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Discounted Housing Deadline
March 4, 2015

Annual Meeting CME Application Deadline:
June 1, 2015



The ASIP 2015 Annual Meeting is supported by unrestricted educational grants from:
Pathology of Human Disease
Matrix Biology
A.D. Sobel Education Fund
Gotlieb Family Fund for Undergraduate Education in Pathology
Hans-Monga ASIP Trainee Travel Fund
Marcos J Rojkind ASIP Trainee Travel Fund
Robert E Stowell Endowment Fund

Guest Societies

Meeting News


The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2015 Annual Meeting will be held March 28-April 1, 2015, in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA. The Program Committee has assembled a vibrant scientific program encompassing diverse topics relevant to basic biology and the pathobiology of human disease.

It has been our pleasure as members of the Program Committee to garner ideas from the ASIP membership, and to incorporate these into the design of the final program. The program has been developed in conjunction with ASIP guest societies, including the American Society for Matrix Biology, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Association of Pathology Chairs, The Histochemical Society, Society for Cardiovascular PathologySociety of Toxicologic Pathology and Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine.

This year's scientific program will include ASIP member interests in pathobiology of diseases and will highlight exciting new emerging research topics. Presentation formats will encompass symposia and workshops in addition to educational and training sessions. Symposia by leading scientists will cover timely and broad pathology topics that include Inflammasomes and Disease; Signaling Through the Matrix in Inflammation, Autophagy, and Angiogenesis; Histones, Inflammasomes, NETs and Cell/Organ Injury; Programmed Non-Apoptotic Cell Death in Tissue Injury; Modulators of Endothelial Cell Inflammation and Angiogenesis; and Epithelial Junctions: Polarity and Cancer. Organ-based themes will be well represented in sessions such as Genetic and Phenotypic Diversity in Breast Cancer; Ontogeny and Injury in the Lungs, Inflammation and Wound Repair; Hepatic Regenerative Medicine: De-Liver-ing the Promethean Myth; and Protein Misfolding in the Heart: Conformation Cardiomyopathies.

The Blood Vessel Club™ Program this year will focus on Macrophages in the Vessel Wall. The Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group (Club Hepatomania™) is proud to sponsor a workshop entitled ”Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Injury: Implications in Disease Pathogenesis.” This year, the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease will be on two topics (Neoplasia and Neuropathology) and will be represented in four sessions - Cancer Stem Cells (SIPMeT Symposium); Crossroads of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics; Neuropathology as a Paradigm for Disease Processes: Advances in the Understanding of Neural Development and Disease: Cells and Circuits and the President’s Symposium entitled Advances in Investigative Neuropathology.

We will continue to host several sessions in partnership with our guest societies and Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs). With HCS and the Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy SIG, we will host the Stowell Symposium on Unlocking New Tools for Experimental Pathology: Advances in Detection Systems, From Super Resolution Microscopy to Whole Animal Imaging; and the HCS Symposium on Advanced Imaging Techniques and Systems: Super Resolution Microscopy. With the Society of Toxicologic Pathology and the Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology SIG, we will hold a Symposium on Air Pollution and Health Effects: Cognition, Neuropathology, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Disease -What you ought to know by now! With ACVP and the Veterinary Pathology SIG, we will host a Symposium on Intestinal Microbiome: Lessons From Comparative Medicine.

ASIP’s Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) have cooperatively programmed the Blood Vessel Club™, Liver Workshop and Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease programs. In addition, The Cell Injury SIG has programmed sessions on Inflammation and Wound Repair, Programmed Non-Apoptotic Cell Death in Tissue Injury, and Histones, Inflamasomes, NETs and Cell/Organ Injury. The Vascular and Mucosal Pathobiology (VAMP) SIG has worked with the Cell Injury SIG and Inflammation/Immunopathology SIG on the Inflammation and Wound Repair session as well as programmed two other sessions on Modulators on Endothelial Cell Inflammation and Angiogenesis and Epithelial Junctions, Polarity and Cancer. The Neoplasia SIG will also sponsor a workshop entitled Lessons From TCGA. Several SIGs will jointly host a Networking Session and Poster Discussion on Tuesday evening.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): The ASIP scientific program sessions are the only educational components of Experimental Biology 2015 that are eligible for CME credit. ASIP gratefully acknowledges the American Society for Clinical Pathology for cosponsoring our educational sessions so that attendees can receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Please see the CME tab for more specific information.

A fundamental component of the program will include abstract-driven mini-symposia and poster sessions. Given ASIP's strong commitment to supporting young investigators and trainee members, the program will also include special workshops on career development and presentation skills, and will offer opportunities for trainee members to share their research and receive awards, including the ASIP Experimental Pathologist-in-Training Award (EPIT), Experimental Pathologist-in-Graduate Training Award (EPIGT) and Trainee Travel Awards.  As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is not only vital to the Society's success but will help to grow the excellent scientific program that we have assembled. Please register, submit abstracts to ASIP topic categories and join us in staying abreast of leading scientific research pertaining to pathophysiology of disease. Furthermore, any faculty (senior or junior) or trainees interested in becoming involved in the many ASIP-related activities should feel free to contact us or Tara Snethen at the ASIP office. We look forward to your participation in ASIP's scientific program at EB 2015.

Paul Monga
- Satdarshan Paul S. Monga MD 
ASIP Program Chair