The Banff Pathology Course is a collaborative effort of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary to provide a continuing medical education activity for practicing pathologists, residents and pathologists' assistants.

New Venue

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr,
Banff, AB T1L 1H5

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, formerly known as The Banff Centre, located in Banff, Alberta, was established in 1933 as the Banff School of Drama.

Course Dates


Next course:
Sept 5-7, 2019 - Breast

Future Courses:
Sept. 3-5, 2020 - Molecular/Lymphoproliferative
Sept. 9-11, 2021 - Urogenital Pathology
Sept. 8-10, 2022 - Gynecolocigal Pathology

2017 Banff Course Photos

2019 Course Information

The focus for 2019 is Breast Pathology and will provide a forum for sharing information on current molecular diagnostics in the era of personalized medicine. During the course, the participants will discuss a variety of benign and malignant breast lesions. Several common diagnostic problems including benign and atypical lesions, papillary neoplasms, intraductal proliferative lesions, variants of ductal and lobular, intraepithelial neoplasias, and infiltrating carcinomas are included.


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver basic diagnostic approaches in breast pathology as a non-subspecialized pathologist
  • Review recent up-dates in neoplastic and non-neoplastic breast pathology
  • Describe novel insights from molecular diagnostics and risk stratification in breast pathology
  • Discuss diagnostic pitfalls and Quality Assurance principles in breast pathology

The course will be of interest to residents, fellows, and practicing general, anatomic and molecular pathologists and pathologists' assistants.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP).  Participants may claim up to a maximum of 20.0 hours of study credits.

Through an agreement between the Royal College and Surgeons of Canada and the Amercican Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Information on this process can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Disclosure of Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest

In keeping with accreditation guidelines, speakers participating in this event have been asked to disclose to the audience any financial involvement with industry or other organizations that may potentially influence the presentation of the educational material. Disclosure may be done verbally or using a slide prior to the speaker's presentation.

Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act

The registration information is collected under the authority of the Alberta FOIPP Act. This information is required to register you in the course, prepare the course material for your use, and will be used to notify you of other courses or pertinent information. The financial information is used to process applicable fees and is retained for future reference. This information will not be shared with any other individual or organization.  If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, please contact banffpathology@eventsmgt.com.