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 – Pre-Conference Workshop Information

The 2018 Annual GRIPE Winter Meeting will be taking place from January 25-27, 2018. Thursday, January 25 is a pre-conference workshop day, and we would like to highlight one of the sessions for you:

Tips and Tricks for successfully publishing scholarly work in an international journal on Medical Education
Presented by Peter de Jong, Editor-in-Chief of ​Medical Science Educator​, and Julie Hewett

In publishing scholarly work it is important to choose the right strategy in submitting the work to the most appropriate journal. The workshop will give the attendees an overview of several journals for Medical Education and the characteristics of different manuscript types, more insight in the editorial processes of a journal and several concrete strategies to increase the chances of acceptance of their work. The workshop is intended for those with no or little experience in submitting manuscripts to international medical education journals.

At the end of the workshop the participants will have a better understanding of scientific publishing in medical education and the way in how a manuscript should be submitted.

Registration is now open for the 2018 GRIPE meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada! For more information on the meeting or to register today, please visit!

GRIPE 2018 – Reminder: Distinguished Service Award – Due 11/15

As a reminder, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is currently accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to the mission of GRIPE.

To be nominated, three GRIPE Members from separate institutions must send letters of nomination to the GRIPE Executive Committee in order to nominate an individual by the deadline of November 15, 2017. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization.

Click here to download the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please let us know at

GRIPE 2018 – 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, 2017

Download the nomination form here

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GRIPE 2018 – Last Chance to Submit a Poster Abstract – Deadline 9/1!

The deadline for poster abstract submission is quickly drawing near! As a reminder, GRIPE is currently inviting submissions of abstracts for presentation at the 2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2018 Meeting will be held at the Westin Las Vegas from January 25-27, 2018. This year’s theme is “Becoming an Innovative Pathology Educator.”

Click here to submit your poster abstractPlease note: If this is the first time you are accessing this site, you will need to create a new user profileThe deadline for submission is September 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please let us know at