Vol 55 No 4  2014 

Vol 55 No 4 2014 

IAP 2014 Congress in Bangkok

Residency Training in Thailand

Meeting of the German and Spanish Divisions of the IAP

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INTERNATIONAL PATHOLOGY (ISSN 0020-8205)published quarterly by the International Academyof Pathology.Circulation 23,000 worldwide.IAP WEBSITEhttp://www.iaphomepage.orgPRESIDENTEduardo Santini-Araurjo,Chair Professor, Department of Pathology,School of Medicine,University of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaE mail: santiniaraujo@laborpat.com.arSECRETARYRay McMahonConsultant Pathologist, Manchester Royal InfirmaryManchester Medical SchoolManchester, UKemail:.Secretary@iapcent.orgwww.iapcentral.orgTREASURERFred Silva, Consultant Pathologist,Nephropath,Little Rock, USAEmail: fred.silva@nephropath.comEDITORRobin A. CookeMayne Medical School, University of Queenslandand Pathology QueenslandBrisbane, AustraliaE-mail: cooker@ozemail.com.auDESIGNLuke Perkins GraphicsBrisbane, AustraliaEmail: l.perkins@bigpond.comVol 55 No 4 2014APIAP 2015Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaJune 4 to June 7For all enquiries contact:Hi Events Pty Ltd, Email: events@hievents.com.auWeb: www.apiap2015.comPh: +61733882548September 26-30, 2016;Cologne.Sponsored by the GermanDivision of IAP and theEuropean Society ofPathologyContact: CPO HANSER SERVICEGmbHEmail: esp-iap-2016@cpo-hanser.deWeb: www.iap2016.comthe seat of the Catholic Archbishop ofCologne. The University of Cologneis one of Europe’s oldest and largestuniversities. Cologne is a majorcultural center; it is home tomore than thirty museumsand hundreds of galleries.Exhibitions range from localancient Roman archeologicalsites to contemporary graphicsand sculpture. Delegates arecordially invited to visit thevarious bars and restaurantsserving the well-known beer,called Kölsch.We are looking forward towelcoming you and spending a greattime in Cologne.Dietmar SchmidtWelcome to Colognefrom the President of the XXXIInternational Congress of theInternational Academy of Pathology,and the 28th Congress of theEuropean Society of PathologyThis Congress will be held, from24 to 30 September 2016, in theKölnMesse in Cologne, Germany. It willbe a joint venture between these twoorganisations.On behalf of the International Academyof Pathology and the EuropeanSociety of Pathology I would like toinvite you to join us for an exciting andstimulating congress that will reflectrecent developments in diagnostic andmolecular pathology.The motto of theCongress – PredictivePathology, Guiding andMonitoring Therapy–indicates the future roleof pathology as a strongpartner for the differentclinical specialties.The scientific programwill include science,translational researchand clinical applicationto provide delegates with informationon recent research findings, newtechnologies and up to date education.In addition to providing an interestingscientific and educational programthe IAP/ESP 2016 meeting will serveas a get-together for pathologists andscientists from all over the world in afriendly atmosphere.Cologne is Germany’s fourth-largestcity, and is the largest city both in theGerman Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-RuhrMetropolitan Area, one of the majorEuropean metropolitan areas with morethan ten million inhabitants.The city is located on both sides of theRhine River. Its famous Cathedral isBang Pa-In Palace waterways, bridges, statues,pagodas, gardens as per the Palace of Versaillesin France.BURSARY WINNERS. Front row: left to right: Suniti Shrestha, David Hardwick, PongsakWannakrairot. Second row: left to right: Wei Zhang, Maria Comanescu, Mohenou Diomande.Back row left to right: Jackrogers Mjuki, Titus Kamau, Zawai Muvunyi, Anne Barasa, ThitiKuakpaetoon.Left above: Christopher Crum, Keynote Lecturer “Origins of Cancer: from the Cervix tothe Fallopian Tube”. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston,(USA) and Samreung Rangdaeng (Thailand).BURSARY WINNERS. Front row left to right: Pongsak Wannakrairot, Samir Amr, HK Ng,Pratibha Bista Roka (with baby) Muwada Elhassan, Chhut Vathana. Second row: left to right;Mohenou Diomande, Francine Andriamampionona, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Sujan Sharma,Shanika Fernandopulle. Back row left to right: Niharika Shah, Tariq Aiadily, Boniface Kairu.Left: Neal Lindeman Keynote lecturer “EGFR and Beyond: Evolution of MolecularClassification of Lung Cancer”. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, (USA) andPresident, Samir Amr (Saudi Arabia).Opening ceremony: IAP flag and the Thai flag. SamirAmr and Pongsak Wannakriarot..IAP 2014 Congress in BangkokOur SuccessStoryThe IAP 2014 Congress was held during October5 – 10, 2014 at Bangkok ConventionCentre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand. 1232participants attended the congress.The congress consisted of 2 Pre-Congress workshops;ie., “Surviving Early Years in Practice” and“Pattern Recognition: Mainstay of HistologicalDiagnosis and Telepathology Consultation.” Bothwere designed for interested young pathologists.The first day of the congress was the day ofregistering and setting up which was on October5, 2014. The second day started with the scientificsessions prior to the opening ceremony at 10.30hrs. in the main hall. The opening remarks weredelivered by Professor Samir S. Amr, the Presidentof the International Academy of Pathology andProfessor Pongsak Wannakrairot, the President ofIAP 2014 Congress.The scientific program of the congress was evaluatedas one of the best scientific programs. Itconsisted of 8 keynote lectures, 67 symposia, 17short courses, 9 long courses and 19 slide seminars.Unfortunately, the Autopsy Pathology session wasremoved from the program due to the cancellationby speakers.Digital Pathology was one of the innovations inthis IAP Congress. The congress scanned all theglass slides and made quality digital files to bepresented in all slide seminars and other sessions.Participants had the opportunity to view the slidesbefore the congress and also had the chance todiscuss them during the congress. The mentionedsystem was considered user-friendly.Even though there were some comments andfeedbacks on the digital poster presentation, thedigital poster and abstract competition are undoubtedlyan innovation for the congress. As theenvironment was actually a big concern and thegreen concept was accepted widely, the IAP 2014implemented this concept. This was consideredAbove: Robert Y Osamura, Keynote lecturer “CurrentConcept of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET):Its Changes for the Past 20 Years”. InternationalUniversity of Health and Welfare (UHW) GraduateSchool, Tokyo, Japan, The announcer for the lecture wasNgoentra Tantranont one of the Residents from SirirajHospital. She was the talented singer at the Gala Dinner.Mohammad Arafa, ABD Al-RahmanFoda (Egypt).Below: Gala dinner dancers.Above: Lai-Meng Looi, Keynote Lecturer “Enhancing Pathology Educationand Practices in Countries in Need: a Call for Action”. Departmentof Pathology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and WorldAssociation of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPalm)with Juvady Leopairut (Thailand) and Aileen Wee (Singapore).Above right: Semir Vranic, Faruk Skenderi (Both Bosnia), Htay Htay Tin(Myanmar), Dalma Vdovick-Gagula (Bosnia).Right: Front row L to R: Perbahat Ali, Talat Roome (Pakistan), FabiolaFernandes (Mozambique). Back row: Dercio Christungo (Mozambique),Anam Razzaq (Pakistan).Continued overanother big step for future congresses.The social programs of the congress were alsomemorable moments. The welcome reception onthe second day, on the theme ‘Thai Temple Fair’was very successful. Participants really enjoyedour local Thai food, game booths and songs.The ‘Wine & Cheese’ was also a delightfulevent. It was held on every congress day, servingthe participants with lavish wines