The focus for the 2020 Course is Molecular and Lymph Node Pathology. The course will provide a forum for sharing information on current standards, emerging technologies and applications of molecular diagnostics in the daily practice of the surgical pathologist. In addition the 2020 course will also focus on recent developments in Lymph Node Pathology. During the course, the participants will discuss molecular techniques, their applications, interpretation, limitations, and related quality assurance challenges across the diagnostic and methodological spectrum. In addition an in depth review of the diagnosis and classification of benign and malignant lymphoproliferative disorders will offered to the participants.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver basic diagnostic approaches in lymph node pathology as a non-subspecialized pathologist
  • Review recent up-dates in neoplastic and non-neoplastic lymph node pathology
  • Describe novel insights from molecular diagnostic methods, their applications and limitations across the anatomical pathology spectrum
  • Discuss diagnostic pitfalls and Quality Assurance principles in molecular and lymph node pathology

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

Course Chairs: Micheal Mengel, Christopher Naughler, Halgrimur

Committee Chair: Dr. Imran Mirza (

Lymphoproliferative Disorders Lymph Node Pathology

  • Dr. Iwona Auer (Calgary)
  • Dr. Meer-Taher Shabani-Rad (Calgary)
  • Dr. Afshin Shameli (Calgary)
  • Dr. Ray Lai (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Adnan Mansoor (Calgary)

Molecular Pathology

  • Dr. Adrian Box (Calgary)
  • Dr. Etienne Mahe (Calgary)
  • Dr. Faisal Khan (Calgary)
  • Dr. Iyare Izevbaye (Edmonton)
  • Dr. Cheryl A Mather (Edmonton)