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Issues With Tissues October 2016

Hello Pathology Fans,

On Saturday 22nd October we’re going to be back once again with our second Issues With Tissues of the year at the great University of Westminster Marylebone campus. Here is what we have lined up for you all:

 PROGRAMME

09:00 – 10:00 Registration & Refreshments in room MG28, Ground Floor
  All day Trade Show in room MG28
   
10:00 – 12:30 Session I in the Hogg Lecture Theatre, Second Floor

Chair: Dr. Anthony Madgwick

Principal Lecturer, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster

   
10:00 – 10:40 Alan Wainwright

Head of Education, Institute of Biomedical Science

The New CPD Scheme & Registration Portfolios

   
10:40 – 11:10 Lawrence Webb

Pride in Practice Co-ordinator, LGBT Foundation

Cervical Screening awareness in the LGBT Community

    11:10 – 11:40 Dr Tanya Levine

Consultant Histopathologist, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

HPV Primary Testing

   11:40 – 12:10 Dr Joanne Horne

Advanced Practitioner, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

A day in the life of a reporting BMS

12:10 – 12:30 Dr Gayani Pitiyage

Head and Neck Pathologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Head and Neck Tumours

   
12:30 – 14:00 Networking lunch in MG28, Ground Floor
   
14:00 – 16:30 Session II in the Hogg Lecture Theatre, Second Floor

Chair: Mr Ian Sturdgess

President of the Institute of Biomedical Science

 14:00 – 14:40 Pearl Huey

Cellular Pathology Service Manager, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Meeting the Challenge and Turning the Vision into Reality

   
14:40 – 15:20 Dr Naomi Guppy

Senior BMS/ Research Manager,

UCL-Advanced Diagnostics

Infectious agents: IHC and ISH

   
15:20 – 15:50

 

Stephanie Chadwick

Dermatology Therapy Representative, Stiefel (a GSK Company)

Aptamers – The New Kids on the Block

15:50 – 16:30 Dr Hasan Rizvi

Consultant Histopathologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Digital Pathology: Uses and Applications

   
  Refreshments will be available at the end of the symposium in MG28, Ground Floor

Please note, lectures are subject to change.

How do we register? I hear you ask. Well, just click of the Register link below and follow the instructions.

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If you have any questions about booking your ticket(s), please do not hesitate to contact us via this website or the “Contact” or “Contact Organiser” button via the Eventbrite link above.

As always, we look forward to seeing you there!

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.