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Award Application Deadline: 
(The Awards Application Deadline was November 17, 2016)

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline:
February 8, 2017

Early Registration Deadline:
February 23, 2017

Hotel Reservations Deadline:
March 31, 2017







Richard Mitchell
Richard N. Mitchell

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On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), I am extremely pleased to invite you to the ASIP 2017 Annual Meeting, April 22-26, in Chicago. Held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2017, the 2017 ASIP theme will be “Deciphering the Pathways of Health and Pathology: Informing Biomarker Development, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Disease. ”

With ideas and input from the ASIP membership, as well as our guest societies - American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), The Histochemical Society (HCS), Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (SCVP), Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT), and Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) - the Program Committee has assembled a lively series of talks and symposia encompassing a broad diversity of topics; these not only illuminate basic biological and pathological processes, but also highlight potential targets in diagnosis, prevention, and therapy in human disease.

As in previous years, the ASIP sessions will include symposia and workshops communicating cutting edge science and translational research, commingled with educational and professional development sessions appealing to trainees and junior faculty. Reflecting the ASIP membership, there will be a strong emphasis on neoplasia, inflammation, endothelial and epithelial cell biology, hepatic pathobiology, imaging, and fundamental cell biology.

Relating to cancer, there will be a workshop on breast ductal carcinoma in situ, an ACVP symposium on epigenetics and cancer, the Young Scientist Leadership Award Lecture from Chad Walesky on hepatobiliary development and cholangiocarcinoma formation, the Cotran Early Investigator Award Lecture by Katerina Politi on drug resistance in lung cancer, a full session on cancer chemoprevention and biomarker development, and the Stowell Symposium on the role of Wnt in stem cells and cancer.

Relevant to inflammation, the meeting will feature a symposium on PAMPs and DAMPs, the SCVP symposium on cardiac inflammation, and a session looking at the role of inflammation in scarring and tissue remodeling. In the realm of endothelial and epithelial cell biology, there will be a series of talks on tissue barriers, the Blood Vessel Club™ will look at endothelial function and permeability, and the Gold-Headed Cane Award lecture will be given by Michael A. Gimbrone, Jr. on “Understanding Vascular Endothelium: A Pilgrim’s Progress”. The wide world of hepatic biology and disease will include a symposium on autoimmune and non-alcoholic fatty liver disorders, the ASIP Outstanding Investigator Award Lecture from Xiao-Ming Yin on autophagy in the liver, and the Presidential Symposium on liver pathobiology.

There will also be an outstanding series of talks on the neuropathology of autonomic dysfunction, diseases of the endoplasmic reticulum, and targeting transcriptional regulation in disease. The SIPMeT symposium will focus on metabolism and disease prevention, the STP symposium will look at cardiovascular modeling for comparing in vitro and in vivo outcomes, and we will have a phenomenal session on Digital Computational Pathology. The HCS will weigh in with a series of talks about imaging in vivo signaling, as well as the annual Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry Lecture chaired by Stephen Hewitt.

A fundamental component of the five-day program is the abstract-driven mini-symposia and poster sessions. In addition, ASIP's strong commitment to supporting young investigators and trainee members means that the program also provides special opportunities to trainees and junior faculty. On Saturday, there will be a session highlighting Graduate Student Research in Pathology, and a Pathobiology Course for Research Scientists on “NextGen Genomics for the Basic and Translational Scientist”, as well as the XVIIth Annual Workshop on Graduate Education in Pathology, discussing the various elements of the PhD workforce. On Sunday, the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity will sponsor a morning workshop on “Developing Your Personal Brand for Career Success,” and the annual Mentoring Program and Lunch will continue the theme with an interactive session on “Developing Your Core Message: Crafting an Effective Elevator Speech. ” The ASIP Education Committee is also sponsoring its annual “Scientific Sleuthing of Human Disease for Undergraduate Students and High School Teachers and Students,” covering topics such as emerging infectious diseases, smoking-related lung diseases, and stem cells.

An important note: ASIP Trainee members (including undergraduate students) and Junior Faculty who submit abstracts to ASIP Topic Categories are eligible to be considered for travel awards. Please see details about the many special award opportunities at

As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is absolutely vital to the Society's success. Please register (and take advantage of the earl-bird rates!), and submit your abstracts to ASIP topic categories (early and often); join us in staying abreast of leading scientific research in “deciphering the pathways of health and pathology” that will lead to biomarker development, and disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Lastly, an editorial note; Besides participating in the meeting, any faculty (senior or junior) or trainee interested in becoming involved in the many ASIP-related educational, research, and leadership opportunities should feel free to contact myself or Tara Snethen at the ASIP office.

We look forward to seeing you at the ASIP 2017 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology in Chicago.