91st Annual Meeting of The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
February 23 - March 1, 2002
The 91st Annual
Meeting of the USCAP was held in Chicago. There were 3194 delegates
– another record. 556 of these came from countries other than the
USA and Canada.
This attendance figure made this meeting of the Academy the largest gathering
ever of physician-pathologists in the world.
In July 1999 the USCAP
had 520 Junior Members. In the following 30 months we recruited over 1570
additional Junior Members were recruited.
Dr. Ronald DeLellis, formerly of Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYC, now
of Lifespan Academic Med Center/Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University
served a distinguished and active term as President of the USCAP. He turned
over the gavel and the Presidency to Dr. Louis (Pepper) Dehner, Professor
of Pathology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, as
the new President of the Academy.
Vogel (President of the IAP) receiving a presentation from Samir Amr (President
of the Arab Division) and Ghazi Zaatari (Secretary of the Arab Division).
Carvalho (Recife, Brazil. A former President of the IAP), Jack Strong
(New Orleans, Treasurer and former President of the IAP) and Maria do
Carmo Abreu-e-Lima (Recife, Brazil. Editor of the News Letter of the Brazilian
Society of Pathology.)
abstracts were submitted for evaluation (90% submitted electronically),
topping the last two year’s all-time record of submitted abstracts
by over 200. 1212 abstracts were presented in the poster sessions and
245 as platform sessions. We try to accommodate as many quality platform
sessions as space allows. Abstracts were submitted from throughout the
world (from at least 50 countries). This was the first year for the USCAP
to institute electronic submission of our scientific abstracts (in conjunction
with Marathon, inc). The submitting pathologist helped share the increased
cost of this electronic submission-$20/abstract. These scientific abstracts
are now online searchable by topic, disease, word, technique, author,
institution, etc (www.uscap.org).
Three hundred and one Stowell-Orbison Abstracts were submitted (the highest
in Academy history and also the largest “jump” (increase)
in numbers from one year to the next. There were four co-equal Stowell-Orbison
Awards presented and four Certificates of Merit.
1010 registrants attended the Long Course directed by Drs. Donald Antonioli,
Boston, and Robert Petras, Cleveland. Early perusals of the critique form
show that this course was very well done and well liked by the registrants.
The syllabus was quite complete (over 230 pages in length). This Long
Course will be published in the next year in Modern Pathology.
Fifty-nine half-day Short Courses were presented and very well attended
(with a total registration of Short Courses taken being 4737. There was
an average of 80 pathologists per Short Course. Short Courses that have
been completed will soon be available on the USCAP website [www.uscap.org]
Michele Pellegrin, Francisco Martinez Tello
Susan Maygard, Celeste Powers, Volker Schneider, Kim Geisinger, Martha
Pitman, Sabine Kohler
Two all-day Special
Courses were offered: one on Introductory Molecular Pathology (headed
by Drs. Julia Bridge, Nebraska, and Margie Scott, Arkansas) filled attracting
231 registrants on Thursday, and the ongoing Advanced Molecular Pathology
course headed by (Drs. Frederic Barr, Univ. of Pennsylvania, and Matthijs
Van de Rijn, Stanford, California) held on Friday attracted 132 registrants.
Twenty Companion Societies presented their educational endeavors on Saturday
night and Sunday. The total registrations (number of attendees times the
number of Companion Societies) was 2133 (second in numbers only to San
Francisco’s meeting of 2230). The International Society of Breast
Pathology was approved as the newest Companion Society under the Guidelines
for Companion Societies as established by the USCAP Council. Thus next
year in Washington DC there will be 21 Companion Societies. We hope, also,
to have the handout/syllabus on our website from some of the future Companion
The Nathan Kaufman Timely Topic Lecture was given by Dr. Lance Liotta,
NCI/NIH, His topic was “Tissue Proteomics: The Next Revolution in
Molecular Pathology”. His lecture was elegant, timely, and very
well received by the appreciative audience of about 2000 pathologists.
Dr. Peter Isaacson, London, England, presented the Maude Abbott Lecture.
His topic was “MALT Lymphoma: Morphology, Microbes and Molecules”.
This elegant lecture was attended by approximately 2000 pathologists.
