Diagnostic Pathology of Head and Neck Tumors

Datum: 23.09. - 25.09.2020.

Location: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Linz, Austria

Course Objectives
This postgraduate course deals with diagnostic pathology of head and neck neoplasms and will be held in Linz from 23th to 25th, September, 2020. A total number of 60 cases, dealing with a variety of benign and malignant tumors and tumor-like conditions will be presented and discussed. Several common as well as uncommon tumors of the major and minor salivary glands, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, sinonasal cavities and cervical lymph nodes are included. As the whole spectrum of head and neck entities cannot be covered in three days, cases were selected to cover and highlight the most important and relevant diseases. Accordingly, some entities will be presented briefly as supplementary slides during case presentation.
On each day, 20 cases will be extensively discussed by the faculty members, using an interactive approach (“live” microscopic presentation of the cases). Particular attention will be paid to the diagnostic criteria with systematic analysis of differential diagnoses. Value and limitations of immunohistochemistry and molecular-genetic tools will be demonstrated and critically discussed. A comprehensive review and update of histopathology with discussion of clinical significance of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck will be provided. In addition, several lectures will give an overview on classification and diagnostic issues, complementing the case discussions. The participants will have the opportunity to review the digitized cases (virtual microscopy) four weeks prior to and four weeks after the course.


This course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training. Attendance is limited to 100 participants.


Course Director
Abbas Agaimy, MD
Vice-Chairman and Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany

Guest Faculty
Alessandro Franchi, MD
Professor of Pathology, Department of Translational Research, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Italy

Stephan Ihrler, MD
Professor of Pathology, Laboratory for Oral Pathology, Munich, Germany

Bruce M. Wenig, MD
Professor of Patology, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA

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Linz, Austria