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Marcia AbbottMarcia Abbott, University of Calgary

Marcia is a PGY-3 and current Chief Resident in General Pathology at the University of Calgary. She previously worked as a cytotechnologist for 15 years prior to entering medical school at the University of Calgary. In addition, she has also completed a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Nursing, and a certificate in Assisted Reproductive Technology. In terms of academia, her interests include cytology and laboratory management.

Symposium: General Pathology: Biotin Supplementation and its Interference with Laboratory Testing, Sunday June 11, 1330-1700

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Oyedele AdeyiOyedele Adeyi, University of Toronto & University Health Network

Oyedele Adeyi, MB,BS, FCAP, FRCPC, is an associate professor of Pathology at the University of Toronto, Canada and staff pathologist at the Laboratory Medicine Program & Multi-organ Transplantation Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. After a residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH, USA, he completed a liver and transplantation pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA. Since 2006 he has served as a liver and transplantation pathologist at Canada’s largest transplant and liver centers with an active consultation service across Canada. He is a former chair of the education committee of the Hans-Popper Hepatopathology Society and a current member of the College of American Pathologists Surgical Pathology Committee. A well-cited author of several peer-reviewed manuscripts, Dr. Adeyi has also contributed book chapters in highly successful pathology and radiation oncology volumes. He teaches locally, nationally and internationally; and is an advocate for quality standards in medical, surgical and transplantation liver pathology.

Workshop: Interpreting and Communication Findings in Medical Liver Biopsies: Pathologist as THE Clinician Behind the Microscope, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

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Leslie AndersonLeslie Anderson, University of Manitoba

Leslie Anderson is a PGY-4 in Anatomical Pathology. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Education and medical school at UBC before returning to her hometown of Winnipeg for residency. She is particularly interested in autopsy and death investigation and will be heading to San Diego for a forensic pathology fellowship in July of 2018. Leslie is passionate about educating the public about medicine in general and pathology in particular and enjoys findings ways to use the media to engage with people. Outside of medicine, Leslie enjoys visual arts, pop culture, the outdoors, and traveling around the world. She and her husband welcomed their first baby, a son named Phoenix, in August of 2016.

Symposium: Education: How to Effectively Implement Social Media into your Pathology Practice, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1700

 

Anita BaneAnita Bane, McMaster University

Anita Bane is a staff pathologist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Oncology at McMaster University. She completed Medical School and Pathology Residency in Ireland and then came to Toronto to do a Fellowship in breast pathology with Dr. Frances O’Malley and a PhD in Breast Cancer Genetics with Dr. Irene Andrulis at the University of Toronto.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1014 Breast Pathology: Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday June 10, 0900-1230

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Lori BeachLori Beach, IWK Children’s and Women’s Health Centre

As the Clinical Biochemist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dr. Lori Beach provides service in laboratory medicine specializing in pediatric and maternal care. In addition to serving on provincial and national committees and working groups to advance improvements in laboratory biochemical diagnostics, an Assistant Professorship at Dalhousie University in the Department of Pathology affords unique opportunities for collaborative research initiatives in many areas of health.

Dr. Beach’s graduate work at the University of Guelph (M.Sc.; Genetics) and the University of Toronto (Ph.D.; Biochemistry) was followed by a position at Sanofi Pasteur in vaccine development. Dr. Beach then completed her fellowship training in Clinical Biochemistry at McMaster University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists.

Symposium: Newborn Metabolic Screening: Horses, Zebras and Unicorns: Assessing Metabolic Disorders, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

 

Gillian BethuneGillian Bethune, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Gillian Bethune is an anatomical pathologist in Halifax, NS and an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. She obtained her training from Western University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Toronto, where she received fellowship training in breast pathology. Her research interests include HER2 testing in breast cancer and communication in pathology. She is actively involved in medical education at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level.

Symposium: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance: Post-Analytic Interpretation of Pathology Reports: Are We Making Ourselves Understood?, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

 

Michael Bonert, McMaster University

Dr. Bonert is a pathologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, did a residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Toronto and then a fellowship in Urologic Pathology at the University of Calgary. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Bonert received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) and a Master of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Toronto, and did engineering work in industry for two years in Canada and Germany. Dr. Bonert has practised medicine in three Canadian provinces, and founded Libre Pathology (https://librepathology.org), an open access web site that delivers pathology information. His interests include urologic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, computational modelling, big data, processes in healthcare and quality of care.

Symposium: Education: How Different Social Media Platforms Are Used in Pathology Education, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1700

 

Lucy BradleyLucy Bradley, University of Calgary

Dr. Lucy Bradley is a PGY-3 in General Pathology. She completed medical school at the University of Alberta (Edmonton). Prior to that she pursued a Bachelor of Immunology and Infection at the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary). She enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains and continues to draw as a hobby.

Symposium: General Pathology: Quality Assurance is for Babies, Tuesday June 13, 1530-1700

 

 

 

Martin BullockMartin Bullock, Dalhousie University

Martin Bullock practices Anatomical Pathology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in Head and Neck Pathology and Cytopathology. He is a Professor of Pathology and Surgery at Dalhousie University. Martin graduated from medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland and trained in Pathology at the University of Toronto. He is particularly interested in head and neck cytopathology, with an emphasis on optimizing cytopathological, histopathological and clinical correlation.

