Sunday, October 13
3.75 CME/SAM CREDITS
Benign lymphoid proliferations are difficult for the practicing pathologist to diagnose because of significant morphologic and/or clinical overlap with malignancies. The course addresses specific entities that are often confused or misdiagnosed as lymphoid malignancies, including Epstein-Barr virus infection, Kikuchi lymphadenitis, progressive transformation of germinal centers/follicular hyperplasia, Castleman disease, and marginal/mantle zone hyperplasias. Faculty will discuss each entity focusing on specific morphologic, clinical, immunophenotypic, and molecular features that may be useful in differentiating between a benign process and malignant lymphoma. This course will provide a framework for confidently approaching benign lymphoid proliferations and avoiding a misdiagnosis of lymphoma. Following this session, participants may complete a related online self-assessment module, available at cap.org through December 31, 2013.
You will learn to:
Kyle T. Bradley, MD, FCAP
Sherrie L. Perkins, MD, PhD, FCAP