Hear the latest developments in endocrine pathology and oncology from nationally and internationally recognised experts in the field.

Join us for a two-day update on endocrine pathology, covering topics including:

  • thyroid cytology and immunochemistry
  • difficult diagnoses 
  • recent developments in in adrenal and parathyroid tumours
  • new WHO classifications and diagnostic entities
  • capsular and vascular invasion.

Who should attend?

This meeting will be aimed at Consultants with a special interest (or aiming to specialise) in endocrine pathology. It will also be suitable for Trainees approaching RCPath Part 2.


Friday 2nd February 2018

09.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.20 Introduction (Chairs: Dr David Poller & Dr Sarah Johnson)

09.30 What is normal? Morphology and immunohistochemistry of endocrine organs – Dr M Moonim, London

10.00 Molecular mechanisms in Thyroid Tumours; Normal, pathological and diagnostically useful – Prof Manuel Sobrinho-Simoes, Porto

10.30 Pathological Indicators of Prognosis in Thyroid Cancer – Dr R Ghossein, New York

11.15 Refreshments

11.30 Mini Symposium Thyroid & WHO Classification of Endocrine Tumours 2017: Encapsulated follicular lesions and other entities in the new WHO Classification (2017) – Professor Giovanni Tallini, Bologna

12.00 Thyroid Cytology and implications of the new WHO Classification (2017) – Dr D Poller, Portsmouth

12.15 Update on Brititsh Thyroid Cytology Terminology – Dr S Johnson, Newcastle

13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Chair (Dr M Moonim)

14.00 Panel discussion of interesting cases (previously submitted) and 'ask the panel' question time – Profs. Ghossein, Sobrinho-Simoes, Tallini & UK faculty

14.40 What do the clinician and patient need from the pathologist's report? Treatments, Trials and Assessing Risk – Dr Kate Newbold, London

15.20 Refreshments

15.40 Diagnostic and Medicolegal Pitfalls in Thyroid Pathology – Dr R Ghossein

16.20 Adrenal and Parathyroid Tumours Recent developments and ongoing challenges – Dr S Johnson, Newcastle

17.00 Close

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Slide Seminar: Chair Dr P Matthews

Invited Faculty: Dr Ghossein, Prof Sobrinho-Simoes, Prof. Tallini

UK Faculty: Dr S Johnson, Dr M Moonim, Dr D Poller

09.30 Arrival

11.00 Mid morning refreshments

13.00 Close

Topics to be covered

  • Papillary nuclei
  • Capsular and vascular invasion
  • Immunochemistry (Thyroid/parathyroid/adrenal)
  • Difficult cases
  • PDC versus ADC
  • New Diagnostic Entities in WHO 2017 (NIFTP, FTUMP, WDTUMP)

Online bookings & Early Bird Rate*

RCPath & UKEPS Members: £280
Trainees: £150
Non-members: £385

Regular bookings

RCPath & UKEPS Members: £310
Trainees: £180
Non-members: £415

* Early booking - one month prior to event date off line


To be held at Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB