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Head and Neck Pathology

Oakstone Institute

This activity is now available in online video viewing and DVD formats to fit your schedule and preparation preference.
CREDITS Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE April 1, 2014
CE EXPIRE April 1, 2017
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The course covers the salient aspects of  Head and Neck Pathology, with special emphasis on the most recent developments, recent  multinational consensus statements endorsed by the leading experts of  WHO. Special emphasis is given to new classifications, identification of new entities , the use of immunohistochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Specific lectures cover the most important aspects of pathology of the following anatomic sites and organs: oral cavity , nose and nasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, neck, thyroid, parathyroid, paraganglia and head and neck lymphoid tissue.

Intended Audience

  • Hospital and laboratory based diagnostic pathologists, as well as academic pathologists  and  their trainees.
  • ENT  and oral/dental surgeons and  oncologists and their trainees.
  • Medical oncologists and their trainees.


Topics & Speakers

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck , Precursors and its Variants
    Nina Gale, MD, PhD
  • Dentigerous Cysts and Related Oral Lesions
  • Dentigerous Tumors and Related Conditions
    J. Craig Whitt, DDS, MS, MBA
  • Benign Sinonasal Tumors and Non-Neoplastic Pseudotumorous Lesions
  • Molecular Classification  of Salivary Gland Carcinomas
  • Review-Consensus Talk on Salivary Gland Tumors Malignant
    Alena Skalova, MD, PhD
  • Malignant Sinonasal Tumors
  • Benign Tumors and Pseudotumorous Non-Neoplastic Lesions of Salivary Glands
  • Classical Conventional Classification of Salivary Gland  Tumors
    Roderick HW Simpson, MB ChB
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Salivary Gland Lesions
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid Tumors and Related Lesions
    Fang Fan, MD, PhD
  • Thyroiditis and Related Conditions
    Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD
  • Thyroid Tumors-Common Benign and Malignant Tumors
  • Thyroid Tumors-Less Common Entities
  • Parathyroid Glands, Paragangliomas and Soft Tissue Lesions of Head/Neck
    Kyle Perry, MD
  • Nasopharyngeal Lymphomas
    Anamarija Morovic Perry, MD



Course Director

Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
The University of Kansas School of Medicine


Fang Fan, MD, PhD
Barbara F. Atkinson Professor of Pathology
The University of Kansas School of Medicine

Nina Gale, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
University of Ljubljana School of Medicine

Anamarija Morovic Perry, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Manitoba School of Medicine

Kyle Perry, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Manitoba School of Medicine

Roderick H.W. Simpson, MB ChB
Professor of Pathology
University of Calgary School of Medicine

Alena Skalova, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Charles University School of Medicine

J. Craig Whitt, DDS, MS, MBA
Rinehart Professor of Oral Pathology
University of Missouri, Kansas City
School of Dentistry


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the most recent histopathological classifications of oral, laryngeal and pharyngeal tumors, with special emphasis on the latest recommendations of the experts of WHO, including making a correlation between histopathology and the response of these tumors to therapy; as well as recent advances in the understanding of dental tumors and related conditions (such as e.g., cysts)
  • Discuss the main features of salivary gland tumors and related conditions, including recent classifications of salivary gland tumors and newly recognized subtypes, along with demonstrating an understanding of the biology and molecular genetic basis of salivary glands for the modern classification and treatment of these tumors
  • Discuss and illustrate the value of diagnostic fine needle aspiration biopsy of head and neck lesions
  • Discuss and review the most salient pathologic features of the thyroid, parathyroid and paraganglia of the neck and to illustrate the diagnostic difficulties, including pathology of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases affecting these organs
  • Discuss the most important aspects and the most common forms of head and neck lymphoma, including the difficulties one might face in correctly diagnosing these neoplasms



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: April 1, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: April 1, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 13 hours

CME credit is awarded upon completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Academy of General Dentistry
Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement. (6/1/2005) to (5/31/2017)
Provider ID# 306382

The content contributors report no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.