Before You Go – 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting

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 support@gripeadmin.org! Looking forward to a successful meeting!

Pathology Events of Interest

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?

Group for Research in Pathology Education
January 24 – 26, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP)
January 31 – February 1, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP)
February 22-24, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
May 16 – 18, 2019
Hong Kong

Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
March 31 – April 3, 2019
Grapevine, TX

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Deadline January 15, 2019

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 support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.

Download the GRIPE19 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/gripe19/Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2019 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in New Orleans!

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!

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 – What is QuickPath to Boards?

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.

The QuickPath to Boards group may be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/quickpath/. Although a Facebook account is required to join the QuickPath group, no one will have access to your personal, non-public information.

GRIPE – Call for Image and Question Bank Committee Volunteers

The 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 Image Bank Committee and the Question Bank Committee.

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, 2017 to let us know!