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NOTICES Faculty Position The Department of Pathology of Thomas Jefferson University is seeking a cytopathologist at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. Applicants should be board certified/eligible in cyto- pathology with experience in fine-needle aspiration and evalu- ation of liquid-based Paps. The individual selected will be ex- pected to participate fully in the service responsibilities of the cytopathology section, teaching of medical students and resi- dents, and to be engaged in appropriate research activities. The cytopathology service accessions approximately 35,000 gyne- cologic and 6,500 nongynecologic specimens annually. There is an accredited cytopathology fellowship program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Please forward curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references to: Marluce Bibbo, MD, Director, Cytopathol- ogy, Main Hospital, Room 260A, 132 S. 10 th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Thomas Jefferson University is an equal opportu- nity/affirmative action employer. Urologic Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist January 18-21, 2002 Robert H. Young, MD, Director Doubletree La Posada Resort, Scottsdale, AZ The Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospi- tal, Harvard Medical School will present a 4-day postgraduate course in Urologic Surgical Pathology under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD with faculty as listed below. The hotel is set in the foothills of Camelback Mountain within a few minutes of the center of Scottsdale with its outstanding shop- ping, art museums, and galleries. The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of urologic surgical pathology with special attention paid to common diagnostic problems such as prostate biopsy interpretation, recent ad- vances, and new entities. Instruction will be primarily by lecture, but will also inlcude frequent discussion periods. Each participant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus. Faculty: Mahul Amin, MD, Emory University; John Eble, MD, Indiana University; Jonathan I. Epstein, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Robert H. Young, MD, Massa- chusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The course has Category I accreditation for 25 hours CME credits by the American Medical Association. The fee for the course is $695.00 (residents and fellows, $525.00). For further information contact: Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825. Telephone 617-384-8600; Fax 617-384-8686; E-mail: [email protected]. Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist: Selected Topics March 22-25, 2002 Robert H. Young, MD, Director Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Ft. Myers, FL The Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School will present a 4-day postgraduate course in Surgical Pathology under the direction of Robert H. Young, MD with faculty as listed below. The course is being held at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, located on a private peninsula with a panoramic waterview looking towards the islands of Sani- bel and Captiva, well known for their unspoiled charm. The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of selected topics in surgical pathology including bone and soft tissue, breast, mesothelium, ovary, prostate, urinary bladder, uterine cervix, and corpus. Instruction will be primarily by lec- ture, but will also include frequent discussion periods. Each participant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus. Faculty: Philip B. Clement, MD, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia; Andrew E. Rosenberg, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Robert H. Young, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Har- vard Medical School. The course has Category I accreditation for appoximately 25 hours CME credits by the American Medical Association. The fee for the course is $690.00 (residents and fellows, $525.00). For further information contact: Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825. Telephone 617-384-8600; Fax 617-384-8686; E-mail: [email protected]. Practical Pulmonary Pathology April 15-18, 2002 London, England This course is designed to provide histopathology and cyto- pathology trainees and consultants with an opportunity to study diagnostic lung pathology in a comprehensive manner. It comprises lectures and practical microscopy sessions, the latter making up roughly half the time and consisting of individual study of a unique collection of cases. Further details and application forms are available from Pro- fessor B. Corrin, Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP. Fax 0171 351 8293; E-mail: [email protected]. 4th International Days on Pediatric Dermatology April 25-27, 2002 Rome, Italy The 4th International Days on Pediatric Dermatology will take place in Auditorium of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. The congress is organized by the International Center for Study and Research in Dermatology of the University’s Department of Dermatology, along with the Italian Group of Pediatric Dermatology (GIDEP), and with the patronage of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDEV) and the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD). Illustrious University professors from all the world will take part in this scientific event where 500 to 600 Congress members are expected from all over Europe. For further information contact Professor Giueseppe Fabrizi, Department of Dermatology, Catholic University of the Sa- cred Heart, Largo A. Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy; telephone/ fax 39 06 30 13250; or e-mail [email protected]. Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology April 25-28, 2002 Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA The Departments of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hos- pital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Med- ical School will present a 4-day postgraduate course in Gyne- cologic and Obstetric Pathology. The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth review of gynecologic and obstetric pathology with emphasis on mor- phologic diagnostic features and clinicopathologic correla- tion. Upon completion of this course, participants will be familiarized with recent advances in diagnosis and newly rec- ognized entities. Instruction will be primarily by lecture, but will also include discussion periods. Additionally those who register 3 weeks or more before the course start date will be sent a computer disc containing images that will form the basis for the case presentation session each afternoon. Each participant will recieve a comprehensive course syllabus. The course has Category I accreditation for 30 hours CME 1418

