Call for GYN Images for the GRIPE Image Bank

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to expand our listing of Pathology Resources on the GRIPE website (www.gripeadmin.org). As our Resource Bank Committee works through refining, updating and matching images and questions from the Master Item Bank, we’ve found several areas that would be greatly served by updated content.

This month we are reaching out to our membership and abroad for clinical, gross, micro or patient gynecology image submissions for our members-only Image Bank. If you have samples that you would like to share, please follow the online submission form here. Please note, emailed submissions will not be considered for inclusion into the Image Bank. 

Currently, the Pathology Resource listing can be found on our website under the Resources tab.

If you have a different Pathology resource you’d like to share, email it to us at support@gripeadmin.org by May 5.

Call for GYN Images for the GRIPE Image Bank

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to expand our listing of Pathology Resources on the GRIPE website (www.gripeadmin.org). As our Resource Bank Committee works through refining, updating and matching images and questions from the Master Item Bank, we’ve found several areas that would be greatly served by updated content.

This month we are reaching out to our membership and abroad for clinical, gross, micro or patient gynecology image submissions for our members-only Image Bank. If you have samples that you would like to share, please follow the online submission form here. Please note, emailed submissions will not be considered for inclusion into the Image Bank. 

Currently, the Pathology Resource listing can be found on our website under the Resources tab.

If you have a different Pathology resource you’d like to share, email it to us at support@gripeadmin.org by May 5.

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?

American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)
April 6 – 10, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Association for Pathology Informatics (API)
May 6 – 9, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)
May 8-May 10, 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Japanese Society of Pathology (JSP)
May 9-11, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

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

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
May 19-23, 2019
Barcelona, Spain

American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP)
June 6 – 9, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)
June 7 – 12, 2019
Miami, Florida

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
June 8-11, 2019
Roanoke, Virginia

Digital Pathology & AI Congress
June 13 – 14, 2019
New York City, New York

Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP)
June 22 – 27, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina

GRIPE April Featured Member President Amy Lin!

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

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.

Would you like to be featured in next month’s article? Let us know by emailingsupport@gripeadmin.org.

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!

  • 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.
  • Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting – Being a GRIPE member saves you money for the Annual Meeting. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.gripeadmin.org and click “Join Today!”

Will you be attending any pathology conferences? Let us know!

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 support@gripeadmin.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 support@gripeadmin.org.

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 here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quickpath/

Download the GRIPE19 Program Book!

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).

 Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here.

 Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or are unable to access the link above via email at support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060. 
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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