GRIPE – Call to Host the 2019 GRIPE Meeting

Each year, GRIPE organizes its Annual Winter Meeting. Participants from several different countries will be visiting the meeting.

For the 2019 meeting, the GRIPE Executive Committee is investigating possible sites to help organize the meeting. At this point, we would like to invite all GRIPE members to consider their own institution to be a possible host for the meeting. Hosting the meeting gives many advantages in establishing new connections with colleagues from other medical schools, and also offers the host institution to show its own successes and facilities to others.

The Executive Committee strongly prefers GRIPE Meetings be connected to an institution with a strong pathology education program; therefore, your help and suggestions are invaluable!

Please consider your own institution as possible host for 2019 and discuss this with your own faculty members. Please note that hosting a meeting does not always indicate that the meeting will be held at your institution.

If you are considering hosting, please send us a motivated letter of intention before October 13, 2017.

We do not need a full proposal yet. As soon as the Executive Committee has judged all letters of intention, a limited number of institutions will be asked to send in a full proposal.

Letters of intention can be send to Julie Hewett at

Please consider our offer and help GRIPE to continue the organization of the annual meetings in the future!

GRIPE Member Announcements

Dr. Geoffrey Talmon has co-authored a book that is now available for purchase! The book is entitled, Mind the Gap: Generational Differences in Medical Education and may be ordered on the publisher’s website here.

Dr. Lija Joseph was featured in an article from CAP Today titled, “New pathology patient consult program takes off.” Read the full article here.

Dr. Shirley Siew has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award and has recently presented a poster entitled, “MacCallum’s Triangle. Is it Rheumatic? Is it Traumatic? Or is it Both?” at the meeting of the Microscopy Society of America in St Louis, Missouri, 2017.

GRIPE 2018 – Call for Distinguished Service Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to the mission of GRIPE. 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. Below as a PDF is the form to use to nominate someone for this award.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2017

Click here to download the nomination form

Do you have questions or would like more information? Please contact us at

GRIPE – Featured Member: Geoffrey Talmon, President

This month, we’d like to introduce you to our featured member, Geoffrey Talmon, GRIPE President:

I have been involved with GRIPE since I was a resident. That experience was fundamental in cementing my career path as a pathology educator. In GRIPE, I have access to a network of talented, passionate, innovative educators that not only provided me with valuable advice and mentorship early in my career but are true colleagues. Everyone is dedicated to improving pathology teaching for medical students to not only foster an interest in the field but turn out better practitioners. One of the other things that I love about GRIPE is our annual meeting. Out of all of the conferences that I attend, it is hands-down my favorite; not only is content incredibly practical and immediately applicable to my teaching, I always walk away with a host of ideas and new connections.

GRIPE – Is Your Membership Profile Current?

Is your membership profile up to date? Please take a moment to log in to the GRIPE Member’s Website to make sure that your email address and physical address are up to date. The Member’s Website can also be found on the GRIPE website under Member Only Login.

We use this information to get in touch with our members and to send important information such as renewal and deadline reminders.

If your information is incorrect, if you have any questions, or if you have any difficulties getting logged in, please contact the GRIPE Administrative office by phone at 304.208.8060 or by email at

GRIPE 2018 – Reminder: John Holliman Resident Scholarship Due 10/31

The deadline for applications for the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship is drawing close. The scholarship will cover registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Westin Las Vegas, January 25-27, 2018.

Applications are to be e-mailed to or faxed to (304) 523-9701 by October 31. Please be sure the applicant’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching and a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences are included.

Download the application here.

The scholarship will be awarded by December 1, 2017 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

Have You Visited the Image Bank?

Did you know that GRIPE maintains a master item bank for institutional members? The bank includes over 5,500 indexed, peer-reviewed questions and includes a computer based question management system with quick and easy search capabilities and quiz or exam construction. It also includes over 4,000 indexed digital images which cover a wide range of clinical, gross, and microscopic pathology.

The GRIPE Image and Question Bank may be found on the GRIPE website under the Resources heading as Educational Resources. From here, you’ll be able to access the bank with your institutional login information.

If you can’t remember your login information, want to upgrade your membership to an institutional membership, or have questions about the bank, please contact please contact Cassie Chinn via email at

GRIPE 2018 – Reminder Call for Poster Abstracts – Deadline 9/1!

As a reminder, The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is currently inviting submissions of abstracts for poster and oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting at the Westin Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 25-27, 2018.

Click here to submit or visit the GRIPE website at

The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017.​ Please be sure to share this deadline with any colleagues who may be interested.

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