Venue and General Information


The Congress will be held in the „Université Catholique de Lyon (UCLY)“ in the campus „Saint-Paul“. All scientific sessions will take place in the main building of the campus.

Public Transport: 
The campus „Saint-Paul“ is located at the metro station „Perrache“. The metro line A stops here.
There is also a tram (T1) going to the campus. The station is called „Suchet“. Both stations are only 200 meters from the campus.

Université Catholique de Lyon
Campus Saint-Paul
10, place des archives
69002 Lyon

Official Language

English will be the congress official language.

Registration and Congress Secretariat

The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the campus Saint-Paul between August 30 and September 2, 2017.

Opening Hours of the Congress Secretariat:

Wednesday, August 30    07.15 a.m. – 06.30 p.m. 
 Thursday, August 31   07.15 a.m. – 05.30 p.m.
 Friday, September 1   07.15 a.m. – 04.30 p.m.
 Saturday, September 2   08.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Phone: +49 176 238 65 665

Congress Bags

You can pick up your bag  at the registration desk.

The bags are kindly sponsored by



Notepads & pens

There is a notepad and a pen in your congress bag.

The notepads and pens are kindly sponsored by



Name Badges

Your name badge is your admission to the scientific sessions and to the coffee breaks and lunches. It should be worn at all times at the Congress venue.

The badges are kindly sponsored by

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Photography, Videotaping, Recording Policies

Photography of poster presentations is prohibited without the specific consent of the presenter(s)/author(s). Photography of exhibitor booths and/or equipment is prohibited without the specific consent of the exhibitor. Photography, videotaping, or recording of the Scientific Sessions is not permitted.

Internet Access

Free wireless internet access is available on the campus.

Local Currency

The official Currency in France is Euro.
Exchange offices (bureaux de change) are now rarer with the advent of the Euro. If you want to exchange money, you should do that at the airport.
There is (practically) no way to get a cash advance from a credit card without a PIN in France. Automatic teller machines (ATM) are by far the best way to get money in France. They all take CB, Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus and Plus and are plentiful throughout France. They may accept other kinds of card; check for the logos on the ATM and on your card (on the back, generally) if at least one matches.


Electricity is supplied at 220 to 230V 50Hz. Outlets are CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin) and accept either CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs. Older German-type CEE 7/4 plugs are not compatible as they do not accommodate the earth pin found on this type of outlet. However, most modern European appliances are fitted with the hybrid CEE 7/7 plug which fits both CEE 7/5 (Belgium & France) and CEE 7/4 (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and most of Europe) outlets.


There are several pharmacies in walking distance to the congress venue. Most of them are open from 08.00 am till 07.00 pm.

Mobile phones

No roaming costs for Europeans.

The roaming costs have been canceled recently in the EU and you can use your phone as in your home country, incl. for 3G/4G (with some restrictions: please check upfront). That means you can use online map services like Google Maps or the TCL app (Lyon public transportation network, app available on iOS/Android).

Emergency Calls

You should call 112 in case of emergency for ambulance, the police, or the fire brigade. It is a special emergency number you can call from any stationary or mobile phone.

International Calls

Dial 00 + country code + area code + phone number.
France country code is 33.


There will be a message board available close to the congress registration desk. 


There will be no evaluation form this year but you will receive a link to an online survey within the few days following our congress. Please help us to improve future meetings by participating in this survey.


Coffee and refreshments will be served during the breaks in the exhibition area in the  foyer. Times according to the programme.

You’ll need your name badge as a ticket for coffee and refreshments.
Lunch will be provided during the lunch breaks on:
Thursday, August 31
Friday, September 1

Speaker Information

Digital files of your presentation should be handed to the technician located close to the registration desk. Please hand it over the latest during the break before the start of your session. For the first morning session please hand in your presentation the day before. Please use a USB. The use of your own computer is not recommended.

Poster Information

The poster area is located in room „L. Vicat“ next to the foyer. There is a poster info desk in the room. Please contact the desk in case you need assistance.
The posters will be on display during the entire Congress please hand up your poster lastest August 31 before 10.00 am.
Poster viewing times are scheduled in the programme. Authors are kindly requested to attend their posters during these sessions for discussions and to answer questions.
The organisers take no responsibility for posters that will not be dismounted in time.

