This meeting is co-organized by the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology and the German Division of the International Academy of Pathology

13. - 15. September 2013 in COLOGNE / GERMANY



It is our pleasure to invite you to the first USCAP/GDIAP Diagnostic Pathology Seminar in Cologne/ Germany.
This meeting is co-organized by the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology and the German Division of the International Academy of Pathology.
We chose Cologne for this conference since it will be the site of the World Congress of the IAP 2016.

The focus of the conference will be on pragmatic solutions for difficult cases from daily diagnostic work. It is designed to provide current knowledge for practicing pathologists. The following topics will be addressed: Molecular pathology of lung tumors, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, gynecopathology, and hematopathology. Interesting and challenging cases will be included in the lectures. Renowned speakers have been invited from both divisions of the International Academy of Pathology.

D. Schmidt, M.D., and B. R. Smoller, M.D.



Lecture Hall
Institute of Pathology
University Hospital Medical Center, University of Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62, 50924 Cologne / Germany


The official language of the meeting is English.

COURSE FEE (includes all lectures coffee breaks, lunch, course certificate)

Sept. 13 - 15 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15
Registrant 500 euros 150 euros 200 euros 150 euros
Resident 390 euros 120 euros 150 euros 120 euros
On-site registration will be subjected to a surcharge of 20 euros.

Any cancellation must be submitted in writing.
Full refund for cancellation received by June 15, 2013 less an administrative charge of euros 60.
After June 15 no refunds will be given.

Gala Dinner at the Früh Lounge, Sept. 14, 2013, 8:00 pm.

The Früh Lounge is an impressive special location above the roofs of Cologne since spring 2012. On the sixth floor there lie the event rooms and offer an unbelievable look at the cathedral.

Price per person: 80 euros (drinks included)

Gastronomie und Verwaltung
Am Hof 12-18
50667 Köln
Tel.: 0221 / 2613 - 0

Friday, September 13, 2013

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Pulmonary Pathology
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm On A Comprehensive Classification Of Lung Cancer Integrating Histological And Genomic Denominators R. Thomas
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Molecular Diagnostics Of Lung Cancer R. Büttner
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm What Does A Lung Oncologist Want To Know From A Pathologist? J. Wolf
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Special Lecture:
Medical Museums As TeachingAids In The 21st Century
R. A. Cooke

Saturday, September 14, 2013

8:15 am - 8:30 am Welcome D. Schmidt
B. R. Smoller
8:30 am - 10:30 am Dermatopathology
8:30 am - 9:30 am An Update On Difficult Melanocytic Lesions B. R. Smoller
9:30 am - 10:30 am Sarcomas of the Skin T. Mentzel
10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 3:30 pm Gastrointestinal Pathology
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Barrett's Esophagus:
Current Concepts And Controversis
R. K. Yantiss
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Carcinogenesis And Molecular SubtypingOf Colorectal Cancer T. Kirchner
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Differential Diagnosis Of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases C. Cuvelier
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm Gynecological Pathology
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Differential Diagnosis Of Precancerous And Cancerous Lesions Of The Cervix Uteri D. Schmidt
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sorting Through Ovarian Serous Tumors:
Classification And Pathogenesis
C. Isacson
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Differential Diagnosis Of Neoplasms And Tumor-like Lesions In Endometrial Curettage S. Lax
8:00 pm Congress Dinner

Sunday, September 15, 2013

8:30 am -12:40 pm Hematopathology
8:30 am - 9:30 am Hodgkins Lymphoma And Differential Diagnosis M.-L. Hansmann
09:30 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:00 am - 12:00 am Integrating Morphology And Molecular Techniques In The Assessment Of Boone Marrow Disorders A. Bagg
A. Schmitt-Graeff
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Important Infections Involving The Bone Marrow And Their Systemic Effects K. Henry
12:50 pm Lunch


Adam Bagg, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Hematopathology & Hematology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Reinhard Büttner, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Medical Center, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany

Robin A. Cooke, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Queensland and Mayne Medical School Brisbane, Senior Consultant: Pathology Queensland Royal Brisbane Hospital Brisbane, Q 4029 Australia

Claude Cuvelier, M.D.
Professor, Head Academic Department of Pathology
Ghent University

