GRIPE 2020 Online Registration Closing January 13

Time is running out if you’d like to register online for the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting. On Monday, January 13, online registration will be CLOSED. If you have not yet registered but are planning on attending the meeting, please be sure to register before the deadline. Registration information may be found here.

If you miss this deadline, we will be offering registration on site in San Antonio. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend #GRIPE20

  • Get inspired by the educational innovations of other dedicated pathology educators.
  • Network, connect, and reconnect with colleagues.
  • The GRIPE Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity of a dedicated event to share experiences in pathology education with people working with different curricular models and structures.
  • Have you been looking for inspiration for your next research project? Attending GRIPE meetings will stimulate your research in pathology education.
  • “The knowledge of new educational tools discussed all around the meeting was very helpful in implementing them in our course!”
  • Doctors Paula Saldiva (University of Sao Paulo) and Husain Sattar (University of Chicago) will be giving plenary addresses relating to the relevance of global pathology and re-thinking pre-clinical medical education, respectively.
  • Enjoy a unique intersection of educator and learner viewpoints in roundtable discussions specifically designed to engage and broaden understanding of pathology education and research.
  • There are up to 13 hours of CME credit available to be earned at this year’s meeting.
  • Bring your residents and let them see what we do (and maybe talk them into joining!).
  • Poster, oral and roundtable discussion opportunities for all attendees, including trainees!

Registration for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in January!

Happy Holidays from GRIPE!

From everyone at GRIPE, we would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday!

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed on December 31 and January 1.

We look forward to what 2020 has in store!

GRIPE Admin Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

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 28-29, 2019 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, December 2, 2019.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE. As we look forward to 2020 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

There is Still Space to Exhibit with GRIPE in January 2020

January is closer than you think! We would love to see you in San Antonio. We would like to again invite you to participate in supporting the Group for Research in Pathology Education at our 2020 Meeting.

The 2020 Annual GRIPE Meeting will be held on January 23-25, 2020. Please view our Exhibitor Prospectus at the following link. Download Here

2020 GRIPE Business Meeting Agenda Now Online

The agenda for the 2020 GRIPE Business Meeting is now online. You may view that document on the member’s only website here. Please note that you will be required to enter your login credentials to view the post. 

The annual Business Meeting will be held at the 2019 GRIPE Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, USA on Friday, January 24 at 3:15pm CST. If you still need to register to attend the annual meeting, please feel free to do so here.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

GRIPE 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops Announced!

During the upcoming GRIPE meeting in San Antonio, there will be two terrific pre-conference sessions for your consideration. Sessions will be held concurrently beginning at 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 23.

Teaching in the Internet Age: Optimizing Educational Techniques in the World of the Smartphone
Presented by Geoff Talmon

The Internet Age has changed the landscape of education. While innovations such as eLearning, YouTube videos, and other online resources are visible, the use of “tried and true” teaching methods that are well-known to educators likely need new approaches. As an example, traditional lectures, often have a singular focus—information delivery. Increased access to factual information via the Internet using devices that are almost always readily available has made simple exposure to information a less important activity. Even student-centered, interactive activities such as problem-based learning may be more effective if different approaches than have been used in the past when students have access to the sum of medical knowledge and search engines. This session will address the technique to optimize teaching in today’s information-rich environment.

Using Social Media to Promote Pathology
Presented by Maren Fuller

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are great tools to connect with others and share information. These tools can be employed to promote pathology via interacting with other pathologists, educators, medical professionals, medical students, and even the general public. It’s also an excellent way to expand the reach of pathology beyond one’s own department and institution.
The goals of the workshop are to learn the basics of using social media: setting up an account, composing posts, and consideration of “best practices” including HIPPA and privacy concerns. The workshop will also include a hands-on component for all levels: from the basics of setting up an account and posting to using hashtags and an introduction to analytics.


Registration for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in January!

#GRIPE20 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Paulo Saldiva

The GRIPE 2020 Annual 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.

The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Presented by Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD

Paulo Saldiva

Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD received his MD from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in 1977 and PhD in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983. He is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine and Director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Saldiva made his scientific career on environmental pathology and the impacts of air pollution in human health. He is a leading researcher in this area and works on implementing scientific information in public policies to improve human health in megacities and metropolitan areas. Dr. Saldiva is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Meteorological Association, World Health Organization, and member of the Urban Meteorology and Environment Science Advisory Group from WMO. He is also a member of the Brazilian Sciences Academy and National Academy of Medicine. He has two sons, plays harmonica and is a passionate bicycle rider.

Title: The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Time: Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:00 AM

This session will address one of several forms to make pathology visible for different stakeholders inside and outside the academic area. We will demonstrate the relevance of pathology and pathological knowledge for better understanding problems that affect full populations, particularly those within megacities, and how this knowledge can be translated into public policies to improve the quality of life of human beings and the challenges to make it happen.

The real life model discussed in this plenary session will be related to environmental pathology and air pollution: starting from the basic scientific knowledge of its effects on respiratory diseases and reproduction (from experimental models), passing through clinical studies and translating to the society through government (public policies), organized society groups (NGOs, Civil groups, etc), business (public and private companies). A key demonstration that pathology must be recognized and viewed as a cornerstone not just for individual diagnosis, but also for relevant social and global issues.

Call for Resource Bank Co-Chairs

The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking two Co-chairs for the Resource Bank Committee. This committee is responsible for the GRIPE Master Item Bank, including writing original questions, editing current questions for clarity and updates, judging submissions of questions and images and judging the annual Photo Contest. We are seeking two candidates, one to focus on questions and one to focus on images, and encourage all who are interest to submit themselves for nomination. Availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Why serve as co-chair of the Resource Bank Committee? 

  • Gain experience as co-chair in an international organization
  • Opportunities each month to practice writing NBME-style questions
  • Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank, even if you are not an Institutional Member
  • Full administrative support for each meeting

If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these Committees, please send a brief statement of your interests to by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work!

Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials – A Report in Medical Science Educator

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) visited New Orleans, LA, USA earlier this year to learn and discuss topics on “Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials.” Program Chair, Dr. Rajasekaran Koteeswaran, and committee members compiled a report of that annual meeting, held from January 24-26, 2019, that was recently published in the medical journal Medical Science Educator.

To read the full reporting of the academic meeting, please visit the article page on the Medical Science Educator website.

For information on the 2020 meeting titled “Enhancing Pathology’s Visbility” please visit the annual meeting’s website here.

If you would like to register for the 2020 meeting, just click the link below.

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