Basics in Breast 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

Intensive course for practicing pathologists: Diagnostic Breast Pathology

Objectives

This intensive course deals with Diagnostic Breast Pathology and will be held in Linz between 22 and 24 November, 2017. It is designed for practicing pathologists, who will have the opportunity to review at least 60 digitalized cases by using virtual microscopy. The selected cases deal with a variety of benign and malignant breast neoplasms and tumor-like lesions. Several common diagnostic problems including papillary neoplasms, intraductal proliferative lesions, variants of ductal and lobular intraepithelial neoplasias, and common as well as uncommon infiltrating carcinomas are included. Examples of extremely difficult and challenging cases are also included.

The digitalized cases will be provided for review (virtual microscopy) four weeks before the meeting starts. On each day, at least 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 tumors will be provided. In addition, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided.

 

Participants

This course is designed for practicing pathologists. Attendance is limited to 100 participants.

Nottingham Breast Masterclass

Breast pathology is a rapidly developing discipline having crucial role in diagnosing breast diseases and in providing prognostic and predictive parameters that guide treatment decision.

This unique two day course aims to improve provision of routine breast pathology service in the UK. It is slanted towards practical diagnostic histopathology of breast disease with special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties. The topics are chosen based on analysis of data from the Nottingham national referral centre and EQA performance and on personal communication with reporting pathologists in the UK.

The course includes talks on specific topics, given by eminent breast pathologists and a large collection of microscope slides of common and problematic conditions as well as unusual breast lesions with illustrated discussions

The Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass is a two-day course aiming to provide the opportunity for reporting breast pathologists in the UK to gain hands-on experience and update the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with routine and referral breast pathology service.

The course is run by the Nottingham Breast Pathologists and the faculty includes national and international experts in the field. The course includes lectures, microscopy sessions, online digital slides of rare cases and meet the expert sessions.

Course Directors – Professor Emad Rakha & Professor Ian Ellis

14 CPD Points have been accredited
by the Royal College of Pathologists

Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass

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Breast pathology is a rapidly developing discipline having crucial role in diagnosing breast diseases and in providing prognostic and predictive parameters that guide treatment decision.

This unique two day course aims to improve provision of routine breast pathology service in the UK. It is slanted towards practical diagnostic histopathology of breast disease with special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties.

The topics are chosen based on analysis of data from the Nottingham national referral centre and EQA performance and on personal communication with reporting pathologists in the UK.

The course includes talks on specific topics, given by eminent breast pathologists and a large collection of common, interesting and challenging cases as well as unusual breast lesions with illustrated discussions. The course this year will be based on digital microscopy with case annotations and immunohistochemistry in some cases. Projection screen linked to a microscope for interactive case discussion and my approached to diagnosis will also be provided during slide seminars.