38th Stocker's Aspen Conference on Pediatric Disease 2023

Aspen, CO US
July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023
Continuing in the tradition of pediatric pathology conferences in the Aspen area since 1970, the 2023 lecture-based conference is designed for general and pediatric pathologists and will be of interest to pediatric surgeons and pediatricians who would like to advance their knowledge in various pediatric neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Handouts and PowerPoint presentations, including case discussions, will be available on the University of Chicago website. In advance, each participant will receive a microscopic slide set of 25 cases with clinical histories. The cases will be discussed in detail during the conference. A microscope will be available to review interesting cases with faculty that participants bring to the conference. In addition, an academic poster session on current topics in pediatric pathology will be presented.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for practicing pathologists, fellows in pediatric pathology, senior pathology residents, and other health professionals interested in pediatric neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Produce a diagnostic approach for the examination of neoplastic and non-neoplastic childhood diseases;
  • Describe the role of molecular genetics in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic pediatric diseases;
  • Recognize the gross and histologic appearance of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of major organ systems including CNS, hematopoietic system, soft tissue, GI tract, liver, kidney, lung, heart, head & neck, and skin;
  • Discuss the appropriate use of the following ancillary techniques in the diagnosis of non-neoplastic in pediatric diseases: IHC stains, electron microscopy, and molecular tests;
  • Recognize non-neoplastic pediatric diseases through the study of microscopic sections.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Thelma Wright
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 24.75 ABPath MOC II
  • 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 24.75 Participation
Event starts: 
07/31/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/04/2023 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

The agenda is subject to change.

Mount Chalet Aspen
333 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
United States
Discounted hotel accommodations have been made at the Mountain Chalet Aspen. The conference will be held on the 5th floor of the Chalet in the Mountain View Room. A limited block of single rooms with an array of features can be reserved at 10% off the published room rates.

When the block is no longer open, rooms will be available for the published room rates. Room reservations will be coordinated by Mountain Chalet Reservations at 1 (888) 925-7797. When you call the hotel, the code to select and secure rooms is: University of Chicago - Pathology. Make your reservations as soon as possible.

Log onto: http://www.mountainchaletaspen.com to view the Chalet guest rooms.
Myriads of activities are available in the Snowmass area including hiking, biking, river rafting, horseback riding, and parasailing. Also, Snowmass is only minutes away from Aspen by car or bus. Other activities in Aspen include Ballet West, the Aspen Institute programs, world-class restaurants, and shopping.
Please contact Thelma Wright via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-834-2555 or via email at twright@bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

John Hicks, MD, DDS, PhD  John Hicks, MD, DDS, PhD
  Medical Director of Electron Microscopy
  Baylor University

  Aliya Husain, MD
  Professor of Pathology
  University of Chicago

J. Thomas Stocker, MD  J. Thomas Stocker, MD
  Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  Uniformed Services University



Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pathology Lifelong Learning (CME) Credit
This activity has been registered to offer credit in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification program. Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24.75 CME credits. Participants will earn credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath Lifelong Learning (CME) credit.

Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABPath. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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