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

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Dealing With Hematologic Pleural Effusions: What Not to Miss

Pleural effusions are common; involvement by hematologic malignancies is less common. This activity will emphasize familiarity with the major small and large-cell benign and malignant entities in the hematologic differential diagnosis as well as provide specific strategies to optimize the diagnostic evaluation. You’ll learn how to initially evaluate hematolymphoid proliferations in pleural effusions, including the practical, appropriate use of ancillary studies, as well as technical artifacts that may impact the evaluation.

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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

Massive Transfusion Protocols
Apply strategies for creating a massive transfusion protocol.

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Timely Diagnosis of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Guide clinical colleagues to ensure correct diagnoses.

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Using Troponin Assays for Detection of Myocardial Injury and Infarction
Learn to implement and interpret troponin assays.

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Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia With the PML-RARA Gene Fusion
Understand classic PML-RARA gene fusion; its diagnosis and management.

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Beyond 2 SD: Making Your QC Program Meet Your Quality Needs for Quantitative Tests
Ensure QC activities meet the needs of your lab.

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Management of Platelet Refractoriness
Effectively plan the transfusion response for platelet refractoriness.

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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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