On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), I am extremely pleased to invite you to the 2018 ASIP Annual Meeting, April 21-25, in sunny San Diego. Held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2018, the organizing principle for this year is: “Pathobiology at the Cutting Edge: Disease Mechanisms Driving Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy”
Topical seminars and vanguard research talks have been organized by the ASIP Program Committee in collaboration with our membership and guest societies—Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (SCVP), The Histochemical Society (HCS), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT), and Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP. These sessions will not only illuminate basic biological and pathological processes, but also highlight molecular and cellular targets for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of human disease.
The 2018 ASIP Annual Meeting includes 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.
Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD
Fundamental components of the four-day program are the several ASIP-sponsored abstract-driven mini-symposia and poster sessions, in addition to the Special Interest Group (SIG) night poster session on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday the Pathobiology Course for Research Scientists will spotlight “Infectious Pathogens and Cancer”. The XVIIIth Annual Workshop on Graduate Education is focused this year on “Wellness for Students and Faculty”, and the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity is sponsoring a morning workshop on “Mentor-Mentee Relationships”. The annual Mentoring Program and Lunch will continue the theme with an interactive session on “The IDP: Highway to Success”. Hewing to a long and proud tradition, the ASIP Education Committee will present its annual “Scientific Sleuthing of Human Disease for Undergraduate Students and High School Teachers and Students”.
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 www.asip.org/awards/.
As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is absolutely vital to the Society's success; 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 with interest in the many ASIP-related educational, research, and leadership opportunities should feel free to contact myself, Bill Coleman (the new Executive Director of ASIP) or Lisa McFadden at the ASIP office.
We look forward to seeing you at EB 2018 in San Diego!