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Faculty PositionThe Department of Pathology of Thomas Jefferson Universityis seeking a cytopathologist at the level of Assistant/AssociateProfessor. Applicants should be board certified/eligible in cyto-pathology with experience in fine-needle aspiration and evalu-ation of liquid-based Paps. The individual selected will be ex-pected to participate fully in the service responsibilities of thecytopathology section, teaching of medical students and resi-dents, and to be engaged in appropriate research activities. Thecytopathology service accessions approximately 35,000 gyne-cologic and 6,500 nongynecologic specimens annually. Thereis an accredited cytopathology fellowship program. Salary willbe commensurate with experience and accomplishments.Please forward curriculum vitae and the names and addressesof 3 references to: Marluce Bibbo, MD, Director, Cytopathol-ogy, Main Hospital, Room 260A, 132 S. 10th St, Philadelphia,PA 19107. Thomas Jefferson University is an equal opportu-nity/affirmative action employer.

Urologic Surgical Pathology for the Practicing PathologistJanuary 18-21, 2002Robert H. Young, MD, DirectorDoubletree La Posada Resort, Scottsdale, AZThe Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospi-tal, Harvard Medical School will present a 4-day postgraduatecourse in Urologic Surgical Pathology under the direction ofRobert H. Young, MD with faculty as listed below. The hotelis set in the foothills of Camelback Mountain within a fewminutes of the center of Scottsdale with its outstanding shop-ping, art museums, and galleries. The objective of this courseis to provide a comprehensive review of urologic surgicalpathology with special attention paid to common diagnosticproblems such as prostate biopsy interpretation, recent ad-vances, and new entities. Instruction will be primarily bylecture, but will also inlcude frequent discussion periods.Each participant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus.Faculty: Mahul Amin, MD, Emory University; John Eble, MD,Indiana University; Jonathan I. Epstein, MD, Johns HopkinsUniversity School of Medicine; Robert H. Young, MD, Massa-chusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.The course has Category I accreditation for 25 hours CMEcredits by the American Medical Association. The fee for thecourse is $695.00 (residents and fellows, $525.00).For further information contact: Department of ContinuingEducation, Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 825, Boston,MA 02117-0825. Telephone 617-384-8600; Fax 617-384-8686;E-mail: [email protected].

Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist: SelectedTopicsMarch 22-25, 2002Robert H. Young, MD, DirectorSanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, Ft. Myers, FLThe Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital,Harvard Medical School will present a 4-day postgraduate coursein Surgical Pathology under the direction of Robert H. Young,MD with faculty as listed below. The course is being held at theSanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, located on a private peninsulawith a panoramic waterview looking towards the islands of Sani-bel and Captiva, well known for their unspoiled charm. Theobjective of this course is to provide a comprehensive review ofselected topics in surgical pathology including bone and softtissue, breast, mesothelium, ovary, prostate, urinary bladder,uterine cervix, and corpus. Instruction will be primarily by lec-ture, but will also include frequent discussion periods. Eachparticipant will receive a comprehensive course syllabus.

Faculty: Philip B. Clement, MD, Vancouver General Hospital,University of British Columbia; Andrew E. Rosenberg, MD,Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School;Fattaneh Tavassoli, MD, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology;Robert H. Young, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Har-vard Medical School.The course has Category I accreditation for appoximately 25hours CME credits by the American Medical Association. Thefee for the course is $690.00 (residents and fellows, $525.00).For further information contact: Department of ContinuingEducation, Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 825, Boston,MA 02117-0825. Telephone 617-384-8600; Fax 617-384-8686;E-mail: [email protected].

Practical Pulmonary PathologyApril 15-18, 2002London, EnglandThis course is designed to provide histopathology and cyto-pathology trainees and consultants with an opportunity tostudy diagnostic lung pathology in a comprehensive manner.It comprises lectures and practical microscopy sessions, thelatter making up roughly half the time and consisting ofindividual study of a unique collection of cases.Further details and application forms are available from Pro-fessor B. Corrin, Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP. Fax0171 351 8293; E-mail: [email protected].

