2016 Annual Meeting

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

Room CC Ballroom 6 B/C, March 13 2016, 1:30pm to 5:00pm


Rodger C. HaggittGastrointestinal Pathology Society

Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Gastrointestinal Diseases: New Developments for The Surgical Pathologist

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Moderator: John Hart, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Course Description:

The mission of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society 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. The topics chosen address new advances in our understanding of the genetic alterations that underlie a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. The program will emphasize the role of the surgical pathologist in the proper workup and reporting of these disease states, with an emphasis on the facets of most importance in proper patient management. In the era of personalized medicine, the utility of an understanding of the genetic pathogenesis of gastrointestinal tumorigenesis is essential to improving patient prognosis.

Upon completion of this education activity, participants should be able to

  1. Use new histologic features and molecular testing to aid in the diagnosis of rare gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes;
  2. Identify the recently recognized hereditary forms of gastric cancer;
  3. Understand the molecular alterations that are useful in the diagnosis and management of patients with pancreatic cancer;
  4. Understand how molecular analysis contributes to the proper diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and
  5. Become familiar with the recently opened NCI MATCH Trial as it pertains to gastrointestinal tumors, and the role of pathologists in the initiative.


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

3:00 PM


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


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