Clinical Pathology Conference
Moderator: Ellen Eisenberg, DMD
Course Description (2.5 Credit Hours):
Six (6) diagnostically challenging cases contributed by members of the Academy will be analysed for differential diagnostic discussion by six (6) individual Academy members. The latter individual case discussants are each given minimal information about the presenting complaint/finding and one or more representative clinical photographs and/or imaging. They then present their approach to the differential diagnostic possibilities, given the limited information at hand. Following the case discussant, each respective case contributor will then present the case’s actual diagnostic work up in its entirety. The complete history and examination findings, the differential diagnostic considerations and the final diagnosis will be revealed. The implications of the diagnosis, including its etiology, pathogenesis, management and prognosis will be discussed.
Objectives of Course:
- To present cases that are diagnostically challenging and/or classic in their presentation, thereby offering an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their clinical and histopathological acumen
- To provide a forum for sharing current understanding of the etiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of diseases presenting in the oral-maxillofacial region
- To share evidence-based knowledge of contemporary approaches to management of diseases, both local and systemic in origin, that can present in the oral-maxillofacial region
- To provide information on the prognosis of the conditions presented
At the end of this course the participant:
- Will recognize a range of clinical features, imaging findings and historical information that will enhance their knowledge of pathologic entities, and their approach to differential diagnoses.
- Will know the pathogenetic mechanisms of the diseases discussed.
- Will understand how the pathophysiology of each disease impacts the diagnostic workup and rationale for contemporary management options.
- Will know the prognosis of each of the entities presented–treated and untreated.
Case 1 Dr. Anna Trzcinska Dr. Molly Smith
Case 2 Dr. Reshma Menon Dr. Mark Bernstein
Case 3 Dr. Steven Barket Dr. Robert Kelsch
Case 4 Dr. Angela Ritchie Dr. Catherine Poh
Case 5 Dr. Stefanie Wetzel Dr. Mark Bernstein
Case 6 Dr. Annie McLean Dr. Kevin Torske