This activity was originally released as Essential Elements of Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Reporting (SAM eligible) and was available between June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2014. The content was reviewed in July, 2014. and an updated version of the activity, with the same title, was available between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017. The content was reviewed in February 2017. If you completed previous versions, you are NOT eligible to claim CME/SAM credit for completing this updated version.
Breast cancer is a morphologically and clinically diverse disease. Providing clear and concise reporting of the pathologic findings will provide the patient’s health care team the information they need to select the best treatment for the patient. In this activity you will learn to follow the latest published recommendations for breast cancer reporting and staging, as well as the best format to use when communicating results to the health care team.
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Follow published recommendations for breast cancer reporting and appropriate staging.
- Generate clear, accurate and complete reports that effectively communicate results and treatment implications to the patient’s health care team.
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hour(s) equivalent to 3.75 credit(s).
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. The AMA requires that you pass the post-test in a enduring program to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim credit.
Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a Letter of Participation.
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.
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Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This activity and evaluation is available July 5, 2017 and will expire on July 3, 2020 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.