Autumn Meeting 2014

It’s that time of year again when we return to the fantastic Gordon Museum of Pathology for another evening event.

Date: Tuesday 25th November

Arrive: from 6:30pm (for 7pm start)

This meeting, we have two great talks lined up for you:

First up at 7pm is a talk mysteriously entitled “Seeing the Invisible” from Bill Edwards, the Curator of The Gordon Museum.

Then, at 7:45pm, we have a talk on “EBUS and cytology” from the EBUS support team at St Mary’s Hospital.

As usual, this event is free, CPD points will be awarded, and we will be serving complimentary sandwiches and drinks from 6:30pm. So, do arrive early for some refreshments and to have a good look at the really impressive collections on display.

We like to make sure that everyone is catered for, so please do let us know if you’re going to be joining us. Simply click on the “Register” button below and select the number of tickets your require.

The meeting will be held in the Hodgkin Building, which is Building G in this detailed map of the campus:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Issues With Tissues 2014 – Full Programme

The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived!

The full programme for this year’s Issues With Tissues is now available and ready for you to share far and wide with your friends and colleagues.

So, without further ado, this year’s fantastic line-up is as follows:

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…and not only that; you’ll earn 6 CPD points, too!

If you still haven’t registered to attend, you can do so by clicking on our registration button below:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

SAVE THE DATE for Issues With Tissues 2014

Yes that’s right, folks; Issues With Tissues is back!

So, save the date for Saturday 18th October for another thrilling and jam-packed day event at Westminster University’s stunning Marylebone Campus.

This year our talks will be themed around the current hot-topics of Modern Diagnostic Techniques and Digital Pathology.

Our full programme will be published very shortly, but registration is open right now! So why not get your tickets early before they sell out?

Just simply click on the register button and select your ticket:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Review of Event: Spring Meeting 2014

Meeting on Lymphoma Diagnosis and Research hosted by the University of Westminster

The Spring Meeting of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences London Region Cellular Pathology Discussion Group was held in the New Cavendish Street Campus on the evening of 27 March 2014.

Over 100 delegates attended the meeting to listen to two presentations on lymphoma, a class of solid white blood-cell cancers that may present a variety of diagnostic challenges. It is important to identify the type of lymphoma as this will determine which treatment strategies should be administered to the patient.

The first speaker was Dr Ayoma Attygalle, a consultant histopathologist from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. In her talk, she outlined the clinical presentation of angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma (AITL) and its differential diagnosis from other similar conditions. AITL is a rare but aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma derived from T-cells. However it has many overlapping characteristics with other specific variants of T cell derived lymphomas and may even demonstrate the presence of cells that resemble the classical Reed-Sternberg cells found in Hodgkin lymphoma. The talk focused specifically upon the morphological and molecular markers that can be used to discriminate between not only different lymphoma types, but the different histological patterns associated with AITL (Attygalle et al., 2013).

Dr Ayoma Attygalle
Dr Ayoma Attygalle

In the second of the two talks, Dr Alan Ramsay (a consultant histopathologist from University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) presented a talk entitled “Haematopathological Diagnosis on Needle Core Biopsies”. This was an informative presentation that demonstrated the importance of good practice
for both clinicians and biomedical scientists when attempting to make diagnostic decisions on small core biopsies taken from lymph nodes. The advantages and disadvantages of the techniques were trenchantly outlined and supported with well-illustrated case studies. The clear take-home messages were that core biopsies were usually diagnostic, that a considered approach should be adopted
for requesting special stains or immunohistochemistry and that expert referral should always be considered if in doubt.

Dr Alan Ramsay
Dr Alan Ramsay

If you would like a copy of the slides from Dr Alan Ramsay’s talk, you can download them via this link.

This meeting was chaired by Dr Tony Madgwick (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster) and sponsored by Dako, Roche and CellPath.

For more information on the IBMS London Cellular Pathology Discussion Group and its activities, please browse the pages of this website.

Review written by: Dr Tony Madgwick.

Spring Meeting 2014. Talks on lymphoma.

We have yet another couple of stimulating talks lined up for you all this coming Spring.

Date: Thursday 27th March

Venue: Westminster University, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW.

First up, Dr Ayoma Attygalle, a consultant histopathologist at the Royal Marsden, will talk about lymphoma from a research perspective.  Her principle research area is angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

To follow, Dr Alan Ramsay, a consultant histopathologist at University College Hospital, will be talking about haematopathological disease from a diagnostic perspective, looking at the role of the needle core biopsy.

As always, we will be providing light refreshments, CPD points, and some great discussions.

If you would like to attend, please do make sure you, or your group, register by clicking on our register button below:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Autumn Meeting 2013. Talks on alopecia, and Imhotep.

We have another fantastic evening event coming up on Tuesday 3rd December.

Here is what we have in store for you this Autumn at the incredible Gordon Museum.

An image shoing the speakers for the IBMS CPDGC evening Autumn event 2013

We look forward to see you there!

Issues With Tissues 2013 Programme

We hope you will be able to join us for our fantastic Issues With Tissues event that we have lined up for you this year.

Date: Saturday 19th October, 2013.

Venue: University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS.

Our morning session:

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Our afternoon session:

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