BPA

Giordano Fellowship (Edition 2022)

Giordano Fellowship & ESP Advanced Training (EAT) Centres Structure of Pathology Training The European Society of Pathology (ESP) is pleased to announce that submission of applications for the Giordano Fellowship (Edition 2022) for training at one of the ESP Advanced Training Centres is now open.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 10th September 2021. Applicants should consult the revised Terms and Conditions of the Giordano Fellowship Bursary as stipulated on the ESP website at this link. The applications will be reviewed within 4 to 6…

Read More

European Society of Pathology Trainee Subcommittee

Dear National Society Representative, We are Alexandra Vilaia and Seung Hyun Lee. We have recently been appointed as the Chair and Co-Chair of the European Society of Pathology Trainee Subcommittee. It is our great pleasure and privilege to introduce ourselves to you. Since its foundation in 2015, the ESP Trainee Subcommittee strived to support the vision and missions of the European Society of Pathology. It is our ambition to serve as the central hub for the European Trainee workforce, and…

Read More

ESDIP – European Society for Digital and Integrative Pathology

On June 16, ESDIP – European Society of Digital and Integrative Pathology will present its first-ever ESDIP Course for Laboratory managers.  This course, which will take place at the 17th European Congress on Digital Pathology (ECDP 2021), will be presented by pathologists and lab technicians from two fully digital laboratories, from Portugal and Italy, and it is devoted to everyone who wants to implement the digital pathology workflow.  The program can be viewed here. Registration is open. We are counting on your participation. Sincerely,The Organizing Committee of ECDP 2021

Read More

Survey on diagnostic criteria for invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)

Dear Colleagues in ESP Advisory Board and elsewhere,  I’m trying to help Prof. Christine Desmedt, who leads a large research and clinical study aiming at better characterization of lobular breast cancer. Prof. Desmedt – on behalf of the European Lobular Breast Cancer Consortium (ELBCC, www.elbcc.org) and the COST Action LOBSTERPOT (#19138) she coordinates with Patrick Dersken (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Anne Salomon (Curie, Paris) – would like to ask all those colleagues to partake who are willing to contribute to a…

Read More

Digital Pathology Place

Have you ever wondered if the pathology turn-around time could be faster and came to the conclusion that the only way to achieve that is to skip the tissue sectioning and staining? Now it is possible, with optical scanning microscopy by Instapath. Today’s guest, David Tulman, is the chief clinical officer of Instapath, a small startup using optical scanning microscopy to image fresh tissue without fixing and staining it.Working as a clinical trial manager exposed David to different areas of…

Read More

European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer

Call for expression of interest Dear Madam / Dear Sir, We have the pleasure to announce the launch of the call for expression of interest to join the working group of the European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC). The ECICC has been launched by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) with the aim to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer, together with…

Read More

Molecular Oncology Master

Scholarships We are glad to announce a new call for SCHOLARSHIPS for September 2021 intake of Molecular Oncology Master MOMin English. These scholarships of €1.800 to €3.600 are a merit based financial aid to cover part of program cost. Eligibility for this scholarship is based on academic and professional achievements.  The Molecular Oncology Master is a 1 year program taught online with faculty from Harvard, MD Anderson, CSIC, Vall d’Hebrón, among others. It is an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best programs in this field in the world, that we have been…

Read More

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY NEWSLETTER Spring 2021

Editor: Prof. Marina KosAssociate editor: Prof. Carolin LacknerLay-out: Dr Christos Poulios Find out the latest news concerning the ESP: starting from updates from the ESP President, ESP Secretary, the newly appointed Chair and co-Chair of the ESP Trainees Subcommittee, the Chair of the ESP Advisory Board and the co-President of the virtual 32nd Congress of the European Society of Pathology and XXXIII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and ending with our invitation for you to join us at the Virtual 33rd Congress of the European Society…

Read More

PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY: CONDITIONING AND STRESS

Robert Ader and Nicholas CohenDepartment of Psychiatry and Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642 INTRODUCTION During the past 10-15 years, psychoneuroimmunology–the study of the interactions among behavior, neural and endocrine function, and immune processes–has developed into a bona fide field of interdisciplinary research(Ader 1981a, 1991a). Previously unknown and unsuspected connections between the brain and the immune system provide a foundation for the now numerous observations both (a) that the manipulation of…

Read More