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.

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

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.

Submission Now Open for the 2019 John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship

To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is again offering the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. GRIPE is a national/international organization of institutions, interest groups, and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of pathology education in allopathic and osteopathic medical, nursing, dental and allied health schools.

The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 24-26, 2019. Further details of the meeting can be found online at www.gripemeeting.org.

Please encourage any of your residents who are interested in Pathology medical education to apply before October 31, 2018.

Download the application here.

E-mail the completed form along with the resident’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching along with a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences to Cassie Chinn at cassie@gripeadmin.org. You may also fax your completed forms to 304-523-9701.

The resident will also be asked to prepare a poster on a topic of his/her choice and give a 10-minute presentation summarizing the poster at the 2019 meeting. The scholarship will be awarded by December 15, 2018 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

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!

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!