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Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

  • Earn up to 14.00 CME credits

Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology


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Comprehensive, Convenient Gastrointestinal Pathology CME

Under the direction of renowned pathologist Lysandra Voltaggio, MD, Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology speakers discuss recent advances in pancreatic and biliary pathology.


Through recorded lectures, slide seminars, and Q&A sessions, you’ll gain a better understanding of interpretation of mucosal biopsies, liver biopsies, pancreatic/biliary disorders and the application of modern techniques to gastrointestinal disorders.


This online CME program covers molecular pathology, gastric cancer mimickers, gastric intestinal metaplasia, consultation and diagnostic pitfalls, application of cell-free DNA, hepatocellular carcinoma, unusual and unexpected colon polyps, medication effects, pancreatic cancer variants, and more.


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Topics / Speakers

Molecular Pathology of Gastric Cancer - Fatima Carneiro, MD, PhD

Mimickers of Gastric Cancer and its Precursor Lesions - Fatima Carneiro, MD, PhD

Management of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Early Gastric Cancer - Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD

Challenging and Recurring Issues from the GI Consultation Service - Lysandra Voltaggio, MD

Slide Seminar: Selected Cases from the GI Consultation Service - Lysandra Voltaggio, MD

Clinical Applications of Cell-Free DNA in Gastrointestinal Malignancies - Jason Park, MD, PhD

Challenging Neuroendocrine Issues in the Pancreas: The Good, the Bad, and the MiNEN - Elizabeth Thompson, MD, PhD

Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Robert Anders, MD, PhD

Near-Normal Diagnoses You Won’t Miss in the Colon - Tatianna Larman, MD

Survival Guide to Medical Liver Biopsies - Kiyoko Oshima, MD

Dealing with the Unexpected and Unusual Colon Polyp - Kevan Salimian, MD

Oh Those Pesky Medications that Mimic Everything: A Cook’s Tour - Elizabeth Montgomery, MD

Slide Seminar: Selected Cases of Medication Associated Injury - Elizabeth Montgomery, MD

Clinically Important Variants of Pancreatic Cancer - Ralph Hruban, MD

Q/A Session - Faculty


Course Director

Lysandra Voltaggio, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Johns Hopkins Faculty

Robert Anders, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Ralph Hruban, MD

Chairman of Pathology

Professor of Pathology and Oncology

Tatianna Larman, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kiyoko Oshima, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Kevan Salimian, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Elizabeth Thompson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Guest Faculty

Fatima Carneiro, MD, PhD


Hospital Sao Jaoao

Porto, Portugal

Elizabeth Montgomery, MD

Professor of Pathology

Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology

University of Miami

Miller School of Medicine

Jason Park, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

UT Southwestern

Dallas, TX


Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Date of Original Release: February 15, 2022
Date Credits Expire: February 15, 2024

How to Obtain CME Credit

  • Once the enduring material is completed, you must pass the post-test and complete the evaluation to receive CME credit.
  • To register for the post test, click on the Start/Resume Quiz above the video player and complete the registration.
  • Upon completing registration a $45 processing fee is required BEFORE taking the online post-test.
  • Once registered, click “Tests” to complete the post-test and evaluation.

Policy on Presenter and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize the major histological types of gastric cancer and the variants with clinical relevance
  • Recognize the spectrum of benign/reactive lesions that mimic gastric cancer and its precursor lesions
  • Discuss current practice guidelines in management of gastric intestinal metaplasia
  • Recognize relevant pathologic features that are necessary for decision making in selecting treatment options of early gastric cancer
  • Identify helpful diagnostic features on selected challenging cases from the Gl consultation service
  • Name the current clinical utility of cell-free DNA in the characterization of gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Distinguish between neuroendocrine neoplasms and other non-neoplastic lesions and neoplasms that can mimic neuroendocrine neoplasms
  • Describe the special stains that aid in the histologic diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Discuss how single cell RNA sequencing and other molecular advances deepen our understanding of "normal" human intestinal crypt niche homeostasis and injury responses across anatomic segments
  • Recognize basic histologic pattern of the most common liver diseases
  • Discuss when colon polyps may be linked to polyposis syndromes
  • Describe medication effects that can mimic gastrointestinal diseases
  • Identify the clinically significant distinct variants of pancreatic cancer

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for community pathologists, gastrointestinal specialists, hepatologists and gastrointestinal and hepatology fellows and residents.

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(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)


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a CMEinfo video production

Provider: Johns Hopkins

Course Director:
Lysandra Voltaggio, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Credits: Earn a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits



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