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The deadline for the submission of the abstracts has been extended with a week till Monday July 11, 2022.

12TH BELGIAN WEEK OF PATHOLOGY

21.10 > 22.10.22


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to announce the 12th edition of the Belgian Week of Pathology (BWP). On behalf of the Belgian Society of Pathology we would like to invite you to at the Tangla Hotel in Brussels, on October 21-22, 2022.

The previous editions of the BWP were a huge success and also this year, the different Working Groups of the Belgian Society have outdone themselves to put together a great program focusing on areas of direct practical relevance to general surgical pathologists. As our professional landscape and the world around us are constantly evolving, the BWP also evolves to remain at the frontline of meetings where we can share knowledge and experience.

The Key Note topic of this year will be on Urologic Pathology. State-of the-Art lectures will be provided by some of the European leading expert uropathologists: prof. dr. Yves Allory (Institut Curie, France) and prof. dr. Arno van Leenders (Rotterdam, Netherlands).

For the Educational Grant Symposium we invited a special guest from the Brigham & Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston: prof. dr. Christopher Fletcher: How should surgical pathology evolve?

Our comprehensive and rich program will also cover advances in pathology diagnosis, new classifications, guidelines and quality assessment. For breast pathology, prof. dr. Ian Ellis and prof. dr. Emad Rakha promised to join us from Nottingham (UK), after an unfortunate cancellation last year due to covid. Prof. dr. Chris Vandenbussche from Hopkins (USA) will talk about the Paris System for urine cytology, prof. dr. Bernard Cribier (France) will teach us more on dermatopathology, and prof. dr. Norman Carr (UK) will elaborate on LAMN and PMP in Appendiceal pathology.

Like every year, we encourage residents to present their work by submitting abstracts, and again multiple prices will be awarded for excellent research and for presenting difficult and interesting disease entities.

Don’t miss this year’s Pathology Congress dinner on Friday night: here you can reunite with your colleagues and with the expert speakers from around the world. Last year we had a vibrant and lively atmosphere till the early hours of the morning. The relationships you forge here will last throughout your career!

Last but not least, the BWP 2022 gratefully acknowledges our partners from the industry for their renewed and ongoing support! It is always a pleasure to continue our constructive collaboration.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels at the 12th Belgian Week of Pathology !

Koen VAN DE VIJVER & Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Belgian Week of Pathology

Pieter DEMETTER

Belgian Week of Pathology


Pieter DEMETTER

Pieter DEMETTER

Belgian Society of Pathology President

Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Belgian Week of Pathology President

Vasiliki Siozopoulou

Vasiliki Siozopoulou

Belgian Week of Pathology
Vice President

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Board


President

Pieter DEMETTER

Vice-presidents

Birgit WEYNAND

Romaric CROES

Treasurer

Karl DHAENE

Secretary (NL)

Claire BOURGAIN

Secretary (FR)

Joan SOMJA

Past President

Martin LAMMENS

Members

Glenn BROECKX

Kristof COKELAERE

Amélie DENDOOVEN

Ann DRIESSEN

Christine GALANT

Mina KOMUTA

Lola MARTIN-MARTINEZ

Shaira SAHEBALI

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Gert VAN DEN EYNDEN

Cytotechnologist’s representative

Miet VANHERCK

Working Groups


Breast

Guiseppe FLORIS

Cytology

Shaira SAHEBALI

Dermatology

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Digestive

Ann DRIESSEN

Haematology

Thomas TOUSSEYN

Gynecology

Jean-Christophe NOËL

Molecular

Patrick PAUWELS

Surgical

Philippe DELVENNE

Urology

Sofie VERBEKE

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2022 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


INVITED LECTURES - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Urological Pathology:

Yves Allory & Arno van Leenders

Breast Pathology:

Ian Ellis & Emad Rakha

Cytopathology:

Chris VandenBussche

Dermatopathology:

Bernard Cribier

Gastrointestinal pathology:

Norman Carr

Educational Grant Symposium:

Chris Fletcher

MAIN TOPIC


Urological Pathology


■ ROYAL 2 & 3 ■ ROYAL 1


FRIDAY 21/10


08.00-09.00

WELCOME



09.00-10.30

■ Surgical Pathology: Computational Pathology
Moderator: Philippe Delvenne (Liège)

09:00

Implementation of digital pathology in daily practice and artificia Intelligence applications.
KAMMERER-JACQUET (Rennes, France)

09:45

Implementation of Synoptic Reporting, the Dutch way.
SEEGERS Paul (Houten, The Netherlands)

10:15

Oral Presentation of a Case Report (by trainee, 15’)
‘An extraskeletal breast osteosarcoma. In the molecular era, sampling is key, back to the roots.’
Ali Ramadhan (UZB, Brussels)

■ Breast Pathology
Moderator: Guiseppe Floris (Leuven)

09:00

B3 lesions, challenges in the diagnosis on core needle biopsies.
RAKHA Emad (Nottingham, UK)

09:40

Grading in breast cancer.
ELLIS Ian (Nottingham, UK)

10:15

Oral Presentation of a Research Topic (by trainee, 15’)
‘Morphological and immunohistochemical heterogeneity of breast cancer metastases.’
Maxim De Schepper (KUL, Leuven)


10.30-11.15

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER TOUR


10.40-11.10

■ Young Pathologist Section
Moderators: Fleur Cordier (Gent), Melek Ahmed (Antwerp), Frédéric Lifrange (Liège)


11.15-12.45

■ Surgical Pathology: Computational Pathology
Moderator: Philippe Delvenne (Liège)

11:15

The impact of digital pathology and AI implementation in the routine of a pathology laboratory.
ELOY Catarina (Porto, Portugal)

12:00

Structured reporting in Belgium: a pilot.
DENDOOVEN Amélie (Gent)

12:30

Oral Presentation of a Research Topic (by trainee, 15’)
‘Morphological deconvolution of tumor heterogeneity in triple negative breast cancers using an image processing software.’
Frédéric Lifrange (ULG, Liège)

■ Molecular Pathology
Moderators: Nicky D’Haene (Brussels), Patrick Pauwels (Antwerp)

11:15

Molecular Pathology, case presentations pathology.
Speakers: Working Group of Molecular Pathology

11:40

Molecular pathology of thyroid neoplasms.
D’HAENE Nicky (Brussels)

12:05

Molecular pathology of renal carcinoma.
VAN MONTFOORT Maurits (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

12:30

Oral Presentation of a Case Report (by trainee, 15’)
‘PTPRZ1-MET fusion in IDH wild-type glioblastoma: Targeting MET pathway in glial tumors.’
Jennifer Fallas (ULB, Brussels)


12.45-14.00

LUNCH & POSTER TOUR


14.00-15.00

■ EDUCATIONAL GRANT SYMPOSIUM:
Moderator: David Creytens (Gent)
How should surgical pathology evolve?
Prof Christopher Fletcher (Boston, USA)


15.00-15.45

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER TOUR


15.45-17.45

■ Soft Tissue Pathology
Moderators: David Creytens (Gent), Patrick Pauwels (Antwerp), Raf Sciot (Leuven), and Nicolas de Saint Aubin (Brussels)

15:45

“Hommage to Prof. Chris Fletcher”, Case presentations

■ Hematopathology
Moderators: Joan Somja (Liège), Amélie Dendooven (Gent)

15:45

The 2022 updated classification of B-cell lymphomas.
TRAVERSE-GLEHEN Alexandra (Lyon, France)

16:45

The 2022 updated classification of T-cell lymphomas.
GAULARD Philippe (Paris, France)


18.00-19.00

■ KEYNOTE LECTURE: Urological Pathology
Moderators: Sandrine Rorive (Brussels), Louis Libbrecht (Kortrijk/Brussels)
Molecular pathways of urothelial cancer.
ALLORY Yves (Institut Curie et Hôpital Foch, France)


19.00-23.00

COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND DINNER AT TANGLA HOTEL



SATURDAY 22/10


08.00-09.00

WELCOME


08.30-09.00

■ Young Pathologist Section
Moderators: Fleur Cordier (Gent), Melek Ahmed (Antwerp), Frédéric Lifrange (Liège)


09.00-10.30

■ Cytopathology
Moderator: Shaira Sahebali (Brussels)

09.00

The Paris System.
VANDENBUSSCHE Christopher (John Hopkins, Baltimore, USA)

09.45

Update to the Belgian Follow-up Guidelines for Abnormal Screening Results.
BOURGAIN Claire (Bonheiden)

09.00-10.30

■ Dermatopathology
Moderators: Jonathan Eben (Sint-Niklaas), Francesca Bosisio (Leuven)

09.00

Classification of adnexal skin tumors.
CRIBIER Bernard (Strasbourg, France)

