After a period of consideration, we have decided to hold the Association of Breast Pathology (ABP) 3rd annual conference as an online interactive event on the afternoon of Friday 9th October via zoom.  As you may know, the ABP had a very successful launch meeting in 2018 and second annual meeting in October 2019 with over 100 new members/delegates making it the largest speciality society for UK breast pathologists.  We hope you can join us in this new era of online learning.

The aim of this afternoon is to give consultants and trainees the opportunity for consultant led, interactive teaching to equip them with the knowledge and skills for breast pathology practice and assessment.

The virtual programme will be delivered with a mixture of speciality-specific short lectures, followed by a live Q&A session. CPD points to be advised once full programme is finalised.

Topics to include

  • COVID-19 and Breast Cancer
    • Genomic testing on core biopsies
    • Is there a role for Ki-67 in triage?
    • Feedback from other specialities (surgeon, radiologist and oncologist)
    • Changes in pathology practice from pathologists in different settings-the good, bad and ugly!
  • How to assess a specimen following neo adjuvant or bridging endocrine treatment?
  • What’s new in the updated RCPath and ICCR (International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting) cancer datasets?
  • Live Interactive MDT cases (time and technology permitting)





  • 10.45 Sponsor presentations
  • 11.45 AGM and lunch

How has COVID-19 changed breast cancer practice?

  • 12.45 Welcome and housekeeping, Dr Rahul Deb
  • 12.55 Surgery, Mr Henry Cain (Newcastle)
  • 13.10 Radiology, Dr Keshthra Satchithananda (London)
  • 13.25 Oncology, Speaker TBC
  • 13.40 Pathology (the good, the bad and the ugly), Dr Anu Gunavardhan, Prof Sarah Pinder, Dr Rahul Deb
  • 13.55 Questions for the panel
  • 14.10 Coffee break
  • 14.25 Can we use genomic tests on core biopsies to triage patients between surgery or endocrine treatment? Prof Emad Rakha
  • 14.55 Can Ki-67 assist in triage? Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 15.10 How to assess a breast specimen following neoadjuvant endocrine treatment, Dr Abeer Shaaban
  • 15.30 Coffee break
  • 15.45 Update on the ICCR guidelines, Prof Ian Ellis, Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 16.05 Are surgeons better than us at inking post-op specimens? Audit results from a large hospital Dr Yasmeen Mir
  • 16.15 Interesting cases slide seminar discussion, Prof Sarah Pinder (and all participants)
  • 16.45 Meeting close

ABP Member £40
Non member £50
Trainee and BMS £10 

Please ensure you choose the correct registration rate as all registrations will be cross checked with administrators from the ABP.




This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website