2020 Interactive Microscopy Guidelines
The USCAP Interactive Microscopy Program at the Annual Meeting is a unique, interactive experience. The intent is for one faculty member to interact with up to 9 learners at a multi-head microscope to create a mentoring experience that simulates clinical
- The room will be set up with nine individual microscopes and one 10-headed microscope.
- These sessions are not intended for virtual slide viewing, but for looking at actual glass slides. You are responsible for bringing your cases (glass slides) with you. Most faculty bring between 8 and 12 cases. You may choose to bring supplemental special stains or immunostains to show during the case discussion. A variety of cases works best; selecting a group of 10 of the same kind of case (for example, 10 cases of cervical HPV) does not hold the interest of the group. Many
facultyalso bring 2-3 additional examples of the same or related entities and 2-3 cases of other entities in the differential diagnosis per case. Based on the venue, special arrangements may be made to show radiologic images, but this is not guaranteed and must be arranged well in advance of your session.
- PowerPoint presentations cannot be used in interactive microscopy sessions at the Annual Meeting.
- Each session lasts 1.5 hours. It is important to finish on time to allow the next group to set up.
- USCAP will print the case histories and deliver to the room prior to the session. Faculty will need to distribute the case histories and the glass slides to the attendees prior to the preview time.
- Learners will have 20 minutes of slide preview time at individual microscopes. It is recommended to use a timer for 1.5-2 minutes and announce the passing of slides in one direction. This will allow all learners to see the slides and will keep the session running on time.
- After the preview time, the learners and faculty will convene at the multi-headed scope for the discussion.
- Information on the clinical history for each case you present. The case history should not show the diagnosis. Example case history.
|-Differential Diagnosis (if applicable)|
|-Supplemental Figure (optional)|
Faculty must prepare cases (glass slides) and bring them to their session at the Annual Meeting. Most
Use of Materials and Copyright
USCAP will provide course registrants with a secure online PDF of the handouts submitted for the session.
Authors and/or their employing institution should own
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- You or your spouse/partner has a financial relationship with a commercial interest.
- You have the opportunity to affect CME content related to the products or services of that commercial interest.
Complete the Disclosure
All materials will be due on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Faculty members will receive complimentary General Registration.
Thursday, January 16, 2020: Submit case history, case handout, references, and figures through the faculty portal.