GRIPE 2018 – Meeting Abstracts Now Online!

The 2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting poster abstracts are now listed online! We will have 16 poster presentations on the following topics:

  • The Effects of a Student Led Inter-professional Anatomy and Pathology Event
  • How to become an Innovative Pathology Educator
  • Peers as Laboratory Teaching Assistants in Medical Histology
  • Comparison of Methods Designed to Improve the Podiatric Student Learning of Critical Thinking Skills Applied to Patient Encounters
  • Pathology Boot Camp: A Focused Training Program for Medical Students that Aids in the Transition to Pathology Residency
  • A Cutting Edge Mixed Method Approach to Educate Millennials in the era of Personalized Medicine
  • Failure to Learn versus Failure to Retain: Histology and Pathology Alignment
  • Lessons from Wall Street: Implementing a high-stress environment resiliency strategy into a medical residency program
  • “Tumor Board” Simulation: A Team Based Learning Activity for Third-year Medical Students Incorporating Basic Science and Clinical Knowledge
  • Comparative Pathology and One Health: Where Do We Fit?
  • Histology Across The Human Lifespan – Endocrine System
  • The pathology mini-elective: a unique educational opportunity to introduce early stage medical students to the discipline and practice of anatomic and clinical pathology
  • Pathology Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools
  • Enhancing student Learning and Clinical Skills in the Pathology Classroom: An Innovative Strategy
  • Challenges and Strategies to increase engagement in the Pathology Lab Sessions

To view the abstracts, please click here.

Not registered for the meeting yet? Registration is still available online at! The Early Bird Deadline for registration is December 28th, so be sure to register before then for the early bird discount!

GRIPE Member Announcements

Dr. Rajasekaran Koteeswaran recently published an article in Medical Science Educator (March 2017) titled, “Flipping Pathology: Our experience at an Australian Medical School”, ( In this article, he shares his experience and challenges in re-structuring pathology curriculum to ensure equitable teaching delivery to more than 500 medical students enrolled annually and spread across 4 campuses at an Australian medical school.

Dr. Ritcha Saxena has published a paper on Cutting-Edge Strategies in Massive Transfusion in Patients of Obstetric Hemorrhage in Journal of General Practice. She also presented a poster on a Wave of innovation in pathology teaching with Incorporation of Advanced Radiology and Ultramodern Pathology Techniques at the ASCP Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago and was selected as a finalist for the Best Poster Award. Dr. Saxena prepared an interactive module incorporating advanced radiological techniques with digital microscopy and virtual gross specimens integrated with latest IHC and molecular profiles. She was invited to present it at the Pathology Department Meeting at HIMU, India to introduce and train in the latest pedagogical approaches to the faculty.

GRIPE 2018 – Reminder: Book Your Hotel Room!

The 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting is right around the corner! Have you reserved your hotel room yet? The GRIPE attendee room rate is $179 per night at the Westin Las Vegas for the nights of January 25-27, 2018. This special rate will be available until December 22, 2017, so now is great time to go ahead and reserve your stay for the 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting!

After December 22, the hotel cannot guarantee rooms for GRIPE Attendees

To make your reservations online, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Early Bird Registration Deadline Reminder

The 2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is December 28, 2017. Currently, registration is $425/$500 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $525/$600 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate! Registration is available online at

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE – Call for Member Announcements

We are very pleased to dedicate one section on our website to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments on the GRIPE website!

Please send your news to Danielle Inscoe via email at for inclusion on the website. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments on the website, but welcome you to share your personal news on the GRIPE Facebook page!

GRIPE 2018 – Plenary Speaker Highlight: Brian Smith

The 2018 GRIPE Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Brian Smith: Optimizing Lab Medicine Education in Medical School: Creating Intelligent Consumers and Pathologists [Yale University]

Teaching modalities should be identified that are more effective in attaining the goal of educating students to truly apply what they learn in the practical clinical setting and also in encouraging them to develop appropriate habits for lifelong learning. Methods for inclusion of laboratory medicine principles during all stages of the medical student curriculum during all 4 years are critical to reap the benefits of integrated curricula, as is instruction in the use of electronic resources. An in-depth knowledge of laboratory medicine principles is vital to all practicing physicians.

