Welcome to the 33rd European Congress of Pathology!

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the European Society of Pathology (ESP) and the Swedish Society of Pathology we would like to invite you to Gothenburg, Sweden, located on the beautiful Swedish ”Atlantic” west coast, to attend the 33rd European Congress of Pathology (ECP 2021). ECP 2021 will be held from 28 August to 1 September at the Gothenburg Convention Center ”Svenska Mässan” located downtown in the heart of Gothenburg.

The motto for the ECP 2021, ”Compass for Optimal Patient Therapy” alludes to Gothenburg's strong maritime tradition being the largest port in Sweden. During ECP 2021, Gothenburg will be the capital for European international diagnostic and academic pathology. Pathologists and their collaborators, molecular biologists, geneticists, bioinformaticians, and information technologists will meet to share recent and important advances in our discipline that offer the latest diagnostic, prognostic and predictive information needed in the best patient care. 

For ECP 2021, the ESP working groups will prepare state-of-the-art organ-based sessions while collaborating pathology and clinical scientifi c societies will interact in joint scientific events. Exciting topics in the field of molecular pathology, digital pathology, AI in pathology, quality assessment, education and public awareness will be part of the scientifi c programme. Four keynote lectures by distinguished international experts will highlight fascinating topics in pathology and beyond. Thematic symposia on interstitial lung pathology and molecular findings in salivary gland tumours of diagnostic and predictive importance will take place.

The industry exhibition, as usual, will be of great interest to all participants and the Gothenburg Convention Center is perfect for the central positioning of the exhibition area ensuring a frequent exposition for all meeting participants to industry exhibition booths.

Gothenburg is a lively and exciting city, especially at the turn of the summer. Days are long and light and the outdoor bars and restaurants are buzzing with friendly locals and international visitors. Everyone attending will be truly inspired by the city's world leading sustainability efforts and entrepreneurial spirit, qualities that were recognized by the EU that awarded Gothenburg European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing with you a memorable time in charming Gothenburg!

Holger Moch

President of the European Society of Pathology

Holger Moch

Göran Elmberger

Chair of the Local Organising Committee of ECP 2021

Göran Elmberger