Course 1: Basics in Breast 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 Pathologyand will
be held from 29 November to 01 December, 2017 in Linz (Austria). 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 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.
These two intensive courses are designed for pathologists in training
Attendance for each course is limited to 100 participants.
Farid Moinfar, MD
Professor of Pathology and Chairman of the Department of Pathology,
Ordensklinikum, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Linz, Austria
Medical Director, Vinzenz Pathologieverbund, Austria
Professor of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Director, Vincent Academy of Pathology
Location / Timetable / Course Fee
The two courses will be held at Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Linz
Address: Hessenplatz 16–18, 4020 Linz, Austria
Course I: Basics in Breast Pathology: 29 November – 01 December, 2017
Course II: Basics in Gynecologic Pathology: 04 – 06 December, 2017
The course language is English.
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