Course overview


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

  • Benign mimics of malignancy in the breast
  • Diagnosis of rare breast carcinomas and pitfalls
  • Metastatic carcinomas (inbreast metastasis and metastatic breast cancer)
  • Vascular lesions of the breast
  • Novel immunohistochemical markers in breast pathology
  • Digital pathology of breast disease: Primary diagnosis and EQA performance
  • Approaches to diagnosis microscopy workshops 
  • Meet the experts 


Professor Ian Ellis (Nottingham)
Professor Stuart Schnitt (Harvard Medical School)
Professor Emad Rakha (Nottingham)
Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge)
Professor Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)
Dr Areeg Abbas (Nottingham)
Prof Maria Pia Foschini (Bologna, Italy)

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  • 09.25 Welcome, Professor Emad Rakha
  • 09.30 Diagnosis of Rare Breast Carcinomas and Pitfalls, Professor Maria Pia Foschini
  • 10.10 Benign Mimics of Malignancy in the Breast, Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 10.40 Vascular Lesions of the Breast, Professor Abeer Shaaban
  • 11.00 Break
  • 11.15 My Experience with Breast Medicolegal and Referral Cases, Professor Ian Ellis
  • 11.40 Slide Seminar 1: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 12.40 Lunch break
  • 13.20 Updates on Immunohistochemical Markers in Breast Pathology, Dr Elena Provenzano
  • 13.45 Metastatic Carcinomas (in breast metastasis and metastatic BC), Professor Abeer Shaaban
  • 14.10 Slide Seminar 2: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 14.40 HER2 Low Breast Carcinoma, Professor Emad Rakha
  • 14.55 Break
  • 15.10 Slide Seminar 3: Viewing cases and case discussion (digital slides available online)
  • 15.40 UK Breast EQA: Digital Pathology Experience, Professor Ian Ellis
  • 15.55 Problems in the Diagnosis and Classification of Lobular Carcinoma in situ, Professor Stuart Schnitt
  • 16.40 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.

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Registration Fees - 16 July 2021  

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

Registration Fees - Combine 27 May and 16 July 2021

  • Early bird £100
  • 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.