the Editor's Desk
Edwina J. Popek, DO
It was great to see everyone in San Francisco; especially nice to see some
members who have not been able to attend in recent years. San Francisco is like
“home” to me because I did my residency there. I know it was a tough job—but
some one had to do it. While most of the hospital had a great view of the Golden
Gate Bridge or Golden Gate Park, the pathology department, had a view of nothing
(as usual no windows). Oh well, it’s nice to know that there are some consistencies
in life, I still don’t have a window.
We are all products of our ancestors, whether it is our parents or our mentors. I am
very proud to be a product of Bruce Beckwith’s teaching. The Sidney Farber Lecture
“Life in the Gray Zone: Dealing with Uncertainty in Diagnostic Pathology”, was
inspirational. I could almost close my eyes and be taken back to my fellowship when
I was hearing his wise words for the first time. What I think Bruce would find scary is
hearing me say similar things to the fellows that I mentor today. I hope that he would
be proud. We would all be better pathologists if we practiced our craft with as Bruce
said, “experience, knowledge, confidence, compassion, wisdom, sensitivity and
courage”. We must never forget, that a patient is on the other end of our diagnosis.
Joe C. Rutledge, M.D.
The meeting in San Francisco was a
resounding success not only from the participants’ viewpoints but also
for the SPP. We all must thank Henry Krous for the work he and the
education committee did to organize our program including the Jay
Bernstein recruited symposium. Henry retires as head of the education
committee, but has been willing to bring his organizational skills to
other committees. Deb Perry working with Jim Crimmons of the IAP and
Merril Ferber and George Degnon of Degnon and Associates handled
innumerable details freeing all of us to enjoy the meeting. The membership
committee, led by outgoing chair Virginia Baldwin, brought us over 15 new
members. Linda Margraf, retiring from the chair of the by-laws committee,
brought evolutionary changes to our organization. Art Weinberg, who
finishes as chair of the finance committee, is ever persuasive as he seeks
to limit us to a balanced budget (vide infra). Retiring council members,
Vijay Joshi and Susan Simonton, both take on key roles in committees along
with about 40 new committee appointees. Tom Stocker, who launched the oral
history project, with the cooperation of many of you, will see through a
variety of projects as past president.
The meeting allowed many of us to focus on
up-coming challenges for the SPP. Some of the issues are persistent if not
continuous, whereas others are new. One of the persistent is finances. As
our organization grows more complex and its members lose time for SPP
volunteer work, we need more purchased, professional assistance from our
national office staff. While we have made the transition to SPP owned
publications, we still must increase institutional circulation in order to
realize discretionary revenue. This is accomplished by members and
professional associates of members to solicit library subscriptions. For
this to be successful, the journal needs the highest quality of papers and
needs to be cited frequently in other publications. Our publications form
but one source of revenue, and more must be developed. While generous
members have contributed to our important endowments, we must identify
additional income sources, especially in the areas of advertising,
sponsorships, and courses. This will involve the personal contacts that
many of you have made with industry and other professional societies. If
we are to activate even a few of the many good ideas that come to council,
we must have additional operating funds.
As many of you know, organized pathology is
re-examining residency and board requirements. The reactivated fellowship
committee, chaired by Milt Finegold, will address, among other issues, how
the changes will affect the pathway to certification in pediatric
Several members of the SPP have presented
council with a variety of potentially strengthening proposals in the area
of perinatal and placental pathology. While many of the projects can be
accomplished in our current structure, some might be better accomplished
if we had a specialized section. A structure with sections has potential
for other special interest groups in the SPP. Drs. Bove, Beckwith, and
Buchino have offered to examine the idea of sections and to explore other
models to harness the energy of special interest groups in organizations
like ours. They will be contacting you for your views on differentiation
and whether the SPP will benefit from moving beyond the 8 cell stage.
Please feel free to share your ideas and
views with me via direct e-mail. In general, I prefer to keep the business
aspects of the SPP off the list-server since some subscribers are not yet
members of the SPP.
Minutes from the Annual Meeting March 20, 1999
Deborah A. Perry, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer
President J. Thomas Stocker called the
meeting to order at 5:00 pm on March 20, 1999 in the Imperial B room of
the San Francisco Hilton.
