20 a 21 Sep. 2024 - 08:30

Novo Curso na Fundação Champalimaud: Pathology Updates 2024

Estão abertas as inscrições para o curso "Pathology Updates 2024", organizado em parceria com a Mayo Clinic Scottsdale e que terá lugar no dia 20 e 21 de setembro.

A edição de 2024 marca a sua 4ª iteração e a primeira a ter lugar na Fundação Champalimaud.

Novo Curso na Fundação Champalimaud: Pathology Updates 2024

Este curso - desenhado para abordar os desafios de diagnóstico, mais ou menos comuns, encontrados na prática da patologia cirúrgica - irá realizar uma análise aprofundada de vários diagnósticos de anatomia patológica mediante a discussão detalhada de casos clínicos concretos.

Objetivos do curso

- Identificar e resolver desafios diagnósticos: desenvolver as competências para enfrentar os desafios comuns e atípicos em patologia cirúrgica.
- Interpretar testes complementares: aprender a aplicar os testes complementares apropriados a casos de estudo para aumentar a precisão diagnóstica.
- Integrar insights diagnósticos, clínicos e patológicos: melhorar a comunicação e a colaboração entre profissionais de Anatomia Patológica e médicos, compreendendo as complexidades dos desafios diagnósticos, clínicos e patológicos.


Este curso foi desenvolvido especialmente para patologistas cirúrgicos que pretendam melhorar as suas competências de diagnóstico mantendo-se a par dos avanços mais recentes na área. Profissionais de laboratórios médicos e outros médicos interessados ​​em melhorar a prestação de cuidados clínicos poderão também beneficiar do programa deste curso.


Pathology Updates 2024



A inscrição é gratuita, mas limitada aos lugares disponíveis. A seleção de participantes está sujeita a análise por parte da comissão organizadora, que avaliará a justificação fornecida no formulário de inscrição. Escreva um pequeno parágrafo apresentando as razões pelas quais deseja participar neste curso (máximo 200 palavras) no campo correspondente do formulário..


Dr. Rafaela de Lima Rego is a Consultant in Anatomic Pathology at the Pathology Centre of Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and Botton-Champalimaud Pancreatic Cancer Centre, since July 2023. She is a practicing surgical pathologist with 21 years of experience in three different countries (Brazil, USA and Portugal). She served as faculty at the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa, Francisco Gentil for 15 years and at Hospital da Luz de Lisboa for 9 years. She did her Medical Degree and Residency Program in Rio de Janeiro and her Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Hepato-pancreaticobiliary pathology (GI-HPB) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. As part of her activities, she performs diagnostic pathology in a complex GI-HPB consultation routine, participates in multidisciplinary consultations and therapeutic decision-making tumor boards in Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic and Liver tumors, has been a training advisor for residents at the Anatomic Pathology Residency Program, Director of many gastrointestinal and liver courses, author and co-author of several papers published in national and international scientific journals, author of 2 book chapters and participates in translational research projects, with special interests in GI-HPB pathology. While at the Mayo Clinic, she met Dr. Alessandra Schmitt and from this friendship came the enthusiasm to create the Pathology Updates course. The 2024 course is going to be its' 4th edition and the first conducted at the Champalimaud Foundation.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Dr. Rish Pai is a Consultant and Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona. He did a fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology at the University of Chicago Medical Center and his MD/PhD in Immunology at the Case Western Reserve University. Dr Pai has an active research interest in the histopathology of inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. He is also interested in molecular and morphologic aspects of colorectal carcinoma. Using deep learning tools to better evaluate colorectal carcinoma specimens is another area of keen interest. Dr. Pai is also the principal investigator for the Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic, a branch of the Colon Cancer Family Registry (Colon CFR) Cohort. The Colon CFR Cohort is an international consortium of six institutes in the U.S., Canada and Australasia formed as a resource to support studies on the etiology, prevention and clinical management of colorectal cancer. Dr. Pai has lectured nationally and internationally on many aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has directed multiple GI and Liver CME courses. He is Past-President of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. Dr. Pai is a regular reviewer for numerous pathology and gastroenterology journals and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Modern Pathology. He has published over 190 articles and written multiple book chapters in the fields of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.

Dr. Alessandra Schmitt is a Consultant and Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona. She is originally from Brazil, and we have known each other for more than 20 years. She did a research fellowship in Germany, moved to the US and completed her surgical pathology residency in Iowa, which was followed by a surgical pathology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a Cytopathology fellowship at Emory in Atlanta, GA. She has diverse experience in Head and Neck Pathology (emphasis in thyroid and salivary gland), GYN Pathology and Cytology. Dr. Schmitt affiliates with Mayo Clinic Hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is passionate about teaching and she is eager to share her experience and her interesting cases.

Dr. Yasmeen Butt a Consultant and Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a thoracic pathologist and part of a busy pulmonary pathology consultation service. Dr. Butt is also the author of the recently published textbook “Atlas of Pulmonary Pathology, A Pattern-Based Approach“.

Dr. Kelsey McHugh is a Senior Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is subspecialty trained in Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Pathology and Cytology. Dr. McHugh enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team in the care of a complex patient population at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed medical and scientific manuscript publications as well as several book chapters.

Dr. Erinn Downs is a Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She did a GI and pancreaticobiliary fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and a breast pathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. These subspecialty areas have been the focus of her clinical work and research endeavors. She has authored over 80 peer reviewed publications and several book chapters.

Dr. Brandon Larsen is a Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Larsen was trained in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Arizona and completed multiple years of fellowship training in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and bone and soft tissue pathology at Mayo Clinic. After working at the University of Arizona for several years, he returned to Mayo Clinic where he has run a busy consultation practice in pulmonary, cardiac, and bone and soft tissue pathology for the last 6 years. He also practices general surgical pathology and autopsy. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics in these specialties. He curates the Charles B. Carrington Memorial Pulmonary Pathology Teaching Collection, one of the largest collections of pulmonary pathology cases in the world, and regularly trains visitors who come from across the world to view this collection. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters in the fields of pulmonary, cardiovascular, and soft tissue pathology.

Dr. Steven Nelson is a Consultant and Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Dr Nelson trained at Mayo Clinic Arizona Dermatology Residency, after graduating, was appointed to staff at Mayo Clinic.  Subsequently, through the Mayo Scholar Program, completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania.  He is involved in medical education and currently serves as Chair of the Core Competency Committee and Associate Program Director for the dermatology residency. Dr. Nelson serves on the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Photobiology Committee and is Co-Director for the Annual SKIN Conference. 

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