15th Annual Midwestern Conference Series: Update Course in Diagnostic Pathology

Conference Overview

We’re excited to invite you to our newly revamped annual Midwestern Conference! We look forward to offering a comprehensive and practical update of diagnostic pathology over a four-part series throughout the year with the focus on those involved in community practice. We would like to provide a platform for local pathologists to connect, learn and discuss over this recurring half day conference that is a free, in-person event on the MCW campus. Refreshments will be provided.
Midwestern Conference

Registration is now open!

This series is applicable to practicing pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists' assistants, and pathologists-in-training. Healthcare professionals who work in other areas of research and diagnostic surgical pathology will also find these sessions beneficial.

Instructional techniques will include didactic lectures with visual support and case-based discussions. Learners will have an opportunity to interact via an audience response system, as well as participate in question-and-answer sessions to address issues relevant to their own practice and learning needs.

Register for Part 1 of the Midwestern Conference Series

Part 1: Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Session Information

Our MCW physicians and fellows will kick off the inaugural session on the topic of Women’s Health, particularly in the areas of Breast, Gynecologic and Placental pathology.


Medical College of Wisconsin
Hub for Collaborative Medicine Building, A9030/A9070
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53222


7:15 a.m. | Light breakfast will be served

7:50 a.m. | Welcome remarks

8 a.m. | Presentation: Prevention of Cervical Cancer: 2024 and Beyond, presented by Kimberly Gesci, MD

9 a.m. | Presentation: Endometrial Cancer: Molecular Testing and It's Effect on Staging and Therapy, presented by Juan Felix, MD

10 a.m. | Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. | Presentation: Unusual Breast Tumors and their Clinical Implications, presented by Julie Jorns, MD

11:15 a.m. | Presentation: A Guide to Histologic Evaluation of the Placenta with Common (and Some Not so Common but Important) Pathologic Diagnoses, presented by Amanda Hopp, MD

12:15 a.m. | Lunch and Networking

Conference Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate current criteria for diagnosis in various subspecialty areas in diagnostic pathology
  • Discuss the proper application of immunohistochemical and other special studies in problematic cases
  • Explain advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders

Contact Us

Have a question or need more information?

Course & Exhibits Coordinator
Kelly Simarski

Education Program Coordinator III
Department of Pathology
Course Director
Juan C. Felix, MD
Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Pathology
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