Before You Go – 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting

We are just a few days away from the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting. As you are preparing for your trip, there are a few items to note/remember.

  • As with nearly all conference hotels, air conditioning tends to be cooler than many like – pack the extra sweater or jacket just in case!
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes. While the hotel is flat and easy to walk, it is more enjoyable in comfortable shoes.
  • Shuttle service is available to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), and can be reserved online. Please book at least 24 hours prior to flight arrival time.
  • Registration on Thursday will be open from 12 PM to 5:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Prefunction Area. If you are unable to join us for the Thursday pre-conference sessions, we hope you can join us at 5:30 PM for the Reception in the same location!
  • Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 program book to your device for quick reference.
  • Due to travel, there will be limited support from the GRIPE Administrative Office. We will still be answering emails, but may be slightly slower than usual. If you have any last minute questions or concerns, please be sure to let us know at support@gripeadmin.org! Looking forward to a successful meeting!

THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN NEW ORLEANS

Multi-Lingual Tours
With new direct flights to Europe and South America lining up on the tarmac, New Orleans is seeing a growing number of foreign visitors speaking a host of languages beyond English. And really that’s nothing new, since this city was settled by native tribes, French and Spanish governments and a non-stop stream of immigrants from around the globe. Tours offered in languages from French and Spanish to German, Italian and Japanese bring the city’s vivid history and culture to visitors from around the world.

Night Tours
New Orleans is magical 24 hours a day but the city comes alive after dark. Explore the boundaries of your circadian rhythms with tours that skip along neon-lit streets and bask in the glow of a starlit sky. Themed by nightlife, music and forays into the supernatural, evening tours set the stage for a night to remember. Try one of these to celebrate the waning hours of your Crescent City day.

Street Cars
Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans. Four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, will take you through the French Quarter and beyond to places you might not otherwise get to see.

New Orleans Cemeteries
Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in elaborate marble chambers above ground, created one of the city’s most lingering attractions: cemeteries that are both historic and hauntingly beautiful. Wander the purported resting places of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, musician Al Hirt and Civil War general P.G.T. Beauregard, all residents of what is known in New Orleans as the Cities of the Dead. Many offer guided tours, others you can explore on your own.

French Quarter
Like the Creole aristocrats lining the galleries of the Historic New Orleans Collection, the French Quarter is a timeless portrait – especially come dusk when swallows glide above the fortunetellers on Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral’s butter-crème-colored walls reflect the fiery sunset. Ghost tours troop past mad Madame LaLaurie’s mansion while neon signs stutter to life on Bourbon Street where syrupy red Hurricanes, slosh in famed ‘go cups’– those plastic tumblers responsible for uncountable curbside parties. Night falls. Horse hooves clop, music throbs and gaslights flicker in a place full of long-told legends and those waiting to be born. Create one of your own.

Jazz, Opera and Everything in Between
Always, forever, the city’s music is its beating heart – especially true during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and other celebrations. The musical notes of jazz, brass, R&B, soul and many mixes fill the air along with night–blooming jasmine and other fabulous tropical fragrances. Walk down Frenchmen Street, the main artery of the Marigny neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter and take in the vibrant blocks of cafes, music clubs and restaurants including Snug Harbor, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat.

Major Sporting Events
New Orleanians are of a single mind when it comes to sports teams. They adore them. With teams like the Saints, the Pelicans, the Baby Cakes, and even the Tulane Green Wave, everyone has something to cheer about.

Fifty Free Things
It doesn’t take a lot of money to dive into the real New Orleans, a place with deep culture, proud neighborhoods, vibrant street music, and art, and a history unlike any other city in America. Here are 50 ways you can experience your own New Orleans without spending a penny.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature. They serve visitors, the community and the world as an educational resource, an environmental guardian, a leader in economic development and a venue for family entertainment.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.

House of Blues New Orleans
House of Blues IS the ultimate night out. It’s where great food sets the stage for amazing live concerts. From VIP experiences with the world’s best artists to our world-famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays, House of Blues is truly where music and food feed the soul.

Pathology Events of Interest

Each year Pathologists and Pathology educators from across the globe come together to share outstanding research, breakthrough methodology and present findings for key feedback. Which events will you be attending?

Group for Research in Pathology Education
January 24 – 26, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP)
January 31 – February 1, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP)
February 22-24, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
May 16 – 18, 2019
Hong Kong

Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
March 31 – April 3, 2019
Grapevine, TX

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Deadline January 15, 2019

This is the last call for submissions to the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) 2019 Photo Contest. All entries must be received by January 15, 2019.

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. You may also submit your images on the GRIPE website here.

If you have any questions or difficulties submitting your images, please let us know via email at support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.

Download the GRIPE19 Meeting App!

We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about the Meeting, including schedules, abstracts, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/gripe19/Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2019 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in New Orleans!

GRIPE 2019 Poster Abstracts Now Online

The 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting poster abstracts are now listed online. We will have eleven poster presentations on the following topics:

  • An Established Pediatric Pathology Rotation at El Paso Children’s Hospital helps boost medical student interest in Pathology
  • Challenges and Strategies for General Pathology in an Integrated Curriculum in Brazil
  • Computerized bone marrow report templates as a teaching and feedback tool in pathology residency training
  • Generational Differences: Impact on Medical Education and Practice
  • Optimizing Competencies in the Pathology Education for Millennials in the Molecular Era
  • Pathology Teaching Within Physician Assistants, Podiatric Medicine, and Osteopathic Medical Curricula at Des Moines University
  • The Millennial View of Transfusion Medicine Instruction During Medical School
  • The Use of 3D Printers in Medical Education with a Focus on Bone Pathology
  • There is a smart way to teach Pathology: Using resources from BEST network to engage learners
  • GoPro videos in Case-Based Learning: Bringing the Clinical Cases to Life
  • Dungeons and Dragons in the Pathology Lab: Increasing Strategic Thinking and Engagement Through Unfolding Cases

To view the abstracts, please click here.
Not registered for the meeting? Registration is still available online at www.gripemeeting.org!

Happy Holidays from the GRIPE Admin Team!

From everyone in the GRIPE office, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed on December 24 & 25, 2018 and on December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019 for the holidays.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE and are greatly looking forward to what 2019 has in store!

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Now Open Deadline January 15, 2019

As a reminder, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is currently accepting images for the 2019 Photo Contest. All entries must be received by January 15, 2019.

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.)

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512. 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 with your entries.

If you have any questions or difficulties submitting your images, please let us know via email atsupport@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.