Objectives: 1- Review the current literature on pathology errors and international handover guidelines for medical practice. 2- Present the steps to making a process improvement within and organization. 3-Present research model to improve surgical pathology handover communication. 4- Present the possible direction of future research in surgical pathology handover communication and the roll PA’s have in promoting this initiative.
9:45 – 10:45am The Evolving Role of the Pathologists’ Assistant
Kristina Grieco, PA(ASCP) Brigham & Women’s Hosp, Boston, MA
Objectives:A discussion of one PA’s role in neuropathology and hematopathology, which includes reading slides, ordering IHC’s, ordering chromosomal and molecular studies and preparing the reports.
Special Studies & Tissue Allocation at the Bench
Mary Kate Cronin, PA(ASCP) Brigham & Women’s Hosp, Boston, MA
Presentation of a review of special studies and tissue allocation for efficient grossing
11:00 – 12:00pm Flotsam and Jetsam: A Cautionary Tale
Harold Sanchez, MD Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
Objectives: Provide a brief overview of quality management & patient safety in surgical pathology. Examine pitfalls in surgical specimen processing in general & “floaters” in particular. Highlight the role of pathologist assistants in patient safety. Discuss the consequences to the patient, the pathology department and the hospital of lapses in specimen handling. Provide (and solicit) suggestions for ways to improve safety and minimize risk
12:00 – 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30pm Targeting DNA Damage Repair Defects in High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Sarah Hill, MD, PhD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
A focus on the generation of organoid models of human ovarian tumors to help better understand the molecular defects present in each tumor and how best to target them.
Discussion of the important clinical issues in ovarian cancer treatment today and how we can scientifically understand them using organoids.
2:45 – 3:45pm Cardiovascular Medical Devices and Heart Transplant
Robert Padera, MD PhD Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
4:00 – 5:00pm The Practice of Yoga for PA's: Both at and Beyond the Bench (safety lecture)
Sarah Blizzard, PA(ASCP), RYT
Yoga for the PA on and off the bench. To apply our background of anantomy to understand yoga poses. Also learn the why of poses; the inherent structure to make us feel good. Learn poses you can bring into the lab to alleviate common PA ergonomic problems
Follwing the lecture, there will be an optional 30 minute gentle yoga practice session that can be done in business casual clothes. Those who would like to participate are invited to bring a mat or towel if they would like.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast and announcements
8:30 – 9:30am Overview of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided FNA
Jeffrey Mito, MD, PhD Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Objectives: 1-Participants will recognize the advantages and limitations of EBUS fine needle aspiration; 2-Participants will be able to explain the importance of rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE); 3-Participants will be able to identify common pitfalls in interpreting EBUS specimens.
9:45 – 10:45am Non-Ovarian GYN Pathology
David Kindelberger, MD Atrius Health,
11:00 – 12:00pm Twin / Molar Placental Pathology
Alice Sedlak, PA(ASCP) Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Flotsam and Jetsam: A Cautionary Tale
1.Provide a brief overview of quality management & patient safety in surgical pathology
2.Examine pitfalls in surgical specimen processing in general & “floaters” in particular
3.Highlight the role of pathologist assistants in patient safety
4.Discuss the consequences to the patient, the pathology department and the hospital of lapses in specimen handling
5. Provide (and solicit) suggestions for ways to improve safety and minimize risk