Brain Pathology and the International Society of Neuropathology have established Twitter accounts
For readers wanting updates on the latest developments in neuropathology via social media, I recommend two Twitter accounts:Brian PathologyInternational Society of Neuropathology (ISN)Among recent tweets were a link to a minisymposium on the molecular pathogenesis of prion diseases (Brain Pathology) and the latest news about the upcoming AANP meeting (ISN). (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

J. Hume Adams has passed away
J. Hume Adams in 1972J. Hume Adams, Professor of Neuropathology in Glasgow, has died. With David Graham, Adams edited the fourth and fifth editions of Greenfield's Neuropathology. During his career, Adams made great advances in the study of neurotrauma. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - April 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Neuropathologist Matija Snuderl featured in major journal discussing the use of artificial intelligence in cancer diagnostics
Dr. Matija Snuderl, neuropathologist and molecular pathologist at  New York University Langone Health, was featured ina recent article appearing inNature (March 26, 2020, Vol 579, p S14-S16). The article, which addresses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnostics, opens with Dr. Snuderl experiencing a moment that many of us neuropathologists have had wherein we hesitate before signing out a case because of a feeling that something might be just a bit different about a particular specimen. That feeling prompts us to do something else (run more ancillary testing, get a consult, sleep on it and ta...
Source: neuropathology blog - April 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Matthew Anderson, MD, PhDDr. Matt Anderson, chief of neuropathology at Beth Israel in Boston, forwarded me arecent article fromThe Scientist.The article describes the experience ofAlessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working in Bologna, Italy, regarding the proposition that COVID-19 infected patients can have transient loss of the sense of smell. Olfactory sensory loss may play a role in early diagnosis, but it may also help in understanding pathogensis.Dr. Anderson is quoted in the article, stating that central nervous system involvement by the virus may play a part in the respiratory symptomatology. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs

George Perry, former AANP president, granted meritorious award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology
George Perry, PhDIt was recently announced thatDr. George Perryhas been given the Rous-Whipple Award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology.  According to theASIP website, the Rous-Whipple Award " is presented to a senior scientist with a distinguished career in research who has advanced the understanding of disease and has continued productivity at the time of the award. "Congratulations, Dr. Perry. And thanks toDr. Charles White for sharing this news. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

David Solomon and Gregory Fuller garner prestigious awards at USCAP annual meeting
David Solomon, MD, PhDDr. David A. Solomon, assistant professor at UCSF, has been awarded the Ramzi S. Cotran Young Investigator Award at the recent annual meeting of the United States& Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for his work on diciphering the molecular pathogenesis of various brain neoplasms.Also at this year's USCAP meeting,Gregory N. Fuller, MD, PhD was awarded the Harvey Goldman Teaching Award. Among his many contributions to pathology education is authoring the CNS chapter of the latest edition of the textbookHistology for Pathologists (2019). (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Best Post of October 2019: Cytoplasmic Bodies in a Muscle Biopsy
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes from October 7, 2019:The inimitable Dr. Christian Davidson, formerly of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers and now at the University of Utah, sent in pictures of cytoplasmic bodies in a muscle biopsy from a patient with severe myositis. Thank you, Dr. Davidson!TrichromeElectron Microscopy (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series muscle Source Type: blogs

Werner Paulus launches freeneuropathology.org
Prof. Dr. Werner PaulusDr. Werner Paulus of theUniversity of Munster, Germany, recently wrote in to share news of an exciting venture he and his colleagues have just launched:" After editing Acta Neuropathologica for 14 years and after founding and editing Acta Neuropathologica Communications for 5 years, I have stepped down by the end of 2018 as editor of these two journals. A few weeks ago, together with colleagues from around the world, I have launchedfreeneuropathology.org . This is not just another neuropath journal, it ´s a new type of publishing model without publisher. The “trick” is that sci...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

Blog Job Listings Migrating to AANP Website
For the past year or so, the job listings on Neuropathology Blog have been reproduced on the  Jobs Board of the American Association of Neuropathologists. Rather than continually synchronizing the two lists, I've decided to discontinue the jobs listings on this blog so that candidates have to visit only one site with the most updated listings. Employers can contact the AANP to have a job listing added, subtracted, or modified. Should any institution contact me, I will forward the listing request to the AANP. The fellowship listing has also migrated to the AANP website.I wish to publicly thank the inimitableS...
Source: neuropathology blog - December 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: jobs Source Type: blogs

Atypical temporal arteritis
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Source: neuropathology blog - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: ophthalmic pathology Source Type: blogs

First evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism
Dr. Matt AndersonIn a paper published in Annals of Neurology, Harvard neuropathologist Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD, and colleagues, report the presence of cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells in more than two-thirds of autistic brains analyzed postmortem.These cellular characteristics —not previously observed in autism—lend critical new insight into autism’s origins and could pave the way to improved diagnosis and treatment for people with this disorder.Read morehere. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - November 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Featured Neuropathologist: Eddie Lee, MD, PhD
Edward B. Lee, MD, PhDFrom time to time on Neuropathology Blog, we profile a prominent neuropathologist. In the past, we've featured the likes of Craig Horbinski, Roger McLendon,Jan Leestma,Karra Jones,Areli Cuevas-Ocampo,Michael Punsoni,andPJ Cimino, among others. Today we feature Eddie Lee, MD, PhD. Dr. Lee is an assistant professor in the pathology department at the University of Pennsylvania. Here's a Q&A with the illustrious Dr. Lee:1. Why did you decide to become a neuropathologist?The three major topics that dominate Alzheimer ’s disease research are amyloid, tau, and neuroinflammation....
Source: neuropathology blog - November 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Forensic neuropathologist featured in AMA ’s  “Shadow Me” Specialty Series
Michelle Jorden, MDDr.Mich ​elle Jorden, chief medical examiner for the county of Santa Clara in California, was recently featured in the American Medical Association's " Shadow Me " Specialty Series. Dr. Jorden  has been employed in Santa Clara County since 2008. She obtained her medical degree from Northwestern, and did her anatomic and neuropathology training at Stanford. She did her fellowship in forensic pathology at the Cook County Medical Examiner ’s Office in Chicago. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - November 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

In Memorium: Carol Petito, MD (1942-2018)
Carol Petito, MDThe current issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology features a memorial of Dr. Carol Petito written by Dr. Michael Hart. An excerpt from Dr. Hart's article is reproduced here:Carol Petito, a significant and distinctive member of the international neuropathology community, passed away on December 15, 2018 of a cancer she had been battling for 8  years.Carol was born January 8, 1942 in Long Island, NY, the oldest of Charles and Marita Kaiser ’s 3 children. She graduated with a BS from Tufts University and received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians an...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Brown announces new director of neuropathology
Ivana Delalle, MD, PhDThe Brown University Department of Pathology in Providence, RI recently announced that a new director of neuropathology has been appointed to the faculty. Ivana Delalle, MD, PhD will replace long-time neuropathology director Edward Stopa, MD, who recently passed away.After earning her MD and PhD from Zagreb University in Croatia, Dr. Delalle joined the developmental neurobiology laboratory directed by Verne Caviness at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She then completed her residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in neuropathology at MGH, after which she joined the faculty at MGH. She ...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Best Post of September, 2019: A new neuroscience educational channel debuts on YouTube
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Tuesday, September 24, 2019:Phedias DiamandisDr. Phedias Diamandis of the University of Toronto shared with me a new YouTube channel -- called NeuroscIQ --  which he and his colleagues have developed. This neuroscience educational initiative, according to Dr. Diamandis, is designed " to discuss relevant everyday neuroscience theory and pathways for early trainees " . Right now, there is some neuropathology on the channel, but there's more to come. This channel adds to the excellent neuroscience and neuropathology con...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series websites Source Type: blogs

Best Post of August 2019: Dr. Fausto Rodriguez lectures on pineal tumors live on Pathcast
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Monday, August 26, 2019:Topic: Tumors of the Pineal RegionPresented by Fausto Rodriguez, M.D.,Associate Professor of Pathology, JHUSOMThis seminar can be accessed livethrough the following links at 8 AM on Tuesdsay:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394929204645050/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxosS9hPP3ikMQXAE9Pamw/videosWebsite: http://pathologycast.com/For any questions please contact the creators of PathCast, Dr. Rifat Mannan or Dr. Emelio Mardrigal at pathologycast@gmail.comTo learn more about this and other educati...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series websites Source Type: blogs

Best Post of July 2019: Neuropathology in Tanzania
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Tuesday, July 30, 2019:I spent half the day today at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania discussing interesting neuropathology cases with pathology residents. What a privilege to work with such eager and capable residents. We talked about the 2016 WHO CNS tumor classification update and looked at some challenging cases they have a recently encountered. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - October 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series Source Type: blogs

