It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 84th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Pathology, which will be taking place for the first time in Lugano.
Pathologists are increasingly challenged with the recognition and classification of preinvasive lesions, which are detected either by organized screening programs or by opportunistic investigations. With this in mind, we invited national and international experts to discuss our understanding of precursor lesions of various cancer types, and to improve our knowledge to recognize hereditary syndromes by morphological features or by a growing array of molecular pathology tests.
The dramatically increased demands on pathologists over the past few years reflect further our expanding role, not only in the diagnostic setting, but also, more in general, in public health and medical education. For these reasons we will have the opportunity during the meeting to expand our contacts to epidemiologists working in national tumor registries, medical geneticists with whom we share areas of interest, as well as professionals active in the design and evaluation of medical school programs.
The traditional half-day post-graduate course, preceding the main congress, will be devoted to ovarian tumors. We hope that this challenging field will be of interest not only to residents but also to board certified pathologists who are confronted with these diseases in their daily practice.
Lugano is a beautiful and attractive convention venue so, besides an interesting and educational meeting, we hope you will also have an enjoyable stay in Ticino.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Lugano and having a great time together. With our kind regards
Prof. Dr med Luca Mazzuchelli Dr med. Bettina Bisig Dr med. Matthias Matter
Congress President Congress Vice President Congress Vice President
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