drive, and turn left. Proceed a short block to the next stoplight, and turn right onto Street of the Park Lantern. Proceed to the top of the hill, and enter the resort's property.
From San Diego Airport: Take the 5 Freeway North. Shortly after passing the City of San Clemente, exit at Beach Cities, Highway 1, to the left heading north. Proceed two sets of stoplights to Dana Point Harbor Drive, and turn left. Proceed a short block to the next stoplight, and turn right onto Street of the Park Lantern. Proceed to the top of the hill, and enter the resort's property.
From Ontario Airport: Take Highway 10 West to the 57 Freeway South. Stay on the 57 South to the 5 Freeway South, all the way to Dana Point. Exit at Pacific Coast Highway, veering right. Proceed two sets of stoplights to Dana Point Harbor Drive, and turn left. Proceed a short block to Street of the Park Lantern, and turn right. Proceed to the top of the hill, and enter the resort's property.