Drs. Dani Zander and Karen Kaul have planned an integrated and interactive afternoon, which is very different from the usual setup for a USCAP Companion Meeting. Instead of speakers giving didactic presentations from the podium, the meeting room will be set up with round tables, each accommodating a dozen people. Participants will take a seat at a table, and faculty will move from table to table every twenty minutes as they present a molecular pathology case study to each table. In the first half of the afternoon, each faculty member will present their case to three tables. After the usual coffee break, each table will be visited by the remaining four faculty members.
This session will offer an experiential, case-based opportunity to understand and interpret the results of molecular pathology tests in a small group, interactive format. Each small group will be led by an experienced molecular pathologist. Multiple cases requiring a spectrum of types of molecular tests will be used as the medium for participants to choose methods of evaluation appropriate for the clinical scenarios, interpret test results, recognize potential pitfalls, and learn about costs, quality assurance and proficiency testing needs. By the end of this session, participants will have personally constructed interpretative reports for a variety of important molecular pathology tests, and gained knowledge valuable for providing a relevant clinical consultation.
1:30pm - 1:35pm - Introduction to the Companion Meeting
Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD, American Society for Investigative Pathology, Bethesda, MD
1:35pm - 1:50pm Overview of Small Group Cases
Dani S. Zander, MD, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
1:50pm - 3:00pm - Small Group Case Discussions (concurrent)
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Break
3:30pm - 3:35pm - Overview of Small Group Cases
Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD, Evanston Northwestern Hospital, Evanston, IL
3:35pm - 4:35pm - Small Group Case Discussions (concurrent)
same as above
4:35pm - 5:00pm - Panel Discussion/ Questions and Answers
Moderators and All Faculty