Breast pathology is a rapidly developing discipline having crucial role in diagnosing breast diseases and in providing prognostic and predictive parameters that guide treatment decision.

This unique two day course aims to improve provision of routine breast pathology service in the UK. It is slanted towards practical diagnostic histopathology of breast disease with special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties. Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass is run annual in Nottingham (July), and abroad (Bologna and Rome (Italy) in 2016-2018, Cairo (Egypt) 2016-2018, and in Atlanta (Georgia State, USA) (2017), Santiago (Chile) in 2017) and it will be held in Cairo (Egypt) and in Lahore (Pakistan) in 2020.

The topics are chosen based on analysis of data from the Nottingham national referral centre and EQA performance and on personal communication with reporting pathologists in the UK.

The course includes talks on specific topics, given by eminent breast pathologists and a large collection of common, interesting and challenging cases as well as unusual breast lesions with illustrated discussions. The course this year will include 4 slide seminar sessions each will be split into two sections; the first will be discussion of the circulated cases (~20 cases) using PowerPoint presentation. The second section will be an approach to diagnosis by expert breast pathologists using light microscope and glass slides with multiple projection screens for interactive case discussion. A list of interesting and annotated online breast cases will be provided if participants are interested in looking at digital images using their own devices during the course. These online cases will also be available after the course for viewing and discussion by emails.

 The course is granted 14 CPD Points by the Royal College of Pathologists

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