Virtual Surgical Pathology Symposium 2021

October 14–15, 2021 | Via livestream

The symposium addresses common and uncommon diagnostic dilemmas encountered within surgical pathology practice. Prior to the symposium, participants will have the opportunity to review clinical histories, examine digital images, and formulate differential diagnoses. Case discussions highlight pathologic findings that characterize entities within the differential diagnoses.

Twenty cases will be presented and discussed, along with important surgical pathology practice issues and concerns. The following specialty areas will be addressed:

Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology
Breast Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Genitourinary/Renal Pathology
Gynecologic Pathology
Pulmonary Pathology  

Intended audience

This course is designed for practicing surgical pathologists. Other medical laboratory scientists or physicians interested in enhancing their delivery of care may also benefit from this program.


Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and resolve common diagnostic dilemmas
  • Interpret appropriate ancillary tests for study cases
  • Enumerate treatment options of each case diagnosis
  • Integrate diagnostic, clinical, and pathologic challenges within pathologist/clinician communication

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

Conference agenda


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 

Jointly accredited provider of Inter-professional Continuing EducationIn 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 health care team.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this livestream activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC – American Board of Pathology – Lifelong Learning (Part II)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 10.00 Lifelong Learning (CME) credits in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath credit.

Accredited providers are required to submit learner completion data for each activity registered as meeting ABPath guidelines via the PARS system. Credit will be reported on your behalf.



  • Joaquin Garcia, M.D. 
  • Gary Keeney, M.D. 

FACULTY – Mayo Clinic

  • Ruifeng (Ray) Guo, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Christopher (Chris) Hartley, M.D.
  • Loren Herrera Hernandez, M.D.
  • Catherine (Katie) Hagen, M.D.
  • Jeremiah (Jeremy) Molligan, M.D.
  • Aivi Nguyen, M.D.
  • Reade Quinton, M.D.
  • Anja Roden, M.D.
  • Maryam Shahi, M.D.
  • Saba Yasir, M.B.B.S.


$350: Physicians/Scientists
$250: Residents/Fellows/Allied Health

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before October 12, 2021, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. The Mayo Clinic Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after October 12, 2021.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will refund the registration fee, but it is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants.


Contact the Education Department at 800-533-1710 or 507-284-3156 or email