09.45

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma: classification and challenges.
MOOYAART Antien (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

10:15

Oral Presentation of a Research Topic (by trainee, 15’)
‘The challenging differential diagnosis of ALK-positive cutaneous lesions, a case series.’
LOTTE Keulen (UZA, Antwerp)


10.30-11.15

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER TOUR


10.40-11.10

■ Satellite Symposium ASTRAZENECA
Implications of the IVDR on clinical trials and on pathology labs in Belgium.
CROES Romaric (Dendermonde), FIVEY Patrick (AstraZeneca, UK)


11.15-12.45

■ Cytopathology
Moderator: Shaira Sahebali (Brussels)

11:15

Urine cytology, slide seminar.
VANDENBUSSCHE Christopher (John Hopkins, Baltimore, USA)

12:30

Oral Presentation of a Case Report (by trainee, 15’)
‘Monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis and emphysematous cystitis : Autopsy report’.
RUSU Stefan (ULB, Brussels)

11.15-12.45

■ Gastrointestinal Pathology: appendiceal pathology
Moderators: Ann Driessen (Antwerp), Laurine Verset (Brussels)

11:15

Inflammatory disorders.
BALDIN Pamela (Brussels)

11:40

Neuroendocrine tumors and goblet cell adenocarcinoma.
HOORENS Anne (Gent)

12:05

Low grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasia and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.
CARR Norman (Basingstoke, UK)


12.45-14.00

LUNCH & POSTER TOUR


13.00-13.20

■ GENERAL ASSEMBLY BELGIAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY


13.20-13.50

■ Satellite Symposium BMS
I like bananas and you like banahnahs: aPD-L1 testing in Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma and Upper GI cancers.
Moderators: Roberto Salgado (Antwerpen), SIOZOPOULOU Vasiliki (Antwerpen), D’HAENE Nicky (Brussels)


14.00-16.00

■ Urological Pathology
Moderators: Marcella Baldewijns (Leuven),Jonathan Eben (St-Niklaas)

14:00

Second “keynote” Uropathology
Prostate cancer grading beyond Gleason score..
VAN LEENDERS Arno (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

15:00

Belgian recommendations for prostatectomy handling and reporting.
LIBBRECHT Louis (Kortrijk/Brussels)

15:10

Bladder and prostate pathology, case presentations.
Speakers: Working Group of Urological Pathology


16.00-16.15

■ AWARDS CEREMONY
* Certificates for the first Molecular Pathology Course by the Belgian Society of Pathology
* Prizes of the BWP 2022 for best Oral and Poster Presentations


16.00-16.15

■ CLOSING CEREMONY


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


Abstract submission is open till July 11, 2022. The Belgian Society of Pathology invites all residents and researchers to participate actively in this congress. The submitted abstracts should give a brief description of the title and topic. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Three prizes of €500 will be awarded for best oral presentation of a research topic, for best oral presentation of a case report and for best poster presentation during the Belgian Week of Pathology 2022.

Guidelines for preparation:

  1. 1. Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.
  2. 2. Titles should contain no more than 100 characters, including space. The rest of the abstract text should contain no more than 300 words.
  3. 3. Please make sure to use proper English language.
  4. 4. Please avoid abbreviations in the title (exception: scientific terms). Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first. Please avoid using capital letters in the title.
  5. 5. Submitting author states for all authors: name, institution, city and country. Please omit titles and degrees. The e-mail address of the first author is mandatory for notifications.
  6. 6. Graphs and pictures are not allowed and will cancel the submission. Please avoid references.
  7. 7. The abstract should be informative and clearly structured. Content must include: Background and objective / Materials and methods / Results / Conclusions
  8. 8. Ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
  9. 9. Abstracts which do not conform to the guidelines, will be cancelled and will require a new submission.
  10. 10. All abstracts must be submitted no later than July 11, 2022.
  11. 11. A maximum of 3 abstracts per author will be accepted for submission.
  12. 12. All abstracts will be evaluated and notification will be given to the first author after August 15, 2022. The best abstracts submitted by a resident or a PhD student will be invited as Oral Presentations.
  13. 13. Registration to the congress is mandatory to be able to present the abstract (poster or oral presentation) and must be completed by August 15, 2022. If the submitting author fails to register, his / her abstract will be excluded.
  14. 14. Abstracts should be e-mailed to the President of the BWP 2022, prof. dr. Koen Van de Vijver: koen.vandevijver@uzgent.be

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