*Reminder* Call for 2021 Program Committee Members

The time has come to begin planning the 2021 GRIPE Annual 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 2020 through the program in January 2021 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 support@gripeadmin.org by Friday, March 6, 2020. We would like to complete selections by the following week.

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

For additional information or questions please contact support@gripeadmin.org.

Gain Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank for only $50!

As a special offer to our Individual members, GRIPE will be offering access to the Master Item Bank for only $50! For a special, one-time fee, individual members can gain access to the entire bank of pathology resources compiled and curated by GRIPE until June 30, 2020.

The Master Item Bank includes

  • Multiple choice questions – over 5,500 indexed and peer-reviewed questions and a computer based question management system with quick and easy search capabilities for quiz or exam construction
  • Pathology images – Over 4,000 indexed digital images covering a wide range of clinical, gross, and microscopic pathology
  • Clinical Cases Item Bank – multiple choice questions related to patient case histories and laboratory information.

For more information or to gain access to the Master Item Bank, please email support@gripeadmin.org.

Call for Program Committee Members

The time has come to begin planning the 2021 GRIPE Annual 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 2020 through the program in January 2021 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 support@gripeadmin.org by Friday, February 28, 2020. We would like to complete selections by March 5, so we can begin our meetings by phone in March 2020.

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

For additional information or questions please contact support@gripeadmin.org.

Call for Membership Committee Chair

The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking a Chair for the Membership Committee. As members are the core of the association, this is an extremely important position. The chair of the Membership Committee would lead their committee to develop strategies on increasing and retaining membership, and evaluate the needs of the current members.

Why serve as co-chair of the Membership Committee? 

  • Gain experience as chair in an international organization
  • Opportunities to interact with a diverse group of Pathology educators
  • 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, February 15, 2020.

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

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!

GRIPE May Featured Member Vice President Osvaldo Padilla!

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers and medical professionals that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month a member is chosen to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in GRIPE. This month’s Featured Member is Program Committee Member, leader of Trainee Involvement and GRIPE Vice President, Dr. Osvaldo Padilla.

Osvaldo Padilla

Osvaldo Padilla, MD, MPH
Vice President, GRIPE
Associate Professor of Hematopathology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso

You’ve been a member of the Program Committee as well as the Executive committee for several years. What has been your impression of the GRIPE annual program in year’s past?
I have enjoyed interacting with my colleagues in a small group setting, which lends itself to a more close-knit group, as opposed to a big meeting where you can easily get lost in the crowd. As a small organization, individuals have the opportunity to participate and have a big impact on our organization, since we are always looking for volunteers with persistence and enthusiasm. 

The annual meeting back in January rolled out several new highlights, including a trainee poster session, workshops, roundtables and an impromptu trainee oral session. What was your involvement in these new features? 
My involvement encompasses getting better communication between medical educators and trainees through dialogues, posters, workshops, etc. In my opinion, feedback between both parties lends itself to better understanding and communication between both groups. I also feel that it is an opportunity for trainees to get exposure to pathology medical education, as a career, as well as offer them workshops that they may benefit from. I was impressed with the number of students who were able to come to New Orleans in January. It was very useful to get their input at the roundtable discussions since this type of face to face dialogue is not always frequent. 

What can we look forward as far as trainee involvement in 2020?

Ideally, I’d like to increase attendance at our conference by making it more interactive with trainees. I think we often underestimate their potential contributions to our organization and their ability to teach in being better medical educators. They are very eager to get involved and take greater responsibility for their education, as seen by their involvement in this past conference. I think more interactions between educators and students would prove extremely valuable for both parties.

What is it about the annual meetings that are a draw for you as a GRIPE member?
Definitely, the interactions with my colleagues and the potential to learn from their teaching methods. I also enjoy the niche of medical educators that we have, but in addition, meeting new individuals, participating for the first time.

Want to find out more information about what happened at the 2019 meeting, or interested in attending the 2020 meeting? Visit www.gripemeeting.org for more information!

How Can We Make GRIPE Better For You?

The GRIPE Membership Committee is requesting your participation to complete a briefmembership survey(time estimate: apx. 5 min). The goals of this survey are the following:

1. To gather demographic data to update our records
2. To determine the level of interest in, and value of, various GRIPE activities and resources to our members
3. To collect specific information relevant to the work of some of our committees, and
4. To gather information for new ideas to advance further the mission and success of the organization

The deadline for completing the survey is May 10, 2019.
 
Please click on the following link to begin the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRIPEmembersurvey19

Download the GRIPE19 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: https://guidebook.com/g/gripe19/Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2019 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in New Orleans!