Department of Pathology Annual Conference Now Open for Registration

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Registration is now open for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Annual Pathology Conference to be held Jan. 24-28, 2022. This year’s program will provide participants with the most recent and practical advances in the areas of head and neck, thoracic, breast, bone and soft tissue, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and genitourinary surgical pathology, with selected topics in cytopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, pediatric, and digital pathology.

Pathology Conference
Participants from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The conference, well known as the “Beach Conference,” will be held in a live virtual format as it was for 2021, which was the 45th year of the conference. There were more than 200 participants from 21 countries and attendees gave it a 99% positive rating and 4.84 out of 5 rating for educational quality.

Carmen Gomez, M.D., professor of pathology and a long-time course director of the conference, remarked, “It was challenging last year to move to a virtual format, but it gave us an opportunity to interact and educate pathologists and trainees from around the world.” Networking that used to occur during breakout sessions is now fostered by hour-long Q & A sessions held twice daily with expert faculty from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Distinguished invited speakers include James Lewis Jr., M.D., chief of Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Jeffrey Myers, M.D., director of Michigan Medicine Laboratories at the University of Michigan; and Liron Pantanowitz, M.D., M.H.A., director of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Michigan.

Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, said, “This is really a stellar group of speakers that should not be missed. Learning from these leaders in pathology is really a one-of-a-kind opportunity.” She added, “Our own internationally recognized faculty will also present important updates in various areas of pathology and technological advances.”

The full program and link to register can be found here.