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Overview

The 20th International Surgical Pathology Symposium addresses unique challenges and problems encountered in today’s practice. Participants will simultaneously review case histories, examine images by virtual microscopy, and formulate diagnoses. The unique subtleties and differentiating characteristics of each diagnosis will then be highlighted. Participants will also discuss the patient management strategy used in each case.

During the four-day conference, 38 cases will be presented and discussed. Three to four specialty areas will be featured each day to include dermatopathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, soft tissue pathology, endocrine pathology, cytopathology, and important surgical pathology practice issues and concerns including the integration of molecular testing into clinicopathologic practice.

Objectives

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common diagnostic problems of pathologies selected for study.
  • Classify each case according to pathology subtype.
  • Grade, where appropriate, specific histologic subtype of lesion identified.
  • Utilize, in a cost-effective manner, ancillary testing including immunoperoxidase stains, in situ hybridization studies, and molecular testing based on reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and DNA sequencing methods.
  • Interpret ancillary tests in the context of clinical practice for study cases.
  • Assess outcome data for a specific study case and how that may impact the utility of special, ancillary test results.
  • Enumerate the treatment options of each case diagnosis.
  • Integrate the crucial role of communication between the clinician and the pathologist and how that interaction moves the routine and ancillary pathologic findings in a study case into the area of high-quality cost-effective patient care.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in this course.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for practicing surgical pathologists. Other medical laboratory scientists or physicians interested in enhancing their delivery of care may also benefit from this program.

Credit

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Faculty

Course Directors

Gary L. Keeney, MD
Chair, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Thomas J. Sebo, MD, PhD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Lori A. Erickson, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Andrew L. Folpe, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Rafael E. Jimenez, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Anatomic Pathology
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

David J. Schembri Wismayer, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Daniel W. Visscher, MD
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Guest Faculty

Natalia Lapidus, MD
Surgical Pathologist
West Tallinn Central Hospital
Tallinn, Estonia

Ave Minajeva, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

Faculty Disclosure

As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

Agenda

Throughout the four-day conference, the following specialty areas will be featured: dermatopathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, soft tissue pathology, endocrine pathology, cytopathology, and important surgical pathology practice issues and concerns including the integration of molecular testing into clinicopathologic practice.

Download the Conference Agenda

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before April 3, 2014, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after April 3, 2014.

Mayo Medical Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Medical Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Medical Laboratories will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Travel

Tallinn is Estonia’s largest city and becoming a popular destination for visitors. Tallinn’s importance as a major centre of the Hanseatic League is still evident today in its exceptionally preserved medieval old town, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The architecture of the merchants’ houses, coupled with a variety of culture, museums & opulent churches, entertainment, great shops, restaurants & bars, means you can go back and forth in time as you explore this extraordinary town.

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

Lodging Accommodations

Swissotel Tallinn is situated in a prime city location commonly known as the ‘Wall Street of Tallinn’. The hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance from Tallinn’s stunning UNESCO Listed World Heritage Old Town, known for its cobblestone streets and café culture. The hotel is also only 15 minutes away from both the Tallinn International Airport and passenger harbor. Swissotel Tallinn is Tallinn’s tallest building, boasting impressive views of the city. Built in 2007, the hotel features elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites featuring state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities and services that cater to the needs of the discerning traveler.

A block of rooms have been secured at the Swissotel Tallinn for participants and their guests, with special conference rates. To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of April 3, 2014, whichever comes first. Reservations submitted following this date will be subject to availability. Participants must contact the hotel to make their reservations and provide a credit card to secure the booking. Please see the below contact details:

Swissotel Tallinn
Tornimäe Street 3
10145 Tallinn, Estonia
www.swissotel.com/hotels/tallinn
Phone: (372) 624 0000

Reservations:
Email: email hidden; visit the blog to view
Phone: (372) 624 4444 – Please indicate the group code of 794541
or
Phone: 800-637-9477 – Please indicate the group code MAYO 050513

The following daily rates include breakfast and are inclusive of the VAT and city tax:
170 EUR, Swiss Advantage for Single Occupancy
180 EUR, Swiss Advantage for Double Occupancy

Rates are inclusive of breakfast in Café Swiss and entrance to Pürovel Spa & Sport (including a complimentary use of sauna, steam room, pool and gym).

Note: Breakfast will only be provided to guests of the Swissotel Tallinn via their guest room rate. The special rate inclusive of breakfast applies only to bookings made directly to Swissotel Tallinn and may not be valid through third party bookings.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Social Program

Conference Reception – Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm
Participants and a guest are cordially invited to join the conference faculty for the Conference Reception to be held Tuesday, May 6 at The House of Blackheads (located in Old Town) at 7 pm. The House of Blackheads, an elaborate, centuries-old guild hall, boasts some of the most stunning architecture in Tallinn’s Old Town. Throughout its long and varied history, the guild has generated mysterious legends about saints, soldiers and adventurers, which have given names to the hall’s various rooms. Preregistration is required.

Tours

In conjunction with the 20th International Surgical Pathology Symposium, eleven guided tours have been arranged for our attendees before, during and after this year’s conference. The tour arrangements and expenses are in addition to the conference registration.

Tours include:

  • Helsinki – World Design Capital Tour – FULL (Wait list option)
  • Lahemaa National Park and Manor Houses
  • Highlights of Tallinn – FULL (Wait list option)
  • Walking Tour of Tallinn Old Town – FULL (Wait list option)
  • Royal and Modern Tallinn – FULL (Wait list option)
  • The Soviet Legacy Tour – FULL (Wait list option)
  • Seaside Stories of Tallinn
  • Cruise on Kajsamoor Schooner on Tallinn Bay
  • Rocca al Mare Open Air Museum
  • Post-conference Tour to St. Petersburg
  • Post-conference Bicycle Trip Estonia 2014

Download the Full Tour List

Wait list option: To be added to the wait list for a FULL tour, please email (email hidden; visit the blog to view) and specify the tour(s) of interest.

Registration

$895-Physicians / Scientists
$775 -Residents / Fellows / Allied Health

The registration fee includes tuition, conference syllabus (accessible online/downloadable), virtual microscopy DVD, break refreshments, daily lunch, and reception. Although it is not the policy of Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department to limit the number of participants, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is strongly advised. Please do not finalize hotel or travel arrangements until you receive electronic notification. Registration deadline is April 3, 2014.