Industry Exhibition

The exhibition area will be located in the foyer of the Campus Saint-Paul (UCLY).

The industry exhibition provides information on the latest technologies and developments available in our field. The exhibiting companies have a unique opportunity of effectively reaching their target customers. We value their support and believe that on-site discussions and experience between exhibitors and congress participants is invaluable for all.

We cordially invite you to take full advantage of this wide spectrum of exhibitions.

You will have the opportunity to win a Kindle fire with an electronic copy of Dr. Peter Greaves book, “Histopathology of Preclinical Toxicology Studies” (1st prize) or a hard copy of the book (2nd prize). Just put your business card into the box at one of the exhibitors booth. You are only allowed to put it into the box per booth once but if you visit all exhibitors you can put one in each of the boxes.

The winner will be announced and the prize awarded on Saturday during the closing ceremony. 

The prizes are sponsored by EPL Inc.!


There will be several awards, most of them delivered during the Congress Dinner at the Selcius restaurant on Friday 1 September evening:

  • The Chirukandath Gopinath Lecture Award (ESTP, sponsored by BSTP, offered during the keynote lecture)
  • Best Poster Awards (6) in Veterinary Pathology (sponsored by ESVP, 50€ each)
  • Charles Capen Trainee Award (ESTP, sponsored by IATP)
  • Best Poster Award (1) in Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP, sponsored by SFPT, 1000€)
  • Publication / Thesis award (ESTP, sponsored by Novartis)

The award ceremony is supported by Sanofi.

Additional Meetings

ESVP Board Meeting

Tuesday August 29, 2017 01.00 pm – 05.00 pm and
Wednesday August 30, 2017 09.00 am – 05.00 pm
Room B304 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

ECVP Council Meeting

Tuesday August 29, 2017 04.00 pm – 06.00 pm and
Wednesday August 30, 2017 09.00 am – 05.00 pm
Room B301 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

ESTP EC face-to-face meeting and TC

Wednesday August 30, 2017 12.30 pm – 01.30 pm
Room B309 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

Pathology Education European network - Meeting e-education network

Thursday August 31, 2017 10.30 am – 12.00 am
Room B301 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

International Presidents meeting and TC

Thursday August 31, 2017 12.30 pm – 01.30 pm
Room B304 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

RoeLee User Group

Thursday August 31, 2017 03.00 pm – 05.00 pm
Room B301 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

Treasurers Meeting

Friday September 1, 2017 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Room B301 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)


Friday September 1, 2017 14.30 am – 16.30 pm

Room B301 (UCLY, Campus Saint Paul)

Social Events

Welcome Reception

August 30, 2017 – Musée Gallo-Romain
17 rue Cléberg – 69005 Lyon

The reception will be held in the Musée Gallo-Romain.The Museum and the Lyon site are situated on Fourvière Hill, formerly at the center of Lugdunum, where two of the city’s major monuments were erected : the Theatre and the Odeon, which have been classified among UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

The museum will be privatized for the congress participants from 07.00 to 10.30 pm. Welcome speeches will take place at 08.00 pm and be followed by substantial aperitive.

If you want to leave after 10.00 pm, be sure to take funicular F1 which stops late. Walking down to the metro station Vieux-Lyon will take approx. 15 minutes

The reception is an informal event.



19:00 h: Welcome, security check – you can spend some time outside in the antique theater

19:45 h: Last time to enter the museum for the speeches

20:00 h: Speeches in the room “Salle de la grande mosaïque”

20:30 h: Drinks & finger food at 3 stations (rooms Grande mosaïque, Mosaïque aux poissons and Canon de lumière) – free visit of the museum

Ca. 22:30 h: Official end of the reception (the museum closes at 23:00)


Return to downtown

When you leave the museum, we recommend 2 options (apart the taxi):

  • by funicular F1 at the Minimes station
  • or by walking to the Vieux Lyon metro station (15 min)

In either case, leave the museum and take the street Cléberg on the right.

Then at the first cross you will meet: go left for walking; or continue on the right for the funicular.

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On the second photo you can see the street as if you are going to the museum.

If you come from the museum, you will come from up the photo, and the station entrance will be on your left. In the station follow Vieux Lyon to go back to downtown.