Best Post of June 2019: American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting gets underway
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Wednesday, June 5, 2019:I arrived in Atlanta this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow's kick-off of the American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting. I've already run into a number of neuropathologists from around the country, including: Howard Chang, William Taylor, Eddie Lee, Beatriz Lopes, Roberta Seidman, Doug Miller, Mary Fowkes, Clare Bryce, Ray Sobel, Tessa Hedley-White, and Leroy Sharer. Looking forward to a great meeting!I caught up with the inimitable Dr. Leroy Sharer (right) while checking in for the m...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series meetings Source Type: blogs

Guest Post from Dr. Eddie Lee: " AANP Scholars " Program Initiated
This just in from the inimitableDr. Eddie Lee of theUniversity of Pennsylvania:Edward Lee, MD, PhD“There is a recognized national need for more research-oriented neurodegenerative disease neuropathologists. Towards that end, the American Association of Neuropathologists was awarded a grant from the NIA/NIH that will provide funds for 20 “AANP Scholars” to attend a trainee career developmen t workshop (co-directed by Drs. Eddie Lee and Julia Kofler).  The workshop will be held once a year for three consecutive years in association with the annual AANP meeting.  This is a great opportunity fo...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Cytoplasmic bodies in a muscle biopsy
The inimitableDr. Christian Davidson, formerly ofRobert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers and now at theUniversity of Utah, sent in pictures of cytoplasmic bodies in a muscle biopsy from a patient with severe myositis. Thank you, Dr. Davidson!TrichromeElectron Microscopy (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - October 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: muscle Source Type: blogs

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The inimitableDr. Christian Davidson, formerly ofRobert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers and now at theUniversity of Utah, sent in pictures of cytoplasmic bodies in a muscle biopsy from a patient with severe myositis. Thank you, Dr. Davidson!TrichromeElectron Microscopy (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - October 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: muscle Source Type: blogs

A new neuroscience educational channel debuts on YouTube
Phedias DiamandisDr. Phedias Diamandis of theUniversity of Toronto shared with me a new YouTube channel -- calledNeuroscIQ --  which he and his colleagues have developed. This neuroscience educational initiative, according to Dr. Diamandis, is designed " to discuss relevant everyday neuroscience theory and pathways for early trainees " . Right now, there is some neuropathology on the channel, but there's more to come. This channel adds to the excellent neuroscience and neuropathology content that is now on YouTube. We are approaching a day when live lectures to our residents and medical students will be...
Source: neuropathology blog - September 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

Edward Stopa, long-time neuropathologist at Brown University, passes away
Edward Stopa, MD,65, after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He touched many lives and served as mentor to many in neuropathology, including me. Since 1993, Ed was the director of neuropathology at Brown and led the division until his retirement earlier this year. I was a neuropathology fellow under his directorship from 2004-06 and fondly remember his sense of humor, curiosity, andjoie de vivre.Ed made many strides in the understanding of Alzheimer disease through close collaborations with basic and clinical neuroscientists. He contributed extensively to our knowledge of the hypothalamic mechanisms tha...
Source: neuropathology blog - September 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Best Post of May 2019: Helpful Glossary of Pathology Terms
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from May 9, 2019: (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series Source Type: blogs

Inova Neuropathology and Neuroradiology Course Takes Place January 13-17, 2020
Hsiang-Chih (Sean) Lu, MD, PhDDr. Hsiang-Chih (Sean) Lu, MD, PhD, neuropathology fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, writes the following:" There is anannual neuroradiology and neuropathology review course held by Inova. It has a fantastic line-up of speakers but unfortunately it ’s not very well known in the pathology field. I thought it may be a good idea to mentioned this on your blog so more people (particularly trainees) know about this course. "A valuable course indeed! Thanks for the reminder, Dr. Lu. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - August 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Dr. Craig Horbinski to deliver webinar entitled " Understanding Molecular Characteristics of Tumors and Implications for Treatment " on September 16
The Society for Neuro-Oncology is initiating a series of webinars as part of it online education effort. To kick off our new webinar series, Dr. Craig Horbinski from Northwestern Medicine/Feinberg School of Medicine will present " Understanding Molecular Characteristics of Tumors and Implications for Treatment " on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00am Central.Craig Horbinski, MD, PhDRegister for the webinar by clickinghere.Learning objectives• Explain the importance of advanced molecular testing in the workup of brain tumors • Interpret the results of next-generation sequencing when applied to brain tu...
Source: neuropathology blog - August 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

