Volume 3 No 1 Spring / Summer 2002
Everything you always wanted to know, but were
afraid to ask!
Over the past years attendance at our Annual Meeting has been at an all time high, including an ever-increasing number of pathologists-in-training as well as pathologists from outside North America. This increased attendance has coincided with a steady increase in our educational and scientific offerings. There is little doubt that our Annual Meeting has become one of the most significant gatherings of pathologists in the world. This success is due in great part to the unselfish and tireless efforts of many of our members that have served on the Educational Committee. Few members of the Academy understand the responsibilities of this Committee; they may know us only as the small group of individuals who walk around at the meeting with a red ribbon beneath their identification card that reads “Education Committee”. Some might even think “that’s probably the person that rejected my abstract!” I think it is time for our members to learn a bit about their Education Committee and realize its vital role in the Academy.
The Education Committee is composed of a Chairperson and sixteen other members, all of which are appointed by the Executive Committee. An additional individual holds the position of Short Course Coordinator while the Secretary-Treasurer serves as an ex-officio member. Under normal circumstances committee members serve four-year terms and may not serve a second consecutive term. The Chairperson and Short Course Coordinators also serve four-year terms but, under special circumstances, may be reappointed for up to three additional one-year terms, on an annual basis.
The Education Committee serves in an advisory capacity to
the Executive Committee and Council and its other responsibilities are
wide-ranging and critical, including:
Victor Reuter, M.D.
Members of the Education Committee
Some members at the Interim Meeting. Left to right,
standing: Jonathan Epstein, Joel Greenson, Peter Humphrey, Jeffrey Myers,
Bruce Wenig, Ann Nelson, - seated: Victor Reuter, Linda Ferrell, Frances
O'Malley, Kathy Foucar
Jeff and Victor came to the USCAP Headquarters
in Augusta to help with the ACCME reaccreditation visit. Thanks to their
help we received full accreditation for four more years!!
New members of the committee, appointed after the
2002 Annual Meeting. Top left, clockwise: Edward Gabrielson, Lawrence
True, M. Kay Washington, A. Brian West
Members whose terms ended after the 2002 Annual
Meeting in Chicago. Top left, clockwise: Linda Ferrell, Kim Geisinger,
Peter Humphrey and Ann Nelson
Victor Reuter, Celeste Powers
Allan Tucker, Frances O'Malley
Phyllis Huettner, John Goldblum
Jonathan Epstein, Julia Bridge
Joel Greenson, Bruce Smoller
Kathy Fouca, Greg Fullerr
Bruce Wenig, Jeff Myers
Fred Silva, USCAP Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director. In the midst of a long busy week Fred was still able to smile when presented with the Jacob Churg Award by the Renal Pathology Society.
Members of the Education Committee - 2002/2003
Victor E. Reuter, M.D. - Chairman
USCAP Short Courses -
A Brief History
Jeffrey L Myers
Short Courses comprise a major component of the continuous
medical education offerings available at annual meetings of the United
States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). These three-hour courses
typically use case-based presentations to review classical and current
principles in selected areas of anatomic pathology. Short Courses in surgical
pathology first appeared in 1956 at the annual meeting of the American-Canadian
Section of the International Association of Medical Museums held in Cincinnati,
and attracted 365 registrants. Ten years later 31 Short Courses were offered
at the astounding cost of $10 per course! The popularity of Short Courses
has continued to grow since those early days, attracting an average of
2,834 registrants in the 1980's, 3,359 in the 1990’s, and 4,133
for the first two years of the new millennium.
Highlights from the USCAP Annual Meeting
February 23 -
March 1, 2002
William H. Hartmann, M.D., recipient of one of
the 2002 Distinguished Pathologist Awards is pictured here with members
of his family
Robert Heptinstall, M.D., recipient of one of the
2002 Distinguished Pathologist Awards is pictured with Dr. Vivette D'Agati
Lance A. Liotta, M.D., Ph.D. gave the Nathan KaufmanTimely
Robert R. Pascal, M.D. was presented
the 2002 Mostofi Award for outstanding service to the Academy. He is pictured
with Dr. Kash Mostofi for whom the award was named.
President's Awards were presented jointly to the
husband and wife team of Ruth Kirschstein, M.D. and Alan S. Rabson, M.D.
Professor Peter G. Isaacson gave the Maude Abbott
Lecture. He is pictured here with Dr. Harvey Goldman, former USCAP President
Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania),
recipient of the Young Investigator Award, is pictured with incoming USCAP
President Louis P. Dehner on the left and outgoing President Ronald A.
DeLellis on the right
Castleman Award Winner, David Huntsman,
M.D. (British Columbia Cancer Agency) pictured with USCAP President Ronald
2002 Stowell-Orbison Awards
Recipients of the four 2002 Stowell-Orbison Honorable Mention Awards are pictured here. Amy Heerema (University of California, San Francisco), Michael Frost (University of Utah School of Medicine), Jun Qin Mo (University of Cincinnati), Bong Kim (University of Pittsburgh).
Ming Zhou, M.D., recipient of the Autopsy Award, pictured with Dr. James Connolly
Ilene Bayer-Garner, M.D. (University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences), recipient of the F. Stephen Vogel Award, is pictured
here with Dr. Vogel
The USCAP, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Pathologists of North America, has developed a program to help disseminate faster/easier access of information and pathology journals to colleagues in India. Those interested in participating should contact the AIPNA President: Narig Jhala, M.D., Department of Pathology, KB 526, Division of Anatomic Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 6th Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Email: NJHALA@PATH.UAB.EDU; Telephone 205/934-4411, FAX 205/975-7284
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