December 2010 Seminar

Diagnostic Identifiers and Biologic Behavior Contrasted in Adult Versus Pediatric Neoplasms
Drs. Pedram Argani and Juan Rosai

Sunday, December 5, 2010
8:30AM to 4:30 PM

Hyatt Regency Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA
(415) 788-1234‎

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Pedram (“Pete”) Argani, MD is Professor of Pathology and Oncology and Director of the Breast Pathology Progam at John Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore, MD. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in molecular biology at Princeton, Dr. Argani graduated medical school at the University of Pennsylvania where he also did pathology residency followed by two fellowships at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has over 130 published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has established himself as an international leader in surgical pathology, molecular studies breast and GU pathology. He has been on over 25 manuscript review boards and has written 14 book chapters. Honors have included numerous teaching awards and the 2007 Arthur Purdy Stout Prize.

Over the past several decades, Juan Rosai, MD, has been perhaps the most influential leader of surgical pathology. He is currently head of the Pathology Consultation Centre at the Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Milan, Italy and Senior Diagnostic Pathologist at Genzyme Corp., New York. He received his MD degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and in 1967, completed his postgraduate training in Pathology at Barnes Hospital and Washington University (St. Louis). Affiliations/professorships have included Washington University (St. Louis), the University of Minnesota, Yale University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, adjunct professor at Cornell University, and professor at the National Cancer Institute in Milan. His book editorships have included several AFIP fascicles, the WHO book on Histologic Classification of Thymic Tumors, and Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology, currently in its ninth edition. In addition, he is the author of approximately 300 publications which include original articles, reviews and essays. He has received Doctor Honoris Causa Degrees from the University of Bologna (Italy), the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), the University of Ioannina (Greece) and the University of Cordoba (Argentina). He has also been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (England) and the Maude Abbott Lectureship of the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Additionally, Dr. Rosai has described several new tumor entities and other diseases, one of which bears his name (Rosai-Dorfman disease).

Objectives: At the conclusion of the seminar the participants will have been updated on the behavioral differences of pediatric and adult neoplasms, and will have a better grasp of new diagnostic modalities and how they augment traditional diagnostic methods.

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