Dr. Fausto Rodriguez lectures on pineal tumors live tomorrow on Pathcast
Tuesday, August 27 - 8 AM ESTTopic: Tumors of the Pineal RegionPresented by Fausto Rodriguez, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, JHUSOMThis seminar can be accessed livethrough the following links at 8 AM on Tuesdsay:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/394929204645050/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxosS9hPP3ikMQXAE9Pamw/videosWebsite:http://pathologycast.com/For any questions please contact the creators of PathCast, Dr. Rifat Mannan or Dr. Emelio Mardrigal atpathologycast@gmail.com To learn more about this and other educational activities from the Department of Pathology visit:http://pathol...
Source: neuropathology blog - August 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs

Best Post of April 2019: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in patients without obvious immunosuppression
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes from Friday, April 12, 2019:I recently received a case in consultation which turned out to be progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Reading the clinical history, it was not entirely clear what predisposed the patient to PML. It wasn't clear, that is, until my mentor (the illustrious BK DeMasters) referred me to a nine-year-old paper by Sarah Gheuens, Gerald Pierone, Patrick Peeters, and Igor J. Koralnik entitled Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in individuals with minimal or occult immunosuppression (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry20...
Source: neuropathology blog - August 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Neuropathology in Tanzania
I spent half the day today at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania discussing interesting neuropathology cases with pathology residents. What a privilege to work with such eager and capable residents. We talked about the 2016 WHO CNS tumor classification update and looked at some challenging cases they have a recently encountered. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Neuropathology in Tanzania.
I spent half the day today at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania discussing interesting neuropathology cases with pathology residents. What a privilege to work with such eager and capable residents. We talked about the 2016 WHO CNS tumor classification update and looked at some challenging cases they have a recently encountered. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day
Last month, a resolution recognizing today, July 17, as Glioblastoma Awareness Day was passed with unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate – a date on which we honor GBM patients, families, and caregivers, as well as recognize the tireless work of researchers and medical providers. Find out more at  "Glioblastoma Awareness Day"  (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Best Post of March 2019: Glial cytoplasmic inclusions filling putaminal pencillary fibers in a case of multiple system atrophy (striatonigral type)
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Thursday, March 14, 2019, which is simply comprised of a nice representative photomicrograph of an MSA-P case:Putamen (alpha-synuclein immunohistochemistry) (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series multiple system atrophy Source Type: blogs

Best Post of February 2019: Dr. Fausto Rodriguez presents on the topic of tumefactive pseudoneoplasms on PathCast
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes from Thursday, February 28, 2019:Here's a link to the whole PathCast series on YouTube. Great lectures from prominent pathologists -- completely free! Dr. Rodriguez has another lecture uploaded on the site, and Dr. Arie Perry has two. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series websites Source Type: blogs

Neuropathology Blog Hits Million Pageview Mark!
I just noticed today that this blog now has more than one million pageviews since it inception in October 2007. And this marks the 856th post. Cheers! (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: blogging Source Type: blogs

