Diagnostic Thyroid Pathology and Cytology

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, nuclear medicine and surgery will be provided.

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 Tuesday 26 October 2021, 7.00 am (registration)
  • to Thursday 28 October 2021, 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, nuclear medicine and surgery will be provided.

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

  • The Austrian Chamber of Medicine has granted 30 credit points (DFP) to this event.
  • An application has been made 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).

Tuesday 26 October, 7.00 am to Thursday 28 October 2021, 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 on following official Federal Ministry Austrian websites

New coronavirus (COVID-19) (sozialministerium.at)

Travel information – BMEIA, Außenministerium Österreich

Compliance with the 3-G rule, which means genesen* (recovered from the infection), geimpft+ (vaccinated) or getestet** (tested) forms the basis for an entry in Austria as well as attendance at the course.

The participants will be asked to provide the evidence of compliance with the 3-G rule before entering the course venue. Consequently, wearing theface masks is not required during the event (both indoor and outdoor).

Food and drinks for lunch and breaks are handed out by service staff at pick-up stations. Self-service buffets are not possible.

*Anybody who has previously suffered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection is exempt from mandatory entry tests for 180 days after their recovery, provided that they carry a medical certificate from a general practitioner with the relevant information (ärztliche Bescheinigung).

+ Anybody who has been vaccinated is exempt from mandatory entry testing, starting 22 days after the initial vaccination. He/she has to carry their vaccination certificate or proof thereof.

**2 test options are available:

  • Antigen-test (rapid test) from an official testing site: not older than 48 hours
  • PCR-test: not older than 72 hours

Attention:

Since the further development of the pandemic cannot be foreseen requirements may change.

In case of pandemic-related cancellation, no reimbursement by the course organizer for already booked travel and overnight expenses.

Contact

Edith Monika Kleinferchner 
T: +43 316 385 71755

We kindly ask for registration from August 9 to October 15, 2021 by online registration.

Attendance is limited to 46 participants (first come, first served basis) and guaranteed only upon the payment of the course fee. Given the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemics, however, early-bird registrants will not be requested to pay the fee until September 2021.