Course overview

Please note that this event has now closed for further bookings. 

If you wish to attend the conference, please contact Natoya Sylva by email


The renowned masterclass moves online in 2021, focusing on addressing challenges in diagnostic breast pathology. With a faculty of leading experts from across the world, the masterclass is ideal for practising pathologists, pathology fellows and trainees.

Scientific Program

  • The use of IHC in diagnostic breast pathology
  • Improving concordance in breast cancer reporting
  • An update on receptor assessment in breast cancer and pitfalls
  • WHO updates on breast tumour classification
  • Diagnostically challenging breast lesions
  • Diagnostic challenges on core biopsies
  • Approaches to diagnosis microscopy workshops
  • Meet the experts


Professor Ian Ellis (Nottingham)
Professor Cecily Quinn (Dublin)
Professor Emad Rakha (Nottingham)
Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge)
Professor Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)
Dr Areeg Abbas (Nottingham)

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  • 09.25 Welcome, Professor Emad Rakha
  • 09.30 WHO Updates on Breast Tumour Classification, Professor Ian Ellis
  • 10.30 Challenging Breast Lesions (sclerosing and lobular lesions), Dr Abeer Shaaban
  • 11.00 Break
  • 11.15 Use of IHC in Diagnostics Breast Pathology, and Pitfalls, Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 11.45 Slide Seminar 1: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 12.30 Lunch break
  • 13.15 Challenges in Reporting Needle Core Biopsy, Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 13.45 Slide Seminar 2: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 14.30 Biphasic Breast Lesions (updates), Dr Cecily Quinn
  • 15.10 Break
  • 15.25 Assessment of Receptors in Breast Cancer, and Pitfalls, Professor Emad Rakha
  • 15.45 Slide Seminar 3: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 16.15 Challenges in Reporting Breast Cancer (improving concordance), Professor Emad Rakha
  • 16.35 Meet the Experts (Q&A)
  • 17.00 Meeting close

Course Moderator: Dr Areeg Abbas

Registration Fees and Cancellation

Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass Series 2021

We are delighted to be presenting two online masterclasses in 2021, on 27 May and 16 July.
Each focuses on different areas to enhance knowledge, skills and techniques. Attend either event, or for maximum benefit and registration discounts, book a place on each. Rates below.

View the 16 July programme. 

Registration Fees - 27 May 2021

  • On or after 1 April £70

Registration Fees - 16 July 2021  

  • Early bird £60
  • On or after 1 June £70

Registration Fees - Combine 27 May and 16 July 2021

  • On or after 1 April £120

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.



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

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.