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  • Wildlife in the Pilanesberg
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Bushpath 2017 - Diagnostic Surgical Pathology Course

18 - 21 March, 2017
Kwa Maritane Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, Northwest Province, South Africa

Join us for a unique four-day didactic surgical pathology meeting complemented by the sights and sounds of the African bushveld.

Bushpath 2017 is the fourth biennial course of its kind and is once again being organised by Ampath Pathology Laboratories, in conjunction with the Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. The venue, Kwa Maritane Lodge, is located in the majestic, malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, one of the world’s largest alkaline ring volcanic complexes, formed some 1300 million years ago.

Bushpath 2017 is a CPD accredited course which endeavours to provide attendees with high calibre didactic presentations by invited renowned pathologists. The course will offer practical, “hands on”, educational presentations (supplemented by any relevant molecular pathology), which delegates will be able to apply in their routine practice of histopathology. Each lecture will also include adequate time for questions and discussion. Bushpath 2017 will cover topics in the fields of gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary, genitourinary and pulmonary pathology. As in 2015, the course will offer three interactive subspeciality consultation sessions (see programme), during which interesting cases will be demonstrated live using digital imaging projection. Delegates are also welcome to bring their own challenging cases for expert review and group discussion during these sessions. The customary registrars slide seminar, to be co-presented by the Departments of Anatomical Pathology of the Universities of the Free State and Stellenbosch, will further serve to illustrate unusual cases in the subspecialities under discussion. These slide seminar cases will be posted on the Bushpath website as virtual slides early in 2017.

Whilst Bushpath 2017 is primarily an educational event, it also aims to provide delegates with an opportunity to relax and enjoy the tranquil scenery and wildlife of the African bushveld. The boma braai and congress dinner offer a further opportunity to experience local culture and cuisine.

We look forward to seeing you at Bushpath 2017!

Tomas Slavik
Rhonda Yantiss

(Course Directors)