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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Management of Platelet Refractoriness

Platelet refractoriness is a frequent diagnostic and management dilemma. The causes associated with poor platelet increments and short survival are diverse and include immune and nonimmune etiologies. Identifying refractory patients and coordination between the clinical team and blood center are critical to improve patient outcomes. This activity will help you develop an effective plan that maximizes the transfusion response.

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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

A Practical, Case-Based Guide for the Interpretation of Protein Electrophoresis Studies
Learn about serum protein electrophoresis studies.

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Red Cell Rubble (Means Trouble): An Approach to Thrombotic Microangiopathy
Learn to diagnose TMA (MAHA).

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Needle in a Haystack - Diagnosis of Genetic Mosaicism Driving Somatic Overgrowth
Identify appropriate assays and reference labs.

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Improving the Value of Laboratory Testing: Strategies for Altering Test Utilization
Apply proven test utilization practices.

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Advantages and Potential Pitfalls of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Use MALDI-TOF appropriately and effectively.

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

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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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