The principal objective during this course is to identify areas of diagnostic difficulties and challenges in everyday surgical pathology practice, specifically as it relates to head and neck and endocrine organ diseases, and to provide expert insight on selected topics. Substantial changes have been made in the new WHO publication as well as the new 8th Edition AJCC in head and neck and endocrine organ diseases. The topics of discussion focus on areas in which there is significant difficulty in interpretation of pathological features or when distinction from other lesions has a major impact on therapy and/or outcome. Case presentations will be used to highlight a practical approach to diagnosis.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Define and recognize the histologic criteria for the newly defined thyroid gland tumor: noninvasive follicular thyroid tumor with papillary-like nuclear features.
Apply both the inclusion and exclusion criteria to reach a definitive diagnosis of noninvasive follicular thyroid tumor with papillary-like nuclear features.
Recognize selected new entities that are included in the new 2017 World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck tumors.
Select and integrate immunohistochemical, molecular, and/or genetic studies that aid in diagnosis or have prognostic significance for selected head and neck lesions, especially as it relates to diagnostic accuracy with mimickers of these entities.
Improve the participants' ability to identify the pertinent histopathological characteristics of diseases to allow unequivocal diagnosis by integrating recent changes in pathology classification into current and updated terminology.
Dr. Justin A. Bishop received his medical degree from Texas Tech University then completed his anatomic and clinical pathology training at The Johns Hopkins University. After a surgical pathology fellowship, he stayed as surgical pathology faculty at Johns Hopkins, rising to the rank of Associate Professor, until 2017 when he joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center as the Director of Head and Neck Pathology. Dr. Bishop has lectured and published extensively in the field of head and neck pathology, authoring >150 articles, 3 books, and numerous book chapters including several entries in the latest WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumors. He is co-authoring the upcoming AFIP salivary gland fascicle. He serves on the editorial board of American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Oral Oncology, and Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology and is an associate editor for Histopathology and JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
With more than 24 years of experience in Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology, Dr. Lester D.R. Thompson worked for a decade at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington, DC), continuing as a consultant and research pathologist in the ensuing years. He has maintained a prodigious research effort (over 250 papers); serves on the editorial boards of many peer reviewed scientific journals; teaches at national and international conferences; serves as an active member of a number of national and international societies (including President of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology); is an active member of the College of American Pathologists Protocol Committee (among others); and collaborated on the two most recent editions (2003; 2017) of the World Health Organization’s classifications for Head and Neck Tumors and Endocrine Organ Tumors. He is the editor of Head and Neck Pathology journal. He has published 7 books. His interests include travel, cooking, weight lifting and stain glass creation.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Seminar will begin Saturday morning, January 6th, 2018 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, WHO’S WHO in Head and Neck Pathology, will be presented by Drs. Justin A. Bishop and Lester D. R. Thompson. 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 live 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.