Course overview

Bookings will close at 11.59pm on the 18th March. No bookings will be taken after this time. 


The Nottingham Breast Pathology Online Masterclass aims to improve the provision of routine breast pathology. It leans towards the practical diagnostic histopathology of breast disease with a special emphasis on areas which pose diagnostic difficulties.

With a faculty of leading experts, the masterclass is ideal for practising pathologists, pathology fellows and trainees. It takes place online, so you can learn from our experts from your own home or office.

Scientific Program

  • Fibroepithelial lesions of the breast
  • Spindle cell lesions of the breast
  • Rare tumour types
  • Diagnostic utility of IHC in breast pathology and pitfalls
  • Practical approach to core biopsy diagnosis in the breast
  • Practical and pragmatic approach to breast specimens cut-up
  • Microscopy workshops & approaches to diagnosis: digital slides will be available online
  • Q&A with the faculty


Professor Ian Ellis (Nottingham)

Professor Maria Pia Foschini (Bologna, Italy)

Mr Hazem Khout (Nottingham)

Professor Emad Rakha (Nottingham)

Professor Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)

Professor Puay Hoon Tan (Singapore)

Course Director: Prof Emad Rakha

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Welcome from the Course Director

Prof Emad Rakha


Differential Diagnoses in Breast Fibroepithelial Lesions

Prof Puay Hoon Tan


Diagnostic Utility of IHC in Breast Pathology and Pitfalls

Prof Ian Ellis


Coffee break


Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast

Prof Emad Rakha


Slide Seminar 1: Viewing cases and case discussion*




Rare Tumour Types of the Breast

Prof Maria Pia Foschini


Oncoplastic and Re-excision Specimens: Margins Assessment

Mr Hazem Khout


A Practical Approach to Breast Specimen Cut-up

Prof Emad Rakha


Coffee break


A Practical Approach to Core Biopsy Diagnosis in the Breast

Prof Abeer Shaaban


Slide Seminar 2: Viewing cases and case discussion*


Q&A with the Faculty




Course moderator:
Dr Islam Abdelaziz

Registration fees and cancellation

Nottingham Breast Pathology Masterclass 

Registration Fees - on/before 31 January 2022

  • Early bird £70
  • On or after 1 Febuary 2022 £90

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.