As a result of attending this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand how most current medical school curricula result in poor consumers of clinical laboratory information as well as bored consumers
  2. Learn heuristic approaches that can better optimize learning in laboratory medicine that might improve clinical care outcomes for non-pathologists
  3. Explore innovative approaches to also prepare medical students destined to become “pathologist 2.0”

About Dr. Smith: Brian R. Smith MD is Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale University. He is also the Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Have you registered for the 2018 GRIPE Meeting? The Meeting will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 25-27, 2018. Registration may be found online at

GRIPE – Administrative Office Closed November 23-24

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed on November 23-24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours November 27.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE. As we begin looking forward to 2018, we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead!

GRIPE 2018 – CME Approval Received for 2018 Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting has been approved for 12.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit through the University of Central Florida College of Medicine!

Have you registered for the 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting yet? The early bird deadline is December 28th and the hotel reservation cutoff is December 22nd, so be sure to register before then to ensure you receive the discounted rate! Click here for more information on the Meeting and to register today!

GRIPE 2018 – Photo Contest Information – Deadline January 15

The time is again upon us for the GRIPE Photo Contest!

Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  • GROSS (e.g., specimens, clinical photographs, imaging studies, etc.)
  • MICRO (e.g., sections, cytology, peripheral blood smears, etc.)
  • OTHER (e.g., EM, immunofluorescence, karyotypes, culture plates, hemoglobin electrophoresis, flow cytometry graphs, etc.)

Photos will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of Illustration (good example, well prepared specimen)
  • Photographic Excellence (good lighting, non-distracting background, etc)
  • Usefulness for teaching medical students
  • Does the slide help fill gaps in the GRIPE photo collection

Contributors of photos accepted for entry into the GRIPE Photo Bank will receive a Certificate of Charitable Contribution.

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512 and must be in either JPG or TIFF format. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Please label all images with the name of the entrant, the organ, and the diagnosis and return the completed Contributor Agreement Form posted online here with your entries or you may submit your images for the contest online here.

All photos are submitted with the understanding that they may be used and distributed as part of the GRIPE Photo Bank. Contributors retain copyright control of the accepted images.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

Judging will take place at the Winter 2018 GRIPE Meeting, held at the Westin Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Judges will be members of the GRIPE Photo Bank Committee.

GRIPE – Featured Member: Kevin Carnevale, Immediate Past President

This month, we’d like to introduce you to our featured member, Kevin Carnevale, GRIPE Past President:

I’ve been a GRIPE member since 2007 where I was introduced to GRIPE as course director in Pathology at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. GRIPE has been an instrumental part of my career in teaching pathology and has educated me on the many different curriculums, techniques, and challenges in medical and pathology education. I have seen the facilities, exposed to different curriculum, and interacted with different pathology medical educators from institutions within the United States and abroad. Seeing different simulation centers, pathology departments, and the emerging generalized medical education departments at different schools in the United States has been eye opening in the changing landscape of undergraduate pathology/medical education. I currently direct the pathology teaching and education at the physician assistant school, podiatric medical school, and osteopathic medical school at Des Moines University since 2012.

The things I love the most about GRIPE are the passionate pathology educators, collegial noncompetitive atmosphere, and cutting edge techniques, resources, advancements freely exchanged at our annual meeting and throughout the year. I am very comfortable contacting a new or senior members of GRIPE outside the time of our meeting on education techniques, resources, or scholarly activity. Questions and support has always been provided by senior members for tenure/promotion process and letters. We are here to support each other through the changing times at our institutions and GRIPE is an excellent organization to support me in my academic career. This alone is a fantastic reason new faculty members responsible for teaching pathology at their institutions should join GRIPE.

GRIPE is an international organization that has opened my eyes to the ways pathology is taught in Brazil, Australia, and England. The resources and history of undergraduate medical education is quite different in other locations. I have served in many different positions at GRIPE since joining which includes Chair of Image Bank, Chair of Strategic Planning, Secretary, Vice President, and President. I’m currently Past President of GRIPE and a very proud member. This has advanced my understanding, boosted my recognition as a pathology educator nationally/internationally, aided my tenure and promotion application at my institution, and has secured long lasting relationships with other passionate pathology educators. The last feature is the most precious of the several mentioned.