The Uropathology Working Group (WG) of the ESP includes 82 registered members and is a heterogeneous group of pathologists and pathology residents with different interests, from just clinical practice to mostly basic research. Members belong to European countries but also to Northern Africa, Japan or the USA. All have in common dedication to our subspecialty. The main efforts of the Uropathology WG concentrate in the organization of scientific activities to be presented at time of the annual European Congress of Pathology (ECP). Special interest is to organize join activities with other Uropathology-related Societies or institutions. Main cooperation so far includes the International Society of Urological Pathology and the Cancer Reporting Initiative (ICCR) which is sponsored by the ESP. More recently we have stablished cooperation with the Section of Uropathology of the European Society of Urology. Activities during the annual ESP meeting include a symposium dedicated to state of the art presentation of relevant news in the field. Normally, a long course is also presented, usually dedicated to a monographic presentation of a topic, clinically oriented, that helps to improve clinical practice.
The business meeting is devoted to administrative issues and also to develop cooperative projects between ESP members or between related ESP WG. The main result of this activity is the cooperation between Uropathology and Gynecology WGs that produced several join meetings. Finally the classic we organize a video microscopy activity devoted to case presentations using novel digital pathology approach. It is quite important for the ESP WG to incorporate junior pathologists and pathology residents in the scientific activities since actually they represent the future of our subspecialty. This specific dedication will remain during years to come and encourages “junior” pathologies to participate in our activities. Other activities of the ESP WG Uropathology is to give support to other related scientific and educational activities outside from the ESP annual meeting but more at the national level, with courses in several countries like Italy, Romania, Turkey. A project to improve the activities and to reach maximum diffusion is to include an advisory board incorporating representatives of the different Pathology Societies of the European Countries.