Sep 27, 2024  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Head & Neck Pathology community of interest meeting: September 2024

Continuing Professional Development

On behalf of The Office of Continuous Professional Development at the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto, we invite you to join us for The Community of Interest Head & Neck Pathology meeting.

All Pathologists, Pathology Fellows, and clinical scientists with an interest in Head & Neck Pathology are invited and welcome!

The goal is to create a forum where both academic and community pathologists share interesting cases and knowledge in a friendly, informal, and collegial manner.

Save the date: registration will open soon.


  • Share knowledge in Head & Neck (HNP) and Oral Pathology (OP) via an evidence-based approach; 
  • Discuss diagnostically challenging cases to improve quality and patient safety;    
  • Provide a platform for pathologists and clinical scientists to collaborate on research projects in HNP and OP;  
  • Build a shared HNP/OP teaching archive via digital pathology.

Cases for presentation

Please bring interesting and/or diagnostically challenging cases (deidentified) for discussion. PowerPoint slides are encouraged for shared archive. Each case presentation should be 5-10 minutes long (template). Please indicate how many cases you plan to bring. Case numbers will be assigned at the meeting. 

Download the presentation template (powerpoint)


Dr. Lingxin Zhang  (

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto 
Head & Neck Pathologist and Bone & Soft Tissue Pathologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Bayardo Perez-Ordonez 

Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto 
Head & Neck Pathologist, Laboratory Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada

How to join

This event is free for all pathologists and pathology fellows. The COI meeting is a recurrent event and will take place on Zoom (virtual).

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Please indicate on the registration form if you are bringing a case. Registration will open soon

CPD points

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

You may claim up to a maximum 2.0 hours.

Recording and presentation archive

Invited lectures will be recorded and posted on the CPD website. Recording of case presentation is optional. We will reserve time toward the end of the meeting for closed-door presentations. 

The Planning Committee is building a case archive for the COI – Head and Neck Pathology. We encourage the presenters to share their PowerPoint slides with the Committee (, which will be archived and made available to active attendees at a later time.