This seminar will cover the important clinical and histologic features and variations for both common and unusual diseases, underlining the most characteristic features. Case presentations will be used to highlight a practical approach to diagnosis. Issues regarding pathogenesis and treatment that are of importance to the Surgical Pathologist will be covered. The overall aim is to refresh the attendee’s knowledge and to provide a conceptual framework that will allow the Pathologist to approach liver specimens with confidence.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Better recognize and diagnose recently characterized soft tissue tumors.
More appropriately utilize modern diagnostic techniques in soft tissue tumors.
Better understand and apply the modern WHO classification of soft tissue tumors and understand why it evloves.
More easily avoid common pitfalls which may lead to misdiagnosis of soft tissue tumors.
Dr. Christopher D.M. Fletcher, M.D., FRCPath graduated from St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London and obtained postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath - 1988) and the University of London (M.D. - 1991) in the United Kingdom. He received his training in pathology at St. Thomas’s Hospital/United Medical & Dental Schools in London, U.K. Dr. Fletcher’s main areas of interest include the clinicopathologic and molecular genetic analyses of soft tissue tumors. Dr. Fletcher has published extensively on the pathology of soft tissue tumors and is probably best known for his work challenging the diagnostic entities of malignant fibrous histiocytoma and hemangiopericytoma. He has also described for the first time a variety of lesions, including, among others, deep benign fibrous histiocytoma, angiomyofibroblastoma, retiform hemangioendothelioma, spindle cell liposarcoma, myoepithelial lesions of soft tissue, cellular angiofibroma and soft tissue angiofibroma. He has worked extensively on cytogenetic/molecular genetic/morphologic correlations in soft tissue tumors. He is Chairman of the WHO Working Group on the classification of soft tissue tumours, having been senior editor of both the 2002 and most recent 2013 classifications. He has more than 600 publications, including more than 400 original papers on soft tissue neoplasms, and several books, among which are the two-volume Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors, the 4th edition of which was published in spring of 2013, and the 3rd series AFIP Fascicle on Soft Tissue Tumors. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards (including most recently Honorary Fellowships in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia), is on the editorial board of 17 international journals and was President of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology for two terms from 2003-2006. More recently he has been President of the International Society of Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology, and the President of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society and he is currently President-elect of the USCAP. Before moving to the United States in 1995, Dr. Fletcher was the Director of the Soft Tissue Tumour Unit at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London and Professor of Surgical Pathology in the University of London; he is currently Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair for Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and Chief of Onco-Pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Seminar will begin Saturday morning, January 7th, 2017 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel, located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in northwest San Antonio. Click HERE for more information about accommodations.
Registration and distribution of materials will begin at 7:30 a.m; the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and the program will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
The Seminar, Soft Tissue Tumors: Modern Classification and Diagnosis, will be presented by Dr. Christopher Fletcher. Time will be available for questions from the audience at the end of each section. Cases will be made available to registrants prior to the seminar online via virtual microscopy; user name, password, and instructions will be distributed to registrants by email upon registration.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The San Antonio Society of Pathologists.
The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The College of American Pathologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
January in San Antonio is a particularly beautiful time of year with a moderate climate. San Antonio offers a rich variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping along the Riverwalk. The Mexican Market, El Mercado, bustles with the people, products, and outdoor restaurants which give San Antonio much of its unique style. The adobe dwellings of the historic La Villita serve as homes for artisans, galleries, and restaurants. The Rivercenter Mall is a visual delight, with whimsical-to-elegant shops overlooking the Riverwalk. Shuttle service to Northstar Mall, which is immediately across the highway, is offered by the Hilton Hotel.