About this event

  • Date and time Tue 25 Jan 2022 from 9:10am to 26 Jan 2022 at 5:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pathology, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

This interactive webinar seeks to promote understanding and increased knowledge amongst pathologists and scientists on disease modelsmolecular technologies, and the integration of digital pathology in the training of the next generation of histopathologists.

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The event will provide delegates with networking opportunities and they will also have the chance to review poster presentations a week prior to the webinar as well as after it has taken place.

Topics will focus on engineered disease models to provide deep insights into what knowledge can be gained and potentially transferred into the clinic from building complex tumour models considering the tumour microenvironment. Additionally, the symposium will be about special types of RNA and a detailed demonstration of fascinating molecular technologies that work on tissue sections will provide a unique view and eyeopener about advances in these two cutting edge fields.

The educational component of this webinar allows discussion of recent teaching developments using digital platforms and assessment of the pros and cons of integrating digital pathology in the training. 

This webinar is jointly organised by the RSM Pathology Section and the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and know about recent developments in disease models 
  • Understand and know about recent developments in tissue section based (in situ) molecular technologies
  • Evaluate innovative ways of teaching histopathology and other trainees
  • Understand the pros and cons of integrating digital pathology in histopathology training

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Key speakers

Dr Kim Blenman

Yale School of Medicine, USA

Professor Martin Bushell

University of Glasgow

Dr Sarah Jiang

Duke Health, USA

Dr Thea Tlsty

Director, Department of Pathology, Centre for Translational Research in the Molecular Genetics of Cancer, California


Day one 25 January 2022

Welcome and introduction

Professor Mohammed Ilyas, Professor of Pathology, University of Nottingham

Symposium: Engineered models of health and disease

Chairs: Professor Felicity Rose, Professor of Biomaterials, University of Nottingham and Professor Simon Leedham, Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oxford University

Complex tumoroid models

Dr Umber Cheema, Research Fellow, University College London

Stromal community in disease

Dr Thea Tlsty, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California

Insights from 3D imaging

Professor Trevor Dale, Deputy Head, Molecular Biosciences Division, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Open discussion
Poster viewing and networking

Symposium: Pervasive transcription

Chairs: Professor Andrew Silver, Professor of Cancer Genetics, Queen Mary University of London and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Long non-coding ribonucleic acid in cancer: Making use of old junk

Dr Julie Aspden, Professor of Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) biology, University of Leeds

Micro ribonucleic acid in cancer – what’s new?

Professor Martin Bushell, Senior Group Leader, Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Open discussion

Including poster viewing and networking

Poster viewing and chairman’s rounds

Symposium: Education: Digital pathology integration in training

Chairs: Dr Abhik Mukherjee, Chair, Education Subcommittee, Pathological Society, and Clinical Associate Professor of Histopathology, Nottingham University and Dr Kate Marks, Chair, Trainees Subcommittee, Pathological Society, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Royal College of Pathologists perspective on digital pathology integration in training

Dr Darren Treanor, Diagnostic Digital Pathology Lead, Royal College of Pathology

Panel discussion: Digital pathology integration in training - delivering the histopathology curriculum including examination
Royal College of Pathology perspective

Dr Darren Treanor

Training Programme Director (TPD) perspective

Dr Lucinda Winter, Head of School for Pathology and Training Programme Director, Health Education England South East Working across Thames Valley

Academic and research training perspective

Professor Sarah Coupland, Honorary Consultant, Pathology, Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group

Specialist pathology perspective

Dr Clair Anne Evans, Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Trainee perspective

Dr Simon Deacon, Speciality Trainee Year 2, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Open discussion
Poster viewing and networking

Plenary oral presentations

Chairs: Professor Simon Herrington, Professor of Molecular Cancer Pathology, University of Edinburgh, and Editor in Chief, Journal of Pathology and Professor Heike Grabsch, Meetings Secretary, Pathological Society, Maastricht University

Association between histological subtypes of lung

Speaker to be confirmed

Using machine learning to infer whole genome duplication from tumour nuclear morphology

Speaker to be confirmed

A genetic model for central chondrosarcoma evolution that associates patient outcome

Speaker to be confirmed

Fully humanising a 3D in vitro model of normal breast
Increasing frequency of gene copy number aberrations is associated with immunosuppression and predicts poor prognosis in oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma

Speaker to be confirmed

Jeremy Jass Prize for Research Excellence in Pathology in 2020, presented by The Journal of Pathology

Chaired by: Professor Simon Herrington

Plenary oral prize winner

Chaired by: Professor Heike Grabsch

The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland 15th Goudie Lecture

Professor Sarah Coupland

Close of day one
Day two 26 January 2022

Welcome and introduction

Professor Abhik Mukherjee, Chair, Educational Subcomittee, Pathological Society

Symposium: Molecular technologies part one

Chairs: Professor Clare Verrill, Associate Professor, University of Oxford and Dr Nischalan Pillay, Group Leader, University College London

Multiplex immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Dr Kim Blenman, Assistant Professor, Yale University

In-situ proteomics

Dr Kristina Schwamborn, Consultant, Institute of Pathology, University of Munich

Open discussion
Poster viewing and networking

Symposium: Molecular technologies part two

Chairs: Professor Clare Verrill and Dr Nischalan Pillay

In-situ mutation detection

Dr Anne-Marie Baker, Senior Scientific Officer, Barts Cancer Institute

In-situ transcriptomics

Professor Sergio Rutella, Professor of Immunotherapy, Nottingham Trent University

Open discussion
Lunch break

Including poster viewing and networking

Rapid fire oral presentations

Chair: Professor Mark Arends, President, Pathological Society

Golden Microscope Award presentation and rapid fire oral prize announcements

Chairs: Dr Abhik Mukherjee and and Professor Heike Grabsch

Symposium: Innovative ways of teaching

Chairs: Dr Cynthia Heffron, Member, Education Subcommittee, Pathological Society, and Consultant Histopathologist, Cork University Hospital and Dr Lee Seung Hyun, Trainees Subcommittee, Pathological Society, and Clinical Research Fellow, Cancer Research UK

Royal College of Pathology online training platform Digital Now - update

Dr Hasan Rizvi, Consultant Histopathologist, Barts Health NHS Trust and Clinical Lead, Digital Pathology Programme

Teaching through social media and streaming platforms

Dr Xiaoyin Jiang, Associate Professor, Duke University

Building on industrial collaborations: PathLake pathology education tutor exemplar

Dr Lisa Browning, Consultant Histopathologist, John Radcliffe Hospital

Education initiatives in a new era - Virtual pathology interpretation training

Ms Sheila Devaney, Senior Medical Manager, Roche Diagnostics

University perspective – lessons learned from 2021/2021

Dr Abhik Mukherjee

Open discussion
Closing remarks

Professor Mark Arends

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

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