President Stocker acknowledged the loss of
Dr. Frank Sherman in the preceding year and asked for a moment of silence
in his honor.
The minutes of the 1998 business meeting
were reviewed and approved.
President Stocker reviewed the
accomplishments of the Society during his year as President. The
publication and indexing of the first volume of the Pediatric and
Developmental Pathology (PDP) journal was accomplished, with thanks to
Denis Benjamin, Don Singer, Jim Dimmick and all of the members of the
editorial boards of the journal. The first issue of the compiled articles
of Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology will be published in 1999. The oral
history project was begun with interviews at this annual meeting.
Interviews will be held with Drs. Landing, Dapena, Gilbert, Kissane,
Perrin, Bernstein, Rosenberg, Haust and Newton. Plans are in place to
continue with interviews of other SPP members at the interim meeting in
Providence, RI and at the spring meeting in New Orleans. The Long Term
planning committee is active, with the 6 Councilors at-large each being
responsible for one of six major focus issues which were originated at the
Houston strategic planning meeting in the fall of 1996. A planning meeting
will be held on Thursday morning prior to the interim meeting in
Providence, RI and all SPP members are encouraged to participate.
The Secretary-Treasurer reported on the
membership status and the financial position of the Society. At year-end
1998, there were a total of 576 SPP members, with 398 regular, 39 junior,
54 affiliate, 3 honorary, 31 emeritus and 51 life members. The largest
constituency of members is from the US, with 435. There are 51 Canadian
members. As of January 1, 1998 all Society restricted and unrestricted
funds were transferred into mutual fund holdings, managed by Salomon Smith
Barney. As of December 31, 1998 the SPP had total assets of $509,717, with
$353,831 in restricted funds (Young Investigator, Lotte Strauss and Vawter
funds), $112,340 in unrestricted general funds, $500 in checking and
$43,044 in savings account. The Fund for Endowment for Research in
Pediatric Pathology (FERPP), also known as the Young Investigator fund,
value increased from $127,866 in 1997 to the current value of $160,238.
The Lotte Strauss fund value increased from $138,929 in 1997 to the
current value of $165,992. The Vawter award was given at each the spring
and fall 1998 meetings. Additional donations were received from the Vawter
family. The Vawter fund had a value of $23,920 in 1997, with the current
value of $27,601. At year-end 1998 the Society had a small surplus of
$21,391. With the additional expenses of the on-site CME inspection in
1999, the uncertainty of the financial status of the new journal and the
increased management fees, the SPP 1999 proposed budget has a deficit of
Reports were heard from the Committee
Dr. Penchansky reported for the Archives committee that organization of
archival material, which is in the Degnon central office, will be done.
Distinction and Awards Committee
Dr. Witte reported for the Awards Committee. The Vawter award will be
given at this meeting, with many excellent abstracts being presented.
Revisions in the criteria for the Neustein award were approved by the
Neustein family. The Neustein award will be given at this meeting. The
Lotte Strauss award did not have any applicants, and thus will not be
awarded at this meeting. Dr. Witte encouraged applications for awards and
noted that the Awards committee will be more aggressive in reviewing
possible award winning abstracts.
Dr. Margraf reported for the By-Laws Committee on the proposed by-laws
changes that were distributed to the membership in the last Newsletter.
Discussion was held in regards to proposed bylaws change in Article III,
Section 2, in which the Council shall consist of the President, Past
President, President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer of the Society; the
Chairpersons of all of the Standing Committees and six (6) of the members
who shall be elected as at-large Councilors by a majority vote of the
Regular Members in attendance at the annual meeting of the Society. It was
moved and seconded that all proposed by-laws changes be approved. A hand
vote was taken and all of the proposed by-laws changes were passed.
Dr. Krous reported for the Education Committee that the policies and
procedures of the Education Committee were approved by Council. In the
summer of 1999, the ACCME on-site inspection of the SPP will take place in
Denver, CO. The Education committee will continue to blind abstracts to
author and location. Abstracts which have not been submitted elsewhere in
the previous 6 months will be considered for review. E-mail submission for
abstracts will be in place for the interim meeting and is encouraged.
