25th Baltic-German Symposium for Pathology of the German Division of IAP and 7th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division

in cooperation with the German-Baltic Medical Doctors Association and its Estonian Section


Dear colleagues,

it is my pleasure to welcome you all as participants of the 25th “Silver” German-Baltic Pathology Symposion in Pärnu / Estonia. This meeting has developed towards an event which is indispensable for the development of a strong and fruitful relation between pathologists from West and East. In these turbulent times scientific collaboration and friendship are the most powerful weapons against anti-European trends which seem to grow in numerous European countries.

So let’s meet in Estonia to continue our vital and inspiring relationship by exchanging newest scientific findings and by sharing common ideas about future developments in pathology.

The Baltic-German Symposium for Pathology is a fantastic model how bilateral efforts bring friends together and simultaneously increases knowledge. I wish you fantastic days in the hospitable Estonia.

Sincerely,

Eva Wardelmann, MD
Professor, President of the German Division of IAP


Welcome Addresses:

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen’s.

It is a great honor and privilege to welcome you to attend the 25th Baltic-German Symposium for Pathology of the German Division of IAP, Inc. and the 7th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division.

The Program is prepared to highlight the newest findings in pathology with the purpose of exchanging current knowledge, ideas and bringing together pathologists around the world.

We hope that you will enjoy the scientific content of the meeting and your interaction with participants from different countries will stimulate a creative scientific atmosphere and promote new collaborations and friendship among pathologists from different countries.

You are kindly welcomed to the 25th Baltic-German Symposium for Pathology of the German Division of IAP, Inc. and the 7th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division.

Sincerely,
Assoc. Prof. Sergejs Isajevs, MD, PhD President, Baltic Division of the IAP President, Latvian Society of Pathology


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In the name of the Vladimir Totović – Foundation I send a warm welcome to all Baltic, German and International participants of the 25th German-Baltic Pathology Symposion in Pärnu / Estonia. It has been a pleasure to follow the growth of this symposion over the last years and watch a vivid new generation of pathologists shaping the future of our diagnostic abilities.

Therefore, the Foundation has decided to encourage all pathologists presenting an abstract and sponsor a prize for the three best presentations. These prizes are of course open to all international attendees and we do hope to welcome as many participants as possible from the Baltic States, from Germany but also from many other countries as we had last time in Riga.

Reinhard Büttner, MD
Professor, Chairman of the Vladimir Totović – Foundation


Conference program download link: DBÄ Pathologen 2018

24th Baltic-German Symposion for Pathology of the German Division of IAP and 6th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division

Dear colleagues and friends of the Baltic-German Symposium,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 24th Baltic-German Symposium, which will take place from May 24-28 in Riga, Latvia together with the 6th symposium of the Baltic IAP division. The annual jointly organized meeting with our colleagues and friends from the three Baltic States has already become a fixe point in the schedule and represents an important and continuous activity of our division. This year’s program, which has been jointly set up with the president of the Baltic division, Sergejs Isajevs covers interesting and major topics of diagnostic pathology. Lectures and seminars on skin, breast, lung pathology and gynecological cytopathology presented by excellent speakers offer a broad and interesting spectrum for our continuous medical education. Major goals of this symposium are to meet as colleagues and friends, to share experience and novelties in the field and to enjoy the scientific program.
I would like to encourage all friends of this symposium who have been joining it for many years to be on board also this time and to gain new fellows for our journey among our large number of members. Visiting and enjoy-ing Riga with its architecture and culture represents every time a new and special experience. Attending a perfor-mance at the Riga opera house is always a highlight of our visit. This year’s journey will also lead us to interesting sites outside of Riga such as Sigulda, Turaida, Gauja Na-tional Park and to Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle in the South of Latvia.I am very grateful to Martina Schmidt, the managing direc-tor of our division for taking care of this project since so many years. Her continuous endeavor and support makes our journey and the meeting to a real pleasure. I also would like to thank the Baltic-German Medical Association and its chairman Reinhard Büttner for support.I wish you an interesting and safe journey and pleasant time!

With my best wishes,

Prof. Dr. Sigurd F. Lax
President German Division of the IAP


Dear Friends and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemens.

It is a great honor and privilege to hold the 24. Baltic-German Symposium for Pathology of the German Division of IAP, Inc. and the 6th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division in Riga, Latvia, from May 24-28, 2017.
Similar like in the previous years, the lectures will be given by the distinguished pathologists from the Germany and UK. In addition, the exhibition from the industry is planned during the meeting.
In this meeting we have introduced the oral presentation sessions by pathologists and pathologists in training from Baltic countries. Furthermore, the best three presentations will be awarded by the prize.
26 years from now in 1991 the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – regained their independence and Baltic pathologists started to gather under the umbrella of Baltic-German symposium for pathology. This year Baltic-German symposium celebrates its 24th Anniversary. This is a time for us to look back and remember, and to look forward and continue.
There have been many achievements in the pathology field in the Baltic country. There are many things we have changed our specialty dramatically – innovations and dis-coveries. In 2016 with the kind support of the Ministry of Health and three main clinical University Hospitals (Riga East University Hospital, P. Stradins Clinical University hospitals and Children University Hospital) the new diag-nostic and research techiques are planned to be imple-mented in the frame of State Pathology Centre of Latvia.I am very grateful to Martina Schmidt, Prof. Sigurd Lax and Prof. Reinhard Büttner for support.
You are kindly welcome to the 24. Baltic-German Sympo-sium for Pathology of the German Division of IAP, Inc. and the 6th Symposium of the Baltic IAP Division in Riga, Latvia, from May 24-28, 2017.Sincerely,

Asoc. Prof. Sergejs Isajevs, MD, PhD
President Baltic Division of tthe IAP
Vice-Director, Centre of Pathology, Riga East University Hospital
Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure to invite you to the 24th German Baltic Pathology Symposium in Riga. We have seen an increasing interest and a strong development of our part-ner IAP Division from the three Baltic States. To enhance our interaction and discussion even further, we welcome application for 15 minutes of Oral Free presentations from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Short abstract of no more than 20 lines should be submitted until March 31st, 2017 to martina.schmidt@iap-bonn.de to forward the abstracts to the committee members and the three best proposals will be awarded by 250, 150 and 100 € each. You may choose any subject of interest for educational or scientific pathology.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Büttner
Chairman of the Baltic German Medical Association