Call for a Slide Seminar

"What European pathologists can learn from infectious disease pathology outside of Europe"

The Working Groups of the European Society of Pathology (ESP) "Pathology in Favour of Developing Countries" and “Infectious Diseases”, together with the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and the Italian NGO "Associazione Patologi Oltre Frontiera” (APOF, "Pathologist Beyond Borders Association") are proud to announce a call for a slide seminar which will be held during the upcoming 30th European Congress of Pathology in Bilbao, Spain, from 8 to 12 September 2018.

Date and time:
Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 08:30 - 12:00

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant cases of pathologists' everyday practice related to infectious diseases
  • Necropsy and surgical pathology cases that were challenging to diagnose or that represent an emerging disease entity 
  • Graduate students and residents are encouraged to present their work
  • Given the unique mission of the proponent organisations, special consideration will be given to those from Underserved Countries in the selection of cases to be presented


  • For pathologists from low-income countries we will evaluate the possibility of offering bursaries.
  • ESP is glad to offer registration fee waiver for the selected speakers, provided they be 40 years of age or older. Younger participants are strongly advised to apply for an ESP bursary.
  • AORTIC will sponsor two selected presenters who are expected to be members of AORTIC with a bursary of $500 each, provided they have not already benefited from an ESP bursary.

Deadline and guidelines for submission:

The deadline for submitting your cases (comprising an abstract with a brief description of the proposed case(s)) was 6 May 2018. 

The proposed cases will be evaluated. Authors of accepted cases will be emailed instructions regarding required materials to be sent.

Hoping to meet many colleagues coming from the various parts of the world during this event, we thank you in advance for your interest.
See you in Bilbao.

Stefano Guzzetti
Chair of ESP WG
“Pathology in Favour of Developing Countries”

Gregor Gorkiewicz
Chair of ESP WG
“Infectious Diseases Pathology”