Course is now closed.
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 as well as during the breaks. Registrants will receive a
comprehensive syllabus and a CD-ROM containing an illustrative powerpoint presentation for each topic
presented, totaling over 3,000 images.
The intent of this course is to provide a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere for learning from an
outstanding faculty lecturing on important topics. The setting is informal and there is time for 1:1
interaction with the faculty. The schedule provides for ample free time, making this a great opportunity
for a family experience.
This is the 17th 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: * The syllabus and the CD are an invaluable resource! Making these
available to participants clearly indicates the USCAP's commitment to education. * This was an all
around excellent course. It was well designed for the experienced community hospital pathologist.
Bravo! and Thank You! * The focus on common problems was great. * The information on practical uses for
new technologies was a great help. * I am extremely grateful for the CD-Roms which will enable me to jog
my memory of the topics in the future. * The CDs make this USCAP course stand out from all other courses
and puts this organization at the leading edge. * All the speakers were eloquent. The question and
answer sessions yielded much practical information. * The single best
course in diagnostic surgical pathology that I've ever attended! * The
best conference I've attended in my 31 years of practice. * Speakers were uniformly excellent! * A
great course in a great location! I will recommend it to my partners. * 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.
Faculty and Highlights of the Course
Course Outline and Daily Schedule
Course Learning Objectives
To sharpen existing diagnostic expertise in the 14 organs/subspecialities presented and to show how newly acquired information, recent technological advances and updated concepts are used in the daily practice of diagnostic pathology.
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 and to assist in recognition of the benefits and limitations of new technologies.
Up to 34 hours of CME credits are available at this course. The USCAP 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. This course provides 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.
The course will be held at the Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre - a 4 star, full
service hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Banff. Visit their website for complete
information about the hotel. Several other hotels
are a few blocks away. Click here for more details on all the hotels.
Banff, located in the center of Banff National Park, is a great place for a "working vacation" with
spectacular mountain scenery and dozens of world-class restaurants, nightspots and brew pubs. There is a
wide range of activities, events and entertainment. The world famous Banff Centre for the Arts offers
many performance events and festivals.
Visit the web site: www.discoverbanff.com for complete information on the
area as well as additional details about transportation and alternate hotel choices.
The closest airport is located in Calgary, Alberta. The Banff Airporter provides daily service to
Banff from the airport and has a link on the Banff Park Lodge website. Most major Car Rental Agencies
are located in Calgary and visitors are encouraged to make rental arrangements at least three weeks prior
to departure. The drive from Calgary to Banff is approximately 1 1/2 hours. Visitors must pay an
entrance fee to enter the park.
NOTE: This course is now closed.
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 receptions.
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until June 30, 2004. Refunds after that date will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.