22nd International Surgical Pathology Symposium

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Venice, Italy September 25–28, 2018



The 22nd International Surgical Pathology Symposium addresses unique challenges and problems encountered in today’s practice. Participants will review case histories, examine images by virtual microscopy, and formulate diagnoses. The unique subtleties and differentiating characteristics of each diagnosis will be highlighted. Participants will also discuss the patient management strategy used in each case. During the four-day conference, 37 cases will be presented and discussed. Three to four specialty areas will be featured each day to include: Head & Neck Pathology Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Breast Pathology Cytopathology Dermatopathology Endocrine Pathology Gastrointestinal Pathology Gynecologic Pathology Infectious Disease Liver Pathology Prostate Pathology And important surgical pathology practice issues and concerns  

Intended Audience

This course is designed for practicing surgical pathologists. Other medical laboratory scientists or physicians interested in enhancing their delivery of care may also benefit from this program.  

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to:
  • Identify and resolve common diagnostic dilemmas.
  • Interpret appropriate ancillary tests for study cases.
  • Enumerate treatment options of each case diagnosis.
  • Integrate diagnostic, clinical, and pathologic challenges within pathologist/clinician communication.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in this course.  


AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Faculty

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As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

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Physicians/Scientists – $1100 Residents/Fellows/Allied Health – $950 The registration fee includes tuition, conference syllabus (provided within a conference app/accessible online), break refreshments, daily lunch, and reception. Although it is not the policy of Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department to limit the number of participants, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is strongly advised. Please do not finalize hotel or travel arrangements until you receive electronic notification. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before August 27, 2018, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. Mayo Medical Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after August 27, 2018. Mayo Medical Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Medical Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Medical Laboratories will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.  

Travel and Lodging

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Mayo Medical Laboratories is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Lodging Accommodations

A block of rooms have been secured at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice for participants and their guests, with special conference rates. To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 24, 2018, whichever comes first. Reservations submitted following this date will be subject to availability.  See the below details:   Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Giudecca, 810 30133 Venice, Italy The Hilton provides complimentary shuttle boat from the hotel to the following locations:
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Basilica di San Marco
  • Doge’s Palace
  • There is a short walk to the Grand Canal, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Teatro La Fenice.


Hotel room block is filled. To check hotel room availability and best rate, please contact the hotel directly at: VCEHI_CB@hilton.com
Book online The following daily rates include buffet breakfast, WI-FI, fitness center, and rooftop swimming pool. 249 EUR single/double – Twin/King Guestroom - Sold Out 273 EUR single/double – Deluxe Guestroom - Limited room available 419 EUR single/double – King Executive Room with view - Sold Out VAT is NOT included in the above rate (10%). Taxes may change due to governmental amendment without prior notice and may have to be settled upon check in at the hotel. Three nights deposit is required at the time of reservation. Note: Breakfast will only be provided to guests of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice via their guest room rate. The special rate inclusive of breakfast applies only to bookings made directly to the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice and may not be valid through third party bookings. Note: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Cancellation Fee — Guests can cancel, reduce, or modify their reservations until August 25, 2018, without penalty. Cancellations or reductions made after August 25, 2018, will be subject to the amount of cancelled or reduced nights.


Conference Dinner – Tuesday, September 25, 7 p.m.

Participants and a guest are cordially invited to join the conference faculty for the Conference Dinner to be held Tuesday, September 25 at Sale Del Ridotto of Palazzo Dandolo. Located in the heart of Venice and dating back to the 1500s, this palace has had a multitude of purposes including a home, casino, magistrate offices, a warehouse, and currently the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal (formerly, the Palazzetto Vallaresso Erizzo). Extensive restorations have defined the beauty of the building’s architecture and it provides an ideal atmosphere for dinners/receptions. Preregistration is required.    

Tours and Trips

In conjunction with the 22nd International Surgical Pathology Symposium, tours have been arranged for attendees and their guests before, during, and after the conference. The tour arrangements and expenses are in addition to the conference registration and are managed by Kuoni Destination Management company. Tour registration will open on Monday, October 9, 2017. A PDF containing tour information can be found here. Term and conditions for tour participation can be found here.    Monday, September 24
  • Full-Day Verona Tour
  • Full-Day Valpolicella Tour
  Tuesday, September 25
  • St. Mark’s Square and Gondola Tour
  • Tintoretto and Tiziano’s Venetian Art Masterpieces
  Wednesday, September. 26
  • Islands Tour: Murano, Burano, Torcello
  • Secret Venice
  • Evening Mystery Venice
  Thursday, September 27
  • Venice City Tour and Modern Art
  • Shopping at Fondaco dei Tedeschi
  • Bacaro Tour
  Friday, September 28, to Sunday, September 30
  • Weekend in Rome


Pre-Conference Bicycle Trip

Hindriks Bicycle Tours is organizing a 10-day pre-conference bicycle tour. This trip explores an area of outstanding natural beauty, beginning near the Austrian/Italian border and ending in the Veneto region near famous Bassano del Grappa. You will depart from Nauders in Austria, then cycle to Meran/Merano, and to Bozen/Bolzano. From there, you’ll cross into the Italian-only speaking area of Trento, a lovely town of great historical importance. Toward the end of the trip, we will follow the new and magnificent bike trail in the Sugana valley to end in Marostica just west of Bassano del Grappa. The great views of the mountains, countless castles, apple orchards, and excellent local wines are a few of the highlights of the route. Of course, the historical towns along the way (such as Glurns, Merano, Bolzano, Trento, Bassano and Marostica) deserve to be explored off the saddle. Sightseeing includes the magnificent castle at Tirolo, the prehistoric iceman Otzi in Bolzano and a wonderful tour of a grappa factory near Marostica. Accommodations are excellent, with mainly 4-star ratings. The riding is moderate, rolling terrain at the beginning, moving to more flat terrain later in the trip and some hilly terrain towards the end. Daily distances are between 30 and 35 miles with two longer point-to-point riding days. The trip is 10 days/9 nights. Trip price: $ 3,900, single supplement $ 750. Included are bus transfers, 9 nights/10 days in comfortable hotels, all breakfasts, 6 dinners, trekking bikes (Giant Aero RS1), entrance fees to selected sights, bicycle guides, and a support van. Trip starts and ends at Venice Airport. Dates are from Saturday, September 15, to Monday September 24, 2018. For more information: Email Herman at herman@hindrikstours.com.    

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