European Renal Pathology Course

Update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:
As a result of the current covid-19 pandemic we have decided to cancel the courses planned for June and November 2020.

The 2021 courses are now planned to take place on June 15-18, and November 16-19.

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the European Renal Pathology Course, that will take place in Amsterdam in June (16-19) and November (10-13) 2020.

This four-day course has been designed for pathologists, nephrologists, paediatric nephrologists and residents in these specialties.

The first 3 days will be dedicated to native renal diseases, with special attention to the newest insights in renal pathophysiology, clinical nephrology and renal histopathology. Clinical and pathology presentations will be alternated with a fully digitalized slide seminar. All participants are requested to bring their own laptop computer to study biopsies with virtual microscopy, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy in an integrated fashion.
The 4th day of the course will be devoted entirely to the challenging field of renal transplant pathology, including background information on transplant immunology and clinical and pathological aspects of acute and chronic allograft dysfunction, again alternated with digital transplant slide seminars.
It will be possible to register for the full course, for the first 3 days or the 4th day only.
Throughout the course, the emphasis lies on the recognition of histological patterns, in combination with clinical symptoms in order to establish the diagnosis. Characteristic cases as well as more complex and rare cases will be covered.

After completion of the course, the attendants will be able to recognize the histopathological characteristics of both frequently occurring and rare renal diseases, and generate an appropriate differential diagnosis.

Since the start in 2006, our course has acquired a firm reputation among international pathology course offerings and has drawn attendants from over 20 different countries.

We hope you will join us in Amsterdam in 2020!
Prof. Sandrine Florquin
Dr. Joris J. Roelofs