Course Information

Course Outline:

The Banff Pathology Course is a collaborative effort of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary and the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Alberta 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 gastrointestinal/liver pathology
  • Update knowledge with newer concepts and classifications in gastrointestinal/liver pathology
  • Interact with experts and hone practical diagnostic approaches to gastrointestinal/liver 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 University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants may claim up to a maximum of 17.2 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 call Carol Burrows at