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14TH BELGIAN WEEK OF PATHOLOGY

4.10 > 5.10.24


Dear collegues and friends,

It is our pleasure to announce the 14th edition of the Belgian Week of Pathology (BWP), which will be held at the Tangla Hotel in Brussels, on October 4-5, 2024.

Previous editions of the BWP have been a great success. In particular, at the last congress, the number of participants exceeded 300, representing the vast majority of the pathologists in Belgium.

The aim of the BWP is to provide an environment in which pathologists can share knowledge, insights and experiences that will enhance their development for the benefit of patients, and to foster collaboration.

This is achieved through the educational programme with distinguished national and international speakers, the professional organisation of the congress and the support of our industry partners.

Our aspiration this year is to continue this successful congress of the BWP. As we do annually, we collaborate with the different working groups of the Belgian Society of Pathology to build a comprehensive and educational programme. This year, more working groups are invited to participate. The new generation of pathologists will also contribute with their Young Pathologists Session.

Professor Nasir Rajpoot from Warwick University will give the Keynote lecture which will be on Artificial Intelligence in pathology (present and future). Nasir Rajpoot is Professor of Computational Pathology at the University of Warwick, the founding Director of Tissue Image Analytics (TIA) Centre at Warwick since 2012 and also co-Director of the PathLAKE centre of excellence on AI in pathology since 2019.

As every year, we encourage residents to present their work by submitting abstracts for poster and oral free presentation. Multiple prices will be awarded for excellent research but also for presenting interesting and difficult cases.

Friday night we will have the Pathology Congress Dinner at the Tangla Hotel. This dinner is an equally important part of the congress as it is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to reunite and meet the guest speakers in person. So don’t miss the opportunity to reserve your place!

Behind this professional organization of the congress is the dynamic team of Mrs Anne-France De Meyer that have received nothing but positive feedback from all participants. This year they promise another successful BWP.

Last but not least, the BWP 2024 gratefully acknowledges all the involved partners of the industry for their renewed and ongoing support! It is always a pleasure to continue our constructive collaboration.

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU & Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Belgian Society of Pathology


Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Belgian Society of Pathology President

Vasiliki Siozopoulou

Vasiliki Siozopoulou

Belgian Week of Pathology President

Pieter DEMETTER

Pieter DEMETTER

Belgian Society of Pathology Past President

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Board


President

Koen VAN DE VIJVER

Vice-presidents

Birgit WEYNAND

Romaric CROES

Treasurer

Karl DHAENE

Secretary (NL)

Claire BOURGAIN

Secretary (FR)

Joan SOMJA

Past President

Pieter DEMETTER

Cytotechnologist’s representative

Miet VANHERCK

BWP President

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Members

Glenn BROECKX

Kristof COKELAERE

Amélie DENDOOVEN

Ann DRIESSEN

Christine GALANT

Mina KOMUTA

Maria-Dolores MARTIN-MARTINEZ

Shaira SAHEBALI

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Gert VAN DEN EYNDEN

Miet VANHERCK

Working Groups


Breast

Guiseppe FLORIS

Cytology

Shaira SAHEBALI

Dermatology

Vasiliki SIOZOPOULOU

Digestive

Ann DRIESSEN

Digital Pathology and Machine-Learning

Glenn BROECKX

Ecologic Transformation in Belgian Path Labs

Ivan THEATE

Gynecology

Jean-Christophe NOËL

Haematopathology

Pascale DE PAEPE

Head and Neck

Senada KOLJENOVIC

Molecular

Nicky D'HAENE

Neuropathology

Dietmar THAL

Standardised Reporting

Amelie DENDOOVEN

Surgical

Philippe DELVENNE

Urology

Maria-Dolores MARTIN-MARTINEZ

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


TOPIC 2024 : ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

KEYNOTE TOPIC: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Nasir Rajpoot (Warwick University, U.K.)


