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The AJP Centennial Project
To celebrate 100 years of FASEB affiliation, ASIP is sponsoring The American Journal of Pathology (AJP) Centennial Project to highlight significant scientific discoveries published in AJP (the official journal of ASIP) and its predecessor journals, The Journal of Medical Research and the Journal of the Boston Society of Medical Sciences.
A Welcome Message from the Program Chair
Francis W. Luscinskas, PhD The Annual 2013 Meeting of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) will be held April 20-24, 2013, in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2013 at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA. The Program Committee has assembled a vibrant scientific program encompassing diverse topics relevant to basic biology and the pathobiology of human disease.
Notably, in 2013 ASIP will be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. Centennial observances will include a special reception to be held at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston’s Waterfront district, the publication of a historical archive of major scientific accomplishments of the membership, and a Journal Centennial program with special features in issues of The American Journal of Pathology.
It has been our pleasure as members of the Program Committee to garner ideas from the ASIP membership, and to incorporate these into the design of the final program. The program has been developed in conjunction with ASIP guest societies, including the American Society for Matrix Biology, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, The Histochemical Society, International Society for Analytical and Molecular Morphology, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, and Italian Pathology Society.
This year’s scientific program will include ASIP member interests in pathobiology of diseases and will highlight exciting new emerging research topics. Presentation formats will encompass symposia and workshops in addition to educational and training sessions. Symposia by leading scientists will cover topics that include Extracellular Vesicles, miRNA and Vascular Cell Communication; Natural Chaperonopathies; A Thousand Ways to Die: Cell Death Stories; Inflammatory Myocardial Disease/Myocarditis; Innate Immunity in Lung Pathology; and Biomechanical Forces and the Pathophysiology of the Vascular Wall. Given the increased interest and importance of advanced imaging techniques, there will be a session on Histological Image Analysis.
Another exciting aspect of the 2013 meeting will include two thematic one-day sessions on the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease that specifically highlight Macrophage Biology And Non-TLR Receptors and Stem Cells, Neoplasia, Development, Wound Healing. These sessions will incorporate seminars by expert invited speakers and abstract-driven presentations and posters. Additional special interest groups will present workshops and networking sessions focused on vascular biology (Blood Vessel Club), liver pathobiology/hepatocellular cancer (Club Hepatomania), Personalized Medicine & Breast Cancer and Autophagy, Inflammation of Epithelium and Endothelium (Inflammation and Immunopathology), and neurological diseases (Neuropathology).
A fundamental component of the program will include abstract-driven mini-symposia and poster sessions. Given ASIP’s strong commitment to supporting young investigators and trainee members, the program will also include special workshops on career development and presentation skills, and will offer opportunities for trainee members to share their research and receive awards, including the ASIP Experimental Pathologist-in-Training Award (EPIT), Experimental Pathologist-in-Graduate Training Award (EPIGT) and Trainee Travel Awards. As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is not only vital to the Society’s success but will help to grow the excellent scientific program that we have assembled. Please register, submit abstracts to ASIP topic categories and join us in staying abreast of leading scientific research pertaining to pathophysiology of disease. Furthermore, any faculty (senior or junior) or trainees interested in becoming involved in the many ASIP-related activities should feel free to contact me or Tara Snethen at the ASIP office. We look forward to your participation in ASIP’s scientific program at EB 2013.