USCAP 105th Annual Meeting 2016

Location:  Seattle, Washington

Dates:  March 12-18, 2016

Registration & Pricing: See website,

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

2017    March 4-10      USCAP 106th Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX

2018    March 17-23    USCAP 107th Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC

2019    March 16-22    USCAP 108th Annual Meeting National Harbor (Gaylord), DC


Short courses:


Wednesday, March 16, 2016


SC25-Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD: Diagnosis, Implications and Pitfalls, 8:00am to 12:00pm, CC 615-616


SC55-A Practical Approach to Infectious Disease Pathology

8:00am to 12:00pm, CC 607


SC43-Medical Liver Biopsies: Translating Morphologic Patterns Into Meaningful Pathology Reports, 1:30pm to 5:30pm, CC 611-612


SC62-Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis of Inflammatory Disorders of the GI Tract, 1:30pm to 5:30pm, CC 606

Thursday, March 17, 2016


SC46-Open Confession is Good for the Soul: Memorable Mistakes and What We’ve Learned, 8:00am to 11:30am, CC 609


SC26-Colonic Polyps – Daily Problems Only Pathologists Understand, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, CC 602-603


SC35-Going with the Flow of Bile: An Update on Tumors of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Gallbladder, 1:00pm to 4:30pm, CC 609

Interactive Microscopy:


Monday, March 14, 2016


Surgical Pathology of Pancreatobiliary Tract

10:00am to 11:30amCC 306


Look at that Bug! Interesting Infectious Disease Cases

1:30pm to 3:00pmCC 305


Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Sneaky Cancers and Their Mimics

8:00am to 9:30amCC 305


Sneaky GI Biopsies with Hidden Diagnoses: Lessons in Applying a Systematic Approach, 1:30pm to 3:00pmCC 306


#GIDeadliestCatch: Practical Approaches to Trending Topics in GI Pathology, 4:30pm to 6:00pmCC 304


Medical Liver Biopsies – How to Stay Out of Trouble

8:00am to 9:30amCC 305


Twists in Liver Pathology: Unsuspected Findings that Changed ‘Everything’ 10:00am to 11:30amCC 304


GI Biopsy Interpretation in Modern Medicine: Drugs, Dysplasia and Other Dilemmas, 1:00pm to 2:30pmCC 305


Thursday, March 17, 2016

 Hot Topics:


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hot Topics in Pathology 04-Gastrointestinal

12:00pm to 1:00pmCC 605



Companion Society Meetings:


Sunday, March 13, 2016


College of American Pathologists

8:30am to 12:00pmCC 602-604


9:20 AM HER2 Testing Guidelines for Adenocarcinomas of the Stomach and Gastroesophageal Junction
Angela N. Bartley, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
11:10 AM Molecular Markers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer
Stanley R. Hamilton, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists

8:30am to 12:00pmCC Ballroom 6 B/C


8:30 AM Introduction
Peter A. Humphrey, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Jason L. Hornick, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Vania Nos, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
11:05 AM Hepatic Pathology
Sanjay Kakar, MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA


Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society

8:30am to 12:00pmCC Ballroom 6 E


8:30 AM Meeting Call to Order and Introductory Remarks
M. Isabel Fiel, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
8:35 AM Drug-Induced Liver Injury: Role of the Pathologist
Romil Saxena, MBBS, FRCPath, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
9:00 AM Atypical Well-Differentiated Hepatocellular Neoplasms: Cruising Through the Maze of Criteria, Terminology and Risk Assessment
Sanjay Kakar, MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
9:25 AM Adult Presentation of Metabolic Liver Diseases
John Hart, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
9:50 AM Panel: Questions and Answers
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Primary Biliary Cholangitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Revisited
Marcela Salomao, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
10:55 AM The “Overlap” Syndromes: Do They Exists?
Kay Washington, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
11:20 AM Pre-Invasive Neoplasia of the Biliary Tract
N. Volkan Adsay, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
11:45 AM Panel: Questions and Answers



Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

1:30pm to 5:00pmCC Ballroom 6 B/C


1:35 PM The Role of the Surgical Pathologist in the Diagnosis of Rare Polyposis Syndromes
Christophe Rosty, MD, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
2:05 PM Hereditary Gastric Cancer Syndromes
Maria Fatima Carneiro, MD, PhD, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2:35 PM New Developments in the Molecular Mechanisms Important in Pancreatic Cancer Pathogenesis
Ralph H. Hruban, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
3:30 PM Genetic Alterations in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Implications for Diagnosis and Management
Christopher Corless, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

4:00 PM

Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture: The NCI MATCH Initiative and the Role of the GI Pathologist in Oncologic Management
Stanley R. Hamilton, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

1:30pm to 5:00pmCC 608-609


1:30 PM Opening Remarks
Jean-Michel Coindre, MD, Institut Bergoni, Bordeaux, France
2:05 PM GIST: From Leiomyoblastoma to Wild Type GIST
Markku M. Miettinen, MD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
4:00 PM ALK Fusion Positive Mesenchymal Tumors
Jason L. Hornick, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA



Evening Specialty Conferences:


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pediatric Pathology

7:30pm to 9:30pmCC 606-607

Enteropathies of Infancy and Childhood

Moderator: Megan K. Dishop, MD and Kyle Kurek, MD

Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD
Marie-Anne Brundler, MD
Sarangarajan Ranganathan, MD
Pierre A. Russo, MD


Monday, March 14, 2016


Surgical Pathology

7:30pm to 9:30pmCC Ballroom 6 A/B/C

Beyond the H&E: Where Morphology Meets Molecular Maladies

Moderator: Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil


Abbas Agaimy, MD

Runjan Chetty, MBBCh, FRCPA, FRCPath, FRCPC

Ondrej Hes, MD, PhD

Zubair Baloch, MD

Cristina Antonescu, MD


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Liver Pathology

7:30pm to 9:30pmCC Ballroom 6 C

Secrets from the Consult Files: Great Liver Cases with Key Teaching Points

Moderators: Michael Torbenson, MD and Rish Pai, MD, PhD


Taofic Mounajjed, MD

Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD

Cynthia D. Guy, MD

Maha Guindi, MD

Andrew Clouston, MD


Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

7:30pm to 9:30pmCC Ballroom 6 A

Recent Changes in My Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Practice

Session Credits: 2 CME and 2 SAMs

Moderator: Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Wei-Lien (Billy) Wang, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Karen J. Fritchie, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Narasimhan P. Agaram, MBBS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Abbas Agaimy, MD, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Sarah M. Dry, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Evening Specialty Conference – Gastrointestinal Pathology

7:30pm to 9:30pmCC Ballroom E

Coffee Talk: A Blend of Cases in GI Pathology

Moderator: Alyssa Krasinskas, MD


Wendy Frankel, MD

Olca Basturk, MD

Bastiaan de Boer, MBBS, BMedSci, FRCPA

Laura Lamps, MD

John Hart, MD


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