Pathologists Awards were presented this year to individuals in recognition
of distinguished service in the development of the discipline of pathology.
Drs. William Hartmann and Robert Heptinstall were recognized by the Academy
membership for their major contributions to pathology over the years.
Please see the USCAP Website (www.uscap.org) for biosketches of these
two great pathologists.
Awards were presented this year to two pathologists in recognition of
major contributions to the profession of pathology. Drs. Ruth Kirschstein,
interim Director of the NIH, and her husband, Dr. Alan Rabson, interim
Director of the National Cancer Institute.
The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award went to Dr. Robert Pascal,
Emory University in Atlanta, for his major contributions to the Academy
over the years.
The Young Investigator Award was presented to Dr. Frederic Barr, University
of Pennsylvania for his career- work on the biology and pathogenesis of
soft tissue tumors. The recipient of the Castleman Award (for the best
published paper in the field of human pathology) was Dr. David Huntsman,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, for his paper entitled “Early
Gastric Cancer in young Asymptomatic Carriers of Germ-line E-cadherin
Mutations” published in the New England Journal of Medicine in June
21, 2001 (NEJM:344:1904, 2001). The F. Stephen Vogel Award (for the most
outstanding paper published in an Academy journal by a pathologist-in-training
) went to Dr. Ilene Bayer-Garner, University of Arkansas School of Medicine,
Little Rock, AR for her paper “Syndecan-1 (CD138) Immunoreactivity
in Bone Marrow Biopsies of Multiple Myeloma: Shed Syndecan-l Accumulates
in Fibrotic Regions” in Modern Pathology (14:10, 2001).
Daria Haust, Francis and Annette Jaubert
Shari Taylor, Melissa Li, Barbara Ducatman, Melissa Upton
Left: Heidi Rotterdam
and Ann Marie Nelson
Right: Bob Osamura, Tatsuo Tomita, Osamu Matsubara
The 16 evening Specialty
Conferences, which are organ-based, were held from 7:30-9:30 PM, which
was a testimony to the continuing endurance of the meeting’s registrants.
The handouts at these meetings continue to be highly sought-after. This
year three of the evening Specialty Conferences (Surgical Pathology, Pediatric
Pathology, and Renal Pathology) are online on the Academy’s website.
We hope to have most (if not all) online on our Academy website for next
years’ 2003 annual meeting.
of the Academy have concentrated on the development of on-line/electronic
publishing for the Academy’s two journals-Laboratory Investigation
and Modern Pathology. The journals are now on-line with LWW/HighWire Press
(see www.uscapjournals.org). This is a very powerful force in research
and education for our members to utilize. In addition, the scientific
abstracts are now online and searchable.
In addition, by
action of Council at this Chicago meeting, the USCAP is instituting a
two-three year Strategic Planning Initiative to look at the future of
pathology and The Academy.
In addition, various methods of electronic education, and the means to
fund it, will continue to be studied. Dr. David Hardwick has chaired an
ad hoc committee entitled “Sustaining the Academy” looking
at funds development and other initiatives. Stay tuned for further developments
in these exciting areas. A Vendor Participation Program has been developed
by action of Council, aimed at giving our various Academy vendors the
opportunity to sponsor various Academy functions. This year for example,
tote bags for the annual meeting registrants were funded by PhenoPath.
In addition, Springer-Verlag will sponsor the ACADEMY-the USCAP Newsletter
for the next four editions/two years.
annual summer pathology review course and update- Diagnostic Pathology,
with its outstanding faculty will be held in Bar Harbor, Maine from July
13-19, 2002. It is directed by Drs. Sylvia Asa and Dwayne Lawrence. (See
www.uscap.org for complete schedule).
Next year’s annual USCAP meeting will be held in Washington DC from
March 22-28, 2003. The Long Course will be directed by Drs. Peter Humphrey
and Jonathan Epstein and will be totally directed at the Prostate Gland.
At present the USCAP
membership is in excess of 8500 pathologists. We continue to grow and
be vibrant. It is clear that our colleagues in pathology are a very dedicated
and professional lot. We are proud to be associated with them.
Thanks for all your support for all those we serve - our patients, our
physicians and our students.
