GIPS at DDW 2018

DDW:  June 2-5, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC

DDW Clinical Symposium: The Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Symposium: Understanding your Pathology Report and what to do next: challenging topics and their clinical relevance
June 3, 2:00-3:30PM
Location: 151 B- Convention Center
Session number: 2460
Moderator: Dr. Maria Westerhoff

Speakers: Wendy Frankel, Rebecca Wilcox, Eric Swanson

  1. Wendy Frankel (with Peter Stanich): Challenges in Colorectal Cancer Microsatellite Instability
    • Objectives:
      • To review microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer
      • To understand the importance of clear reporting in Lynch Syndrome screening
      • To know the importance of communication between pathologists and gastroenterologists
  2. Rebecca Wilcox (with Eric Ganguly): GI biopsies in the era of immunotherapy
    • Objectives:
      • Define immune checkpoint inhibitors and summarize their current use in gastroenterology oncology.
      • Recognize and manage the unique checkpoint inhibitor side-effects, so-called immune-related adverse events (irAE).
      • Specifically identify histopathology features of checkpoint inhibitor related colitis.
  3. Eric Swanson (with Priyanka Kanth): Polyps in Cowden’s Disease
    • Objectives:
      • Describe the diagnostic features of an intramucosal lipoma and how to differentiate from its mimics.
      • Understand the significance of an intramucosal lipoma found during colonoscopy.
      • Recognize the clinical criteria for a diagnosis of Cowden syndrome.

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