We have another fantastic meeting coming up next month. On Thursday 5th December, the very special Gordon Museum of Pathology will be home to our end of year evening meeting, and we have two more great talks lined up for you.
First up at 6:30pm is a talk entitled “Combining Macroscopic and Microscopic Features to Derive a Diagnosis of Products of Conception“ by Maalaviya Kumanan, an Advanced Practitioner and Dissection Lead of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Following this will be a talk entitled “Interesting Stories about Gordon Museum Exhibit Pieces” by Dr Mike Osborn, Consultant Histopathologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and President of the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology.
As usual, this event is free, and we will be serving complimentary sandwiches and drinks from 6:00pm. This museum is not open to the public, so please do make the most of this unique opportunity to come and have a good look at the really impressive collections on display.
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:
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
Head of Education, Institute of Biomedical Science
The New CPD Scheme & Registration Portfolios
10:40 – 11:10
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
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,
Infectious agents: IHC and ISH
15:20 – 15:50
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.
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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).
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.
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.
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: