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Introduction to In Vivo Microscopy (IVM) Interpretation for the Practicing Pathologist

July 11, 2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Main Building, Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030

 An IVM interpretation course designed specifically for pathologists—offered by the College of American Pathologists and MD Anderson.

General Information

Program Chair

  • Savitri Krishnamurthy, MD, FCAP, MD Anderson

Program Co-Chair

  • Gary J. Tearney, MD, PhD, FCAP, Massachusetts General Hospital

Course Instructors

  • Gary J. Tearney, MD, PhD, FCAP, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, FCAP, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Renu Virmani, MD, FACC, CVPath Institute
  • Savitri Krishnamurthy, MD, FCAP, MD Anderson
  • Lida P. Hariri, MD, PhD, FCAP, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jonathon L. Myles, MD, FCAP, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate familiarity with IVM technologies and image acquisition modalities (Knowledge, Competence, Performance)
  • Incorporate terminology used in IVM image characterization into vernacular of specialty (Knowledge, Competence, Performance)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of IVM images in clinical practice and knowledge of criteria that validate these interpretations (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Understand their roles in clinical IVM programs and the approaches necessary to ensure and maintain participation therein (Knowledge)
  • Implement a clinical IVM interpretation service (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Demonstrate the ongoing need for pathologists in investigational IVM work (Knowledge, Competence, Performance)
  • Demonstrate familiarity with ex vivo optical imaging for tissue evaluation and surgical pathology practice (Knowledge)

Target Audience

This activity is designed for practicing pathologists and pathology residents interested in establishing their presence and collaborating in IVM. Additional participants may include other early adopting clinicians or clinicians hoping to start an IVM program. Pathology scientists and trainees, and Biomedical Engineers may also find this course of value.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the College of American Pathologists.  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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