December 2009 Seminar

The Diagnosis of Bone Tumors Using an Imaging-Based Approach:  A Way to Diminish Apprehension
Michael J. Klein, M.D.

Sunday, December 6, 2009
8:30AM-4:30PM

The Hyatt Embarcadero Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 433-3717


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Dr. Michael J. Klein is currently Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.  He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, did his pathology residency at New York University Medical Center, with a fellowship in orthopedic pathology at NYU and at Columbia University.  He was Associate Director of Laboratories at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York before becoming a Professor of Pathology and Orthopaedics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He has numerous awards for teaching merit from Mount Sinai and has received awards from the Radiological Society of North America, the International Skeletal Society and others.  His publications are in excess of 160, and he has been published in numerous lay magazines such as Discover, Omni, Geo and others.  His photography has graced 8 magazine covers, and he has won or placed in 18 photographic competitions.  Dr. Klein has written 13 book chapters, as well as three books, including the AFIP Fascicle on Non-neoplastic Disorders of Bone and Joints (1st Series).

June 2009 Seminar

Hematologic Disorders
Lawrence Weiss, M.D.

June 7, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Westin Hotel South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714)540-2500; Fax (714)662-6695


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At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will have up-to-date criteria for diagnosing neoplasms of the hematolymphoid system, both within lymph nodes and at extranodal sites. The proper use of ancillary studies will be illustrated, and the importance of the integration of morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular data will be stressed. They will know how to apply the 2001 WHO system to accurately classify these neoplasms. In addition, they will be made aware of recent advances in our understanding of hematolymphoid neoplasms.

June 2008 Seminar

The 124th Tumor Slide Seminar will be given by Dr. Cheryl M. Coffin, currently Professor and Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee, a recent change from being Professor and Head of Pediatric Pathology at the Utah School of Medicine. She has extensive journal editorial experience including the senior editorship of Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors. As a member of numerous cancer research projects, she holds academic positions at the Universities of Utah, Washington, and Minnesota. She has over 125 publications as well as numerous book chapters. Her presentation on 14 pediatric tumors will update us on solid neoplasms of childhood and include a 100+ page, full color syllabus. It is a lecture not to be missed.

June 8, 2008
8:30 AM – 4:30 AM
Westin South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA

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December 2007 Seminar

Advances in Surgical Pathology: New Entities, Emerging Concepts, and New Perspectives on Old Problems
Saul Suster, M.D..
December 9, 2007
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Dr. Saul Suster is Professor of Pathology and Vice-Chair for Pathology at Ohio State University. He is also Director of Anatomic Pathology at Ohio State University Medical Center, the Arthur G. James Cancer Center, and the Solove Research Institute. Following medical school in Guayaquil, Ecuador and a rotating internship, he did his initial pathology training at the University of Tel-Aviv Sackler School of Medicine and later did a pathology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami. He studied with Juan Rosai at Yale University and developed special expertise in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology. His contributions in national and international organizations are numerous. Dr. Suster has published over 100 abstracts, over 200 papers and has written 20 book chapters on topics ranging from thymus and mediastinum, lung and pleura, skin and the endocrine system.

Educational Contents and Media:

  1. Glass microscopic slides and digital images representative of fifteen to twenty tumors of importance to surgical pathologists.
  2. Correlating clinical histories
  3. Six hour lecture, incorporating projected photographs of the cases and other illustrative materials.
  4. Comprehensive printed color syllabus, including diagnosis, discussion, and appropriate references from pertinent medical literature.

The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, California
2 New Montgomery Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-1111; FAX (415) 243-8062

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