4th Bosnian Turkish Cytopathology School


Ascitic fluid cytology showing lymphocytic predominant cells with foamy macrophages

18-19 May, 2019
Pino Nature Hotel Trebevic – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (website)


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 Turkish Division of the International Academy of Pathology (TDIAP)
Turkish Society of Cytopathology 
Association of Basic Medical Sciences of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Dear colleagues and friends,

It is our great pleasure to announce the 4th Bosnian Turkish Cytopathology School that will be held in Sarajevo on 18-19 May 2019, organized jointly by the Turkish Division of the International Academy of Pathology (TDIAP), Turkish Society of Cytopathology and Association of Basic Medical Sciences of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main topics of the School will be pancreatobiliary, gastrointestinal and abdominal cytopathology. The lecturers will be distinguished and well-experienced cytopathologists and clinicians from Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The School objectives are to cover most impostant topics in pancreatobiliary, gastrointestinal and abdominal cytopathology and to cover the practical issues, particularly those relevant for young specialists and residents in pathology as well as for clinicians.

We sincerely hope that the School will meet your expectations and it will certainly depend on your active participation.

We look forward to meeting you in Sarajevo!

Nurija Bilalovic, MD, PhD
Clinical Centre
University of Sarajevo  
Sitki Tuzlali, MD, PhD
TDIAP President

Semir Vranic, MD, PhD
College of Medicine
Qatar University
Faruk Skenderi, MD, MSc
Clinical Center
University of Sarajevo  

FACULTY (in alphabetical order)


Emrah Alper, MD
Department of Gastroenterology, Koç University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Pinar Firat, MD
Department of Pathology, Koç University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Deniz Nart, MD
Department of Pathology, Aegean University, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
President, Turkish Society of Cytopathology

İrem Onur, MD
Department of Pathology, İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi Atatürk Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi

Sevgen Önder, MD
Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Vedad Papović, MD
Department of Gastroenterology, Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nesrin Turhan, MD
Department of Pathology, Turkey Yüksek İhtisas Hastenesi, Ankara, Turkey

Sanela Vesnić, MD
Department of Radiology, Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Semir Vranić, MD, PhD
Faruk Skenderi, MD, MSc
Nurija Bilalović, MD, PhD


Pino Nature Hotel, Trebević – Ravne 1, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Google map) 


4th Bosnian Turkish Cytopathology School 


Early registration fee (until 15 March 2019):  60 EUR or 120 BAM
Late registration fee (until 15 May 2019): 80 EUR or 160 BAM
On-site registration fee: 100 EUR or 200 BAM
UPCFBIH members: 50 EUR or 100 BAM
Cancellation: until 5 May 2019 (80% of registration fee will be refunded)

The fee covers the lectures, lunch and refreshments each day, course materials (download), certificate of attendance (12 CPD points)

To register:

1. Fill in the  [REGISTRATION FORM]
2. Make a registration fee payment

Online payment:

or Contact us with a request for an alternative online payment option

Bank transfer payment:
DESCRIPTION: BTCS 2019 registration
Account number for payments within Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1610000036820047
Account number for payments from other countries: IBAN: BA391611000001149217 SWIFT: RZBABA2S (please cover the bank fees)

For more information, please contact Dr. Faruk Skenderi at faruk.skenderi@bosnianpathology.org 
Web site: www.bosnianpathology.org


TOPICS: pancreatobiliary, gastrointestinal and abdominal cytopathology
*Program is preliminary and may be subject to slight modifications

Saturday, May 18, 2019

08.30-08.45 Welcome

EUS technique in pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal lesions 

08.45-09.30 Emrah Alper: Endoscopic ultrasound applications
09.30-10.15 Vedad Papović: Tissue acquisition of pancreatobiliary lesions under the guidance of endoscopic ultrasound- Bosnian experience 
10.15-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 Emrah Alper: Clinicopathologic case presentations

Pancreaticobiliary and gastrointestinal cytology

11.30-12.30 Sanela Vesnić: The role of FNA in diagnostics of pancreatic cancer and other pancreatic lesions
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.00 İrem Onur: “Terminology and reporting“
14.00-15.00  İrem Onur/ Deniz Nart: “Pancreatobiliary cytology with cases” Solid and cystic pancreatic lesions, biliary cytology
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15  Nesrin Turhan: “The role of FNA in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal submucosal lesions”
16.15-17.30 Nesrin Turhan/ Deniz Nart: “Gastrointestinal/ Pancreaticobiliary cytology with cases”

Sunday, May 19, 2019 

Cytopathology of abdominal lesions

08.30-09.30  Pınar Fırat: “Peritoneal fluid cytology”
09.30-10.00 Sevgen Önder: “Cytologic diagnosis of mesothelioma and ancillary tests”
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.30 Sevgen Önder/ İrem Onur/ Deniz Nart/ Pınar Fırat: “Abdominal cytology with cases- miscellaneous”


Will be available after the course.