Past meetings


Baltimore 2013, San Diego 2014, Boston 2015, Seattle 2016


Montreal 2006, Sao Paolo 2010, Cape Town 2012, Bangkok 2014, Cologne 2016


Florence 2009, Helsinki 2011, Prague 2012, Lisbon 2013, London 2014, Belgrade 2015, Cologne 2016


Cochin 2009, Busan 2013, Brisbane 2015


Paris 2007, Santiago 2008, Shanghai 2009, Marrakech 2010, Berlin 2011, Fukuoka 2012, Vancouver 2013, Glasgow 2014, Melbourne 2015


New Orleans 2015, San Diego 2016


Madrid 2015, Munich 2016

USCAP (US Canadian Academy of Pathology), Seattle, USA, 12-18 March 2016

Saturday 12 March 2016
4:00-6 :00 pm ISUP Member Reception
6:15-6:45 pm AGM (Annual business meeting of ISUP)
7:00 pm ISUP Companion Meeting

Sunday 13 March 2016
12:30-5:00 pm ISUP Interactive Conference on Standardization of Diagnosis and Grading
6:30 pm Grawitz Dinner

ISUP member reception: The Secretary of the Society, Hemamali Samaratunga, has kindly offered to sponsor this year’s member reception through Aquesta Pathology. We are very grateful for this and look forward to a lively social event! The reception ill be open for ISUP members only.

ISUP companion meeting: The moderators Jesse McKenney and Steven Shen have set up an exciting program this year. The upcoming WHO classification will be presented and the preliminary list of speakers include all four chapter editors: Peter Humphrey, Victor Reuter, Holger Moch and Tom Ulbright.

ISUP Interactive Conference on Standardization of Diagnosis and Grading: The topic for this is standardization of grading and diagnosis of urological tumors. The meeting will use Imagebase results. We will first briefly summarize current diagnostic criteria and present consensus cases of Imagebase. We will then discuss the non-consensus cases and use electronic voting among all delegates with the purpose to reach agreement on these borderline cases. Hopefully this will be a very educational meeting that can help setting the golden standard for reporting. Scheduled speakers: Lars Egevad, John Srigley, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Jesse McKenney, Brett Delahunt and Ming Zhou. John Srigley will also present the ICCR datasets. This meeting will be open for ISUP members only. An afternoon buffet will served in the break.

Grawitz Dinner: An invitation will be circulated a couple of weeks before the meeting. This event is open for anyone with an interest in GU pathology, not only ISUP members.

The GU Specialty Conference will be held in the evening of Tuesday 15 March.

British Association of Urological Pathologists Renal and Bladder Course 4th to 5th April 2016

The BAUP Renal and Bladder Histopathology course is to be held on the 4th and 5th April 2016 at Guy’s Hospital London.

This is the tenth time the course has run.   It is highly acclaimed and as a mixture of slide sessions and lectures has genuine practical educational value. The slides include just about every condition a sub-specialist pathologist is likely to encounter.

It is suitable for all consultant histopathologists who report urology cases,  ambitious and advanced trainees will also benefit.

Details of the this course are available on the BAUP website:


XXXI International Congress of the IAP and 28th Congress of the ESP, Cologne, Germany from 25 – 29 September 2016

This combined IAP/ESP meeting will have an extensive uropathology program with multiple well-known speakers.

28 Apr 2016 Deadline for abstract submission
3 May 2016 First deadline for early registration fee
2 Aug 2016 Second deadline for early registration fee


Symposium Immunohistochemistry and Hot Topics (Kristiansen, Delahunt, Martignoni, Hes)

Symposium Update on WHO 2016 Classification (Humphrey, Moch, Reuter, Berney, Cubilla)

The Basic Report in Uropathology (ESP/ICCR) (Ellis, Egevad, Grignon, Srigley, Compérat)

Long course: Advances in pathology of prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma (Kristiansen, Algaba, Martignoni, Osunkoya, Flemming)

Business Meeting – Short course: Current concepts in pathology of the urinary tract (Netto, Hatmann, Tsuzuki, Paner, Raspolini, Lopez-Beltran)

ECP 5-9 Sept 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

The ECP (European congress of pathology) meetings, i.e. the meetings of the European society of pathology, used to be held every second year but as you may know they are held annually since 2012. This year’s meeting will take place in Belgrade. Here is a brief summary of the uropathology program:

