Diagnostic Pathology of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs

Datum: 25.11. - 27.11.2019.

Location: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Linz, Austria


Course Objectives

This postgraduate course deals with diagnostic pathology of the urinary system and male genital organs, which will be held in Linz from 25th to 27th, November, 2019. At least 60 cases dealing with a variety of benign and malignant neoplasms and tumor-like lesions of the urogenital tract will be discussed.

Several common as well as uncommon tumors of the kidney, the urinary system, prostate, testis, and paratesticular tissue are included. On each day, at least 20 cases will be extensively discussed by 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 urogenital tract will be provided. In addition, several lectures will give an overview on classification and diagnostic issues/problems of implementation of the 2016 WHO classification, grading and staging, 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

Arndt Hartmann, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathology, Professor of Pathology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany


Guest Faculty

Mahul B. Amin, MD 
Chairman and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

Theodorus Van Der Kwast, MD
Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada


Registration / More Information

We kindly ask for your online registration from February 1 to November 8, 2019:

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