■ ROYAL 2 & 3 ■ ROYAL 1

FRIDAY 4/10


08.00-09.00

WELCOME


09.00-10.30

■ Surgical pathology

09:00-09:40

Invited Lecture: Debunking myths in immunohistochemistry (IHC) and what this means for everyday pathology practice; evolution of IHC in the era of precision medicine.
Emina TORLAKOVIC (Toronto, Canada)

09:40-10:20

Invited Lecture: Immunohistochemistry for pharmacodiagnostic testing in lung Cancer.
Jan VON DER THÜSEN (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

10:20-10:30

Selected Abstract presentation

■ Molecular Pathology Working Group

09:00-09:40

Invited Lecture: HRD testing.
Hilde BREMS (KU Leuven)

09:40-10:20

Lecture: Case study.
Members of the working group

10:20-10:30

Selected Abstract presentation


10.30-11.15

Coffee Break & Poster Tour


10.40-11.10

Satellite Symposium ASTRAZENECA


11.15-12.45

■ Uropathology Working Group

11:15-11:50

Invited Lecture: AI in prostate applications in routine and research or future.
Solene Florence KAMMERER-JACQUET (Rennes, France)

11:50-12:35

Invited Lecture: AI in bladder applications in routine and research or future.
Jacqueline FONTUGNE (Paris, France)

12:35-12:45

Selected Abstract presentation

■ Head and Neck pathology Working Group

11:15-11:40

Invited Lecture: Analyzing Morphological Alterations in Oral Epithelial Dysplasia for Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy
Merva SOLUK TEKKESIN (Istanbul, Turkey)

11:40-12:05

Invited Lecture: Exploring the Oral dysplasia microenvironment as a source of novel predictive markers
Keith HUNTER (Liverpool, UK)

12:05-12:30

Invited Lecture: Computational Analysis of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia
Ali KHURRAM (Sheffield, UK)

12:35-12:45

Selected Abstract presentation


12.45-14.00

Lunch & Poster Tour


13.20-13.50

Satellite Symposium BMS


14.00-15.30

■ Haematopathology Working group

14:00-14:40

Invited Lecture: T-cell lymhomas.
Laurence DE LEVAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

14:40-15:20

Lecture: Digital Microscopy Session.
Pascale DE PAEPE (AZ Sint Jan) / Members of the working group

15:20-15:30

Selected Abstract presentation

■ Neuropathology Working Group

14:00-14:30

Invited Lecture: Pathological diagnosis of diffuse gliomas.
Franck BIELLE (Paris, France)

14:30-15:00

Invited Lecture: Pathological diagnosis of meningiomas.
Felix SAHM (Heidelberg, Germany)

15:00-15:20

Lecture: Case study.
Neuropathology Working Group

15:20-15:30

Selected Abstract presentation


15.30-16.15

Coffee Break & Poster Tour


15.40-16.10

Satellite Symposium MENARINI STEMLINE


16.15-17.30

■ Breast Pathology Working Group
Topic of the session: Quality and quantification of immunohistochemistry in breast pathology.

16:15-16:55

Invited Lecture: Quantitative measurement of protein on immunohistochemical Slides.
David L. RIMM (New Haven, USA)

16:55-17:35

Invited Lecture: Quality control of immunohistochemistry for breast pathology.
Emina TORLAKOVIC (Toronto, Canada)

17:35-17:45

Selected Abstract presentation

■ Dermatopathology Working Group

16:15-16:55

Invited Lecture: Latest advances in molecular classification of melanocytic Lesions.
Willeke BLOKX (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

16:55-17:20

Invited Lecture: Real life experience of molecular testing in melanocytic lesions.
Francesca BOSISIO (KU Leuven) and Isabelle VAN DEN BEMPT (KU Leuven)

17:20-17:30

Selected Abstract presentation


18.00-19.00

■ KEYNOTE LECTURE: Digital Pathology & Machine Learning

Lecture: AI in pathology, present and future.
Nasir RAJPOOT (Warwick University, U.K.)


