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This activity features four challenging cases in which you will use whole slide images to make a diagnosis. You will be presented with clinical information and a touch imprint image on each case, and then asked to make a general adequacy decision followed by a general category decision. You will be asked whether the tissue requires any special handling for additional studies based upon the touch imprint findings and if appropriate, be presented with results of ancillary studies. You will then select a diagnosis for the case and be presented with educational feedback.
After you complete each case by selecting the correct diagnosis, you will be presented with a 20-question post-test. These questions relate to the correct diagnosis for each of the four cases.
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Triage material for appropriate ancillary tests based upon initial intraprocedural assessments.
- Formulate a reasonable differential diagnosis using patient history, clinical information, ancillary studies, and morphology.
- Select appropriate ancillary studies for a touch imprint case after viewing the histology slide(s) to aid in final diagnosis.
- Select appropriate ancillary studies to aid in risk stratification and prognosis and to guide therapy.
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 5
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE (Continuing Education for non-physicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants 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) Continuing Certification (CC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.
Cytotechnologists may apply the credits from TICP toward the required educational activities for the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Continuing Education Credit Program (CECC).
Cytotechnologists may apply the credits from TICP toward the required educational activities for the International Academy of Cytology (IAC).
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. You must pass the post-test to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim any credit.
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College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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Whole Slide Images
DigitalScope® is a web-based whole slide image (WSI) retrieval and viewing system. DigitalScope is supported with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (limited support for IE 9 and 10) or later, Firefox 4.0 or later, Safari 3, and the latest Google Chrome version.
This activity and evaluation are available December 16, 2019, and expire December 15, 2020, at 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date and time.