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Maryland Society of Pathologists Fall Conference

  • 12 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, MD

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07:30 – 08:00 Registration, dues, and breakfast (provided)

08:00 – 09:00  Pulmonary Cytopathology: Challenges and Possibilities in the Era of Personalized Medicine.

Peter Illei, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

-   Update on biopsy technique

-   Update on specimen handling and processing for optimizing tissue volume

-   Update on biomarkers testing using cytology samples

09:00 – 10:00  Update on Lung Tumors: Uncommon and Recently Defined Tumor Types

Peter Illei, MDAssociate Professor of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

- Describing histologic features and molecular alterations of uncommon tumors

- Histologic characteristics of recently defined tumor types

10:00 – 10:10  Break

10:10 – 11:10  Pathology update on carcinomas of the lung

Allen Burke, MD, Professor of PathologyUniversity of Maryland

- Pathology update on carcinomas of the lung

- Attain proficiency at staging carcinomas of the lung with emphasis on multiple nodules; pleural, chest wall, and vascular invasion; and treatment effect

- Learn how to classify carcinoma into the four major groups and the role of immunohistochemistry

- Learn the latest about classification of neuroendocrine carcinomas

- Attain proficiency at diagnosing AIS, MIA and mucinous adenocarcinoma

- How do deal with molecular testing                    

11:10 – 12:10  Pathology update on pleural mesothelioma

Allen Burke, MD, Professor of PathologyUniversity of Maryland

-  Pathology update on pleural mesothelioma

-  Learn what is known about molecular genetics of mesothelioma

-  What is important to report, and is there a role for grading

-   Learn what is current in immunohistochemical and molecular techniques in differential diagnosis from benign lesions and other malignancies

-   Become familiar with the role of pathology on staging of mesothelioma

12:10 – 1:00    Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:00      TBD

Tabari Baker, PhD, Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics Corporation


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, October 7, 2019 (

Registration Fees: Pathologist (member): $100, Pathologist (Non-member): $200, Pathologist Assistant/Cytotechnologist:  $75, Resident/fellow (member): $40, Resident/fellow (non-member): $55

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