European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP)
    European Society of Toxicologic Pathology
Classic Examples in Toxicologic Pathology XXV
Seminar offered by the Hannover Graduate School for Veterinary Pathobiology, Neuroinfectiology, and Translational Medicine,
and the Department of Pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany,
and the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology
February 23 and 24, 2018

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Department of Pathology, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover
Friday, February 23, 2018 (1:15 PM – 6:00 PM) and
Saturday, February 24, 2018 (8:15 AM – 1:00 PM)

The seminar will be held in English. Examples of toxicologic pathology will be presented by the following speakers and discussed by the participants, viewing slides with the induced lesions under individual microscopes or as electronic slides:

Topics: Speakers:
Glycine Transporter 1 (GlyT1) inhibitors Jürgen Funk & Michael Winter
BIA 10-2474 (FAAH inhibitor) Wallace Hayes, Patricio Soares da Silva & Klaus Weber  
Keynote lecture:
Routine, special and innovative techniques in neuropathology
Erio Barale-Thomas
Interleukin-1 receptor associated protein kinase 4 (IRAK4) inhibitors   Florian Colbatzky
BET inhibitors Sophie Rau
PDE4-inhibitors: heart lesions Venkatesha Udupa
Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulators Bettina Lawrenz
Liver microvascular disorders of antibody-drug conjugates Xavier Palazzi
Inhaled biologics Peter Hall
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) Renaud Fleurance

We provide handouts and 60 slide sets for 120 participants. Slides will be viewed with individual microscopes and remain at the university. All slides will be scanned. The electronic slides will be accessible for registrants approximately 2 weeks in advance of the seminar, during the seminar, and approximately 4 weeks thereafter. The slides will have a format that does not require the installation of software for examination in a standard browser ("VM SlideBrowser" will be executed). Once the electronic slides are accessible, registrants will be informed and need to use the access data received upon registration. We recommend examining the electronic slides before the seminar, as access during the seminar is limited by the performance of the university WLAN.

The slides can now be accessed with the information provided upon registration.

Please register as soon as possible, at the latest by January 31, 2018. The registration fee is 110 € for members, 150 € for non-members, and 50 € for students, which should be paid upon registration. Payment details will be received with the invoice. Participation is free for students and employees of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover.

This will be the 25th seminar of the series. We will celebrate the anniversary with a dinner at Meyer's Hof on Friday evening beginning at 7:30 PM. Meyer's Hof is a restaurant in an old farm house close to the Hannover Zoo. You may reach it by taxi or tram (line 11 direction Zoo, from stop "Kröpcke" or "Aegidientorplatz") – the walking distance from the hotels is about 30 minutes. Participation is free for registrants.

For further information please contact Ann-Kathrin Haverkamp, Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany,, Tel. +49 (0) 511-953 8679.

Workshop "Toxicopathology Data and SEND"

For the third time, the RITA group, in cooperation with the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and sponsored by the ESTP, will host a workshop on SEND on February 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. This workshop is addressed specifically to toxicologic pathologists. The participation is free, but registration is required.


  • Update on INHAND
  • Challenges for creating a SEND package for internal studies: few examples
  • From diagnosis in Pathology System to SEND dataset: Challenges and experiences
  • Begin with the SEND in mind: Challenges, learnings and opportunities
Please see also the detailed program.


We reserved a limited block of discounted rooms at two hotels in the city center.

Grand Hotel Mussmann (close to main station "Hauptbahnhof")
Ernst-August-Platz 7
30159 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 36 56 0
Room rate (single): 85.00 € including breakfast
Reservation should be made under the code "NOLTE" by February 05, 2018 the latest.

Grand Palace Hotel Hannover (about 10 minutes walking distance from main station)
Lavesstrasse 77
30159 Hannover
Tel.: +49 (0) 511 54360 999
Room rate (single): 95.00 € including breakfast
Reservation should be made under the code "Classic Examples" by January 22, 2018 the latest.

The seminar venue at the Department of Pathology of the University of Veterinary Medicine can be easily reached from these hotels by taxi (ca. 20 minutes) or tram (line 6 direction "Messe Ost" from stop "Kröpcke" or "Aegidientorplatz" to stop "Bünteweg").

Travel information

By air (Hannover airport):
The hotels do not provide shuttle services.

  • By taxi to hotel or seminar venue (ca. 30 minutes)
  • By local train, train station can be accessed from the terminal building (S 5 to Hannover main station, ca 30 minutes)

By train:
Hannover main station provides excellent train links to all directions.

By car:
A7 from north or south
A2 from west or east

Please contact the organizers if you need further information.

   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baumgärtner, phone: +49 (0) 511 953 8620

   Prof. Dr. Ulrich Deschl, phone: +49 (0) 7351 54 59 72

   Dr. Florian Colbatzky, phone: +49 (0) 7351 54 72 37

   Dr. Thomas Nolte, phone: +49 (0) 7351 54 43 39