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Gastrointestinal Pathology: Snapshot Review Of Relevant Topics For An Emerging Pathologist

Date

January 31 2023

Time

1:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Speaker

  • Dr David Schaeffer

    Dr. Schaeffer is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of British
    Columbia and the Head of the Department of Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) where he practices as a
    gastrointestinal pathologist. Dr. Schaeffer obtained his medical degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz,
    Germany. After a residency program in Anatomical Pathology in Vancouver he completed his gastrointestinal pathology
    fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Schaeffer is a co-director of Pancreas Centre BC and also heads the
    Gastrointestinal Biobank (GIBB) at VGH. He has an active research program focusing predominately on translational research
    in colonic and pancreatic cancer.

At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  • List different types of esophagitis, gastritis, duodenitis and colitis and discuss how to distinguish among entities within these differential diagnoses.
  • Discuss how to report dysplasia within Barrett esophagus and inflammatory bowel disease and explain the management implications; discuss the approach to testing for hereditary gastric and colorectal cancer.
  • Explain how to diagnose gastrointestinal stromal tumours and neuroendrocrine tumours and discuss their reporting criteria.

Target Audience: Faculty, Residents, Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role)