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  • DSM Pathology SymposiumSep 22, 2017 - Sep 23, 20174:45 pm - 1:00 pm


Inn at the Forks

75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3C 0A2

75 Forks Market Road

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Course Objectives:

The conference is designed to give an overview of the pan-Canadian ESPRI (Electronic Synoptic Pathology Reporting Initiative) initiated by CPAC (Canadian Partnership Against Cancer); provide an update on autopsy and forensic pathology Quality Assurance procedures; and to guide pathologists regarding the appropriate communication to patients and peers when it comes to error disclosures and diagnostic disagreements.


September 22, Friday:
16:45-17:30     Cocktails
17:30-18:15     Welcome and AGM
18:15-19:15     Dr. Marc Dupré (Diagnostic Services Manitoba): The Electronic Synoptic Pathology Reporting Initiative

September 23, Saturday
08:00-08:30     Breakfast
08:30-10:30     Dr. Jayantha Herath (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service): Quality Assurance in Autopsy Pathology – the Ontario Experience
10:30-10:45     Coffee Break
10:45-11:45     Dr. Tino D. Piscione (Canadian Medical Protective Association): Diagnostic Discrepancy and Disagreement
11:45-12:45     Dr. Tino D. Piscione (Canadian Medical Protective Association): The Pathologist’s Role in Disclosure of Harm to Patients
12:45-13:45     Lunch
13:45               Conference adjourned

Credits: 5

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity ( Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association Canadienne des Pathologistes.


Tino D. Piscione, MD, PhD, FRCSC

CMPA Physician Advisor- Practice Improvement Safe Medical Care

Jayantha Herath, MD, DLM, MD (Forensic), FRCPC (AP & FP)

Forensic Pathologist and Coroner

Medical Director- Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit

Ontario Forensic Pathology Service

Assistant Professor, DLMP, University of Toronto

Marc P Dupré , MD, FRCPC

Anatomic Pathologist/ Cytopathologist, Diagnostic Services Manitoba

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba College of Medicine

Department of Pathology, St. Boniface General Hospital

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