Bryan Warren School of Pathology

The link between the BDIAP and Bosnian pathology community arose when humanitarian support was being provided by Mike Franey and the late Professor Bryan Warren. In 2006, the Bosnian British School of Pathology was established through a close collaboration between the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology (BDIAP), the Department of Pathology at the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo, and with the enormous support of Mr. Mike Franey. A proposal to provide support for the pathologists in Bosnia and surrounding areas was made by Dr. Semir Vranic and taken up by Professor Warren. In honour of late Professor Warren, the school was renamed the Bryan Warren School of Pathology (BWSP) in 2012.

The aim of the school is to improve the quality of pathology practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, with an emphasis on training and teaching trainees and young pathologists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighbouring countries.

The school has had 16 successful meetings to date and is thriving as a result of local enthusiasm and BDIAP support.

In addition to the annual meeting, support is provided to pathologists from Bosnia to attend IAP congresses through the Nermin Durakovic bursaries.

BWSP Year Date Lecturers Topic
17th 2024 23-24 November (Hybrid) Dr. Michael A. den Bakker and Dr. Jan von der Thusen Lung and Mediastinum
16th 2023 4-5 November
Dr. Murali Varma and Dr. Lisa Browning Genitourinary pathology
15th 2022 5 November (Online) Dr. Ann Sandison and Dr. Selvam Thavaraj Head and neck pathology
14th 2021 6 November (Online) Dr. Cyril Fisher and Dr. Khin Thway Soft tissue pathology
13th 2019 2-3 November Prof. Sebastian Brandner and Prof. Silvia Marino Neuropathology
12th 2018 3-4 November Dr. Eduardo Calonje and Dr. Stefan Dojčinov Skin and hematopathology
11th 2017 4-5 November Prof. Daniel Berney, Dr. Sanjiv Manek Endocrine and Gynaecopathology
10th 2016 4-5 November Prof. Ray McMahon, Prof. Sarah Pinder Gastrointestinal and Breast Pathology
9th 2015 November Prof. Stefan Hubscher, Prof. Fiona Campbell Pancreatic/Liver Pathology
8th 2014 November Dr. Paul Cane, Dr. Michael den Bakker Lung and Mediastinum
7th 2013 November Dr. Jonathan Shanks, Dr. Murali Varma Uropathology
6th 2012 November Prof. Roderick W Simpson, Dr Ann Sandison, Prof. Nina Gale, Dr Jelena Sopta Head & Neck Pathology
5th 2011 June Dr. Chas D Mangam, Dr. David Hughes, Dr. Sara Edward Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology
4th 2010 May Dr. Eduardo Calonje, Dr. Thomas Brenn and Dr. Boštjan Luzar Dermatopathology
3rd 2009 June Dr. Sanjiv Manek, Dr. Colin Clelland, Dr. Stefan Dojčinov Gynaeco/Hematopathology
2nd 2008 August Prof. Sarah Pinder, Dr Jorge S Reis-Filho Breast Pathology
1st 2007 August Prof. Geraint T Williams, Prof. Neil A Shepherd Gastrointestinal Pathology