19.00-19.30

Cocktail Reception


19.30-23.00

Dinner

SATURDAY 5/10


08.00-09.00

WELCOME


08:20-08:50

SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM STILLA


09.00-10.30

■ Cytopathology

09:00-09:45

Cervical Cancer Screening: Signposts for a Changing World.
Kristof COKELAERE (Yperman Ziekenhuis)

09:45-10:30

Long Term Significance of Benign Endometrial Cells Identified on Routine Cervical Cytology in Women Aged More or Equal to 45 Years.
Stef COSIJNS (UZ Brussel)

■ Young Pathologists Section

09:00-09:30

Invited Lecture: molecular pathology of the NSCLC.
Jan VON DER THÜSEN (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

09:30-10:30

Lecture: Case study.
Members of the Young Pathologists Society


10.30-11.15

Coffee Break & Poster Tour


10.40-11.10

Satellite Symposium GSK


11.15-12.45

■ Cytopathology

11:15-12:30

Case Discussion
Various presenters

12:30-12:45

Selected Abstract presentation

■ Gastrointestinal Pathology Working Group
Moderators: Ann DRIESSEN (UZ Antwerpen), Pamela BALDIN (CUSL / UCLouvain)

11:15-11:40

Invited Lecture: Benign diseases of the gallbladder and the extrahepatic bile Ducts.
Laurine VERSET (H.U.B, Brussels)

11:40-12:05

Invited Lecture: Tumours of the gallbladder and the extrahepatic bile ducts.
Pieter DEMETTER (Cerba Path, Division CMP, Brussels)

12:05-12:35

Invited Lecture: Origin and histopathological features of the ampullary tumours.
Volcan ADSAY (Istanbul, Turkey)

12:35-12:45

Selected Abstract presentation


12.45-14.00

Lunch & Poster Tour


13.00-13.20

■ General Assembly Belgian Society of Pathology


13.20-13.50

Satellite Symposium


14.00-16.00

■ Digital Pathology & Machine Learning Working Group

14:00-14:30

Invited Lecture: AI in skin pathology
Emily CLARKE (Leeds, U.K.)

14:30-15:00

Sustainability aspects of AI (together with Eco transformation in Belgian path Labs group led by Ivan Théâte).
Peter BOOR (Aachen, Germany)

15:00-15:25

Implementation of AI in the lab: a clinical and practical perspective including LIS Integration.
Frederik DEMAN (ZAS Antwerp)

15:25-15:50

Vision for structured reporting in Belgium to enhance data flows.
Harlinde DE SCHUTTER (Cancer Registry)

15:50-16:00

Selected Abstract presentation


16.00-16.15

Awards Ceremony
Closing Ceremony BWP 2024


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


Abstract submission is open till July 08, 2024. The date is extended to July 15, 2024. The Belgian Society of Pathology invites all residents and researchers to participate actively in this congress. The submitted abstracts should give a brief description of the title and topic. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Three prizes of €500 will be awarded for best oral presentation of a research topic, for best oral presentation of a case report and for best poster presentation during the Belgian Week of Pathology 2024.

Guidelines for preparation:

  1. 1. Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.
  2. 2. Titles should contain no more than 100 characters, including space. The rest of the abstract text should contain no more than 300 words.
  3. 3. Please make sure to use proper English language.
  4. 4. Please avoid abbreviations in the title (exception: scientific terms). Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first. Please avoid using capital letters in the title.
  5. 5. Submitting author states for all authors: name, institution, city and country. Please omit titles and degrees. The e-mail address of the first author is mandatory for notifications.
  6. 6. Graphs and pictures are not allowed and will cancel the submission. Please avoid references.
  7. 7. The abstract should be informative and clearly structured. Content must include: Background and objective / Materials and methods / Results / Conclusions
  8. 8. Ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
  9. 9. Abstracts which do not conform to the guidelines, will be cancelled and will require a new submission.
  10. 10. All abstracts must be submitted no later than July 08, 2024.
  11. 11. A maximum of 3 abstracts per author will be accepted for submission.
  12. 12. All abstracts will be evaluated and notification will be given to the first author in the week after August 15, 2024. The best abstracts submitted by a resident or a PhD student will be invited as Oral Presentations.
  13. 13. Registration to the congress is mandatory to be able to present the abstract (poster or oral presentation) and must be completed by August 15, 2024. If the submitting author fails to register, his / her abstract will be excluded.
  14. 14. Abstracts should be e-mailed to the President of the BWP 2024, prof. dr. Vasiliki Siozopoulou: vasiliki.siozopoulou@saintluc.uclouvain.be

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