Following the 3 year presentation of workshops, the workshop material may
be printed on the web page, published or presented at another
organizational meeting (i.e. CAP, ASCP). New workshops will run for two
year cycles. Future interim meetings include: Providence, RI 1999;
Vancouver, BC 2000; Memphis, TN 2001 and Dallas, TX 2002.
Dr. Krous reported for the Fellowship Committee that the issue of
increasing the Pediatric Pathology fellowship program to 2 years from one
year is not being further pursued. Upon review of the NRMP for the
previous year, with 7 of 22 programs and 5 applicants, the SPP is not
recommending use of the NRMP for the upcoming year. Dr. Finegold will be
contacting the program directors in the United States and Canada to agree
on a date for fellowship agreements.
Long-Term Planning Committee
Dr. Stocker reported for the Long-Term Planning Committee. At the
Long-Term Planning Committee meeting held in Toronto in September 1998, it
was decided that each Councilor at-large would be responsible for
development and leadership in each of one of six major areas of focus of
the SPP. A follow-up meeting is planned in Providence, RI in September
1999, and all SPP members are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Jevon reported for the Practice committee on the Slide Survey program,
which is going well. Other projects for the coming year include a look at
pediatric pathologist workload and CPT coding.
Dr. Larry Becker reported for the Publications Committee. A plan to
increase the Pediatric and Developmental Pathology (PDP) journal
subscription rate is being addressed by Springer-Verlag. The year-end
separately bound volume of Perspectives will be published and distributed
to the PDP journal subscribers for the next three years. Expansion of the
SPP Web-site is planned during 1999. The SPP Newsletter will continue to
be published 4 times/year. The search is now underway for a new newsletter
Dr. Parham reported for the Research Committee of a gratifying response
for the Young Investigator award, with 10 applications received. Dr.
Hector Melin-Aldana receives the Young Investigator award for his work
“Molecular control of the regenerative response of the developing
liver.” Dr. Grace Kim (fellow, Dallas, TX) receives the James McAdams
Stipend to spend time studying in Dr. Strauss’ lab in St. Louis,
Dr. Krous reported for the Membership Committee on the following new
members: Regular - J. Ackerman, P. Argani, S. Melnick, A. Ostry, R. Tan,
L. Waters, M. Wills;
Affiliate - W. Ng, D. Payton and Junior - J.
Bourgeois, W. Al-Dhahir, C. Galambos, C. Kinzer- Bezanson, N. Klipfel, M.
Matthews, M. Steele, B. Strauss, J. Wang, K. Wikenheiser-Brokamp.
Dr. Rutledge reported for the Nominating Committee. He announced the
nominees: Dr. Claire Langston for President-Elect, Dr. Deborah Perry for
Secretary-Treasurer, Drs. Robert Bendon and Glenn Taylor for Councilors at
large. There was a call for nominations from the floor. There were no
additional nominations from the floor. The nominations were closed and the
slate was unanimously accepted.
Dr. Don Singer announced the upcoming fall
interim meeting September 23-26, 1999 in Providence, RI.
Dr. Maria Davila announced the upcoming
IXth Latin American Conference of Pediatric Pathology in 2000 in Buenos
Dr. Tom Stocker announced the next annual
meeting in March 2000 in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Lillian Boccon-Gibod announced the IPPA
meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, July 16-23, 2000.
Dr. Paul Dickman gave a computer
demonstration of the SPP website. The site is http://path.upmc.edu/spp/ (Webmaster's note: This was the former SPP website. The current website is
SPP members are encouraged to visit the website.
Outgoing Councilors, Drs. Simonton and
Joshi, escorted incoming President Rutledge to the podium. President
Rutledge presented President Stocker with a carved plaque. President
Stocker presented President Rutledge with the talking stick.
Dr. Rutledge announced the PPS meeting in
Poland in Warsaw, Poland in 2001. Approximately 20 members indicated an
interest in attending. This meeting will not replace the scheduled SPP
interim meeting in the fall of 2001 in Memphis, TN.
