Mayo Clinic Pathology Update 2018: What You Need To Know About New AJCC Staging & WHO Classifications

Phoenix, AZ US
January 25, 2018 to January 27, 2018

Course Directors: Dora M. Lam-Himlin, M.D.Melissa L. Stanton, M.D.Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.

Course Highlights

  • Guest speaker Dr. Mahul Amin, editor of the 8th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, joins an elite roster of Mayo Clinic faculty.
  • This year’s course focuses on staging changes found in the 8th edition of the AJCC tumor staging manual and updates in WHO classification.
  • Organ systems discussed include breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, soft tissue, gynecologic, genitourinary, endocrine and hematologic.
  • Presentations will clarify changes to terminology and staging; lectures also include practical discussion of diagnostic challenges, need-to-know molecular updates and emerging issues.
  • Audience response system engages attendees and reinforces learning throughout this 2.5-day course.
  • This activity is seeking approval to offer 19 Category I CME and Self-assessment credits toward Pard 2 of the ABPath MOC Program.

Registration Fee

 Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist    $775.00
 Reduced Fee: R.N., N.P., P.A.,
 Allied Health Professional, Retiree

Additional Information:

Course Brochure (PDF)

Exhibit Opportunity 
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course please complete Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pathologists, pathologist assistants, pathology fellows and residents, and allied health staff with an interest in diagnostic pathology.  It is also intended for surgeons and oncologists with an interest in new pathologic staging criteria.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

Describe changes in AJCC cancer staging (8th edition) and/or WHO classification in the following areas:

  • Genitourinary Tract
  • Salivary Gland
  • Breast
  • Female Reproductive Organs
  • Thyroid
  • Soft Tissue
  • Pulmonary
  • Lymphoma
  • Colon
  • Appendix
  • Gastroesophageal

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/25/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/27/2018 - 12:15pm

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Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Note: Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic is almost sold out for this course. Please see below for alternative lodging options.

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic 
5665 East Mayo Boulevard 
Phoenix, Arizona  85054
Phone: (866) 754-5927 or (480) 563-1500
Online Reservations Link

Conveniently located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus, the Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic offers spacious suites, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, high-speed internet access, fitness facilities, swimming pool, a business center, and free parking. Check-in time starts at 3 p.m.; check-out time is noon.

A block of rooms, studio suites, at a special group rate of $260 (USD), per night, plus applicable state/local taxes, is available for course participants and guests. Group rates will apply three days prior to and after the course dates, based upon space and rate availability. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of January 3, 2018, reference the Mayo Clinic Pathology Room Block.

Additional Hotel Room Availability (approximately 5 miles from Mayo Clinic Education Center)

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains 
16770 N Perimeter Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

Online reservations
Telephone: (480) 502-3836 or (877) 622-3056

The all-suite Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains encompasses modern style, exceptional comfort and unparalleled service. You'll feel at home the moment you step into your spacious hotel accommodations, which boast separate bedrooms with plush bedding, as well as flat-screen TVs and elegant marble bathrooms. You’ll love the prime location, adjacent to TPC Scottsdale and a short distance from WestWorld.

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of $279 (USD) per room per night, plus applicable 13.92% city and state sales tax. Room rate includes single or double occupancy. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of December 27, 2017, referencing Mayo Clinic Group. Contact the resort for more information.

Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

Individual reservations must be cancelled within 2 days prior to the arrival date. Cancellations past the 48-hour cancellation policy are subject to a one-night room and tax penalty charge.


Recreation/Leisure Activities
Visit or for additional recreation and leisure activities.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Visit Visit Hertz online, (enter Convention Number CV03NR0013 in the respective “Discount or Promo Code” section). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability; blackout dates may apply. 

Course Directors:
Dora M. Lam-Himlin, M.D.
Melissa L. Stanton, M.D.
Henry D. Tazelaar, M.D.

Guest Faculty:
Mahul B. Amin, M.D. 
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Memphis, Tennessee

Mayo Faculty:
Amy C. Clayton, M.D.
Cherise Cortese, M.D.
Fiona E. Craig, M.D.
David J. DiCaudo, M.D.
Lori A. Erickson, M.D.
Joaquin J. Garcia, M.D.
Rondell P. Graham, M.B.B.S.
Katalin Kelemen, M.D., Ph.D.
Gary L. Keeney, M.D.
Murli Krishna, M.D.
Brandon T. Larsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Aziza Nassar, M.D.
Andre M. Oliveira, M.D., Ph.D.
Marcela A. Salomao, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 19 Category I CME and Self‐assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABPath MOC Program.

Other Health Care Professionals
A record of attendance will be available to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance

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