2020 GRIPE Business Meeting Agenda Now Online

The agenda for the 2020 GRIPE Business Meeting is now online. You may view that document on the member’s only website here. Please note that you will be required to enter your login credentials to view the post. 

The annual Business Meeting will be held at the 2019 GRIPE Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, USA on Friday, January 24 at 3:15pm CST. If you still need to register to attend the annual meeting, please feel free to do so here.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

GRIPE 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops Announced!

During the upcoming GRIPE meeting in San Antonio, there will be two terrific pre-conference sessions for your consideration. Sessions will be held concurrently beginning at 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 23.

Teaching in the Internet Age: Optimizing Educational Techniques in the World of the Smartphone
Presented by Geoff Talmon


The Internet Age has changed the landscape of education. While innovations such as eLearning, YouTube videos, and other online resources are visible, the use of “tried and true” teaching methods that are well-known to educators likely need new approaches. As an example, traditional lectures, often have a singular focus—information delivery. Increased access to factual information via the Internet using devices that are almost always readily available has made simple exposure to information a less important activity. Even student-centered, interactive activities such as problem-based learning may be more effective if different approaches than have been used in the past when students have access to the sum of medical knowledge and search engines. This session will address the technique to optimize teaching in today’s information-rich environment.

Using Social Media to Promote Pathology
Presented by Maren Fuller


Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are great tools to connect with others and share information. These tools can be employed to promote pathology via interacting with other pathologists, educators, medical professionals, medical students, and even the general public. It’s also an excellent way to expand the reach of pathology beyond one’s own department and institution.
 
The goals of the workshop are to learn the basics of using social media: setting up an account, composing posts, and consideration of “best practices” including HIPPA and privacy concerns. The workshop will also include a hands-on component for all levels: from the basics of setting up an account and posting to using hashtags and an introduction to analytics.

 



Registration for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in January!

#GRIPE20 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Paulo Saldiva

The GRIPE 2020 Annual 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.

The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Presented by Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD

Paulo Saldiva

Paulo Saldiva, MD, PhD received his MD from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in 1977 and PhD in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983. He is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine and Director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Saldiva made his scientific career on environmental pathology and the impacts of air pollution in human health. He is a leading researcher in this area and works on implementing scientific information in public policies to improve human health in megacities and metropolitan areas. Dr. Saldiva is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Meteorological Association, World Health Organization, and member of the Urban Meteorology and Environment Science Advisory Group from WMO. He is also a member of the Brazilian Sciences Academy and National Academy of Medicine. He has two sons, plays harmonica and is a passionate bicycle rider.

Title: The Relevance of Pathology for Global Policy: The Case of Environmental Pathology
Time: Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:00 AM

This session will address one of several forms to make pathology visible for different stakeholders inside and outside the academic area. We will demonstrate the relevance of pathology and pathological knowledge for better understanding problems that affect full populations, particularly those within megacities, and how this knowledge can be translated into public policies to improve the quality of life of human beings and the challenges to make it happen.

The real life model discussed in this plenary session will be related to environmental pathology and air pollution: starting from the basic scientific knowledge of its effects on respiratory diseases and reproduction (from experimental models), passing through clinical studies and translating to the society through government (public policies), organized society groups (NGOs, Civil groups, etc), business (public and private companies). A key demonstration that pathology must be recognized and viewed as a cornerstone not just for individual diagnosis, but also for relevant social and global issues.

Call for Resource Bank Co-Chairs

The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking two Co-chairs for the Resource Bank Committee. This committee is responsible for the GRIPE Master Item Bank, including writing original questions, editing current questions for clarity and updates, judging submissions of questions and images and judging the annual Photo Contest. We are seeking two candidates, one to focus on questions and one to focus on images, and encourage all who are interest to submit themselves for nomination. Availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Why serve as co-chair of the Resource Bank Committee? 

  • Gain experience as co-chair in an international organization
  • Opportunities each month to practice writing NBME-style questions
  • Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank, even if you are not an Institutional Member
  • Full administrative support for each meeting

If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these Committees, please send a brief statement of your interests to support@gripeadmin.org by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

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

Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials – A Report in Medical Science Educator

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) visited New Orleans, LA, USA earlier this year to learn and discuss topics on “Making Pathology Relevant for Millenials.” Program Chair, Dr. Rajasekaran Koteeswaran, and committee members compiled a report of that annual meeting, held from January 24-26, 2019, that was recently published in the medical journal Medical Science Educator.

To read the full reporting of the academic meeting, please visit the article page on the Medical Science Educator website.

For information on the 2020 meeting titled “Enhancing Pathology’s Visbility” please visit the annual meeting’s website here.

If you would like to register for the 2020 meeting, just click the link below.

Register Today

Annual JulNet Client Survey

We value your opinion and would love to hear your feedback about how you feel JulNet is serving the Group for Research in Pathology Education. Your feedback will help us make any necessary changes and help us serve the membership more effectively.

2019 Annual Client Survey

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflecting on our responses.

Thank you,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
GRIPE Association Manager

GRIPE 2020 – Opportunities for Pathologists & Trainees

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

We’d like to bring your attention to two opportunities for your students that are part of the 2020 Annual Meeting: the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship and the Trainee Posters. As in years passed, GRIPE will be awarding the 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. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, or if you would like more information, please visit our website

Also, in 2020 GRIPE will be featuring poster submissions from trainees along with the general poster presentations during the meeting. This gives trainees an opportunity to present potential research, as well as an opportunity to present alongside fellow pathology educators.

Please share these opportunities with any residents or colleagues you feel may be interested. If you would like to find out more about the annual meeting in San Antonio, please visit the meeting website.

If you have any questions about our organization or our resident scholarship, please let us know. We can be reached by email at support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304.208.8060.

Deadline for Nomination and Application is July 1

Each year, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) accepts submissions for several different awards and scholarships for Pathology educators, students and practitioners. Don’t miss your last opportunity to submit your application or nomination for one of the many Awards and Scholarships available this year.

GRIPE Distinguished Service Award

To apply or nominate someone for the Distinguished Service Award, please click here.
Nomination Deadline: July 1, 2020

John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship

To apply for the 2020 Holliman Scholarship, please click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education

To apply or nominate someone for the Tom Kent Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Excellence in International Pathology Education Award

To apply or nominate someone for the Excellence in International Pathology Education Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Emerging Pathologist Award

To apply or nominate someone for the Emerging Pathologist Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

GRIPE Photo Contest

To submit a photo to the photo contest, please click here.
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019

If you have any questions, please let us know at support@gripeadmin.org.

Register Now for GRIPE 2020! Early Bird Pricing Extended to November 1

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

Register for the GRIPE 2020
Annual Meeting Here

When: January 23 – 25
Where: San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Highlights: Each year, pathologists, pathology educators and students come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Paulo Saldiva, Husain Sattar as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas in January!

#GRIPE20 Registration is Now Open!

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.” 

Register for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting Here

When: January 23 – 25
Where: San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Highlights: Each year, pathologists, pathology educators and students come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Paulo Saldiva, Husain Sattar as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.

Hotel: Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 
The GRIPE Attendee room rate will be $169 per night. 

Please make your hotel reservations online here or call their reservation line at 1-800-345-9285.

Please be sure to ask for the reduced rate for the GRIPE Annual Meeting!
For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas in January!

Thank you,
Nicole Williams, MDGRIPE 2020 Program Chair