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Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology
6th Central European Regional Meeting

organised by the Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Balatonfüred, April 7-9, 2011


Final program UPDATED: 04.04.2011
Map of the congress - UPDATED: 04.04.2011
Presentations of the congress NEW: 05.18.2011

The Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology kindly invites you to the 6th Central European Regional Meeting / Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology to be held in Balatonfüred, Hungary, April 7-9, 2011. The event, which is part of the very successful series of meetings about technology transfer in diagnostic pathology, will focus on cytopathology. The scientific sessions will be followed by an attractive social program.

President Zsuzsa Schaff
President Elect Zsolt Orosz
Secretary Attila Zalatnai

Flamingo Wellness and Conference Hotel****
8230 Balatonfüred, Széchenyi u. 16.

Flamingo Hotel is the perfect place to meet in pleasant surroundings in one of the meeting rooms equipped with modern technical appliances, enjoy Hungarian kitchen and relax after the session. Built on the shore of the Lake Balaton it offers unforgettable experience.
Balatonfüred has been the first therapeutic holiday resort in Hungary since its acidic water was pronounced to be medicinal water in 1791. Development of the city began in the 19th century when it became a beloved meeting spot for artists, writers and poets. Today it is considered the northern capital of the Lake Balaton. The nearby Balaton Uplands look back on many centuries of viniculture and wine production.


Richard M. DeMay, Chicago, USA
Balázs Járay, Budapest, Hungary
Gabriela Kocian, London, UK
Ilona Kovács, Debrecen, Hungary
Thomas Krausz, Chicago, USA
Anikó Mágori, Budapest, Hungary
Zoltán Sápi, Budapest, Hungary
Kari Syrjänen, Turku, Finland
Fernando Schmitt, Porto, Portugal
Ferenc Schneider, Budapest, Hungary
Eszter Székely, Budapest, Hungary
László Vass, Budapest, Hungary
Philip Vielh, Villejuif, France

Chairman: László Vass
Members: Balázs Járay,Eszter Székely,Tamás Székely


Abstract submission January 31, 2010
Early registration fee January 31, 2011

The official language will be English.

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The meeting program includes comprehensive lectures, slide seminars and discussion.
The scientific organizers reserve the right to make changes as seems appropriate.

Hyperchromatic crowded groups
Where is the primary?
Molecular cytology
Genomics in cytology
Cervical cytology
     - HPV diagnostics
     - HPV vaccination
Practical cytology of
     - the thyroid
     - mesothelial tumors
     - the pancreas
     - the salivary gland
Practical cervical cytology

Cytology self test


Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2011.
Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. The decision of the Abstract Evaluation Committee will be forwarded to the author by e-mail until February 20, 2011. Presenting authors must register and pay the registration fee.

Abstracts will be published in the Final Program and on a CD-ROM, both included in the congress bag. Submission implies consent to the publication.
Poster size: max. 90 cm × 120 cm vertical.

U.E.M.S.The 'Hungarian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP)' (or) 'Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology 6th Central European Regional Meeting' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net. The 'Technology Transfer in Diagnostic Pathology 6th Central European Regional Meeting' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 15 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.

The Meeting is accredited by the Hungarian Medical Chamber for 10 CME credits.
Attendance Certificates will be issued by the Congress Secretariat upon registration.

Before January 31, 2011 After January 31, 2011
IAP members 250 EUR 350 EUR
Non-members 300 EUR 400 EUR
Residents 125 EUR 180 EUR
Accompanying persons 125 EUR 180 EUR

The registration fee includes admission to the scientific programs and the exhibition, congress bag with handout CD, coffee and refreshment during the breaks, lunch on April 7 and 8, welcome party on April 7, congress dinner on April 8.
Accompanying persons' fee includes coffee and refreshment during the breaks, lunch on April 7 and 8, welcome party on April 7, sightseeing tour and congress dinner on April 8.