4th International Days on Pediatric DermatologyApril 25-27, 2002Rome, ItalyThe 4th International Days on Pediatric Dermatology willtake place in Auditorium of the Catholic University of theSacred Heart in Rome. The congress is organized by theInternational Center for Study and Research in Dermatologyof the University’s Department of Dermatology, along withthe Italian Group of Pediatric Dermatology (GIDEP), andwith the patronage of the Italian Society of Dermatology andVenereology (SIDEV) and the European Society for PediatricDermatology (ESPD). Illustrious University professors fromall the world will take part in this scientific event where 500 to600 Congress members are expected from all over Europe.For further information contact Professor Giueseppe Fabrizi,Department of Dermatology, Catholic University of the Sa-cred Heart, Largo A. Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy; telephone/fax �39 06 30 13250; or e-mail [email protected].

Gynecologic and Obstetric PathologyApril 25-28, 2002Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MAThe Departments of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hos-pital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Med-ical School will present a 4-day postgraduate course in Gyne-cologic and Obstetric Pathology.The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth review ofgynecologic and obstetric pathology with emphasis on mor-phologic diagnostic features and clinicopathologic correla-tion. Upon completion of this course, participants will befamiliarized with recent advances in diagnosis and newly rec-ognized entities. Instruction will be primarily by lecture, butwill also include discussion periods. Additionally those whoregister 3 weeks or more before the course start date will besent a computer disc containing images that will form thebasis for the case presentation session each afternoon. Eachparticipant will recieve a comprehensive course syllabus.The course has Category I accreditation for 30 hours CME

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credits by the American Medical Association. The fee for thecourse is $875.00 (residents and fellows, $690.00).For further information contact Department of ContinuingEducation Harvard Medical School P.O. Box 825 Boston, MA02115. Telephone: 617-384-8600; Fax 617-384-8686; E-mail:[email protected].

Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Course in Gastrointes-tinal, Liver, and Pancreatic PathologyMay 6-9, 2002Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MAThe Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Gen-eral Hospital will present a 4-day course in gastrointestinal,liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic pathology under the direc-tion of Dr Robert Odze and Dr Gregory Lauwers to be heldMay 6-9, 2002, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA.The course will provide an in-depth review of gastrointestinal,liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic pathology with emphasis onmorphology, differential diagnosis, clinical pathologic corre-lation, and patient management. Thirty hours of AMA cate-gory I CME credits are offered.For further information, contact Department of ContinuingEducation, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St, Boston,MA 02115. Tel: (617) 432-1525; Fax: (617) 432-1562; E-mail:[email protected].

21st Annual Current Issues in Surgical PathologyMay 16-18, 2002Westin Galleria Hotel, Dallas, TXThe Department of Pathology, Southwestern Medical School,at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center atDallas will present a continuing medical education sympo-sium under the direction of Dr Jorge Albores-Saavedra andDr Guy Lindberg.The intensive two and one half day review is designed forpracticing pathologists and other interested physicians whohave the desire to remain abreast of current issues in surgicalpathology. Emphasis will include both overviews of selectedtopics of continuing interest and an update on methods forsolving diagnostic problems encountered in surgical pathol-ogy. The program will include lectures with clinicopathologiccorrelations and question and answer sessions on gastrointes-tinal and urologic pathology, lobular carcinoma, bone tu-mors, melanocytic tumors, endocrine tumors of the biliarytree and ampulla of Vater, and pseudomyxoma peritoneii.This activity will offer up to 17.5 Category I AMA/PRA credit.

For additional information, please contact Continuing Edu-cation, UT Southwestern, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX75390-9059; Phone 800-688-8678; Fax: 214-648-2317.

Surgical NeuropathologyJune 2, 2002Bernd Scheithauer, MD, ModeratorWestin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CAThe 112th Semi-Annual Cancer Seminar of the CaliforniaTumor Tissue Registry will feature Dr Bernd Scheithauer ofMayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, a well-known authority on neu-ropathology. In the seminar, a wide range of tumor typesaffecting the central nervous system, peripheral nervous sys-tem, and pituitary gland will be presented. A small number ofnonneoplastic tumor mimics will also be presented. The ses-sion will stress a current understanding of the nature of theseprocesses, the method of arriving at a diagnosis, differentialdiagnoses, and, of course, natural history as morphology re-lates to clinical outcome. At the conclusion, attendees shouldhave a thorough overview of surgically encountered lesions ofthe nervous system, having been exposed to a broad range ofbenign and malignant processes. A special focus will be ongliomas, their diagnosis and grading as it relates to prognosis.Current methods of specimen assessment, including the eval-uation of stereotactic biopsies and smear preparations, willalso be stressed. Where appropriate, diagnostic methods in-troduced will include not only immunohistochemical but alsomolecular methods.This full-day course has Category I accreditation for 10 hoursCME credit by the American Medical Association. The fee forthe course is $295.00 full package (glass slides, attendance,lecture), or $160.00 attendance only. Each paying participantwill receive a bound color syllabus.For further information, please contact: California TumorTissue Registry, 11021 Campus Avenue, AH 335, Loma Linda,CA 92350. Tel: (909) 558-4788; Fax (909) 558-0188. E-mail:[email protected].

