This course will provide a practical diagnostic approach to reporting medical liver biopsies, focusing on the importance of clinico-pathological correlation in assessing common patterns of liver damage. Recommended for senior trainees in Pathology and Hepatology and consultant histopathologists and gastroenterologists who are regularly involved in liver biopsy assessment (without necessarily working in a Liver Unit).

If you would like to reserve a place whilst you are waiting for study leave approval, please email us.


09:20 Registration and Coffee

09.50 Welcome and Introduction - Professor Stefan Hübscher, Birmingham

Clinical Indications and General Approaches to Liver Biopsy Interpretation

10.00 Patterns of abnormal LFTs and their differential diagnosis – Professor Matthew Cramp, Plymouth

10:25 Indications for liver biopsy in investigating common medical liver diseases - what information is required from a liver biopsy report? – Dr Steve Ryder, Nottingham

10:50 Coffee

11:20 How to handle liver biopsy specimens - specimen fixation, processing and staining methods - Dr Alberto Quaglia, Kings College Hospital, London

11:45 Basic patterns of liver damage - what information can a liver biopsy provide and what clinical information does the pathologist need? – Professor Rob Goldin, Imperial College, London

12:10 Lunch

Clinico- Pathological Assessment of Common Medical Liver Diseases

13:10 Fatty liver disease – Dr Judy Wyatt & Dr Mervyn Davies, Leeds

13:55 Chronic biliary disease – Dr Sue Davies & Dr Bill Griffiths, Cambridge

14:40 Tea

15:10 Chronic hepatitis - viral and autoimmune– Dr Chris Bellamy & Dr Andrew Bathgate,Edinburgh

15:55 Acute hepatitis, including acute liver failure – Professor Stefan Hübscher & Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Birmingham

16:40 Panel discussion, Questions and Answers. Concluding remarks and close

Registration fees

Online registration fees

RCPath Members: £194.00
Concessions: £104.00
Non Members: £270.00