Overview
This year our two annual courses will be linked to provide a two-day course of lectures and practical experience in liver pathology. Delegates have the option of attending either or both of the days.
 
The first day 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).

The second day will be a slide-based practical workshop for histopathologists which will cover the main types of medical liver disease as well as a range of focal liver lesions.

 

Day 1 - Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical Liver Disease

Thursday 5th March 2020 (5CPD Points)
This course, organised by Professor Stefan Hübscher, will be delivered for the tenth time in 2020. Presentations by hepatologists and histopathologists cover the investigation of medical liver diseases.
The course provides a practical diagnostic approach to reporting medical liver biopsies, focusing on the importance of clinico-pathological correlation in assessing common patterns of liver damage.

 

Day 2 - Histopathology Workshop -  Liver Pathology

Friday 6th March 2020 (5CPD Points)
This slide-based practical workshop for histopathologists is devised for consultants working outside specialist liver centres, and trainees in stage C or D who have an interest in liver pathology.  It is designed to complement the annual course; ‘Liver biopsy in the assessment of medical liver disease’, but also works as a stand-alone course.  

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the session individuals should:

  • Have pre-viewed a range of liver cases, as virtual slides pre-meeting, and also available using iPads during the meeting.
  • Be confident in recognising common patterns of medical liver disease in liver biopsies 
  • Understand the role of different special stains in medical liver biopsies
  • Have gained an understanding of the pathological assessment of focal liver lesions 

The UK Liver Pathology group was founded in 2016 to promote excellence in liver histopathology services in the UK and Ireland, across all levels of specialisation, through professional collaboration in education, quality assurance and research. We aim to provide a range of training and CPD materials and events, suitable for trainees and consultants in specialist and generalist settings.This course is being run for the 6th time; it was first held as a BDIAP histopathology workshop in March 2014. Due to the variation in provision of liver services, there is limited exposure to liver histopathology in some training programmes. 
This course would be particularly useful for trainees who are looking for a concise all-round practical learning opportunity in liver pathology. Delegates have the option of attending either or both of the days.

Digital Slides
Please note: During the meeting, digital slides can be viewed using iPads (Aperio ePathViewer). This will be the second time we have used digital slides for this course instead of microscopes, this was very well received last year. Delegates can bring their own iPad or pay for the iPads that will be hired. 

 

Programme 5th & 6th March 2020

Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical Liver Disease
Thursday 5th March 2020

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 Ian Rowe, Leeds
13.55   Chronic biliary disease – Dr Susan Davies & Dr Will Gelson, 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 Palak Trivedi, Birmingham
16.40   Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers. Concluding remarks and close

Histopathology Workshop -  Liver Pathology
Friday 6th March 2020

9.00     Registration and Coffee
Viewing of scanned cases as a refresher prior to the meeting. The course teachers will be available to discuss cases.
09.50   Welcome and Introduction – Dr Judy Wyatt, Leeds
10.00   Slides Seminar: Medical liver biopsies - Dr Judy Wyatt  
11.30   Coffee and slide viewing
12.00   Slide Seminar: medical liver biopsies cases, 1-7 - Dr Sue Davies
12.45   Lunch
13.30   Slide Seminar: medical liver biopsies, cases 8-13 - Dr Sue Davies 
14.15   Tea and slide viewing
14.45   Slide Seminar: Focal Liver Lesions (10 cases) - Professor Stefan Hubscher -
16.15   Concluding remarks and close
Registration Fees/iPad Hire

Online Rates - One/two day fees 
RCPath members £202 (1 day fee) or £370 (2 day fee)
Concessions £108 (1 day fee) or £192 (2 day fee) - Concessions include trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses
Non-members £280 (1 day fee) or £430 (2 day fee)

iPad Hire
Please note:  We will be using iPads for slide viewing - iPads are effective in this type of workshop meeting, providing an effective and convenient alternative. We can not grant you a refund once you have made your payment to hire an iPad for the day.  ​​​​iPad hire cost: £20. Delegates can bring their own iPad or use the iPads provided.

Offline Rates - (payments via cheque/invoice or on the day payments)
RCPath members £238 (1 day fee) or £405 (2 day fee)
Concessions £142 (1 day fee) or £225 (2 day fee) - Concessions include trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses
Non-members £312 (1 day fee) or £461 (2 day fee)

Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled one working week before the event.

Location

Both days are hosted by the Royal College of Pathologists; at 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.