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Internationale Akademie für Pathologie
Deutsche Abteilung e.V.
Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee 33
53227 Bonn

Vladimir Totović – Memorial Symposium

Virtual Course

One Day Virtual Symposium  

organized by the German Division of IAP and the Vladimir Totović Foundation

>>> Registration Deadline Friday, June 9, 2023, 12:00 hr (CET) <<<





Course starts: 08:50 a.m. (CET)
Course ends: 16:20 p.m. (CET)


Dear Sir or Madam,


In August 2022, the German Division of IAP organized a One-Day Virtual Symposium to support Ukraine. More than 300 participants from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, the UK, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland participated in the Symposium. 150 Pathologists from Ukraine participated free of charge.

Due to the positive feedback and numerous requests to repeat the format, we have converted it into a Vladimir Totović – Memorial Symposium. The first Vladimir Totović – Memorial Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 08:50 – 16:20 CET.

To enable easy access for all participants, the course will be offered online and is free of charge.

We are indebted to our many renowned speakers for supporting this symposium with their lectures and look forward to sharing this exciting event with you.


Prof. Philipp Ströbel
German Division of IAP


Online Registration




Registration Deadline Friday, June 9, 2023, 12:00 hr (CET)

Course information

Course description:
This intensive course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training and offers a wide range of different topics which consists lecture, case teaching and discussion.


Course language: English


Course format and fee: Virtual One Day Symposium-free of charge. The sessions will be recorded and available for registered delegates 3 months on demand.


Course organization: The course is organized by the German Division of the IAP and the Vladimir Totović Foundation.


Registration: Registration is possible online


An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.CME credits will be granted for virtual “live” participation. Please note, that no CME credits can be granted for on demand viewing only.


Course certificate:
Certificate will be send to participants after the course via e-mail.


German Division of the International Academy of Pathology, Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee33, 53337 Bonn / Germany
E-Mail: info@iap-bonn.de

CME Accreditation

The Vladimir Totovic – Memorial Symposion, Bonn, Germany, 10/06/2023-10/06/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 6 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit
that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at


08:50 WelcomeReinhard Büttner, Cologne - Germany
09:00 - 09:20 Risk stratification in pancreatic cancer precursorsIrene Esposito, Düsseldorf - Germany
09:20 - 09:40 Molecular targets in pancreatic cancerClaudio Lucini, Verona - Italy
09:40 - 10:00Diagnostic challenges of epithelial ovarian tumors Sigurd Lax, Graz - Austria
10:00 - 10:20Integrating Homologous recombination testing in pathology assessment of ovarian cancerXavier Matias-Guiu, Lleida - Spain
10:20 - 10:40Coffee Break-
10:40 - 11:00 Pitfalls in the diagnosis of melanocytic tumours Thomas Mentzel, Friedrichshafen - Germany
11:00 - 11:20Molecular pitfalls in the diagnosis and classification of melanocytic tumoursThomas Wiesner, Graz - Austria
11:20 - 11:40Update on the (molecular) pathology of thymomas and thymic carcinomasPhilipp Ströbel, Göttingen - Germany
11:40 - 12:00 Pitfalls in mediastinal pathologyJ.H. von der Thüsen, Netherlands
12:00 - 12:40Lunch-
12:40 - 13:00News from the head and neck WHO 2022: Salivary and SinonasalAbbas Agaimy, Erlangen - Germany
13:00 - 13:20Tumours of the ear – update on classification and staging Ann Sandison, London - GB
13:20 - 13:40Drug induced gastrointestinal pathology - General aspects and upper GI lesionsRupert Langer, Linz - Austria
13:40 - 14:00Drug induced gastrointestinal pathology – Drug induced (entero)colitis and differential diagnosesKaren Choi, Michigan - USA
14:00 - 14:20Non clear cell renal tumors- which are really dangerous?Arndt Hartmann, Erlangen - Germany
14:20 - 14:40Nomenclature Controversy:  Low grade Prostate Cancer: Should it be called cancer or not? Mahul Amin, Memphis - USA
14:40 - 15:00Coffee Break-
15:00 - 15:20The 2022 International Consensus classification (ICC) versus the 5th edition of the WHO Classification of Haematolymphoid Tumours: Relevant differences concerning selected entities - Lymphoid NeoplasmsAnnette Schmitt-Graeff, Freiburg / Germany
15:20 - 15:40The 2022 International Consensus classification (ICC) versus the 5th edition of the WHO Classification of Haematolymphoid Tumours: Relevant differences concerning selected entities - Myeloid NeoplasmsAttilio Orazi, Texas / USA
15:40 - 16:00Drug induced lung diseaseSabrina Berezowska, Lausanne - Switzerland
16:00 - 16:20Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia and its RelativesHenry Tazelaar, Scottsdale - USA
16:20Closing remarksPhilipp Ströbel, Göttingen - Germany


Final program pdf-Datei, 320,88 kB

Vladimir Totović

Vladimir Totović was born in Novi Sad, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina (Serbia) on May 9, 1924.

