Ben Davidson

Department of Pathology, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, N-0310 Oslo, Norway & University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, N-0316 Oslo, Norway

Session title:

Sarcomas of the genital tract – morphology, molecular characteristics and clinical endpoints

Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit

Department of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Session title:

Hodgkin lymphoma – pathological features and differential diagnosis

Katalin Kiss

Dept. Of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Anais Malpica

Department of Pathology MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Anais Malpica is a Professor of Pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She received her M.D. degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and completed both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residencies at Boston University and Baylor College of Medicine. This was followed by a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was the former Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Section and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program at MD Anderson. Dr. Malpica has authored and co-authored 220 scientific articles, 11 book chapters, and 2 books on gynecologic pathology. She is a member of the editorial board of the “International Journal of Gynecological Pathology” and “Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine”. In addition, she was formally the Co-chair of the Educational Committee of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathology.

Session title:

1. Endometrial Cancer, A Practical Review

2. Pathology of the Female Lower Genital Tract, Current Issues

Jeff Medeiros

Dept. Of Pathology, MDA, Houston, USA

Session title:

1. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

2. Histiocytic and dendritic cell lesions

Cesar Moran

Department of Pathology MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Cesar A. Moran is a professor of pathology and currently the Director of Thoracic Pathology and Deputy Chair in the department of pathology at M D Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Moran has authored more than 300 publications in peer review journals, written more than 45 chapters in diverse textbooks, and has authored 6 textbooks on thoracic pathology. Dr. Moran is the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Diagnostic Pathology and has lectured in multiple countries around the world. In addition, a classification on thymomas and a staging system for thymomas and thymic carcinoma carries his name as one of the authors of such schemas.

Session title:

Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the lung

Cristian Ortiz-Villalon

Department of pathology/ cytology Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm - Sweden

Session title:

Update in molecular analysis in lung cancer

Tine Plato Hansen

Consultant pathologist, assoc prof Department of pathology Herlev & Gentofte Hospital - Denmark

Tine Plato Kuhlmann (former Hansen) was board-certified as a specialist in pathology in 2005 and is a senior consultant in gastrointestinal pathology at the Department of Pathology, Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen. Before that she held similar positions at Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, at Odense University Hospital, and at the University of Southern Denmark. Her main pathology expertise and scientific interest is in gastrointestinal diseases, especially early colorectal cancer, with a focus on immunohistochemical and molecular prognostic and predictive markers. She is a board member of the Danish Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG) and of the DCCG pathology working group, responsible for the Danish National Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. Tine Plato Kuhlmann has authored and co-authored 30 peer reviewed scientific papers, 1 book chapter and has been a supervisor on several undergraduate research projects and PhD studies.

Session title:

Risk factors and pitfalls in early colorectal cancer

Nour Sneige

Dept. Of Pathology, MDA, Houston, USA

Session title:

1. The utility of immunohistochemistry in the evaluation of breast lesions 

2. Update on breast biomarkers (ER/PR, HER2) including molecular studies /profiles   

Melissa Taggart

Section of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Department of Anatomic Pathology University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas USA

Dr. Taggart received her medical degree from and completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.   She then attended the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where she completed a fellowship in General Oncologic Surgical Pathology followed by a fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology.  She is an associate professor in the Section of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  She has published more than thirty peer-reviewed manuscripts, has a co-authored book chapters in appendiceal, colorectal, and anal pathology, and has given many educational presentations on gastrointestinal pathology both in the United States and internationally.  She is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals.  Her interests focus on appendiceal neoplasms and hereditary colorectal carcinoma.  She is a member of the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI) pathology group, which is a group of pathologists working on advancing our understanding of appendiceal tumors. 

Session title:

1. Appendiceal Neoplasms – Updates and Issues

2. Colonic Polyposis – Considerations Beyond the Slide

Trine Tramm

Department of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Dr. Trine Tramm is a consultant and head of the breast team at the Department of Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital. She had her medical training at Aarhus University, where she also obtained her Ph.D. degree on gene-expression profiling to predict response to radiotherapy in breast cancer. She completed her residency in Surgical Pathology at Aarhus University Hospital, and has on several occasions spent time at Dept. of Pathology, Yale University Hospital, New Haven, USA as a visiting research assistant. She is a board-member of the Pathology group of the Danish Breast Cancer Group (DBCG).

Session title:

Histopathological examination of specimens in the neoadjuvant setting in breast cancer 

Bruce Wenig

Dept. Of Pathology, H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA

Session title:

1. Viral-related cancers of the head and neck

2. Challenges and Pitfalls in the Biopsy Diagnosis of Salivary Gland Neoplasms