Diagnostic Thyroid Pathology und Cytology

Datum: 15.04. - 17.04.2020.

Location: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Linz, Austria

Course Objectives

During the course, the participants will review approximately 60 cases dealing with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thyroid lesions. The cases are carefully selected to illustrate common diagnostic problems and pitfalls in thyroid pathology and provide the basis for in-depth discussion of morpho- logic criteria and usefulness of complementary investigations in achieving the correct diagnosis. In addition to the slide seminar, several lectures by experts in pathology, nuclear medicine and surgery will be provided.

Program features and highlights:

  • Both “real” slides for on-site microscopy and scanned slides (available via internet after the course) provided.
  • Extensive correlation of cytology, frozen section and final histology.
  • Presentation and discussion of the participants’ diagnoses for each case (questionnaire-based survey during microscopy session).
  • Interactive discussion among participants and faculty.
  • Technical/methodological aspects (macroscopy, sampling, FNB, touch imprint cytology, staining protocols) specifically addressed.
  • Application of immunohistochemical and molecular markers to thyroid tumors.
  • Presentation of follow-up data, therapeutic and prognostic implications of histopathologic diagnoses.
  • Lectures and in-depth discussion of selected topics (FNA cytology, NIFT-P and related tumors, significance of papillary carcinoma variants, oncocytic lesions).


This course is designed for practicing pathologists as well as senior pathology trainees. Attendance is limited to 80 participants.

Course Director

Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Vice-Chairman, Department of Pathology,
Ordensklinikum Linz, Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Linz, Austria

Guest Faculty

Giovanni Tallini, MD
Professor of Pathology, Director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory,
Surgical Pathology Attending, Bologna University School of Medicine, Italy

Manuel Sobrinho Simões, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Director, Institute of Molecular Pathology and
Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal

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Postgraduate Course: Diagnostic Thyroid Pathology and Cytology