AGENDA

U E M S
SPECIALIST SECTION OF PATHOLOGY
EUROPEAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY


The 24th meeting of the
Specialist Section of Pathology/
European Board of Pathology


Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Host: Dr. Nigel Kirkham



Morning session 9 am till 12 noon
Lunch 12 noon till 2 pm
Afternoon session 2 pm till 3.30 pm
City Tour 4 pm till 5 pm


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1. OPENING, WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS AND DELEGATES (Addendum 1)

4. MINUTES OF THE GHENT MEETING (Addendum 2)

5. UEMS Affairs

- sections/subsections
- revision of the UEMS training charter
- UEMS strategy
- UEMS Questionnaire on stem cells (Addendum 3)

6. REVISION OF THE TRAINING CHARTER

- Report of the Working Group (Addendum 4/Cuvelier)

- Discussion

During the meeting, there will be copies available on the RCPath Curriculum for Specialist Training in Histopathology and RelatedSubspecialties. This 96-page document can be reached at http://www.pmetb.org.uk/fileadmin/user/QA/Curricula/Approved_curricula/Pathologists/Histopathology_7_Jun_07_v.Curr_0069.pdf


7. COLLABORATION BETWEEN UEMS SECTION OF PATHOLOGY, THE EAPCP AND THE ESP

- Memo (Addendum 5) and presentation on EAPCP/Prof Jan van den Tweel
- Concept memo on structure and function of UEMS Section of Pathology (Addendum 6/ Ruiter

As an introduction to the aims and functions of EAPCP, a recent article on EAPCP by Prof. van den Tweel published in Journal of Pathology is attached as Addendum 7


8. ONGOING MATTERS

8.1. European Examination; Memo/Cuvelier

The major problem with the European examination is the low participation from the member countries. The main reason is that the examination has no formal status. The question on European specialist medical examinations at the general level was discussed in Glasgow on February 2007 in a symposium organized by nine UEMS Sections/Boards. In that meeting "Glasgow Declaration" was agreed upon.

8.2. Dermatopathology Examination and Concept Guidelines for Dermatopathology Centers; Memo/Ruiter.
UEMS Section of Pathology Representation in Dermatopathology Examination

- The Results of the Dermatopathology Examination held in December 2007 (Addendum 8)
- Concept Guidelines for Dermatopathology Centers (Addendum 9)
- Nomination of UEMS Section of Pathology Representation in Dermatopathology Examination.

In the meeting in Helsinki, an agreement concerning a joint Examination in Dermatopathology negotiated between the Section/Board of Pathology and the UEMS Section of Dermato-Venereology was accepted.

Dr Bruun Rasmussen, our current representative in Examination, has indicated not to be available as representative. Prof Ruiter is willing to succeed her in this position.


8.3. CME credit points/EACCME; update

Latest developments of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) activities and developments will be presented.


8.4. New and future member countries

Discussion on the ways to approach the professional bodies of the new member and associated countries (Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania).


9. EMERGING TOPICS

"Cancer Registries; Role of Pathology"

Presentation by Dr Jem Rashbass, Director of the Eastern Region Cancer Registry (Cambridge)

Cancer registries are of vital importancce in monitoring cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality and distribution. Thus, they are instrumental in setting policy priorities. What is the role of pathologists in keeping up the quality of cancer registries? Is there a need for further harmonization and/or quality control in cancer registration?



10. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

- President, Past President, President-Elect


11. FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

- Report 2007 (Addendum 10) and status 2008

12. VARIA

- Use of formalin in pathology practice; Furness, Ruiter

There have been concerns that European biohazards regulations (Biocidal Products Directive) could hinder the use of formalin in pathology practice. The issue has been studied and discussed in UK by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) and RCPath.

- Correspondence
- Website

13. NEXT MEETING

14. CLOSE OF THE MEETING

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LUNCH

SOCIAL PROGRAM