Fred Silva, Secretary-Treasurer/Executive
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The annual meeting of the Division was held in the city of Arica in Chile
in association with pathologists from Chile. The main scientific session
was a long course on Paleopathology “Today’s laboratory investigates
yesterday’s diseases” conducted by Professor Marvin J. Allison,
Medical College of Virginia, USA.
The Division has made available 27 bursaries, each valued at £1500
(a total of £40 500) to assist pathologists from financially disadvantaged
countries to attend the Congress in Amsterdam. As well as this, four bursaries
have been awarded to pathologists to attend the upcoming meeting on gynaecological
pathology in Belfast, Ireland, followed by two weeks further training
in a laboratory within the British Division
Peter Furness, Honorary Secretary
[Editor – Wow! Congratulations. Well done.]
The Division held a successful Annual Meeting in Mumbai in December 2001.
There were a number of overseas visitors present. The Continuing Education
Programme was very successful.
The mid year Teaching Programme was held in Chennai.
The AGM for 2002 will be held in Kolkata from December 12. Professor Sunil
Lakhani from the Royal Marsden Hospital, London will be the guest speaker.
Further information can be seen in the News Letter of the Indian Division
on the IAP home page – iaphomepage.org
the Executive Meeting of the IAP held in Chicago, February 24, 2002
The Secretary, Dr Florabel Mullick reported that new Divisions –
Indonesia, Nepal, Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia were becoming active. Three
countries have indicated they will be bidding to host the 2008 Congress
– Greece, Austria and Brazil. Dr Mullick has continued her efforts
to support pathologists in many Spanish-speaking countries of the world.
She has collaborated with local organisations to arrange “Update
on Diagnostic Surgical Pathology and Workshops” in Spanish at eight
different locations during the past year.
The 13th Congress of the Arab Division was held in Damascus, Syria, September
26 – 28, 2001. Attendances were greatly reduced by the terror attack
of September 11 but 163 people attended. The attendance and strong contingent
from France and Britain was particularly appreciated.
The next meeting of the Division will be Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September
23 – 25, 2002.
The 15th Meeting will be in Cairo, Egypt, in October 2003.
Dr Samir Amr has prepared a history of the Arab Division which can be
viewed in the Arab Division Newsletter on the IAP home page at iaphomepage.org
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of the Brazilian Society of Pathology
April 30 to May 4, 2003
Tel/Fax: 48 224 1721
Washington, DC, USA
March 22 – 28, 2003
Ph: 706 733 7550
Fax: 706 733 8033
Joint Meeting with the Pathological Society of Great Britain and
Bristol. 1-4 July 2003
Symposium on Lymphoreticular Disease
London. 28-29 November, 2003
Mrs C Harris, PO Box 73,
Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 1RY.
Ph: 0117 907 7940
Fax: 0117 907 7941
8 to 10 May, 2003
Meeting Venue: Astir Palace Resort
Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece
Sunhil Lakhani, London, UK
Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer:
Jaime Prat, Barcelona, Spain
Pigmented Lesions of the Skin:
Martin C. Mihm, Jr, Boston, MA, USA
Rodolfo Montironi, Ancona, Italy
Organized by the Hellenic Division: www.mednet.gr/hsap
George Kontogeorgos M.D. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Soutsou 8, 106 71 Athens, Greece
Phone: +301 363-4944, Fax: +301 363-1690
Asia Pacific Meeting
21 - 23 January 2003
IAP 2003 Secretariat
Tel: +66 2256 4331, Fax: +66 2652 4208
February 3 - February 7, 2003
Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florida
The Tutorial, sponsored by The Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, will be held under
the direction of Dr. Daniel M. Knowles, Professor and Chairman. The program
will consist of lectures and case presentations. A set of 100 color Kodachromes
illustrating important features of the entities discussed is included.
The registration fee is $1,100.
For further information, please contact: Ms. Cynthia Lamberty-Cameron,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, WMC Room-302, 1300 York
Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10021.
Telephone: (212) 746-6464; Fax: (212) 746-8192;
Congress of Pathology
September 6 – 11, 2003
For more information contact the Secretariat:
Ph: + 386 (0)1 241 7135
Fax: +376 (0)1 241 7296
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