American Society for Investigative Pathology, February 2011, Vol 3, No. 1

ASIP Scientific Interest Groups:
• Analytical and Molecular Morphology
• Biophysical Pathology
• Breast Cancer
• Cell Injury
• Gene Expression
• Inflammation/Immunopathology
• Informatics
• Liver Pathobiology
• Molecular Markers of Disease
• Neoplasia/Growth Regulation
• Neuropathology
• Pulmonary Pathobiology
• Tissue Banking
• Vascular Pathobiology
• Veterinary Pathology

If you are interested in participating in any of these Scientific Interest Groups, please email Tara Snethen, Senior Director of Society Services, at





Scientific Interest Group News
ASIP encourages all trainees to play an active role in Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs provide a forum to interact with others trainees and experts in the field. It’s a fantastic way to initiate discussions, foster collaborations, and network.

Call for Participation in the newly formed Biophysical Pathology Scientific Interest Group
Biophysical pathology is slowly evolving as a field of interest within pathology, in a manner analogous to the early growth of molecular pathology. There is a growing recognition that future advances both in basic biomedical research and the translational application of this research will be best served by multidisciplinary efforts including physicists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists in addition to traditional biomedical scientists. Nowhere is this more apparent than in translational diagnostic research, initially in radiology but increasingly in pathology as well. At the same time, there has been an appreciation that, regardless of the complex underlying biochemical events and pathways, the interaction of a cell with its environment is ultimately dependent on physical interactions. Study of the biophysical parameters of normal and abnormal cells may therefore shed light on clinical behavior. Last year's Presidential Symposium was devoted to this topic, and a significant number of ASIP members expressed interest in developing a Special Interest Group within the ASIP. We would therefore like to schedule an informal meeting of those interested in establishing this interest group at this year's EB meeting in April. We will provide details regarding time and place at a later date. In the meantime, please contact Stan Cohen, MD, Past President, ASIP, at 973-972-4520 or with any comments or questions and offers to help in the leadership of the Biophysical Pathology SIG.

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Are you interested in Neuropathology? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in the Society?
We are in need of members to assist with development of the Neuropathology Scientific Interest Group (SIG). As you may or may not know, these groups provide a forum to interact with other trainees and experts in the field and allow members to initiate discussions, foster collaborations and network. Importantly, SIGs help determine scientific programming for the Annual Meeting as well as social/networking events. If you are interested in becoming an active participant of this SIG, please email Tara Snethen, ASIP Senior Director of Society Services at

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Interested in Cell Injury?

We are calling for the members to serve on the Scientific Interest Group Development Team for Cell Injury. SIGs provide an excellent forum to interact with your colleagues in focused listservs, and to develop scientific programming and companion social events at the ASIP Annual Meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Cell Injury Scientific Interest Group please email Tara Snethen, ASIP Senior Director of Society Services at to indicate your interest.

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in these Scientific Interest Group Meetings at the ASIP Annual Meeting at EB 2011!

Breast Cancer SIG
Breast Cancer Scientific Interest Group Lunch/Networking Session
Sunday, April 12, 2011
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Chaired:  Ashley G. Rivenbark
Sponsored by the ASIP Breast Cancer Scientific Interest Group
This informal networking session will precede the Breast Cancer Workshop and will showcase a number of posters that will be selected for discussion. This event is provided for all EB attendees who are interested in breast cancer research. One of the major objectives of this session is to create a community of breast cancer researchers and to foster collaborations.  Additionally, this professional networking outlet will provide new investigators and/or predoctoral students and postdoctoral trainees an opportunity to become acquainted with scientists working in the field. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance.

CLub Hepatomania
Club Hepatomania

Sunday, April 10, 2011
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Chaired: S. Paul Monga
Sponsored by the ASIP Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group
This informal social event is geared towards all ASIP members with an interest in Liver Biology. The program will include a select number of posters that will be selected for discussion. More importantly, this will be a social networking session and a great opportunity to make new friends or talk to old ones.

Veterinary Pathology SIG
Veterinary Pathology Scientific Interest Group Lunch/Networking Event

Monday, April 11, 2011
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Chaired: Elizabeth Galbreath, Mark McArthur and Elizabeth Whitley
Sponsored by the ASIP Veterinary Pathology Scientific Interest Group

Members of the American Society of Investigative Pathology, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and their graduate students or residents with an interest in Veterinary Pathologists are invited to join members of the ASIP ACVP Symposium Committee in an informal luncheon and networking setting for networking with other ASIP and ACVP members, graduate students and residents with an interest in animal models of disease, veterinary and/or toxicologic pathology.  Abstracts/Posters, particularly research submitted in the ASIP Veterinary Pathology or Toxicologic Pathology subcategories, are invited to bring their work to post and share during the session. A complimentary light lunch will be provided for all in attendance.