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

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

#GRIPE19 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Hooman Rashidi

The GRIPE 2019 Annual Winter Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Hooman RashidiDr. Rashidi is a board certified Hematopathologist with an extensive background in informatics and medical education. His bioinformatics background dates back to his graduate school years in the 90s (prior to entering medical school). That experience and expertise enabled me to co-author several popular textbooks in bioinformatics along with now being actively involved in developing several machine learning tools and platforms that him and his colleagues are using for their respective studies. In addition he has also been very successful in publishing several very popular digital tools (including several Apps) in the medical education/hematology arena that are now used worldwide. His background and experiences gives him a great perspective of how to convey this knowledge to those interested in the technology arena.
 Integrating Technology Tools in Medical Education
The use of technology and digital platforms in medical education is an integral part of many programs and courses. The misconception amongst many is that one needs to be a technology expert/ computer programmer to be able to build and incorporate such tools in their particular area of interest/coursework. There are many tools made easily accessible and available to the average user that could help build and incorporate such tools in various settings. This session will discuss such possibilities and help in introducing such tools for an audience with a wide background in this technology discipline.

More information on Dr. Geoff Talmon, our plenary speaker for Friday morning, can be found here.

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Now Open

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

 

The time is again upon us for the GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  • GROSS (specimens, patients, etc)
  • MICRO (sections, cytology, etc)
  • OTHER (EM, immunofluorescence, etc)
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Clarity of Illustration (good example, well prepared specimen)
  • Photographic Excellence (good lighting, nondistracting background, etc)
  • Usefulness for teaching medical students
  • Does the slide help fill gaps in the GRIPE photo collection

Contributors of photos accepted for entry into the GRIPE Photo Bank will receive a Certificate of Charitable Contribution.

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512. 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 with your entries.

All photos are submitted with the understanding that they may be used and distributed as part of the GRIPE Photo Bank. Contributors retain copyright control of the accepted images.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Judging will take place at the Winter 2019 GRIPE Meeting, held at the New Orleans Doubletree by Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Judges will be members of the GRIPE Photo Bank Committee.

Submission Form: Click here!

#GRIPE19 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Geoff Talmon

The GRIPE 2019 Annual Winter Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
Presented by Geoff Talmon, MD
January 25, 2019 at 9:00am Eastern Time

Geoff TalmonDr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology an Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and transplant pathology. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC, a fellowship in surgical pathology and the Mayo Clinic, and am currently obtaining a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talmon serves as the Department’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, program director for the pathology residency program, director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program, and co-leader of the preclinical phase of the medical school curriculum.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
While the characteristics of Millennial learners and their differences from older educators have been widely discussed with regard to medical education, a new generation of learners will soon be entering health education: Generation Z. Although they share many similarities to their Millennial predecessors, their perspectives and preferences may have an impact on how Gen Z students approach medical training with implications for instruction and beyond. This session will review the basics of the generations active in medical education today with particular focus on the characteristics of Generation Z students.

Following this session, audience members will be able to:

  • Review characteristics of the 5 generations currently active in medical education
  • Differentiate characteristics of Millennial and Generation Z learners
  • Discuss the impact of Generation Z students’ preferences and tendencies on medical education
  • Develop potential strategies for better engaging Generation Z health professions students

Registration for the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January!

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

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.