Head and Neck Pathology

Oakstone Clinical Update

Develop enhanced knowledge of head and neck pathology classifications and techniques with this easily accessible CME program. Ideal for MOC.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

SKU: 989

Learn from Pathology Authorities

Head and Neck Pathology is led by Course Director, Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD of The University of Kansas. He is joined by other highly experienced pathologists, who provide insights on a range of subjects, from Nasopharyngeal Lymphomas to Molecular Classification of Salivary Gland Carcinomas.

Together, these discussions cover the most important aspects of pathology of the oral cavity, nose and nasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, neck, thyroid, parathyroid, paraganglia, and head and neck lymphoid tissue. Throughout the program, special emphasis is given to new classifications, identifications of new entities, the use of immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology techniques.

CME at Your Convenience

Head and Neck Pathology, available online, is designed to deliver information you can apply to your practice while fulfilling CME requirements. And you’ll receive a detailed syllabus on CD-ROM, featuring enlargeable, full-color images from the program presentations, which are also available pre-printed for purchase.

With this program, you can earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, available after you successfully complete a brief evaluation and post-test, and improve your practice without leaving your home or office. This activity meets the American Board of Pathology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Part II (CME and SAMs) Lifelong Learning and self assessment.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Thyroiditis and Related Conditions - Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Salivary Gland Lesions - Fang Fan, MD, PhD
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid Tumors and Related Lesions - Fang Fan, MD, PhD
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Precursors and its Variants - Nina Gale, MD, PhD
  • Nasopharyngeal Lymphomas - Anamarija Morovic Perry, MD
  • Parathyroid Glands, Paragangliomas and Soft Tissue Lesions of Head/Neck - Kyle Perry, MD
  • Thyroid Tumors-Common Benign and Malignant Tumors - Kyle Perry, MD
  • Thyroid Tumors-Less Common Entities - Kyle Perry, MD
  • Benign Tumors and Pseudotumorous Non-Neoplastic Lesions of Salivary Glands - Roderick HW Simpson, MD
  • Classical Conventional Classification of Salivary Gland Tumors - Roderick HW Simpson, MD
  • Malignant Sinonasal Tumors - Roderick HW Simpson, MD
  • Benign Sinonasal Tumors and Non-Neoplastic Pseudotumorous Lesions - Alena Skalova, MD, PhD
  • Molecular Classification of Salivary Gland Carcinomas - Alena Skalova, MD, PhD
  • Review-Consensus Talk on Salivary Gland Tumors Malignant - Alena Skalova, MD, PhD
  • Dentigerous Cysts and Related Oral Lesions - J. Craig Whitt, DDS, MS, MBA
  • Dentigerous Tumors and Related Conditions - J. Craig Whitt, DDS, MS, MBA

Course Director

Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • The University of Kansas


Fang Fan, MD, PhD

  • Barbara F. Atkinson Professor of Pathology
  • Director of Cytopathology Service
  • The University of Kansas School of Medicine

Nina Gale, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine
  • Institute of Pathology
  • Korytkova, Slovenia

Anamarija Morovic Perry, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Pathology
  • Manitoba Health Science Centre
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Kyle Perry, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Manitoba Health Science Centre


Roderick HW Simpson, MD

  • Department of Anatomical Pathology
  • Foothills Medical Centre

Alena Skalova, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Department of Pathology
  • University Hospital Plzen
  • Czech Republic

J. Craig Whitt, DDS, MS, MBA

  • Rinehart Professor and Chair
  • Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Part II (CME and SAMs) Lifelong Learning and self assessment.

Date of Original Release: April 1, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: April 1, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 13 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able:

  • Discuss the most recent histopathological classifications of oral, laryngeal and pharyngeal tumors, with special emphasis on the latest recommendations of the experts of WHO, including making a correlation between histopathology and the response of these tumors to therapy; as well as recent advances in the understanding of dental tumors and related conditions (such as e.g., cysts)
  • Discuss the main features of salivary gland tumors and related conditions, including recent classifications of salivary gland tumors and newly recognized subtypes, along with demonstrating an understanding of the biology and molecular genetic basis of salivary glands for the modern classification and treatment of these tumors
  • Discuss and illustrate the value of diagnostic fine needle aspiration biopsy of head and neck lesions
  • Discuss and review the most salient pathologic features of the thyroid, parathyroid and paraganglia of the neck and to illustrate the diagnostic difficulties, including  pathology of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases affecting these organs
  • Discuss the most important aspects and the most common forms of head and neck lymphoma, including the difficulties one might face in correctly diagnosing these neoplasms

Intended Audience

    • Hospital and laboratory based diagnostic pathologists, as well as academic pathologists and pathology residents
    • ENT and oral/dental surgeons and oncologists and their residents
    • Medical oncologists and oncology fellows


Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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