2021 Interactive Microscopy Guidelines

The USCAP Interactive Microscopy Program at the Annual Meeting is a unique, interactive experience. This year for the virtual meeting, IM courses are open to all attendees. During the live session attendees will be able to submit questions via text.

2021 Interactive Microscopy Faculty Portal

Required Materials

Faculty are required to submit the following information through the faculty portal by Monday, February 1, 2021.

  • Session Title
  • 2-3 Learning Objectives for each session
  • 10 Cases that include the following
    • Case History
    • Diagnosis
    • References
    • Optional: Images, Differential Diagnosis, and Discussion.
  • Disclosure Form

Glass Slides

Faculty must prepare cases (glass slides) and bring them to their session at the Interactive Center. Each faculty will need 10 slides per session. You may choose to bring supplemental special stains or immunostains to show during the case discussion. Many faculty choose to bring 2-3 additional examples of the same or related entities and 2-3 cases of other entities in the differential diagnosis per case.

All materials will be due on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Presentation Guidelines

The session will be broadcast live from the Interactive Center in Palm Springs. Faculty must bring their glass slides with them to Palm Springs. Faculty will be alone in the microscope lab and monitored remotely from the control room to ensure proper social distancing. A moderator will help monitor the questions submitted during the live session.

Use of Materials and Copyright

USCAP will provide course registrants with the diagnosis and references following the session. The session will also be recorded and available to attendees within 24 hours.

Authors and/or their employing institution should own copyright to all images, materials and graphics used in their presentations. If any content is not owned by the author/institution, written permission from the copyright holder for the duration and terms of its use must be provided to USCAP by the author at the time of content submission. USCAP shares copyright of all materials published on its web pages and presented in its forums with the authors of the material for the duration of its use by USCAP, after which exclusively the author holds copyright. USCAP will not use the material for any purpose other than that for which it was submitted without the author’s consent.


The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology protects the integrity of its educational program content by strict enforcement of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In accordance with requirements of the ACCME, USCAP requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces, markets, resells, or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Relevant financial relationships are defined as remuneration paid to you or your spouse/partner in any amount that has occurred within the last 12 months when these two conditions apply:

  1. You have a financial relationship with a commercial interest.
  2. You have the opportunity to affect CME content related to the products or services of that commercial interest.

All materials will be due on Monday, February 1, 2021.


Faculty members will receive economy airfare, lodging, and meals (up to $75 per day) for their time.