Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology

This three-day course has been designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic surgical pathology. It is primarily designed to enhance the knowledge of practicing surgical pathologists, particularly those involved in community practice. This activity will include lectures containing the latest in research and diagnosis, and complex surgical pathology cases, each session providing time for questions and answers. Case presentations are selected to highlight unusual presentations of rare and common conditions, to demonstrate key points in diagnosis and potential pitfalls, and will emphasize application of evidence-based medicine and up-to-date references.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, as the sole medical teaching institution in Southeastern Wisconsin considers it a responsibility to offer community physicians CME programs that will help them update their skills in their specialty and acquire new medical knowledge.  There is currently no other program of its kind being presently offered for pathologists in the state of Wisconsin.  Support for the need and desirability of such a program has been reinforced through informal conversations held between the members of the planning committee and pathologists in the community.

Instructional techniques will include didactic lectures and case-based discussions. Learners will have an opportunity to interact with faculty and ask questions relevant to their own practice and learning needs.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 19.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a provider for Self-Assessment Modules as defined by the American Board of Pathology, and has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 SAM credits.


Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations postmarked on/before August 15, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations postmarked after August 15, 2017. Fees will not be refunded for no-shows.
The Medical College of Wisconsin reserves the right to cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded in full. The Medical College of Wisconsin will assume no financial responsibility or obligation to the registrants for any related costs including, but not limited to, airfare, lodging or other travel expenses.


Contact: Shannon Majewski, Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (414) 805-6976 Fax: (414) 805-6980

* To Receive DISCOUNT, all MCW Affiliate must contact Shannon Majewski before attempting to register on-line:  

Fellows/Residents/Students must submit a verification letter from your program director verifying your status to: Shannon Majewski, Course Coordinator via fax: (414) 805-6980 or e-mail: midwesternconference@mcw.edu and you will be given a coupon code to receive the discounted rate.


Fee Structure

Fees include conference tuition, daily breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks, access to the electronic syllabus materials, and Friday welcome reception

Standard Pricing MCW Affiliate Pricing
Physicians $650.00 MCW Faculty $300.00
Allied Health Professionals $550.00 MCW Allied Health Professionals $300.00
Fellows/Residents/Students $325.00 MCW Fellow/Residents/Students $50.00
Optional Printed Syllabus $35.00    

NOTE:  While the prices below reflect 0.01 less than fee structure, the base price will mirror the stated brochure price at checkout

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Course details

Target audience

This course is applicable to practicing surgical pathologists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists-in-training.  Healthcare professionals who work in other areas of research and surgical pathology will also find this course beneficial.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

• Evaluate current criteria for diagnosis in various subspecialty areas in surgical pathology
• Recognize the proper application of immunohistochemical and other ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of problematic cases
• Explain advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders


Hilton Milwaukee City Center (4th Floor, Wright Ballroom)
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue Parking Entrance on 5th Street (between Wisconsin and Michigan)
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States

Faculty & credentials

Jennifer M. Boland, MD
Joseph Misdraji, MD
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
Bruce M. Wenig, MD
Saul Suster, MD
Irene Aguilera-Barrantes, MD
Juan C. Felix, MD
Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
Catherine E. Hagen, MD
Bryan C. Hunt, MD
Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD
Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Julie M. Jorns, MD
Alexander C. Mackinnon, Jr., MD, PhD
Horatiu Olteanu, MD, PhD
Lauren N. Parsons, MD


Daniel Abbott, MD
Luis Carrillo Polanco, MD
Oleksandr Kravtsov, MD
Valentina Logunova, MD
Shira Ronen, MD
Daniel Rowan, MD
Saul Suster, MD – Course Director
Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD
Alexandra M. Harrington, MD
Darcey Ipock, MBA
Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Steven H. Kroft, MD
Shannon M. Majewski – Course Coordinator
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclosure except:
Name Company Role
Chris Garcia, MD Philips Digital Pathology Medical Consultant


In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers were the sole responsibility of the planning committee. While unlikely, the agenda, topics and presenters are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Barriers to change: 
Lack of time, lack of administrative support/resources Budget/cost
Hotel Information: 

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
General Phone: (414) 271-7250
Reservations Phone: (414) 935-5940


Overnight Accommodations
Onsite overnight hotel accommodations are available through Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Room Rate: $169 per night (Run of House Room) plus tax; an additional fee for parking will apply, if applicable
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Group Name: The Medical College of Wisconsin

Reservation Details: Please reserve your lodging accommodations directly through the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. All guest room reservations require a credit card guarantee. Cancellations within 48 hours of arrival and no-shows will be charged one night’s room and tax. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. / Check-out time: 12:00 p.m. 


To view the Hilton Milwaukee City Center's information and listings of amenities, services and other features visit: www.hiltonmilwaukee.com


Reserve your room by phone or online:
Phone: (414) 935-5940


Discounted self-parking is available for $12 per car, per night in the Hilton’s parking structure.  The parking structure entrance is located on N. 5th Street between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. Michigan Street. Program attendees without overnight accommodations are also eligible for the $12 per day event parking rate; however please note a new fee will apply to each entry into the lot. Unlimited in-and-out privileges are available to overnight guests only. Valet parking is not available. Alternate nearby structure/surface/street parking options, availability and rates vary.  


For additional parking options and information see:www.parkmilwaukee.com 

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Shannon Majewski
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 805-6976
This live activity started on September 15th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.