ONLINE COURSE – FRCPath Part 2 Surgical Course

Course Fee : £800

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Course Overview:

This is an ONLINE 2 Week Surgical Revision Course preparing trainees for the Histopathology FRCPath Part 2 Examination.

Course Objectives:

  • Designed to prepare trainees for the part 2 surgical pathology examination in histopathology
  • To provide an approach to the part 2 examination
  • To cover common exam cases
  • Trainers have been selected for their expertise within their disciplines, both in their clinical acumen but also their teaching skills
  • Format of the course is intense and demanding but also rewarding

Key Features of the Course:

  • All lectures will be live streamed, online, across the two weeks.
  • Exam orientated Course
  • Experienced Consultants lecturing, with a pedigree of teaching
  • Surgical and Cytology Mock Tests
  • Opportunity to address and discuss difficult cases
  • All course and mock exam slides will be whole mount glass slide scanned, so you will be able to zoom in and out on the digital images.
  • Management Lecture
  • Feedback from Speakers

Target Audience:

  • Pathology trainees preparing for Histopathology FRCPath Part 2 Surgical examination

Dates of Courses:

7th - 20th September 2022

Course Fees:

£800 for the course. Your booking will be secured with payment of a £75 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance of £725 is due 1 month before the course. Balance payments are completed through our partner website, Failure to pay the final balance will result in the delegate losing their place on the course and Oxbridge Medica/Pathology Spheres retaining the non-refundable deposit.

Day 1 Wednesday, 7 September
Slide Viewing AM Session
Slide Viewing PM Session
Day 2 Thursday, 8 September
Cytology Mock Examination, AM Session
Slide Viewing PM Session
Day 3 Friday, 9 September
Soft Tissue Pathology 09:30 - 11:30
Breast Pathology 14:00 - 16:00
Day 4 Monday 12 September
Renal Pathology 10:00 - 12:00
Upper Gastrointestinal Pathology 14:00 - 16:00
Day 5 Tuesday 13 September
Respiratory and Mediastinal Pathology, 10:00 - 12:30
Lymphoreticular, 14:00 - 16:00
Day 6 Wednesday 14 September
Gynaecological Pathology 09:00 - 11:00
Skin Pathology - Inflammation and Neoplastic,
12:30 - 16:30
Day 7 Thursday 15 September
Liver Pathology 10:00 - 12:00
Head & Neck Pathology 13:00 - 15:00
Endocrinology 15:30 - 17:30
Day 8 Friday 16 September
Frozen Section Exam 09:30 – 10:30
Lower GI and Pancreas Pathology 11:00 - 13:00
Uropathology 14:00 - 16:00
Day 9 Monday 19 September
Surgical Mock Exam 09:00 - 13:00
Review Frozen Section Exam (1 hour)
Management (1 hour), 14:00 - 16:00
Day 10 Tuesday 20 September
Cytology: 09:00 - 12:00
Review of Mock Surgical Exam, 14:00 - 16:00

Dr Lia Menasce

Consultant Histopathologist, MD, PhD FRCPath

Dr Abeer M Shaaban

Dr Shaaban is a Consultant Breast Pathologist/ Honorary Senior Lecturer Department of Histopathology and Molecular Pathology, St James’s University Hospital. Dr Shaaban is a specialist breast pathologist who works in a large tertiary referral centre and a regional centre for HER2 immunohistochemistry and FISH testing.
Dr Shaaban did a PhD on the analysis of morphological and molecular markers associated with breast neoplasia progression and published with the late Professor JP Sloane, one of the pioneers in the field of breast pathology. Her areas of interest include diagnostic and prognostic markers in breast cancer, in particular estrogen receptors, columnar cell lesions and male breast cancer. She produced many research articles, reviews and book chapters. Dr Shaaban is a committee member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and an active member of its Educational Subcommittee, member of the NCRI Breast Clinical Studies Group and its Translational Research Subgroup.

Dr Judy Wyatt

Dr Judy Wyatt graduated in Bristol in 1979, and trained in Histopathology in Yorkshire in the 1980’s. She has worked as Consultant with a special interest in liver and GI pathology in Leeds since 1987, following 3 months at the Royal Free studying liver pathology with Professor Scheuer. She has been the organiser of the National Liver Histopathology EQA scheme since 2004, and the RCPath sub-specialty representative for liver histopathology since 2007. She has a long standing interest in training, and was Histopathology Training Programme Director in Yorkshire from 2005 – 2010.

Dr Jonathan Shanks

Dr Jonathan H Shanks qualified MB ChB (Hons) from Manchester University in 1987, having also completed an intercalated BSc (Hons) in anatomy in 1984. Following six years of training (five in histopathology) at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast he joined the North West histopathology training rotation, working for several years at various hospitals Manchester and Lancashire. During this time he completed his MD thesis, through Queen’s University, Belfast in 2004. He gained the MRCPath (now FRCPath) in 1995. In addition to receiving broad training in histopathology, he developed a special interest in nephropathology during training.
Shortly after appointment to the Christie Hospital, Manchester in 1997 he undertook a sabbatical at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester with Dr David G Bostwick in urological pathology. Although not a monospecialist, his main area of interest for more than 13 years has been urological pathology. He is a member of the British Association of Urological Pathologists and a fellow of the International Society of Urological Pathologists. He has published more than 70 papers and review articles, a many of which are in the field of urological pathology. He has delivered multiple invited presentations to a wide variety of regional, national and several international meetings as well as slide seminars at regional and national meetings.

Dr Patrick Shenjere

Consultant Soft Tissue Pathologist, Christie Cancer Hospital, Manchester

Dr Will Merchant

Dr Merchant is a senior dermatopathologist working in the department of Histopathology at St. James’s University Hospital. Dr Merchant has a thriving referral practice and has regional and national recognition. He is also an examiner for the Diploma in Dermatopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists.

Dr Anu Roy

Consultant Renal Pathologist, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull

Dr Leena Joseph

After obtaining her MD in Pathology from India, she came to Manchester UK, where she had further training and obtained her FRC Path. She initially started her consultant job at Macclesfield District hospital, and then later joined the pathology department at University hospitals South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Joseph has been the lead for dermatopathology at UHSM since 2007 and has a special interest in the pathology of skin cancers. Her other areas of subspecialisation are in Cardiothoracic pathology and breast pathology.

Dr Durgesh Rana

Dr Durgesh Rana is the clinical lead of non-gynaecology services at Manchester Cytology Centre with a particular interest in respiratory cytology. She received her MBBS in 1988 from Rajasthan University, India and went on to get her MD in pathology in 1993 from Bombay University. She moved to St James Hospital, Dublin as a specialist registrar in 1997, gained the RCPath diploma in Cytopathology 2 years later, completed the MRCPath in 2002, and became a full member of the RCPath in 2003. Since that time she has worked as a specialist consultant cytopathologist at the Manchester Cytology Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Durgesh has an active interest in, and reports on, both cervical cytology and a wide range of non-gynaecological cytology with publications in both areas. She has given numerous workshops and lectured at a variety of cytology training schools across the UK, as well as at national and international conferences. As one of the NW regional trainers involved in the national conversion to LBC cervical cytology she gave extensive training in both SurePath and ThinPrep systems. Her recent activities include teaching of undergraduates, screening staff, BMS, pathology trainees, and other consultants, membership of the BSCC council and lead for non-gynaecological service development at the Manchester Cytology Centre.

Online Course with lectures live streamed across the 2 weeks.

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