Symposium: Cytopathology: Common Challenges in Salivary Gland Cytopathology, Monday June 12, 1530-1700

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Matthew CecchiniMatthew Cecchini, Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education

Matthew Cecchini is a 3rd year anatomical pathology resident at Western University in London Ontario. He is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at Western University and is interested in translational research and is passionate about education. As the director of PGME education for CAP-ACP he is excited to help develop engaging, evidence based learning platforms for residents across Canada.

Symposium: Education: How to Effectively Implement Social Media into your Pathology Practice, Tuesday June 13, 1530-1700

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Annie CheungAnnie Nga Yin Cheung, The University of Hong Kong, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital

Director (Molecular Pathology), University Pathology Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong, Pathologist in charge, Cervical Cytology Screening Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong, Chief of Service (Pathology), HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, Medical Consultant, International Academy of Cytology.

Medical Education – Chairman, Faculty Teaching and Learning Quality Committee, Member, Faculty Admissions Committee.

Community Services – President, Hong Kong College of Pathologists, Ex-President, Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology, Advisor to Executive Board, Asian Oceania Research on Genital Infections and Neoplasia, Council member, International Federation for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, Regional Director for Asia, World Association of Societies of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) Bureau.

Debate: Wellness Around the Globe, Monday June 12, 0800-0930

 

Susan CrockerSusan Crocker, Queen’s University

Dr. Crocker is a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Kingston General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Queen’s University. In addition, she also oversees a contract fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) service run through the Queen’s Laboratory of Molecular Pathology (QLMP). Dr. Crocker’s research interests include the study of novel molecular biomarkers using high-throughput methodologies particularly in the context of cancer and neurological disease. Her leadership role in the clinical laboratory includes the implementation and evaluation of cytogenetic tests including FISH tests. She is a member of the Cancer Genomics Consortium.

Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, Monday June 12, 1330-1700

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Kelly Dakin HacheKelly Dakin-Hache, QEII Health Sciences Centre

Kelly Dakin Hache is an anatomical pathologist at the QE II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax (Nova Scotia Health Authority – Central Zone). She specializes in orthopedic pathology and breast pathology. She is the medical director of the immunohistochemistry laboratory. She completed a BSc at Mount Allison University, a PhD at Queens University, Medicine and Residency at Dalhousie University and a fellowship in Orthopedic Pathology at the University of Chicago Medical Centre.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1012 Case Based Approach to Soft Tissue Tumors, Saturday June 10, 0900-1230

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Bojana Djordjevic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

Dr. Bojana Djordjevic is a gynecologic pathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the department of Anatomic Pathology and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Dr. Djordjevic received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from McGill University, her MD degree from the University of Alberta, and her anatomical pathology residency training at the University of Toronto. She holds fellowships in gynecologic pathology and cancer biomarkers from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Djordjevic is interested in discovery of prognostic and predictive markers in gynecologic pathology, as well as their validation and adaptation for clinical use. She is the author of several publications in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Modern Pathology, eight book chapters and numerous abstracts. She received the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship Award from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2010 and is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Stephen F. Vogel Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Dr. Djordjevic is passionate about dissemination of knowledge in pathology through national and international education initiatives. She recently directed a USCAP short course on endometrial biopsies (2015-2017) and will be directing a new USCAP short course on uterine glandular and mesenchymal lesions (2018-2021). She serves on several expert panels, which strive to develop guidelines and reporting standards in gynecologic pathology.

Gynecological Pathology SIG: BRCA Testing in Ovarian Cancer – the Role of Pathology, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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Michelle Downes, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Downes graduated in Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2002. She undertook training in surgery leading to her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCSI). Following this she completed a laboratory based research fellowship in prostate cancer at University College Dublin and was awarded her Doctor of Medicine (MD) thesis in 2008. She commenced training in anatomic pathology in Dublin in 2007 followed by a clinical fellowship in genitourinary pathology at the University Health Network in Toronto during which time she was awarded FRCPC. She practices at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as a urologic pathologist. She is director of research in anatomic pathology and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1022 Intraepithelial Neoplasias of the External Genitalia and Associated Inflammatory Dermatological Lesions, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

Canadian Network of Uropathology SIG: A Case Based Interactive Approach to Challenging GU Diagnoses, Saturday June 10, 1830-2030

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David Driman, Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. David Driman is a pathologist at the London Health Sciences Centre and Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University in London Ontario, where he has worked for 22 years. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School in Cape Town, South Africa and completed Anatomical Pathology residency training at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.

His main areas of professional interest revolve around postgraduate education and the clinical practice of GI, liver and pancreas pathology. He is a past director of the UWO AP residency program and past Chair of the Royal College AP Examination Board. He is a recipient of the UWO Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Postgraduate Award of Excellence in Education, the Department of Pathology Award for Resident Teaching and the CAP-ACP Leadership in Education award. He has worked extensively with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) on guideline development in several areas of gastrointestinal pathology and chaired the CPAC Working Group on guidelines for colorectal polyp reporting. He is the current CCO Regional Pathology Lead for LHIN 2, Chair of the CPAC Colorectal Cancer Expert Panel and the Canadian representative on the College of American Pathologist’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Protocol Review Panel.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1013 Interpretation of GI Biopsies – A Practical Approach to Reporting Common Entities, Saturday July 10, 0900-1230

 

Harriet FeilotterHarriet Feilotter, Queen’s University

Dr. Feilotter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University, where she maintains an active research program dedicated to biomarker discovery and validation in a variety of human diseases. In her role as Service Chief of Kingston General Hospital Laboratory Genetics, she oversees the clinical genetics program. As the director of the Queen’s Genomics Facility and a member of Indoc Research, she has a special interest in the integration of platforms designed to support large-scale studies of human DNA, RNA and proteins. This combination of job responsibilities allows her to focus on methods to bridge the gap between research and clinical application of biomarker findings.

Workshop: Between the Hope and the Hype: Molecular Pathology in the Age of Precision Medicine, Sunday June 11, 1330-1700

Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, Monday June 12, 1330-1700

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Ronan Foley, McMaster University

Ronan Foley, MD, FRCPC, is a clinical hematologist with an active practice in malignant hematology at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. He is Director of the Stem Cell Laboratory and Cell Diagnostic Units. Dr. Foley is an Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University, Past-President of CBMTG, a Director of the Clinical Trials Network and a member of the NIH Consensus Panel for the Diagnosis and Classification of Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease along with several other affiliations. Other activities include board membership on OCREB and panel chair for the CIHR CBT panel. Dr. Foley’s current research focus is the development of therapeutic cell-based autologous vaccines. He has held grants with CANVAC, OICR, CIHR, OCRN, and CBCRA. As P.I. he has extensive experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary, translational programs, bringing together several teams and securing funding. He has many years of experience as an educator in the undergraduate MD program, post-graduate residency training programmes and the graduate studies program.

Symposium: The Importance of Getting It Right. How the Diagnosis in Hematopathology Impacts Treatment and Prognosis, Tuesday June 13, 1000-1200

 

Manal GabrilManal Gabril, London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Gabril, MD, FRCPC, MSc, completed her residency in Anatomical Pathology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada which was followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology and genitourinary pathology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and Credit Valley hospital. Dr. Gabril has been participating as an anatomical pathologist at University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre since 2007. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Pathology in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department at Western University. Her main areas of professional interest are genitourinary pathology, skin pathology and nephropathology. Dr. Gabril is actively involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching especially in genitourinary pathology. She is a member of the Royal College Examination Board in Anatomical Pathology.

Dr. Gabril completed a master degree in prostate cancer from Western University. Her major focus in research is on genitourinary cancers, in particular, kidney and prostate cancers. She has conducted multiple research studies including clinical prognostic factors and molecular biomarkers in genitourinary cancer which were recognized by several awards. She is the co-author of 3 chapters in the book “Molecular Pathology in Cancer” and has over 33 peer-reviewed published research papers as well as many scientific abstracts mainly in the area of genitourinary pathology.

Her interests are cytopathology and pathology of the gastrointestinal system.

Canadian Network of Uropathology SIG: A Case Based Interactive Approach to Challenging GU Diagnoses, Saturday June 10, 1830-2030

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Marcio GomesMarcio Gomes, AMPC Chair

Dr. Marcio Gomes is a pathologist at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and an Associate Professor and Distinguished Teacher at the University of Ottawa. He obtained his medical degree, residency training and PhD at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Gomes has a sub-specialized practice in the area of thoracic pathology since he completed his PhD on idiopathic interstitial pneumonias in 2003. He is the Thoracic Section Head at TOH, the pathology co-Chair of the Thoracic Cancer Working Group of Cancer Care Ontario and the course director of two interprofessional courses on thoracic diseases. Dr. Gomes has more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the area of pulmonary pathology and has given many national and international talks on the topic.

As a clinician educator his main areas of interest are competency-based and interprofessional education. Dr. Gomes has received several teaching awards and has held many leadership positions in medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD levels. Dr. Gomes has developed many educational innovations and received several teaching awards, including the 2010 Award of Excellence and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education by the University of Ottawa and the 2014 Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Clinical Teaching Award for the University of Ottawa. He is the Chair of the section of education and of the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and he is faculty of Royal College International. He is currently doing a Masters program in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1023 2015 WHO Classification of Lung Tumours – The Impact on Pathology Practice, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

Workshop: Time Management: Global Strategy, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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Martin GrealishMartin Grealish, University Health Network

I started my career as an Medical Laboratory Technologist in 2003 and soon became an on the job trained Pathologists’ Assistant (PA). I have worked my entire PA career in Ontario, working at Credit Valley Hospital, the Center for Forensic Science, William Osler Health Center and currently at University Health Network. During my working career I was able to achieve a Bachelor of Technology and a Masters of Technology Management. I have a beautiful wife named Claudia and a 4 year old son named Ethan.

Building a Continuing Education Program, Saturday June 10, 1000-1040

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Akash GuptaAkash Gupta, McMaster University

Akash Gupta is a PGY3 general pathology resident at McMaster University. He has a strong interest in clinical pathology and quality improvement.

Symposium: General Pathology: Vitreous Fluid Analysis – A Change in Methodology, Tuesday June 13, 1530-1700

 

 

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Michael HarrisonMichael Harrison, President, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology

A medical graduate of the University of Queensland, Michael Harrison was admitted to the fellowship of the College in 1984 as a general pathologist. Since that time he has practised at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, principally in the fields of chemical pathology and microbiology. He became CEO/ Managing Partner of SNP in 2002. He has been a member of the Queensland State Council since 2003 and Queensland State Councillor 2008-2011. Other current roles include Chairman of the Quality Use of Pathology Committee from 1999, Chairman of the Medical Testing Accrediation Advisory Committee from 1999, Member National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council 2008-9, currently a member of APC and Member, Diagnostics Expert Advisory Panel, National Prescribing Service. Past roles include PSTC and PCC member, Statistics Subcommittee of PCC/PSTC and Chairman of AAPP.

Michael has been on the RCPA Board of Directors as Vice President and was elected as President of the College in 2015.

Debate: Wellness Around the Globe, Monday June 12, 0800-0930

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David HwangDavid M. Hwang, University Health Network

David Hwang is a pulmonary pathologist at the University Health Network, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Toronto, and trained in pulmonary pathology at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has served in a number of lung cancer-related working groups for Cancer Care Ontario, and as Chair of the Lung Cancer Pathology and Staging Expert Review Panel for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1023 2015 WHO Classification of Lung Tumours – The Impact on Pathology Practice, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

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Alireza JalaliAlireza Jalali, University of Ottawa

Dr. Jalali is a Distinguished Teacher and the Teaching Chair of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He has a Medical Doctorate and a Specialist Diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of Liège in Belgium. Since coming to the Faculty of Medicine in 2003, he has been teaching Anatomy passionately and has developed an active research program in Educational Innovations use and usefulness: Podcasts, YouTube, TBL, Social Media, and 3D printing. Dr. Jalali has also an established track record of Leadership : UGME Unit Leader, Director of Practical exams, Interim Head of Anatomy and Social Media Advisor at Royal College. He has received numerous awards including the 2010 University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Prize.

Closing Keynote: Technology, Social Media and the 21st Century Pathologist: Waste of Time or Free Wellness Tool?, Tuesday June 13, 1700-1800

 

Yonca KanberYonca Kanber, McGill University

Dr. Yonca Kanber is an Assistant professor at McGill University and a staff pathologist at McGill University Health Center. She received her medical degree from Marmara University in Turkey. She completed her anatomic pathology residency at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She then completed two fellowships; oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY and cytopathology at National Institute of Health/ National Cancer Center, Bethesda Maryland.

Her interests are cytopathology and pathology of the gastrointestinal system.

Workshop: Cytopathology of the Pancreas and Biliary Tract, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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Mary KinlochMary Kinloch, University of Saskatchewan

Mary Kinloch is a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She attended medical school at the National University of Ireland in Dublin and pathology residency in Saskatchewan. After residency and a maternity leave she persued a fellowship in gynecology pathology with Dr. Gilks and Dr. Clement. Following a glorious year in Vancouver, she took a position back in Saskatoon, where she promptly went on maternity leave again. She is back working full-time, and is a contributing member of the special interest group of gynecology pathology at CAP.

Symposium: Anatomical Pathology: GTN, Endometrial bx, Vulvar Lesions: More Than Just Itchy Skin: Benign, Inflammatory and Pre-malignant Vulvar Dermatoses, Sunday June 11, 1530-1700

 

Lianna KyriakopoulouLianna Kyriakopoulou, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Lianna Kyriakopoulou is a director of Genome Diagnostics at the Hospital for Sick Children. She received her PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular and Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto. She is certified by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American College of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics. Her research interests include the evaluation of genomic sequencing technologies in the clinical laboratory setting, defining standards for the use of next generation sequencing for genetically heterogeneous conditions and developing quality management for genomic sequencing platforms in the clinical laboratory.

Symposium: Advanced Diagnostics: Molecular Pathology: New Opportunities and New Challenges: NGS Panels and Clinically Actionable Variants in Cancer, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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Bruce LathamBruce Latham, Vice President, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)

Dr. Bruce Latham is an Anatomical Pathologist working with PathWest in Perth Western Australia and is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame University in Fremantle. He is the current Vice President of the RCPA and has been on the AP examiner panel of the RCPA for a number of years. He has been the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the General Module of the Anatomical Pathology QAP since its inception.

Debate: Wellness Around the Globe, Monday June 12, 0800-0930

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Suzy LishmanSuzy Lishman, President, Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

Suzy Lishman was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, and after qualifying in medicine specialised in histopathology. She has been an officer of the Royal College of Pathologists since 2005 and raised the profile of the specialty tremendously by introducing public engagement initiatives such as National Pathology Week.She has collaborated with the Science Museum, Royal Institution, Royal Society and Cheltenham Science Festival. She was elected President of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2014 and is the College’s second female president.

