Guy Invited Speaker at USCAP Annual Meeting

Cynthia Guy, MD, was one of four invited speakers at the March 2016 annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Liver Specialty Evening Session in Seattle, WA. Her talk was a case presentation-based discussion on a common diagnostic problem now facing surgical pathologists. Due to the global “epidemic” of obesity, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has become one of the most common chronic liver diseases. Patients with NASH often have elevated inflammatory markers including autoimmune antibodies. Diagnostic dilemmas can arise in distinguishing autoimmune hepatitis from NASH. Importantly, however, these entities have very different natural histories and therapeutic interventions and thus accurate diagnostic classification is essential.