Report on the 94th Annual Meeting of the United
states and Canadian Academy of Pathology
February 26 -
March 4, 2005,
San Antonio, Texas.
Next year, 2006, the USCAP will stage the 100th
Anniversary International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology
in the beautiful city of Montreal in Canada from Sunday September 17 to
Thursday September 21. The orgnanisers are planning a first class scientific
and social programme that will also provide a glimpse of what has happened
in Pathology in the past century. They hope to welcome large numbers of
their colleagues from all over the world to join them in this celebration.
In spite of this major commitment, the USCAP will continue to run its
usual schedule of meetings in 2006.
A record 3289 delegates attended the 94th Annual Meeting of
the USCAP in San Antonio, Texas. 14% of the delegates came from
58 different countries outside the US and Canada and over 900 of them
were pathology trainees.
Dr. Ricardo Lloyd (Mayo Clinic) served a distinguished
and active term as President of the USCAP. He turned over the gavel and
the Presidency to Dr. Sylvia Asa (Toronto) as the new
President of the Academy.
2098 scientific abstracts were submitted for evaluation
(over 99% submitted electronically.) 75% of these were accepted. These
abstracts are now on-line in easily searchable form at www.uscap.org).
Next year submissions will all be electronic.
The Buckhorn Saloon bar in San Antonio with foot
rest from the original Saloon which opened in 1881.
The Stowell-Orbison Competition for Best Poster:
216 entrants were chosen from 463 applicants. Four co-equal awards and
four Certificates of Merit were given.
623 registrants attended the Long Course entitled “Epidermal
Neoplasms” directed by Drs. Bruce Smoller (Univ. Arkansas) and Neil
Crowson (Univ. Of Oklahoma and Regional Medical Labs/Tulsa.)
59 half-day Short Courses were presented with a total
registration of 4615.
Two all-day Special Courses were offered. The first one
– ‘Introductory Molecular Pathology’ headed by Drs.
Julia Bridge, Univ. Nebraska, and Margie Scott, Univ. Arkansas attracted
182 registrants. For the first time this course had a CD in addition to
the extensive syllabus.
The second one – ‘Advanced Molecular Pathology’ headed
by Dr. Frederic Barr, Univ. of Pennsylvania attracted 95 registrants.
23 Companion Societies presented their educational
endeavors on Saturday night and Sunday. The total registrations were 2371.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion
was presented for the first time this year.
As usual, all of the Companion Societies and evening Specialty Conferences
handouts/syllabuses were placed on our website after the annual meeting.
IAP Council meeting in San Antonio, Feb. 2005
L to R - David Hardwick, (inset), Harvey Goldman, Shinichiro Ushigome,
Bill Gardner, Kon Muller, Osamu Matsubara, HK Ng, Rick Fraser, Kristin
Henry, Samir Amr, Gunter Kloeppel.
L to R – Paulo Cardoso de Almeida, Leah Shander,
George Kontogorgous, Anna Kadar, Francis Jaubert, Florabel Mullick, Jack
Strong, Emilio Alvarez, Eduardo Santini-Araujo, Robin Cooke.
Above: Andrew Weng, (formerly of Brigham &
Women’s, Boston, presently of British Columbia Cancer Center, Vancouver)
recipient of the Castleman Award (for the best published paper in the
field of human pathology.)
Above: Stephen Vogel with Dylan V. Miller (Mayo
Clinic) winner of the F. Stephen Vogel Award for the most outstanding
paper published in an Academy journal by a pathologist-in-training.
Above right: Koushan Siami-Namini, University
of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK was the winner of
The ADASP/USCAP Autopsy Award.
Below: President of the USCAP, Ricardo Lloyd,
presenting a medal of appreciation to Dr. Philip Sharp, Nobel Laureate
from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston) for his excellent
Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics Lecture entitled “The Biologic and
Potentially therapeutic Activities of Short RAS,” arguably the “hottest
topic” in biology/genetics/medicine right now. Philip is wearing
the Silver Star of the Texas Rangers presented to him by Greg Fuller.
Two Distinguished Pathologists Awards were presented
this year to individuals in recognition of distinguished service in the
development of the discipline of pathology. Dr Bruce Beckwith (now retired
and Adjunct Professor of Pathology at Loma Linda University) for his contributions
to pediatric tumour pathology; and Robert Collins (Vanderbilt) Hematopathology.
They were recognized by the Academy membership for their major and extensive
contributions to pathology over the years. (Please see the USCAP Website
(www.uscap.org) for biosketches of these two great pathologists.)
One President’s Award was presented this year
to a pathologist in recognition of major contributions to the profession
of pathology - Dr. Andrew Huvos, Bone, and Head and Neck pathologist from
Sloan-Kettering /Memorial, NYC.
The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award went to
Dr. Ronald DeLellis, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, for his
major contributions to the Academy over the years.
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. All of the evening Specialty Conferences are
online on the Academy’s website. For the past three years the unknowns
(i.e., clinical history and representative histologic images) are placed
on our USCAP website several weeks before the annual meeting, and the
answers, complete text, references, etc are placed on our website the
last day of our annual meeting (Friday morning) for all throughout the
world to enjoy.
Above: Members of the groups who won the 4 Stowell
Orbison Awards from L to R: Timothy Jones, Indiana University School of
Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; Esther O’Regan, University of Dublin,
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Trish Scognamiglio, Weill Medical College
of Cornell University, New York, NY; Chen Zong-Ming, Washington University,
St., Louis, MO.
Robert Collins and his wife, Elizabeth, with Sarah
Reynolds and Crawford Evans, former Fellows from Vanderbilt University.
Below: Bruce Beckwith and his wife, Nancy Browning.
Below: Florabel Mullick, (centre) Hon. Secretary
of the IAP, with, two of her Fellows. On her right, Nour Sneige, and on
her left, Hala Makhlouf (Egypt), Roc Kaschula, Gold Medal winner from
South Africa, and standing, Alan Rose (Minneapolis) and his wife, Nuja.
Above: Marc Ladanyi, Sloan-Kettering/Memorial,
New York, winner of the Young Investigator Award for his extensive work
in the field of tumor genetics.
David Page of Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Tennessee, with some of his former Fellows. David presented the Maude
Abbott Lecture which he titled “The Surgical Pathologist and the
History of Breast Cancer.”
Andrew Huvos and his wife, Phyllis.
Ron DeLellis and his wife, Dolores.
Next year’s annual USCAP meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA
from February 11-15, 2006. The Long Course will be directed by Drs. Linda
Ferrell and Volkan Adsay on “The Pathology of Liver and Pancreas”.
There will be an extensive handout/syllabus and a CD with a great many
Dr. Christopher Crum (Brigham & Womens, Boston) is the new Vice-President
of the Academy, and Dr. Henry Appelman (Univ. Michigan) is President-Elect.
Thanks for all your support for all those we serve - our patients, our
physicians and our students. See you in New Orleans and Montreal.
Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Director, USCAP.
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