May 5–8, 2020

Park Plaza London Riverbank
London, United Kingdom

The 23rd 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
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Head & Neck Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Quality
  • Renal Pathology


  • 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 conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in this symposium.

Intended Audience

This conference 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.



AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Jointly accredited provider of Inter-professional Continuing Education

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.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC – American Board of Pathology –
Lifelong Learning (Part II)

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer 19.75 Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit for meeting ABP requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). This activity has been approved for credit toward Part 2 of the ABPath MOC Program. 
Accredited providers are required to submit learner completion data for each activity registered as meeting ABPath guidelines via the PARS system. Credit will be reported on your behalf.


$1,250: Physicians/Scientists
$1,150: 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. Registration deadline is April 6, 2020.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before April 6, 2020, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. The Mayo Clinic Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after April 6, 2020.

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.


Lodging Accommodations

NOTE:  Please check back for instructions on how to book your room with special conference rates. Online reservations will be available shortly.

A block of rooms has been secured at the Park Plaza London Riverbank 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 May 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Reservations submitted following this date will be subject to availability.

Park Plaza London Riverbank
18 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TJ
United Kingdom

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

Superior Room
£189 single occupancy
£199 double occupancy

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.

Social Program

A Night at the Museum―Symposium Gala Dinner

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.

Participants are cordially invited to join the faculty for an evening at the London Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most iconic buildings, built in 1881 to house the ever-increasing collection of specimens brought in from all parts of the world, starting from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753). The museum now comprises over 80 million objects within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, and zoology. 

The night will start off with welcome appetizers in the Dinosaur gallery and provide attendees the opportunity to view artifacts. Dinner will follow in Hintze Hall. This venue will be sure to impress individuals of all ages and provide an unforgettable evening. Registration for this dinner is limited so early registration is advised. Transportation to and from the museum is provided from the conference hotel.

Explore information on the Natural History Museum:

Preregistration is required.


In conjunction with the 23rd International Surgical Pathology Symposium, guided tours have been arranged for our attendees and their guests before and during the conference. The tour arrangements and expenses are in addition to the conference registration and are managed by Communications & Destinations. Participants will receive information on how to register for these tours within their confirmation information. Tour registration will open on September 2, 2019. Attendees will receive an email notification when tour registration is available.  If you have questions about the tours, you can contact Communications & Destinations at

Pre-conference and Daily Tours

Daily Tours Information (PDF)

Tour Terms and Conditions (PDF)


Post-conference Bicycle Trip: England —The Cotswolds

Hindriks Global Bicycle Tours is organizing a 10-day post-conference bicycle tour in the Cotswolds and surrounding regions. Located in the heart of England, this area is known for its historical villages and gorgeous scenery.

Long ago the wool trade brought wealth to the region, and this wealth still shows in the honey-coloured, limestone villages. Abundant streams flow through these lovely areas, which are lined with thatched-roofed cottages and sheep-covered hillsides. We’ll pass through many of these quaintly named places like Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper Slaughter, Coln St. Denis and Bourton-on-the-Water. We’ll cycle through great countryside, visit ancient pubs, amble through the famous Hidcote Manor Gardens and see several impressive Roman remains. 
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 Burford, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The riding is moderate with many easy and some tough stretches. We’ll cycle predominantly through slightly rolling and flat terrain, though mid-trip, we’ll encounter some hills. Daily distances are between 30 and 35 miles, with two longer riding days. Trip is 10 days/9 nights with 4 two-night stays, and a three-night stay. The trip begins in London at the conference hotel at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 8. The trip ends on Sunday, May 17 with a transfer to London Heathrow Airport. Expected time of arrival is 10:30 am, flights within Europe can be booked from 12:30 pm, flights to the USA from 1:00 pm.
Trip price $4,700 based on double occupancy, with a single supplement of $800. Bus transfers, hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, 5 dinners, bike rental (Giant Aero RS1), entrance fees to selected sights, bicycle guides, and support van are included with this price. The trip runs Friday, May 8, until Sunday, May 17, 2020. 
For more information, email Herman at Hindriks Bicycle Tours: