GRIPE – Call for 2019 Program Committee Volunteers

The time has come to begin planning the 2019 GRIPE Winter Meeting! The first step in the process is to form the Program Committee.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. The role of the Program Committee is to establish a theme and schedule for the program, select and invite pertinent speakers, and collaborate on various tasks as needed in order to provide the membership with an outstanding annual meeting. Your availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email from March 2018 through the program in January 2019 is expected, in addition to great ideas and a collegial spirit! The names of participating members will be credited in the conference program.

If you would like to be considered for a position on this Committee please send a brief statement of your interests to by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. We would like to complete selections by March 5, so we can begin our meetings by phone in March 2018.

We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work.

For additional information or questions please contact

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 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 Although a Facebook account is required to join the QuickPath group, no one will have access to your personal, non-public information.

GRIPE 2018 – Things to do & See in Las Vegas

If you have some downtime before, during, or after the GRIPE Meeting next week, be sure to visit some of the wonderful things Las Vegas and Nevada have to offer!

  • Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a mile-deep canyon (1.6 km) that bisects the park. Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, it takes 5 hours to drive the 215 miles / 346 km between the park’s South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.
  • Red Rock Canyon
    Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, a Visitor Center offering information and interpretation about recreation opportunities, hiking and trails, wildlife, vegetation, geology, cultural resources and much more.
  • Hoover Dam
    On April 20, 1931, construction began on the Hoover Dam, the largest of its kind at the time. Despite the remote location and harsh working conditions, it was completed on March 1, 1936 in less than five years — two years ahead of schedule — and well under budget.
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens
    At Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden, see how chocolate is made, create your own box of goodies and stroll through desert life.
  • Nevada State Museum
    Founded in 1982, the mission of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and disseminates material that contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the state.
  • Planetarium and Observatory at the College of Southern Nevada
    This is Southern Nevada’s only public planetrium. The 68-seat theater features an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 high definition hemispheric video projection system that creates virtual realities on an impressive dome surrounding the audience.
  • Extraterrestrial Highway (Near Area 51)
    Located in Rachel, a small city 150 miles north from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll learn all about Area 51 and get breathtaking views of the Southwest desert.
  • Death Valley National Park
    In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
  • Chloride Mining Town
    Chloride was the home of thousands of people living off the silver mines in the nearby Cerbat Mountains. Now it’s the salt-of-the-earth residence of a few hundred souls. But with weekend re-enactments of gunslinging, bullet-ridden brush-ups and a preserved boardwalked old town, it’s a true slice of the Wild West.
  • Pinball Hall of Fame
    A symphony of quarters clanging, low-fi beeps, upbeat digital sounds and faintly distorted classic rock provides the ambiance for the Pinball Hall of Fame.

Be sure to download your copy of the 2018 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

GRIPE 2018 – Last Chance – Photo Contest Deadline January 15!

As a reminder, GRIPE is currently accepting images for the 2018 Photo Contest! All entries must be received by January 15, 2018.

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.

GRIPE – 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

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

GRIPE 2018 – Download the 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:

Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2018 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2018 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at We hope to see you in Las Vegas!

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!