Improving Diagnoses of Chronic Colitis Through Common Diagnostic Errors - CHRNCOLIT12W.2019
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This anatomic pathology activity is intended for pathologists who have basic-to-moderate knowledge and skills in gastrointestinal pathology and want to sharpen their skills in diagnosing colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and mimickers.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: December 30, 2019
Expiration Date: December 29, 2022 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Establishing a diagnosis of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be challenging and has far-reaching clinical consequences. Every biopsy diagnosed as chronic colitis does not imply IBD, and IBD patients do not always show a chronic colitis on biopsy. Using a combination of lecture and slide discussion with digitally-scanned slides, the faculty will address the problem of IBD mimickers and focus on common errors and how misdiagnosis/miscommunication can be avoided by using a systematic approach to biopsy interpretation and standardized reporting nomenclature. This activity was originally presented at CAP19 under the title Common Errors in Diagnosing Chronic Colitis.

As a result of participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Identify key features of chronic colitis.
  2. Recognize the importance of using standardized nomenclature in reporting.
  3. Recognize the most commonly misdiagnosed mimickers of inflammatory bowel disease.

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.

Completion Requirements
You must answer the assessment questions and complete the evaluation to claim credit and print your certificate.

Payment Information
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.

College of American Pathologists
CAP Learning
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

Refund Policy
Refunds will be handled on an exception basis. Please submit your request to the CAP in writing via email at or fax at 847-832-8006.

Technical Requirements
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CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040 option 1 or

This activity and evaluation are available December 30, 2019, and expire December 29, 2022, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.


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Improving Diagnoses of Chronic Colitis Through Common Diagnostic Errors