Conference Programme

ISSP conference 2017 October 20th – 21st


Venue: Castlemartyr Resort, County Cork
Host Hospital: Pathology Department Cork University Hospital
Topics: breast, gynaecological and gastrointestinal pathology

 

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Irish Society of Surgical Pathology (ISSP) draft program

Friday October 20th
SESSION 1: Gynaecological Pathology
Chair:Dr Ciaran O’Riain
9.00 -9.45Dr Kay Park “Hot topics in cervical pathology” Gynaecologic Pathologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
9.45 – 10.25 Dr Glenn McCluggage “An approach to endometrial biopsy interpretation – non neoplastic conditions and hyperplasia”, Consultant Histopathologist, Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, and Honorary Professor in Gynaecological Pathology, Queen’s University Belfast
10.25-11.00 Dr Niamh Conlon “New developments in endometrial neoplasia” Consultant Histopathologist, Cork University Hospital
11.00 – 11.20Coffee and Poster viewing
SESSION 2: Breast PathologyChair: Dr Tara Jane Brown
Chair:Dr Tara Jane Brown
11.20 – 12.05 Dr Susan Lester “The New AJCC Prognostic Stage Groups: Merging Biology and Anatomy ” Chief, Breast Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
12.05 – 12.50 Dr Cecily Quinn “B codes, Beguilers and Biology” Consultant Histopathologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital
12.50-2.00Lunch
SESSION 3: Molecular Pathology
2.00 - 2.45 Professor Manuel Salto-Teller, “Integration of molecular pathology into everyday pathology practice for the general pathologist”
SESSION 4: Trainee Symposium
Chair:Dr Mary Toner
2.45-3.45Trainee Presentations
3.45 -4.00Coffee and Poster Viewing
4.00 – 5.00Trainee Presentations (continued)
5.00-5.30Dr John O’Dowd. “EQA scheme in general histopathology- discussion of the recent circulations

Consultant Histopathologist, Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin
5.30-5.50Dr Anne Treacy “Update on National Quality Improvement Program”

Consultant Histopathologist, Mater Private Hospital, Dublin
5.50-6.10Business meeting
8:00Gala dinner
SATURDAY October 21st
Session 5: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Chair:Dr Brian Hayes
9.00 – 9.45Dr M W Bennett “The full stomach; what’s new in gastric cancer”

Consultant Histopathologist, Cork University Hospital
9.45-10.30 Professor Marco Novelli “The pathology of Barrett’s oesophagus – diagnosis and management” Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology, University College Hospital, London
10.30 – 11.00Coffee
Session 6: Guest Speakers Encore: Assorted topics
Chair:Dr Fionnuala O’Connell
11.00 – 11.45 Dr Susan Lester “Evaluation of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: How to do it and what it means”

Chief, Breast Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
11.45-12.30 Dr Kay Park “Current topics in ovarian pathology”

Gynaecologic Pathologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
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