Setting standards in pathology laboratory services

ICON 2013 Hepatobiliary Pancreatic & Haematolymphoid Pathology

Venue : Hotel Ramada, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration : 14th to 16th August 2013

Main Events


Dear Friends and delegates,

It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 4th joint International Conference of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathologists and the College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka on Hepato-billiary, Pancreatic and Haemato-lymphoid pathology to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 14th to 16th August 2013.
We are privileged to have the participation of world authorities on haemato-lymphoid, hepato-billiary and pancreatic pathology. They include Professors Kevin Gutter, S. Y .Tan, F. Campbell and S. G. Hübscher from the United Kingdom.
We, as members of the college of Pathologists of Sri Lanka have an important responsibility towards our future generations of pathologist, trainees and colleagues to upgrade our skills and raise the standards of histopathology to meet international requirements. We need to create and sustain a suitable milieu for active exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise.
Surgeons, Radiologists and Oncologists and Sri Lankan Pathologists will team up with the International faculty to discuss and share knowledge through a series of lectures, symposia, case seminars, a slide quiz and a poster competition.
We trust you will find the scientific session will be a memorable and rewarding experience while enjoying the best of Sri Lankan hospitality .We also invite you to enjoy the cultures, sights, sounds and tastes of Sri Lanka.
We wish you all a most memorable stay.

Prof. Kamani Samarasinghe
Dr. Modini Jayawickrama
Co-chairpersons ICON 2013


Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the ICON Hepatobiliary Pancreatic & Haematolymphoid 2013, which will be held from 14th to 16th August 2013 at the Hotel Ramada Colombo in our beautiful country, Sri Lanka. This is the 4th Sri –Lankan Surgical Pathology International Conference organized by the College of Pathologist of Sri Lanka in collaboration with British Division of the International Academy of Pathology. This conference will give you a unique opportunity to meet renowned international and regional speakers, giving you the latest and most up-to-date knowledge in Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and haematolymphoid pathology. This exciting 3 day educational activity will be accompanied by an inauguration ceremony scheduled to be held on 13th August 2013 at the Hotel Ramada Colombo.
We hope to meet your expectations both scientifically and professionally and hope that this forum will also be an excellent opportunity for you to meet colleagues from all over the world and exchange knowledge and experiences with them.
In addition, we invite all professionals, researchers and students in the field of pathology to submit abstracts to be presented as poster presentations, to promote and incite educational participation from all levels of medical experience. We also encourage you to consider this conference as a good chance to explore the life and culture of Sri Lanka. We will spare no effort in making your experience that will enrich you, both educationally and culturally.
We are looking forward to welcome you to the ICON Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & Haematolymphoid 2013.

Dr. Mangala Bopagoda
Coordinator ICON 2013


Prof. Stefan G Hübscher
Leith Professor and Professor of Hepatic Pathology, University of Birmingham Consultant Histopathologist, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Department of Cellular Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham United Kingdom
Prof. Fiona Campbell
Honorary Professor University of Liverpool Consultant Gastrointestinal Pathologist Department of Pathology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital Liverpool United Kingdom
Prof. Kevin Gatter
Head of Department and Professor of Pathology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington Oxford United Kingdom
Prof. Soo - Yong Tan
Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Senior Principal Investigator, Institute of Science and Molecular Biology, A*STAR Director, SingHealth Tissue Repository, Singapore Health Services.


Panel for symposium on Carcinoma of the Head of the Pancreas - a Challenge for the Radiologist, Surgeon & Pathologist.
Prof .Mohan de Silva
Dean and Professor of Surgery
Faculty of Medical Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Dr. M. Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
Clinical Professor School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Western Australia
Consultant Pathologist, Department of Anatomical Pathology
PathWest, QE II Medical Centre
Dr. Shantha Hettiarrachchi
Consultant Radiologist
Asiri Surgical Hospital
Panel for Clinical Case Discussion on Lymphoma..
Prof. Chandu de Silva
Professor of Pathology /Consultant Histopathologist
Department of Pathology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
Dr. Anna Saparamadu
Consultant Histopathologist
Department of Pathology
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Dehan Gunasekara
Consultant in Radiation and Medical Oncology
National Cancer Institute
Dr. Lalindra Goonaratne
Senior Lecturer/Consultant Haematologists
Department of Pathology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.


