Course Overview

Join us for the Birmingham Breast Pathology Update Course (our 13th year!)

Our annual multidisciplinary breast course will be done virtually for the first time! This is an exciting opportunity to learn from the experts in an interactive and interesting way. The course will provide an update on challenging breast lesions, latest guidelines, educational MDT scenarios, Questions and Answers and slide seminar.

Confirmed speakers: Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge), Prof Emad Rakha (Nottingham), Prof Daniel Rea (Birmingham), Prof Sarah Pinder (London), Dr Nisha Sharma (Leeds), Dr Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham), Miss Vidya Raghavan and Mr Naren Basu.

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Please note none of the sponsors have had any input or influence on the programme or speaker choices for this meeting.



10.30 - 10:40    Welcome
10:40 - 11:00    Immunotherapy in breast cancer and PDL-1 testing: 

                         Oncological prospective and what pathologists should consider for tumour testing.
11:00 - 11.20    Effect of COVID on breast pathology practice: 
                         Bridging endocrine therapy and histological assessment of neoadjuvant endocrine response 
11.20 - 11.35    Oncotype Dx testing on core biopsy : evidence and practical issues
                         What is new in the WHO (2019) and updated UK Pathology guidelines (pending): 
11.35 - 11.50    
Approach to benign and malignant papillary lesions
11.50 - 12.15    DCIS reporting and what is clear margin?
12.15 - 12.45    Redefining breast cancer subtypes: old and new entities
12.45 - 13.10    Reporting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy specimens, including imaging correlation
13.10 - 14.00    Lunch break
14.00 - 14:50    
MDT scenarios to learn from, questions and answers
14.50 - 15.30    Slide seminar session
15.30                Event Close



Consultants: £60
Trainees: £30
Overseas delegates: £30


Zoom Details


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