Debate: Wellness Around the Globe, Monday June 12, 0800-0930

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Zaiping LiuZaiping Liu, IWK Health Centre

When an infant is born normal, it is not uncommon for a hidden genetic disorder to destroy their normal life later. My great passion is to offer Newborn screening for all the infants born in the Maritimes so that they would have a healthy start and live life fully.

My educational background includes a Master of Medical Doctorate from Tianjin Medical University (P.R China), five year residency training in General Pathology at Dalhousie University (PGY3-5) and University of Saskatchewan (PGY1-2) in Canada, which leads to the FRCPC certification. I then went to Ontario for a targeted fellowship training in Newborn Screening and biochemical genetics diagnosis. I returned in 2016 to begin practice as a laboratory physician in the IWK Health Centre as Division Head of Clinical Biochemistry. I very much enjoy the teaching part of my job, and have been appointed Assistant Professor in Pathology at Dalhousie University. I have presented to students/residents at various levels, and at CAP-ACP resident review courses. I am enjoying a new life as a leader in the Maritime Newborn Screening program and learning all the aspects of Mass Spectrometry and medical genetics.

Symposium: Newborn Metabolic Screening: Newborn Screening and Metabolic Autopsy, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

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Anais MalpicaAnais Malpica, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Anais Malpica is a Professor of Pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She received her M.D. degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and completed both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residencies at Boston University and Baylor College of Medicine. This was followed by a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was the former Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Section (2006-2014) and Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program (2003- 2013) at MD Anderson. Dr. Malpica has authored and co-authored 220 peer-reviewed articles, 17 invited articles, 11 book chapters and 2 books on gynecologic pathology. She is a member of the editorial board of the “International Journal of Gynecological Pathology” and “Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine”. In addition, she was formerly the Co-chair of the Educational Committee of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathology (2014-2016).

Symposium: Anatomical Pathology: Gynecologic Pathology: Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors, What You Want to Know, Sunday June 11, 1330-1700

Gynecological Pathology SIG: Pathology of the Female Peritoneum, A Practical Review, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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David MunozDavid Munoz, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

Dr. Munoz received his training in neuropathology at Queen’s University, and has been practising since 1984, in Vermont, Saskatchewan, London Ontario and Toronto. He is currently a neuropathologists at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto. He has been head of the division of pathology at St. Michael’s Hospital for 10 years ending in September 2016, and is a past president of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists.

Symposium: Neuropathology: NP Intraoperative Assessments for Anatomical Pathologists, Monday June 12, 1530-1700

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Nick MylesNick Myles, Providence Health Care

Nick is a practicing anatomical pathologist from Vancouver with an extra training in clinical cancer research and evidence based medicine. Nick made a handful of his own statistical mistakes early in his research career and this lead him to graduate degree studies in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Nick studied diagnostic statistics at the University of Oxford, UK directly from the senior statisticians at the Center for Evidence-based medicine. Nick’s objective is to make basic Bayesian statistics understandable to pathologists and to use it in medical diagnostic decision making.

Nick will employ live pathology data to teach basic aspects of diagnostic accuracy statistics. Bring your PC laptops for full and unobstructed hands-on learning experience.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1011 Statistics for Pathologists: Primer on Diagnostic Accuracy Statistics, Saturday June 10, 0900-1230

Symposium: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance: Debate: Does Second Opinion in Pathology Improve Diagnostic Accuracy?, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

 

Karen Naert, University of Calgary

Dr. Karen Naert is a staff pathologist at Calgary Laboratory Services and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary. Following medical school at Queen’s University, she completed her anatomic pathology residency at the University of Calgary followed by a dermatopathology fellowship under Dr. Danny Ghazarian at the University of Toronto. She is currently practices dermatopathology in Calgary.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1022 Intraepithelial Neoplasias of the External Genitalia and Associated Inflammatory Dermatological Lesions, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

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Carlos Parra-HerranCarlos Parra-Herran, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto

Dr. Carlos Parra-Herran works as a staff gynecologic pathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His post-graduate training included anatomic and clinical pathology residency in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, followed by fellowships in Women’s and Perinatal Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Breast Pathology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His research focuses on the development of biomarkers of uterine mesenchymal and ovarian neoplasia as well as the exploration of clinical applications of pattern assessment in adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. Dr. Parra-Herran has over 25 peer-reviewed journal publications, most of them in the leading journals in pathology as first or senior author. Dr. Parra-Herran is serving as faculty at national and international professional meetings including the Canadian Association of Pathologists Annual Meeting, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Interactive Microscopy Center and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting. He is also part of the executive committee of the Special Interest Group in Gynecologic Pathology of the Canadian Association of Pathologists.

Symposium: Anatomical Pathology: GTN, Endometrial bx, Vulvar Lesions: Interpretation and Reporting of Benign Endometrial Pathology: Simple Approach And Updated Consensus Terminology, Sunday June 11, 1530-1700

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Tino PiscioneTino D. Piscione, The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Dr. Tino Piscione joined the CMPA in July 2014, following 12 years as a staff pediatric nephrologist and clinician-scientist in the department of pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Piscione graduated in medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1991.

He subsequently completed residency training in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1996. Dr. Piscione’s background in medical education stems from past experience as associate and head program director of the Paediatric Nephrology Residency Training Program at University of Toronto. His interest in patient safety and quality improvement is founded on formal education in the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Certificate Program at University of Toronto.

