Educational programmes


Coding course 

Each year, PALGA provides a coding course for trainee pathologists and for laboratory staff who are involved in coding. 

PALGA’s database is unique. Like any database, however, its quality is highly dependent on the quality of the data entered.

The course is intended for anyone who has just started using PALGA's database, as well as for those who are already using it, especially trainee pathology assistants. The course gives details of the ‘how and why’ of coding PALGA diagnoses. Anyone who wants to master this topic is welcome, as is everyone who would like to update their knowledge of this area. The course is accredited and is worth two education points for Pathologists.
The National Pathology Council has made this course mandatory for residents (pathology). Participation in this course is free of charge.

This course is taught by Dr Loes van Velthuysen, pathologist at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Since 2017 there is also the possibilty to follow an online course (E-learning). Click here to go to the E-learning module.


The course dates for 2018 are:

In Utrecht: Thursday 15 november (14:00 - 16:30). 

Registrations accompanied by possible dates, name and laboratory, are grouped in order of receipt and confirmed in writing.

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible.

Up until two weeks before the start of the course, you can de-register free of charge. Any later than that, and you will be charged for the costs involved. You can, of course, send a substitute. In these cases, no additional cost is involved.