This seminar will cover the important clinical and histologic features and variations for both common and unusual diseases of the gastrointestinal system and liver, 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 gastrointestinal and medical liver specimens with confidence.
At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Improve the diagnosis of mimics of chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel.
Improve the diagnosis of celiac disease and its mimics, and understand clinical implications.
Improve the diagnosis of medical liver disease, including fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, and common drug induced liver injuries.
Dr. Laura Webb Lamps, M.D. is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan, where she also serves as Assistant Chair for Faculty and Staff Development. Originally from Auburn, Alabama, she received her B.S. degree from Davidson College, followed by her M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1992. She also completed her residency and surgical pathology fellowship training at Vanderbilt. Before moving to Michigan in early 2017, she was on faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she was Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. She has received multiple teaching awards, and has been invited as a visiting professor or course faculty over 100 times throughout the country and the world. She has authored numerous papers and abstracts, particularly in her primary area of interest, the study of infectious diseases of the liver and GI tract. She is the co-author or author of several major pathology textbooks including Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections; Diagnostic Pathology: Normal Histology; and Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlation. She has also contributed numerous book chapters to texts including Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, which is regarded as the most widely used GI textbook in the world. She is one of four editors of the recently published 11th edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology. In the past she has served as the chair of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Education Committee, as well as President of the USCAP board.
Dr. Lamps lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Paul Ward, and their rescue corgi, June. She is active in animal welfare efforts, and is the past President of the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals. She is an avid knitter, cook, and substitute yoga instructor.
LOCATION AND TIMES
The Seminar will begin Saturday morning, May 6th, 2023 at the Academic Learning and Teaching Center (ALTC) Room 3.304, at UT Health San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
Registration, distribution of materials, and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m; the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will also be provided. The program will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
The seminar is not affiliated with a specific hotel. The physical address of the main campus of UT Health is 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229 and there are several hotel options available within a 1 to 3-mile radius around campus. Click HERE for a map/link to the seminar location.
The Seminar, Practical Diagnostic Issues in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology, will be presented by Dr. Laura W. Lamps. 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; instructions will be distributed to registrants by email after registration.
An electronic copy of the Annual Seminar syllabus will be provided to all attendees via a USB-flash drive at the Annual Seminar.
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 Providership of the College of American Pathologists and San Antonio Society of Pathologists. The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclaimer: The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the College of American Pathologists.
May in San Antonio is a particularly beautiful time of year. 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.