2020 CPIP-J Case 10: Immunology – A Practical, Case-Based Guide for Evaluation of Cushing Syndrome - CPIP1010Q.2020
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This activity will help pathologists understand the performance characteristics for molecular diagnostics so they may assist in identifying the right test for the right patient.

Credit Type: CME, SAM
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: October 19, 2020
Expiration Date: October 18, 2023 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
THIS ACTIVITY REQUIRES CREDIT CARD PAYMENT. If you ordered this product in advance, click Learning Search to locate the activity.

To enroll in the series with one easy payment, or to enroll multiple participants from the same institution, call 800-323-4040 option 1. This option is only available until December 31, 2020, after this date this activity is only accessible by an online credit card payment.

While Cushing syndrome is a rare condition, it is often considered in the differential in patients with a variety of common disorders, such as obesity, hirsutism, menstrual irregularities, diabetes, and hypertension. A multitude of laboratory tests are available for diagnosis and for differentiation of the cause of Cushing syndrome. This activity reviews recommended approaches to the patient with suspected or known Cushing syndrome.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

After completing this SAM eligible activity and posttest, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the major conditions associated with hypercortisolism.
  2. List the preanalytic considerations affecting common tests used in the workup of hypercortisolism.
  3. Compare strengths and weaknesses of mass spectrometry and immunoassay methodologies used in the workup of hypercortisolism.
  4. Identify the relative strengths and limitations of the different tests used in the workup of hypercortisolism.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

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 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 (ABPath) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP).

Passing Requirements
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the posttest. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the posttest items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. You must pass the posttest to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.

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 education@cap.org or fax at 847-832-8006.

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This activity and evaluation are available October 19, 2020, and expire October 18, 2023, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.

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2020 CPIP-J Case 10: Immunology – A Practical, Case-Based Guide for Evaluation of Cushing Syndrome