GRIPE 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline Reminder

The 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is October 15, 2018. Currently, registration is $525/$660 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $625/$760 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate! Registration is available online at www.gripemeeting.org.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at support@gripeadmin.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is NOW OPEN

Register Here for the Early Bird Discount!

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them at their annual winter meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme is “Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials.”

When: January 24 – 26
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Register Here

Meeting Highlights: With 12.75 CME credits available, there is plenty to see, do, learn and share at the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting. Each year, pathologists and pathology educators come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Geoff Talmon and Hooman Rashidi as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton
300 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130

The GRIPE Attendee room rate will be $159 per night.

Please make your hotel reservations online here or by calling the hotel’s reservation line directly at 1-800-HILTONS. Please be sure to ask for the reduced rate for the GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting.

For more information, visit the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January!

Thank you,
Raja Koteeswaran, MD, MBBS, MAcadMEd
Chair, GRIPE 2019 Program Committee

Call to Host the 2020 GRIPE Meeting

Each year, GRIPE organizes its Annual Winter Meeting. Participants from several different countries will be visiting the meeting.

For the 2020 meeting, the GRIPE Executive Committee is investigating possible sites to help organize the meeting. At this point, we would like to invite all GRIPE members to consider their own institution to be a possible host for the meeting. Hosting the meeting gives many advantages in establishing new connections with colleagues from other medical schools, and also offers the host institution to show its own successes and facilities to others.

The Executive Committee strongly prefers GRIPE Meetings be connected to an institution with a strong pathology education program; therefore, your help and suggestions are invaluable!

Please consider your own institution as possible host for 2020 and discuss this with your own faculty members. Please note that hosting a meeting does not always indicate that the meeting will be held at your institution.

If you are considering hosting, please send us a motivated letter of intention before October 15, 2018.

We do not need a full proposal yet. As soon as the Executive Committee has judged all letters of intention, a limited number of institutions will be asked to send in a full proposal.

Letters of intention can be send to Julie Hewett at julie@gripeadmin.org.

Please consider our offer and help GRIPE to continue the organization of the annual meetings in the future!

New Opportunities for Trainees at GRIPE 2019

Mentoring of trainees (medical students and pathology residents) is a rewarding aspect of pathology medical education, and for the first time, the GRIPE 2019 conference in New Orleans is offering trainee mentoring opportunities by two workshops dedicated solely for trainees, which are as follows:

  1. Pathologists: Who are they? What do they do? Is this something for me?
  2. Pathology medical education: What is so special about pathology medical education?

Second, trainees will have an opportunity to submit a poster, allowing them to include it in their curricula vitae. The deadline for this poster is October 1, 2018. GRIPE is inviting ALL trainees to submit posters for the 2019 GRIPE conference as follows:

  1. Medical students are being asked to write a poster on a deficit or problem that they perceive in their pathology basic science course. The student will research the literature and report if this issue has been recognized, addressed, or studied. Finally, they will have a conclusion with possible solutions. This poster should be less than 500 words and should consist of the following categories: Title, Introduction (including their issue to address), Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
  2. Pathology residents are being asked to write a poster on a deficit or problem that they perceive in their pathology residency training. The resident will research the literature and report if this issue has been previously recognized, address, or studied. Finally, they will have a conclusion with possible solutions. This poster should be less than 500 words and should consist of the following categories: Title, Introduction (including their issue to address), Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

One medical student and one resident poster will be recognized at the conference.

Third, students and pathology residents can run for positions on our first trainee committee, which will be responsible for organizing trainee activities at future GRIPE conferences.

Finally, trainees that do attend and pay their registration fee, will automatically receive a year membership in GRIPE for FREE!

PLEASE inform your trainees about this opportunity, since GRIPE’s mission will NOT be successful without your help! Thank you for being part of GRIPE!

For more information on these opportunities, please email support@gripeadmin.org.

GRIPE Breakfast at the 2018 IAMSE Meeting

The 22nd Annual International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Meeting will be taking place Las Vegas, NV from June 9-19, 2018. GRIPE will be exhibiting at the meeting and would like to invite all of our members who will be attending this meeting to join us for breakfast on Monday, June 11. The GRIPE Breakfast will take place during the Breakfast Roundtables from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the Grand Ballroom.

More information about the IAMSE meeting can be found at www.iamseconference.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

GRIPE – Call for 2019 Program Committee Volunteers

The time has come to begin planning the 2019 GRIPE Winter Meeting! The first step in the process is to form the Program Committee.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. The role of the Program Committee is to establish a theme and schedule for the program, select and invite pertinent speakers, and collaborate on various tasks as needed in order to provide the membership with an outstanding annual meeting. Your availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email from March 2018 through the program in January 2019 is expected, in addition to great ideas and a collegial spirit! The names of participating members will be credited in the conference program.

If you would like to be considered for a position on this Committee please send a brief statement of your interests to danielle@gripeadmin.org by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. We would like to complete selections by March 5, so we can begin our meetings by phone in March 2018.

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

For additional information or questions please contact danielle@gripeadmin.org.

GRIPE 2018 – Things to do & See in Las Vegas

If you have some downtime before, during, or after the GRIPE Meeting next week, be sure to visit some of the wonderful things Las Vegas and Nevada have to offer!

  • Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a mile-deep canyon (1.6 km) that bisects the park. Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, it takes 5 hours to drive the 215 miles / 346 km between the park’s South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.
  • Red Rock Canyon
    Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, a Visitor Center offering information and interpretation about recreation opportunities, hiking and trails, wildlife, vegetation, geology, cultural resources and much more.
  • Hoover Dam
    On April 20, 1931, construction began on the Hoover Dam, the largest of its kind at the time. Despite the remote location and harsh working conditions, it was completed on March 1, 1936 in less than five years — two years ahead of schedule — and well under budget.
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
    At Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden, see how chocolate is made, create your own box of goodies and stroll through desert life.
  • Nevada State Museum
    Founded in 1982, the mission of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and disseminates material that contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the state.
  • Planetarium and Observatory at the College of Southern Nevada
    This is Southern Nevada’s only public planetrium. The 68-seat theater features an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 high definition hemispheric video projection system that creates virtual realities on an impressive dome surrounding the audience.
  • Extraterrestrial Highway (Near Area 51)
    Located in Rachel, a small city 150 miles north from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll learn all about Area 51 and get breathtaking views of the Southwest desert.
  • Death Valley National Park
    In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
  • Chloride Mining Town
    Chloride was the home of thousands of people living off the silver mines in the nearby Cerbat Mountains. Now it’s the salt-of-the-earth residence of a few hundred souls. But with weekend re-enactments of gunslinging, bullet-ridden brush-ups and a preserved boardwalked old town, it’s a true slice of the Wild West.
  • Pinball Hall of Fame
    A symphony of quarters clanging, low-fi beeps, upbeat digital sounds and faintly distorted classic rock provides the ambiance for the Pinball Hall of Fame.

Be sure to download your copy of the 2018 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Last Chance – Photo Contest Deadline January 15!

As a reminder, GRIPE is currently accepting images for the 2018 Photo Contest! All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.

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.

GRIPE 2018 – Download the 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/gripe18/

Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2018 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Photo Contest Reminder – Deadline January 15!

As a reminder, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is currently accepting images for the 2018 Photo Contest. All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.

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 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. 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.