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Maryland Society of Pathologists 2020 Fall Seminar

  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual. Link will be sent through email.


  • Active member only
  • Registration fee will be invoiced to Program Coordinator

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8:30 - 9:10   “Therapeutics and Vaccines for COVID-19” 
Rekha Rapaka, MD, PhD

                        Assistant Professor of Medicine

                        Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
                        University of Maryland School of Medicine

                        - Understand the strategies of major agents in use for

                           treatment ofvCOVID-19 in hospitalized patients

                        - Understand strategies of vaccine design against 

                          COVID-19 and recent vaccine clinical trials

                          for prevention oCOVID-19

9:10 - 9:50  Diagnostic Testing Considerations for COVID and    


                       Yaolin Zhou, MD
                       Associate Professor of Pathology

                       Division Chief of Molecular Pathology

                       Director of Quality & Test Utilization

                       East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
                       - Explain the differences between analytic and clinical

                         sensitivity and specificity

                       - Identify potential sources of bias and their impact on

                         diagnostic accuracy

9:50 - 10:00. Break
10:00 - 10:40 Autopsy Pathology of COVID-19: A First-Person

                       Robert F. Padera, MD, PhD
                       Associate Professor of Pathology
                       Harvard Medical School
                       Director, Divisions of Autopsy & Cardiovascular

                       Brigham & Women’s Hospital
                      - Describe anatomic findings of COVID-19 infection

                        including pulmonary pathology

10:40 - 11:05 Lung Development as a Window to  

                       Understanding Risk and Resilience in COVID-19”
                       Jennifer Sucre, MD
                       Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
                       Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
                       Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

                      - Characterize how differential of gene expression

                        during normal lung development may explain            

                        protection of infants and children from SARS-CoV-2

                      - Define the specific epithelial populations most

                         vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

                      - Demonstrate the use of a human lung specimen        

                        repository to provide insight into lung development and

                        disease across the lifespan
11:05 - 11:30 COVID-19 and the Heart: At a Cross-Roads of Two

                       Sadiya S Khan, MD, MSc
                       Assistant Professor of Medicine & Preventive Medicine
                       Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

                       - Identify direct and indirect myocardial injury as a

                         consequence of SARS-COV2 infection
                       - Examine cardiovascular risk factors associated with  

                         COVID-19 outcomes

                       - Contextualize the population burden of the

                         intersection of these two interdependent epidemics
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (
Registration Fees: Member: Free; Non-member practicing physician: $50; Non-member Pathologist Assistant/Cytotechnologist: $40, Non-member trainees: $25

Ø Accreditation Statement
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 Maryland Society of Pathologists. The College of American Pathologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Ø Credit Designation Statement
The College of American Pathologists designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ø Disclaimer

The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the College of American Pathologists.

Ø SAM credit Designation Statement   

Part of the activity meets the American Board of Pathology (APB) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS): 1 Credit

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