This 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. Also included in 2012 is the lecture “Controversies in Egyptian Paleopathology". An optional lecture and practicum entitled "The Role of Pathologists in Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration: Theory and Practice" by Dr. Miguel A. Sanchez is available for a separate registration fee.
The 2012 Diagnostic Cytopathology Session coupled with the optional lecture and practicum provides a maximum of 21.75 CME/18.25 SAM credit hours.
Diagnostic Cytopathology is pleased to announce a new addition to our program based on participant surveys and requests: “The Role of Pathologists in Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration: Theory and Practice.” We are fortunate to have Dr. Miguel A. Sanchez, Chief and Director of the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood NJ, as the director of this focused experience in USFNA! All participants in the Diagnostic Cytopathology Course will have the opportunity (for a small fee) to attend the 2 hour lecture that will introduce the concepts, applications and benefits of ultrasound FNA. An additional 2.5 hour practicum will be available for the first 35 individuals that register for the lecture and practicum together. Dr. Sanchez and his team will introduce the participants to the basics of US instrumentation and its utility in FNAs. This introductory exposure is designed to demystify USFNA, provide a greater awareness of USFNA in a clinical setting and encourage participants to explore how this might be beneficial in their own practice.
A comprehensive syllabus and a CD-ROM containing illustrative PowerPoint presentations and handouts for each topic are included in the course fee (excluding the optional lecture and practicum). This course is intended to provide a pleasant, informal atmosphere for learning as well as opportunities for 1:1 interaction with the outstanding faculty.
Course Faculty, Topics and Schedule
USCAP Statement Regarding Conflict of Interest
CERTIFICATES OF CME/SAM CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATION
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The USCAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Health Professional participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
An online evaluation must be completed prior to claiming CME credit for this activity. The evaluation form and CME claim forms can be accessed through the USCAP website after completion of the activity.
Self-Assessment Module Credits
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).
Course Fee (Includes 2 lunches for registrants and a reception for registrants and accompanying persons.)
| ||Academy Member||Non-Member|
|August 19 – November 30 || $675 || $750 |
|optional USFNA lecture and practicum || $175 (lecture only $75) || $200 (lecture only $100) |
|December 1 - January 13 || $775 || $850 |
|optional USFNA lecture and practicum || $200 (lecture only $100) || $225 (lecture only $125) |
|January 14 through On Site || $875 || $950 |
|optional USFNA lecture and practicum || $225 (lecture only $125) || $250 (lecture only $150) |
NOTE: Registration for the optional Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration (USFNA) lecture and practicum is limited to the first 35 registrants. The USFNA lecture only is also available for separate registration.
Please visit www.uscap.org to register.
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, 2011. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will be mailed the course materials.
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Streete
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Rates: Signature Room Single/Double $160.00. Taxes: 14.92% room and sales occupancy tax
Discounted Room Rates available until December 15, 2011
Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm
Reservations: P: 480-248-2000 or 1-866-882-4484 (identify yourself with the USCAP group)
Cancellation policy: Reservations cancelled within 48 hours will be subject to 1 night’s fee plus tax
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For
assistance with reservations and ticket purchase contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services
Desk at 1-800-328-1111. Be sure to use our File Number: NM876
American Airlines is also offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our
meeting. For assistance with reservations and ticket purchase visit www.aa.com/group or contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Be sure to use our Authorization Number: 1412BG
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 the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Avis Car Rental
Avis is offering discounted car rentals for attendees during our meeting. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is D005275. To book your reservation online,
please visit www.avis.com
or call toll free 1-800-331-1600 to use the above discount number.
The group discount is 25% and is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with
unlimited free mileage.
Cab fare to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport and the Hotel Valley Ho is approximately $20-25.00 one way.
Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle is offering a discounted rate to USCAP meeting attendees. To book your
reservation, please go to www.supershuttle.com.