and a varietyof cheeses, with the expectation that participantswould mingle with each other.The speakers’ night was an exotic event for invitedspeakers to meet and be served with heavycocktails along with lavish wines. The gala dinner,served with authentic Thai cuisines and spectacularshows was another outstanding event. Wereceived good feedback from participants that theshows were superb.IAP 2014 Congress was organized during theBelow: Bang Pa-In Palace in Ayuthaya (a u thee yuh) Province. TheSummer Palace was first built on Bang Pa-In island in the ChaoPhraya River in 1620 and completed in 1637. It is surrounded byabout 45 acres of land. It was destroyed by the Burmese invasionin 1767. It was restored by King Rama IV (1851-1868). Most ofthe present buildings were erected by his son King Chulalongkorn(Rama V) between 1872-1889. This view shows two buildings inthe style of French architecture, a reflection of his experiences inEurope. The pavilion in the canal contains a statue of Rama V andis in Thai architecture.Edwin O. Walong (Kenya), Rudo Mutasa (Zimbabwe).Below: Wine and Cheese Happy Hour each afternoon at 5 pm. Shashi Murthy(Australia).Above right: Allfrom Nigeria:OlubanjiOguntunde (Lagos),OmoboladeObadofin (Lagos),Omolade Adegoke(Ife), Waziri GarbaDahiru (Zaria).Left: OutgoingPresident SamirAmr and outgoingSecretary DavidHardwick.Below left:Incoming SecretaryRay McMahon(UK) and incomingPresident EduardoSantini-Arujo(Argentina).4Bang Pa-In Palace Observatory built 1881 forviewing the property.political crisis in Thailand ongoing since 2013. TheIAP committee and the local organizing committee puttheir complete effort into running the congress, eventhough there were concerns from our kind friends allover the world, wondering whether the congress couldbe managed or not.The number of abstracts and also the number of registrationswere much lower than expected. However, westill got a good number of participants (1232) and abstracts(646). Moreover, the IAP 2014 Congress was financiallysuccessful with the support from our sponsors– ROCHE Diagnostics Ltd., Leica Biosystems, SakuraFinetek Japan Co.,Ltd., Rapport Co., Ltd., 3DHistechLtd., Abbott Molecular, Hong Kong Hybribio Limited,Becton Dickinson (Thailand) Ltd, Milestone Srl andmany more.We do believe that IAP 2014 Congress will be one ofthe most memorable of such events. It is undoubtedlyan event that stimulated pathology education in the region,and was a platform for future collaborations andnetworking among our colleagues around the world.We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyonefor making this congress happen.Pongsak WannakrairotPresident of IAP Congress 2014Left: MariniStephanie, DiahRini, Riesye Arisanty(Indonesia).Right: AgnesHarahap (Indonesia).Below: DavidHardwick (Sec ofIAP, Canada), SitkiTuzlali (Turkey).Right: Mihoko and Mikihiro Shamoto (Nagoya, Japan).Below: Yukio Nakatani (Japan), Keith Kerr (Scotland),Above right: Perinatal pathologists,Convenors: Jane Dahlstrom, ManaTaweevisit, Paul Thorner.Right: Pathology residentsfrom Siriraj Hospital: SirorattNarkcham, Ngoentra Tantranont(The Singer at the Gala dinner),Prattana Chiravirakul.Far right: Ngoentra Tantranont(The Singing Pathology residenton stage).Left: Sayoom Porn and AnantKaralak (the MC at the galadinner).Below: Samir and Iftikhar Amr,Robert Osamura, Pongsak andKunying Mallika Wannakrairot.Central World Shopping Mall,Centara Convention Centre andCentara Hotel all in the onecomplex and all connected atvarious levels.Left: Mohamed Ahmed (Egypt), Marei Akeel (Syria).Above: Salwa el Haddad (Egypt) &Annettte Schmitt-Graeff (Germany).Above: Indonesian andFilipino pathologistswith SamreungRaengdeng, FernandoSchmitt, Sayoom Porn.Left: Delegates fromIndia: Manoj Jain,N.Krishnani, NirajKumari (all forLucknow, India),Mamta Gupta (Wasfrom Mumbai, now atBeth Israel Hospital,Boston, USA), .Left: Soft tissuepathology session: LarsKindblom (USA),Andrew Rosenberg(USA), VorachaiSirikulchayanonta(Thailand), AlanSchiller (Hawaii).Left below: Jing Zhangand Bing Quan WU(Beijing, China).Below: Dr. EleniThodou and GeorgeKontogeorgos (Greece).George is Presidentelect of IAP..Above: Banchob Sripa, GalayaneeDoungchawee (Konkaen, Thailand).Above right: MonchanokSuvicharnvorasin, Juvady Leopairut(birthday today), Ubolrat HatazichAll members of the organisingcommittee.Below: Telepathology in SE Asia: Gerhard Stauch (Germany)and Thiti Kwakpaetoon have been setting up Telepathology unitsin Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Tanzania.Left: InfectiousDiseases, Malaria:Dan Milner (USA),Gareth Turner (UK)Visith Sitprija VijitrBoonpucknawig,GalayaneeDoungchawee(Thailand).Left below: Perinatalpathologists, , YeeKhong, VirginiaBaldwin, PedroValencia, DavidHardwick, NicoleGraf.Right: EvlynaSuzanna, AniSiregar, PongsakWannakriarot, DiahRini, Lisnawati,Ardiana Hendrasti.(Indonesia) They willbe hosting the APIAPconference in Bali in2017.Report on ResidencyTraining in ThailandRESIDENCY Training in Anatomical Pathologyin Thailand was begun at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkokin 1973. There are now eight Institutes withResidency Training Programs. The Royal Collegeof Pathologists of Thailand regularly audits theseInstitutes to ensure the quality of the Programs.More than 300 pathologists have now graduatedfrom these Training Programs. In the four years2011 to 2014 the numbers of graduates havebeen: 16, 10, 11, 6 respectively. The training is athree year program:Year 1• Autopsies 3 + months• Forensic Pathology 1 month• Surgical Pathology 6 months• Examination in basic pathologyYear 2• Assists first years with autopsies• Does Cytopathology• Spends time in the various specialties ofSurgical pathology• Makes a research project with a presentationat the National Pathology meetingYear 3• The resident will report and sign out thesurgical pathology cases, under the closesupervision of pathologists.• Will manage the weekly slide conferences.• Before finishing the training the residentneeds to have done at least 50 autopsy reports,3,000 surgical pathology cases, 1,000cytopathology cases and a research project.• Finally, the resident needs to pass the BoardExamination.They then receive a diploma of the Thai Board ofAnatomical Pathology from the Medical Councilof Thailand.Information provided by Assoc. Prof. SupindaKoonmee, Head of Pathology Department, Facultyof Medicine, Khon Kaen University in the NorthEastern part of Thailandand President of subcommittee Residency Trainingand Board Examinations of the Royal College ofPathologists of Thailand 2014-2015.subspecialties. These meetings have producednumerous scientific exchanges and increasingcooperation between the two countries at bothinstitutional and personal levels.This meeting was attended by almost 100 pathologists,mainly from Spain and Germany, but withdelegates from a number of other countries aswell. (See the group photo).Antonio Llombart Bosch and Antonio FerrándezIzquierdo.THE LOCAL organizers were: Prof. Antonio LlombartBosch and Prof. Antonio Ferrández Izquierdoof the Department of Pathology and the HospitalClínico, University of Valencia. The Presidents ofthe two societies were: Spanish Division (Prof.Miguel Angel Piris) and German Division (Prof.Thomas Rüdiger)Since the first meeting in 1976 the societieshave met intermittently, alternating betweenthe two host countries and fostering a commoninterest in the development of pathology and itsMeeting of the German and Spanish Divisions of the IAPValencia, Spain, 1-4 May, 2014.Below: A group from India: DN Lanjewar, Pradeep Vaideeshwar, , SmitaDiwate, Grace D’Costa, Daksha Prabhat.Left: HallgrimurBenediktsson(Canada), PrawatNitiyanant(Thailand).Right: MustaphaLiman, YawaleIliyasu and DahiruWaziri-pathologistsfrom Ahmadu BelloUniversity Zaria,Nigeria.Left: Yawale and MariyaIlyasu (Nigeria).Below left: Upik Miskad(Makassar, Indonesia). 

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