UEMS Meeting 2012

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U E M S – SPECIALIST SECTION OF PATHOLOGY
EUROPEAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

The 29th Meeting

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Location: House of Pathology, Brussels, Belgium
Host: Professor Claude Cuvelier

 

References:

M. Tötsch, C. Cuvelier, L. Vass and A. Fassina, on behalf of the participants of the UEMS Section/Board of Pathology meeting in Paris 2012: The UEMS Section/Board of Pathology, Chapter 6: Requirement for Recognition of Postgraduate Training in Pathology: a presentation of the Paris Document
Cytopathology 23
(5): 281–282, 2012Free download from Cytopathology

M. A. Catherwood, F. Schmitt and M. Salto-Tellez: Molecular diagnostics and the training of future tissue- and cell-based pathologists
Cytopathology 23 (5): 295–299, 2012Free download from Cytopathology

 


 

 

Agenda of the 29th Meeting:

 

  1. OPENING, WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
  3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS AND DELEGATES (Addendum 1)
  4. MINUTES OF THE MEETING IN PARIS (Addendum 2)
  5. UEMS Affairs (Prof. Cuvelier)
  6. MATTERS ARISING FROM UEMS COUNCIL MEETING (Larnaka, 19.- 20. October, 2012) CESMA (Council for European Specialty Medical Assessments)
  7. SWOT ANALYSIS Agreement about the most convenient form.
  8. MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY Concept and position.
  9. SET OF PRINCIPLES OR BILL OF PRACTISING RIGHTS FOR PATHOLOGY  Prof. Toetsch,
    DRAFT: Measures in order to defend our colleagues and protect them from major restrictions (e.g. in some countries a 25% reduction of funding in the field of pathology is planned by health authorities) At the EFCS we are actually preparing the following and would like to invite the UEMS –
    Section Pathology to join forces: Set of Principles or Bill of Practising Rights for Pathology (1st Draft)
    Histopathology and Cytopathology are an essential part of the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients within the European Union
    Histopathology and Cytopathology are clinical disciplines and while individual and whole hospital performances and outcomes can be measured the diagnostic performance of individuals depends on many and complex factors. It is essential that all Histopathologists and Cytopathologists work in a supportive and constructive working environment, closely collaborating with other clinical disciplines, preferably working on the same site, free from any interference in their work that could impair the quality of their day to day work or provide an obstacle to maintaining and developing a high quality pathology service for patients.
    Practitioners of Histopathology and Cytopathology should be expected to render the best and most effective diagnoses and treatments for patients, including research and development of new services using the most modern and up to date evidence-based medical practice. Where there are obstacles to this, these should be explained in full to all, including to patients and healthcare commissioners so that informed choices can be made about how to manage services for patients.
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    LUNCH BREAK
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  10. ONGOING MATTERS
    10.1.  European Examination (Prof. Cuvelier)
    10.2   Dermatopathology (Prof. Cuvelier)
  11. FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS
  12. NEXT MEETING
  13. CLOSE OF THE MEETING