Breast pathology is a rapidly developing discipline which plays a crucial role in diagnosing breast diseases and in providing prognostic and predictive parameters that guide treatment decision.
This unique masterclass aims to improve the provision of routine breast pathology. It leans towards the practical diagnostic histopathology of breast disease with a special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties.
Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass is run annually in Nottingham and internationally. Previous masterclasses have taken place in Italy (Bologna and Rome), Egypt (Cairo), USA (Atlanta) and Chile (Santiago).
It is usually a two-day conference where delegates can not only hear from experts in the field but network with colleagues. In 2021, due to the pandemic, we have revised the format so that we can bring the masterclass to you virtually as a one-day event.
How is the masterclass programme developed?
The topics for each masterclass are chosen based on analysis of data from the Nottingham national referral centre and EQA performance, as well as being informed through personal communication with reporting pathologists in the UK.
The programme includes talks on specific topics delivered by eminent breast pathologists. A large collection of common, interesting and challenging cases are discussed, as well as more unusual breast lesions. Slide seminar sessions enable delegates and experts to discuss cases and approaches to diagnostic microscopy.
A selection of interesting and annotated online breast cases are provided tor interested participants using their own devices during the course. These online cases will also be available after the course for viewing and discussion by email.
Who should attend?
The masterclass is ideal for practising pathologists, pathology fellows and trainees.