Pathologists’ Assistants Program

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 (General OAP Program)

0715-0815 Astra Zeneca Sponsored Breakfast & Satellite Symposium – Evolving Paradigms in NSCLC: EGFR Mutation Detection in Tumor and Plasma Samples – Bekim Sadikovic & Christopher Howlett 
0815-0830 Welcome/Opening Remarks/Announcements – Russell Price
0830-1130 Political and Economic UpdatesModerator – Russell Price 
0830-0845 OMA Section on Lab Medicine UpdateCathy Ross
0845-0930 Hospital MergersSimon Raphael
0930-1000 Refreshment Break, Exhibits & Poster Display
1000-1130 QMP UpdateKathy Chorneyko & Annette Ellenor
1130-1200 Annual Business Meeting
1130-1300 Lunch in the Exhibit Hall & Poster Display
1300-1400 Update on Reporting Prostate Cancer Pathology with an Emphasis on Needle BiopsiesAndrew Evans
1400-1430 Mesenchymal Tumors of Female Genital Tract Jelena Mirkovic
1430-1500 Refreshment Break – Exhibits & Poster Display
1500-1600 Harmonizing Reference Intervals and Result UncertaintyChristine Collier
1600-1700 OFPS UpdateMichael Pollanen Cancelled
1700-1800 Poster Display & Free Time
1800-2000 President’s Reception – Join Dr. Russell Price and the OAP Board at this casual, relaxed, social with complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & refreshments.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 – PA PROGRAM
0800-0900 The Pathologist’s Assistant and the Dermatopathologist: We’re a TeamJames J Limacher
0900-1000

Recognizing the Unrecognizable : At the Gross BenchJasmin Radhi

1000-1030 Refreshment Break – Exhibits & Poster Display
1030-1130

Biobanking Melanoma: opportunities for high impact research – Diane Chadwick

1130-1200

IHC – a PAs peek insideAlan Wolff

1200-1300 Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1300-1400 Case Studies

  1. Case 1: Under PressureTerry Irvine
  2. Case 2: Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of the Scalp in a 2 Year Old Male – Susan Cromwell
  3. Case 3: Melanoma of the Eye – Martin Grealish
1400-1430 Refreshment Break – Exhibits & Poster Display
1430-1545 Case Studies

  1. Case 4: Purely Placental – Corinne Fletcher
  2. Case 5: Gallbladder Pathology (A Pathologists’ Assistant Perspective) – Adrian Bahneanu
  3. Case 6: It is Not a Tumour – Solange Malhotra
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 (General OAP Program)
0730-0815 Resident Breakfast with the OAP Board
0830-0900 CCO UpdateAaron Pollett
0900-0930 Pancreaticobiliary Cancer Synoptic Reporting. What do we need to report?Jim Brierley
0930-1000 Gross Examination of Pancreaticobiliary Cancer SpecimensVlad Maksymov
1000-1030 pancreaticobiliaryCelia Marginean
1030-1100 Refreshment Break 
1100-1130 EUS FNA of Pancreas & Bile DuctsAvijit Chatterjee
1130-1230 Multidisciplinary Approach to Pancreaticobiliary Cancer – Panel Discussion: Jim Brierley, Avijit Chatterjee, Vlad Maksymov, Celia Marginean