Because of WW II he finished gymnasium in 1946. He started studying medicine in Prague and changed after 4 semesters to Zagreb Medical School, where his talent was immediately recognized by Prof. Sergej Saltykow (head of the Department of Pathology) and his coworker and successor Prof. Zlatko Kopač. Totović graduated from medical school in 1953 and immediately started his residency in Anatomic Pathology, which he finished in 1959. In the same year he made his first educational visit to Bonn. In 1960 he obtained the prestigious Humboldt scholarship to study the application of histochemical methods in Marburg and electron microscopy in Bonn. He proceeded his research work with a PhD thesis and habilitation in 1968 and became an extraordinary professor in Bonn in 1971. He was a brilliant teacher and was taking part in many textbooks.


For his whole life he stayed in contact with the Institute of Pathology of the Zagreb Medical School and together with his wife Olga he promoted the contacts between this institute and German pathology by supporting applications of Croatian colleagues for Humboldt scholarships as well as during their stays in Germany.


Totović was one of the founding members of the German IAP Division (GDIAP) in 1964/ 1965 and actively involved in the organization of the 1st Annual Meeting of the GDIAP in 1972. Under the presidency of Prof. Walter Sandritter he organized educational programs according to the educational structure of the IAP, particularly to that of the US and Canadian Division. Except from the annual meetings, he established one day courses to different topics (“tutorials”) and a self-education program with slide collections and handouts. 1980 he was elect to the board of directors of the GDIAP and subsequently became secretary/ treasurer and hold this position until his death on September 5, 1997. In this period the GDIAP experienced an important developmental step including its headquarter in Bonn.


The GDIAP honors Vladimir Totovic for his enormous contributions to the IAP. In his memory the Vladimir Totovic Foundation was founded in 2014 at the 50th anniversary of the GDIAP in particular to support pathology and its trainees with a special focus on young pathologists from underserved countries.

Vladimir Totović Foundation

The Vladimir Totovic Foundation is a non-profit foundation in the fiduciary administration of the Donors‘ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany for the promotion of pathology and its young academics. It was established in 2014 by the German Division of the International Academy of Pathology German Section The purpose of the foundation is in particular the promotion of scientifically based furtherand advanced training in pathology, including the examination methods used in their interdisciplinary significance for the whole of medicine. The Foundation provides its support primarily from donations.

More information are available on Vladimir Totovic-Foundation

Funding priorities

Vladimir Totovic Research Prize
The Vladimir TotovicResearch Award recognizes outstanding research achievements of internationally renowned pathologists. The prize money of 5,000 € includes the award of the Vladimir TotovicMedal and the VladmirTotovicLecture by the awardee. The selection of the awardees is made by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees; self-application is not possible.


Vladimir Totovic Research Fellowships
Research fellows may apply for a stipend and research funding for a maximum three-month project closely related to academic pathology. The aim is to promote early scientific independence through an independent project leader. This requires a transfer from Germany to a foreign institution or from a foreign institution to Germany. Applications in accordance with the guidelines for research grants can be submitted by June 30 and December 31. The decision is made by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees on the basis of independent expert opinions, taking into account the total budget available for funding. The scholarships are open to physicians and scientists of related disciplines with a qualifying degree.


Vladimir TotovicTravel Grants
Travel grants can be applied for participation in a German or international congress of pathology or in a symposium of the International Academy of Pathology. It is a prerequisite that the applicant provides evidence of his or her own scientific contribution (poster presentation or lecture). Applications according to the guidelines for travel grants can be submitted at any time. The decision will be made by the Board of Trustees within 8 weeks.


The foundation gladly accepts applications for research and travel grants.
For this, please contact the foundation manager Karsten Krüger karsten.krueger@stifterverband.de or contact Martina Schmidt from the office of the German Division of IAP martina.schmidt@iap-bonn.de

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