Anatomic Pathology Conference

Overview

To efficiently facilitate and improve rapid examination of surgical specimens and biopsies to deliver diagnoses allowing for immediate decisions regarding intraoperative and postoperative patient management

Key Topics:

  • Effective administration in anatomic pathology laboratories
  • Liquid biopsy
  • Emerging technologies and practice trends
  • Triage of limited tissue:  Best practices

Chair

Dr Santiago Ramon Cajal, Head, Anatomic Pathology, Vall d’ Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

09:50

Opening remarks by the chair

Dr Santiago Ramon Cajal, Head, Anatomic Pathology, Vall d’ Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

SESSION 1

10:00

MALDI imaging for identification of new markers of primary liver cancers

Prof Valerie Paradis, Head of Pathology, Hospital Beaujon, Paris, France

10:30

Molecular assays to predict biological risk in breast cancer patients

Vicente Peg, Pathologist, Oncology and Pathology Group, Pathology Department, Institut de Recerca, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

11:00

Update in gynecological pathology: Epithelial ovarian tumours and uterine sarcoma

Dr Sigurd Lax, Professor, Head, Department of Pathology, General Hospital Graz Süd-West; Academic Teaching Hospital of the Medical University, Graz, Austria

11:30 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 2

12:00

Molecular tools in the diagnosis of brain tumours

Dr Elena Martinez, Neuropathologist, Pathology Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

12:30

Ancillary techniques in diagnosing head and neck tumours

Dr Henrik Hellquist, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

13:00

Lung neuroendocrine tumours: From morphology to molecular interpretation

Dr Giuseppe Pelosi, Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Milan; IRCCS Multimedica Group, Milan, Italy

13:30 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 3

14:30

Clinical applications of epigenetic biomarkers in cancer diagnosis and prognosis

Prof Pedro Castel-Branco, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Medicine,University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

15:00

Utility of molecular pathology techniques in the diagnosis of melanoma

Dr José Luis Rodríguez Peralto, Head of Service, Pathological Anatomy Service, 12th October University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

15:30

Molecular pathology to improve diagnosis and prognosis in endometrial carcinoma

Dr Xavier Matias-Guiu, Head, Department of Pathology, Bellvitge Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

16:00 End of Anatomic Pathology Conference

CHAIRS:

Dr Santiago Ramon Cajal, Head, Anatomic Pathology, Vall d’ Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Co-chair: Prof Cord Langner, Head of Training, Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Elena Martinez, Neuropathologist, Pathology Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Giuseppe Pelosi, Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Milan; IRCCS Multimedica Group, Milan, Italy

Dr Henrik Hellquist, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Dr José Luis Rodríguez Peralto,
Head of Service, Pathological Anatomy Service, 12th October University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Prof Pedro Castel-Branco, Assistant Professor,Department of Biological Sciences and Medicine, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Dr Sigurd Lax, Professor, Head, Department of Pathology, General Hospital Graz Süd-West; Academic Teaching Hospital of the Medical University, Graz, Austria

Prof Valerie Paradis, Head of Pathology, Hospital Beaujon, Paris, France

Vicente Peg, Pathologist, Oncology and Pathology Group, Pathology Department, Institut de Recerca, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Xavier Matias-Guiu, Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Bellvitge Hospital, Barcelona, Spain