Welcome to the Self Assessment Modules (SAMS)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) Cases.

CME CreditAvailable cases offering CME credits. SAM CreditAvailable cases offering SAM credits.

Intended Audience:

The cases are designed for pathologists who want to expand their knowledge of unique cases and cases seen in their daily practice.

Course Director:

Hector Mesa, MD, Pathologist, VA Medical Center

ACGME Core Competencies:


After participating in this activity, pathologists will be able to:

  1. Identify specific knowledge that relates to clinical pathology but may not be part of the daily care in pathology.
  2. Cite specific text and studies that demonstrate evidence-based reasons for following specific action plans related to clinical cases in pathology.
  3. Use the information learned and reviewed to change or improve their practice and patient care methods.
  4. Identify areas where further study may be needed based on the analysis of their answers.
  5. Demonstrate medical knowledge of diagnosis by passing a test.

Passing Requirements:

CME/SAM can be claimed upon completion of this educational activity. Those participants who correctly answer 100% or more of the post-test items may apply their earned credit(s) to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. Participants are able to retake the test until they achieve the passing rate.


It is the policy of the Innovate Continuing Education, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME activities. To comply with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Innovate Continuing Education, LLC requires members of the planning committee and faculty to disclose the existence of any financial interest or other relationship he/she and his/her spouse or partner has with companies whose health care products or services are discussed in an educational presentation. The requirement applies to relationships that are in place at the time of the CME activity or in the 12 months preceding the activity.

The members of the faculty and planning committee for this conference have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of the CME activity.

Faculty members have declared that they will uphold Innovative Continuing Education’s standards regarding CME activities and that any clinical recommendations are based on the best available evidence or are consistent with generally accepted medical practice. Please indicate in the comments section of the evaluation form whether you detect any instances of bias toward products manufactured by commercial interests.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Innovative Continuing Education, LLC and Minnesota Society of Pathologists. Innovative Continuing Education. LLC is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Innovative Continuing Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Self Assessment Module (SAM Credit):

This activity is designed for 1 Self-Assessment Credit for the American Board of Pathology’s Maintenance of Certification Component 2.


Minnesota Society of Pathologists

Rosemary Lobeck

(952) 929-9398

CME CreditAvailable cases offering CME credits. SAM CreditAvailable cases offering SAM credits.