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Exploring Precision Oncology: From Gene Fusions to Genomic Instability

ASIP Rous-Whipple Award Lecture

Date: October 7, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM (EDT)

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6215975870355/WN_e36tI5gUSxGlr-onPEG2wg

Speaker:

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI

Introduction delivered by Dr. Charles Parkos

Arul Chinnaiyan


 

New Insights on Oxygen Sensing Signaling in Cancer

ASIP Cotran Young Investigator Award Lecture

Date: September 30, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM (EDT)

Speaker:

Qing Zhang, PhD
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Introduction delivered by Dr. Diego H. Castrillon

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Qing Zhang


 

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Convalescent Plasma: Donor Selection and Randomized Controlled Trial

Date: September 29, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM (EDT)

Description: This webinar will describe convalescent plasma and its use in treatment for COVID-19 patients. Additionally, the experts will discuss how they established safety and serological testing, qualified COVID 19 convalescent plasma (CCP) donors, and are conducting clinical trials to determine CCP effectiveness in COVID-19 patients.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Eric Salazar (Medical Director of Coagulation Laboratories and Co-Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital)
  • Dr. Krystalyn E. Hudson (Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center)
  • Dr. James M. Musser (Fondren Presidential Distinguished Chair/Chair of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine/Director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, Houston Methodist Research Institute)
  • Dr. Chhavi Chauhan (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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Branching Out: New Roles for the Parkinson’s Disease-Associated Kinase PINK1 in Synapto-Dendritic Neuroprotection

ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award Lecture

Date: September 23, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM (EDT)

Speaker:

Charleen Chu, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Introduction delivered by Dr. George K. Michalopoulos 

Charleen Chu

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Weathering the Cytokine Storm in COVID-19

Date: September 18, 2020

Time: 11:30 PM (EDT)

Description: The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. COVID-19 symptoms, including systemic inflammatory response and multi-system organ failure, are now affecting thousands of SARS-CoV-2–infected patients and causing widespread mortality. Life-threatening “cytokine storms” involving the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g., tumor necrosis factor-α; interleukin-6, -1, and -8; and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1) may contribute to the rapid systemic organ failure observed in select critically ill COVID-19 patients. Therefore, controlling inflammatory responses to COVID-19 may be as important as anti-viral therapies. A paradigm shift is emerging in our understanding of the resolution of inflammation as an active biochemical process with the discovery of novel endogenous specialized pro-resolving lipid autacoid mediators (SPMs), such as resolvins. SPMs stimulate macrophage-mediated clearance of debris and counter pro-inflammatory cytokine production—a process collectively termed the resolution of inflammation. The role of resolution of inflammation in COVID-19 remains of interest. Mortality due to COVID-19 is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, whereas COVID-19 itself can also induce myocardial injury, acute coronary syndrome, and venous thromboembolism.

Panelists: Dr. Dipak Panigraphy, Dr. Pilar Alcaide, and Dr. Charles Serhan
Moderator: Dr. Chhavi Chauhan

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webinar - 8/19/20

Pathology, Pathogenesis, and Implications for Treatment and Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients

Date: August 19, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM in Eastern Time

Description: This webinar will address the following:

  1. The pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 disease based on properties of the virus and susceptibility factors in the host which influence the severity of disease
  2. Disease expression in lungs, heart, and other organ systems
  3. Mainline therapy for hypoxic respiratory failure
  4. Rationale for potential adjunctive therapeutic options, including antivirals, antibodies, anti-inflammatory agents, targeted immunomodulatory therapies, anticoagulants, and antifibrotics
  5. Vaccine development and prevention

Speakers:

  • L. Maximilian Buja, MD (Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, the American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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webinar - July 29, 2020

Serological Testing for COVID-19

Date: July 29, 2020

Time: 11:30 AM in Eastern Time

Description: The Chairs of two academic Pathology departments will discuss their experience with SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing in the clinical laboratory, including methodology, utility, and open questions.

Speakers:

  • Charles A. Parkos, MD, PhD (Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School)
  • Peter E. Jensen, MD (Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah and Chair of the Board of Directors, ARUP Laboratories)
  • Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, the American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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webinar - July 29, 2020

Autopsy Insights into the Pathogenesis of COVID-19

Date: June 15, 2020

Description: Drs. Buja and Vander Heide will discuss up-to-date information regarding the pathobiology of COVID-19 based on their personal experiences conducting autopsies on COVID-19 positive patients in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana, respectively. In addition, they will review information from autopsy series starting to emerge from other US cities as well as other countries. The speakers will present the actual evidence that COVID-19 is a systemic viral disease with multifaceted abnormalities of the lungs and the heart.

Speakers:

  • L. Maximilian Buja, MD (Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Richard Vander Heide, MD, PhD, MBA (Professor of Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center)
  • Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, the American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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webinar - 8/19/20

COVID-19 Molecular Testing: The Wild, Wild, West that Nobody Wanted

Date: June 8, 2020

Description: Drs. Tsongalis and Fernandes will discuss the challenges of implementing Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, they will focus on the implementation and clinical utility of these EUA tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA at laboratories in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers:

  • Helen Fernandes, PhD (Director, Personalized Genomic Medicine Laboratory, @Columbia University Medical Center)
  • Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD (Vice Chair for Research/Director of the Laboratory for Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology (CGAT), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center)
  • Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, the American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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webinar - 8/19/20

Autopsy in the Time of COVID-19

Date: June 3, 2020

Description: Drs. Buja and Williamson will discuss and address the concerns surrounding the postmortem examination of COVID-19 decedents as well as the use of effective personal protective equipment while conducting these autopsies. In addition, the speakers will share their knowledge of the findings reported to date in decedents dying of or with COVID-19.

Speakers:

  • L. Maximilian Buja, MD (Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School)
  • Alex K. Williamson, MD (Chief of Autopsy Pathology/Director of Northwell Regional Autopsy Service, Northwell Health)
  • Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS (Director of Scientific Outreach/JMD CME Program, the American Society for Investigative Pathology)

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