Breast Pathology
Course 2024
Barcelona, May 22 - 24, 2024

Course Directors

Dr. Belén Lloveras

Chief of the Pathology Department,  Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Esther Oliva

Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Mar Iglesias

Pathologist. Associated Professor. Pathology Department. Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Ivonne Vázquez de las Heras

Pathologist. Associated Professor. Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Laura Comerma

Pathologist. Associated Professor. Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Ms. Sara Pérez Massó 

Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Faculty

Dr. Edi Brogi

Director Breast Pathology Team, Attending Pathologist and Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York,  NY

Dr. Melinda Lerwill

Director of Breast Pathology and Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dr. José Palacios

Chief of the Pathology Department,  Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Elena Provenzano

Lead breast pathologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Dr. Popi Siziopikou

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology). Director of Breast Pathology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL USA

Course Description

The course is organized as a theoretical-practical review of relevant aspects of Breast Pathology.

The course is designed to be very interactive. The faculty will give lectures, show typical morphologic entities and discuss how to approach specific issues in multiheaded microscopes (two 16 headed microscopes and 2 microscopes with projection screens), dividing the attendants into 4 different groups. 

The attendants will rotate through the different settings, so everyone has similar exposure to the invited faculty, cases and settings. 

The course is limited to 90 participants in order to accommodate everybody at the practical sessions. 

An option to attend the lectures only is also available with a lower registration fee and limited to 25 individuals.

An option to attend the lectures live online, is also available with a lower registration fee. The recordings will be available up to 21 days after the course.

Program

Barcelona, May 22 – 24, 2024

Wednesday

8.15—8.30

Opening Ceremony

Dr. Víctor Pérez
Medical Director

Dr. Belen Lloveras
Course Director

Dr. Esther Oliva
Course Director

8.30—9.00

IHC in breast pathology – uses and pitfalls
Dr. Elena Provenzano

9.00—9.50

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the Breast
Dr. Kalliopi P Siziopikou

9.50—10.20

Coffee Break

10.20—11.10

Lobular carcinoma – what’s new and noteworthy
Dr. Edi Brogi

11.15—13.00

Practical Sessions

13.00—15.00

Lunch

15.00—15.30

The Pathology of Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer; Recent Updates
Dr. Kalliopi P Siziopikou

15.30—16.20

Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer
Dr. Melinda Lerwill

16.20 —16.35

Coffee Break

16.35—18.15

Practical sessions

Thursday

8.30—9.20

Triple negative breast cancer – not just a single entity
Dr. Elena Provenzano

9.20—9.50

HER2-Low Breast Cancer; Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Kalliopi P Siziopikou

9.50—10.20

Coffee Break

10.20—11.10

Molecular Pathology of Breast Cancer: Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications
Dr. José Palacios

11.15—13.00

Practical Sessions

13.00—15.00

Lunch

15.00—15.50

Evaluation of Papillary Breast Lesions
Dr. Melinda Lerwill

15.50—16.20

High Risk Proliferative Lesions of the Breast: Diagnosis and Significance
Dr. Kalliopi P Siziopikou

16.20 —16.35

Coffee Break

16.35—18.15

Practical sessions

Friday

8.30—9.15

Handling and reporting of breast specimens post neoadjuvant therapy
Dr. Elena Provenzano

9.15—10.00    

Fibroepithelial tumors – Diagnostic criteria and recurrent challenges
Dr. Edi Brogi

10.00—10.30

Coffee Break

10.30—11.15    

Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast
Dr. Melinda Lerwill

11.15—13.00

Practical Sessions

13.00—15.00

Lunch

15.00-16.00

Hot topics in breast pathology: Panel discussion
All Faculty

16.15—18.00

Practical sessions

 

Accreditation

 

Venue

Aula Josep Marull

Campus Universitari MAR
C/ Dr. Aiguader, 80
08003 Barcelona

Registration

Registration fee with practical sessions

Pathologists: 500 €
Residents: 400 € 

Registration fee without practical sessions

Pathologists: 350 €
Residents: 300 € 

Registration fee online course

Live streaming: 180 €
(live streaming access to all lectures)

3 days lunch: 90€

Lunches are not included in this year registration fee as to avoid food waste. Book it separately while registering if you are interested.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee refund available until the 22nd of April at 15:00 (except for an admistrative fee of 80€)
  • No refund available from the 22nd of April at 15:01

All refund requests should be sent to info@aventik.es

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Suggested Hotels

There are some hotels near the Hospital but they are very expensive.
The suggested hotels are located in downtown Barcelona.
The Hospital is very well connected to the downtown area via subway.

Hotel Actual 
BCN Urban Gran Ducat 
Hotel Balmes 
Catalonia Portal de l’Àngel 
Catalonia La Pedrera 
Hotel Catalunya 
Hotel Constanza 
H10 Catalunya Plaza 
Hotel HCC Regente 
Hotel Praktik Garden 
Hotel Royal Passeig de Gràcia 
Hotel Royal Passeig de Gràcia 
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