The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is now inviting submissions of workshop abstracts for presentation at the annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 23-25, 2020. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients”
Workshop abstracts must include: Workshop Description Workshop Objectives to be Met The abstract must be 500 words or less *Abstracts will not be considered without an included disclosure form for each presenter completed with the abstract. That disclosure form can be found here.
Click here to submit or visit the GRIPE website at www.gripeweb.org. The abstract submission page is under the Annual Meeting heading. Please note! If this is the first time you are accessing this site, you will need to create a new user profile.
Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers and medical professionals that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month a member is chosen to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in GRIPE. This month’s Featured Member is our newly-elected president, Dr. Amy Lin.
Amy Lin, MD President, GRIPE Associate Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology Director of Medical Student Education Director of Curricular Affairs, College of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago
What things would you like to see happen in your two years as president? What I would like to see is greater collaboration both within and outside our organization. Aside from gathering for the annual meeting, we could be sharing ideas, research projects and the like among members and partner organizations. I’d be interested in partnering with groups like UMEDS or IAMSE, or any other type of research-based association with a similar mission. One directive that (Past-President) Geoff (Talmon) began during his term was to expand into other health professions outside of medicine such as education in pathology. Even in those realms, we are all facing the same issues.
Another avenue I’d like to explore is to talk more about the educational research aspect of our field and how we can move forward with that. We have a lot of people in our group who are amazing educators, but they don’t necessarily have a background in research. I’d like to help foster more opportunity to bring that back into the meeting and other activities during the year. Possibly even webinars or collaborative research projects.
Where do you see GRIPE going in the next five years? I think we’ll be a better-known resource for pathology educators internationally. We are already seeing greater membership from outside the United States and the newly-established Membership Committee is actively working on several international outreach efforts.
I see GRIPE as more than a source for instructional materials and questions, but we can also be known as a complete resource for Pathology education and educators. People can come to us for mentorship, recommendations, help with research projects and collaboration.
I’m also excited about our trainee involvement initiative! Through our efforts there, we hope to recruit not just medical students into the field of pathology but medical students and residents into pathology education so that they can find their niche here. Including trainees has already helped create more of a dialogue between educators and students. Reaching across student/teacher boundaries has been instrumental in highlighting perspectives from both sides, which will make us all stronger and better able to reach our shared goals.
Anything else you’d like to share with the membership? I am happy to hear your ideas for where you’d like to see the organization grow or if you have ideas on how to promote GRIPE to others. I look forward to serving the membership in 2019 and 2020.
We’d like to get the word out about Pathology Education and GRIPE. To do this, we need your help!
Will you be attending any Pathology-Based Conferences this year? If you are, please let us know! You can send this information to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to begin exhibiting at these meetings and your information will help us expand our list of current meetings to attend. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please just let us know at email@example.com.
QuickPath to Boards is a Facebook group maintained by the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE). This page is beneficial for students in getting help with questions about Pathology when preparing for exams from faculty and other students. The page will also be used to suggest available pathology study materials.
Faculty members are also encouraged to join the private group to help provide answers and clarifications to the many questions that students may have. It’s a great way to support students outside of the classroom.
We’ve made some logistical changes to the annual meeting this year in hopes of improving the quality of it. We will be printing limited copies of the program book, but have also listed it online so that you may download a copy of it to your device(s).
Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or are unable to access the link above via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-208-8060. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
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 email@example.com! Looking forward to a successful meeting!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.