Dr. deSa announced the fall 2000 interim
SPP meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
The meeting was adjourned.
Awards at the 1999 Annual SPP Meeting
David Witte, M.D., Chairperson, Committee on
Distinctions & Awards
Gordon F. Vawter Award
The Gordon F. Vawter award for trainees was
presented to Gail Deutsch, MD, for her platform presentation titled
“Pancreatic versus hepatic cell specification in murine endoderm
Gail Deutsch, M.D., receiving the Gordon F.
Vawter award from David Witte, M.D.
Harry B. Neustein Memorial Award
The Harry B. Neustein Memorial Award was presented
to Elizabeth Perlman MD, for her platform presentation titled “Genetic
analysis of clear cell sarcoma of kidney (CCSK) by comparative genomic
Elizabeth J. Perlman, M.D., was presented
the Harry B. Neustein Memorial Award by David Witte, M.D.
Members of the SPP Recognized
Henry F. Krous MD, in recognition for his
service on the SPP Education Committee as member and Chair.
Denis R. Benjamin MB BCh BSc, for his service
in giving “rebirth” to the Society’s publications.
James E. Dimmick MD, for his service in
giving “rebirth” to the Society’s publications.
Don B. Singer MD, for his service in giving
“rebirth” to the Society’s publications.
Outgoing president Stocker thanks the Editors of the
publications; Drs. Jim Dimmick, Denis Benjamin, and Don Singer.
J. Thomas Stocker MD, for his able and
effective leadership and wise counsel as President for the year 1998.
Fred B Askin MD, for his long service in the
field of pediatric pathology education.
Louis P. Dehner MD, for his long service in
the field of pediatric pathology education.
J. Bruce Beckwith MD, for being selected and
delivering the distinguished paper titled: “Life in the Gray Zone:
Dealing with Uncertainty in Diagnostic Pathology”.
The Sidney Farber lecturer, Bruce Beckwith, M.D.,
with his wife Nancy and Henry Krous, M.D.
The Lotte Strauss Prize
The Lotte Strauss prize was not awarded this year.
RESEARCH AWARDS FROM THE ANNUAL MEETING
Winner of the McAdams Study Stipend is Grace
Kim, M.D., to spend time in Dr. Strauss’ lab in St. Louis, MO.
Young Investigator Award was given to Hector
Melin-Aldana, M.D., for his work on the Molecular Control of Regenerative
Response of the Developing Liver.
Report from the Fellowship Committee of the Education Committee
Milton J. Finegold, M.D., Chairperson
The Fellowship Committee was re-activated to consider 3 items and met
in San Francisco. The question of getting the American Board of Pathology
(ABP) and ACGME to extend the period of Fellowship training to 2 years was
forcefully nixed by Jerry Garvin, who pointed out the ABP’s latest
initiative to make the 5 year program a full 3 years of either AP or CP
and 2 years for the other, and not to change any of the subspecialty
A second issue was the problem for programs in Canada because the Royal
College is not providing sub-specialty accreditation and the ACGME will
not quality Canadian programs. Therefore trainees in Canada are not
eligible to sit for the ABP examination. Drs. Glenn Taylor and Jim Dimmick
will be working with the Royal College leaders to rectify this situation.
A personal communication from Dr. Hartmann of the ABP indicated his
willingness to help in resolving the issue, so that trainees from Canada
will gain access to the qualifying exam.
Finally the results of the 1999 national resident matching plan (NRMP)
were reviewed and proposals for the future discussed. Seven programs and 5
applicants participated, out of 22 ACGME-approved programs and an unknown
number of non-participating fellowship candidates. It was anticipated that
full participation for the first year would not occur because of prior
commitments but this low level of involvement is a threat to the concept,
which was intended to help applicants to find the most suitable
opportunity for their educational needs. Because many commitments for
2000 have already been made, we will not be using the NRMP. For the
future, Dr. Finegold will be polling all 22 program directors for their
Report of the Publications Committee
Beverly Rogers, M.D., Chairperson
The Publications Committee met , with Dr.
