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PISA 2016


Registration/Breakfast/Visit the Exhibits (Houston Methodist Research Institute)

Keynote Lecture - Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry Lecture: Targeting Neutrophil Accumulation as a Therapy for Lupus Nephritis
Tanya Mayadas, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The Inflammatory Interface: The Force Awakens
Chairs: Cary D. Austin, Richard N. Mitchell, William A. Muller

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Evaluating the Role of Complement as a Therapeutic Opportunity in Geographic Atrophy
    Lauri Diehl, DVM, PhD, Genentech, Inc.

  • Break/Visit the Exhibits

  • Leukocyte / Endothelial Cell Signaling During Transmigration
    William A. Muller, MD, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
    David Walker, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

    Abstract-Driven Short Talks
    Lunch/Poster Viewing
Microbiome and Disease
Chairs: James M. Musser, Cecelia C. Yates
  • Host-Microbiota Interactions at the Epithelial Surface
    Andrew Neish, MD, Emory School of Medicine

  • Manipulating Gut Microbial Metabolism and Intestinal Inflammation
    James Versalovic, MD, PhD, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine

  • The Search for Correctible Pre-Disease States of the Microbiome
    Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

  • Abstract-Driven Short Talks
    Welcome Reception/Poster Viewing
Registration/Breakfast/Visit the Exhibits (Houston Methodist Research Institute)

Career Development Workshop - Increasing Your Odds: The Mechanics of Writing a Manuscript and Getting it Published
Kathryn Stockbauer, PhD, Manager, Academic Development, Houston Methodist Hospital
Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity

ASIP Young Scientist Leadership Award Lecture: Approaching Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis from Cellular, System and Technological Angles
Christi Kolarcik, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Cell - Cell Communications
Chairs: Anirban Maitra, Christopher A. Moskaluk, William Stetler-Stevenson

  • Exosomes in Pancreatic Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis
    Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Break/Visit the Exhibits

  • Exosomes and Extracellular RNAs in Cancer Metastases
    Dihua Yu, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Engineered Systems to Control Cell - Cell Communication
    Biju Parekkadan, PhD, Harvard Medical School

  • Abstract-Driven Short Talks
Lunch (Houston Methodist Research Institute)

ASIP Rous-Whipple Award Lecture: Molecular Triggers Underlying Pandemics Caused by Group A Streptococcus, the Flesh-Eating Pathogen
James M. Musser, MD, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital

Poster Discussion Breakouts (Houston Marriott Medical Center)

ASIP Scientific Interest Group Meetings (Houston Marriott Medical Center)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 Registration/Breakfast (Houston Methodist Research Institute)

Mucosal Pathobiology
Chairs: F. William Luscinskas, Asma Nusrat

  • Metabolic Shifts and Innate Immune Responses in the Gut
    Sean Colgan, PhD, University of Colorado - Denver

  • Break

  • Microbiome, Immune Function, and Pulmonary Disease
    Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, University of Michigan

  • Abstract-Driven Short Talks
Awards Presentations and Business Meeting

Meeting of Scientific Interest Group (SIG) Chairs

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Read the October 2016 issue of the ASIP Digital and Computational Pathology Scientific Interest Group (DCP SIG) Modality of the Month commentary:X-ray and Terahertz (THz) Imaging written by DCP SIG Co-Chair: Stanley Cohen.
New Study Questions the Safety of Caspase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Liver Disease
Although effective in preventing apoptosis, caspase inhibitors may lead to necrotic cell death, according to a report in The American Journal of Pathology.
October 2016

PISA 2016 Early Registration Deadline: September 29.
PISA 2016 Hotel Reservations Deadline: September 28.

Cascade of Events Leading to Prion Disease Described
New experiments in mice now enable researchers to evaluate disease progression and potential therapeutic interventions in vivo, according to a new report in The American Journal of Pathology.
September 2016
Researchers at NIH Have Developed Simple, Sensitive, and Cost-Effective Assays for Analyzing Fragile X–Related Disorders
Tests useful for preclinical and clinical research on a genetic mutation related to autism and intellectual disability may become more available, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
August 12, 2016
Diabetes Reversal After Bypass Surgery Linked to Changes in Gut Microorganisms
Duodenum-jejunum gastric bypass surgery in diabetic mice results in changes in gut microbiota, improved metabolism, and diabetes remission, according to a new report in The American Journal of Pathology.
August 2016
View the July 2016 ASIP Pathogenesis Blog Post
Read the 2010 - 2015 Milestones in Investigative Pathology Compendium Fascinating accounts of seminal research findings during the last 300 years. Editor: William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD
Read the June 2016 issue of the ASIP Digital and Computational Pathology Scientific Interest Group (DCP SIG) Modality of the Month commentary: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) written by DCP SIG Co-Chair: Stanley Cohen, MD
View the June 2016 ASIP Pathways Newsletter
Welcome to our newest Members!
New Mutation-Testing Technology Has Potential to Guide Targeted Therapies in Lung and Colorectal Cancers
Scientists demonstrate effectiveness of hybridization-induced aggregation technology to detect KRAS mutations in lung and colorectal cancers, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
June 8, 2016
New Study Lays Groundwork for Potential New Anti-Cancer Therapy
Identification of a lymphatic endothelium origin may enable development of targeted therapies for angiomyolipoma and lymphangioleiomyomatosis, according to a new report in The American Journal of Pathology.
July 2016
DCP SIG Modality of the Month #3:
Light Sheet Microscopy (LSM)
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