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Featured: Lecture and Discussion on Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care with Dr. Michael Pearl

Login to the IGCS Education Portal to access a recently recorded didactic focusing on palliative medicine and end of life care by Dr. Michael Pearl from Stony Brook University Hospital in the USA. Dr. Pearl is formally trained in both Gynecologic Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

The lecture was recorded live with the international fellows enrolled in the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program.

In the first 60 minutes of the recording, Dr. Pearl provides an overview of palliative medicine, including end-of-life care, ethics, and communication. After the lecture, he conducts and question and answer segment with the international gynecologic oncology fellows.

“Death is a natural and inevitable end to life; helping patients achieve an appropriate and easy passage to death is one of the most important and rewarding services that a physician can provide.” -American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

New Literature Highlight in the Pathology Corner

The March supplement issue of the International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology is dedicated to findings from the ISGyP Endocervical Adenocarcinoma Project.

The goals of the project were to
1. understand the spectrum of current practices in pathologic evaluation and reporting of endocervical adenocarcinoma, including a review of the literature and a member survey,
2. improve global reproducibility of endocervical adenocarcinoma classification and pathologic reporting; and
3. assess prognostic significance of WHO/IECC endocervical adenocarcinoma classification and Silva pattern-based classification of HPV-associated adenocarcinomas.

Summaries of the articles are provided in the IGCS Pathology Corner.