Head and Neck Lesions

Educators:

Prof. Dr. Edward Odell

Oral Pathology, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, King's College London Dental Institute, London, UK

Prof. Dr. Brad Neville

Dental - Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, MUSC Health Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Dr. Neda Kardouni

OMF Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Nazanin Mahdavi

OMF Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medial Sciences, Iran

Prof. Dr. Adel K. El-Naggar

Pathology Department, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Hana Saffar

Pathology Department, Cancer Institute, IKHC, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Prof. Dr. Jerry Bouquot

Director of Research, The Maxillofacial Center for Education & Research, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Prof. Dr. WM Tilakaratne

Oral Pathology Department, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Dr. Samira Derakhshan

OMF Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Prof. Dr. Kannan Ranganathan

OMF Pathology Department, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

Dr. Pouyan Aminishakib

OMF Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Moderators:

Prof. Dr. Pieter J. Slootweg

Retired Professor of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Farid Azmoodeh-Ardalan

Pathology Department, Cancer Institute, IKHC, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Introduction:

The pathologies in the head and neck tissues cover a wide range of lesions with varying etiologies and origins. These lesions vary from very common to very rare and including cyst and tumors arising from odontogenic tissues, epithelial pathologies, salivary gland pathologies and soft tissue tumors. Some of them such as radicular cyst is a routine part of the diagnostic workload for pathologists who report specimens from the head and neck region, but some of them despite characteristic histopathologic features, because of rarity can cause significant diagnosis difficulty for every one especially for non-specialists.

So, for a dentist who is familiar with the head and neck lesions, up-to-date knowledge about head and neck pathologies is mandatory.

Understanding this necessity, oral and maxillofacial pathology department of TUMS dental school, as the first department of oral and maxillofacial pathology in Iran has planned a short course of reviewing of head and neck lesions. This course provides a great chance for making the knowledge about odontogenic lesions of the jaws and gaining the required skills in histomorphologic diagnosis of these lesions when faced with the cases. This plan is also coverage of the latest advances in diagnosis and disease management.

Why TUMS:

TUMS Department of oral and maxillofacial pathology is the first department of oral and maxillofacial pathology in Iran and offers its services in a number of fields. Our department owns the largest collection of oral and maxillofacial lesions in Iran (more than 14,000 samples) including slides, paraffin-embedded blocks and clinical and para-clinical documents. This wide collection has a great potential for education and research.

Course Duration:

The program is scheduled as:

Includes 4 days (13 hours) lecture and case presentation.

Certificate:

The certificate of the course is offered as “Head and Neck Lesions Course, 4 Day Theorical Program” to the applicant, after participation in at least 9 hours (from 13 hours). In the regards of the Certificate you may contact Educational Office via online_edu@tums.ac.ir.

Entrance Requirements:

The applicant should have DDS degree and at least 2 years of clinical work as a dentist.

The applicant with MSc of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral medicine can also enter the course.

Course Venue:

The course is offered by Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Department of TUMS, Dental School.

Aims:

With this course, the applicant can…

  • Become familiar with the odontogenic cysts.
  • Become familiar with the odontogenic tumors.
  • Become familiar with the lesions with epithelial origin.
  • Become familiar with the squamous cell carcinoma and its principles in pathologic report. 
  • Become familiar with different subtype of odontogenic cysts and tumors.
  • Become familiar with different subtype of salivary gland tumors.
  • Become familiar with different subtype of soft tissue tumors.
  • Learn how to prepare a suitable process on an incisional biopsy sample of squamous cell carcinoma samples.
  • Learn how to differentiate between salivary gland tumors.
  • Learn how to differentiate between soft tissue tumors.
  • Become familiar with ancillary studies in diagnosis of salivary glands tumors.
  • Become familiar with ancillary studies in diagnosis of soft tissue tumors.

Course Director:

Dr. Samira Derakhshan

 

 


TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Odontogenic Lesions (Case-based Discussion)

Dr. Neda Kardouni

17:00 - 18:0013:30 - 14:30

Odontogenic Tumors

Prof. Dr. Edward Odell

18:00 - 19:0014:30 - 15:30

Odontogenic Cysts

Prof. Dr. Brad Neville

19:00 - 20:0015:30 - 16:30

TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Salivary Gland Lesions

Dr. Nazanin Mahdavi

17:00 - 18:0013:30 - 14:30

Case-based Discussion

Dr. Nazanin Mahdavi

18:00 - 19:0014:30 - 15:30

Salivary Gland Pathologies

Prof. Dr. El-Naggar

19:00 - 20:0015:30 - 16:30

TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Soft Tissue Malignancies

Dr. Hana Saffar

17:00 - 18:0013:30 - 14:30

Case-based Discussion

Dr. Hana Saffar

18:00 - 19:0014:30 - 15:30

Strang Bumps, Odd Lumps – A Clinical Stroll through Reactive Oral Masses

Prof. Dr. Jerry Bouquot

19:00 - 20:0015:30 - 16:30

TopicTime (IrST)Time (GMT)

Premalignant Lesions

Prof. Dr. WM Tilakaratne

15:00 - 16:0011:30 - 12:30

Case-based Discussion

Dr. Samira Derakhshan

16:00 - 17:0012:30 - 13:30

Head and Neck Cancer: an Overview

Prof. Dr. Kannan Ranganathan

17:00 - 18:0013:30 - 14:30

Case-based Discussion

Dr. Pouyan Aminishakib

18:00 - 19:0014:30 - 15:30

Day 1: Sunday, 21.02.2021

 

 

Day 2: Monday, 22.02.2021

 

 

Day 3: Sunday, 28.02.2021

 

 

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