Infectious Diseases

Modern surgical and anatomic pathology is very much focussed on neoplastic diseases. However, based on the increased number of immunocompromised patients for various reason, including the ageing population as well as the raising number of immigrants and refugees, the pathologist should be aware and familiar with the morphology of infectious diseases. In addition, due to the increasing possibilities in auxiliary methods, including immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques, pathologists can make appropriate diagnoses in a much wider range of lesions. 

Based on the strong cross sectional character of the pathology of infectious diseases the working group early started to perform joint sessions with various other working groups in which infections are more or less common.

Chair

Dr. Gregor Gorkiewicz
Dr. Gregor Gorkiewicz
AUT
Medical University of Graz Institute of Pathology Auenbruggerplatz 25
8036 Graz
gregor.gorkiewicz@medunigraz.at
Past Chair
Prof. Dr. Gieri Cathomas
SUI
Institute of Pathology, Kantonsspital Baselland Muehlemattstrasse 11
4410 LIESTAL
+41 61 925 2621
+41 61 925 2094
gieri.cathomas@ksbl.ch
Secretary
Dr. Carlos Pontinha
POR
Serviço de Anatomia Patológica Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central
1800-257 Lisboa
carlosmpontinha@hotmail.com