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Upcoming events

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

    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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