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ISDP 2013: Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology

Convitto della Calza * | Florence, ITALY
From 250 to 700 EUR
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Title: ISDP 2013: Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology
Specialty: , Dermatology, Pathology
Dates: From Sep, 26, 2013 to Sep, 28, 2013
Location: Florence, ITALY
Type: Symposium
Registration Cost: From 250 to 700 EUR
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Event Venue:

Convitto della Calza *

Florence, ITALY Visit the Venue to read more


An application will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for CME accreditation of the XXXIV Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology for medical specialists in pathology, dermatology and venereology.
The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),
EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)  and by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada. 
Further details will be provided for all participants in due time.

Transportation Guide:

Transportation (how to reach Florence)

By Air

There are frequent direct flights to all the most important European cities as well as convenient intercontinental connections.
Florence Airport "Amerigo Vespucci" is only 5 km from the city centre. Bus and taxi transportation is available between the airport and city centre. A bus connection (Volainbus) is operating from the airport to the city centre (main railway station) every 20-25 minutes. 
The Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (80 km far from Florence centre) is served by several international airlines and is connected to Florence by a shuttle train operating every hour. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

By Train

The new high speed trains, conveniently and comfortably, connect the main railway station "Santa Maria Novella" to all the most important European cities. Eurostar trains connect Florence with Milan (2 hrs approximately) and Rome (1 hr and 30 min approximately).

How to reach the Congress Venue (Convitto della Calza)

By Car

A1 Motorway Autostrada del Sole 
Exit to Firenze Impruneta, follow the signs for the city centre and Piazzale di Porta Romana. Pass through the ancient gate and you arrive at Piazza della Calza.

A11 Motorway Autostrada del Mare
Get in A1 Motorway and exit to Firenze Impruneta.

By Bus

Florence has a comprehensive network of local bus routes. Most of them stop at the main railway station, Santa Maria Novella. Bus tickets can be purchased at most coffee bars and kiosks. Fare is € 1,20 multiple trips, valid up to 90 minutes and € 12,00 a 3 day-ticket (updated to December 2012).
From the main railway station, take one of the following ATAF buses: 36 (to Galluzzo/Le Gore/Cascine del Riccio), 37 (to Galluzzo/Tavarnuzze), 11 (to Due Strade) or 12 (to Porta Roma/Piazzale) and get off in Piazza Della Calza/Porta Romana.

For more details download the following maps:

By Taxis

Taxis in Florence can be ordered by phone (Tel. +39 055 4242 or 4390) or found at the official taxi stands. You cannot stop a taxi on the road.

Car parking

There are several parking areas around the Congress venue.
Parcheggio Oltrarno (managed by Firenze Parcheggi) is situated close to Convitto della Calza and all guests are entitled to a discount of 30% on standard fees.

Parcheggio Oltrarno - Sistema telepass

E' stato attivato il sistema di pagamento tramite TELEPASS. Attualmente per usufruire dello sconto del 30% è necessario che il telepass venga disattivato o rimosso prima di entrare nel parcheggio per evitare che venga letto erroneamente e addebitato. Così facendo è possibile entrare nel parcheggio ritirando semplicemente il biglietto di apertura della sbarra e poi alla reception del Convitto della Calza ritirare il biglietto di sconto del 30%

Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to Florence for the XXXIV Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology. The 2013 Symposium reflects our passion for science, education and peer-to-peer networking. The present expanded portfolio of the Regular Sessions, Videomicroscopy Tutorials, and Self-Assessment sessions is designed to provide you with a dynamic experience that meets key learning needs. Through the efforts of an outstanding international Faculty the meeting provides an unprecedented educational and scientific event in Dermatopathology.

We are confident that the XXXIV Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology will meet your expectations. The hundreds of colleagues convening in Florence will be a community of clinicians and scientists who will discuss and learn the newest challenges of Dermatopathology, in the spirit of the Florentine Renaissance.

The Conference Venue will be located in the center of Florence, walking distance from the world-famous historic and artistic monuments. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit our artistic treasures. The city's exciting, culture-rich downtown is bursting with unique museums and architecture.
Florence's mix of cultural attractions and unspoiled vistas make this destination a true charmer. Take time for some leisure in and around Florence, the capital of Tuscany whose hills and vineyards surround the city in an exclusive blend.

Enjoy a memorable high-quality Symposium, and enjoy Florence!

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!


