2015 Annual Meeting

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC Ballroom B, March 22 2015, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Hala El-Zimaity, Alessandro Lugli, Richard Kirsch, David S. Klimstra, Wade Samowitz, Henry Appelman

Diagnostic Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Educational Objective

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society mission is to emphasize the importance of gastrointestinal pathology as a sophisticated and complex area of pathology. The Education Committee in consultation with Society officers determined the title, contents, and speakers of this companion meeting. Topics chosen address colorectal cancer prognostic factors that are currently not routinely reported. The program also addresses challenging issues in colorectal cancer reporting. The target audience includes practicing pathologists, academic pathologists, pathology residents and fellows with an interest in colorectal cancer, (the third most common cancer worldwide with major morbidity and mortality). Upon completion of this education activity, participants should be able to understand:

  • the importance of and proper reporting of tumor budding;
  • how to increase venous invasion detection;
  • the significance of endocrine differentiation in colorectal cancer;
  • practical molecular diagnostics, and
  • Current AJCC reporting of colorectal cancer.

Session Credits: CME = 3 / SAMs = N/A


Companion Meeting Moderator
Speaker: Hala El-Zimaity, MD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Tumor Budding in Pre-operative Biopsies and Resections
Speaker: Alessandro Lugli, MD, Universit?t Bern Institute of Pathology, Bern, Switzerland
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Venous Invasion in Colorectal Cancer
Speaker: Richard Kirsch, MBChB, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Endocrine Differentiation in Colorectal Cancer
Speaker: David S. Klimstra, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
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Colon Cancer: Practical Molecular Diagnostics
Speaker: Wade S. Samowitz, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture- Colorectal Carcinoma and the AJCC: Everything but the TNM Gets Weirder and Weirder
Speaker: Henry D. Appelman, MD, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI


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