GRIPE 2018 – Photo Contest Reminder – Deadline January 15!

As a reminder, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is currently accepting images for the 2018 Photo Contest. All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.

Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  • GROSS (e.g., specimens, clinical photographs, imaging studies, etc.)
  • MICRO (e.g., sections, cytology, peripheral blood smears, etc.)
  • OTHER (e.g., EM, immunofluorescence, karyotypes, culture plates, hemoglobin electrophoresis, flow cytometry graphs, etc.)

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512 and must be in either JPG or TIFF format. 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 or by phone at 304-208-8060.

Happy Holidays from the GRIPE Admin Team

From everyone in the GRIPE office, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed on December 25-26, 2017 and on January 1, 2018 for the holidays.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE and are greatly looking forward to what 2018 has in store!

GRIPE 2018 – Meeting Abstracts Now Online!

The 2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting poster abstracts are now listed online! We will have 16 poster presentations on the following topics:

  • The Effects of a Student Led Inter-professional Anatomy and Pathology Event
  • How to become an Innovative Pathology Educator
  • Peers as Laboratory Teaching Assistants in Medical Histology
  • Comparison of Methods Designed to Improve the Podiatric Student Learning of Critical Thinking Skills Applied to Patient Encounters
  • Pathology Boot Camp: A Focused Training Program for Medical Students that Aids in the Transition to Pathology Residency
  • A Cutting Edge Mixed Method Approach to Educate Millennials in the era of Personalized Medicine
  • Failure to Learn versus Failure to Retain: Histology and Pathology Alignment
  • Lessons from Wall Street: Implementing a high-stress environment resiliency strategy into a medical residency program
  • “Tumor Board” Simulation: A Team Based Learning Activity for Third-year Medical Students Incorporating Basic Science and Clinical Knowledge
  • Comparative Pathology and One Health: Where Do We Fit?
  • Histology Across The Human Lifespan – Endocrine System
  • The pathology mini-elective: a unique educational opportunity to introduce early stage medical students to the discipline and practice of anatomic and clinical pathology
  • Pathology Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools
  • Enhancing student Learning and Clinical Skills in the Pathology Classroom: An Innovative Strategy
  • Challenges and Strategies to increase engagement in the Pathology Lab Sessions

To view the abstracts, please click here.

Not registered for the meeting yet? Registration is still available online at! The Early Bird Deadline for registration is December 28th, so be sure to register before then for the early bird discount!

GRIPE Member Announcements

Dr. Rajasekaran Koteeswaran recently published an article in Medical Science Educator (March 2017) titled, “Flipping Pathology: Our experience at an Australian Medical School”, ( In this article, he shares his experience and challenges in re-structuring pathology curriculum to ensure equitable teaching delivery to more than 500 medical students enrolled annually and spread across 4 campuses at an Australian medical school.

Dr. Ritcha Saxena has published a paper on Cutting-Edge Strategies in Massive Transfusion in Patients of Obstetric Hemorrhage in Journal of General Practice. She also presented a poster on a Wave of innovation in pathology teaching with Incorporation of Advanced Radiology and Ultramodern Pathology Techniques at the ASCP Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago and was selected as a finalist for the Best Poster Award. Dr. Saxena prepared an interactive module incorporating advanced radiological techniques with digital microscopy and virtual gross specimens integrated with latest IHC and molecular profiles. She was invited to present it at the Pathology Department Meeting at HIMU, India to introduce and train in the latest pedagogical approaches to the faculty.

Dr. Fernando Gomez has co-authored a recently published paper titled, “The pathogenesis of microcephaly resulting from congenital infections: why is my baby’s head so small?” (

GRIPE 2018 – Reminder: Book Your Hotel Room!

The 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting is right around the corner! Have you reserved your hotel room yet? The GRIPE attendee room rate is $179 per night at the Westin Las Vegas for the nights of January 25-27, 2018. This special rate will be available until December 22, 2017, so now is great time to go ahead and reserve your stay for the 2018 GRIPE Winter Meeting!

After December 22, the hotel cannot guarantee rooms for GRIPE Attendees

To make your reservations online, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Early Bird Registration Deadline Reminder

The 2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting is right around the corner! The Early Bird Deadline is December 28, 2017. Currently, registration is $425/$500 for member/non-member. After the Early Bird Deadline, rates will increase to $525/$600 for member/non-member registration. Be sure to register before this deadline to receive the reduced rate! Registration is available online at

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know at We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE – Call for Member Announcements

We are very pleased to dedicate one section on our website to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments on the GRIPE website!

Please send your news to Danielle Inscoe via email at for inclusion on the website. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments on the website, but welcome you to share your personal news on the GRIPE Facebook page!