Diagnostic Thyroid Pathology and Cytology
Mikroskope

During the course, the participants will review approximately 50 cases dealing with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid lesions. The cases have been carefully selected to illustrate common diagnostic problems and pitfalls in thyroid pathology and provide the basis for in-depth discussion of morphologic criteria and usefulness of complementary investigations in achieving the correct diagnosis. In addition to the slide seminar, several lectures by experts in pathology will be provided.

Hot topics this year:

  • WHO 2022 classification: important changes for thyroid tumors in focus
  • Molecular testing on FNA: pro and contra
  • Highly selective RET-kinase inhibitors and RET testing: when and how

We kindly ask for registration from July 22 to November 02, 2022 by online registration.

If it does not work please send an email to edith.kleinferchner(at)medunigraz.at

Attendance is limited to 46 participants (first come, first served basis) and guaranteed only upon the payment of the course fee.

Kursleiter

Faculty

  • Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, MD - Course director
    Head of the Endocrine Pathology Working Group, Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

  • Giovanni Tallini, MD - Guest faculty
    Professor of Pathology, Director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Surgical Pathology Attending, Bologna University School of Medicine, Italy

  • Manuel Sobrinho Simões, MD, PhD - Guest faculty
    Professor of Pathology, Director, Department of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal

MED CAMPUS

Venue and Timetable

The course will be held at Medical University Graz – MED CAMPUS (Aula),

  • from Wednesday 09 November 2022, 7.00 am (registration)
  • to Friday 11 November 2022, 4.00 pm

Address: Medical University Graz - MED CAMPUS Graz, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

At a glance

Course objectives

During the course, the participants will review approximately 50 cases dealing with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid lesions. The cases have been carefully selected to illustrate common diagnostic problems and pitfalls in thyroid pathology and provide the basis for in-depth discussion of morphologic criteria and usefulness of complementary investigations in achieving the correct diagnosis. In addition to the slide seminar, several lectures by experts in pathology will be provided.

Hot topics this year:

  • WHO 2022 classification: important changes for thyroid tumors in focus
  • Molecular testing on FNA: pro and contra
  • Highly selective RET-kinase inhibitors and RET testing: when and how

Hot topics this year

  • WHO 2022 classification: important changes for thyroid tumors in focus
  • Molecular testing on FNA: pro and contra
  • Highly selective RET-kinase inhibitors and RET testing: when and how

Program features and highlights

  • Completely new set of cases compared with the previous courses held in Linz 2018 and 2019
  • Espescially  challenging cases presented by the guest faculty
  • Hands-on microscopy with real cytology and histology slides circulating among all participants
  • Presentation and discussion of the participants’ diagnoses for each case (questionnaire-based survey during microscopy sessions) in comparison with the experts’ consensus diagnoses
  • Extensive correlation of cytology and histology
  • Interactive discussion among participants and faculty
  • Technical/methodological aspects (frozen section, macroscopy, sampling, FNB, touch imprint cytology, staining protocols) specifically addressed
  • Application of immunohistochemical and molecular markers
  • Presentation of follow-up data, therapeutic and prognostic implications of histopathologic diagnoses.
  • Slide scans available via internet after the course
  • Lectures and in-depth discussion of selected topics (FNA cytology, NIFT-P and related tumors, papillary carcinoma variants, oncocytic lesions)

Participants

This intensive course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as advanced pathologists in training.

Course director and guest faculty

Course director
  • Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, MD

Head of the Endocrine Pathology Working Group, Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Guest faculty
  • Giovanni Tallini, MD
    Professor of Pathology, Director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Surgical Pathology Attending, Bologna University School of Medicine, Italy
  • Manuel Sobrinho Simões, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pathology, Director, Department of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal

Accreditation/CME-Credit

Applications have been made to the Austrian Chamber of Medicine for  DFP (Diplomfortbildungsprogramm) and to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. Accreditation process is still in progress.

Location, time table, course fee

The course will be held at Medical University Graz – MED CAMPUS Graz (Aula).

Wednesday 09 November, 7.00 am to Friday 11 November 2022, 4.00 pm

Address: Medical University Graz - MED CAMPUS, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

The course language will be English.

The course fee is € 590.00 and includes a comprehensive handout, coffee breaks and lunch and a public transport ticket for one week within the Graz urban area (Zone 101).

Accomodation

Participants are requested to make their own hotel reservations. Addresses for accommodation (with map) can be found on the website of Graz Tourism Office 

If you need any assistance feel free to contact us.

COVID-19-requirements

Please note the individual entry regulations to Austria.
Detailed information can be found under the following link of the government’s official website:
Entry into Austria and pre-travel clearance (www.oesterreich.gv.at)
as well as at https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information
 
Please note:
Since the further development of the pandemic cannot be foreseen requirements may change rapidly.
It is recommended to check these sources of information regularly.

Contact

Edith Monika Kleinferchner 
T: +43 316 385 71755