Two professors from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have been honored with invited lectures at the 2023 annual scientific meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).
Composed of over 10,000 pathologists, USCAP comprises the largest division of the International Academy of Pathology, which was established in 1906 with the goal to create better pathologists through medical education and translational research. The scientific meeting is the largest international pathology conference.
Elizabeth Montgomery, M.D., professor and vice chair of faculty development and mentoring, has been selected by the USCAP board of directors to present the Maude Abbott Lecture. Maude Abbott, M.D., was a Canadian physician and pathologist who was a proponent of health care of women and children and the advancement of women in the field of medicine in the early 1900s. She was one of a small group of pathologists and scientists that led to the development of USCAP.
This is one the academy’s highest honors and recognizes Dr. Montgomery’s extraordinary contributions to pathology as an educator, practitioner, mentor, and researcher. USCAP bestows this honor only to those truly revered for their authority in pathology.
Dr. Montgomery has chosen to present a wide-ranging lecture tracing the evolution of pathology from the basics of hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) staining of tissues through to the era of molecular pathology and artificial intelligence. Dr. Montgomery stated, “The H and E stain remains the foundation of diagnosis and treatment of disease in the 21st century.”
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., professor and chief of anatomic pathology, will present a lecture featured as one of two “Luminaries in Pathology.” As an internationally recognized leader in bone and soft tissue pathology, he will present “Using HI (Human Intelligence) in Diagnosing Neoplasms and Diseases of the Skeleton.”
Dr. Rosenberg will present an algorithmic approach integrating clinical, radiological, morphological, and genetic findings to generate precise diagnoses. He plans to make this session interactive and fun, and said, “It is an honor to have the USCAP offer me this opportunity to share my experiences with residents, fellows, and practicing pathologists who want to learn more and improve their skills in this evolving field.”
Drs. Rosenberg and Montgomery are well known for their expertise in pathology, which is a great benefit to patients of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, their numerous outside consultation cases, and our one-of-a-kind training program for residents and fellows.
“It is well known that the combined pathologic samples from Sylvester, Jackson Health Systems, and the University of Miami Health System, as well as our robust national and international consultation services, create a novel atmosphere for pathology training,” said Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “Having the distinguished pathologists Drs. Montgomery and Rosenberg on our faculty is very important for our missions in education and patient care. Their recognition by the USCAP is well earned and we are excited to have them represent our institution at the annual pathology conference.”