Cleveland Clinic OMInar in Pathology

May 21, 2021

In cooperation with our esteemed academic partner, Cleveland Clinic, the Open Medical Institute conducts a seminar on the topic of Pathology once every year.

Our dedicated course director, Dr. Jennifer Brainard and co-course director Dr. Renate Kain from Cleveland Clinic worked together to create this year’s compelling schedule.

Dr. Ana E. Bennett and Dr. Leonhard Muellauer have been faculty members in previous years and are already well acquainted with the the program. Dr. Eva Compérat, Dr. Karuna Garg, Dr. Silvana Geleff and Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay participated in the seminar for the first time this year, and we are delighted to welcome them to our OMI team.

These leading experts and dedicated teachers shared their up-to-date knowledge on the following topics:
Talks & Speakers on Tuesday, May 18
  • Pitfalls in Genito-Urinary and Gynecological Pathologies (Dr. Eva Compérat | Medical University of Vienna)
  • Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in the Upper GI Tract (Dr. Ana E. Bennett | Cleveland Clinic)
  • Practical Approach to Interpretation of Endometrial Biopsies (Dr. Karuna Garg | Cleveland Clinic)
  • Uterine Mesenchymal Neoplasms: The Old and the New (Dr. Karuna Garg | Cleveland Clinic)
Talks & Speakers on Wednesday, May 19
  • COVID-19 Lung Pathology (Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay | Cleveland Clinic)
  • What You Inhale Can Kill You (Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay | Cleveland Clinic)
  • Histologic Features of Gastric Polyps and Related Polyposis Syndromes (Dr. Ana E. Bennett | Cleveland Clinic)
Talks & Speakers on Thursday, May 20
  • Overview of Lung Transplant Pathology (Dr. Silvana Geleff | Medical University of Vienna)
  • Molecular Diagnostics of Lung Cancer (Dr. Leonhard Muellauer | Medical University of Vienna)
  • Lung Cytology: Getting What You Need from Small Samples (Dr. Jennifer Brainard | Cleveland Clinic)

Fellows’ Case Presentations

42 fellows from 26 countries around the world were invited to attend the virtual event. For some fellows this OMInar was a “virtual reunion” as they had the opportunity to meet each other in person during other OMI Seminars in Salzburg before.

Fellows were asked to hand in clinical case reports, which were screened by the course directors prior to the OMInar. Of the 32 submitted clinical cases, 10 were selected for publication by the course directors. The chosen participants had the chance to present them during the OMInar and discuss with the faculty and other fellows.