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The UAB Department of Pathology is was represented internationally by our chair, George J. Netto, M.D., Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair, as he delivered lectures and coursework at several international conferences this fall.


In October, Dr. Netto attended the Latin American Congress of Pathology, SLAP Congress 2019, in Lima, Peru, October 8-12, where he spoke on "When Our Doubts Go Beyond the H-E: Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Techniques that Help Us in Urological Pathology."

From there, Dr. Netto traveled to the First Balkan School of Molecular Pathology in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the Second Balkan Conference of Personalized Medicine, October 24-25. Dr. Netto delivered lectures on, "Liquid Biopsy: Plasma and Beyond."

The next leg of the international trip took place in Asia, where first Dr. Netto attended the 9th Annual meeting of Chinese Pathologists and the 25th Congress of Chinese Society of Pathology, November 14-17 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Sponsored by the Chinese Medical Association and the Chinese Society of Pathology (CSP),  this  event  is  organized  by  Henan  Provincial  Medical Association and Henan Provincial Society of Pathology. CSP has a history of almost 100  years and is the largest official organization for Chinese pathologists and technicians, estimated at more than 18,000  pathologists. The conference plays an important role in promoting education and research, covering every specialty from cytology, head and neck, GI, breast, soft tissue and  molecular medicine. The annual meeting usually attracts more than 4,000 attendees from all over China.

The final stop was in Balikpapan, Indonesia, to speak at the Indonesian Association of Pathologists' Annual Scientific Meeting, November 21-24, and speak on "Pathology in the Future." The meeting is coorganized by the APIAP and supported by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists. During this conference Dr. Netto was recognized by the organizing associations. 

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This trip reflects a broader effort by the Department of Pathology to represent UAB and the Southeast internationally, with many of our faculty and researchers presenting at conferences across the nation and around the world. UAB Pathology has a memorandum of understanding to serve as a sister institution to the University of Zagreb, Croatia, as well as the Universidada San Francisco de Quito, Equador. We look forward to adding additional partner institution in the near future. A full list of UAB's international partners can be found here.