Neuropathology Hits Million Pageview Mark!
I just noticed today that this blog now has more than one million pageviews since it inception in October 2007. And this marks the 856th post. Cheers! (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: blogging Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hilary Nickols: neuropathologist and artist
Hilary Nickols, MD, PhDFrom time to time, I feature neuropathologists who exhibit talents beyond the strict confines of neuropathology. For example, I recently features the inimitableMark Cohen and his prodigious classical guitar skills. I discovered another neuropathologist/artist during the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists: Hilary Nickols, MD, PhD, of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Nickols shared with me her detailed drawing of a craniotomy surgical field which she recently witnessed during a visit to the operating room.The scene in the operating room, including ...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Recap of the final day of the AANP meeting
by Dr. Karra Jones:The final day of the American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting kicked off with our fearless leader, President Dr. Matthew Frosch.  Dr. Frosch entertained us with thought experiments related to our current methods of sampling tissue and their limitations.  He suggested that newer modalities developed by the following speakers will allow for interrogation of entire volumes of tissue drastically increasing our knowledge about the brain and disease. Dr. Kwanghun Chung from MIT talked about rapid 3D imaging and phenotyping of large-scale tissues.  He has devel...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Recap of the third day of the AANP meeting
by J. Stephen NixThe Saturday session of the 95th Annual Meeting of the AANP began with platform sessions on Alzheimer Disease and new technologies, highlighting cutting-edge developments in neuropathology research and techniques. The morning continued with the Korey lecture given by Dr. Jean Paul Vonsattel. Dr. Vonsattel delivered an insightful lecture on the investigation and mechanisms of hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders and the basal ganglia, including an in-depth review of relevant anatomy and history. Dr. Raymond Sobel was honored with a Meritorious Award presented by Dr. Jeffrey Golden for his innumerable cont...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Recap of the third day of AANP meeting
by J. Stephen NixThe Saturday session of the 95th Annual Meeting of the AANP began with platform sessions on Alzheimer Disease and new technologies, highlighting cutting-edge developments in neuropathology research and techniques. The morning continued with the Korey lecture given by Dr. Jean Paul Vonsattel. Dr. Vonsattel delivered an insightful lecture on the investigation and mechanisms of hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders and the basal ganglia, including an in-depth review of relevant anatomy and history. Dr. Raymond Sobel was honored with a Meritorious Award presented by Dr. Jeffrey Golden for his innumerable cont...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Recap of the second day of the AANP meeting
The second day of the American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting started with, of course, coffee. Our caffeinated brains were then further stimulated by the morning platform sessions (non-Alzheimer neurodegenerative and muscle/nerve running concurrently). Among the many excellent platform presentations was Lindsey Lowder's " Dementia in ALS: the role of the cerebellum " . Dr. Lowder's work sheds light on the role of the cerebellum, an under-appreciated organ, in connecting ALS and cognitive dysfunction.After the platform presentations, a second caffeine load was appreciated during the refreshment br...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Recap of the first day of the AANP annual meeting
Dr. Maria Martinez-Lage was  kind enough to write the following summary of events at today ’s American Association of Neuropathologists meeting in Atlanta:The opening day of the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists in Atlanta featured a special course dedicated to a topic both old and new: what happens when treatments go awry? Under the title “Unintended Consequences: The Iatrogenic Neuropathology of Systemic Therapies” the faculty discussed neurologic adverse effects of novel immunotherapies,other cancer and non-cancer related t...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting gets underway
I arrived in Atlanta this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow's kick-off of the American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting. I've already run into a number of neuropathologists from around the country, including:Howard Chang, William Taylor,Eddie Lee,Beatriz Lopes, Roberta Seidman,Doug Miller,Mary Fowkes, Clare Bryce, Ray Sobel,Tessa Hedley-White, andLeroy Sharer. Looking forward to a great meeting!I caught up with the inimitable Dr. Leroy Sharer (right) while checking in for the meeting (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Abstracts for the AANP annual meeting are now available online
The 95th Annual Meeting abstracts are now available onlinehere.They can also be found in the current JuneJNEN issue.  (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - May 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Best Post of January 2019: Radiologically suspected meningioma turns out to be WHO grade II Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes from January 18, 2019:Rosethal fiber in oval. Eosinophilic granular body in rectangleRosenthal fibers can be seen in non-neoplastic " compressed " brain tissue. For example, I once saw Rosenthal fibers in the spinal cord adjacent to an epidural abscess. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - May 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Diagnostic Slide Session cases have been released
The American Association of Neuropathologists has released the cases for the2019 Diagnostic Slide Session (DSS) cases, which will be held at the association'sannual meeting on Saturday, June 8 from 8 to 11 pm. The session, which will be moderated by Drs. Caterina Giannini and Rebecca D. Folkerth, focuses on a discussion of 10 cases submitted by members from far and wide. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - May 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Helpful glossary of pathology terms
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Source: neuropathology blog - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Mark Cohen's hidden genius as a classical guitarist
The neuropathology community may be aware of the extraordinary musical talents ofDr. Arie Perry, but there is another among us who has hidden genius as a classical guitarist. I present to you the inimitable Dr. Mark Cohen:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHfBmXbnKGA&feature=youtu.beCase Western's Mark Cohen (right) with accompianist (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - May 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

A Jungian Approach to Individual Neuropathological Specimens
I was readingThe Undiscovered Self (1958) by Carl Jung today, and noted that Jung's description of individual patients could also be applied to individual tumors:" The statistical method shows the facts in the light of the ideal average but does not give us a picture of their empirical reality.... The distinctive thing about real facts, however, is their individuality.... There is and can be no self-knowledge based on theoretical assumptions, for the object of this knowledge is an individual - a relative exception and an irregular phenomenon. Hence, it is not the universal and the regular that characterize the individ...
Source: neuropathology blog - May 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: people Source Type: blogs

Live PathCast Tomorrow: Rodriguez on Meningomas
 Tuesday, April 30th - 8 AM ESTTopic: MeningiomasPresented by Fausto Rodriguez, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, JHUSOMThis seminar can be accessed livethrough the following links at 8 AM on Tuesdsay:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/355454475302665/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxosS9hPP3ikMQXAE9Pamw/videosWebsite:http://pathologycast.com/ (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - April 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs