4rd Annual Course – Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry for Pathologists

Krakow, Poland, 18-20 October 2017


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To provide updated diagnostically relevant information on immunohistochemical markers, useful antibodies, optimal clones and antibody panels applicable in diagnostic pathology as well as highlight the possible laboratory and diagnostic pitfalls. The course will consist of series of lectures focusing on broad fields in diagnostic pathology and selected relevant topics, as well as case demonstrations based on virtual slides. Given recommendations will be based on the results of the relevant epitope assessments conducted in  EQA programs and focused on protocol optimization and standardization.

The organizers will apply for CME credits (ECMEC) from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Speakers and Organizing/Scientific Committee

Speakers – more names are on the way!

Jan Klos (Norway)
Senior Consultant and a Head of the Immunohistochemistry Section in the Department of Pathology, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway.  His professional focus is on diagnostic pathology, particularly hematopathology, pathology of the breast and cytopathology.  He has been actively involved in teaching immunohistochemistry since 2000 as co-organizer of national and international meetings and courses as well as invited lecturer. Since 2009 he is a member of the core group and assessor in NordiQC organization. He is a co-author of more than 30 publications in the field of pathology.

Janusz Rys (Poland)
Head of the Department of Tumor Pathology, Centre of Oncology – Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute of Oncology, Krakow Branch, a graduate from the Faculty of Medicine, Academy of Medicine in Krakow (1984), pathology board specialist (1991). His interests are focused on diagnostic pathology, especially of the breast and soft tissues, as well as research with application of immunohistochemical and molecular markers in growth and progression of tumors. He is a head and chief executive of several research grants awarded by the Committee of Scientific Research. He is the author and co-author of over 130 publications in medical journals and chapters in four pathology books, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of a quarterly Polish Journal of Pathology. Member of the Polish Society of Pathologists and the European  Society of Pathology.

Mogens Vyberg (Denmark)
Professor of Clinical Pathology at Aalborg University, Senior Consultant and the Head of the Laboratory of Immunohistochemistry at the Institute of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. His main research fields and expertise are immunohistochemistry and gastrointestinal, liver and brain pathology. He is author and co-author of more than 80 scientific papers and several book chapters in these fields as well as the text book Compendium of Applied Immunohistochemistry (Danish; English version scheduled for 2016). He is also a co-founder and scheme director of the Nordic Immunohistochemical Quality Control (NordiQC) with Aalborg Hospital as its domicile which is currently has more than 700 participating pathology laboratories from more than 40 countries.

Michael Bzorek (Denmark)
Senior Histotechnologist and project coordinator at the Institute of Surgical Pathology, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark. He has worked within the area of immunohistochemistry for more than 20 years. He has been actively involved in teaching immunohistochemistry since 1997 as an invited lecturer on various international and national courses and meetings. His focus area has been on the technical aspects of immunohistochemistry, particular in the field of protocol optimization. He is a author and co-author of more than 20 publications and since 2010 member of the NordiQC IHC Assessor Group.

Organizing/Scientific Committee:
Jan Klos MD Course Director,
Members: prof. Janusz Rys and Dr. Krzysztof Okon

Language, Homework, Participants

Language: The course is in English.
Homework: seminar cases will be provided by the faculty.

The Organizing/Scientific Committee invites participants to submit abstracts/case descriptions related to the topics of the course, for consideration and inclusion as a poster presentation. Guidelines for preparation of abstracts and posters.
Participants: The target groups are consultant pathologists and pathologists in training. The number of participants is limited to 100.

Venue, contact

Venue: Auditorium Maximum, Jagiellonian University, Str. Krupnicza 33, Krakow, Poland.mapka_AM
Contact: konferencje@uj.edu.pl


 The old city of Krakow is a tourist attraction ranked high among the most attractive cities in Europe. There are many direct flights from a number of European destinations. The course venue/city center can be reached from the airport within 20-30` depending on traffic. Travel by car or train may be also an option to consider.

Registration, Cancellation policy, Scholarships

Registration, Cancellation policy, Scholarships:

The registration will be available here.

The full registration fee including all indicated meals and full documentation of the course is 1400 PLN (approx. 350 Euro). Travel and accommodation are not included.

Scholarships: the organizers will apply to European Society of Pathology for scholarships covering the fee for a limited number of course participants.

Cancellation policy: Before 31st of August 2017: Full refund minus 10% deduction for administrative costs. After 31st of August 2017 no refunds will be made, but the place can be transferred to another participant.

Scholarships: information will be available soon.

Course program

Program will be available soon