Larry Becker chairing the meeting. Submission and articles deemed
acceptable by the Pediatric and Developmental Pathology were similar for
the years 1998 and 1997. The journal is progressing well following
indexing by the National Library of Medicine; however, there are only 47
institutional subscriptions thus far in 1999. If you have not asked your
institutional library to subscribe to the journal, you should do this
today. Look on the back of the carrier sheet in the next issue of the
journal for a check-off sheet to send to your institutional library.
The year-end bound volume of Perspectives
in Pediatric Pathology is underway. This will be a bound compilation of
the first 6 articles in the Perspectives series, plus 2 Founder’s series
articles. Submission and acceptances of articles for 1999 have proceeded
well, and articles are in the queue for all issues of 1999.
The Committee agreed to add SPP members'
names to the Website, with password access only. This will allow
immediate update of member addresses from the Central Office. The
Committee commended Dr. Dickman and his colleagues on their development of
the Website over the past year. Future plans for 1999 also include
on-line abstract submissions.
This will be Dr. Popek’s last year as
editor of the newsletter. She has done an outstanding job as editor of the
newsletter. A search for a new editor has now begun (see announcement in
this newsletter). The Committee also discussed the advertising policy for
the newsletter, reinforcing that advertisements are welcome. There will be
no charge for announcements of fellowships and job opportunities by
members of the SPP and no charge for announcements of the fall and spring
SPP meeting. However, commercial advertising will be viewed as a source of
revenue for the newsletter and SPP, and will be charged at rates
established by the Committee. The Central Office has a complete listing of
Search for a Newsletter Editor-Effective Spring 2000
The Publications Committee is taking applications
for a newsletter editor, to begin with the Spring Newsletter after the
annual meeting, 2000. The editor will be responsible for soliciting
information from SPP committee chairs, compiling information sent by
members of the SPP, and providing an editorial for the readership. The
editor will work closely with the Central Office (Degnon Associates) to
produce a quarterly publication in a timely manner. The term will be for 3
years. Please send applications and a curriculum vitae before August 1,
1999 to: Beverly B. Rogers, M.D., Chair Publications Committee, Department
of Pathology, Children’s Medical Center, 1935 Motor St., Dallas, TX
75235; phone 214-456-2085, fax 214-456-6199, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The elected candidate will be announced at the fall meeting (1999).
Pediatric Pathology List-Server
A world-wide group of about
280 with interest in pediatric pathology are in daily contact via an
internet list-sever. A list-server allows you to send a single message to
one address and reach all subscribers. The messages cover all aspects of
pediatric pathology and occasional unrelated subjects in 1-8 messages per
day. For more information or to subscribe, contact Joe Rutledge at email@example.com
Robert Bendon, M.D.,
founder of the Mid America Placental Study Group
News from the San Francisco meeting:
Council voted to recommend the establishment of an ad-hoc committee to
address the issue of divisions or sections within the SPP.
Member survey: There was a good response to
the survey, not all of which is tabulated yet. However, I will be
responding to those who are willing to assist in the near future. There
was a consensus that $50 was a reasonable cost for the meeting. We still
need to follow the education guidelines, and we are looking into obtaining
CME credit. Abstracts will be submitted through the regular SPP abstract
Newsletter: The newsletter is still on
hold. In order not to break the continuity of the MAPS cases, anyone
interested in receiving the current cases should send a check made out to
Norton Healthcare for $15.00 and send it to Robert Bendon, M.D.,
Department of Pathology, Kosair Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 35070,
Louisville, KY 40232-5070. This includes MAPS members.
Placental Slides: MAPS has functioned
democratically with all readings of the slides published. We will identify
some “expert” readings with this set of slides. However, there is no
gold standard, and I believe much of the learning is from listening to the
diversity of opinion. Please send your diagnoses on the slides to me (same
address as on the check), until the website has a place to respond
Histories for Current Slide Set:
Perinatal Meeting to Precede the
- 34 weeks gestation, delivery by cesarean
section because of biophysical profile of 2. Two random placental
- 31 weeks gestation, delivery by cesarean
section for hydrops and prenatal diagnosis of epignathus (immature
teratoma). Section from unexpected lesion involving 1/3 of the
- Neonatal death in the first hours of
life, no autopsy. At delivery the infant had hydrocephalus and hydrops.
The umbilical cord demonstrated calcified plaques.
- Term infant with skin rash. Maternal
history positive for gonorrhea, with negative HIV and syphilis
of the Society for Pediatric Pathology September 23, 1999
The Westin Hotel, Providence, RI
The morning will be dedicated to small group
meetings for ongoing and proposed projects of the proposed Perinatal
Division. Ongoing projects include a model autopsy data base of non
obstructive renal disease, a practical approach to diagnostic nosology of
the placenta, resource data bases of people and material, and the
revitalization of the Study Group for Complications of Perinatal Care.
Based on the response to a survey sent to members of the Society for
Pediatric Pathology, two other groups will be announced.
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The afternoon will be a minisymposium to
update pathologists, obstetricians, and neonatologists about advances in
the scientific understanding of preterm labor and chorioamnionitis. There
will be three speakers as well as abstract presentations. Abstracts may be
submitted on these topics by anyone with an interest in this field. Four
will be selected for platform presentation. There will also be an
opportunity for poster presentations.
Abstract and registration information may
be received from Ona Faye-Petersen, M.D., Anatomic Pathology, University
of Alabama at Birmingham, 1922 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL
35233-6823 (205) 975-8880, secretary, Ms. Bette Chamblin; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
- 8:00 Introduction, Drs.
Ona Faye-Petersen and Halit Pinar
- 8:15 First set of small
- 9:15 Break and poster
viewing (refreshments provided)
- 9:45 Second set of
small group meetings
10:45 Summation of groups and business meeting, Dr.
11:30-1:00 Break for lunch (not provided)
- 1:00-5:00 Symposium on
Clinicopathologic Aspects of Preterm Birth
- 1:00 An Overview of
Placental Pathology in Preterm Birth,
Ray Redline, M.D.
- 1:30 Abstract
- 2:30 Break
- 2:45 Hormonal Aspects
of Normal Pregnancy and Preterm Birth,
John R. G. Challis, Ph.D., D.Sc., FIBiol, FROG, FRSC
- 3:45 Update in Clinical
Investigations of Ascending Intrau-terine Infection and its
Relationship to Preterm Birth, Perinatal Systemic Inflammatory
Response Syndrome SIRS) and Adverse Neonatal Outcome,
William P. Andrews, Ph.D., M.D.
- 5:00 Adjournment
The central office was regretfully notified by
Mrs. Jean Rodin that her husband, Alvin E. Rodin, M.D., San Diego, CA, died on
March 18, 1999, of complication from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Poul Sorensen, M.D., is the first recipient of
the Johal Chair in Pediatric Oncologic research at the University of British
Columbia. The appointment will give Poul the opportunity to expand his research
activities and develop a larger research team in the field of pediatric
oncology. The chair is in the department of pediatrics in which he will be
jointly appointed with pathology.
Future SPP Meetings
- 1999- Providence, Rhode Island, September
- 2000-Vancouver, British Columbia, September
- 2001-Memphis, Tennessee
- 2002-Dallas, Texas
Future USCAP Meetings
- 2000-New Orleans, March 10-17
- 2001-Atlanta, March 3-9
- 2002-Chicago, February 23-March 1
- 2003-Washington, DC, March 22-28
Future IAP Meetings
- 2000-Nagoya, Japan, October
- 2001-Warsaw, Poland
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The Division of Pathology at Children’s
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academic anatomic pediatric pathologist at the assistant or associate
professor level. Academic rank will be determined by the candidate's
credentials and experience. Candidates must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
degree and be either AP or AP/CP board certified. Preference will be given
to candidates who have completed pediatric pathology fellowship and are
either certified or board eligible for pediatric pathology subspecialty
boards. A strong experience or interest in pediatric gastrointestinal
pathology is highly desirable. Candidates must have or be eligible for an
Ohio State Medical License. The successful candidate must have strong
diagnostic skills and will be expected to develop a productive scholarly
career. The Division of Pathology at CHMC accessions more than 7,600
surgical specimens and outside consultations per year. CHMC is a major
pediatric medical center providing both primary and tertiary pediatric
care with a broad based patient population. It is also a nationally
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investigation areas related to pediatric diseases and developmental
Interested candidates should send a
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The Children’s Hospital Medical Center is
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The University of Utah
Division of Pediatric Pathology
Department of Pathology
The University of Utah Department of
Pathology has a full time faculty position available for a AP or AP/CP
eligible or board-certified pathologist with a subspecialty interest in
pediatric surgical pathology. The individual must be eligible for
licensure to practice medicine in the state of Utah. An interest in
transfusion medicine would also be a plus, although it is not essential.
