On behalf of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), I am very excited to invite you to the ASIP 2019 Annual Meeting, April 6-9, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. Held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2019, the organizing principle for this year is: “From Molecules to Pathobiology: Exploring molecular and cellular etiologies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.”
An exciting lineup of basic and translational research talks presented by both well-known senior and up-and-coming junior scientists have been organized by the ASIP Program Committee in collaboration with our membership, Scientific Interest Groups, and guest societies — Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), Association for Pathology Chairs (APC), American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), Histochemical Society (HCS), Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (SCVP), Society for Toxicologic Pathology (STP), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), and the Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT). These sessions will not only illuminate the molecular origins to pathological processes, but also highlight molecular and cellular targets for the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease.
The 2019 ASIP Annual Meeting includes symposia and workshops communicating cutting edge science and translational research, commingled with educational and professional development sessions appealing to trainees and junior faculty. Reflecting the ASIP membership, there will be a strong emphasis on neoplasia, liver pathobiology, neuropathology, gene expression, inflammation, immunopathology, vascular biology, endothelial and epithelial cell biology, and fundamental cell biology.
David C. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD
This year, the Gold-Headed Cane Award will be given to Dr. Vinay Kumar (University of Chicago) and a special event will be held on Sunday evening featuring his highly-anticipated award lecture, which promises to be a stimulating culmination to a great day of science. Furthermore, his lecture will be followed by a combined social and networking event including the Scientific Interest Group (SIG) poster session and ASIP reception.
Fundamental components of the four-day program are multiple ASIP-sponsored abstract-driven minisymposia and poster sessions. ASIP's strong commitment to supporting young investigators and trainee members means that the program also provides special opportunities to trainees and junior faculty.
An important note: ASIP Trainee members (including undergraduate students) and Junior Faculty who submit abstracts to ASIP Topic Categories are eligible to be considered for travel awards. Please see details about the many special award opportunities at https://asip19.asip.org/awards/about-the-awards/.
As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is absolutely vital to the Society's success; join us in staying abreast of leading scientific research in deciphering the pathways of health and pathology that will lead to biomarker development, and disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Lastly, an editorial note…Besides participating in the Annual Meeting, any faculty (senior or junior) or trainee with interest in the many ASIP-related educational, career development, research, and leadership opportunities should feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bill Coleman (email@example.com), or Lisa McFadden (Lmcfadden@asip.org) at the ASIP office.
We look forward to seeing you at EB 2019 in Orlando!