Daniela Massi Nicola Pimpinelli Marco Santucci
Thematology / Presented Topics:
  • Melanoma: morphology, genes and more
  • New molecular tests for melanoma prognosis and therapy
  • Challenging melanocytic lesions: melanoma or not?
  • Sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma: how to interpret them
  • Relevant mistakes in cutaneous lymphomas
  • New entities in inflammatory dermatoses
  • “Blistering” clinico-pathological-IF correlations
  • Insight into immunology behind the inflammation patterns
  • Emerging infectious dermatoses
  • Vulvar pathology
  • Slide scanning and telepathology: the present and the future
  • Confocal microscopy for pathologists
  • Tough adnexal tumors
  • Misdiagnoses in soft tissue tumors
  • Opportunities with novel antibodies and special stains
  • Hot consultations: meet the experts
Saba Ali USA
Llucia Alos SPAIN
Aleodor Andea USA
Zsolt Argenyi USA
Elisabeth Ball De Picon VENEZUELA
Raymond L. Barnhill USA
Boris Bastian USA
Maxime Battistella FRANCE
Wilma Bergfeld USA
Jag Bhawan USA
Steven Billings USA
Giovanni Borroni ITALY
Rafael Botella-Estrada SPAIN
Francisco Bravo Puccio PERU
Klaus J. Busam USA
Eduardo J. Calonje UNITED KINGDOM
J. Andrew Carlson USA
Lorenzo Cerroni AUSTRIA
Anna Maria Cesinaro ITALY
Vanna Chiarion Sileni ITALY
Guido Collina ITALY
Carlo Cota ITALY
Bernard Cribier FRANCE
Kerry Crotty AUSTRALIA
Laila El Shabrawi-Caelen AUSTRIA
David Elder USA
Lydia R. Essary USA
Fabio Facchetti ITALY
Maria Teresa Fernández Figueras SPAIN
Gerardo Ferrara ITALY
Tammie Ferringer USA
Alessandro Franchi ITALY
Maxwell A. Fung USA
Anjela Galan USA
Jerad Gardner USA
Pedram Gerami USA
Gianni Gerlini ITALY
Wayne Grayson SOUTH AFRICA
Ying Guo USA
Peter Haeusermann SWITZERLAND
Doina Ivan USA
Denisa Kacerovska CZECH REPUBLIC
Jivko Kamarachev SWITZERLAND
Jean Kanitakis FRANCE
Grace Kao USA
Tetsunori Kimura JAPAN
Harald Kittler AUSTRIA
Heinz Kutzner GERMANY
Alexander Lazar USA
Rossitza Lazova USA
Philip E. LeBoit USA
Stéphanie Leclerc - Mercier FRANCE
Caterina Longo ITALY
Claire Lugassy USA
Boštjan Luzar SLOVENIA
Ricardo Macarenco BRAZIL
Josè Mascaro SPAIN
Daniela Massi ITALY
Cesare Massone AUSTRIA
Lyn McDivitt Duncan USA
Dieter Metze GERMANY
Martin C. Jr Mihm USA
Ellen Mooney ICELAND
Rajiv M. Patel USA
Margot S. Peters USA
Nicola Pimpinelli ITALY
Victor G. Prieto USA
Melissa Pulitzer USA
M. Ramam INDIA
Alistair Robson UNITED KINGDOM
José Luis Rodriguez-Peralto SPAIN
Franco Rongioletti ITALY
Beth S. Ruben USA
Jorge L. Sanchez PUERTO RICO
Martin Sangüeza BOLIVIA
Omar P. Sangüeza USA
Marco Santucci ITALY
Richard Scolyer AUSTRALIA
Maria Angelica Selim USA
W.P. Daniel Su USA
Catherine M. Stefanato UNITED KINGDOM
Carlo Tomasini ITALY
Carlos Torres-Cabala USA
Victor Tron CANADA
Michael Tronnier GERMANY
Carmelo Urso ITALY
Camilla Vassallo ITALY
Beatrice Vergier FRANCE
Isabel Viana PORTUGAL
Wolfgang Weyers GERMANY
Artur Zembowicz USA
Mirjana Ziemer GERMANY
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All requests for accommodation information or reservation should be addressed to:

OIC srl
Viale G. Matteotti, 7 
50121 Florence, Italy
Tel. +39 055 50351
Fax +39 5001912

Hotel accommodation can be reserved at reduced rates in Florence hotels through the intermediary of the Organizing Secreteriat OIC. Only booking made in advance through the Organizing Secreteriat OIC will guarantee these rates.

In order to benefit from the reservation system for the different hotel facilities available downtown Florence and near to the Congress Venue Convitto della Calza, participants may proceed with the online system or download the available form to be returned by 10 September 2013 at the latest.

The down payment amounts required for each hotel category are indicated in the below chart. Hotel balance is required by 26 July 2013. For requests of reservations received from 27 July to 10 September 2013, the full pre-payment will be required.

Further Details:

Any changes or cancellations in connection with registration fees, hotel accommodation, excursions and social events must be sent in writing to Organizing Secreteriat OIC, fax +39 055 5035230,


For hotel accommodations the paid amounts will be refunded as follows:

  • within 26 May 2013: only € 25,00 will be withheld for administrative charge
  • from 27 May to 26 July 2013: one night accommodation will be withheld as penalty charge
  • from 27 July to 10 September 2013: 30% of the paid amount will be refunded. Please note: 70% of the paid fee will be withheld as penalty charge
  • from 10 September 2013: no refund will be made for cancellations or last minute changes.
  • No-shows: 100% of the foreseen total amount will be withheld as penalty charge.

All approved refunds will be processed and issued after the congress.

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General Info

Dear Sirs,

The XXXIV Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) will be held in Florence, Italy, from 26th to 28th September 2013at the Convitto della Calza.

For this edition we have planned a series of highly attractive sessions with speakers who are leading authorities in the field of Dermatopathology. Topics include:

  • BRAF testing in melanoma
  • Novel targeted therapies for advanced melanoma
  • Cutaneous reactions to new drugs
  • Slide scanning and telepathology
  • Confocal microscopy
  • FISH in melanoma and soft tissue tumors
  • Novel antibodies and special stains

An exhibition of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products and scientific publications is also foreseen at the Conference Venue to bring up-to-date and comprehensive information on the recent achievements by industries and publishing houses. 
We underline that the Symposium is one of the most important annual meetings with the unique feature to bring up-to-date on the latest results and newest challenges in Dermatopathology.

We are sure that your Company will understand how relevant the economic aspect of this Event is and how essential your contribution can be, considering also the close relationship between science and industry.

The Organizing Secretariat OIC srl (Mrs Martina Foniciello Tel. 055/50.35.337 - Fax 055/500.19.12 - E-mail, will be ready to give any further technical and financial details you may need.

With the hope that you may be part of the contributors to this coming Event, we send you our kindest regards.

Prof. Daniela Massi Prof. Nicola Pimpinelli Prof. Marco Santucci
Organising Agency
OIC srl
Viale G. Matteotti, 7 50121 Florence, Italy
+39 055 50351
+39 055 5001912
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