Education & CME Courses

World-Renowned Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology Continuing Medical Education

May 17, 2018: All 2018 Hawaii courses will be held as scheduled. If you have any questions, please call (925) 376-0217

Scientific Symposiums International was founded in 1994 to provide continuing medical education courses for surgical pathologists and dermatopathologists. All of its courses are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Each educational program is designed to improve the diagnostic skills of surgical pathologists and dermatopathologists and to enhance their day-to-day practices.

To qualify as continuing medical education, the learning experience must include not only the basics, but also encompass advances in the subject material covered. For Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology, this includes:

  • Recently Recognized Disease Entities
  • New Diagnostic Technologies and Methods and State-of-the Art Disease Classification
  • A Comprehensive Review of Well Established Facts and Information about the Subject

Each course provides a comprehensive coverage of:

  • The histomorphology and up-to-date classification of diagnostic entities with careful review of features militating against, as well as those supporting specific diagnoses.
  • Recently recognized or reclassified lesions.
  • Use of ancillary diagnostic methods, such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to increase diagnostic accuracy.
  • Construction of differential diagnoses to alert readers of the pathology report that other diagnostic alternatives must be considered.
  • The need to consider specific diagnostic problems at high risk of misinterpretation that may lead to patient injury.
  • Construction of synoptic pathology reports.


The Four-day courses receive up to 20 Category 1 continuing medical education credits.  The five-day courses receive up to 25 Category 1 continuing medical education credits.

The Dermatopathology courses have been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) to fulfill the periodic self-assessment requirements for ABD Maintenance of Certification (MOCS).

The Surgical Pathology courses are approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to be a provider for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS) as part of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Assessment Modules (SAMS) as as part of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

Residents and PAs are welcome! Please call (925) 376-0217 to find out more information about our special rates.

Courses begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. each day of the course.

Scientific Symposiums International, LLC is a BBB Accredited Medical Service Organization in Moraga, CA
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