Diagnostic Breast Pathology Course is organized by Vincent Academy of Pathology (VAP) and will be held from Oct 23 - 25, 2019 at Lentos Art Museum Linz, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria.

This course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training. Attendance is limited to 80 participants.

Course Objectives:
During the course, the participants will be able to review at least 60 cases dealing with a variety of benign and malignant breast neoplasms and tumor-like lesions. Several common diagnostic problems including papillary neoplasms, intraductal proliferative lesions, variants of ductal and lobular intraepithelial neoplasias, and infiltrating carcinomas are included.

On each day, at least 20 cases will be reviewed by the participants using conventional (on-site) microscopy. All cases will be extensively discussed by the faculty members using an interactive approach (live microscopic presentation of the cases). Particular attention will be paid to the diagnostic criteria with systematic analysis of differential diagnoses. Value and limitations of immunohistochemistry and molecular-genetic tools will be demonstrated and critically discussed. A comprehensive review and update of histopathology with discussion of clinical significance of benign, intraepithelial, and malignant tumors of the breast will be provided. In addition to the case discussion, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided.

After the course, the participants will have access for four weeks to review all digitized cases via internet. Prior to the course, however, there is no internet access to the selected cases.

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.


Event Start Date
23 Oct, 2019
Event Start Date
Event End Date
25 Oct, 2019
Event End Date


Breast RadiologyPathology


Lentos Art Museum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1,
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