The individual will be responsible for provision of service to anatomic
and clinical pathology at Primary Childrens’ Medical Center, teaching of
medical students, pathology residents and pediatrics residents at the
University of Utah School of Medicine, and collaborative clinicopathologic
research. The position is primarily for an individual at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level on either the clinical or tenure track.
Salt Lake City has a population of 750,000
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Camping, hiking, biking, and boating are all easily accessible in summer
at the numerous national and state parks of Utah.
Those interested in applying should submit
a curriculum vitae and three names with addresses as references to Cheryl
M. Coffin, M.D., Professor and Division Head, Pediatric Pathology, Primary
Children’s Medical Center, 100 No. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah
84113. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and encourages application from women and minorities.
Annual Meeting Photos
Outgoing president Stocker awards
past-presidents Dimmick, Haas, Buchino and Beckwith with replicas of the
“talking stick” to commemorate their time as President of the Society
for Pediatric Pathology.
Past-Presidents’ luncheon was well
attended. Front row: Drs. Harvey Rosenberg, Jay Bernstein, Enid Gilbert-Barness,
Daria Haust, Marie Valdez Dapena, and Ben Landing. Back Row: Drs. John
Buchino, Jim Dimmick, Joel Haas, John Kissane, Kevin Bove, Gene Perrin,
Bruce Beckwith, Milton Finegold, and Tom Stocker. Present at the
luncheon/meeting but not pictured; Bill Newton, David Hardwick, Art
Weinberg, and Don Singer.
President Stocker hands over the talking
stick to incoming President Rutledge. Outgoing councilors Drs. Susan
Simonton and Vijay Joshi standby after escorting President-elect Rutledge
to the stage.
The Symposium speakers on Hereditary
Renal Disease were difficult to get together for a picture. Great interest
in their presentations spurred many questions from the participants. Here
the moderator Jay Bernstein, M.D., is surrounded by his panel of speakers,
Corinne Antignac, M.D., Elizabeth Hensky, M.D., Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D.,
and Clifford Kashtan, M.D.
President Rutledge, fully on duty having
completed his life-history can now relax with his family; wife Ellen, and
children Roberta and Jack.
Outgoing president Stocker thanks
members of the society for their efforts on behalf of the society. The
Divas Drs. Molly Dapena, Daria Haust, and Enid Gilbert
Drs. Carmen Gutierrez, Maria Davila and
Lila Penchansky discuss the upcoming Latin American Pediatric Pathology
meetings in Peru and Argentina.
Welcome New Members!
Department of Pathology
Yan Chai Hospital
Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, NT
Payton MBBS, FRCPA
Department of Anatomic Pathology
Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals
Stanley Street, S. Brisbane
4101 Queensland Australia
90 Meyer Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Pathology Department, Room 2J37
Children’s & Women’s Health Ctr of BC
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 Canada
311 N. Leonard Avenue #728
St. Louis, MO 63103
Department of Pathology, Room 2345
Louisiana State Univ. Medical Ctr
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
1258 Vienna Way
Venice, CA 90291
R. Matthews MD
2601 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
A. Steele MD
Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308-1062
Brian L. Strauss MD, PhD
Division of Surgical Pathology
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110-1094
Jianzhou Wang MD, PhD
195 Dell Avenue, Apt. 10
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Kathryn A. Wikenheiser-Brokamp MD, PhD
5322 Mardel Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
Department of Pathology
401 Palmetto Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Steven J. Melnick PhD, MD
Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Pathology
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155-3098
Avi Ostry MD, FRCP(C), FACP
Dept. of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Children’s & Women’s Health Centres of BC
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2B4 Canada
Rusung Tan MD
Dept. of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Children’s & Women’s Health Centres of BC
4480 Oak St., Rm 2G5
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 Canada
Laurel Ann Waters MD
3024 Bradbury Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549
Marcia L. Wills MD
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Ctr
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Society for Pediatric Pathology - 1999 Interim Meeting
September 23 - 26 1999
Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstracts must be submitted using the
enclosed Abstract Submission Form or submitted on-line on the SPP website.
- Deadline: Abstracts must be
mailed or submitted on the SPP website (fax transmission will not be
accepted) no later than June 30, 1999. (If mailed from outside the
United States, abstracts must be postmarked by June 25, 1999).
- Format & Content: Abstracts
submitted in paper format must be typed on the original form enclosed
and will be used as camera-ready copy. A photocopy of this original
form is not acceptable. If the abstract is accepted, it will be
printed (unedited) exactly as typed. PROOFREAD CAREFULLY. Abstracts
must be succinct and contain factual information. Generalities such as
“results will be discussed” are unacceptable. It is suggested that
the abstract include: a) a subject of study, b) methods (when
appropriate), c) results, and d) conclusions. An abstract must present
new information that has never been published or presented at another
major meeting within the past six months. Papers will be accepted on
the basis of scientific data, relevance to pediatric pathology,
timeliness and likelihood that they will stimulate discussion. Case
reports are discouraged and will be considered only if they provide
exceptional insight into a problem. Follow illustration on abstract
sheet and directions below.
- Directions for Typist: The
abstract must fit within blue borders on the enclosed submission form
or it will be rejected. DO NOT BLACKEN BORDERS OF RECTANGLE. Do not
Erase. Single space entire abstract. Do not sequence letters or lines.
Check accuracy of spelling. Capitalize entire title. Do not underline
author’s name(s). Initials of first name should precede last name,
followed by degree. Use only institutional affiliation and
city/state/province. Do not list street address or zip code. Do not
start author’s name on a new line unless necessary. Indent
paragraphs 3 spaces. Do not skip a space between paragraphs. The
minimum acceptable font sizes 11 point for computer (scaleable) fonts,
and 12 point for typewriter (non-scaleable) fonts. DO NOT USE A DOT
- Criteria for Scoring: Abstracts
will be ranked on a scale of 1 – 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5
being the highest) according to the following six characteristics: 1)
Originality, 2) Importance, 3) Research design, 4) Data analysis, 5)
Conclusion, and 6) Quality of writing.
- Presentation Choice: Papers will
be presented to the SPP at podium sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
Poster sessions will be held concurrently. Because of time
constraints, the number of podium presentations will be limited and
must be no more than 8 minutes long to allow 7 minutes for discussion.
Authors are encouraged to give maximum flexibility to the Abstract
Committee by checking “either the podium or poster” box. Posters
will be 3’10” by 5’10” wide.
- Gordon Vawter Pathologist in Training
Award: The Gordon Vawter award honors the most meritorious
platform of poster presentation by a trainee (medical student,
resident, or fellow in pathology or pediatric pathology). The work
must be substantially that of the trainee. Authors who wish to be
considered for the award must check the appropriate box on the
- Harry Neustein Electron Microscopy
Award: The Harry Neustein Award honors the platform or poster
presentation most meritorious in utilizing electron microscopy, new
methodological advances in molecular technology or immunohistochemical
techniques or development of other innovative technological advances
that pertain to pediatric pathology. Authors who wish to be considered
for the award must check the appropriate box on the abstract form.
- Sponsorship: All abstracts must
be signed by a member of the SPP. This individual can either be an
author or sponsor. The senior author must attest to the originality of
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:
Send two (2) self-addressed stamped business envelopes (not
postcards). One envelope will be returned upon receipt of the
abstract; the second will be used to inform you of the decision of the
- Photocopies Required: Submit the
original paper abstract form with authors and affiliation and four (4)
high quality photocopies with title only, without authors names or
affiliation. Copies without authors/affiliation must have
poster/podium and award selection boxes checked off. Submit to: