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Ophthalmic Pathology Course, 5-6 August 2017, University of Otago, Wellington

Join tutors Associate Professor Diane Kenwright and Dr Amanda Charlton for this two day Ophthalmic Pathology course.

Dates/Times: Saturday 5 August, 8.45am - 4pm and Sunday 6 August, 9am - 4pm

Venue: Pathology Department, University of Otago, Wellington, Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington

Register by email:

Cost: $100 (including GST) payable by online banking only (details below).

  • Bank Account Name: University of Otago
  • Bank Account Number: 03-0175-0660238-00
  • Reference: RGA41194100 and your NAME
  • SWIFT Code: WPACNZ2W (for payments outside N.Z.)
    Reference: RGA41194100 and your NAME

Course Programme

Saturday 5 August

8.45 Welcome
9-9.30 Glaucoma: “How to answer questions on” Histology of the major types of glaucoma

9.30-10.30 Slide review of glaucoma

10.30 Granulomatous inflammation, special stains, skin for DIF

10.30-11 30: Slide review of ocular melanocytic lesions

11.30 "How to answer questions on sending samples to the lab" Paediatric tumours, sarcoma, oriented specimens like Moh’s and eyelids and conjunctiva

12-1230. lunch

12.30-1.00 Ocular Lymphoma – including what samples to send for orbital, conjunctival and vitreal lymphoma and how they are processed

1.00-1.30 Orbital inflammatory conditions (not thyroid but including IgG4 disease)

1.30-2.00 “How to answer questions on” Diabetes

2.00-3.00: Slide review of orbit slides and lymphoma slides

3.00 – Slide review: Miscellaneous non tumour globes

Sunday 6 August

9.00-9.30: How to tell benign from malignant

9.30-10.00 Histology of lid and corneal tumours, temporal artery

10.30-12.00: Slide review of lid/cornea

12-12.30 lunch

1-1.30:“How to answer questions on……” Cellular vs humoral immunity:

1.30-2.00 “How to answer questions on……” ARMD

2.00-3.00 Slide review - final slides

3.00-4.00 Genetic/microbiology tips

Please note: Prework virtual slides will be emailed to you. Each attendee will be assigned a topic to prepare.