Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology

The topic of this year’s program is gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology. We will cover pathologic diagnosis of the most common entities in the tubal gut and hepatobiliary system with an emphasis on algorithmic approaches and avoiding common pitfalls. Both neoplastic and inflammatory conditions will be covered, as well as an update on current practices in ancillary molecular testing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize new entities in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology.
  2. Approach GI biopsy specimens with algorithms that maximize efficiency and diagnostic accuracy.
  3. Report GI tumors based on the 2019 classification systems outlined in the WHO 2019 edition of Digestive System Tumours.
  4. Understand current practices in ancillary molecular testing and the rationale behind these recommendations.

Target Audience

  • Anatomic Pathologists
  • Surgical Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologist Assistants
  • Residents/Fellows
Amitabh Srivastava

Keynote Speaker
Amitabh Srivastava MBBS

Dr. Amitabh Srivastava is a surgical pathologist, with a focus on the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

At MSK, he consults on the diagnosis of dysplasia (precancerous cells) in patients with Barrett’s esophagus or inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), the interpretation of colon polyps suspected to be cancerous, and unusual polyps and polyposis syndromes. His research mainly centres on the study of colorectal and esophageal cancers and their precursors. His recent work has also described patterns of GI and liver toxicity in patients with cancer who are receiving immunotherapy as part of their treatment plan.

Dr. Srivastava is Past President of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He is keenly interested in teaching and promoting the study of GI and liver pathology both nationally and internationally.