Pathology At The Speed Of Thought

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How Senior Citizens from Cold Climates Deal with GI Biopsies in the Desert

How Senior Citizens from Cold Climates Deal with GI Biopsies in the Desert

January 29 - February 1, 2020

Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 24 SAM Credit Hours
USCAP Member $999, Non-Member $1,499, Pathologist-in-Training $699
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Henry D. Appelman

Henry D. Appelman, MD
University of Michigan

Course Director

Dr. Appelman, the M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University of Michigan, is probably the oldest full-time employed GI pathologist in the world. He has been specializing in GI pathology since 1966. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers and chapters on the gut, and he edited or co-authored six books. He has presented over 300 lectures and seminars throughout the world. He is known for his teaching excellence, enthusiasm and sense of humor, in recognition of which, he received major teaching awards from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education from the Medical School of the University of Michigan, and two teacher of the year awards from the pathology residents in his department for which he is extra proud. He also received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from USCAP and the Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He has been a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Dysplasia Morphology Study Group, the Visiting Pathologist Panel of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America, and the Lung and Esophagus Site Task Force of the AJCC. He is a past-president of both the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the OESO, an international multidisciplinary esophageal organization. He has a fabulous wife, 5 children and 6 grandchildren which clearly make all the above biographic information unimportant.

Linda D. Ferrell

Linda D. Ferrell, MD
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Dr. Ferrell trained in pathology at both the University of Kansas and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She joined the faculty at UCSF in 1981 and retired to Emerita status in June 2015.  She served as Distinguished Professor in Anatomic Pathology (Endowed Chair), as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Dept of Anatomic Pathology and the Director of Surgical Pathology from 2000-2015.  She also served as Surgical Pathology Fellowship Director (2000-2014), and was the Director of Liver/GI pathology Fellowship at UCSF from (2005-2014).  She has been honored with multiple medical student and resident teaching awards at UCSF, and with the Mostofi Award (2015) as well as Harvey Goldman Master Teacher Award (2016) from USCAP.  She has been invited to lecture at numerous US and international meetings, including USCAP, and has had numerous visiting professorships and lectureships. She has contributed to over 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and has written numerous chapters on liver pathology in major surgical pathology textbooks.  She is one of the three co-editors for the last three editions (Editions 5-7) of the MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver textbook, recognized as the premier text in this subspecialty.  She is also the lead editor of Liver Pathology, in the Consultant Pathology Series (Demos Publishers) which emphasizes difficult diagnostic problems in liver pathology. She is one of the founding members of the International Liver Pathology Study Group (ELVES).  She has recently served as the President of USCAP and has previously served on the Education Committee and Executive Council for USCAP, as well as having served USCAP in a variety of teaching roles.  She has also served as President of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society.  She has chaired two major educational courses for pathologists for multiple years, including the UCSF (33 years) and the California Society of Pathologists annual courses (8 years).  Dr. Ferrell still remains active academically and clinically in her Emerita status. Her academic interests currently include primarily emphasis in the areas of liver tumors, particularly hepatic tumors (such as adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, dysplastic nodules, and hepatocellular carcinoma), fatty liver disease, and vascular-related liver lesions.

Audrey J. Lazenby

Audrey J. Lazenby, MD
University of Nebraska School of Medicine

Dr. Lazenby received her undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina followed by graduation from The Johns Hopkin’s University School of Medicine. She did her residency in Anatomic Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship in surgical pathology at the University of North Carolina, and then a two-year fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Johns Hopkins. She was on the Faculty at Johns Hopkins and then at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is currently a Professor of Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Lazenby has been active in the Roger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, having served as Chair of the Training Committee, Secretary Treasurer and President of that society. She has been an active participant in the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), having taught two short courses and served on the Education and Abstract Review Committees.   She was also elected to the Board of Directors of USCAP serving in that capacity from 2014-2017.  Dr. Lazenby is actively engaged in education at multiple levels, lecturing to medical students, residents, fellows and other practicing pathologists. She has been an invited lecturer at various regional, national and international meetings and conferences. Dr. Lazenby has received numerous professional awards including the Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award in Gastrointestinal Pathology, given by the Roger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.  She has published more than 120 articles and book chapters.

Frank A. Mitros

Frank A. Mitros, MD
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine (Professor, Emeritus)

Dr. Mitros received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He earned his MD degree in 1969 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). After completing an Internal Medicine internship he spent two years in the Army Medical Corps. Upon completing his military obligation, he began his Pathology Residency at the University of Chicago, which had a strong tradition of dealing with gastrointestinal diseases. A fortunate occurrence was the presence of Dr. Robert Riddell as a junior faculty member for the last two years of this residency; this further deepened his interest in the study of GI and Liver disease. He joined the University of Iowa as a junior faculty member in 1976 and has remained on the Faculty there since, most recently as an active Emeritus. He was fortunate enough to be invited to the USCAP meeting at which the GI Pathology Society was being formed and became one of the initial members. The exposure to those talented individuals (in particular Drs. Henry Appelman and Harvey Goldman) increased his knowledge and zeal for work in these areas. Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowships did not yet exist, but a combination of work with members of the Society and an active excellent Gastroenterology Department in Iowa allowed him to develop his interests further. He has served on a number of Committees in the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and is a Past President. He has given many courses for the ASCP, USCAP, and other organizations over the years. His GI/Liver interest has led to numerous teaching awards. The culmination of these activities was being presented the Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

David Owen

David Owen, MN (Wales), FR
University of British Columbia

Dr. Owen received his medical education at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales. After internship he undertook research training in experimental pathology at the University of Oslo in Norway. He returned to England in 1969 for residency and fellowship training in Anatomical Pathology at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London. In 1980 he moved to Vancouver ultimately becoming Consultant Pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Owen has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles in refereed scientific journals, contributed chapters to over ten textbooks and co-authored three textbooks. He has been an invited speaker and has presented several short courses at the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the International Academy of Pathology, ASCP annual meetings as well as at national pathology meetings in Australia, United Arab Emirates and Iran. He is a founder member of the Roger Haggitt Society of Gastrointestinal Pathology and is a past president. He has been Visiting Professor at universities in Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Modern Pathology.

Robert Riddell

Robert Riddell, MD, FRCPath, FRCPC
University of Toronto

Dr. Robert (Bob) Riddell graduated from the University of London in the UK (St. Bartholomew’s Hospital) a long time ago, and trained in GI Pathology at St. Mark’s and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London. He moved to the University of Chicago for what should have been 2 years, but stayed for 10 before moving to McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario – the place where problem-based learning began. He moved to Mt. Sinai in 2001 and is still having fun there. 

Dr Riddell has around 300 publications which are largely in gastrointestinal pathology, primarily in inflammatory diseases, dysplasia and carcinoma.  Bob’s first foray into GI pathology was as a resident when he developed and marketed a microbiology culture plate for isolating gonococci from rectal swabs, on which he made not a penny and decided against a career in microbiology. 

He has edited or written 7 books, which included a tome on the Pathology of Drug-Induced Diseases, the AFIP 3rd edition on Tumors of the Intestines, and the two-volume  book with Klaus Lewin and Fred Weinstein on GI Pathology and its Clinical Implications, the second edition of which came out with the help of numerous colleagues but especially Dhanpat Jain.  Bob directs an annual week-long gastrointestinal pathology course for the ASCP, which was started by Rodger Haggitt and him back in ’79; Henry Appelman is the other ever-present since that time.  He was a founding member of the GI Pathology Society (GIPS) and was its 4th President.  He has numerous University, National and International awards for teaching including the Harvey Goldman award, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Sardinia (an amazing island).

Bob enjoys teaching and discussing GI pathology with anyone who will listen, and he has been part of GI pathology fellowship training programs for 30+ years.  He enjoys listening to almost all music, watching almost all sports, and eating all good food, which, regrettably, he is rarely able to cook, so tends to rely on his wife, Hala, to maintain his waistline. Hala is also an international GI pathologist which allows them to go to numerous meetings together and frequently talk on the same programs.

Dale C. Snover

Dale C. Snover, MD
University of Minnesota

Dr. Snover is an Adjunct Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota.  He received his MD degree from the Pennsylvania State University and did his residency training in anatomic pathology and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  He went on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and was Director of Anatomic Pathology from 1990 until 1995, when he left the University, only to return to academic life in 2014.    His interest in hepatic and gastrointestinal pathology developed from early studies into the pathology of liver transplantation and hepatic and gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease in the early 1980s.  Later work included a role as reference pathologist for a number of large multi-institutional studies related to colorectal carcinoma including the Minnesota Colon Cancer Control study, and the Polyp Prevention Study group based at the Dartmouth Medical School.   He was a founding member of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology and the International Liver Study Group and has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Human Pathology.

Dr. Snover has over 176 peer reviewed publications, 23 book chapters including most recently the 10th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Digestive System, and has written 2 books including Biopsy Diagnosis of Liver disease and most recently, in conjunction with Drs. Montgomery, Yantiss and Tang, the AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology on Tumors of the Intestines.    His most recent notable contributions are in the area of colorectal precursor lesions including extensive work on the identification and terminology of serrated polyps as precursors to colorectal carcinoma.