NEWS | September 7, 2018

Pathology department hosts symposium on cardiac biomarkers


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is hosting the 2018 Annual Pathology Diagnostic Symposium focusing on cardiac biomarkers Sept. 13 in the Education Building, 4610 X St. in Sacramento, beginning at 3:30 p.m. A buffet dinner and cocktails will follow the presentations.

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The annual symposium is sponsored by UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and the pathology department. It was established to provide free  CME credits, offer insights into common diagnostic dilemmas, and provide the most up-to-date information on changing practice guidelines and innovative diagnostic techniques.

This year's speakers include:

Robert H. Christenson, Professor of Pathology and Medical and Research Technology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, who will give the keynote address"Cardiac Markers: Current Status, Future Promise."

Nam Tran, UC Davis associate professor of pathology, will present, “Point-of-Care Cardiac Biomarker Testing."

Bryn Mumma, UC Davis assistant professor of emergency medicine, will discuss "High-Sensitivity Troponin: The Emergency Medicine Perspective."

Ezra Amsterdam, UC Davis distinguished professor of internal medicine, will present "High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin: Friend or Foe?"

While this year's event focuses on cardiac biomarkers, recent symposia have focused on bone and soft tissue, renal and transplant pathology, dermatopathology, obstetrics and gynecology, and gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.

“We offer this free annual event as a service to our colleagues practicing throughout the region,” said Lydia P. Howell, professor and chair of the pathology and laboratory medicine. "The symposium also provides a great way to network with other pathologists who serve unique populations and learn about their most challenging cases.

Event Registration

The symposium is free of charge, and attendees are eligible for up to 2.5 CME credits. Advance registration is available here.

Click here for the symposium flier.