Faculty

Nottingham Breast Pathology  Masterclass Faculty (2019)

SPEAKERS

Professor Ian Ellis

Professor Cecily Quinn

Professor Sarah Pinder

Professor Emad Rakha

Dr Abeer Shaaban

Dr Andrew HS Lee

Dr Elena Provenzano

Dr Areeg Abbas

Mr Douglas Macmillan

Professor Ian Ellis – Professor of Cancer Pathology, Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, School of Medicine, Nottingham University, Honorary Consultant Pathologist Nottingham City Hospital, founding member of the faculty of the Nottingham International Breast Education Centre. He has been Specialty Advisor of The Royal College of Pathologists, and is Chairman of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. He has acted as an advisor to the Department of Health London, the Union for International Cancer Control, the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. He is a founder of PathLore specialist pathology and reference laboratory, and Medical Director for Source Bioscience plc. Prof Ellis has authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and chapters in medical and pathology textbooks.

Professor Cecily Quinn: Cecily Quinn MB (hons), MD, FRCPI, FRCPath, FFPath is a Consultant Histopathologist at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Professor at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences. Prof Quinn graduated from University College Galway in 1982. She trained at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London and was Consultant Breast Histopathologist at The General Infirmary at Leeds and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds until 1999 when she took up her present post. She is Lead Histopathologist at the Merrion Unit of the Irish National Breast Screening Programme. She is the RCPI National Specialty Director in Histopathology and represented histopathology on the RCPI Imrie and Keane review committees. Prof Quinn is the GDG Clinical vice-chair European Commission Initiative On Breast Cancer and Chair of the European Working Group for Breast Screening Pathology. She is a member of the UK (NHS) Breast External Quality Assurance Committee (BIG18) and is the histopathology representative on the Breast Symptomatic Lead Clinicians Group. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and she is a member of the HER2 and Triple Negative Research Group at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the Translational Oncology Group at UCD. Prof Quinn is a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of Histopathology and a committee member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

Professor Emad Rakha Professor and Honorary Consultant Pathologist Department of Histopathology, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Prof Rakha has authored over 310 peer-reviewed scientific publications, in addition to more than 28 chapters in medical and pathology textbooks in the field of breast disease. He is member of the National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18), UK PathSoc Committee, International society of Breast Pathology Committee (General Secretary), NHSBSP Research Advisory Committee,  Histopathology journal Editorial Board, Breast Cancer Now Tissue bank Access Committee, Nottingham Health Science Biobank Board and The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Breast CSG and its Translational Subgroup. Professor Rakha has been reporting breast referral cases in Nottingham since 2011 and he reports private breast cases referred to Source Bioscience plc.

Professor Sarah Pinder  – Professor of Breast Pathology & Head of Research Oncology King’s College London and Lead Consultant Breast Pathologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. She serves on the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Breast Reference Group, the NHS Breast Screening Programme Pathology Co-ordinating Committee, the Sloane Project (UK National DCIS audit) Steering Group and Chairs the NHS Breast Screening Programme Pathology Research Committee. Professor Pinder has published approximately 200 peer-reviewed articles, over 50 invited reviews, and approximately 50 chapters on breast diseases in medical textbooks.

Dr Andrew HS Lee –  Consultant Histopathologist specialising in breast pathology at Nottingham University Hospitals. He has been a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology since 2006, chairing the group that organises the annual National Breast Pathology Update Courses. His research interests include core biopsy diagnosis, spindle cell and fibroepithelial lesions and prognostic factors in breast cancer including the role of inflammation.

Dr Elena Provenazno: Dr Provenzano is a Consultant and Lead Breast Pathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She is the Scientific Officer, Cancer Research UK Cancer Research Cambridge Centre and the lead pathologist for several research projects in breast cancer. She is a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. Her primary interest is the translational aspect of clinical trials particularly in the neoadjuvant setting. She is the local pathologist for the SEARCH and METABRIC studies. She contributes and lectures to the Masterclass since 2016 and she lectures in several training and scientific meetings in the UK and abroad in a regular basis.

 Dr Abeer Shaaban – Consultant Breast Pathologist/ Honorary Senior Lecturer Department of Cellular Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Dr Shaaban is a specialist breast pathologist and member of the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Scientific Advisory Committee of Breast Cancer Campaign. She is a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18).

Dr Areeg Abbas: Dr Abbas is a consultant Breast Pathologist in Nottingham who reports local and referral breast cases. She lectures in breast courses in the UK, has academic interests in breast disease and published in peer reviewed journals. 

Mr Douglas Macmillan: Mr Macmillan is a specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon based in Nottingham for 20 years. He trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Nottingham. Prior to being appointed as Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at the Nottingham Breast Institute (where he is the lead for breast surgery). He undertook an MD thesis in aspects of breast conserving surgery for breast cancer and he is a Senior Lecturer in Breast Surgery, University of Nottingham. Mr Macmillan is recognised as an expert in all types of breast surgery, he is a frequent invited speaker, demonstrator and faculty member at many national and international breast meetings, conferences and Royal College of Surgeons courses. He leads a research group in oncoplastic breast surgery based at the Nottingham Breast Institute and published extensively in scientific journals (over 150 articles) and has written several (over 20) book chapters. He is a member of the following professional organisations: British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO). European Society Surgical Oncology (ESSO), British Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS), British Breast Group and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeons (BAPRAS). He provides expert advice and expert medical reports to several authorities and legal firms including the Royal College of Surgeons, Health Care Commission, NHS, General Medical Council and Scottish Health Care Ombudsman. Mr Macmillan has served on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) clinical standards in breast cancer committee, Association of Breast Surgeons Council, and many expert advisory boards.

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