Current Concepts in Diagnostic Hematopathology Course
May 8-9, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pickens Academic Tower, FCT3.3,4,5,6
1400 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030
Saturday, May 9, 2020
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mays Clinic Building (ACB), ACB1.2345, Floor 1
1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030
10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Conference ID: D122619
Hematopathologists, practicing pathologists with an interest in hematopathology, pathology and hematopathology trainees, hematologist/oncologists and other medical personals.
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Speakers/Committee
- Course Abstracts Information
- Conference Flyer
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-7124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
With the advent of molecular genetic testing and the new development in innovative and targeted therapy, the field of hematopathology is fast evolving. The World Health Organization published the most recent iteration of the Classification of Tumors of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues in 2017 with changes to the definition and classification of many disease entities. This course is designed for pathologists and trainees who want to keep up with the recent updates in the diagnosis, classification and risk stratification of common disease entities in hematologic neoplasms.
After attending the activity, physicians should be able to:
- Enumerate and utilize diagnostic criteria for small B-cell lymphomas and appropriately classify these neoplasms using standard and novel ancillary studies. Recognize the utility and limitations of fine needle aspiration material in diagnosis of lymphoid neoplasms.
- Apply diagnostic criteria and appropriate work up for plasma cell neoplasms to provide optimal patient case.
- Recognize the importance of appropriate classification of myeloid neoplasm with myelodysplasatic myeloproliferative overlap features using a comprehensive approach.
- Apply diagnostic criteria for classification of T cell lymphomas.
- Apply diagnostic criteria for classification of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms and be able to incorporate flow cytometric and molecular findings to enable appropriate classification and selection of therapy.
Lecture/Didactic • Case Presentations • Post-Test Assessment
An activity evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology SAMs
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 SAM credits in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program.
Participants must successfully complete the evaluation and meet the passing standard in order to earn SAM credits. Participants will earn credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath credits. Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be will be emailed when an individual completes the online CME Verification process after the conference.
The activity evaluation will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the activity content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
Pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019, The Welcome and Opening Remarks will begin at 8:20 a.m. at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pickens Academic Tower (Bldg)., Floor 3 Conference Center (Rooms 1,2,7&8), 1400 Pressler Street, Houston, Texas 77030. The conference will adjourn at 4:00 pm on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019.
Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
- Registration Fee............$125.00
- Trainess Fee......................$65.00
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. Banks only)
- Money Order
- Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before April 10, 2020. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date, if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, e-mail, or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/ConferenceManagement is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Please check the website www.mdanderson.org/conferences
Please click here for a list of area hotels.
Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). The following forms of ground transportation are available to and from the airports to the Medical Center.
Taxis: estimated fare; $55 - $65 USD (one way) Hobby/Medical Center
Taxis: estimated fare: $65 - 80 USD (one way) Houston IAH/Medical Center
Yellow Cab Company (713) 236-1111
United Cab Company (713) 699-0000
Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
FRIDAY PARKING - MAY 8, 2020
MD Anderson employees are encouraged to park in their normal location; however parking is available at the Mays Clinic garage.
Use Entrance 5 at Holcombe Boulevard at Bertner Avenue to access the garage beneath the Mays Clinic Building. The conference is in the Mays Clinic on First Floor, please ask security to point you to the ACB Conference Room. Mays Clinic self-parking is $12 per day and valet parking is $15 per day.
SATURDAY PARKING - MAY 9, 2020
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic, for $13 per day. Take elevator to Level 3 of Garage 10 and proceed to the skywalk to Pickens Academic Tower, The conference is located on the 3rd Floor, Rooms FCT3.1,2,7&8.
Click here for a map.
There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket. Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage
*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.
Contact the Department of CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs.