Course Information

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Course Outline:

The Banff Pathology Course is a collaborative effort of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) to provide a continuing medical education activity for residents in training and practicing pathologists.

The focus for 2016 is Head & Neck/Thyroid Pathology and will provide a forum for sharing information on current practice diagnostic methods and updating knowledge in emerging areas of Head & Neck/Thryoid Pathology.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to enable participants (practicing pathologists and residents-in-training) to:

  • Review common topics in the practice of Head & Neck Thyroid pathology
  • Update knowledge with newer concepts and classifications in Head and Neck/Thyroid pathology
  • Interact with experts and hone practical diagnostic approaches to Head & Neck/Thyroid pathology


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as identified by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CAP-ACP. Participants may claim up to a maximum of 20 hours of study credits.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at .

Discloser of Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:

In keeping with accredication guidelines, speakers participating in this event have been asked to disclose to the audience any financial involvement with industry or other organizations that may potentially influence the presentation of the educational material.  Disclosure may be done verbally or using a slide prior to the speaker's presentation. 

Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act:

The registration information is collected under the authority of the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act".  The information you provide is required to register you in the course, prepare material for your use and will be used to notify you of other courses or pertinent information.  Financial information is used to process applicable fees and is retained for future reference.  If you have questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact Carol Burrows at