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 is the 16th year the course has been given and it has consistently received outstanding evaluations by
the participants. Comments from registrants on last 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.
Faculty and Highlights of the Course
Course Outline and Daily Schedule
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.
Bar Harbor has a small airport serviced by commuter flights from Boston.
You can also fly into Bangor International Airport which is 50 miles away in Bangor, Maine. Taxi fare from
Bangor to Bar Harbor is approximately $75. The Atlantic Oakes By-the-Sea Conference Center is a quaint,
reasonably priced oceanfront resort comprised of seven motel buildings and a bed & breakfast located on 12
wooded acres. There are tennis courts, a pebble beach, hot tub, swimming pools and several nearby golf
courses. The hotel is about two miles from Bar Harbor’s shopping district but there is free shuttle bus
service to downtown every 30 minutes. The room rate is $145 for a single or double room. Hotel
reservations may be made by using the form in this brochure. If you prefer to stay at a luxury type hotel,
or conversely want an even more reasonably priced room, please contact the USCAP office for recommendations
of alternative lodging - within walking distance.
Maine is known for its scenic beauty. Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island and is adjacent to
Acadia National Park - 40,000 acres of spectacular scenery including a rugged coastline (with five
lighthouses), sculpted mountains, lush forests, crystalline lakes and 45 miles of hiking and biking trails.
This small New England coastal town has the amenities of a major resort, including dozens of restaurants and
shops. Arts, local theater, special events, festivals, entertainment and nightlife highlight the summer
season. There are excursions to outer islands, lighthouses; cruises for whale watching or deep sea fishing;
or a 2 hour catamaran ride over to Nova Scotia. For a video tour of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and
the Atlantic Oakes Hotel visit their web site: www.barharbor.com.
Diagnostic Pathology 2003 is now full and we are not accepting any further registrations.
The course registration fee includes course tuition, a comprehensive syllabus and a CD with representative
Powerpoint presentations for each lecture, continental breakfasts, break refreshments, lunch on Sunday and
Thursday. There are evening receptions on Saturday and Sunday and accompanying persons are invited to these
Early registration is advised since the size of the available conference room may necessitate closing of
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Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until June 20, 2003. Refunds after that date
will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.