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Cutting Edge 2017 Welcome Reception b

Conference Dinner

September 1, 2017 – Restaurant “Selcius”

The conference dinner will take place in the restaurant “Selcius”. The building was a salt warehouse completely rehabilitated and with a remarkable setting. Located in the heart of the Confluence district at about 1,5 km from the congress venue, south of the Lyon peninsula and in the former industrial wasteland of the Salins du Midi, the Selcius offers a natural panorama on the banks of the Saône and of the hill of Fourvière.

We would like to invite you to spend an informal evening with us and to deepen the friendships with the colleagues you meet during the conference.



19:30 h: Welcome drink at the terracce (in case of rain in the restaurant)

20:00 h: Get seated in the restaurant Welcome speech from the Local Organizers

20:10 h: Menu Between 1st and 2nd course the new ECVP diplomates will be welcomed.

Between 2nd and 3rd course the award ceremony will be held.

The award ceremony is kindly supported by Sanofi

Ca. 22:00 h: Open dance floor with music from the band „Rewind“.Selfeservice from the bar. All drinks served during the menu are still included (wine, beer, sorft drinks). Longdrinks, Cocktails and other specials on own costs.

Ca. 01:00 h: The restaurant opens for the public. The official dinner is over.

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Visit in Beaujolais

Saturday 2 September, from 02.00 pm to 06.00 pm

A bus tour in the Pierres Dorées (Golden Stones) of south Beaujolais will stop in a typical village, Oingt, fully restored and with a view on all the Beaujolais hills, and will end up with a beaujolais degustation in Jean-Paul Brun’s “caveau” in the village of Charnay.

There will be a fee of maximum 30 € pp (for the bus and the degustation).

As attendance will be limited, registration must be done at the registration desk. The payment will be done preferably by cash on the day of the visit.

Tips for your stay in Lyon

Practical info for transportation

Saint Exupéry airport–Lyon downtown

Taxi to Part-Dieu, Perrache stations or hotel: 50-55 € day / 70-75 € night. Credit card generally accepted Express tram to Part-Dieu station: one way (aller simple): 14.7 €; return (aller retour): 25.9 € (see below the Lyon City Card)

Part-Dieu station–Perrache station
Tram T1, leave at Perrache (end station Debourg)

Part-Dieu station–UCly campus
Tram T1, leave at Suchet, close to UCLy campus (end station Debourg)

Public transportation downtown

Metro, tram serve the major points of interest. Ticket vending machines are available at each metro station (but not at each tram stop) and accept credit cards with PIN code even for 1 ticket (1.8 €)
Using buses requires a deeper knowledge of where you want to go
A ticket is valid for 1 h with correspondences on all metros, trams, buses, funiculars

A smart option: the Lyon City Card

The Lyon City Card for 1, 2, or 3 days gives access to all public transportation network; validity is by day (if the first access is on Tuesday, 22h, last access will be valid until Thursday midnight).

In addition, it gives free access or discounts to 22 museums and other attractions (validity begins from the hour of the first visit). For example, you can have a free guided walking tour from

The Lyon City Card 3 days can be ordered with the discount code CEPSCLYON17

For those who come from the airport, combine the Rhônexpress ticket with the Lyon City Card 3 days, with the discount code CEPSCREX17. The Rhônexpress return on the card is valid 1 year after the first transportation and is not limited to the 3 days


Not too far from the congress venue:

And around the place Carnot (after gare Perrache) or at Confluence shopping Center (take tram like for the Selcius restaurant)

If you can manage French, you can make a selection on (fr only). We advise you to select the category “RPPP” (editor’s choice), and the “Quartiers” (boroughs) Bellecour, Terreaux, Vieux Lyon, Pentes de la Croix-Rousse, Perrache, Confluence, easiest to access by public transportation


  • Confluence shopping center, 112 Cours Charlemagne (tram T1)
  • La Part-Dieu shopping center, 17 rue du Dr Bouchut (metro B, tram T1)
  • Rue de la République (via place Bellecour, metros A, D)

Activities in Lyon

Discover Lyon, World Heritage Site ( and Capital of Gastronomy: after the sessions you can easily organize by yourself 1-2h visits

On the website you can find several ideas to visit the old boroughs, have a boat trip… If the schedule doesn’t fit you, your can contact them directly by phone or email (see at bottom of webpage), they will arrange a special timing for you

Alternately, the greeters will make you discover the city by Lyon-lovers, non-professional guides