This course is designed to provide updated knowledge for practicing surgical pathologists, academicians and
residents. It addresses the resolution of diagnostic problems relative to each of the major organ systems.
This course is presented in a lecture format by a distinguished faculty with time allowed for questions at
each session. Registrants will receive a comprehensive syllabus and a CD containing a illustrative
powerpoint presentation for each topic presented.
The course provides a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and an outstanding faculty lecturing on important topics.
The setting is informal with time for one:one interaction with the faculty. Dress is casual. Ample free
time is available for enjoying local attractions, making this a great opportunity for a family experience.
There is a reception on Sunday night for registrants and accompanying persons. Bar Harbor is a great place
for a “working vacation” with your family.
This course has consistently received outstanding evaluations by
the participants. Comments from registrants on a recent year’s evaluation forms included: A fantastic meeting
in a fantastic location with fantastic speakers - uniform excellence all around!..... Outstanding course
both educationally and in regards to scenic location and scheduling with time off in the
afternoons......Great lectures! Great location! Great format allowing free time in the afternoon to rest
and digest what you’ve learned. This is the first time I have not been totally exhausted at the end of the
day! ......The best conference I’ve attended in my 31 years of practice.......Speakers were uniformly
excellent! A major tune up for your pathology brain - and I loved the afternoons off!..... Outstanding
speakers and topics for the practicing pathologist! A virtual "pearl utopia"!......A great benefit of this
course, for me, was the ability to personally interact with the expert faculty......The single best course
in diagnostic surgical pathology that I’ve ever attended.
Course Learning Objectives
To sharpen existing diagnostic expertise in the 14 organs/subspecialties presented and to show how newly
acquired information, recent technological advances and updated concepts are used in the practice of
To provide an understanding of current standards, techniques, criteria, classifications, etc. in areas
where 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 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. The Academy
takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The Academy
designates this educational activity for up to 34 hours in 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 educational activity.