UZG Blok A 5th floor
De Pintelaan 185
B 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Martin-Leo Hansmann, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Senckenbergisches Institute of Pathology /
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7,
60590 Frankfurt, Germany

Kristin Henry, M.D.
FRCPath, Professor of Pathology, Imperial College London/ Charing Cross Hospital Campus Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK

Christina Isacson, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA Gynecologic Pathologist, CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories, Seattle Life Sciences Building, 1124 Columbia Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Thomas Kirchner, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Institute of Pathology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Thalkirchner Str. 36, 80337 Munich, Germany

Sigurd Lax, M.D.
Professor, Head , Department of Pathology, General Hospital Graz West, Teaching Hospital of the Medical University of Graz, Goestinger Straße 22, 8020 Graz, Austria

Thomas Mentzel, M.D.
Professor, Institute of Dermatopathology,
Siemensstr. 6/1, Bodensee, 88048 Friedrichshafen, Germany

Dietmar Schmidt, M.D.
Professor, Institute of Pathology, Reference Center
for Gynecopathology, A2, 2, 68159 Mannheim, Germany

Annette Schmitt-Graeff, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Haematopathology, Gastroenteropathology, Institute of Pathology, Ludwig-Aschoff-Haus, University Hospital Freiburg, Breisacher Str. 115 a, 79106 Freiburg , Germany

Bruce R. Smoller, M.D.
Executive Vice President
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 3643 Walton Way Extension Augusta, GA 30909, USA

Roman Thomas, M.D.
Professor, Institute for Translational Genomics, University Hospital Medical Center, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne , Germany

Jürgen Wolf, M.D.
Professor, Clinic for Internal Medicine I (Oncology), University Hospital Medical Center, University of Cologne, 50924 Cologne, Germany

Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Weill Cornell Medical College, Ithaca, NY 14850-2488, USA

Organisation and Registration

Please fill in the registration form an send it to the Organisation office:

Martina Schmidt
German Division of the IAP, Inc.
Auguststr. 19 – 29
53229 Bonn

A written confirmation including terms of payment will be sent to all registrants by e-mail.

Residents must submit a confirmation from their Department for the training programme.

11 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) was granted.
Registration form ( icon pdf-Datei, 48 kB )
Online registration is available. Please click to register
Registration is only complete with the payment of registration fee.

Kindly transfer the fee to the following account:

German Division of the IAP

Bank Name:
Bank Address:
Hahnenstraße 57, 50667 Köln, Germany

Account number: 10 652 782
Bank code: 370 501 98
IBAN DE: 15 3705 0198 0010 6527 82

After receipt of payment we send you a confirmation which also serves as an invoice.


In cooperation with Cologne Convention Bureau and Deutsche Bahn you travel safely and conveniently from every German city to Cologne.

The price for your Event Ticket for a return trip to Cologne is:

• 2nd class Euro 99
• 1st class Euro 159

Deutsche Bahn is glad to inform you about the ticket price for international journeys.

Delta Airlines:
Delta Airlines is offering discounted airfares for attendees traveling to our meeting. For assistance with reservations contact Delta Airlines Meeting Services Desk at or 1-800-328-1111. Be sure to use our File Number: NMG38. Travel dates must fall within September 6, 2013 - September 22, 2013 for the discount.

You will get more information about this special offer with your registration to the Joint Meeting.

Hotel Accomodation

The German Division of the IAP and the Cologne Convention Bureau have reserved hotel rooms in different price categories.

For more information and hotel booking please click on the following file.

Overview Hotels

Hotels ( icon pdf-Datei, 221 kB )

Hostels Cologne close to Universtiy of Cologne

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General information

Cologne: Multifaceted, vibrant and in constant change. The city and the cathedral, which is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, fascinate tourists and locals equally. Cologne does not distinguish between history and today, religion and zest for life. Cologne’s history traces back more than two millennia. Founded as a Roman colony, the town flourished in the Middle Ages. Various powers soon gained influence on the town which up to the present days developed into a cosmopolitan city.

At over 620 years old, the University of Cologne is the second-oldest and largest university in Germany. The University has six faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and has developed internationally outstanding research profile areas on this basis. The University Hospital takes a leading position in research and teaching. 3,500 students receive a high-quality, comprehensive medical teaching program. The School of Medicine consists of 59 clinical departments with more than 6,800 employees in charge for research, teaching and patient service work