Postgraduate Course: Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology

Course Objectives

This postgraduate course deals with Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology and will be held in Linz from June, 20–22, 2018. The participants will be able to review at least 60 cases dealing with a variety of benign and malignant gynecologic tumors and tumor-like conditions. Several common as well as uncommon epithelial and non-epithelial tumors of the ovary, vagina, and vulva are included. Each day at least 20 cases will be reviewed by the participants using conventional (on-site) microscopy. On each day, at least 20 cases will be extensively discussed by the faculty members using an interactive approach (live microscopic presentation of the cases). Particular attention will be paid to the diagnostic criteria with systematic analysis of di erential diagnoses. Value and limitations of immunohistochemistry and molecular-genetic tools will be demonstrated and critically discussed. In addition, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided. Finally, after the course, the participants will have access for four weeks to review all digitalized cases via internet. Prior to the course, however, there is no internet access to the selected cases.

Participants

This course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training. Attendance is limited to 100 participants.

Course Director

Farid Moinfar, MD

Professor of Pathology, Chairman, Department of Pathology,
Reference Center for Breast & Gynecologic Pathology, Ordensklinikum Linz, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Austria
Professor of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Guest Faculty

Fattaneh A. Tavassoli, MD

Professor (emeritus) of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

Anais Malpica, MD

Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA

Simona Stolnicu, MD

Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology,
Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Târgu Mure , Romania

Basics in Gynecologic Pathology

Two intensive courses for pathologists in training: Basics in Diagnostic Breast and Gynecologic Pathology

Objectives of the courses

Two independent diagnostic courses will be provided. The courses are designed for pathologists in Training (pathology residents).

The first course deals with Basics in Diagnostic Breast Pathology and will be held from 29 November to 01 December, 2017. The participants (pathologists in training) will have the opportunity to review 60 digitalized cases (virtual microscopy), dealing with a variety of benign and malignant breast neoplasms and tumor-like lesions. Common diagnostic problems including papillary neoplasms, intraductal proliferative lesions, variants of ductal and lobular intraepithelial neoplasias, and common as well as examples of uncommon carcinomas are included.

The second course deals with Basics in Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology and will be held from 04 to 06 December, 2017. The participants will have the opportunity to review 60 digitalized cases (virtual microscopy) dealing with a variety of benign and malignant gynecologic tumors and tumor-like conditions. Several common as well as examples of uncommon epithelial and non-epithelial tumors of the ovary, uterine, vagina, and vulva are included.

The digitalized cases will be provided for review (virtual microscopy) four weeks before the courses start. On each day of these two courses, 20 cases will be extensively discussed by an interactive approach. Particular attention will be paid to the diagnostic criteria with systematic analysis of differential diagnoses. Value and limitations of immunohistochemistry and molecular-genetic tools will be demonstrated and critically discussed. A comprehensive review and update of histopathology with discussion of clinical significance of benign, intraepithelial, and malignant breast and gynecological tumors will be provided. In addition, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided.

Participants

These two intensive courses are designed for pathologists in training (pathology residents). Attendance for each course is limited to 100 participants

1st Copenhagen Surgical Pathology Update 2017

We are very pleased to invite you to the first ever Copenhagen Surgical Pathology Update 2017, taking place on 19th -21st June, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark!

The conference is organized in collaboration between Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and MD Anderson, Cancer Center Houston, TX, USA

During the 2.5 days conference a sequence of five short case-based courses on Head and neck pathology, Thoracic pathology, Gynecopathology, Dermatopathology, and Urologic pathology, including the latest development in diagnostic molecular and immunological analyses will be presented.

All courses will be held by experts from both Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston.

We hope to welcome you in Copenhagen!

 

The Copenhagen Surgical Pathology Update 2017 Scientific Committee

Dr. Vera Timmermans, Dept. of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Dr. Göran Elmberger, Dept. of Pathology, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden

Dr. Cesar Moran, Dept. of Pathology, MD Anderson, USA

Genito-Urinary Tract Tumors: An Update in the Era of Personalized Therapy

The rationale of this meeting is based on some goals:

  • acquiring an update on molecular genomic advances in bladder cancer that are reshaping our approach to early detection, prognostication, and taylored therapy;
  • discussing the taxonomy of basal versus luminal genotype/phenotype and the immunotherapy promise in bladder carcinoma;
  • understanding the heterogeneity, the pathologic basis and the molecular features of ovarian tumors to classify them appropriatelly;
  • acquiring the main clues of the most common type of ovarian cancer, including those associated with prognosis, prediction of response to platinum based therapy or immunotherapy for individualizing managements of the patients;
  • increasing knowledge on 2016 WHO news in testis pathology in regard to the understanding, the classification, the immunohistochemistry and molecular data which are key points for the selection of the therapy.

Looking forward to meet you in Florence, to discuss in a friendly way with expert pathologists at Istituto degli Innocenti

 

Istituto degli Innocenti is a world heritage building designed by the famous architect Brunelleschi in the XV century, in the centre of the city, in a marvelous square near piazza del Duomo.

 

Maria Rosaria Raspollini
Antonio Lopez-Beltran

 

5 GOOD REASONS TO ATTEND THIS CONGRESS

To improve knowledge on histological subtypes in a era of subtype specific management

To identifying genetic syndromes through tumor diagnosis

To improve experience in molecular analysis for differential diagnosis

To grow in competence for personalized therapy

To discuss in friendly way with expert pathologists

13th Workshop on Lower Genital Tract Pathology: HPV Disease and Cervical Cancer

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 13th Workshop on Lower Genital Tract Pathology that will be held on 12-13 April 2018 in Rome. This 13th Workshop represents the continuation of this important international congress that has been held biennially since 1991.
The previous 12th workshop, held in March 2015, had 500 participants from 39 countries around the world, together with 58 leading international speakers who stimulated and informed participants throughout the conference with a full program providing the latest developments in the field of lower genital tract pathology.

For the upcoming 13th workshop, we will again have a faculty that will include the world’s leading researchers in this field, while the program will be carefully structured to provide a logical progression of ideas without repetition or overlapping presentations.

However, we have made some changes to the program and added some innovative features. In order to increase audience participation, the atmosphere will be kept simple and informal, and we have allowed more time for debate and free communications in the timetable. In addition, following its success in the 12th Workshop, prizes will be awarded to the 3 best three speakers and the 3 best free communications as chosen by the participants in a secret ballot. As usual, English will be the official language but with simultaneous translation into Italian.

The weather in Rome in April is typically very good and it’s probably the best time of year to visit this city. So, you can also plan to spend a few pleasant days sightseeing and enjoying the exceptional Roman cuisine in the many traditional trattorias of the city.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rome both to enjoy both an exceptional learning opportunity and experience the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Antonio Frega, Cesare Gentili and Philip Davies