24th International Surgical Pathology Symposium


The 24th International Surgical Pathology Symposium addresses common and uncommon diagnostic dilemmas encountered within surgical pathology practice. Prior to the symposium, participants will have the opportunity to review clinical histories, examine digital images, and formulate differential diagnoses. Case discussions highlight pathologic findings that characterize entities within the differential diagnoses.

During the four-day conference, 37 cases will be presented and discussed along with important surgical pathology practice issues and concerns. Three to four specialty areas will be featured each day, including:

  • Bone & soft tissue pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Digital pathology
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Genitourinary pathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Head & neck pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pulmonary pathology

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Conference Information

Date: May 7–10, 2024

Location: Intercontinental Dublin, Ireland

Note: This program will be in person only and will not be livestreamed.

Presented by: Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Questions: Contact the Education Department at 800-533-1710 or 507-284-3156, or email mcleducation@mayo.edu.

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.

Learning objectives

Learning 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 symposium.


Registration is closed

$1,350: Physicians/Scientists

$1,200: Residents/Fellows/Allied Health

The registration fee includes tuition, conference syllabus (provided within a conference app/accessible online), break refreshments, daily lunch, and Symposium Gala Dinner. Although it is not the policy of the Mayo Clinic 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. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 4, 2024.


Monday, May 6

6:30–7:30 p.m. | Pre-Symposium Check-In (Ballroom Foyer)

Tuesday, May 7

6:30 a.m. | Symposium Check-In (Ballroom Foyer)

7:15 a.m. | Welcome

7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Cases 1–9

The following specialties will be covered:

  • Gynecologic pathology – Maryam Shahi, M.D.
  • Gastrointestinal – Eric Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Genitourinary/Molecular testing – Sounak Gupta, M.B.B.S, Ph.D.

10–10:30 a.m. | Break

12:30 p.m. | Adjourn/Lunch (RSVP required)

7–9 p.m. | Symposium Gala Dinner

Wednesday, May 8

7 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Cases 10–19

The following specialities will be covered:

  • Bone/Soft tissue – Jeremy Molligan, M.D.
  • Dermatopathology – Ray Guo, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Breast surgery/Innovation – James Jakub, M.D.
  • Breast – Guest Faculty – Thomas Crotty, M.D.

9:30–10 a.m. | Refreshment break

12:30 p.m. | Adjourn/Lunch (RSVP required)

Thursday, May 9

7 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Cases 2031

The following specialities will be covered:

  • Pulmonary/Cytopathology/Cardiovascular – Melanie Bois, M.D.
  • Hematopathology Kaaren Reichard, M.D.
  • Neuropathology – Aditya Raghunathan, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Digital pathology – David McClintock, M.D.

9:30–10 a.m. | Refreshment break

1:30 p.m. | Adjourn/Lunch (RSVP required)

Friday, May 10

7–10:15 a.m. | Cases 3237

The following specialities will be covered:

  • Endocrine Rumeal Whaley, M.D.
  • Head/Neck David Schembri Wismayer, M.D.

9–9:15 a.m. | Refreshment break

10:15 a.m. | Adjourn

Social Program

Symposium Gala Dinner

Shrewsbury Ballroom - Intercontinental Dublin
Tuesday, May 7 - 7 pm

Participants are cordially invited to join the faculty for the Symposium Gala Dinner.

The night will start off with welcome appetizers followed by dinner and entertainment. Registration for this dinner is limited so early registration is advised.


In conjunction with the 24th International Surgical Pathology Symposium, guided tours have been arranged for attendees and their guests before and during the conference. The tour arrangement and expenses are in addition to the conference registration and managed by Wallace Travel Group.  Participants will receive information on how to register for these tours within their confirmation information. If you have questions about the tours, you can contact tours@wtg.ie.

Post-conference bicycle trip - Ireland - County Clare

May 12–21, 2024

Corcomroe Abbey
Ir Cliffs
The Pulnabrone Stone

Hindriks Global Bicycle Tours is organizing a 10-day post-conference bicycle tour through Western Ireland. We’ll cycle in the County Clare region, between the Galway Bay and the Shannon River.

On this trip, we are never far from the ocean. Our initial route is between the Shannon River and the Atlantic Ocean, where the views are magnificent. Later on, we’ll cycle north to the Burren area, a stunning region marked by impressive limestone rock formations. We’ll end inland and visit the attractive historical market town of Ennis. With its medieval monasteries and megalithic monuments, its cliffs and coastlines, and its welcoming culture, Ireland is sure to be a great experience. 

