London Dermatopathology Symposium

Manchester Dermatopathology Update Course 2014

 This is a 1 day course for dermatologists and pathologists with an interest in dermatopathology. 

Course Description:

This course aims to provide the most comprehensive update on biology, clinical aspects and procedures in the subject of dermtopathology. The primary target audiences for the Course are practicing dermatopathologists, pathologists and dermatologists utilizing skin biopsy in their practice, as well as those training in the field of dermatopathology. The topics and the level of discussion are selected to provide in-depth analysis of the most challenging aspects and pitfalls encountered in everyday interpretation of skin pathology.

Course Overview:

  • Course aims to give delegates an understanding of the current topics in dermatopathology.
  • Excellent feedback from previous courses.
  • Time allocated to discuss cases and slides.
  • Trainers have been selected for their expertise within their disciplines, both in their clinical acumen but also their teaching skills.
  • Format of the day is intense and demanding but also rewarding.


  • 08:45 – 09:00 – Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:45 – Challenging inflammatory biopsies: Case examples and approach- Uma Sundram
  • 09:45 – 10:30 – Common dermatological conditions: A clinical perspective – Robert Phelps
  • 10:30 – 10:50 – Break
  • 10:50 – 11:35 – Dermal lymphoid infiltrates: When to be concerned about cutaneous lymphoma? Uma Sundram
  • 11:35 – 12:30 Challenging cases from my consultant practice – Robert Phelps
  • 12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:15 – The 7 Characteristics of a good leader – Robin Hill
  • 14:15 – 15:15 – Slide Seminar Cases – Robert Phelps, Leena Joseph, Nitin Khirwadkar, Arti Bakshi, Wolter Mooi & Uma Sundram
  • 15:15 – 15:35 – Break
  • 15:35 – 16:15 – Dermal dendritic melanocytic tumours – Wolter Mooi
  • 16:15 – 17:00 – Borderline melanocytic lesions – Wolter Mooi

Organising Comittee:

  • Dr Leena Joseph, Dermatopathologist, Whythenshawe Hospital
  • Dr Nitin Khirwadkar, Dermatopathologist, Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • Dr Arti Bakshi, Dermatopathologist, Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • Dr Iskander Chaudhry, Dermatopathologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Target Audience:

Trainees and consultants in the fields of dermatology and dermatopathology

Book Now:

Manchester Dermatopathology Update Course, 25th November 2014 Metallic Add To Cart button/icon set

Manchester Dermatopathology Update Course 2014

Speakers’ Profiles


Uma Sundram, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Dr. Uma Sundram is Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University and has been an attending in dermatopathology at Stanford University for 10 years. She completed her residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Stanford University, and her fellowship in Dermatopathology at Stanford under the direction of Dr. Sabine Kohler. She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Sundram is a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a member of the International Society of Dermatopathology, the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortiuma, the International Society of Cutaneous Lymphoma, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and has published over 50 peer reviewed original articles as well as several review articles and book chapters. She has spoken at numerous national and international meetings on the topic of cutaneous lymphoma. Her research interests include T cell and B cell cutaneous lymphoma, myeloid leukemia cutis, and mast cell disease.


Robert G. Phelps, USA

Dr. Robert Phelps is Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Director of the Dermatopathology Service at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Phelps is extensively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and faculty and he has been with Mount Sinai since 1986. His research interests include experimental models of skin disease, cutaneous oncology, and environmental skin disease. Dr. Phelps is an avid reader and also enjoys outdoor activities.


Wolter Mooi MD FRCPath

After studying medicine and pathology in Leiden, Amsterdam and London, and a period of several years as head of the Department of Pathology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Dr Mooi became the youngest Dutch pathologist to be appointed to a chair in Pathology, at the VU University Amsterdam.

Subsequent professorship appointments followed at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam. Author of several scientific texbooks and 160 peer-reviewed papers, including recent ones in Nature, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr Mooi divides his time between undergraduate teaching, scientific research, and diagnostic histopathology.

An internationally recognized authority on the pathology of melanocytic tumors, Dr Mooi receives large numbers of problem cases for expert consultation, and is a much sought-after speaker at international pathology congresses and meetings.


Robin Hills BSc (Hons), DipM.

Robin is based in the UK in the Greater Manchester area running a consultancy specialising in people development. With over 30 years’ successful commercial and leadership experience, he has worked in a variety of sales and marketing management roles with a wide variety of companies from small start-ups to large multinationals. These include the NHS, major pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, universities, charities, finance and recruitment organisations.
Robin has the British Psychological Society Test User Occupational Ability (Level A) and Occupational Personality (Level B) certificates in psychometric testing. He is qualified to use trait-based assessments (NEO and Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire), type-based assessments (Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner (Step I and II)) and behavioural-based assessments (Advanced DISC). He uses all these with pragmatic business-focused applications. His special interest lies in emotional intelligence and, in particular, linking together the outputs from assessments to give real practical relevance to improve effectiveness and productivity.


Dr Leena Joseph MBBS, MD (Path), FRCPath

Consultant Histopathologist, UHSM.
After obtaining her MD in Pathology from India, she came to Manchester UK, where she had further training and obtained her FRC Path. She initially started her consultant job at Macclesfield District hospital, and then later joined the pathology department at University hospitals South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Joseph has been the lead for dermatopathology at UHSM since 2007 and has a special interest in the pathology of skin cancers. Her other areas of subspecialisation are in Cardiothoracic pathology and breast pathology.


Nitin Khirwadkar

Dr. Nitin Khirwadkar is a Consultant in Breast and Dermatopathology at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Liverpool. He graduated from India and went on to complete a M.D and D.N.B in Pathology.


Dr Arti Bakshi
Consultant Dermatopathologist, Royal Liverpool University Hopsital.

Dr Bakshi completed her medical degree from the University of Pune, India in 1998. Subsequently she did her MD pathology in India and came to UK in 2003. Most of her general pathology training was in the North West Deanery, during which she developed an interest in dermatopathology. She worked as Consultant Histopathologist at Wirral University Hospital from 2009 to 2011. She joined Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 2012, as the lead Dermatopathologist. She has a particular interest in the field of Inflammatory Dermatopathology.

[/tab] [tab id=3]

Manchester Dermatopathology Update Course 2013

 This is a 1 day course for dermatologists and pathologists with an interest in dermatopathology. 

The venue for the course is: Manchester

Please contact our office on: 0161 980 8882 for more details.