CEP congress

Dear colleagues and friends,

The European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, the European Society of Veterinary Pathology & The European College of Veterinary Pathologists are pleased to invite you to the 5th Cutting Edge Pathology Congress which will take place from 28-31 August 2024.

This congress is special as the conference will be a joint venture between the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology, the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and European College of Veterinary Pathologists with an extensive program covering veterinary pathology as well as toxicologic pathology. The meeting will enable both disciplines of pathology to learn from each other’s work and we hope it provides opportunities for new collaborative ventures between veterinary and toxicologic pathologists.

For the first time, 5th Cutting Edge Pathology Congress will be held in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the mountainous northern satellite town close to Madrid at the Real Centro Universitario Maria Cristina from 28th to 31st August 2024. The venue of the congress is part of the historic monastery declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the summer courses of the University Complutense of Madrid. Tucked into the mountainous surrounding, San Lorenzo de El Escorial offers not only the impressive monastery closely linked to the Spanish crown, but also quaint little boutiques and a collection of vibrant Spanish tapas bars and elegant restaurants. However, this shall not distract from this event intended to provide a forum for colleagues working in toxicologic and veterinary pathology not only from Europe but from all over the world coming together to exchange their expertise, current challenges and future visions on all aspects of Cutting Edge Pathology.

Two Scientific Committees (ESVP/ECVP and ESTP), comprising both nationally and internationally recognized experts are responsible for preparing the scientific program of the congress. The ESTP part of the congress will be held under the fascinating topic “Neuropathology- The Vast Pink Wonderland”. This in an incredibly complex field, encompassing both preclinical and clinical aspects of assessment and therapy. Neurodegenerative diseases serve as a prime example of how impactful europathology can be in our daily lives, not to mention the renewed interest in CNS diseases like Alzheimer’s, since a number of new drugs received marketing authorization last year. The program will also include additional side topics of highly relevant interest for toxicologic pathologists and preclinical safety scientists. There will be plenary lectures, oral presentations of original scientific work, interactive case presentations, and poster session.

In addition to interesting ESVP/ECVP/ESTP Joint Plenary Lectures, the ESVP/ECVP part of the congress will offer a wide range of updated veterinary pathology topic sessions, covering diseases in both domestic and non-domestic animals. Engaging interactive workshops and educational sessions will be held, along with poster presentations and oral communications. Importantly, the top posters and oral communications will be eligible for prizes to recognize their outstanding contributions to the field. This congress will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange science and knowledge with veterinary pathologist colleagues from all over Europe. Furthermore, following tradition, we will give a warm and proud welcome to the new ECVP graduates of 2024, who represent the brightest future of our specialty.

During the congress you will dive into cutting edge scientific content and also an international trade exhibition where contract laboratories and other services display books, new equipment and latest technologies, etc. in the halls of the Real Centro Universitario Maria Cristina. For all participants, the social program will include a welcome reception and a congress dinner Español.

We would be very pleased to welcome you to San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid) in August 2024!

Click here for more information about the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) 
Click here for more information about the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP)
Click here for more information about the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP)