Is It Malignant? Is It Benign? A Pathology and Surgery Discussion

This session provides practitioners with insight into the relationship between pathology and surgery and how pathology results impact surgical treatment planning. This interview-style course translates pathological diagnosis and clarifies how surgeons use pathological findings to guide care. 

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ABIM MOC 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Target Audience

Family Medicine Physicians, Ob/Gyns, Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Students, Residents, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses and Laboratory Personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the relationship between pathology and surgery and how pathology results impact further surgical procedures in breast cancer patients. 
  • Describe current concepts of breast pathology — including benign, premalignant and malignant — and the recommendations for further treatment associated with each pathological diagnosis.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Downs-Kelley, et al. “Clinical implications of Margin involvement by Pleomorphic Lobular Carcinoma in Situ” Arch Pathol Lab Med ̶ Vol 135, June 2011
  • Rainville, I. R., & Rana, H. Q. (2014). Next-generation sequencing for inherited breast cancer risk: counseling through the complexity. Current oncology reports, 16(3), 1-11.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018

Starr K. Mautner, M.D. 
Surgical Oncologist
Baptist Health Breast Center
Miami Cancer Institute

Christian Otrakji, M.D. 
Pathologist
Pathology Associates of South Miami
South Miami Hospital Department of Pathology

Starr K. Mautner, M.D. , and Christian Otrakji, M.D., have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2016
Course expires: 
12/01/2018
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