Diagnosis of Castleman Disease:

The Critical Role of Pathology

The Critical Role of Pathology in the Diagnosis of Castleman Disease

Program Description:

CD is a rare group of heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorders, including unicentric CD and subtypes of multicentric CD (MCD), many of which have an unknown underlying etiology. Owing to its rarity and unknown etiology, and a historical lack of clinical practice guidelines, pathologists may find the recognition and diagnosis of this disease challenging. This engaging program features expert pathologists who highlight critical information that is needed to identify CD, including a focus on all aspects of histopathology and clinical characteristics needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Release Date: November 5, 2021
Expiration Date: November 5, 2022
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

Faculty

Ahmet Dogan, MD, PhD—Chairperson
Chief, Hematopathology Service
Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Daisy Alapat, MD
Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Amy Chadburn, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

Joseph Khoury, MD
Professor
Department of Hematopathology
Division of Pathology and Lab Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.  

In collaboration with the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of hematopathologists and other pathologists involved in the diagnosis of Castleman disease (CD). It will also benefit other clinicians interested in the management patients with CD.

Statement of Need
CD is a rare group of heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorders, including unicentric CD and subtypes of multicentric CD (MCD), many of which have an unknown underlying etiology. Owing to its rarity and unknown etiology, and a historical lack of clinical practice guidelines, pathologists may find the recognition and diagnosis of this disease challenging. This engaging program features expert pathologists who highlight critical information that is needed to identify CD, including a focus on all aspects of histopathology and clinical characteristics needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of CD, including similarities and differences among the histopathologic subtypes
  • Appraise histopathologic features of CD, including variants of idiopathic MCD (iMCD), to correctly identify CD in patients
  • Devise a communication plan between the pathologist and hematology/oncology clinicians regarding the need for an appropriate biopsy for an accurate diagnosis of CD

Agenda

  • Introduction to CD—Ahmet Dogan, MD, PhD
  • Unicentric CD—Joseph Khoury, MD
  • MCD With Specific Etiology—Amy Chadburn, MD
  • iMCD—Daisy Alapat, MD
  • Faculty Panel Discussion

Physician Accreditation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

European CME Credit (ECMEC®)
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this activity.

PA Continuing Education
PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Instructions for Participation 
To receive a CME certificate of participation, you should:

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the preactivity assessment
  • View the online activity in its entirety
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest

A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

For questions regarding CME credit, contact the Paradigm CME Department at (845) 398-5949 or cme@paradigmmc.com.

There is no fee required for participation in this activity.

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