GRIPE is Still Accepting Workshop Abstracts for the 2020 Annual Meeting

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is still inviting submissions of workshop abstracts for presentation at the annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 23-25, 2020. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients”
Click here to submit or visit the GRIPE website at www.gripeweb.org. The abstract submission page is under the Annual Meeting heading. Please note that if this is the first time you are accessing this site, you will need to create a new user profile.
The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019.
 If you have any questions or issues submitting your workshop abstract, please email support@gripeadmin.org.

GRIPE is Now Accepting Workshop Abstracts for the 2020 Annual Meeting

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is now inviting submissions of workshop abstracts for presentation at the annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 23-25, 2020. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients”


Workshop abstracts must include:
Workshop Description
Workshop Objectives to be Met
The abstract must be 500 words or less
*Abstracts will not be considered without an included disclosure form for each presenter completed with the abstract. That disclosure form can be found here.


Click here to submit or visit the GRIPE website at www.gripeweb.org. The abstract submission page is under the Annual Meeting heading.
 Please note! If this is the first time you are accessing this site, you will need to create a new user profile.


The deadline for submission is June 15, 2019.


 If you have any questions or issues submitting your workshop abstract, please email support@gripeadmin.org.

Congratulations to Nicole Jackson GRIPE 2019 Holliman Resident Scholar

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to congratulate the winner of the 2019 Holliman Resident Scholar Award.

Nicole Jackson


Nicole Jackson, MD, MPH
Louisiana State University Health
New Orleans, Louisiana

To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, GRIPE offers 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 meeting.

Dr. Jackson’s accepted poster “Integrated Anatomy Teaching Through the Pathology Guide” was to be presented during a special time slot on the final day of the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA on January 26. Unfortunately, Dr. Jackson was unable to present due to illness and several students attending the meeting held a Q&A in her stead. 

I hope you will join us in congratulating Dr. Jackson in her accomplishment.

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

The 2019 GRIPE Winter Meeting had some of the best participation for the photo contest to date. There were nine individuals who submitted photos totaling over 90 images submitted in total. We are happy to congratulate winners in two categories this year:

G19 Photo Contest - Gross


Winner Gross: Stomach – Katherine Wang

G19 Photo Contest Winner - Micro


Winner Microscopic: Coccidiodies – Gloria Sura

If you would like to participate in the 2020 GRIPE Winter Meeting photo contest, keep your eyes peeled for an email later this fall!

Save the Date for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Winter Meeting in San Antonio

It is time to mark your calendar for the 2020 GRIPE Winter Meeting in San Antonio, Texas! The Winter Meeting will take us just south of Texas Hill Country to the Menger Hotel, located in beautiful, downtown San Antonio, steps away from the Alamo and the city’s famous Riverwalk. 

Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: January 23-25, 2020

Stay tuned to your email for further updates!

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Menger Hotel

Congratulations to Dr. Ed Goljan, 2019 GRIPE Tom Kent Award for Excellence Recipient

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Ed Goljan, MD, winner of the 2019 Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education.

Dr. Ed Goljan is the Former Chair of Pathology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science at St. Bonaventure University in 1964 and his MD from  Temple University in 1968. At his home institution, Dr. Goljan has served as a voice for pathology, serving as a leader in curriculum development as well as chair of his department. Additionally, he has been the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, speaking to his dedication as an educator and skill in bettering the educational experience for all students.

Dr. Goljan epitomizes the spirit of this award as an individual who has made substantial contributions to pathology education through a lifetime of distinguished service. It is his work in board preparation that has given Dr. Goljan renown beyond Oklahoma State. In short, when preparing for boards or even studying pathology during coursework, his numerous review texts and resources are among the gold standard among students. 

The Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education is given to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to pathology education. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Goljan on this achievement.

Download the GRIPE19 Program Book!

We’ve made some logistical changes to the annual meeting this year in hopes of improving the quality of it. We will be printing limited copies of the program book, but have also listed it online so that you may download a copy of it to your device(s).

 Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here.

 Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or are unable to access the link above via email at support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060. 
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Before You Go – 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting

We are just a few days away from the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting. As you are preparing for your trip, there are a few items to note/remember.

  • As with nearly all conference hotels, air conditioning tends to be cooler than many like – pack the extra sweater or jacket just in case!
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes. While the hotel is flat and easy to walk, it is more enjoyable in comfortable shoes.
  • Shuttle service is available to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), and can be reserved online. Please book at least 24 hours prior to flight arrival time.
  • Registration on Thursday will be open from 12 PM to 5:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Prefunction Area. If you are unable to join us for the Thursday pre-conference sessions, we hope you can join us at 5:30 PM for the Reception in the same location!
  • Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 program book to your device for quick reference.
  • Due to travel, there will be limited support from the GRIPE Administrative Office. We will still be answering emails, but may be slightly slower than usual. If you have any last minute questions or concerns, please be sure to let us know at support@gripeadmin.org! Looking forward to a successful meeting!

THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN NEW ORLEANS

Multi-Lingual Tours
With new direct flights to Europe and South America lining up on the tarmac, New Orleans is seeing a growing number of foreign visitors speaking a host of languages beyond English. And really that’s nothing new, since this city was settled by native tribes, French and Spanish governments and a non-stop stream of immigrants from around the globe. Tours offered in languages from French and Spanish to German, Italian and Japanese bring the city’s vivid history and culture to visitors from around the world.

Night Tours
New Orleans is magical 24 hours a day but the city comes alive after dark. Explore the boundaries of your circadian rhythms with tours that skip along neon-lit streets and bask in the glow of a starlit sky. Themed by nightlife, music and forays into the supernatural, evening tours set the stage for a night to remember. Try one of these to celebrate the waning hours of your Crescent City day.

Street Cars
Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans. Four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, will take you through the French Quarter and beyond to places you might not otherwise get to see.

New Orleans Cemeteries
Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in elaborate marble chambers above ground, created one of the city’s most lingering attractions: cemeteries that are both historic and hauntingly beautiful. Wander the purported resting places of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, musician Al Hirt and Civil War general P.G.T. Beauregard, all residents of what is known in New Orleans as the Cities of the Dead. Many offer guided tours, others you can explore on your own.

French Quarter
Like the Creole aristocrats lining the galleries of the Historic New Orleans Collection, the French Quarter is a timeless portrait – especially come dusk when swallows glide above the fortunetellers on Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral’s butter-crème-colored walls reflect the fiery sunset. Ghost tours troop past mad Madame LaLaurie’s mansion while neon signs stutter to life on Bourbon Street where syrupy red Hurricanes, slosh in famed ‘go cups’– those plastic tumblers responsible for uncountable curbside parties. Night falls. Horse hooves clop, music throbs and gaslights flicker in a place full of long-told legends and those waiting to be born. Create one of your own.

Jazz, Opera and Everything in Between
Always, forever, the city’s music is its beating heart – especially true during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and other celebrations. The musical notes of jazz, brass, R&B, soul and many mixes fill the air along with night–blooming jasmine and other fabulous tropical fragrances. Walk down Frenchmen Street, the main artery of the Marigny neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter and take in the vibrant blocks of cafes, music clubs and restaurants including Snug Harbor, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat.

Major Sporting Events
New Orleanians are of a single mind when it comes to sports teams. They adore them. With teams like the Saints, the Pelicans, the Baby Cakes, and even the Tulane Green Wave, everyone has something to cheer about.

Fifty Free Things
It doesn’t take a lot of money to dive into the real New Orleans, a place with deep culture, proud neighborhoods, vibrant street music, and art, and a history unlike any other city in America. Here are 50 ways you can experience your own New Orleans without spending a penny.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature. They serve visitors, the community and the world as an educational resource, an environmental guardian, a leader in economic development and a venue for family entertainment.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.

House of Blues New Orleans
House of Blues IS the ultimate night out. It’s where great food sets the stage for amazing live concerts. From VIP experiences with the world’s best artists to our world-famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays, House of Blues is truly where music and food feed the soul.