Accommodations are excellent, with mainly 4-star ratings. Hotels are located in an attractive historical village/town or scenic setting. Overnight stays will be in Kilkee, Spanish Point, Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan, and Ennis.

The riding is easy to moderate. We’ll cycle predominantly through slightly rolling and flat terrain, though the wind can blow. The trip is designed to have the prevailing winds to be tailwinds (unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed). Daily distances are between 25 and 35 miles. Trip is 10 days/9 nights. The trip begins at Shannon Airport and Limerick train station on Sunday, May 12. The trip ends on Tuesday, May 21, after breakfast in the hotel in Ennis.

Trip price $5,800 based on double occupancy, with a single supplement of $750. PAP (power-assisted-pedaling) electric bicycles are available for a surcharge of $250. Bus transfers, hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, five dinners, bike rental (Giant Aero RS1), entrance fees to selected sights, bicycle guides, and support van are included with this price. The trip runs Sunday, May 12, until Tuesday, May 21. For more information, email Herman at Hindriks Bicycle Tours: herman@hindrikstours.com.


Conference Directors

Joaquín García, M.D.

Gary Keeney, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Melanie Bois, M.D.

Eric Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Ray Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Sounak Gupta, M.B.B.S, Ph.D.

James Jakub, M.D.

David McClintock, M.D.

Jeremy Molligan, M.D.

Aditya Raghunathan, M.D., M.P.H.

Kaaren Reichard, M.D.

David Schembri Wismayer, M.D.

Maryam Shahi, M.D.

Rumeal Whaley, M.D.

Guest Faculty

Thomas Crotty, M.D.

Consultant Histopathologist

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Dublin, Ireland

As a provider accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All who are in a position to control the content are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company. Faculty will also identify any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their content for FDA compliance.


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly 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.

The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A block of rooms has been secured at the Intercontinental Dublin 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 April 4, 2024, whichever comes first. Reservations submitted following this date will be subject to availability.

Intercontinental Dublin

Simmonscourt Road

Dublin, D4, Ireland

Intercontinental Dublin exterior
King Classic Balcony room

The following daily rates include full Irish buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, and use of hotel facilities including the business center and fitness center, and indoor swimming pool.

€330 single occupancy (inclusive of VAT)
€355 double occupancy (inclusive of VAT)
€425 double occupancy (inclusive of VAT) in room with 2 Queen Beds. €70 supplement applies for additional 3rd and 4th adult in the room, per night.

Please note that to make reservations delegates need to:

  1. Click on the link provided.
  2. Select the event dates — Please note that if a guest selects a date outside of the stay dates (2nd to 13th May 2024) the negotiated rates will not show. Delegates can contact the hotel directly by emailing reservations@icdublin.com should their stay require any pre or post nights.
  3. Go to the book now button.
  4. Click search, the negotiated rate will show.
  5. Guests will only be able to book single occupancy using this link, if the booking is for two guests, the hotel will amend the rate to reflect double occupancy. The supplement for the second person is €25 per night.

Online Reservations / https://www.intercontinental.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=IC&localeCode=en&regionCode=925&hotelCode=DBLIC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=MCL&cn=no&viewfullsite=true

Email: reservations@icdublin.com
Phone: 353 (1) 665 4000

Indicate that you are an attendee of the Mayo Clinic Laboratories 24th International Surgical Pathology Symposium, May 7–10, 2024, to reflect a special room block fee.   

VAT is included in the above rate. Taxes may change due to governmental amendment without prior notice. One night’s room and tax will be charged (non-refundable) at the time of reservation. The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to arrival. At this point, the booking is non-refundable and non-cancellable.

Note: Breakfast will only be provided to guests of the Intercontinental Dublin via their guest room rate. The special rate inclusive of breakfast applies only to bookings made directly to the Intercontinental Dublin via booking link and may not be valid through third-party bookings.

Note: Intercontinental Dublin Cancellation Fee — Guests can cancel, reduce, or modify their reservations until 4 April 2024. Cancellations or reductions made after 4 April 2024, will be subject to the full amount of stay. First night deposit paid remains non-refundable.

Lodging and travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic 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.

Cancellation policy and fine print

If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before Thursday, April 4, 2024, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded. The Mayo Clinic Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will refund the registration fee, but it is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.