Genito-Urinay tract tumors: An update in the era of personalized therapy Focus on emerging topics in kidney, urinary tract and uterus

in Florence, Italy

Dear Members,

We would like to invite you to the Course GENITO-URINARY TRACT TUMORS: An update in the era of personalized therapy. Focus on emerging topics in kidney, urinary tract and uterus that will take place in Florence, Italy on May 31-June 1, 2018.

For more information, download the Preliminary Programme below.

Diagnostic Gastrointestinal and Urologic Pathology – An update on selected topics


The Department of Pathology of La Spezia will hold a three day course focusing on an update in Diagnostic Gastrointestinal and Urologic Pathology.

Official language: English

Course Directors:

Elizabeth Montgomery, MD Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Baltimore, MD – USA

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD Director, Genitourinary Pathology Professor of Pathology

Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute and Glickman Urological Institute Cleveland Clinic and Lerner Research Institute Cleveland, OH – USA

Location: Hotel La Palma Via Vittorio Emanuele, 39 80076 – Capri (Naples) Italy

Course Organizer: Franco Fedeli, MD Anatomia Patologica – Ospedale S. Andrea La Spezia – Italy

Faculty Board: Franco Fedeli, MD Anatomia Patologica – Ospedale S. Andrea La Spezia – Italy Saul Suster, MD Department of Pathology Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee WI, USA

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



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