CP Conferences


A 2-year CP Curriculum was developed to ensure that all the core topics are appropriately covered during the residency training period. The topics are presented during morning conference (8:00-9:00 AM daily) on Wednesdays. Each morning is divided into two 30-minute lectures. The sessions are composed of a mixture of didactic presentations and lectures series, such as laboratory managment, presented by sub-specialty pathologists in their respective fields. 

In addition to the Wednesday morning CP conferences, each Tuesday at 11:00 AM, the previous week's calls handled by the Lab Medicine Resident on Call (LMROC) are presented in TW-040. Each case is discussed and feedback is provided to ensure any learning points from each case are brought forth and to sharpen decision-making skills as a budding laboratory director. Each review session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. The remaining 15-30 minutes are then used to review a short CP topic, usually an update on current events (how Zika virus is being handled in our labs), a case presentation on an interesting patient (patient presenting with an abnormal hemoglobin pattern that turned out to be Hb Raleigh), or an update on implementation of various laboratory techniques (such as the usage of thromboelastography in our newly opened level 1 trauma center). 

Below is a list of the topics that have been presented in the 2-year academic period from 2016-2018. Each cycle, the topics are reviewed to ensure that the information is up to date and continue to be relevant to pathology training; some older topics are removed in favor of newer topics during this review, as well as incorporation of new technologies. 

Section Topic
Blood Bank Pre-Transfusion Testing 
Blood Bank ABO, subgroups, Bombay
Blood Bank Antibody work-ups inlcuding panels
Blood Bank Apheresis
Blood Bank Blood Donation I
Blood Bank Blood Donation II
Blood Bank Blood products- plasma, cryopreciptate
Blood Bank Blood products- RBCs, platelets
Blood Bank Duffy, M, N, S, s, U, Lutheran, Sda, HLA antigens on RBCs
Blood Bank Hemolytic Disease of the fetus and newborn
Blood Bank Infectious disease screening of blood products
Blood Bank It's Something Cold!
Blood Bank Other carbohydrate blood groups: Lewis/I/P
Blood Bank Pathogen inactivation
Blood Bank Platelets and platelet transfusions
Blood Bank Rh System, Kell, Kidd, HTLV
Blood Bank Stem cell collection
Blood Bank The role of Apheresis in Thrombotic Microangiopathies
Blood Bank  Therapeutic phlebotomy
Blood Bank  Transfusion reactions
Chemistry Diabetic testing
Chemistry Alcohol Testing
Chemistry Blood Gases & O2 saturation I
Chemistry Blood Gases & O2 saturation II
Chemistry Cardiac Biomarkers I
Chemistry Cardiac Biomarkers II
Chemistry Cholesterol and Lipoproteins
Chemistry Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry
Chemistry Clinical Enzymology
Chemistry Fundamentals of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Chemistry Renal Function Testing
Chemistry Total Laboratory Automation
Chemistry Total Quality Management I
Chemistry Total Quality Management II
Coag Anti-Platelet Therapy and its Monitoring
Coag Anticoagulation Therapy and its Monitoring
Coag Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome Functional & Antigenic Testing
Coag Introduction to Coagulation Testing
Coag Laboratory Assessment of Thrombotic Risk
Coag Platelet Function Testing
Coag Qualitative Platelet Disorders
Coag Thromboelastography       
Coag Thrombotic Microangiopathies 
Coag von Willebrand Factor and vonWillebrand disease
Cytogenetics Introduction to Constitutional Cytogenetics
Cytogenetics Introduction to Cancer Cytogenetics
Cytogenetics Lymphoid disorders and associated cytogenetic abnormalities
Cytogenetics Myeloid disorders and associated cytogenetic abnormalities
Cytogenetics Overview of constitutional cytogenetic methods, indications for testing and interpretation
Heme Intro to Lab Hematology
Heme Abnormal Hemoglobins Overview
Heme Acquired Neutrophil Function Defects
Heme Eosinophilia including hematologic malignancies 
Heme Flow and Flow FISH in diagnosis of MDS 
Heme Flow cytometry- basic principles
Heme Flow cytometry- examples
Heme Hemoglobinopathies
Heme Hereditary hemolytic anemias
Heme Immunodeficiency disorders 1 
Heme Immunodeficiency disorders 2 
Heme Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome I
Heme Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome II
Heme Introduction to the hematology laboratory
Heme Lymphocytosis
Heme Neonatal and pediatric hematology overview – including normal ranges and post-partum changes
Heme Red cells: Introduction, iron metabolism (including regulation)
Heme Red cells: Underproduction anemia- acquired including microcytic, normocytic, and macrocytic
Heme Special Microscopy- introduction to technical consideration
Heme Thalassemia 
Heme Work-up of Acute Leukemia 
HLA HLA testing in hematopoietic cell transplantation: Overview
HLA HLA testing in hematopoietic cell transplantation: Donor selection
HLA HLA testing and disease association
HLA HLA testing and pharmacogenomics
HLA HLA testing in blood transfusion medicine
HLA HLA testing in solid organ transplantation: HLA and non-HLA antibodies and antibody mediated rejection
HLA HLA testing in solid organ transplantation: Overview
HLA Transplant Immunology laboratory in Clinical Pathology
Immunology Immunology, infectious diseases serology testing
Immunology Parasitology
Informatics Introduction to Informatics
Informatics Interfaces
Informatics Standards
Micro Gram negative (Neisseria, HACEK, Haemphilus, Entreobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Vibrio, Bordetella)  
Micro Agents of bioterrorism and zoonosis 
Micro Anaerobic bacteria  
Micro Bioterrorism agents 
Micro Curved and spiral shaped gram negative rods 
Micro Dimorphic fungi
Micro Gram negative (Neisseria, HACEK, Haemphilus, Entreobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Vibrio, Bordetella)  
Micro Gram-positive cocci (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Abiotrophia)
Micro HIV and opportunistic infections 
Micro Mycobacteria 
Micro Mycoplasmas and obligate intracellular bacteria 
Micro Parasitology
Micro Reagents, stains and media in bacteriology
Micro Specimen collection, transport and processing 
Micro Zoonoses
Molecular Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Clinical Utility of Genetic Testing 
Molecular BCR-ABL and RT-PCR
Molecular Exome Sequencing
Molecular Genomic alterations in myeloid neoplasms
Molecular Genomic Diagnostics in Solid Tumors: Current Practice and Future Trends
Molecular Getting the most out of NGS data: tumor mutation burden and mutational signatures
Molecular Hereditary cancer syndromes
Molecular Molecular Diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome 
Molecular Next Generation Sequencing and Exome Sequencing 
Molecular Precision medicine in CLL

Access for Current Residents

Current residents have access to the lectures in the M: drive at the following location:
M:\Pathology\Fellows_Residents\3. Lectures and Services\CP Rotations and Lectures

Current residents also have access to the recorded audio of any recorded sessions in the M: drive, organized by date and divided by academic year, at the following location:
M:\Pathology\Fellows_Residents\8. Recorded Didactics