Workshop: Shifting the Focus From Professional Liability To Accountability?, Monday June 12, 1330-1500

Workshop: How to Resolve Diagnostic Disagreement Between Physicians, Monday June 12, 1530-1700

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Derek PuddesterDerek Puddester, University of Ottawa

Dr. Puddester is an Associate Medical Director at the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program, and was previously Director of Physician Health at the Canadian Medical Association. He is the Special Project Lead for Innovation/Evaluation in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at uOttawa where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Puddester specializes in paediatric telepsychiatry. Previously, he was the Director of the Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation-Liaison team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He is a Certified (PCC) Executive Coach and exclusively coaches physicians and senior health care leaders. Finally, he teaches internationally on physician health, time management, inter-professional education, conflict management and medical education.

Dr. Puddester obtained his B.A., B. Med. Sc., and M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at McMaster University, and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at University of Ottawa. In 2008, he completed a M. Ed. at uOttawa. In 2011, he completed the Graduate Program in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University.

Dr. Puddester is the lead editor of the RCPSC’s CanMEDS Physician Health Guide and co-author of the RCPSC’s Time Management Guide. He also produced Carpe Diem (a physician resiliency documentary), and was the project lead for ePhysicianHealth.com and eWorkplaceHealth.com.

Opening Keynote: Physician Health and Wellness: A Critical Component of a Sustainable Career, Sunday June 11, 0800-0930

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Bradley Quade, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Brad Quade is a member of the Division of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology, serving Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School. His laboratory is a major contributor to our understanding of the genetics, pathobiology and histological diagnosis of mesenchymal tumors of the female genital tract.

Gynecological Pathology SIG: Uterine Mesenchymal Tumors: Changes, Controversies, and Common Ground, Monday June 12, 1000-1200

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Catherine RossCatherine Ross, McMaster University

As a Pathologist, Dr. Ross provides service through the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program. Her research interests include lymphoma diagnosis and prognosis.

Dr. Ross’s clinical focus encompasses hematopathology and she is involved in diagnostics for lymphomas and leukemias. She is also the director of the flow cytometry laboratory for the LHIN4 region. She is the co-director of the quality assurance program for the pathology department.

Dr. Ross is also actively involved in the Undergraduate (M.D.) and Postgraduate Medical Educational Programs. She is the lab medical residency program coordinator for hematopathology and she is actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Dr. Ross is secretary for the Canadian Association of Pathologists AP section and the CAP quality committee.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1021 Hematopoietic Neoplasms with Unusual Presentations and Findings: Avoiding the Pitfalls with Hematopoietic and Non-hematopoietic Neoplasms; “What Not to Miss”, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

Symposium: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

Symposium: The Importance of Getting It Right. How the Diagnosis in Hematopathology Impacts Treatment and Prognosis, Tuesday June 13, 1000-1200

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Elena Diana SalageanElena Diana Salagean, University of Toronto

Dr. Elena Diana Salagean is a fourth year Anatomical Pathology resident at the University of Toronto. She obtained her medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, and a Specialization Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her current research interests focus on the development of tools and methods to improve resident and medical student teaching and evaluation. While in medical school, she developed an OSCE Simulator web application – a teaching tool designed to aid medical students in the acquisition of clinical skills. During residency, her research included the development of an interactive computer-based application to standardize the administration of oral examinations in anatomical pathology. She is currently working on the design and development of novel digital methods to enhance anatomical pathology teaching.

Symposium: Education: How to Effectively Implement Social Media into your Pathology Practice, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1700

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Sandip SenGuptaSandip K. SenGupta , Queen’s University

Dr. SenGupta is Full Professor and Deputy Head of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He has more than 25 years of diverse experience as a laboratory physician leader within the full spectrum of primary, secondary, and tertiary care hospital laboratories. He is recognized for his medical expertise in regional laboratory systems design and innovation, and in laboratory quality improvement. His laboratory at Kingston General Hospital was an early adopter of Lean Process Excellence and quality benchmarking. His current interests focus upon demonstrating the value proposition of diagnostic laboratory testing to improved healthcare outcomes for patients, and the value that laboratorians create through external multidisciplinary collaborations in pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory operations.

Pre-Conference Workshop W1024 Leadership Role of Pathologists in a Patient-Centered Era, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

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Mary SentermanMary Senterman, University of Ottawa

Dr. Mary Senterman was born and raised in New York State. She completed medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albany Medical College, and then moved with her Canadian husband to Montreal. After a long year in General Surgery (which included a wonderful 3 month elective in surgical pathology), she did her residency training in Anatomic Pathology at McGill. She is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Senterman was a staff pathologist and gynaecologist at the Montreal General Hospital for 11 years before relocating to Ottawa in 1992.

In Ottawa, Dr. Senterman concentrates on Gynecologic Pathology and Cytopathology, and maintains a clinical practice in the Colposcopy Clinic at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Senterman has been involved in medical education throughout her career, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has won a variety of teaching awards (some, several times) from the undergraduate medical students, Pathology and Ob-Gyn residents, the Canadian Association for Medical Education, and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has also been recognized by the Academy of Medicine Ottawa and has been the recipient of the Ottawa Hospital Physician Clinician Recognition Award.

