Arkadi M. Rywlin
The 11th Arkadi M. Rywlin International Pathology Slide Seminar Symposium in Anatomic Pathology
2020/6/1 - 2020/6/3

The11th Arkadi M. Rywlin

International Pathology Slide Seminar

Symposium in Anatomic Pathology

1–3 June 2020 in Porto · Portugal






With the scientific collaboration of:



Welcome to the 11th International AMR Slide Seminar Symposium!


The 11th Arkadi M. Rywlin (AMR) slide seminar in anatomic pathology will be held in Porto, Portugal in June 2020.

The AMR International Pathology Slide Seminar Club is a non-profit organization created in 1991 to promote and advance the exchange of ideas among academic and clinical pathologists through­out the world in a spirit of cooperation and col­legiality. The format of the symposium will be that of an extended slide seminar.

A total of 87 selected cases will be presented and discussed by the faculty. A set of glass slides from the cases will be distributed (to the first 150 regis­tered participants), and a syllabus will be given to all participants with a discussion of the cases. Previously to the meeting, cases will also be available on a digital platform ( Participants are encouraged to go through the digital slides and submit their diagnoses. There will be a prize (Modern Surgical Pathology volumes) for the participant with the largest number of correct diagnoses.


The symposium will focus mainly on diagnostic problems and controversies in surgical pathology using a case study format and will be of interest to general surgical pathologists and trainees in pathology.



Please join us for this exciting venue in Porto!




The Arkadi M. Rywlin Pathology Slide Se­minar was founded by Dr. Saul Suster in 1991 to honor the memory of his men­tor and teacher, the late Professor Arkadi M. Rywlin (1923– 1987). Professor Ry­wlin was born in the free city of Danzig and completed his medical training at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.


He immigrated to the United States in 1953 and served as the Director of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami and as Professor of Pathology at the University of Miami School of Medi­cine until his untimely death in 1987.

Professor Rywlin attained internatio­nal recognition for his expertise and nu­merous publications in the pathology of the bone marrow. He was the author of more than 100 original articles span­ning a variety of subjects in pathology and achieved international recognition with the publication of his textbook on Histopathology of the Bone Mar­row (Little, Brown & Co., Philadelphia, 1974). Professor Rywlin was an outstan­ding educator and trained hundreds of residents and fellows. He combined a classical education in pathology with a strictly logical and critical approach to solving problems in pathology. The club was founded to honor the me­mory of this master of Pathology and to celebrate and promote the spirit of critical thinking that was the legacy of Professor Rywlin to his students.





Volkan Adsay, M.D.

Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Koç University, Istanbul,


Abbas Agaimy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Institute of Pathology University of Erlangen, Nuremberg,


Ira Bleiweiss, M.D.

Professor and Director of Breast Pathology University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Fátima Carneiro, M.D.

Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology. Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Oporto, Portugal


Alexander C. Mackinnon M.D.

Professor and Director of Molecular Pathology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


Kum Cooper, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Luca Di Tommaso, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Milan, School of Medicine; Pathology Unity, Humanitas Clinical institute,
Rozzano, Milan, Italy


Franco Fedeli, M.D.

Head, Department of Pathology
Malpighi Pathology Academy
Firenze, Italy


Isabel Fonseca, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
Pathology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Lisbon, Portugal


Masaharu Fukunaga, M.D.

Head, Department of Pathology
Jikei University School of Medicine The Daisan Hospital, Komae


Christopher Hartley, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester,
Minnesota, USA


Ondra Hes, M.D.

Professor of Pathology,
Department of Pathology University Hospital, Plzen, Czech Republic


Thomas Krausz, M.D.

Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology, The University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, USA


Alberto Marchevsky, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA, USA


Thomas Mentzel, M.D.

Associate Professor, Dermatopathology Bodensee, Friedrichshafen, Germany


Michal Michal, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Pathology
Charles University
Pilsen, Czech Republic


Michael Michal, M.D.

Department of Pathology
Charles University
Pilsen, Czech Republic


Markku Miettinen, M.D.

Head, Department of Pathology National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA


Cesar Moran, M.D.

Professor and Head of Thoracic Pathology
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA


George Netto, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, USA


Vania Nose, M.D.  

Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard MedicalSchool, Boston, Massachusetts


Delia Perez-Montiel, M.D.

Consultant at the Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico


Kyle Perry, M.D.

Attending pathologist at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA


Fredrik Petersson, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore, Singapore


G. Petur Nielsen, M.D.

Director, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Pathology Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts


Konrad Ptaszynski, M.D.

Head, Department of Pathology, Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warszawa, Poland


Brian Rubin, M.D.

Professor and Chairman of Pathology Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH, USA


Elvio Silva, M.D.

Professor of Pathology M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX, USA


Manuel Sobrinho Simões M.D.

Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Pathology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João,
Oporto, Portugal


David Suster, M.D.

Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine, New York, N.Y


Saul Suster, M.D.

Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Department of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA


Dina Tiniakos, M.D.

Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology
Aretaieion Hospital National&kapodistrian
University of Athens, Athens


Paul Wakely, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, USA



Monday, June 1st, 2020

07.30–7.40 Welcome and Introduction by Manuel Sobrinho Simões,
07.40–8.00 Short History of the Arkadi M. Rywlin Pathology Slide Seminar by Saul Suster,
8.00–12.00 Morning session: Gynecologic and Breast Pathology
(cases 1–14)
12.00–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–17.30 Afternoon session: Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
(cases 15–28)
17.30–18.30 Plenary Lecture: Advances in gynecologic pathology by Elvio Silva

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

08.00–12.00 Morning session: Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
(cases 29–42)
12.00–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–17.30 Afternoon session: Thoracic Pathology
(cases 43–56)
17.30–18.30 Plenary Lecture: New advances in molecular pathology and their impact in surgical pathology by Alexander C MacKinnon
18.30–19.30 Plenary Lecture: Advances in liver pathology by Dina Tiniakos

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

08.00–12.00 Morning session: Head and Neck Pathology
(cases 57–70)
12.00–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–18.15 Afternoon session: Genitourinary and Miscellaneous Pathology
(cases 71–87)
18.30–19.30 Plenary Lecture: Advances in the pathology of urinary bladder cancer by George Netto
19.30 Adjourn




The i3S building at Rua Alfredo Allen, 208; 4200-135 Porto, Portugal








The conference Hall










Dom Luís I Bridge












Porto City Hall




Clérigos Tower





Lello Bookstore








Auditorium Mariano Gago

i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, located in Polo Universitário,Porto.
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Registration is open until May 15th, 2020. You are kindly requested to fill in the online registration form. Send a copy of the wire transfer to ( and please, ensure that your name is stated on your payment in order to easily identify it.


Registration fees

The registration fee includes access to all slides in advance through a digital platform (available from April 15th to May 15th on, admission to all scientific sessions, a set of glass slides, an abstract book, lunches & coffee breaks.




March 31st, 2020


April 1st, 2020


by March 31st, 2020



April 1st, 2020


EUR 180

EUR 250

EUR  90

EUR 150


EUR 280

EUR 400

EUR 200

EUR 280

Accompanying persons*

EUR 100

EUR 100

EUR 100

EUR 100


SPAP – Sociedade Portuguesa de Anatomia Patológica

SEAP – Sociedad Española de Anatomía Patológica

* Includes a one-day city sightseeing tour of Porto with lunch and visit to Serralves Museum



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Travel Information and Accommodation

Link for do-it-yourself-bookings:

Axis Hotel

Ibis Porto São João

Eurostars Oporto

Porto Trindade Hotel

Hotel Vila Galé Porto

HF Ipanema Park


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate current criteria for diagnosis in various subspecialty areas in surgical pathology.
  • Recognize the proper application of immunohistochemical and other ancillary techniques for the diagnosis of problematic cases.
  • Become familiar with advances in terminology and classification of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders.


CME Accreditation

An application has been made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event. 


Cancellation Policy

Should you choose to cancel your registration, a request must be submitted by email to ( no later than May 1st, 2020. All requests postmarked by this date will receive a full refund less a processing fee of 50€. No refunds will be granted after May 1st, 2020. The i3S/Ipatimup reserves the right to cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded in full. i3S/Ipatimuo will assume no financial responsibility or obligation to the registrants for any related costs including but not limited to airfare, lodging, or other travel expenses.


Local Organizing Committee

Fátima Carneiro, CHUSJ, FMUP, Ipatimup/i3S

Elisabete Rios, CHUSJ, FMUP, Ipatimup/i3S

Carla Bartosch, IPO-Porto, ICBAS, CHUSJ

Mário Seixas, FMUP, Ipatimup/i3S

Rita Barros, Ipatimup/i3S

Fátima Magalhães, FMUP, Ipatimup/i3S

Ana Sofia Santos Silva, Ipatimup/i3S


CHUSJ – University Hospital of São João

FMUP – Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto

Ipatimup - Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto

i3S – Institute of Health Innovation and Research

IPO-Porto – Portuguese Institute of Oncology-Porto

ICBAS – Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar


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