ISUP Events at USCAP 2019

ISUP has been reinstated as a Companion Society of USCAP. Events planned for the USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting include:


Saturday March 16, 2019

Annual General meeting – the ISUP AGM will be held in National harbor 4/5 from 6:15 to 7:00 PM. One highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of the Koss Medal to Dr. Jae Y Ro for “lifetime achievement in the broad field of urological pathology.”

Companion Society meeting – the ISUP Companion Society educational meeting will be held in National Harbor 4/5 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The program theme is “The importance of pathologic evaluation in active surveillance of genitourinary tumors.” This outstanding program has been organized by Drs. Michelle Hirsch and Steven Shen. The program details are available on the USCAP web site.

Speakers: Andrew Evans, Ying-Bei Chen, Donna Hansel, Steven Shen, Michelle Hirsch

Sunday March 17, 2019

ISUP Consultation Conference on Molecular Pathology of Urogenital Cancers

ISUP is sponsoring a full day consultation conference on the current status of molecular pathology in urogenital cancers. The meeting organizers are Drs van der Kwast, Kristiansen and Egevad. The meeting is being held at the MGM Grand National Harbor, 101 MGM National Avenue, in the Bellagio Ballroom. The hotel is within walking distance and a walking route can be produced on Google Maps (about 25 minute walk). There is a shuttle service but it does not begin until 10 am on Sundays. Lyft and Uber cars as well as Taxis are plentiful for those not inclined to walk. The meeting is open to all ISUP members. A pre-meeting survey of the membership resulted in 256 responses (Thank you!). Selected aspects of the survey results will be presented in the relevant work group reports. The schedule for the conference is as follows:


8.00 – 8.30         Registration                                                 

8.30 – 8.45           Introduction and outline of program: T. van der Kwast (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)

8.45 – 10.15         WG Molecular pathology prostate cancer: L. Bubendorf (University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland) T. Lotan (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) 

10.15 – 10.30     Break

10.30 – 12.00       WG Molecular pathology kidney cancer: O. Hes (Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic) P. Argani (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)

12.00 – 1.00        Lunch (on your own – there are numerous restaurants in the hotel)

1.00 – 2.30           WG Molecular pathology bladder cancer: A. Hartmann (Friedrich Alexander University,  Erlangen, Germany), L. Cheng (Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA)

2.30 – 2.45           Break

2.45 – 3.30           WG Testis: M. Idrees (Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA) L. Looijenga (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands)

3.30 – 4.15           WG Penile cancer: A. Chaux (Universidad del Norte, Asuncion, Paraguay) Sofía Cañete-Portillo (Instituto de Patología e Investigación, Asunción, Paraguay)

4.15 – 4.30           Closing: G. Kristiansen (University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)

A reception for ISUP members will follow immediately from 4:30 to 5:30 outside of the conference room.