Postgraduate Course: Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology

Datum: 20.06. - 22.06.2018.

Location: Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

This postgraduate course deals with Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology and will be held in Linz from June, 20–22, 2018. The participants will be able to review at least 60 cases dealing with a variety of benign and malignant gynecologic tumors and tumor-like conditions. Several common as well as uncommon epithelial and non-epithelial tumors of the ovary, vagina, and vulva are included. Each day at least 20 cases will be reviewed by the participants using conventional (on-site) microscopy. On each day, at least 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. In addition, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided. Finally, after the course, the participants will have access for four weeks to review all digitalized cases via internet. Prior to the course, however, there is no internet access to the selected cases.


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

Course Director

Farid Moinfar, MD
Professor of Pathology, Chairman, Department of Pathology,
Reference Center for Breast & Gynecologic Pathology, Ordensklinikum Linz,
Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, Austria
Professor of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Guest Faculty

Fattaneh A. Tavassoli, MD
Professor (emeritus) of Pathology, Department of Pathology,
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

Anais Malpica, MD
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA

Simona Stolnicu, MD
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology,
Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Târgu Mure , Romania

Location / Course Fee

The course will be held at the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, June, 20–22, 2018

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz,
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz, Austria

The course language will be English.
The course fee is 590 Euro and includes a handout, coffee breaks and lunches.


An application has been made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event.

Registration / More Information

We kindly ask for your online registration from November 18, 2017 to June 15, 2018:

For more information please contact:
Ms. Alexandra Etlinger
Phone: +43 732/7677-4921
For general information concerning Vincent Academy of Pathology please see:

Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz Austria