Lung Pathology

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Full Course:  15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 6/1/25)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Practicing Pathologists, Oncologists, Pulmonologists, and Pathology Assistants

Series 1 (LUNGPATH1): Lung Pathology CME From the Experts

Through engaging lectures, case studies, and virtual microscopy sessions, Masters of Pathology Series - Lung Pathology helps build and translate knowledge into realistic diagnostic scenarios. Course Director Lynette M. Sholl, MD, and her colleagues deliver in-depth coverage of topics like granulomatous diseases, vasculitis, multiple lung tumors, lung transplant pathology, pulmonary vascular pathology, benign mimics of lung cancer, and more. This CME course will help you to better:
  • Recognize common, uncommon mediastinal tumors including thymic neoplasms
  • Interpret the clinical implications of specific carcinoma diagnoses
  • Identify effective diagnostic and predictive biomarkers for NSCLC diagnosis
  • Differentiate between reactive and neoplastic proliferations of the lung and pleura
  • Understand the relevance of IHC, FISH, molecular tests for diagnosing malignant mesothelioma
  • Define appropriate biomarkers to select lung cancer patients for immunotherapy

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Course Topics


Mesothelioma; Lymphohistiocytic Neoplasms of the Lung and Pleura and their Differential.


Thymic Pathology: Hyperplasia, Thymoma, and Neuroendocrine Tumors; Thymic Carcinoma and other Anterior Mediastinal Malignancies.

Neuroendocrine Tumors

Typical and Atypical Carcinoid and Precursor Lesions; High Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Lung.

Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas

Clinical and Pathologic Features of Pulmonary Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Clinical and Pathologic Features of Adenocarcinoma of the Lung; Lepidic-Predominant Tumors: Rules for Classification and Implications for Staging; Poorly Differentiated and Undifferentiated Tumors of the Lung; Benign Mimics of Lung Cancer.

Immunohistochemistry for Lung Cancer

Immunohistochemistry for Lung Carcinomas: Diagnosis; Immunohistochemistry for Lung Cancer: Prediction.

Biomarkers in Lung Cancer

Genomic Biomarkers for Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Overview of Immunotherapy Biomarkers for NSCLC.

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial Lung Disease Pathology; Granulomatous Diseases; Microscopy Session: Infectious Diseases; Connective Tissue Disease; Lung Transplant Pathology; Smoking - Related Lung Diseases; Pulmonary Vascular Pathology; Vasculitis.

Survival Sessions

Managing Small Biopsies for Lung Cancer - Specimen Handling for Optimal Diagnostic and Predictive Testing; Microscopy Session: Interpretation of PD-L1 Immunohistochemistry; Atypical Epithelial Proliferation in the Lung: Is It Reactive or Neoplastic?; Multiple Lung Tumors: Same or Different?; Potpourri of Pulmonary Problems: Special T, N, M Challenges in Lung Cancer Pathology; Microscopy Session: Cytology of Lung Cancers; Reactive Pleuritis vs. Mesothelioma.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to do the following:
  • Identify the pathologic and immunohistochemical features of common lung carcinomas and understand the clinical implications of specific carcinoma diagnoses
  • Identify the crucial diagnostic and predictive biomarkers for non-small cell lung carcinomas and understand how to apply them in clinical practice
  • Define appropriate biomarkers for selection of lung cancer patients for immunotherapy
  • Distinguish between reactive and neoplastic proliferations of the lung and pleura
  • Classify correctly primary and metastatic mimics of non-small cell lung carcinomas
  • Recognize common and uncommon mediastinal tumors including thymic neoplasms
  • Recognize clinically significant interstitial changes in the lung in patients with and without prospectively recognized clinical and radiographic correlates



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.75 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: June 1, 2019
Date Credits Expire: June 1, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 15.75 hours
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.
This activity has been registered as a Lifelong Learning (Part II) and Self-Assessment Module (SAM) to offer credits in the American Board of Pathology's (ABPath) Continuing Certification program.

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