Dr. Senterman has filled a variety of administrative roles in the Faculty of Medicine undergraduate medical education arena, as well as in the Anatomic Pathology Division at the Ottawa Hospital and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Senterman’s most enjoyable research collaboration has been with the ovarian cancer group led by Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where she has been an important bridge between what the basic scientists were observing in their mouse models and what the clinician gynaecologic oncologists were encountering in their patients.

Dr. Senterman has encouraged and mentored numerous medical students and residents over the years, and has spread the word about the importance of pathology within medicine whenever she could.

Cam Coady Seminar: Work-Life Integration in Pathology: Finding a Balance, Tuesday June 13, 0800-0930

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Davinder SidhuDavinder Sidhu, University of British Columbia

Dr. Sidhu is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where he obtained his Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Pharmacy and Bachelors of Law. He practiced corporate-commercial tax litigation in Vancouver before attending the University of Calgary School of Medicine to obtain his MD and then completed his residency training in General Pathology in Calgary before additional fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine at Yale University, New Haven Connecticut.

Symposium: General Pathology: The Ethics of Blood Banking and Managing Precious Resources, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1500

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Allam ShawwaAllam Shawwa, Dalhousie University

  • Certified by the Royal College in General pathology
  • Graduated University of Jordan 1982
  • Completed Residency training in General pathology 1988
  • Practiced General pathology at Charlottown 1989-2000
  • Practicing Hematopathology at QEII HSC and Capital Health 2000- current
  • Director of Core Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory 2002-current
  • Director of Residency Program Director in Hematological Pathology 2011- current
  • Main interest is education, Lymphoma, leukemia, bleeding disorders and thrombosis from a laboratory perspective.

Symposium: General Pathology: Utilize the opportunities for laboratories to leverage our data to positively influence the healthcare ecosystem in general, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1700

 

Tracy StockleyTracy Stockley, University Health Network

Dr. Stockley is Deputy Head of Genome Diagnostics at University Health Network (UHN), which includes oversight of the Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Genome Diagnostics Clinical Laboratory at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Stockley is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Stockley’s role at UHN includes oversight of genetic testing for oncology including companion diagnostics, genomic test development for clinical laboratory use, and applications of next-generation sequencing to clinical care. Dr. Stockley also has an interest in quality improvement related to high-complexity laboratory testing, and has participated in defining standards for molecular diagnostics with multiple national and international organizations including the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, Health Canada, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute, European Molecular Quality Network and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Dr. Stockley is currently the Chair of the Accreditation Advisory Panel for the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, Monday June 12, 1330-1700

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Monalisa SurMonalisa Sur, Director of Accreditation

Dr. Monalisa Sur is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomical Pathology at McMaster University and Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine program and Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital, Hamilton. Dr. Sur completed her training in Anatomical Pathology from the University of Witwatersrand (WITS)and South African Institute of Medical Research (SAIMR), Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the Recipient of the James Gear best trainee award and was also the 1st recipient of the Coulter Gold medal for outstanding performance at the College of Medicine, fellowship exams in South Africa, on completion of her training. She was also awarded a Masters in Medicine from WITS with Cumae Laude. She also holds Fellowships of FRCPath (U.K) and FRCPC. Apart from practicing Anatomical Pathology, Dr.Sur’s areas of expertise and research interests are in Hematopathology, particulary lymph node Pathology and GynecologicOncologic Pathology. Dr Sur is the Past Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee of the CAP-ACP conference. She is currently the Director of Accreditation of the CAPACP conference, Planning Committee. Dr. Sur is also the Ontario (Nucleus 3) Region Voting member at the Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee, RCPSC. She is the country advisor for the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists of U.K and Co-chair of their Communication and Policy& Advocacy Committee. She is the recipient of the Leadership in Education award 2016, from the CAP-ACP.

Dr. Sur has over 80 peer review publications and journal abstracts and is on the editorial board of various Pathology and Oncology journals and a reviewer for the UICC fellowship program. She has conducted workshops at various national and international conferences (CAP-ACP and IAP) and supervised residents for various research projects that have won awards at national and international conferences (CAP-ACP and USCAP). She has been an invited guest speaker for organizations focused on improving pathology practice in developing countries. Her current educational endeavor and interest is working on goals and objectives for Competency by Design for Anatomical Pathology training program at the Royal College level which fill redefine and shape the future of Pathology Education in Canada.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1021 Hematopoietic Neoplasms with Unusual Presentations and Findings: Avoiding the Pitfalls with Hematopoietic and Non-hematopoietic Neoplasms; “What Not to Miss”, Saturday June 10, 1400-1730

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Jefferson TerryJefferson Terry, Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia

Dr. Terry is a pediatric and perinatal pathologist currently at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, which has a busy autopsy service including a robust embryofetal pathology program. Dr. Terry’s research interests include prenatal imaging methods for placental pathological lesions and the potential role of the developing fetal and placental microbiota in the etiology of chronic placental inflammation.