Prostate 2002—International Conference on ProstateSeptember 16-20, 2002Liverpool, EnglandPathology, Basic Science, and Clinical/Therapeutic aspects ofRPH and Prostate Cancer. For regularly updated details ofthe Programme, Registration, submission of Abstractsfor Oral or Poster Presentations, and for Sponsorship,please check the Web site: PROSTATE2002.com or E-mail:[email protected].

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Certification of Pathologists

The American Board of Pathology is the certifyingagency for pathologists in the United States. Certificationis a 4-step process that documents that a candidate hassuccessfully completed each of the following:

● a course of professional education● approved residency training● the application process● the certification examinations

The candidate must successfully complete the course ofstudy in a medical/osteopathic school accredited by theLiaison Committee for Medical Education or the Ameri-can Osteopathic Association or accepted by The AmericanBoard of Pathology and must be awarded the doctor ofmedicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

The candidate must then successfully complete resi-dency training in a program accredited for pathologytraining by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medi-cal Education or by the Royal College of Physicians andSurgeons of Canada. The interaction with the programdirector is critical to this phase of the process, because theprogram director must endorse the candidate as qualifiedto sit for the examinations.

The application process begins with a written request bythe candidate and continues until the candidate has beendeclared qualified to take the examinations. This processdocuments the candidate’s successful completion of med-ical education, which includes a copy of a valid, full, andunrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathyissued by one of the licensing agencies of the United Statesor Canada. Letters of reference are required from personswho can attest to the candidate’s character, abilities, andlevel of proficiency in the discipline. In addition, the pro-gram director must review and sign the application form,thereby verifying that the applicant successfully completedthe residency training program and supporting the candi-date’s request for certification.

The certification examination is the final step in theprocess. In order to be successful, the candidate mustdemonstrate adequate knowledge in the discipline byachieving a passing score in the written and practicalexaminations.

Successful completion of the course of study, the ap-proved residency training, the application process, and thecertifying examinations results in the awarding of a certif-icate attesting to the diplomate status of the candidate.

Time-Limited Certification in Pathology

In response to increasing public pressure for evidencethat physicians are maintaining their practice competence,the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) estab-lished a Task Force on Competence in 1998. Its recom-mendations were presented to the ABMS Assembly inMarch 2000, which voted to require that all memberBoards evolve their recertification processes into programsof maintenance of certification (MOC). This MOC structurewas defined by four components:

(1) Evidence of professional standing(2) Evidence of commitment of lifelong learning and

involvement in periodic self-assessment(3) Evidence of cognitive expertise(4) Evidence of evaluation of performance in practice

The ABMS Task Force also recommended that:

(A) The ABMS takes a clear public position that mem-ber Boards have the responsibility to set standardsfor, and assess the continuing competence of theirdiplomates.

(B) The ABMS member Boards enlist the cooperationand support of their cooperating specialty societiesin the development and implementation of continu-ing clinical competence assessment programs.

In response to this ABMS initiative, The AmericanBoard of Pathology (ABP) established a Maintenance ofCertification committe in 1999 to initiate a discussion andplanning process with its cooperating societies. An out-growth of these discussions was the recognition that aneffective program of maintenance of certification in pa-thology requires that initial Board certification be for alimited period of time—as it currently is for every othermedical specialty.

Therefore, beginning in 2006, The American Boardof Pathology will issue time-limited primary and subspecialtycertificates of 10 years duration. While the maintenance ofcertification process must be completed no later that 10years after the initial time-limited certification, it may becompleted as soon as the 8th year if desired. The time-limited certification will apply to all residents entering4-year AP/CP pathology training programs in 2001.

Pathologists holding certificates, which are not time-lim-ited, are encouraged to participate in the current voluntaryMaintenance of Certification (AKA Recertification) pro-gram.

Ross Zumwalt, MD David B. Troxel, MDPresident ABP Chair, ABP MOC Committeey2001

HUMAN PATHOLOGY Volume 32, No. 12 (December 2001)

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