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Dear Colleagues,

The 1st Department of Orthopaedics of Athens University School of Medicine welcomes you to the 1st Musculoskeletal Tumor Course at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Center “Panayotis N. Soucacos” of the ATTIKON University General Hospital. The course is co-organized with the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. It is designed as a comprehensive review course for orthopedic surgeons, medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists. Clinical, radiographic, and pathologic aspects of bone and soft tissue tumors will be discussed. Course faculty will discuss a state-of-the-art overview of the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal neoplasms. The latest adjunctive treatment regimens for malignant neoplasms will be emphasized. Two evening unknown cases sessions will provide an overview of the histologic diagnosis of different bone and soft tissue tumors and tumor-like conditions. The participants are encouraged to bring their cases for discussion with the course faculty.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Athens University School of Medicine Faculty guarantee a successful course. At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the work-up, biopsy, and staging of bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • Describe recent advances in imaging techniques, including MRI.
  • Explain the basic tenets of limb salvage surgery, adjunctive chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • Recognize the characteristic histologic features of bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • Summarize a classification scheme for bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • Formulate a reasonable differential diagnosis when presented with imaging and histologic studies for any musculoskeletal neoplasm.

We are looking forward to a fruitful course,

Panayiotis J.  Papagelopoulos, MD, DSc.
Professor & Chairman, 
1st Department of Orthopaedics,
Athens University School of Medicine,
ATTIKON University General Hospital


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