Call for Tom Kent Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Tom Kent Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to pathology education. Nominees should have a broad contribution to pathology education and the nomination should focus on a lifetime of contribution, rather than something done at any one point in time.

Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization. Nominated individuals do not need to be GRIPE members.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2018

Download the nomination form here

Call for Distinguished Service Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to the mission of GRIPE. Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization. Below as a PDF is the form to use to nominate someone for this award.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2018

Click here to download the nomination form

Do you have questions or would like more information? Please contact us at support@gripeadmin.org.

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.

Call for Trainee Involvement & Strategic Planning Committee Volunteers

GRIPE Trainee and Strategic Planning VolunteersThe Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to invite you to become more involved with the association. There are two main areas in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated – the Trainee Involvement and Strategic Planning Committees.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. Your availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Membership at a committee level fosters relationships with like-minded colleagues and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. If you have an interest in volunteering for either of these Committees, please email us at support@gripeadmin.org by Wednesday, May 3, 2018 to let us know!

Join the 2018 Question Bank Committee

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to invite you to become more involved with the association. There is one area in which volunteer help is always welcomed and appreciated – the Question Bank Committee.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. The Question Bank Committee will operate mostly as an offline working group, with most communication happening via email. Your availability for the occasional one-hour monthly phone meeting is requested, in addition to your great ideas!

Membership at a committee level fosters relationships with like-minded colleagues and may well enhance your professional standing and opportunities. If you have an interest in volunteering for either of these Committees, please email us at support@gripeadmin.org by Friday, April 20, 2018 to let us know!

 

 

GRIPE – Top 5 Reasons Why GRIPE Membership is Valuable

Do you know any Pathologists who aren’t yet GRIPE Members? Here are five reasons they should join GRIPE!

  1. Access to the Resource Bank – The GRIPE resource bank contains over 5,500 indexed, peer-reviewed questions and images that have been submitted to GRIPE. It includes multiple choice questions, images with multiple choice questions, and clinical case items.
  2. Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting – Being a GRIPE member saves you money for the Annual Meeting.
  3. Access to Job Postings in Pathology Education – GRIPE maintains a job posting on the website for open positions in Pathology. If you’re looking for a new position, it’s easier to look through Pathology listings than to try and narrow all listings to just Pathology.
  4. Access to Pathology Mentors – If you are looking to broaden your horizons in Pathology, GRIPE can provide you information on Pathologists or Mentors in your area.
  5. Updates with News, resources and information valuable to pathology educators – Any time there is new information or news that might interest Pathology Educators, GRIPE will let their members know.

Joining GRIPE is easy! Visit the GRIPE website today at www.gripeweb.org and click “Join Today!”

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”, (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40670-017-0406-4). 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.

Dr. Fernando Gomez has co-authored a recently published paper titled, “The pathogenesis of microcephaly resulting from congenital infections: why is my baby’s head so small?” (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-017-3111-8)