CME Information

CME Information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity (“American Society for Investigative Pathology [ASIP] 2018 Annual Meeting”) has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) The ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this “live” educational activity (ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting) for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objective/Target Audience:

The objective of the ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting is to increase basic and applied pathology knowledge, focusing on pathogenesis of disease. The ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting is designed to meet the participants' education needs in the physician competency area of Medical Knowledge, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and to support participants' lifelong learning towards a goal of promoting patient safety and improving patient care and is specifically targeted to graduate and medical students, pathology residents, post-doctoral fellows, research scientists, clinical practitioners, laboratory professionals, and medical education professionals.

At the completion of the ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:

  • discuss the research underway and/or the current topics relevant to their areas of interest in pathology;
  • demonstrate a gained level of knowledge of the methods and techniques being used by researchers and practitioners in the field;
  • utilize information and data that lead to improvements in human health.

Sessions Eligible for CME:

Please note that the only Society educational component of Experimental Biology 2018 that is eligible for CME credit is the ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting.

This ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting CME Workbook includes a consolidated list of ASIP scientific sessions that are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  The ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting CME Workbook will be available online on the ASIP Meeting website ( beginning April 9, 2018 and onsite in the ASIP Office and the Experimental Biology Meeting Management Office located in the San Diego Convention Center. In addition, signage outside of the ASIP meeting rooms will designate those educational sessions that are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as indicated by the word “CME.”

Please note that some ASIP scientific sessions are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ because faculty disclosures of financial relationships with commercial interests could not be resolved or managed. Please also be aware that visiting exhibits and posters in the exhibit hall is not an approved continuing medical education activity because of ACCME standards that are designed to prevent commercial bias.

How to Apply for CME Credit: 

CME Application Forms can be found on the ASIP Meeting website ( beginning April 9, 2018. Applications for CME credit must be submitted online no later than June 1, 2018. You will receive your CME certificate within two weeks of successful submission of your online application. If you have questions concerning your CME application (or do not receive your certificate within the timeframe explained above), contact the ASIP Education Office by phone (240) 283-9712, email or write to ASIP Education Office, 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852.

CME Application Fees:

  • ASIP members in good standing: there is NO FEE to apply for CME for the ASIP 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Non-ASIP members: there is a $100 application fee, payable upon submission of the online CME application.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest:

In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities, and in accordance with ACCME Standards, the ASCP requires that all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of ASCP CME activities disclose to the ASCP and subsequently to learners whether they do or do not have any relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services that are discussed in CME activities. Faculty are asked to use generic names in any discussion of therapeutic options, to base patient care recommendations on scientific evidence and to base information regarding commercial products/services on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All ASCP CME activities are evaluated by participants for the presence of any commercial bias and thus input is used to subsequent CME planning decisions. The primary purpose of this "live" CME activity is educational and the comments, opinions, and/or recommendations expressed by the faculty or authors are their own and not those of ASCP or ASIP.

The Planning Committee members and staff of this CME activity have been asked to disclose any relationships that could be perceived by some as a real or apparent conflict of interest. The staff and Planning Committee members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The following members of the Planning Committee and staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Pilar Alcaide
Udayan Apte
Diane Bielenberg
William Coleman
Francesco Curcio
Wen-Xing Ding
Carol Farver
Charles Frevert
Kevin Gardner
Jonathon Homeister
Philip Iannaccone
Andrei Ivanov
Denuja Karunakaran
Rheinalt Jones
Themis Kyriakides
Lisa McFadden
Danny Milner
Richard Mitchell
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Asma Nusrat
Jose Otero
Melissa Schutten
Tara Snethen
Mark Sobel
Douglas Stairs
William Stetler-Stevenson
James Stone
Ruth Sullivan
Elizabeth Whitley
David Williams
Monte Willis
Cecelia Yates


All invited faculty of CME-designated sessions have been asked to disclose any relationships that, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived by some as a real or apparent conflict of interest.  All faculty with disclosed relationships have affirmed that they do not consider these relationships will influence their presentation.  The disclosures have been reviewed and conflicts of interest resolved or managed.

Faculty Disclosures:

Full Name


Commercial Interest



Arul Chinnaiyan

University of Michigan


Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board

Stipend, Stock

Richard Daneman



Provides Data

LSA for Lab

Jayanta Debnath

University of California, San Francisco

Vescor, LLC
5AM Ventures

Scientific Advisory Board
Ad Hoc Consultant

Consultancy Fee

Kathryn Gold


Boehringer Ingelheim

Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board


Donna Hansel

University of California, San Diego


Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board

Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee

Neil Kaplowitz

USC School of Medicine

Hoffman-La Roche, LTD


Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee
Consultancy Fee

Mauro Perretti

Queen Mary University of London

Antibe Therapeutics
Palatin Technologies

Scientific Advisory Board

Consultancy Fee
Share Options

Charles Serhan

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Inflammation Research Foundation
Solutex Company
Corbus Pharma

Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board


E. Sally Ward

Texas A&M Health Science Center


Patent License
Patent License

Licensed Patent (Patent owned by UT Southwestern)
Licensed Patent (Patent owned by UT Southwestern)

Alan Wells

University of Pittsburgh

CN Bio Innovations

Patent License

Patent Royalty

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Edita Aksamitiene
Pilar Alcaide
Nicola Allen
Gianfranco Alpini
Erica Alexeev
Hanan Alfawaz
Thibault Allain
Hiba Alsaffar
Bogi Andersen
Udayan Apte
Ines Barrone
Elaine Bearer
Diane Bielenberg
Benjamin Bikman
Pablo Binder
Jennifer Borowsky
Rudolf Braun
Gregory Brower
Joan Brown
Jessica Bruce
Jack Bui
Susan Burke
Francisco Carrillo-Salinas
Yu-Chan Chang
Chien-Sin Chen
Arul Chinnaiyan
Jean Chiou
Paul Coffer
Patricia D'Amore
Prarthana Dalal
Richard Daneman
Trevor Darby
Jayanta Debnath
Nathaniel dela Paz
Wen-Xing Ding
Marco Doucet
Simone Douglas
Barbara Drolet
Andrew Duncan
Asif Elahi
Adam Engler
Shuling Fan
Elena Fekete
Gen-Sheng Feng
Ariel Feldstein
Andrea Floris
Jamie Friedman
Jane Frimodig
Martha Furie
Chandrashekhar Gandhi
Allison Gartung
Georg Gerber
Sean Gill
Cinzia Giordano
Angela Glading
Nicole Gottdenker
Sudhiranjan Gupta
Asa Gustafsson
Catherine Hedrick
Vashendriya Hira
Kelsey Hirschi
Ronggui Hu
Alana Iglewicz
La' Toya James
Hong Jiang
Zariel Johnson
Muhamuda Kader
Vasundhara Kain
Felix Kannapin
Michael Karin
Denuja Karunakaran
Lindsey Kennedy
Tatiana Kisseleva
Karis Kosar
Andrew Koutnik
Narendra Kumar
Sandeep Kumar
Sudhir Kumar
Sarvesh Kumar
Britta Kunkemoeller
Dennis Kusters
Tsung-Ching Lai
Jordi Lanis
Mansun Law
Nguyen Puong Khanh Le
J Scott Lee
Chaoyang Li
Andrew Lichtman
Minjie Lin
Jillian Liu
Qi Liu
Tianju Liu
Gang Liu
Jacey Liu
Massimo Locati
Aurelia Lugea
Nicholas Lukacs
Jan Lumibao
Francis Luscinskas
Aldons Lusis
James Luyendyk
Hanumantha Rao Madala
Jacquelyn Maher
Marina Martinez
Rhonda Mason
Elizabeth Mazzio
Jane McHowat
Matthew McMillin
Patricia Mendonca
Fanyin Meng
Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi
George Michalopoulos
Danny Milner
Satdarshan Paul Monga
Courtney Murdock
Malladi Murthy
Jamie Naden
Wesley Naritoku
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Nayden Naydenov
Njabulo Ngwenyama
Benoit Niclou
Nicholas Nolan
Scott Oakes
Marygorret Obonyo
Lieza Odendaal
Shuji Ogino
Oluchukwu Okonkwo
Mazen Osman
Adam Ostergar
Jose Otero
Josh Owens
Shyanne Page
Mana Parast
Akia Parks
Traci Parry
David Peeney
Ashley Petrone
Anie Philip
Mason Poffenbarger
Ginell Post
Tirthadipa Pradhan
Morgan Preziosi
Kate Price
Henry Qazi
Shaik Rahaman
Komal Ramani
Richa Rani
Daniel Remick
Lucia Roa-Peña
Brian Robinson
Katherine Roth
Nakisha Rutledge
Bejan Saeedi
Felipe Salazar-Ramírez
Hellen Joyce Santos
Camilla Schinner
Elisabeth Schlögl
Farah Sheikh
Christina Sigurdson
Nora Springer
Elizabeth Stahl
Douglas Stairs
James Stone
Jenna Strickland
David Sullivan
Yu Sun
Sreedhar Reddy Suthe
Equar Taka
Iman Talaat
Shigeo Tamiya
Jeffery Tessem
Douglas Tilley
Maria Lauda Tomasi
Mingming Tong
Warren Tourtellotte
Emily Troemel
Hanna Ungewiß
Juliana Priscila Vago
Cornelis Van Noorden
Francisco Velázquez Planas
Franziska Vielmuth
Chad Walesky
Chase Walton
Li Wang
Alexander Wein
Jakob Wells
Monte Willis
Zachary Wilson
Alexandra Wolfarth
Nan Wu
Xuemei Xu
Chao Xu
Jing Yang
Yi-Chieh Yang
Clayton Yates
Cecelia Yates
Min You
Dani Zander
Yulan Zhao
Huiping Zhou