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Dear Colleague,

The 30th National Pathology Congress, organized by the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies and the Turkish Pathology Society, will be held in Lutfi Kırdar Congress & Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey, May 20-23 2021.

The National Pathology Congress is an important annual scientific gathering of Turkish pathologists, with the primary objective of sharing and updating the knowledge on pathology practice, while also addressing new achievements in the field. Claiming a 30-year history of national pathology congresses, every member of the Congress Organizing Committee feels the responsibility to carry the efforts made throughout these years to future generations. We believe that this important task will be completed with your contribution, and we’ll be very happy to welcome you in Istanbul, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

As in previous congresses, the scientific programme will be planned with joint inputs from the working groups, commissions, boards that form the main power of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies and also by considering the suggestions of our dear members. We aim to maximize our congress scientifically with the contribution of international and national speakers, pathologists and scientists. Our main goal is to strengthen knowledge by updating and sharing new information, and also to ensure the integrity of the morphological diagnosis with the genetic data. To review current information and developments, to share reseach data and experiences, to determine and find solutions for routine practice problems, to raise awareness of the input of morphology in the clinical diagnosis, to apply genomics in pathology practice, to integrate the results with the histologic diagnosis and generate effective reports for targeted therapy are the important objectives that we want to cover in this congress.  We believe that the congress will open up new horizons for all the participants, especially for the young generation pathologists.

In the scientific program, in addition to the conferences, panels, slide seminars, short courses and videomicroscopy sessions as in previous congresses, there will also be multidisciplinary sessions, workshops and  case consultation sessions. The congress will be honored by world-renowned guest speakers. The official language of the congress is Turkish. But, since we foresee congress participation from abroad, there will be translation in English and the halls to be provided will be specified in the congress program. 

The fact that our congress will be held in Istanbul, a city where three continents meet, is another source of pride for us. Istanbul is a magnificent world city, a major cultural center for many centuries that has been the capital of the most important empires of history, for more than 1600 years.  In addition to providing a rich scientific program, we are all looking forward to welcoming you and sharing a friendly social atmosphere in Istanbul, feeling the city’s historical and cultural texture, and its extraordinary natural beauties, especially the Bosphorus.

The motto of the Congress is “from the past to the future…” referring to the scientific developments that reinforce the future role of pathology. The motto also gives us the responsibility to ensure that our respected teachers and young colleagues meet in the same scientific  and social platforms.  And, also maybe, it reminds us Istanbul’s unwavering position in the world history.

On behalf of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies, we would like to invite you to join us in Istanbul, for an exciting and stimulating congress that will be enriched with your participation and contributions.   

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Ataizi ÇELİKEL
President of the Turkish Society of Pathology
President of 30th National Pathology Congress

Prof. Dr. Kemal BAKIR
President of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies