We, in the UKCPN, have been quiet during the pandemic, but I suspect we should re-activate some educational activity.
I hope we can re-start these posts posts and cases with interest.
So, I shall kick-off with this pretty device found in a heart at autopsy.
The Association of European Cardiovascular Pathologists is hosting a meeting in Cambridge in September. Having been a member of this group for many years I can thoroughly recommend the meeting. This specialist meeting will be hybrid in format…. part on line/in person.
The UKCPN will hopefully host some sessions. The meeting is recommended for those missing a cardiac meeting this year.
Registration form – AECVP meeting Cambridge Sept 2021
Outline Programme at June 2021
So, after a long break we are looking to conduct this year’s EQA run. There are two levels of engagement; with those acting as cardiac reviewers being scored with feedback. Those who wish to just do the assessment for educational purposes will be able to see the slide material and do their own scoring.
If you have previously been involved then you should get the notification as standard. If you wish to see the slide material and have not previously been involved then please await the post shortly announcing the website link.
I have had several enquiries about whether the meeting is happening tomorrow. at present the answer is YES.
UK schools, libraries, transport system, colleges and so on are still open.
so, the meeting is still due to take place, unless the health authorities or government instruct this not to occur.
however, I am aware that some countries are restricting air/other travel
if you decide not to attend, please email me (email@example.com) to let me know, so I may adjust catering.
hello to everyone
this year we are doing mostly macro image EQA
much of cardiac pathology is macroscopic interpretations nd some histology
please see the pdf attached and then answer the questions on the separate sheet
please send forms back to me if you need certificates, but this comes with fee (payable to UK Cardiac Pathology Network or cash on day)
…. no fee for trainees or those just wanting education, but no certificate
2020 EQA questions UK CPN
if you need just to review the results then await the meeting or web update after the meeting
I hope you find the EQA interesting and fun
attached in the form to register
remember free for trainees !
greetings to all, and some apologies for the long gap in communications
some update to the website will be occurring shortly
…. but firstly, a date for the diary: 13th march 2020
the UK Cardiac Pathology Network meeting, in Sheffield at The Circle
the final programme will include : ultrastructural pathology of cardiac tissue, amyloid disease, obesity cardiomyopathy, difficult cases, EQA and more… full programme to follow
also, another date for the diary is 10-12th sept 2020 in Cambridge, UK, the 9th Biennial Association of Cardiac Pathology from the Association of European Cardiovascular Pathologists
25 year old man with heart transplant
here is a complex case for you to consider
feedback/comments gratefully received
here is an odd case
would value anyone’s thoughts
calcified myocytes and DCM
here is the EQA for this year
CPN EQA 61-70
these are the questions and clinical data
cardiac EQA 2019 cases
results to the EQA secretary and Dr Goddard