Day 1: Wednesday 14th August Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic PATH

Time Event
07.30 - 08.30 Registration
08.30 - 09.15 Diagnostic Approach to Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas – Prof. F. Campbell
09.15 - 10.00 Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Prof. S. G. Hübscher
10.00 - 10.30 TEA
10.30 - 11.15 Precursors of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PanIN, IPMN and MCN) Prof. F .Campbell
11.15 - 12.00 Chronic Hepatitis (Viral and Autoimmune) - Prof. S. G. Hübscher
12.00 - 12.45 Pancreatitis update - Prof. F. Campbell
12.45 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.30 Symposium- carcinoma of the Head of the pancreas – a challenge for Radiologist, Surgeon & Pathologist
14.30 - 15.15 Reporting Margin Status in Pancreatic Cancer - Prof. F. Campbell
15.15 - 15.45 TEA
15.45 - 16.45 Slide Seminar: Focal Liver Lesions - Prof. S. G. Hübscher

Day 2 :Thursday 15th August Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic PATH

Time Event
08.15 - 09.15 Chronic Biliary Disease - Prof. S. G. Hübscher
09.15 - 10.15 Slide Seminar: Exocrine Pancreas - Prof. F. Campbell
10.15 - 10.45 TEA
10.45 - 11.30 Liver Transplant Pathology - Prof. S. G. Hübscher
11.30 - 12.45 LUNCH + Registration
Haematolymphoid PATH
12.45 - 13.30 Approach to the Diagnosis of Lymphoma- An overview - Prof. K. Gatter
13.30 - 14.15 Diagnosis of Cutaneous Lymphomas - Prof. S. Y. Tang
14.15 - 15.00 Practical Aspects and Pitfalls in Lymphoma Diagnosis - Prof. K. Gatter
15.00 - 15.30 TEA
15.30 - 16.30 Slide Seminar I

Day 3 :Friday 16th August Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic PATH

Time Event
08.30 - 09.15 Interpretation of Bone Marrow Biopsies - Prof. K. Gatter
09.15 - 10.00 Diagnosis of Small Cell Lymphoma - Prof . S. Y. Tang
10.00 - 10.30 TEA
10.30 - 11.15 Hodgkin Lymphomas – Prof. K. Gatter
11.15 - 12.00 Grey Zone Lymphomas - Prof . S. Y. Tang
12.00 - 12.45 LUNCH
12.45 - 13.45 Clinical case discussion :Lymphoma
13.45 - 14.30 Recent Advances in the Genetics & Biology of Lymphoma – Prof. S. Y. Tang
14.30 - 15.30 Slide Seminar II
15.30 - 16.00 TEA
16.00 - 17.00 Quiz
17.00 Awards and closing remarks


The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster presentations at ICON_2013 from professionals and researchers in the field of pathology and related subspecialties. Do not miss this opportunity to present your work to a renowned panel of experts as well as local and international peers.
Abstract topic
1).Hepatobilliary Pathology
2).Pancreatic Pathology
3).Haematolymphoid Pathology
Deadline: 31st of May 2013

Click here to view the abstract submission guidelines and submit your abstract(s) online

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ICON 2013 provides a unique platform for participants to network and gain insight from leading experts in the field of heap pathology. It is an invaluable opportunity for Practicing pathologists, Post graduate trainees in pathology in all disciplines, and clinicians managing hepatobiliary, pancreatic and haematolymphoid disorders including neoplasms.


Participants at ICON 2013 will be able to engage in a highly scientific and educational programme to stay up-to-date with the latest improvements in the field, learn from some of the most respected and renowned medical professionals in pathology, interact and network with international and regional peers, gain insight to the latest product information and trends from leading pharmaceutical organizations, and experience the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of the Sri Lanka.
The comprehensive scientific program aims to integrate didactic lectures with slide seminars that incorporate histopathology, immunohistochemistry, as well as results of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and clonality analysis by PCR. The ICON on Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic & Haematolymphoid 2013 will showcase the latest scientific knowledge and state-of-the-art research through numerous lectures, keynote addresses, debates, and poster presentations. Through this program, participants will be able to refresh and enhance their knowledge and resources to integrate into their everyday practice.


