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Pathology of the Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas - 2019
October 10-13, 2019
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Andaz San Diego
600 F St San Diego, CA 92101-6310 

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What’s New and Exciting for 2019!

  • Expanding spectrum of drug induced liver injury (DILI), especially with increasing use of biologic agents in clinical practice
  • Changing role of liver biopsies with evolution of highly effective therapies for hepatitis B and C: New challenges in evaluating fibrosis in liver.
  • Interpreting liver biopsy with fat: Is it NAFLD, NASH or something else?
  • Classification of hepatic adenomas: Do you need to do it and if so, how to do it?
  • Application of next generation sequencing in the diagnosis of liver disorders of unclear etiology: How useful is it?
  • Changing approach to liver metastasis in the era of molecular diagnostics and precision medicine. How to conserve tissues for prognostic and predictive marker while providing useful diagnostic information at the same time!
  • Application of molecular techniques in the diagnosis of specific benign and malignant liver tumors: the old and the new and When are these needed?
  • What a pathologist needs to know about molecular alterations and emerging therapies in pancreatobiliary neoplasm
  • Increasing use of needle biopsies in pancreatic disorders: Potential pitfalls and how to prevent calling an inflammatory disorder malignancy?
  • Liver, pancreas and gall bladder neoplasms: Get the terminology right in 2019!
  • Anticipated publication of the next edition of WHO classification of gastrointestinal and liver tumors in 2019 with new nomenclature, entities and classification: Know it before it happens from the experts!

General Information:

This will be a comprehensive review of hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathology for the practicing pathologist. The course will cover all the recent advances in the field that have changed our clinical practice including detailed approach to medical liver biopsy, proper application of staging systems for chronic liver disorders, classification of hepatic adenomas, important hepatocellular carcinoma sub-types, gallbladder neoplasms, cystic neoplasms of pancreas, staging of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer, application of special stains, utility of molecular tests, and construct meaningful reports. Changes in reporting of endocrine neoplasms using new classification system will be covered. Virtual slides and illustrative cases will be used to emphasize important points. The lectures and cases will be designed to be interactive with frequent use of audience response system. One of the unique features of this course is participation of a hepatologist, who will discuss the clinical indications of liver biopsies, use of non-invasive tests, interpretation of relevant clinical data, expectation of the clinicians from the pathologist, and the impact of pathology report in patient care. The utility and limitations of cytology, various diagnostic pitfalls and use of ancillary techniques will also be covered. Upon completion of the course the participants will be expected to diagnose common entities in hepatobiliary pathology, formulate better reports that include the most up-to-date information and stage cancers appropriately. The participants will have a better understanding of the disease processes, how to utilize tissue resources in a more cost-effective way and effectively communicate with clinicians. The course will be responsive not only to ever changing field of medicine, but also the feedback from the participants.



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Credits: 23.0 CME Credits, 8.0 SAMs CME Credits

Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Have a positive impact on patient care. Our practice as pathologists continues to evolve and change as medicine advances. New information about existing or recently...
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