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View a compiled list of information and announcements from National Neuropathology Societies and a schedule of upcoming events.

Postponement of XX International Congress of Neuropathology

ICN Berlin postponement to 2023

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COVID-19

Thank you to all colleagues around the globe who have been sharing their expertise and ideas as to how best we might contribute to efforts to understand the neurological complications of COVID-19.

As listed below, neuropathologists in a number of centres have received brains from patients with COVID-19 and have agreed to be contacted by researchers interested in obtaining tissue for analysis.

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Essential Brain Anatomy and Neuropathology

We are pleased to introduce you to a free online e-learning site, Essential Brain Anatomy and Neuropathology (EBA&N). The site has been developed by Professor Nobutaka Arai and colleagues at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science and provides educational material relating to basic CNS anatomy, histology and neuropathology, including brain cutting videos and virtual slides. In order to access the full content you will need to complete a basic registration form.

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Links to upcoming meetings

Here is a series of links to national and international neuropathology meetings – please contact davidhilton@nhs.net if you have a meeting that you would like added to the list.

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cIMPACT-NOW (important updates available)

cIMPACT-NOW (the Consortium to Inform Molecular and Practical Approaches to CNS Tumor Taxonomy) was created under the sponsorship of the International Society of Neuropathology in late 2016—following publication of the 2016 Updated 4th Edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System “blue book”—to provide a forum to evaluate and recommend proposed changes to future CNS tumor classifications. While it is understood that the major impact on international brain tumor classification comes about through the WHO classification update process (cIMPACT-NOW is “Not Official WHO”), it has been hoped that this additional process will “see impact” in selected tumor types and in periods between the WHO classification updates. Thus, cIMPACT-NOW updates are not intended to supplant the existing WHO classification, but to provide possible guidelines for practicing diagnosticians and future WHO classification updates.  More information on cIMPACT-NOW can be found in the following publications:

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About the ISN

View the mission statement and constitution of the Society. Also, contact details of the Society officers and councillors, and learn about the history and goals of the Society.

Cases of the Month

Every issue of Brain Pathology features a selection of Cases of the Month – these are cases that are of greater than normal clinical interest, have unusual symptoms and/or diagnostic findings, or involve rare diseases or conditions. They are collected and edited by Ronald L Hamilton, MD, Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and the full version of the cases can be found here.

Membership

The International Society welcomes membership of any person (pathologist, clinician, scientist, veterinarian) who has a significant interest in Neuropathology. There is both corporate membership and individual membership. Find out more here.

Publications

The International Society of Neuropathology produces the journals Brain Pathology in partnership with the publishers, Wiley. In addition it has published a series of up to date books covering the pathology and genetics of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Developmental Neuropathology, Neurodegeneration. Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Skeletal Muscle Diseases. Full details of each of these publications, how to subscribe and contribute them is available in this section.