Pathologist’s Approach to Acute Lung Injury (SAM eligible) - PULMLNGIN04Q.2015
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This anatomic pathology activity is intended for resident and practicing pathologists.

Credit Type: CME, SAM, CPD
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: April 27, 2015
Expiration Date: April 26, 2018 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Resident Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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This course defines a practical approach to the lung biopsy in the setting of acute injury. An overview of the lung’s stereotypic reaction to injury is presented first, followed by specific morphologic clues that help narrow the differential diagnosis.

As a result of participating in this SAM eligible activity, you will be able to:

  1. Build a list of non-neoplastic differential diagnoses for surgical lung biopsies using a pattern-based approach for acute pulmonary injury.
  2. Identify the stereotypic sequence of events following acute injury in the lung.
  3. Recognize the importance of cellular necrosis in the diagnosis of pulmonary infections.
  4. Recognize the diverse spectrum of eosinophilic lung diseases.
  5. Identify the primary and secondary components of acute lung diseases and how individual features relate to the differential diagnosis.

CME Information
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 Creditâ„¢. 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. You may claim a maximum of 1.25 hour(s) equivalent to 4 credit(s).

Passing Requirements
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 must complete all three attempts before claiming CPD credit (self-assessment program credits). If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim credit for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a Letter of Participation.

Payment Information
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.

College of American Pathologists
Education Division
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
Pop-up blockers must be turned off.

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

This activity and evaluation is available April 27, 2015 and will expire on April 26, 2018 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date/time.

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Pathologist’s Approach to Acute Lung Injury (SAM eligible)