2022 CPIP-I Case 9: Hematology – Diagnostic Approach to Plasma Cell Proliferations - CPIP0909W.2022
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Learn how to approach plasma cell proliferations in tissue-based, peripheral blood, and bone marrow specimens, using the appropriate ancillary studies for diagnosis and prognostication.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: September 19, 2022
Expiration Date: September 18, 2025 11:59 PM (CT)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
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To enroll in the series with one easy payment, or to enroll multiple participants from the same institution, call 800-323-4040 option 1. This option is only available until December 31, 2022, after this date this activity is only accessible by an online credit card payment.

Plasma cell neoplasms may present in a variety of ways and mimic other hematologic malignancies or nonneoplastic processes. The pathologist plays a crucial role in ensuring the use of appropriate diagnostic and prognostic ancillary studies to enable timely identification and prompt initiation of the appropriate therapy. This activity reviews the differential diagnosis and potential diagnostic pitfalls to ensure that pathologists are proficient in the identification and workup of plasmacytic proliferations.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Discriminate plasma cell neoplasms from mimicking conditions (eg, reactive proliferations, hematolymphoid neoplasms with plasmacytic differentiation).
  2. Recognize plasma cell myeloma based on the integration of the clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic, radiologic, and relevant ancillary laboratory studies.
  3. Select and interpret the recommended evidence-based prognostic testing once a diagnosis of plasma cell myeloma has been established.

Christine Garcia Roth, MD, FCAP

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity and evaluation are available September 19, 2022, and expire September 18, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.

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2022 CPIP-I Case 9: Hematology – Diagnostic Approach to Plasma Cell Proliferations