|November 13, 2010|
|8:00 am - 9:30 pm||Presidents' Rounds #4
My Favorite Cases: Mistakes, Epiphanies and Good Luck
David C. Wilbur, M.D.
1) To review the cytologic features of a variety of interesting and unusual specimens
2) To review the pitfalls inherent in cytologic diagnosis in conjunction with clinical history
3) To review unusual presentations of more common disease processes
This session will review interesting and unusual cytology cases, which the presenter has encountered over the years. The cases come from a variety of clinical sites and represent a range of pathology. Clinical history and discussion about each case will be presented. Audience participation will be encouraged with opportunities to test the participants' diagnostic acumen.
|8:00 am - 9:30 pm||Presidents' Rounds #5
Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided FNA of Pancreas: Pearls and Pitfalls
Ibrahim Ramzy, M.D.
1) Interpret the cytomorphologic characteristics of reactive, inflammatory, benign and malignant neoplastic conditions
2) Discuss the diagnostic pitfalls and criteria that help in establishing the correct interpretations
3) Understand the role and limitations of ancillary techniques such as immunocytochemistry, in the diagnosis
Endoscopic needle aspiration biopsy, under ultrasound guidance, is now frequently utilized in the investigation of pancreatic lesions. A spectum of EUS-guided FNA cases is used to discuss the cytologic features, and diagnostic problems, encountered in interpretation of aspirates from various solid and cystic, non-neoplastic as well as neoplastic masses. Emphasis is placed on clues that help in differentiating malignant tumors from benign lesions and avoiding diagnostic traps.
|8:00 am - 9:30 pm||Presidents' Rounds #6
My Favorite Mistakes: To Err is Human...
Ann T. Moriarty, M.D.
1) Identify pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical error that affects patient safety
2) Learn what to do and how to resolve errors in diagnosis
3) Understand the emotional responses to error and potential liability
Beware of pathologists who are always “right” and claim never to have made an error. In cytopathology realizing what you do NOT know is more important than what you do know. Dr. Moriarty will present four cases in which she made mistakes and the lessons that she learned from each case. The presentations will be in PowerPoint format with time for discussion, questions and answers.