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ESVP Meetings
Last Updated: 03 August 2021

Virtual Congress, 15th – 17th September, 2021

The European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP), jointly with the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP) and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), has the privilege to invite you at the 4th Cutting Edge Pathology Congress, which will be held virtually from Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th September 2021.


The theme of the ESTP sessions will be Biomarkers and Organ Toxicity, with focus on the development and use of biomarkers in the process of preclinical development of new medicines, associated organ toxicity and their translatability to man.

ECVP/ESVP will organize parallel sessions dedicated in particular to global health and emerging infectious diseases, novelties in oncology, forensic pathology and molecular technics in veterinary pathology.

In addition, there will be three joint keynote lectures on next generation biomarkers, coronavirus-related diseases and interactive joint case presentations.


ESTP Scientific Program

Biomarkers and Risk Assessment

The meeting will kick off with a lecture on biomarkers as valuable drug development tools to assess and monitor safety in preclinical settings and early clinical trials especially when exposure margins are limiting for promising therapeutics. A second presentation will discuss the use citrulline biomarker.

Biomarkers of inflammation with immunotherapeutics

This session will highlight the application of inflammatory biomarkers in T cell redirected immunotherapies and for the management of cytokine storm during clinical trials.

Biomarkers of Liver injury

This session will present the currently used and new candidate biomarkers of liver toxicity. A special emphasis is given to the predictivity of liver biomarkers and to translational aspects of NAFLD/NASH models.

Validation of biomarkers

This session will highlight the role of the pathologist in target validation, patient segmentation, and tissue-based efficacy and safety biomarker evaluation and the regulatory agencies perspective on the use of biomarkers.

Pathology and biomarkers potpourri

The second day will introduce various lectures on biomarkers of organ toxicity such as renal, vascular, respiratory injury biomarkers.

Biomarkers for neurotoxicity and special senses

The last session is dedicated to biomarkers for neurotoxicity, including predictive fluid-based biomarkers in preclinical species and OCT for predicting ocular toxicity. 

The ESTP scientific program will also include poster sessions and an update from Pathology 2.0 working group.

On September 14th, there will be the half-day International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (IATP) Satellite Symposium. The topic will be “Biomarkers for the 21st Century: The Critical Role of the Microbiome in Toxicology”.


ESVP-ECVP Scientific program

The ESVP/ECVP part will include 5 Sessions of dynamic presentations of scientific results.

Each session will associate one Keynote Lecture and 4 to 5 related Oral communications of selected submitted abstracts. Time for discussion and exchanges between speakers and audience will be allocated.

The topics of the sessions will be:

  • Global health / emerging disease, speculations on the next pandemic
  • Neoplasia
  • Forensic pathology
  • Molecular techniques in Pathology - ECVP History - 25 years

The ESVP-ECVP scientific program will also include thematic virtual poster sessions.

On September 15th, there will be a half-day seminar dedicated for Residents and/or PhD students dealing with “Skills in Oral Communication and Poster Design”.

Further information and details on the scientific program, abstract submission, congress registration and sponsorship will be soon available on the Congress website www.cuttingedgepathology.eu