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Liver Pathology: Recognizing and Appropriately Classifying Key Morphologic Features

Date

January 14 2022

Time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker

  • Dr. Ashley Stueck
    Dr. Ashley Stueck

    Dr. Ashley Stueck (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, and an Anatomical Pathologist specializing in Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Pathology at Nova Scotia Health. She received her MD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and completed Anatomical Pathology residency at Dalhousie University (including mentorship by Dr. Ian Wanless), becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 2015. She then undertook the Liver Pathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, with Drs Swan Thung, Isabel Fiel, and Stephen Ward. Dr. Stueck has a large liver pathology consultation practice. She is enthusiastic about teaching liver pathology to the next generation of pathologists and trying to convince people that the liver is the best organ. She is a member of CASL, AASLD, USCAP, CAP-ACP, Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, Laennec Liver Pathology Society, and the International Liver Pathology Study Group (“ELVES”).

Description

This session will review common and important medical, transplant, and neoplastic liver diseases, focusing mainly on histology but incorporating clinical, serologic, radiographic, and molecular correlations.

Objectives

  1. Recognize classical histopathology of major medical liver diseases, including steatohepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, viral hepatitis, haemochromatosis, and alpha-one-antitrypsin deficiency.
  2. Describe typical clinical, serologic, therapeutic, and, where relevant radiographic, features of common medical liver diseases.
  3. Identify acute and chronic T cell-mediated liver rejection.
  4. Distinguish common liver lesions and, where applicable, discuss use of ancillary special stains, immunohistochemistry, and molecular studies in their diagnosis.

Target Audience

Faculty
Residents

CanMEDS Roles

Medical Expert (the integrating role)
Communicator
Scholar