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Cutting Edge Pathology Congress 2021

The 18th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology is the 4th joint congress of ESTP, ESVP and ECVP (Cutting Edge Pathology Congress).

This congress will take place from 15th – 17th September 2021 as a Virtual Congress. Please register.

It will comprise joint keynote lectures, parallel sessions of ESTP and ESVP/ECVP with free communications and case examples, and poster sessions. The ESTP topic will be "Biomarkers and Organ Toxicity", focused on the development and use of biomarkers in the process of preclinical development of new medicines, associated organ toxicity and the translatability of biomarkers to man. As usual, an IATP Satellite Symposium will precede the main congress on 14th September 2021.

Further ESTP news and announcements:

With the objective of continuous toxicologic pathology education, the ESTP/BSTP/SFPT and ECVP/ESVP have organized and invite you to a webinar in October:
October 29, 2021 16:00–18:00 CET Translational Animal Models of Disease.
[27-Sep-2021 ]

ESTP newsletter 2021 (2)
The second ESTP newsletter 2021 containing a President's column, announcement of the virtual Annual General Assembly and 4th Cutting Edge Pathology Congress, an overview on the webinars organised by the joint webinar committee, invitation to the 19th ESTP Congress in Maastricht 2022, presentation of our new Councillor for the Younger Generation, and a look back to the virtual annual scientific meeting of the SFPT is now available here. Previous newsletters are accessible in the repository.
[23-Jul-2021 ]

Guess What!
Case #28

Interesting cases from the field of toxicologic pathology are presented each year in this interactive ESTP section. The new case #28 is now available.

[25-Feb-2021 ]

17th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology
We are looking back to the very successful Congress 2019, which took place in Cologne, Germany. Click for more details.
[11-Oct-2019 ]

[30-Aug-2019 ]

18th European Congress of Toxicologic Pathology: Call for Abstracts
Please submit your poster abstracts for the virtual ESTP congress through the website of the ESVP.
[09-Jun-2021 ]

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Toxicologic Pathology
Toxicologic Pathology is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue in 2022 focusing on The pathology of laboratory nonhuman primates; a review of species, sub-strain, and mortality-related responses. Please read the Call for Papers.
[18-Mar-2021 ]

INHAND Dog and INHAND Minipig now published online!
Dog: Toxicologic Pathology 2021, Vol. 49(1) 5–109
Minipig: Toxicologic Pathology 2021, Vol. 49(1) 110–228
[05-Jan-2021 ]

Revision of Standardized Nomenclature
goRENI - the global open RENI system - is the standard reference for nomenclature and diagnostic criteria in toxicologic pathology and at the same time the Internet discussion platform for the global initiative "INHAND" - the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic criteria. Visit for more details. ESTP members have free access to the nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, images, and much more!
The following diagnosis has been added through change control: Tumor, granular cell, benign – Soft tissue. Templates for change control are available on goRENI and here.
[24-Nov-2020 ]

The ESTP Committee for Scientific Standards (CSS) prepared a response to the recently published FDA guidance "Pathology Peer Review in Nonclinical Toxicology Studies: Questions and Answers, Guidance for Industry". This draft guidance was published in the Federal register August 1st, 2019 for public comment and originated from the FDA Office of Study Integrity and Surveillance (OSIS). Herewith, we would also like to thank you those members and organizations, which have shared their comments and responses regarding this Draft guidance with us.
The finalized ESTP CSS comments have been endorsed by the ESTP Executive Committee, and were submitted electronically and by UPS to the FDA October 18th, 2019. The committee had agreed with FDA representatives an extension of the official comment period.
If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to the working group chair, Annette Romeike (
Annette Romeike, ESTP Chair of Committee for Scientific Standards, on behalf of the ESTP CSS – Sibylle Groeters, Laetita Elies, Erio Barale, Eveline de Rijk, Katrin Gutberlet, Flavia Pasello
[18-Nov-2019 ]

Updates to the Web site
For those visiting the Web site on a regular basis the Updates functionality is always available to find recent changes more easily.
[04-Aug-2008 ]