Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP)

As the complexity of practicing medicine grows, it is more important than ever to keep skills up to date. The Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP) supports both clinical and anatomic pathologists with a diverse portfolio of hands-on, interactive, case-based learning to address both common and esoteric issues faced in the lab.

CPIPs are practical and easily applied to your work. The case-based approach builds as you move through the materials, unveiling additional information. Just like in the real world. Each case is developed and peer-reviewed by industry experts. It is designed for pathologists, by pathologists.

Consider CPIPs if you are a:

  • Pathologist with clinical and/or laboratory management responsibilities.

  • Pathologist seeking CME/SAM or MOC credits in clinical pathology.

  • Subspecialty clinical pathologist who needs to keep current.

  • Pathology resident preparing for boards in clinical pathology.

Whether choosing to purchase individual cases, released monthly, or selecting an annual subscription, each CPIP case will help you to gain the knowledge you need to stay at the forefront of diagnosing illnesses.



Cases unfold revealing
additional information


Addresses rapidly changing
issues in the field of pathology


Online availability provides flexibility to complete on your schedule

Featured Course of the Month

Advantages and Potential Pitfalls of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry has transformed the practice of modern clinical microbiology. Due to its reliability in identifying microbial pathogens rapidly, accurately, and cost-effectively, it has become a gold standard. But as with any other diagnostic tool, it is important to understand its limitations and apply it within the clinical laboratory appropriately and effectively.

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CPIPs allow pathologists to gain knowledge relevant to current practice and to ignite an interest in new areas of pathology.

Jonathan Heusel, MD, PhD, FCAP
Washington University School of Medicine

Activity Information

Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Medications: Impact on Routine and Specialized Laboratory Coagulation Testing
Learn DOAC impacts on assay results.

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Transfusion Reactions: A Practical, Case Based Guide to Quick and Accurate Diagnosis
Learn about the types of adverse reactions patients can have, as well as how to diagnose and manage these reactions.

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An Approach to Absolute Monocytosis: Morphology to Molecular Diagnosis
Learn the causes of absolute monocytosis and the differences in benign and neoplastic presentation.

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Out With the Old, in With the New: What is Needed in Method Verification and Validation?
Learn the basics of method verification, statistical tests used to evaluate method performance, and the additional steps needed for method validation.

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Update on Pharmacogenetics: An Expanding Role in Precision Medicine
Health systems now recognize the benefits of screening patients for informative pharmacogenetic variants. Learn how genetic variants influence individual responses to drugs.

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HPV: Your Role in Preventing, Detecting, and Treating HPV+ Carcinomas
Learn about current guidelines and diagnostic approaches for the diagnosis of HPV+ carcinomas, and the role pathologists play in prevention measures, screening initiatives, diagnostic strategies, treatment interventions and patient care.

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Test your knowledge with one of our most popular CPIP courses - a challenging immunology case involving tuberculosis. Complimentary for a limited time.


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