1).Early bird registration deadline is 30th June 2013
2).Refund – 50% refund before – 31th July
3).Registration form can be downloaded from the website
4).If registering by post from overseas, a demand draft for the full amount of registration fees should be    obtained, payable to: College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka.
5).Local registrants may pay by cheque (or cash if handed over personally to the college office).
6).Please complete the registration form and post this form together with the demand draft/cheque, under     registered cover, to
    Dr. Mangala Bopagoda
    The Coordinator- ICON 2013
    College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka
    No: 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
7).Photocopies of this form maybe used.
8). click here for online registration

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Registration fee

Category Before 15 July 2013 After 15 July 2013
Post graduate Trainee (Sri Lanka) SLRs 5000 SLRs 7000
Consultants (Sri Lanka) SLRs 10000 SLRs 12000
Foreign delegate IAP Member US$ 400 US$ 450
Foreign delegate IAP Non-member US$ 450 US$ 500
SAARC Countries Consultants & Trainees US$ 300 US$ 350
Session Registration Hepatopbiliary & Pancreatic SLRs 4000 SLRs 5000
Session Registration Haematolymphoid SLRs 4000 SLRs 5000

Contact Details

By phone 00-94-11-2685088 or fax 00-94-11-2685088 Monday –Friday (GMT+5.30hrs) 8am to 4pm or by email at

Contact Details SNAIL MAIL
Coordinator Coordinator,
Dr. Mangala Bopagoda ICON_2013 College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka
Mobile- 0094 715344032 No: 06, "Wijerama House", Wijerama Mawatha
Email – Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

Conference location and accommodation

All Sessions for this activity will be held at Ramada Hotel 30, Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mawatha Colombo 03, Sri- Lanka, located at the city center of Colombo. (Telephone: 0094-11-2422001 or 0094- 11-4794300)

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Rooms can be reserved at Hotel Ramada Colombo
Contact: Evangeline Charmaine Rabot
Banquet & Room Sales Coordinator Ramada Colombo Tel: 0094-11-2422001 or 0094-77-3574801

The conference location is situated at the heart of Colombo city in close vicinity to popular 3-5 star hotels and apartments.
1).Hilton Colombo Hotel
2).Cinnamon Grand Colombo
3).Hotel Hilton Colombo Residence
4).Galle face Hotel Colombo
5).Galadari hotel Colombo
6).Taj Samudra Colombo
7).The Kingsbury Colombo
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8).Cinnamon lakeside Colombo
9).Hotel Renuka Colombo
10).Hotel Ranmuthu Colombo

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Important dates

Date Event
15 - Oct -12 Program schedule and scientific topics announced
15 - Feb -13 Preliminary program (symposia and keynote speakers)
15 - March - 13 Abstract submission open
31 - May - 13 Abstract submission deadline
15 - June -13 Notification on abstract submission to first author
30 - june - 13 Deadline for all presenters to be registered
30 - June - 13 Early bird registration deadline
01 - Aug - 13 Final Program available on the website
14 - Aug - 13 ICON-2013 – Colombo Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee

Designation Committee Members
Co-ordinator Dr. Mangala Bopagoda
Co-Chairpersons Prof. Kamani Samarasinghe , Dr. Modini Jayawickrama
Co-Secretaries Dr. A. A. H. Priyani , Dr. Saumya Liyanage
Treasurer Dr. Isha Prematilleke
Co-Editors Prof Janaki Hewavisenthi , Dr. Dulani Beneragama
Scientific Committee Prof. Chandu de Silva , Dr. Palitha Rathnayake , Dr. Sonali Rodrigo , Dr. Chanuka Dharmadasa , Prof. Dilani Lokuhetty
Financial Committee Dr. Mala Tudawe , Dr. Janakie Fernando , Dr. Renuka Goonesinghe , Dr. Carmalita Senarath , Dr. Gaya Katulanda
Social event Dr.Priyanka Abeygunasekara , Dr. Sadini Gunaratne , Dr. Priyangi Amarabandu , Dr. Jayantha Dissanayaka , Dr. Nayana Ratnayake

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Slide Seminar ICON 2013 Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Session.

1. Focal liver lesions

2. Pancreas