1) online by bank card via secure bank line on www.kmcongress.com/iap2011
2) via bank draft made payable to K&M Congress,
account no: IBAN HU90-1030-0002-5120-0040-2630-4885
Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank, Inc., H-1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
Swift code: MKKBHUHB

Cancellation and refund
In case of cancellation
before February 28, 2011: 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
after February 28, 2011: no refund.
Written refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat before February 28, 2011.

Welcome Party (incl. in the registration fee) Thursday, April 7
Congress Dinner (incl. in the registration fee) Friday, April 8
Dinner with dance
Sightseeing Tour for accompanying persons
(incl. in the accompanying persons' registration fee) Friday, April 8


The weather in April is usually mild in Hungary, temperature ranges between 17-20 Celsius. Do not forget to bring along your umbrella, since showers may occur.

is informal at all occasions.

Entry visa is not required for the citizens of the European countries, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan and USA. Citizens of other countries should apply for visa at a Hungarian diplomatic mission or consular post in the country of their permanent or habitual residence. Hungary is part of the Schengen area. Citizens of the EU member states, as well as those of Croatia and Switzerland may travel to Hungary with an identity card.

Currency, exchange, bank cards
The official currency is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks. ATMs are available throughout the country. American Express, Visa, Diners, MasterCard, JCB cards are mostly accepted in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask before ordering a service or purchasing goods.

The Organizing Committee does not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to carry the proper travel and health insurance.

Electricity supply and phone
In Hungary electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz like in most European countries. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries (e.g. USA, UK, Japan etc.). Phone and mobile service background is according to European standards.

By public transportation: Hungary lies at the crossroad of the main tourist traffic in Europe. More than 30 regular and low cost airlines operate flights to and from Budapest. From Budapest Balatonfüred is accessible by train or bus.

For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu/english - Budapest Airport flight infomation
www.volanbusz.hu/en - bus timetable
elvira.mav-start.hu - train timetable

By car: Toll must be paid on motorways M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7. Annual, monthly, four- or ten-day vignettes are available.
The following websites can help you make your route plans: www.viamichelin.com, www.utvonalterv.hu

You can make your reservation via the congress website or by returning the Registration Form to K&M Congress Ltd. before January 31, 2011. For each room reservation 1 night deposit and credit card guarantee are required. Full payment is required at the congress registration desk. Deposits are not refundable for any cancellation after February 28, 2011.

Flamingó Wellness Hotel**** Flamingó Wellness Hotel**** (www.flamingohotel.hu)
Balatonfüred, Széchenyi utca 16.
Single room 80 EUR / room / night
Double room 100 EUR / room / night

Prices include breakfast, taxes, parking and free use of the wellness centre of the hotel.
Wellness open hours: 7:00 - 20:00h

Hotel Blaha Lujza*** Hotel Blaha Lujza*** (Hotel Blaha Lujza***)
Balatonfüred, Blaha Lujza utca 4.
Single room fully booked!
Double room fully booked!

Prices include breakfast, taxes, the use of the sauna and parking.

Lunches on April 7 and 8 are included in the registration fee.

Unless you book in advance we cannot guarantee the services.

Budapest - Balatonfüred on Thursday, April 7
Departure 1 at 07.00 a.m. (arrival in Balatonfüred appr. 9.00 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person
Place of departure: 2nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, IX, Üllői út 93.
To reach the Department: from the airport take the airport minibus service (appr. 13 EUR) or
Zona Taxi (appr. 24 EUR) or
from Nyugati Railway Station take the underground M3 to Klinikák Station or
from Keleti Railway Station take the underground M2 to Deák tér, change to M3 to Klinikák Station.

Balatonfüred - Budapest on Saturday, April 9
Departure 1 at 14.30 p.m. (arrival in Budapest appr. 16.00 p.m.)
Price: 15 EUR per person
Overnight in Budapest on Saturday, April 9
Hotel *** 70 EUR per single room per night or 80 EUR per double room per night

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