PLACENTAL PATHOLOGY - A Tour of Common and Rare Pathologies with a Focus on Clinical Relevance
The placenta provides a wealth of information, retrospectively about the fetus and prospectively regarding the infant. Its examination is an essential component of the autopsy in cases of fetal or infant death, often gives useful insights of the diagnosis and treatment of sick newborns, and reflects the impact of maternal disorders on pregnancy. Yet, most pathologists have had little or no education or training in the examination of the placenta, including its histologic appearance in health and disease, and particularly the range of appearances with gestational age. Pathological examination of the placenta is probably the most under-utilized pathologic assessment of any human tissue.
This focused course provides the unique opportunity to learn from two experts in an intimate mentoring environment, and to close the practice gaps that reflect deficits in teaching and learning the extraordinary variants of placental pathology and how they relate clinically to infant and maternal management.
Course Location: Palm Springs, CA
Course Director: Theonia K. Boyd, M.D.