Welcome to Glospathology.com!

This is the website for Gloucestershire Gastrointestinal Pathology Courses in the UK. Currently we run one main course, in the Autumn, each year. We hold the meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse and the fantastic facilities there can cater for well over 200 delegates. The 2017 meeting was held on Friday, 29th September. There were over 200 delegates and generally feedback has been excellent. I am really grateful to my colleagues, Geraint Williams, Marco Novelli, Adrian Bateman and Newton Wong who all gave us superb lectures and to the President-Elect of the Royal College of Pathologists, Professor Jo Martin, who gave us an excellent Guest Lecture.

The date is already set for 2018. The Course will occur on Friday, 5th October 2018. As ever, it will be held at Cheltenham Racecourse. The programme includes the familiar “Bryan Warren Lectures” which will be on the reporting of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Not only will we discuss the reporting of biopsies and resection specimens, we will also discuss current aspects of neoplasia complicating chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Then, there will be talks on spindle cell tumours of the gut and an update on BCSP and colorectal cancer pathology. All of these talks will be undertaken by the usual crew, Bateman, Novelli, Wong & Shepherd. Still one of the world’s greatest speakers, Professor Geraint Williams will talk on a subject concerning the History of Pathology. I am also delighted to announce that Professor Derek Alderson, the current President of the Royal College of Surgeons, will deliver the Guest Lecture, giving us some of his enormous knowledge and experience of the management of upper GI cancer. There will be the familiar Questions and Answers session, presentations on interesting cases and, of course, the Quiz. The final programme is available on this website (see “About us”). The registration form will soon be available on the 'REGISTRATION FORM' page and can then be downloaded and/or printed.

The course will be accredited for educational purposes for CPD by the UK's Royal College of Pathologists and accreditation for BCSP education purposes will be agreed as there will be sessions of direct relevance to bowel cancer and screening. The course will be popular and we advise you to book early! The cost for the course is: £150.00 for Consultants, although we will again have a reduced rate for trainees at £95.00.

Detailed instructions on accessing the teaching material from the last six courses can be obtained by clicking this link: How Do I Register For The Online Teaching Material? but this is only currently available to those who attended last year's course.

Keep smiling!

Neil Shepherd