GRIPE 2018 – Pre-Conference Workshop Information

The 2018 Annual GRIPE Winter Meeting will be taking place from January 25-27, 2018. Thursday, January 25 is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight one of the sessions for you:

Tips and Tricks for successfully publishing scholarly work in an international journal on Medical Education
Presented by Peter de Jong, Editor-in-Chief of ​Medical Science Educator​, and Julie Hewett

In publishing scholarly work it is important to choose the right strategy in submitting the work to the most appropriate journal. The workshop will give the attendees an overview of several journals for Medical Education and the characteristics of different manuscript types, more insight in the editorial processes of a journal and several concrete strategies to increase the chances of acceptance of their work. The workshop is intended for those with no or little experience in submitting manuscripts to international medical education journals.

At the end of the workshop the participants will have a better understanding of scientific publishing in medical education and the way in how a manuscript should be submitted.

Registration is now open for the 2018 GRIPE meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada! For more information on the meeting or to register today, please visit!

GRIPE – Featured Member: Amy Lin, Vice President

This month, we’d like to introduce you to our featured member, Amy Lin, GRIPE Vice President:

As an eye pathologist and medical educator, I’m a little bit different from most pathologists. My mentor and colleague, the late Dr. Michele Raible, introduced me to GRIPE when I joined the faculty at UIC. She was an active member of GRIPE and said it was a collegial group of people who cared deeply about medical student pathology education. After my first GRIPE meeting, I knew I found my tribe.

Why should you join GRIPE? Here are my top 10 reasons:

  1. Sense of community. You, too, can find your tribe, just like I did! Everyone in this group has shared values, interests, concerns, and struggles. Our ability to discuss common issues and problem solve together helps create that sense of community.
  2. Inclusivity. We welcome pathology educators from allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in the United States and abroad, as well as those from other health professions, such as veterinary, dental, and physician assistant schools.
  3. Mentorship. There’s many years of collective experience in pathology education just a phone call or email away! More senior members are always willing to give advice and mentor junior faculty.
  4. Opportunities for leadership. The organization is fairly small, so there are many opportunities to become the chair of a committee or an officer of GRIPE. Having a leadership role in an international organization, such as GRIPE, is extremely helpful for promotion and tenure purposes.
  5. Resources. The membership of GRIPE are tremendous human resources that you can tap into. Additionally, the Item Bank has over 5,500 indexed, peer-reviewed questions to select from; and the Image Bank has over 4,000 indexed digital images covering a wide range of clinical, gross, and microscopic pathology.
  6. Annual meeting. Our flagship event! This is a great way to get involved in the organization, connect with like-minded people, share your passion for pathology education, and gain new ideas.
  7. Opportunities to present. It’s pretty easy to submit an abstract for a poster, presentation, or workshop for the annual meeting – and many of the submissions are accepted! Presenting at a national conference, such as GRIPE, is extremely helpful for promotion and tenure purposes.
  8. Innovative ideas. People are doing really cool things that you may want to try out!
  9. Lasting friendships. When you first join GRIPE and start coming to the Annual meeting, you will meet different people who will start as acquaintances, then colleagues, and become your friends.
  10. Because we’re fun!!! Need I say more?

If you’re still on the fence about joining, please feel free to contact me or any of the GRIPE officers for more information.

GRIPE 2018 – Meeting Registration Now Open!

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them in their winter meeting, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s theme is “Becoming an Innovative Pathology Educator.”

January 25-27, 2018
Westin Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

To register today, please visit

Hotel: Westin Las Vegas
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Please click here to book your room online. The GRIPE attendee room rate is $179.00 per night.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Last Chance: John Holliman Resident Scholarship Deadline 10/31

The deadline for applications for the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship is drawing close. As a reminder, the deadline for submission is October 31, 2017. Applications are to be e-mailed to or faxed to (304) 523-9701 by the October 31 deadline. Please be sure the applicant’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching and a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences are included with the application.

Download the application here.

The scholarship will cover registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Westin Las Vegas, January 25-27, 2018.

The scholarship will be awarded by December 1, 2017 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

GRIPE – Upcoming Pathology Education Events of Interest

There are several Pathology-related meetings coming up in the next three months! Be sure to click the link for each meeting for more information.

October 7-10, 2017
San Diego, California

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
October 8-11, 2017
National Harbor, Maryland

Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists (PNWSP)
October 21-22, 2017
Seattle, Washington

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
October 22-25, 2017
Durban, South Africa

Japanese Society of Pathology (JSP)
November 2-3, 2017
Tokyo, Japan

Wisconsin Society of Pathologists (WSP)
November 3, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
November 4-8, 2017
Washington, DC

French Society of Senology and Breast Pathology
November 8-10, 2017
Lille, France

Swiss Society of Pathology (SSP)
November 10-12, 2017
KK Thun, Switzerland

American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
November 10-13, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
November 16-18, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

California Society of Pathologists (CSP)
November 28-December 2, 2017
San Francisco, California

Did we miss a conference you’re going to? Let us know via email at!