Joint Symposium Gynaecological Pathology / Uropathology: Similarities and dissimilarities of urogenital lesions (Colecchia, Ordi, González-Peramato, Nucci, Oliva, Matias-Guiu, Algaba, Paner)
Videomicroscopy (Marques, Trias, Rosaria Raspollini, Baydar, Bachurska, Oliveira, Scarpelli, Luz Menendez)
Short course Molecular pathology in uropathology (Netto, Perner, Lopez-Beltran, Hartmann, Nesi, Moch)
Immunohistochemistry and hot topics (Epstein, Delahunt, Kristiansen, Martignoni, Hes, Varma)

The ESP will provide a limited number of bursaries to support the attendance of residents and trainees in pathology at the congress in Belgrade. Bursaries include a free registration to the congress as well as a monetary grant of EUR 150. Membership of the ESP and submission of an abstract are required:


BAUP Advanced Prostate Pathology Course, Leeds, UK, 2-3 Nov 2015

The course repeats the successful format of a mixture of slide sessions and lectures with adequate time to discuss cases with the faculty.

Details can be found on BAUP website, places are limited.

AUA, 15-19 May 2015, New Orleans, USA


EAU, 20-24 March 2015, Madrid, Spain

The pathology presence is limited at this meeting with only a single joint pathology/urology session on chemotherapy of prostate and bladder cancer (Perner, Hartmann).


USCAP (US Canadian Academy of Pathology), Boston, USA, 21-27 March 2015

At this meeting, ISUP will have an international expert consultation meeting on testicular and penile tumors. This meeting will take place on Sunday 22 March, 12:00 – 17:30 and is open for ISUP members only. Survey have already been sent to all ISUP members on testicular and penile tumors (still open). If you are an ISUP member and want access to the surveys, please contact or The surveys are not obligatory for attending the meeting but the organizers appreciate your input. The testicular tumor session is chaired by Dan Berney and John Srigley and the penile session by Cathy Corbishley and Antonio Cubilla. We expect the meeting to be highly educational and this is an excellent opportunity to become a member of ISUP. If you want to attend this conference, you can do so by signing up as member of ISUP now. For membership, visit:, click on New Members Application in the column to the left and follow the instructions. A 3-year membership costs 100 USD for the moment.

As usual, there will be a reception for ISUP members on Saturday (21 March), followed by a business meeting and then an ISUP companion meeting in the evening. Speakers this year are Jonathan Epstein (prostate grading), Peter Humphrey (reporting of other parameters than grade), Ming Zhou (papillary tumors of the kidney) and Donna Hansel (adrenal pathology). The rest of this meeting is as you know filled with presentations, courses, evening conferences and excellent opportunities to meet other uropathologists.


IAP (International Academy of Pathology), Bangkok, Thailand, 5 – 10 Oct 2014

The meeting features an extensive uropathology program covering three full days and including more than 30 internationally well-known speakers.
The uropathology activities will take place 7-9 Oct.

Kidney symposium (Trpkov, Delahunt, Grignon, Zhou)
Testis symposium (Berney, Yilmaz, Oliva, Srigley)
Prostate symposium (Egevad, Humphrey, Magi-Galluzzi, Kristiansen)
Gleason grading (Epstein)
Slide seminar – Emerging entities (Osunkoya, Comperat, Paner, Samaratunga, Ro, Hes, Gill, Kunju, Shen, Tsuzuki)
Bladder symposium (Reuter, Al-Ahmadie, McKenney, Netto)
Slide seminar – Pitfalls (PH Tan, Picken, Petersson, Shah, Billis, Zhou, Zhai, Nesi, Hakan, Chalermsanyakorn)



ESP (European Society of Pathology), London, UK, 30 Aug – 3 Sep 2014

The uropathology program is scheduled on 31 Aug (Joint Gyn-Uropath session) and 1 Sep (Uropath sessions)

Short Course – The art and science of  uropathology (Colecchia, Berney, Algaba, Scarpelli, Rapollini, Hartmann)
ISUP/ESP  joint symposium: Recent developments in urologic cancer (Martignoni, Delahunt, Fleming, Egevad, Magi-Galluzzi) Slide Seminar – Tumor-like conditions  in uropathology (Bertz, Bachurska, Varinot, Baydar, Colmenarez, Cassis)
Business meeting Lecture, Genomic applications in pathology/personalized medicine (Netto). European WG (Lopez-Beltran)
Joint Gyn-Uropath session: female and male urethra, germ cell tumours of ovary and testis, mullerianosis, ectopic prostate, NE tumours (Oliva, Samaratunga, Nogales, Osunkoya, Nucci, Lopez-Beltran)


International London Uropathology Conference, London, UK, 19 – 20 June 2014

Responsible: Khalid Ahmed, Manchester

For more information, contact:


AUA (American Urological Association), Orlando, FL, USA 16-21 May 2014

Early fee registration deadline: 21 February 2014


EAU Congress (European Association of Urology), Stockholm, Sweden,  11 – 15 April 2014

Early fee registration deadline: 27 January 2014. Late fee registration deadline: 24 February 2014

USCAP (United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology), San Diego, CA, USA 1-7 March 2014

USCAP is as usual one of the main events of the year. The ISUP companion meeting will take place on Saturday 1 March 19:00-22:00. The theme of this year is premalignant lesions. The speakers are Mark Rubin (prostate), Eva Compérat (bladder), Antonio Cubilla (penis). There will also be a dialogue with experts on controversies in GU pathology (John Srigley, David Grignon). For those of you who are ISUP members there will be a members’ reception and AGM meeting in the afternoon, more information will follow. If you are not already a member, go to and sign up or email any of the officers (e.g. or As usual, platform presentations are given on Monday and Tuesday and courses on Wednesday through Friday. The GU evening conference will take place on Thursday evening.

British Association of Urological Pathologists Advanced Prostate Pathology Course, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 17-18 February 2014

The course is a mixture of slide sessions and lectures with adequate time to discuss cases with the faculty.  The slide sessions have multiple examples of the important mimics of cancer and examples of most rare entities. There is also a slide based prostate pathology quiz and a Gleason grading exercise. (Berney, Chandra, Corbishley, Egevad, Griffiths, Varma, McWilliam)

Memorial meeting “Update in Uropathology”, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 5-6 December 2013

Among the speakers are Rodolfo Montironi, Ferran Algaba and Antonio Lopez-Beltran.

Manuscript submission deadline 21 October 2013.


XXIX Brazilian Congress of Pathology, Florianopolis, Brazil, 13-16 November 2013

Uropathology Long course 14 November

Speakers: Lars Egevad, Athanase Billis, Leandro Freitas, Jesse McKenney, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Antonio Cubilla


BAUP (British Association of Urological Pathologists) 8th Annual Meeting, Newcastle Gateshead, UK, 14-15 Nov 2013

Thursday 14th November
Issues with Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer, Peter Humphrey, USA
The New RCPath Datasets Prostate, Patricia Harnden, Leeds
EQA, Jon Oxley, Bristol
General Urology slide EQA, Nick Mayer, Cork, Eire
The New RCPath Datasets Testis, Clare Verrill. Oxford
Do European Pathologists follow ISUP Gleason Grading guidelines?  Dan Berney, London
The New RCPath Datasets Kidney, Anne Warren, Cambridge

Friday 15th November
Minimal Criteria for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Jonathan Epstein, USA
The New RCPath Datasets Urinary Collecting system, Jonathan Shanks, Manchester
Web based Prostate biopsy EQA, Patricia Harnden, Leeds
Prostate Cancer Variants, Peter Humphrey, USA


Genital Tract Pathology Meeting, London, UK, 14-15 Nov 2013

For more information, contact

A course in urological and gynaecological pathology held at The Royal College of Pathologists, London.

Among the speakers: Robert Young, Mahul Amin, Jonathan Epstein, Antonio Cubilla.


SIU (Société Internationale d’Urologie), Vancouver,  Canada, 8 – 12 Sep 2013

Abstract submission deadline 1 March 2013. Early registration deadlines 15 June and 31 July.


International Pathology Meeting, Sicily, Italy, 7 – 12 Oct 2013

This meeting is rather a course covering lymphomas, thyroid, GI, gyn and GU pathology. The speakers are mainly from Italy and USA, including Jonathan Epstein (prostate) and Robert Kurman and Robert Young (gyn).


Joint Annual Meeting of the Austrian and Swiss Societies of Pathology, Baden, Switzerland,  7-9 Nov 2013

Uropathology session (Lars Egevad, Jonathan Epstein, Sven Perner and others). More information about the program will follow soon.


ESP (European Society of Pathology), Lisbon, Portugal, 31 Aug – 4 Sep 2013

From the program:

Symposium I: What’s new in uropathology  (2,5 hours)

Immunohistochemistry in Renal Cell Carcinoma. What’s new
F Algaba, Barcelona

ISUP consensus on handling and reporting renal cell carcinoma
K Trpkov, Canada

Pecomas in uropathology
G Martignoni, Italy

Neuroendocrine urologic tumors
A Lopez-Beltran, Cordoba

Molecular pathology of Bladder cancer. Where are we now?
A Hartmann, Erlangen

Symposium II: ISUP-ESP Uropathology WG joint meeting: Prostate and other male genital tumors: What’s new (2 hours)

Prostate changes related to therapy
Rodolfo Montironi, Ancona

Immunohistochemistry in prostate pathology. What is new?
Cristina Magi-Galuzzi, Cleveland

Molecular pathology of prostate cancer. Where are we now?
Glen Christiansen, Bonn

Differential diagnosis in testicular tumors. Selected issues
Dan Berney, London

Grading and other prognostic parameters in cancer of the penis
Christoph Kakies, Rostock

Slide Seminar/Business Meeting (2 hours). Differential diagnosis in uropathology

Case 1. Marina Scarpelli, Ancona
Case 2. Maurizio Colecchia, Milan
Case 3. Justine Varinot, Paris
Case 4. Simone Bertz, Erlangen
Case 5. Larisa Moskvina, Moscow
Case 6. Pilar González-Peramato, Madrid

Business meeting:
A Lopez-Beltran, Chairman EWG Uropathology

Holger Moch, Zurich
Molecular pathology of kidney cancer. Where are we now?

Videomicroscopy seminar. Potential pitfalls in Uropathology

Case 1. Gabriella Nesi, Florence
Case 2. Carmen L. Menendez, Gijon
Case 3. Isabel Trias, Barcelona
Case 4. Rainer Grobholz, Switzerland
Case 5. Eva Comperat, Paris
Case 6. Philippe Camparo, Paris
Case 7. Pedro Oliveira
Case 8. Toyonori Tsuzuki, Nagoya


APIAP (Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology), Busan, South Korea, 5 – 8 Sep 2013

From the program:

GU slide seminar on Friday 6 Sept (14:00-17:00).

GU symposium on Saturday 7 Sept (8:00-11:30).

GU pathology slide seminar

Speakers: Brett Delahunt, Chin-Chen Pan, Zhe Wang, Sangeeta B Desai, Puay Hoon Tan, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Gladell Paner, Hemamali Samaratunga, John Srigley, Rafael Jimenez.

Symposium I: Updates on Prostate Pathology

Staging of prostate cancer: update with new CAP recommendations and AJCC staging system
Mahul B. Amin (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

An update of Gleason grading
Lars Egevad (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)

Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate and high grade PIN
Ming Zhou (New York Univeristy Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.)

Biomarkers in prostate cancer: diagnostic and prognostic
David G. Bostwick (Bostwick Laboratories, Glen Allen, Virginia, U.S.A.)

Symposium II: Updates on Urothelial and Renal Pathology.

Clear cell renal cell carcinoma: conceptual evolutions pre- and post-TCGA
 Satish Tickoo (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New YorK, New York, U.S.A.)

Recently described types of renal cell carcinoma
David J. Grignon (Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.)

Current use of needle core biopsy in the diagnosis of a renal mass
Pheroze Tamboli (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)

Update on micropapillary urothelial carcinoma
Adeboye Osunkoya (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of IAP, Sydney, Australia, 31 May – 3 June 2013

On-line registration available until one day prior to the meeting.

  • Invited speaker Jonathan Epstein

  • Update on the Gleason grading system:

  • Slide seminar

  • Pathology of radical prostatectomy specimens

  • There is also a program on Gyn (Mike Wells) and GI pathology (Elizabeth Montgomery)

USCAP, Baltimore, USA, 2-8 March 2013

Several ISUP (International Society of Urological Pathology) activities took place. Information about these events are emailed directly to ISUP members prior to the meeting (sign up now for next year’s meeting in San Diego!). The companion meeting featured educational lectures by Maria Merino: New and old hereditary forms of renal cell carcinoma you don’t want to miss, Ming Zhou: Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate – the whole story, Satish Tickoo: Controversies in immunohistochemistry in renal cell cancers. This was followed by a debate on controversial issues led by Drs Mahul Amin and Jonathan Epstein.

ISUP also hosted a consensus meeting on the use of immunohistochemistry in uropathology. The aim was to issue recommendations for IHC panels that are cost effective and supported by current literature. Information about the proceedings will soon be posted on the ISUP website.

EAU (European Association of Urology), Milan, Italy, 15-19 March 2013

A pathology course on prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, penis will be given on 17 March (Eva Compérat, Ferran Algaba).

AUA (American Urological Association), San Diego, USA, 4-8 May 2013

Early registration deadlines 22 Feb (meeting) and 22 March (courses).

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