Vincent Academy Of Pathology

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GOALS OF THE ACADEMY

Vincent Academy of Pathology (VAP) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in January 2016. The main goals of the VAP are education, consultation, and research in the field of pathology. The academy works closely with national and international pathology departments and medical faculties. Several international experts collaborate with the academy and provide diagnostic courses for practicing pathologists and pathologists in training.

LOCATION OF THE ACADEMY:

The VAP is located in Linz, Austria. Address: Seilerstätte 4, 4010 Linz, Austria E-mail: Bitte aktiviere JavaScript

DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMY:

Professor Farid MOINFAR, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathology,
Vinzenzpathologieverbund/Hospital of the Sisters of Charity,
Linz, Austria
Professor of Pathology,
Medical University of Graz, Austria
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Prim. Univ. Prof. Farid Moinfar
Education

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

INTERACTIVE DIAGNOSTIC COURSES IN SURGICAL PATHOLOGY

One of the main purposes of the academy is to organize a variety of interactive diagnostic courses for practicing pathologists as well as pathologists in training. The courses (will) cover almost all diagnostic specialties of surgical pathology including pathology of breast, female and male genital organs, skin, soft-tissue, endocrine organs, bone marrow and lymph nodes, gastrointestinal organs, urological organs, head and neck, lung and mediastinum, etc. Diagnostic courses for cytopathology (gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology) and molecular pathology/biology will be offered in future.

The participants will have the opportunity to review the digitalized cases by using virtual microscopy at least 4 weeks prior to the courses and also at least 4 weeks after the courses. During the courses, on each day several examples of common and uncommon cases will be extensively discussed by an interactive approach using live-microscopy. Particular attention will be paid by each course on the diagnostic criteria with systematic analysis

of differential diagnoses and pitfalls. Value und 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, pre-malignant, and malignant tumors as well as tumor-like conditions will be provided. In addition, several lectures by experts in pathology, medical oncology, and surgery will be provided.

The language of the courses is English.

FELLOWSHIP AND VISITING PROGRAMS

Currently, there is a fellowship program for breast and gynecologic pathology, which takes 12 months.

We also offer the possibility to visit the Department of Pathology (Vincent Pathology, Linz) and stay for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Participants of the fellowship and visiting programs will have the opportunity to deal intensively with surgical pathology of breast and female genital organs.

CONTACT

For more information and application, please contact

Mrs. Alexandra ETLINGER
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Upcomig Postgraduate Courses

  • Diagnostic Gastrointestinal Pathology May, 8–10, 2019
  • Diagnostic Thyroid Pathology and Cytology May, 27–29, 2019
  • Diagnostic Hematopathology June, 26–28, 2019
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Consultation

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY

The Department of Pathology (Vincent Pathology, Linz) is an international reference center for breast and gynecologic pathology and provides consultation service for reaching an expert second opinion.

CONTACT

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Mrs. Alexandra ETLINGER
PHONE: +43 732 7677 4921
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Discussion of the cases by Prof. F. TAVASSOLI and Prof. F. MOINFAR
VAP Academy Room

Discussion of the cases by Prof. F. TAVASSOLI and Prof. F. MOINFAR

LOCATION OF THE ACADEMY in Linz, Austria

Research

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Currently, there are several ongoing scientific projects, particularly dealing with breast and gynecological tumors. The Participants of the fellow ship and visiting programs are welcome to take part on ongoing and future research projects.