Symposia at Sea: Topics in Gastrointestinal Pathology "Cruising Through The Digestive Tract"

07/02/16 - 07/09/16
Royal Princess - Princess Cruises | Rome, Italy

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 12.0

Category A CE Credits:

Book By January 24, 2016 
$895.00 per person - per symposium
Early registration is strongly suggested. 

MUST reserve cruise through Professional Travel PRIOR to registration.

Call (800) 237-7230 (toll free U.S. & Canada) or (813) 806-1050 direct; Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST.

Cruise Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart
July 2 Rome (Citvitavecchia), Italy   6:00 PM
July 3 Naples, Italy (Capri & Pompeii) 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 4 At Sea    
July 5 Crete (Heraklion), Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 6 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
July 7 Istanbul, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 8 Mykonos, Greece 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
July 9 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 4:00 AM  


About The Meeting
This seminar is designed to provide a practical review of current topics in gastrointestinal pathology. Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery will discuss basic to advanced topics, pitfalls and pearls to gastrointestinal pathology diagnosis. Topics will range from iatrogenic pathology to polyps throughout the gastrointestinal tract to mesenchymal lesions.
Target Audience
This CME activity is primarily intended and designed to educate pathologists.
Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
  • Be familiar with the range of iatrogenic forms of injury to the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Be aware of pitfalls in interpreting endoscopic resection samples, especially from the esophagus.
  • Recognize, assess and diagnose gastric polyps, dysplasia and their clinical correlations.
  • Address various types of neoplastic and non-neoplastic small intestinal pathology.
  • Recognize various unusual forms of gastric carcinoma.
  • Be aware of various types of colitis.
  • Recognize various types of syndromic and sporadic polyps of the colorectum.
  • Recognize several pitfalls in immunolabeling of various types of gastrointestinal tract lesions.
  • More accurately recognize, evaluate gastrointestinal mesenchymal lesions.
  • Understand the importance of location within the layers of the gastrointestinal tissues to better classify various tumor types.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Course Organization
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, the leader in diagnostic imaging education since 1975.

Educational Symposia has received no corporate support for this symposium.

Registration Information
Early registration is strongly suggested. Tuition includes a comprehensive downloadable electronic course syllabus. Meeting Cancellations must be received in writing prior to April 18, 2016. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to April 18, 2016 will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.

Scientific Sponsor
Educational Symposia

Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Orthopedic Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
8:00 - 9:00 AM Iatrogenic Pathology in the Gastrointestinal Tract
9:00 - 10:00 Hot Topics in Esophageal Pathology
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:15 Non-neoplastic Gastric Pathology
11:15 - 12:15 PM Gastric Polyps and Neoplasms
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break on Your Own
1:30 - 2:40 Non-neoplastic Small Bowel Pathology
2:40 - 3:50 Small Bowel Neoplasms
3:50 - 4:00 Question and Answer Session
4:00 End of Session
1:30 - 2:30 PM Non-neoplastic Colorectal Pathology
2:30 - 3:15 Colorectal Polyps and Neoplasms - Part 1
3:15 - 4:00 Colorectal Polyps and Neoplasms - Part 2
4:00 End of Session
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
7:30 - 8:15 AM Pathology of the Anal Canal
8:15 - 9:15 Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Lesions - 1
9:15 - 10:15 Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Lesions - 2
10:15 - 10:30 Question and Answer Session
10:30 End of Course


  • Lotus Spa, with fitness center and outdoor sunken terraced pool, Retreat Pool (plus two hot tubs) and Fountain pool.
  • Two specialty restaurants; an Italian specialty restaurant, Sabatini's (charge) and Crown Grill Steakhouse (charge) specializing in steaks and seafood. Reservations are suggested.
  • With Princess, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun and their own fully equipped place to hang out.
  • Sanctuary (adults only) - Serenity Stewards attend to every need (refreshing drinks and healthy snacks - fee for use); Private VIP Cabanas
  • 24 hour Internet Cafe (wireless access available).


MUST reserve cruise through Professional Travel PRIOR to registration.
Call (800) 237-7230 (toll free U.S. & Canada) or (813) 806-1050 direct; Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST.

Date Day Port Arrival Departure
July 2 Saturday Rome (Civitavechhia), Italy   6:00 PM
July 3 Sunday Naples (Capri & Pompeii) 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 4 Monday At Sea    
July 5 Tuesday Crete (Heraklion), Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 6 Wednesday Kusadasi, Turkey (for Ephesus) 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
July 7 Thursday Istanbul, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
July 8 Friday Mykonos, Greece 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
July 9 Sunday Athens (Piraeus), Greece 4:00 AM  


Make your reservations as soon as possible as staterooms may sell out prior to the cut off date of January 24, 2016. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space/rate available basis. CRUISE LINE WILL HONOR THEIR LOWEST RATES FOR OUR GROUP. Additional cabin types/categories may be available; please ask at time of reservation.

To view cabin layouts and deck plans, please visit Select "Learn About Princess" listed in the top navigational bar, then "Cruise Ships", then select "Royal Princess". All staterooms include: Queen or two twin beds, color TV, phone, spacious closet and bathroom with shower. Cruise Cancellations: All cancellations received before April 18, 2016 will receive a full refund of amounts already paid to Princess Cruises. Refunds will be made to the guests through Professional Travel. PLEASE NOTE: After January 24, 2016 group rates and cabin categories are subject to limited availability.

Standard Oceanview with Balcony
237 sq. ft.
Located mid ship, fore/aft.
Starting at $1,939 per person
Riviera, Aloha, Baja & Caribe - Decks 10, 11, 12 & 14  
Floor to ceiling windows  

Deluxe Oceanview with Balcony
300 sq. ft. (with balcony) Located mid ship, fore/aft.
Starting at $2,129  per person
Lido, Marina, Aloha & Baja - Decks 11, 12, 15 & 16  
Floor to ceiling windows and sofa bed  

Mini Suite with Balcony
354 sq. ft. 
(with Balcony) Located mid ship, mid-fore
Starting at $2,249  per person
Lido, Marina, Riviera, Aloha, Baja & Caribe - Decks 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16  
Queen or two twin beds and sofa bed, welcome glass of champagne. Floor to ceiling windows, private balcony, separate seating area, two color televisions, spacious closet, phone, and bathroom with full bathtub. 

Cruise Registration
Deposits: 20% of the total per person cruise fare is required. All deposits are due to Princess Cruises at time of booking. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Transfers: Transfers are not included. Guests can purchase transfers through Princess  Cruises at a nominal fee. Guests purchasing transfers through Princess Cruises only, that have made their own air arrangements need to provide their air itinerary to Princess Cruises at least 35 days prior to sailing.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended. Princess Cruises offer a cruise protection program. If you prefer alternate travel insurance options, you may call: Travel Guard (800) 826-4919, TravelEx Insurance (800) 228-9792, InsureMyTrip (800) 487-4722

Airfare: If you make your own air arrangements, Princess Cruises recommends allowing a minimum of five hours between your flight arrival time and the ship’s sailing time. Flight schedules sometimes change. Princess Cruises strongly suggests that you reconfirm all flight times, check seat assignments, and any other special requests with the airline 48 hours prior to departure.

Name Change(s): Princess Cruises do not permit name changes. Booking must be cancelled and new guest(s) rebooked.

Passports: Passport requirements have changed. For up to date information about travel please refer to: Princess Cruises require ALL guests to carry a passport valid for six months after the end of the cruise.

$135.00 port fees/taxes and $108.00 roundtrip transfers are per person and separate charges. There are no special fares for children. Port fees/taxes and fuel surcharge are subject to implementation or change.