Shuttlefare is offering $4 off transportation to and from the Phoenix Airport to the Hotel Valley Ho for USCAP meeting attendees.
To book an airport shuttle, click on this reservation link, or call 1-877-300-4826. Reservations must be made online to use the coupon code.
On the Shuttlefare site, select your preferred transport option and click "continue booking".
Choose the type of service you want, "pick up from airport" and "roundtrip", click "schedule pickup".
Click "reserve now" and enter the discount code 3C5A2 on the checkout page.
Once you complete your reservation an email confirmation will be sent to you and this will be your travel voucher for your airport transportation. It will also include instructions on where to meet your shuttle when you arrive at the airport.
If you need to make changes AFTER your reservation is complete please contact customer service at:
1-877-300-4826, email:email@example.com, Monday - Friday 8am -5pm EST.
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ACTIVITIES & LOCAL TOURS
For more information about Scottsdale and things to do while there, please visit the Scottsdale Visitor’s Bureau website at
www.scottsdalecvb.com, or Things to Do in Scottsdale at
Location & Directions to Hotel Valley Ho:
FROM SKY HARBOR RENTAL CAR FACILITY TO THE HOTEL VALLEY HO: Follow Sky Harbor Circle to 24th Street. Turn left on 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Highway 202 East. Turn right onto the 202 East and follow to exit #7 Scottsdale Rd./Rural Rd. Take the Scottsdale Rd. exit and turn left on Scottsdale Rd. Follow Scottsdale Rd. approximately 3.5 miles to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and follow 3 blocks to the entrance of the Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street.
FROM HOTEL VALLEY HO TO THE SKY HARBOR RENTAL CAR FACILITY: Follow Main Street out of the hotel to the 2nd light, Scottsdale Road. Turn right on Scottsdale Road and proceed approximately 3.5 miles to the 202 West. Enter onto the 202 West and follow to 24th Street. Turn left on 24th Street and right on Sky Harbor Circle South. Follow to car rental facility.
FROM LOS ANGELES: Take I-10 East through to the 202 East. Follow the 202 East and exit at Scottsdale Rd., exit #7. Turn left on Scottsdale Rd. and follow to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and follow to the end of Main Street, to the entrance to Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 East Main Street. Los Angeles to Scottsdale is approximately a 6.5 hour drive, or 390 miles.
FROM SAN DIEGO: Take I-8 East through Yuma. Take Highway 85 North and it will merge into the I-10; you want to head east to Phoenix/Scottsdale. Continue east and follow the above directions. Hotel Valley Ho is located at 6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale. San Diego to Scottsdale is approximately a 5 hour drive, or 365 miles.
FROM TUCSON: Take I-10 West to the 202 East. Follow the 202 East to the 101 North. Stay on the 101 North for approximately 15 miles, and exit at Indian School Rd., exit #47. Turn left on Indian School Rd. and follow to Goldwater Blvd. Turn left on Goldwater Blvd. and right on Main Street. Follow one block to the entrance to the hotel, 6850 East Main Street. Tucson to Scottsdale is approximately a 2.5 hour drive, or 120 miles.
FROM FLAGSTAFF or Northern areas: Take I-17 south and follow to the 101 east exit. Follow 101 east to 101 south. Take the Indian School Road exit #47. Turn right on Indian School Rd. and follow approx. 2.5 miles to Goldwater Blvd. Turn left on Goldwater Blvd. and right on Main Street. Hotel Valley Ho is at the end of Main Street. Hotel Valley Ho Flagstaff to Scottsdale is approximately a 2 and a 1/2 hour drive or 160 miles.
FROM SKY HARBOR AIRPORT: Take the 202 East and exit at Scottsdale Rd., exit #7. Turn left on Scottsdale Rd. Follow Scottsdale Rd. to Main St. Turn left on Main Street and arrive at Hotel Valley Ho, at 6850 East Main Street. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is approximately a 15 minute drive, or 9 miles.