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Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Pathology – Harvard Medical School

May 2, 2016 - May 5, 2016


This course presents a broad overview of many areas of gastrointestinal pathology and is presented by Harvard Medical School faculty and selected guest faculty with known expertise in the specific subject matter areas. The course is designed to update both academic practicing pathologists and those in the community with new advances in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology, and to provide aids in diagnosis based on conventional morphologic analysis, as well as updates on new techniques, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology to the extent that they bear on establishing the correct diagnosis. The program features:

  • conventional didactic lectures with frequent discussion periods and extensive time for one-on-one contact with faculty;
  • case based lectures with a discussion of diagnostic issues and differential diagnosis.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new criteria for pathologic diagnoses in the areas covered.
  • Incorporate the current staging systems for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tumors.
  • Apply enhanced thresholds for diagnoses of malignancy as opposed to non-neoplastic mimics of malignancy.
  • Effectively utilize modern auxiliary techniques in practice.
  • Incorporate iatrogenic pathology and infectious enterocolitides in the daily differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal biopsies.

Target Audience

This course is directed to physicians, physician assistants, senior residents, and fellows specializing in gastrointestinal pathology.


Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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