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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 3,500 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
This is the 18th 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: * Outstanding
speakers and topics for the practicing pathologist! A virtual “pearl utopia”! * 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. * 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 syllabus and the CD
are an invaluable resource! Making these available to participants clearly indicates the USCAP’s commitment
to education. * A great benefit of this course for me was the ability to personally interact with the
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
Hotel Reservations at Conference Room Rates
The course will be held at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, CA. Just at the city’s edge,
where palm trees meet the ocean’s waves, you’ll find the very place you’ve dreamed of - the perfect
California beach-front luxury resort hotel. Visit their website for complete information about hotel
If the Fess Parker Resort is sold out, please contact the Hotel Mar Monte for reservations at (805) 963-0744. Fax (805)962-5555.
We have reserved a small block of rooms under United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. The Hotel Mar Monte is newly renovated and is located one block from the Fess Parker Resort.
Santa Barbara, one of the loveliest cities this side of paradise, is often referred to as the American
Riviera. It has spectacular scenery, internationally renowned museums, world-class performing arts, dance,
opera and a show-stopping symphony and more restaurants per capital than most cities in the world. You can
take a stroll through time in the historic downtown. Santa Barbara County is one of California’s premier
wine touring and tasting destinations with more than 60 wineries and some 20,000 acres of planted vineyards.
You may fly into Los Angeles, which is 90 miles south of Santa Barbara, and rent a car. Or, you may choose
to fly directly into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
Visit the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission website for
complete information on the area. They have supplied many of the photographs included in this brochure.
Early registration is advised since the size of the available conference room may necessitate closing of
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
Refunds of fees, less $50 administrative fee, will be made until June 15, 2005. Refunds after that date
will be subject to a 50% penalty, but registrants will receive course materials.