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2018 IAP Spring Slide Seminar

April 28, 2018


IU School of Medicine/IU Health

Fairbanks Hall 340 W 10th St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Topics in GI Pathology

Henry Appelman, MD

M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology

Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Anatomic Pathology

Joel Greenson, MD

Professor, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology

Department of Pathology University of Michigan

A maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

*The Indiana Association of Pathologists (IAP) is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing education for physicians.

Gap and Needs

Many GI biopsies are problematic because they contain changes, including inflammations and polyps, that do not fit neatly into well-established diagnostic categories. Practical guidelines to deal with these biopsies are needed. Also, as a result of an ever increasing load of endoscopic biopsies, surgical pathologists are confronted with more and more polyps in the stomach that are unique to that site and with which they may have had little experience. Basic histologic features of the most common gastric polyps will enhance competency in diagnosis.

The serrated pathway to colorectal carcinoma has been recognized as a much more important pathway than previously thought. Understanding serrated polyps, their cancer associations, and their microscopic characteristics are needed to offer an approach to dealing with diagnostically difficult cases.

Learning Objectives

Acheive understanding of practical guidelines as to how to deal with these problematic biopsies.

Know basic histologic features of the most common gastric polyps, and apply them in  diagnosis.

Recognize the importance of serrated polyps and gain a competent approach to dealing with them

Attendees will learn the histopathology of a wide variety of types of esophagitis including reflux, esonophilic, lymphocytic, sloughing, pill-induced and infectious.

 Attendees will learn the histopathology of celiac disease as well as its differential diagnosis.

 Attendees will learn to identify a wide variety of infections in the GI tract.

CME Designation

The IAP designates this activity for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

*CME Accreditation Statement

The Indiana Association of Pathologists (IAP) is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing education to physicians. 
Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the IAP must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an IAP-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. This information will be disclosed to the learners before the presentation verbally or in printed material.

Building Bridges

Physicians who are not pathologists may recognize that the learning opportunity of this seminar may help close a practice gap of their own. Non­-pathologist physicians are generally not eligible for membership with the IAP. However, we welcome these physicians and they may attend the meeting at the IAP member price. Please contact iap@indianapath.org for registration with discount.

Indiana pathologists unsure of their membership status may contact the IAP office for assistance at iap@indianapath.org.

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