Symposium: Newborn Metabolic Screening, Sunday June 11, 1000-1200

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Amy ThommasenAmy Thommasen, University of Calgary

Dr. Amy Thommasen MD is a fourth year resident in the General Pathology Residency Program at the University of Calgary. She completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia. Her academic interests include medical education and quality improvement.

Symposium: General Pathology: Emergency Transfusion of Uncrossmatched O Positive Blood: An Opportunity to Improve Resource Utilization, Tuesday June 13, 1330-1500

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Victor TronVictor Tron, President, Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital

Victor Tron, MD, FRCPC is the chief and medical director of Laboratory Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition, he is a professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. From 2009 to 2014, he was the clinical and academic head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. Tron also served as chair and chief in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta.

He is a medical graduate of the University of Alberta. Dr. Tron completed his anatomical pathology specialty training at the University of British Columbia. He then completed an MRC research fellowship at McMaster University and a dermatopathology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical practice is focused on dermatopathology. Dr. Tron has published extensively in the area of molecular mechanisms of skin cancer.

Debate: Wellness Around the Globe, Monday June 12, 0800-0930

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Joanna WalshJoanna Walsh, Western University

Dr. Walsh graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales. She practised clinical medicine for 5 years before pursuing training in anatomical pathology in Dublin and Cork, Ireland. Following fellowship training in gastrointestinal and gynecologic pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, she decided to settle in Canada, and has been practising as a gastrointestinal and gynecologic pathologist at London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario since 2012. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University where she is co-chair of the undergraduate medical school Reproduction course and is involved in teaching GI and liver pathology to medical, dental and basic science students, for which she has received a Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence from the University Student Council. She is Director of Continuing Professional Development in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her main areas of professional interest are the practice of GI, liver and gynecologic pathology.

Pre-Conference Workshop: W1013 Interpretation of GI Biopsies – A Practical Approach to Reporting Common Entities, Saturday June 10, 0900-1230

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Daniel WinerDaniel Winer, University Health Network

Dr. D. Winer is currently a scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) at the University Health Network (UHN), part of the University of Toronto, where he runs an obesity and inflammation research lab. He is an assistant professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and Immunology at the University of Toronto, and a gastrointestinal pathologist at UHN. His works, along with his collaborators, which include his twin brother—Dr. S. Winer—have identified a novel and important role for adaptive immunology in the control of metabolic diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. Their work was among the first to identify critical roles for T cells and B cells inside visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in controlling metabolic inflammation and IR. More recently, Dr. D. Winer has identified the immune system in the gut as a critical regulator of whole body glucose homeostasis.

Dr. D. Winer is the recipient of several awards including the Hubert Wolfe Award in Endocrine Pathology, and the Benjamin Castleman Award for human pathology research, sponsored by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He was named by the Endocrine Society as a previous Amgen New Investigator recipient, for his work in adaptive immunity and IR, which has helped promote the new field of immunometabolism. The Winer laboratory is funded by operating grants from the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the J.P. Bickell Foundation, the Banting and Best Diabetes Center, the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) at the University Health Network (UHN).

CAP-ACP Junior Scientist Award Lecture: The Intestinal Immune System in Obesity and Insulin Resistance, Sunday June 11, 1700-1730

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James R. Wright, Jr.James R. Wright, Jr., University of Calgary

Dr. Jim Wright is Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Paediatrics and a Research Scientist with the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He received his B.Sc. (Zoology), M.A. (History of Medicine – supervisor, John C. Burnham, PhD), M.D., and Ph.D. (Experimental Pathology – supervisor, Allan J. Yates, MD, PhD) from The Ohio State University, and completed an Anatomical Pathology residency at Washington University School of Medicine (Barnes Hospital) in St Louis, where he also trained as a post-doctoral fellow in the islet transplant laboratory of Paul E. Lacy, MD, PhD. Next, he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric & Perinatal Pathology at the IWK Children’s Hospital and the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he stayed and rose through the ranks to be Head of Anatomical Pathology at the IWK Health Centre and Professor of Pathology, Surgery, and Bio-Medical Engineering at Dalhousie University. Dr Wright relocated to Calgary as Professor and Head of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for the University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region in 2005; he completed his second term in 2015 and is now based at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

Dr. Wright’s research interests include experimental islet transplantation, xenotransplantation, bio-artificial pancreas technologies, comparative endocrinology, fish biology, perinatal pathology, and medical history. In the medical history world, his publications mostly relate to either the history of pathology or the history of insulin. He is a former recipient of the American Association for the History of Medicine’s William Osler Medal, a member of the Board of Governors of the American Osler Society, President of the Calgary History of Medicine Society (CHOMS), and President of the History of Pathology Society (USCAP). Dr Wright has authored or co-authored 168 peer-reviewed articles, 24 book chapters, 1 book, and two US patents.

Symposium: Humanities and International Health Lecture, Tuesday June 13, 1000-1200

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Jake YorkeJake Yorke, Dalhousie University

Jake completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Mount Saint Vincent University, followed by a D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He studied undergraduate medicine at Dahousie University, where he is now a first year resident in General Pathology.

Symposium: General Pathology: Recognizing and Preventing Laboratory Error, Tuesday June 13, 1530-1700

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