The overall mission of each AOCP CME:

  1. Inform the physician of advances in medical knowledge and technology.
  2. Inform the physician of advances in diagnosis and treatments for better patient care and outcomes.
  3. Inform the physician of advances in Practice-Based Learning and System-Based Practices.

 

The American Osteopathic College of Pathologists attempts to incorporate New advances in treatment, New methods of diagnosis or treatment, Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s), Development of new technology, Advances in medical knowledge, and Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care into all CME activities.

 

The Osteopathic Core Competencies of Osteopathic Philosophy, Principles, Practice and Manipulative Medicine, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and System-Based Practice will also be incorporated into all CME activities.

 

The goal of each educational activity is to augment the proficiency of the learner, providing them with enhanced knowledge, skills practice, and/or new techniques, all of which can be applied to their day-to-day practice, and all of which translates into improved patient outcomes.

AOA Core Competencies

1.       Osteopathic Philosophy, Principles, Practice and Manipulative Medicine

2.       Medical Knowledge

3.       Patient Care

4.       Interpersonal and Communication Skills

5.       Professionalism

6.       Practice – Based Learning and Improvement

7.       System Based Practice

 

Needs Assessments

1.       New advances in treatment

2.       New methods of diagnosis or treatment – Review of Updates

3.       Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)

4.       Development of new technology

5.       Advances in medical knowledge

6.       Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care.


The American Osteopathic College of Pathologists is pleased to be partnering with the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology for CME programming.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology designates this activity for a maximum of 10 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in the activity.

 

 

Content will be available Monday, November 16, 2020.  Log in information will be emailed to registrants.

Agenda

Beyond Bethesda Part 1 & 2 Alan Shienbaum, DO
Negative Autopsy Randall McGivney, DO
Platelet Transfusions Randall McGivney, DO
Placenta Pathology Lisa Smith, DO
Updates in Breast Pathology Jeanine Chiaffarano, DO
Medical Ethics – Update for 2020 John Kasimos, DO
Interesting Cases in GI Pathology Laura Michael, DO
Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Pathology Alan Shienbaum, DO
Brain Autopsy Randall McGivney, DO
Hematopathology: “A Bloody Mess”: An Overview of Current Diagnostic Criteria in Selected Cases Steven Gustafson, DO
Covid 19 Testing: Pitfalls and Promises Chaya Prasad, MD

 

 


The Negative Autopsy

Presented by: Randall McGivney, DO
Disclosures: Illinois Pathology Associates

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

  1. will be recognize foundations to follow in the autopsy
  2. will use history and clinical testing work up limited finding autopsies
  3. will be able to assess subtle and significant gross findings

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New advances in treatment
  2. Development of new technology
  3. Advances in medical knowledge
  4. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care.

 

Core Competencies: 2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Dr. Randall K McGivney DO MBA is a 1980 graduate of Oklahoma State University with BS degree in Physiology.  He received his DO degree in 1983 from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (the last of the 3-year medical programs).  Dr. McGivney did a transitional internship in 1983 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso Texas followed by a residency in an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from 1984 – 1988.

 

Dr. McGivney served in the US Army as teaching chief at WBAMC and worked at Medical Arts Lab in Oklahoma City before joining MacNeal Hospital in the fall of 1991. He helped build Genesis Clinical Laboratory which Tenet Health sold to Lab Corp in 2015.

 

In 2011 he created Illinois Pathology Associates in which currently employs 8 pathologists and serves the 4 suburban hospitals in Chicago.  Dr. McGivney is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the American Board of Pathology and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.  Dr. McGivney serves as Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Sciences for Mac Neal Hospitals and the Medical Director of L - Medicine Lab which is part of the Loyola Health System in suburban Chicago.  Dr. McGivney is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University in the Department of Pathology and he actively serves in the diagnostic service lines for anatomic and clinical pathology and does private autopsies for Chicago Area Autopsy Services.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2021


Hematopathology: “A Bloody Mess”: An Overview of Current Diagnostic Criteria in Selected Cases

Presented by: Steven A. Gustafason, DO,
Michael Zornes, OMS4
Disclosures: None

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

  1. Have a better understanding of select non-neoplastic and neoplastic hematologic diseases.
  1. Improved recognition of the morphologic spectrum of different hematologic neoplasms including, but not limited to, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, leukemia, and non-leukemic diseases.
  1. Understand how to incorporate ancillary diagnostic techniques, flow cytometry, molecular and immunohistochemical methods to better diagnose these neoplasms and the prognostic implications of them.
  1. Where applicable, understand the World Health Organization’s (Blue book’s) classification system for hematologic disease.
  2. Utilize the College of American Pathologist check list in reporting hematologic diseases.

 

 

Needs Assessments

  1. New Methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Advances in medical knowledge

 

Core Competencies:  

 

Dr. Steven A. Gustafson is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.  In 1996, Dr. Gustafson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology at University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, followed by a numerous fellowships in Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, and Pediatric Pathology.

 

He has lectures and conducted research on national and international levels, as well as authored and co-authored multiple peer-review publications.  He is a reviewer for the Journal of Histotechnology.  He currently serves on the faculty of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Associate Professor of Preclinical Sciences.  In his spare time, he volunteers for USA boxing as a ringside physician.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2021

 

 

 


Platelet Update 2020

Presented by: Randall McGivney, DO
Disclosures: Illinois Pathology Associates

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

Lecture objectives:

  1. attendees will have the most current evidence criteria for platelet transfusion
  2. attendees will know the risks and contraindications for platelet transfusions
  3. attendees will be understand newer collection and patient safety initiatives with platelet procurement

 

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New advances in treatment
  2. Development of new technology
  3. Advances in medical knowledge
  4. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care.

 

Core Competencies: 2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Dr. Randall K McGivney DO MBA is a 1980 graduate of Oklahoma State University with BS degree in Physiology.  He received his DO degree in 1983 from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (the last of the 3-year medical programs).  Dr. McGivney did a transitional internship in 1983 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso Texas followed by a residency in an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from 1984 – 1988.

 

Dr. McGivney served in the US Army as teaching chief at WBAMC and worked at Medical Arts Lab in Oklahoma City before joining MacNeal Hospital in the fall of 1991. He helped build Genesis Clinical Laboratory which Tenet Health sold to Lab Corp in 2015.

 

In 2011 he created Illinois Pathology Associates in which currently employs 8 pathologists and serves the 4 suburban hospitals in Chicago.  Dr. McGivney is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the American Board of Pathology and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.  Dr. McGivney serves as Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Sciences for Mac Neal Hospitals and the Medical Director of L - Medicine Lab which is part of the Loyola Health System in suburban Chicago.  Dr. McGivney is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University in the Department of Pathology and he actively serves in the diagnostic service lines for anatomic and clinical pathology and does private autopsies for Chicago Area Autopsy Services.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2021

 


Updates in Breast Pathology

Presented by: Jeanine Chiaffarano, DO
Disclosures: None

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

  1. Review breast prognostic markers
  2. Review staging guidelines
  3. Discuss molecular testing

Needs Assessments:

New methods of diagnosis or treatment

 

Core Competencies:  3

 

Background & Education

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center
Board Certification: Pathology

 

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Pathology (2017-Present)

 

Chief Resident, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pathology (2014-2015)

 

Professional Appointments:

Director of Breast Pathology, Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals - Washington Township, Cherry Hill, and Stratford, NJ (2017-Present)

 

Director of Gynecologic Pathology, Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals - Washington Township, Cherry Hill, and Stratford, NJ (2017-Present)

 

Associate Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories, Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals - Washington Township, Cherry Hill, and Stratford, NJ (2017-Present)

 

Associate Medical Director, Blood Banks & Transfusion Medicine, Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals Dialysis Centers and Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals- Washington Township, Cherry Hill, and Stratford, NJ (2017-Present)

 

Staff Pathologist, Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospitals - Washington Township, Cherry Hill, and Stratford, NJ (2017-Present)

 

Certification:

Diplomate, The American Board of Pathology, Certified in Pathology (2016)

 

Diplomate, The American Board of Pathology, Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) (2015)

 

LAP Team Member Inspection Training, College of American Pathologists (2015)

 

Certified Primary Pathologist for the Thin Prep Pap Test by Cytyc Corp. (2015)

 

Memberships:

Fellow Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology (2011-Present)

 

Fellow Member, College of American Pathologists (2011-Present)

 

The New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group (2017-Present)

 

Fellow Member, The New York Pathological Society (2016-Present)

 

Fellow Member, American Society of Cytopathology (2012-Present)

 

Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology (2013-Present)

 

New Jersey Society of Pathology (2011-Present)

 

American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (2011-Present)

 

American Osteopathic Association (2007-Present)

 

Awards & Honors

Fellow of the Year, NYU School of Medicine, 2017
Scholarship Recipient, Abdol H. Islami Foundation, Rowan, 2008, 2009, 2010
TOUCH Service Achievement Award, Rowan, TOUCH Committee, 2008, 2009,

 

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2023


Placenta Pathology: Gross Examination and Microscopic Diagnoses with Clinical Correlates   (120 min)

Presented by: Lisa A. Smith, DO
Pathologist, Department of Pathology, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

 

Disclosures: Aurora Diagnostics
Two (2) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

  1. Discussion of detailed development and normal histology of all parts of the placenta for those wanting to learn about specific areas of the placenta.
  2. Will Provide information on gross and microscopic changes of the placenta, common diagnoses, and placental evaluation in special circumstances
  3. Will discuss updated terminology and diagnostic criteria

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. Advances in Medical Knowledge

 

Core Competencies: 2,3

 

Dr. Smith received her degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California, 2008.  She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Cytopathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2023


Covid 19 Testing: Pitfalls and Promises

Presented by: Chaya Prasad, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Pathology, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Disclosures: None

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2: Virus Update
  2. Testing modalities - Pros and Cons
  3. Overview of Recommended Workflows
  4. Vaccine Update
  5. Updates

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New Methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Development of new technology

Core Competencies:  2,3

 

Recorded:  September 29, 2020
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2023

 

In 2013 Dr. Prasad received her MBA from Western Governors University.  1991-1993 Pathology Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University Boston, MA
1990-1991 Surgical Pathology Fellow, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon
1986-1990 Pathology Residency, Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, Oregon
1982 M.D. Bangalore Medical College, India

 

Certification
In 1992 Dr. Prasad received her Certificate in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, Am. Board of Pathology


Medical Ethics Update for 2020

Presented by: John Kasimos, DO
Disclosures:

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

 

Needs Assessments:

 

Core Competencies:

 

 

Interesting Cases in GI Pathology
Presented by: Laura Michael, DO
Disclosures: none

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

  1. Gain, review or enhance knowledge of GI Pathology
  2. Increase diagnostic skills, when to order stains, how to report findings.

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New advances in treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment – Review of Updates
  3. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)
  4. Development of new technology
  5. Advances in medical knowledge

 

Core Competencies: 2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Dr. Michael is an AOCP board member since 2004, currently president-elect and past president 2008-2010, and 2014-2015.  She presents at every AOCP conference, speaking on GI Pathology.  She is a GI Pathologists who trained at the University of Florida and the first fellow of Dr. Gregory Lauwers, who is now at Moffitt Cancer Centre, after many years at Massachusetts General and Harvard University.

 

After residency, Dr. Michael spent over five years at Citrus Memorial Hospital as a staff pathologists before accepting the Medical Directorship of Gastrocor, Florida position at Bostwick Laboratories.  Ten years later, she moved to Alpharetta Georgia to a GI Pathology laboratory, Endochoice, which became Boston Scientific a few years later.  She is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, Gastrointestinal Pathology Society member and Board certified American Osteopathic Board of Pathology and American Board of Pathology.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2023


Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Pathology

Presented by: Alan Shienbaum, DO
Disclosures: none

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

Lecture objectives:

  1. To understand the different types of entrepreneurship opportunities for physicians.
  2. To discover how one or more of these opportunities can potentially apply to you.
  3. To show that there are other options for physicians besides employment.

 

Needs Assessments:

Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care.

 

Physicians in training to become Board Certified Pathologists may need guidance on future career paths.

 

Core Competencies:  4,5

 

Dr. Alan J. Shienbaum is a board-certified pathologist who is in private practice at Pathology Associates of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Keystone Medical Laboratories.  Pathology Associates was established in 1958 and is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier pathology group. Keystone Medical Laboratories was opened in 2008 and is a sister company of Pathology Associates. Additionally, Dr. Shienbaum is on the medical staff at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

In 1994, Dr. Shienbaum earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then went on to complete his residency in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology at Temple University Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Cytopathology at MCP/Hahnemann University Hospital.

 

Dr. Shienbaum holds the position of President of the American Osteopathic College of Pathologists, the premier membership organization for osteopathic physicians specializing in the field of pathology. He also holds board certification in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.

 

Dr. Shienbaum’s clinical expertise encompasses oncologic surgical pathology, fine needle aspiration cytopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, head and neck pathology, pulmonary pathology, and medical directorship of clinical laboratories.

 

Recorded:
Valid for credit through: 12/31/2023


Beyond Bethesda Part 1 and Part 2 Incorporating Molecular Studies in the Interpretation of Thyroid FNA

Presented by: Alan Shienbaum, DO

Disclosures: None

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

The Bethesda Reporting system represents the standard of care.

  1. Understand the six diagnostic categories in the Bethesda reporting system for thyroid cytopathology
  2. Be familiar with the clinical implications of each diagnostic category

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Advances in medical knowledge

Core Competencies:  2,3,6,7

 

 


Brain Autopsy

Presented by: Randall McGivney, DO

Disclosures: None

 

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

 

Lecture objectives:

 

Needs Assessments:

Core Competencies: