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Oyedele AdeyiOyedele A. Adeyi, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital

Oyedele Adeyi, MD, 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 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. A well-cited author of several peer-reviewed manuscripts, Dr. Adeyi has also contributed book chapters in highly successful pathology and radiology volumes. He teaches locally, nationally and internationally; is an advocate of quality standards in medical, surgical and transplantation liver pathology; and a current member of the College of American Pathologists’ Surgical Pathology Committee.

• W0713 Histopathological Application of Staging and Grading Parameters in Medical Liver Diseases, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Vina AlexopoulouIakovina Alexopoulou, McMaster University, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP)

Dr. Vina Alexopoulou is a professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and Director of Anatomical Pathology in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP).

She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1980 with a Specialty Certificate in Anatomical Pathology. She studied Renal Pathology at the University of Chicago, under Dr. B. Spargo.

Dr. Alexopoulou has a strong background in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education. She has served as a member of the Royal College Board of Examiners in Anatomical Pathology between 1997 and 2001, the Board of Examiners for General Surgery between 2002 and 2006, and as a Nucleus member for the Royal College Specialty Committee in Anatomical Pathology until 2010. She is currently the National Specialty Society observer on the Royal College Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee and is the Founding co-director for the CAP-ACP annual Residents Review Course.

Dr. Alexopoulou is a practicing surgical pathologist with special interest in Renal Pathology and has published several papers in Renal Pathology, including transplantation. A well-known Renal Pathologist throughout Canada has been working as a consultant for several nephrology units and conducts educational workshops for pathologists and nephrologists locally, nationally and around the world.

Enthusiastic supporter of the Canadian Association of Pathologists, has served as President of the CAP-ACP (20-11-2013), was the recipient of the Society’s Leadership in Education Award (2014) and Distinguished Service Award ( 2017).

• W0735 Towards Increased Precision – Recent Developments in Renal Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Andrew BakerAndrew Baker, Chief Medical Examiner Hennepin County

Dr. Andrew Baker is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed residency in pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and fellowship in forensic pathology in Hennepin County (Minneapolis), Minnesota. He is board-certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and serves on the CAP Forensic Pathology Committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, currently serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the National Association of Medical Examiners, and previously served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of that organization.

Following four years as a forensic pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Dr. Baker returned to Minnesota. He was appointed to the position of Chief Medical Examiner for Hennepin County in 2004. Dr. Baker holds appointments at the Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota. He serves as the Treasurer for the Minnesota Coroners’ and Medical Examiners’ Association and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. Dr. Baker was previously on the Forensic Pathology Test Development Advisory Committee for the American Board of Pathology and the Forensic Science Standards Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Baker’s forensic interests include management of mass fatalities, the investigation of fatal child abuse, and investigation of sudden deaths in children and young adults.

• Forensic Pathology Section Symposium: Detection and Documentation of Fractures in the Deceased Infant and Small Child & Unusual Child Deaths, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

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Anita BaneAnita Bane, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, McMaster University

Anita Bane is currently a staff pathologist and Chief of Pathology at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Ontario and an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine and the Department of Oncology at McMaster University. Dr. Bane completed her medical school education at the National University of Ireland and residency training in histopathology at Trinity College Dublin and affiliated hospitals. She subsequently completed fellowship training in Breast Pathology and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics at the University of Toronto. Biomarker development and quality improvement in breast pathology are areas of active interest.

• W0711 Breast Pathology: Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Shantanu BanerjiShantanu Banerji, University of Manitoba

Dr. Banerji completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Manitoba. He then pursued a research fellowship training in Cancer Genomics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Banerji’s fellowship required the use of high-throughput functional profiling and next-generation sequencing technology to identify structural gene abnormalities and the consequences of these mutations on cancer cell growth.

He is currently a clinician-scientist with a practice focused on lung cancer and sarcoma. His laboratory at the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology is focused on understanding prognostic and predictive biomarkers specific to the treatment cancer. He is also the Director of Genomics at CancerCare Manitoba, responsible for coordinating companion diagnostics for cancer therapy in conjunction with Diagnostic Services Manitoba.

• Opening Plenary Session: The Impact of Predictive Biomarker Testing on Patient Outcomes, Sunday July 8, 0830-0945

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Hallgrimur BenediktssonHallgrimur Benediktsson, University of Calgary

Hallgrimur Benediktsson, MD FRCPC is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary, Consultant Pathologist for Calgary Laboratory Services and Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. A medical graduate of the University of Iceland, he completed his training in Anatomical Pathology at the Universities of Manitoba and Minnesota, acquiring certification of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American Board of Pathology in 1978. He served as Professor and Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary 1991-2004, and Regional Clinical Department Head, Calgary Health Region 1995-2004, and Assistant Dean, Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2011-15. Examiner in Anatomical Pathology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 1992-9, Member, then Chair Specialty Committee in AP, 2001-2012. Currently Section Leader for Renal Pathology, Calgary Laboratory Services.

• W0735 Towards Increased Precision – Recent Developments in Renal Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Sabrina BergeronSabrina Bergeron, McGill University, McGill University Health Centre

Sabrina Bergeron is a second-year PhD candidate at the MUHC – McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory. After graduating with a BSc in biochemistry (2010) and a MSc in Biomedical Sciences with Honours (2012) at Université de Montréal, Sabrina went on to pursue an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Forensic Sciences at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

• Workshop: The World of Ocular Pathology, Intraocular and Periocular Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Lesions, Monday July 9, 1015-1215

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Andrew BrackAndrew Brack, Calgary Laboratory Services

Andrew Brack is a 3rd year general pathology resident at the University of Calgary. Part of the attraction of pathology for him comes from its many opportunities to explore informatics and collaborative work processes. He is keen to see how adult education principles can enhance group as well as individual competence and deliver better patient care.

• Education Section Symposium: Health Care is a Team Sport: Moving Beyond Individual Competence to Collective Competence, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1515

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Fadi Brimo, McGill University Health Centre

Dr. Brimo earned his medical degree from Syria’s University of Damascus in 2001 and completed an Anatomic-Pathology residency at McGill University. He completed two fellowship subspecialty trainings in urologic pathology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and in Cytology at McGill University. He joined the department of Pathology of the McGill University Health Center in 2010 where he works as a Pathologist and Associate Professor. In addition to publishing over 110 academic articles, Dr. Brimo wrote many chapters in Genito-Urinary Pathology and clinical textbooks and manuals including the 8th edition of the AJCC staging manual, the Paris System of Reporting Urine Cytology and High Yield Uropathology. He has lectured in national and international meetings on the diagnostic aspects of urologic pathology and cytology. Dr. Brimo is actively involved in research and in teaching residents and medical students. He also serves as a reviewer for publications in journals that include among others The Journal of Urology, European Urology, Human Pathology and Cancer Cytopathology.

• W0733 Precision Medicine in Urology: Where Does the Pathologist Fit In?, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Miguel BurnierMiguel Burnier, McGill University

Dr. Burnier is a Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Medicine, Oncology and Surgery at McGill and the former Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill (1993 to 2008) He was also the Thomas O. Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology (1996-2012). Dr. Burnier is currently the Director of Training & Development of the Research of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute.
Dr. Burnier is the author and co-author of over 550 publications and has served as Guest Speaker and Visiting Professor at many national and international conferences. He is distinguished with several national and international awards. Dr. Burnier is the Director of the MUHC – McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory which is a unique facility in Canada and has become the largest research and training center in Ocular Pathology in North America. Over 200 fellows from 20 different countries have passed through the laboratory. These fellows are part of BIOPSY (Burnier International Ocular Pathology Society) which holds scientific meetings every two years and gives a great opportunity for this network to share interesting cases and research.

• Workshop: The World of Ocular Pathology, Intraocular and Periocular Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Lesions, Monday July 9, 1015-1215

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Matthew CecchiniMatthew Cecchini, London Health Sciences Centre

Matthew Cecchini is a 5th 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. He served as the director of PGME education (2016-2018) for the CAP-ACP annual meeting planning committee where he helped to develop engaging, evidence-based learning platforms for residents across Canada.

• Education Section Symposium: Health Care is a Team Sport: Moving Beyond Individual Competence to Collective Competence, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1515

• 2018 Conference Organizing Committee: Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education

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Pak-Cheung ChanPak-Cheung Chan, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Chan obtained his PhD in medical science from the University of Calgary and post-doctoral training in Clinical Chemistry & Lab Medicine from the University of Toronto. He is a certified Clinical Biochemist, and a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists, as well as a Diplomate with the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in both Clinical Chemistry & Molecular Diagnostics.

Dr. Chan is currently the Head (Interim), Division of Biochemistry at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada. He lectures at the University of Toronto and speaks regularly at Canadian and international conferences. His research interests include practice-based research on monoclonal gammopathy investigations, biomarkers in vascular dementia and POCT in tertiary care. He currently chairs a monoclonal gammopathy interest group (MGIG) of the CSCC, and collaborates with various laboratory and clinical stakeholders on developing a Canadian guideline on the reporting and utilization of serum protein electrophoresis.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Katherine ChorneykoKatherine Chorneyko, Brant Community Healthcare System

Dr. K. Chorneyko is a pathologist and medical laboratory director at Brant Community Healthcare System and West Haldimand General Hospital. Trained in anatomical and general pathologist, she has worked in both academic and community laboratory environments. She is a former Royal College examiner in Anatomical Pathology and has continued work in education with the Royal College International examination activities. She is past president of Brant County Medical Association and the Ontario Association of Pathologists (OAP). She has been involved with Path2Quality for many years contributing to both the Standards2Quality and Work2Quality documents as well as other Path2Quality initiatives. She is an anatomical pathology and immunohistochemistry assessor for the Institute for Quality Management in HealthCare (IQMH) accreditation and external quality assessment programs. Since 2013, she has been the provincial pathology clinical lead for the Quality Management Partnership, a joint initiative between Cancer Care Ontario and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Susan CrockerSusan Crocker, Queen’s University

Dr. Crocker is a clinical cytogeneticist, Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre 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 neurological disease. Her leadership role in the clinical laboratory includes the implementation and evaluation of genetic tests. She is a member of the Cancer Genomics Consortium.

• Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, OMPRN, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Sidney Croul, Capital Health

I am a Neuropathologists practicing at the QEII Medical Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia. My initial degrees (BA and MD), residencies (Neurology and AP), and fellowship (NP) were all completed at the University of Pennsylvania. Following completion of my NP Fellowship, I practiced at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Drexel Medical School in Philadelphia. I was recruited to UHN in Toronto in 2006 and was Head of NP there until moving to Halifax in 2014.

My interest in biobanking began as part of a research interest in CNS tumors developed as a member of the Centre for Neurovirology in Philadelphia. This continued in Toronto as a co-head of the CNS tissue bank at UHN. Since moving to Halifax, I have been part of a team working toward a co-ordinated biobank at QEII medical Centre and Dalhousie Medical School. This effort has recently matured into institutional funded priority.

• Biobanking Special Interest Group Symposium: Biobanking: A Forum for Discussion and Networking, Monday July 9, 1545-1715

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Phedias DiamandisPhedias Diamandis, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Phedias Diamandis is a clinician-scientist and neuropathologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University Health Network. His research interests includes the application of artificial intelligence and global proteomics to improve the diagnostic yields of clinical tissue.

• Neuropathology Section Symposium: Neuropathology for Anatomic Pathologists, Sunday July 8, 1345-1515

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Brendan DicksonBrendan Dickson, University of Toronto

Dr. Dickson completed his undergraduate studies and master’s in Pathology at Dalhousie University. This was followed by medical and residency training at the University of Toronto, and fellowship training in Soft Tissue and Bone in Philadelphia. He been a pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, specializing in Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology, since 2009. Dr. Dickson is currently Director of Immunohistochemistry, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed medical publications, and multiple book chapters. His research is primarily focused on developing novel diagnostic and prognostic markers in sarcoma, and elucidating the mechanisms of sarcomagenesis.

In addition, Dr. Dickson has a strong interest in medical education, which includes medical students, residents and fellows, as well as the broader community via social media (@histiocytosisX, on Twitter).

• Advanced Diagnostics Section Symposium, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Bojana DjordjevicBojana Djordjevic, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Bojana Djordjevic is a gynecologic pathologist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Alberta, anatomical pathology residency at the University in Toronto and fellowship training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research focus has been toward discovery of cancer biomarkers in gynecologic pathology and their implementation into daily clinical practice. She is the recipient of a prestigious Stephen F. Vogel award from the United States Academy of Pathology. Dr. Djordjevic is dedicated to dissemination of knowledge of gynecological pathology and has directed several short courses and workshops. She is a nationally and internationally invited speaker.

• Workshop: Glandular Lesions of the Cervix, Endometrium and Ovary: an Update for the Practicing Pathologist, Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

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Michelle Downes, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Downes graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland medical school with first class honours and undertook training in surgery leading to her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCSI). Following this she completed a two year research fellowship in prostate cancer at University College Dublin and was awarded her Doctor of Medicine (MD) by thesis. She trained in Anatomic Pathology in Dublin, Ireland and then completed a clinical fellowship in genitourinary pathology at the University Health Network, Toronto during which time she was awarded FRCPC. She practices as a urologic pathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She is director of research in anatomic pathology and a member of the OMPRN steering committee. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Her research and publications focus on prostate and bladder malignancy. She is a peer reviewer for Histopathology, Virchows Archiv and Journal of Clinical Pathology and is an editorial board member of Human Pathology: Case Reports.

• W0733 Precision Medicine in Urology: Where Does the Pathologist Fit In?, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

• Canadian Network of Uropathology Symposium: Practical Approaches to Problem Areas in GU Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1545-1715

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Andrew EvansAndrew J. Evans, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital

Dr. Andrew Evans is a Staff Pathologist and consultant in Genitourinary Pathology at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at The University of Toronto. He is an active participant in translational and clinical research carried out by the Uro-Oncology program at UHN. He is a member of several current guideline committees including: Cancer Care Ontario expert panels on prostate biopsies and active surveillance and an ASCO panel on the management of renal masses.

He is also the current North American Councilor for the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP).

• Canadian Network of Uropathology Symposium: Practical Approaches to Problem Areas in GU Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1545-1715

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Harriet FeilotterHarriet Feilotter, Queen’s University

Dr. Feilotter is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University, where she maintains an active program dedicated to the assessment of methods for biomarker validation and to the transfer of clinically actionable molecular information to the clinical setting. She has a special interest in the integration of platforms designed to support studies of human DNA, RNA and protein biomarkers. Her roles as Service Chief of Kingston Health Sciences Center’s Laboratory Genetics and Director of the Queen’s Genomics facility allow her to focus on methods to bridge the gap between research and clinical application of biomarker findings.

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

• Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, OMPRN, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Samson W. Fine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Samson W. Fine is a urologic pathologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with special interest and research focus in anatomical considerations, diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. At MSKCC, he actively pursues studies focused on refining grading, quantitation and staging of prostate cancer and is hopeful that the incorporation of new molecular insights and markers can be accomplished in a background of well-annotated clinical and pathologic data.
Samson attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and GU fellowship with Jonathan Epstein at Johns Hopkins. He has enjoyed the academic opportunities and professional networking with colleagues at annual US & Canadian Academy of Pathology meetings and is thankful for the opportunity to attend the CAP-ACP meeting in 2018. He feels privileged to be part of the GU Pathology team at MSKCC and collaborate with mentors and colleagues including Victor Reuter, Satish Tickoo, Hikmat Al-Ahmadie, Anuradha Gopalan & Ying-Bei Chen. Samson is married to Chaya, his wife of 22 years and a Science/STEM educator. Together, they keep busy following the evolving life journeys of their 4 children, ages 9 to 20.

• Advanced Diagnostics Section Symposium, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Ashley FlamanAshley Flaman, University of Ottawa

Ashley Flaman is a third-year resident in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Ottawa. Inspired by a variety of compelling pathologists and pathology residents throughout her training, she has taken a keen interest in medical education. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, she studied biochemistry at the University of Regina before completing her MD at the University of Saskatchewan. Her other academic and research interests include gynecologic and soft tissue pathology. Ashley is a self-declared foodie and also enjoys dancing, reading, and traveling.

• W0732 Are Your Residents Getting the Most of their Learning Experiences? Using Adult Learning Theories to Improve Teaching Effectiveness, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Manal GabrilManal Gabril, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

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.

• W0733 Precision Medicine in Urology: Where Does the Pathologist Fit In?, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Laurette GeldenhuysLaurette Geldenhuys, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre

Laurette Geldenhuys has served as Division Head and Service Chief of Anatomical Pathology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre since 2012. She is a Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a nephropathologist and cytopathologist with a secondary interest in Gynecological Pathology. She also has an interest in Medical Education and the Medical Humanities, including Medical History.

She is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), a Past Chair of the CAP-ACP Section of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, and the CAP-ACP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee and CPD Accreditation Sub-committee. She is also a Past Chair of the Canadian Alliance on Laboratory Medicine and past Executive Member of the Canadian Leadership Council on Laboratory Medicine. She was the Royal College CPD Educator for Nova Scotia for several years.

She is a recipient of the College of American Pathologists President’s Honors, the CAP-ACP President’s Award, the CAP-ACP Distinguished Service Award, the Royal College Specialist of the Year Award for Region 5, and the David T Janigan Teaching Award.

She was trained in South Africa, and has master’s degrees in Anatomical Pathology and Medical Education.

• W0735 Towards Increased Precision – Recent Developments in Renal Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Blake GilksBlake Gilks, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. Blake Gilks is a Professor in the Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital, Medical Director of Laboratories and Department Head for the Vancouver Coastal Health region, and the President of the International Society of Gynecological Pathology. He leads a research program in gynecological cancers, focussing on development of biomarkers to improve accurate and reproducible subclassification of tumors, and quality assurance of diagnostic immunohistochemistry.

• W0731 Recent Advances in Common Diagnostic Dilemmas in Uterine Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Olga GologanOlga Gologan, Centre Hopitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM) and University of Montreal

Olga Gologan MD, FCAP is a staff pathologist at CHUM (Centre Hopitalier de l’Universite de Montreal) and an associate professor of Pathology at the University of Montreal. After a residency at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY, she completed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology with focus on Head and Neck pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA and a fellowship in Cytopathology at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh PA. She practices as an anatomopathologist in Montreal since 2006 and coordinates the Head & Neck and Thyroid Pathology division of the Centre Hopitalier de l’Universite de Montreal since 2010.

• W0714 Tumours of the Salivary Glands / Well Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract – The Biopsy Challenge, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Marcio GomesMarcio Gomes, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Marcio Gomes is a pathologist, Head of thoracic pathology at The Ottawa Hospital, and an Associate Professor and Distinguished Teacher of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gomes is also a clinician educator of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Chair of the CAP-ACP Annual Meeting. His main areas of interest in medical education are competency-based education, workplace assessment, continuing professional development and interprofessional education. Dr. Gomes has developed many educational innovations and received several teaching and education awards, including the 2010 Award of Excellence and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education by the University of Ottawa, the 2014 Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Clinical Teaching Award, and the Leadership in Education Award of the CAP-ACP in 2017. He is currently doing a Masters in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago supported by the 2017 RCPSC Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education.

W0732 Are Your Residents Getting the Most of their Learning Experiences? Using Adult Learning Theories to Improve Teaching Effectiveness, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

• 2018 Conference Organizing Committee Chair

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Marie-Christine GuiotMarie-Christine Guiot, McGill University Health Centre

MCG received her MD degree and completed her Anatomical Pathology training at the University of Bordeaux, France. After a clinical and research fellowship at McGill University, she joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research for a post-doctoral training in molecular biology. She has been a member of the departments of Pathology and Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University since 1999 where she is now an Associate Professor.
Her main interest and expertise is in brain tumors and she has been a major player in the development of the molecular tests for brain tumors in Quebec.

• Neuropathology Section Symposium: Neuropathology for Anatomic Pathologists, Sunday July 8, 1345-1515

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Robert HasserjianRobert Hasserjian, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Robert Hasserjian is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a Hematopathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is Director of the Hematopathology Fellowship. Dr. Hasserjian received his MD from Harvard in 1990 and trained in Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His clinical expertise is in the diagnosis of lymphomas and bone marrow disorders, in particular leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms. He serves as a consultant to the pathology community for difficult cases and is recognized internationally for his diagnostic hematopathology expertise. Dr. Hasserjian has served on the Education Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Executive Committee of the Society for Hematopathology. He was a co-organizer of the 2017 Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Hematopathology Annual Workshop. His research interests are in the discovery of pathologic and genetic features associated with the biologic behavior of myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms. Specific research has focused on the pathologic risk-stratification of myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia, therapy-related myeloid neoplasms, and erythroid leukemias. Dr. Hasserjian is an author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, reviews, and chapters. He is a Senior Reviewer and author of multiple chapters of the Revised 4th Edition (2016) WHO Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms and is an author of the American Society of Hematology/College of American Pathology Guidelines for the Initial Diagnostic Workup of Acute Leukemia. Dr. Hasserjian is strongly committed to education in hematopathology and has lectured on the diagnosis of leukemias, other bone marrow disorders, and lymphomas at numerous courses and international pathology meetings across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

• Hematopathology Section Symposium: Mimics and Pitfalls in Diagnosing Myeloid Neoplasms, Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

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Lien HoangLien Hoang, Vancouver General Hospital

I am a new anatomical pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital with subspecialty expertise in gynecologic pathology. I have an avid interest in translational medicine and have thus worked towards integrating the advancing field of molecular biology into daily pathology practice, in order to provide meaningful impact to patient care. In collaboration with the fantastic team in Vancouver, New York and beyond, I have worked towards improving the traditional histologic classification scheme of endometrial carcinoma and pushed towards an ancillary molecular-based model, helped to refine the molecular underpinnings of dedifferentiated/undifferentiated endometrial carcinomas and discover a novel type of endometrial stromal sarcoma. Our work so far has garnered great interest on an international level. Currently, I am leading a team to develop new techniques/markers to diagnose human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative squamous precursor lesions in the vulva, an understudied and under-recognized disease with important clinical ramifications.

• Gynecological Pathology Specialty Network Symposium: Emerging Trends in Gynecologic Pathology: Scientific Update and Discussion, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

• Workshop: Practice Approach to Mismatch Repair Testing, Tuesday July 10, 1545-1715

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Carlo HojillaCarlo Hojilla, University of Toronto, Mounts Sinai Hospital, and Markham-Stouffville Hospital

Dr. Carlo Hojilla is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, Mounts Sinai Hospital, and Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Dr. Hojilla trained in Anatomical Pathology with subspecialty Fellowship training in Hematologic Pathology at the University of Toronto and University Heath Network. His current clinical practice involves General Surgical, Lymph Node, and Hematologic Pathology. Academic pursuits additionally include Pathology Informatics, Digital Pathology, and Pathology Workload Assessment. Dr. Hojilla is also actively involved in the University of Toronto Residency Training Program, being the Education lead for the Mount Sinai Hospital Training Site.

• W0715 Immunodeficiency and Virus Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders: Approach, Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Christopher HowlettChristopher Howlett, University of Western Ontario

Christopher Howlett is a pathologist and assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario. After a B.Sc. in genetics at UWO, he completed a PhD and MD at the University of Calgary. He then returned to London to complete a residency in Anatomical Pathology. He followed this with a fellowship in Hematopathology, also at UWO. In 2012 he was appointed Section Head of Molecular Pathology and has served in that role since that time.

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

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Judith HughJudith Hugh, University of Alberta

Dr. Hugh is the Divisional Director of Anatomic Pathology and Facility Laboratory Site Chief for the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. As a sub-specialized Breast Cancer Pathologist, Dr. Hugh is a member of the International Ki67 Working Group, co-Lead for the Provincial Breast Pathology Special Interest Group, member of the Provincial Breast Tumour Executive Committee, and is the inaugural Lilian McCullough Breast Cancer Research endowed Chair at the University of Alberta.

She studied medicine at McGill University in Montreal before going on to specialize in Pathology at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and complete an Oncological Pathology fellowship specializing in Breast at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Dr. Hugh worked at the Cross Cancer Institute for 17 years before moving to the University Hospital in 2006. She implemented immunohistochemical biomarkers for breast cancer in the early 1990’s, published the first article describing the use of Ki67 in the IHC4 index in breast cancer, and recently spearheaded the adoption of Prosigna™ as the Molecular test for Breast Cancer in Alberta.

• Closing Plenary: The Evolving Role of Pathology in Multidisciplinary Teams, Tuesday July 10, 1730-1815

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Nadia IsmiilNadia Ismiil, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Nadia Ismiil, M.D., FRCPC is the Division Head of Anatomic Pathology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Dr. Ismiil is also the Section Chair of Anatomic Pathology and Education at the Canadian Association of Pathologists.
Throughout her career Dr. Ismiil has held several leadership roles in medical education, such as the Director of Continuous Education and Professional Development for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ismiil is a strong believer in physician leadership in the ever changing landscape of the healthcare system and as such holds a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management from the Schulich School of Business, York University. Dr. Ismiil is currently pursuing the Masters in International Masters for Healthcare Leadership and Management at McGill University recognizing that personal and professional development is a life-long learning process.

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

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Ipshita KakIpshita Kak, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Ipshita Kak graduated from Madras Medical College under Tamil Nadu M.G.R University in India with a degree in Medicine in 2010. She completed her residency in General Pathology at McMaster University (2017) and is currently pursuing her fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Toronto at Mount Sinai Hospital. She currently holds the position of Vice-chair of the CAP-ACP General Pathology Special Interest Group (2017-2018) and was previously the Vice-chair of the CAP-ACP Resident Section (2016-2017). She has been the recipient of the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR) transformative pathology introductory fellowship/award (grant fund of 17,500 CAD).

She has 11 publications till date and was awarded the CAP-ACP Hugh Curry cytopathology award (2015) for her research project exploring the utility of electron microscopy in cytology.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Jason Karamchandani, McGill University

Dr. Jason Karamchandani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at McGill University. He is a neuropathologist at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI). His clinical specialty is neuropathology and anatomic pathology. Dr. Karamchandani also currently serves as the program director for the McGill Anatomic Pathology residency program, director of immunohistochemistry and special stains for the MUHC, and director of the MNI C-BIG repository.

A graduate of Harvard University, where he received his AB Honours degree in biochemistry cum laude, Dr. Karamchandani earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine where he continued in residency training in anatomic pathology, followed by fellowship training in surgical pathology and neuropathology.

• Advanced Diagnostics Section Symposium, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Mary KinlochMary Kinloch, Saskatoon City Hospital

Dr. Kinloch is the Division Head of Anatomic Pathology in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She practices gynecologic pathology at Saskatoon City Hospital since 2015 and is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan.
She attended University College Dublin, Ireland for her medical degree and completed a General Pathology residency at the University of Saskatchewan before a gynecologic pathology fellowship at the University of British Columbia.
Her research interests include molecular classification of endometrial carcinoma and standardization of diagnosing and reporting endometrial cancers.
She is a member-at-large for the newly (hopefully) approved Special Interest Group of Gynecologic Pathologists at the Canadian Association of Pathologists, on the nominating committee for the Canadian Association of Pathologists, the Medical Faculty Engagement Committee for the University of Saskatchewan, Vice President of the Saskatoon Regional Medical Authority, Pathology section delegate at the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and is the Advisory Chair for the Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Women Leading Philanthropy campaign.

• Workshop: Glandular Lesions of the Cervix, Endometrium and Ovary: an Update for the Practicing Pathologist, Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

• Workshop: Practice Approach to Mismatch Repair Testing, Tuesday July 10, 1545-1715

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Linda KocovskiLinda Kocovski, Hamilton Regional Forensic Pathology Unit

Dr. Linda Kocovski graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Medicine in 2010. She completed her residency in General Pathology at McMaster University (2016), followed by her fellowship in Forensic Pathology at McMaster University (2017). She began working as a full-time Forensic Pathologist at the Hamilton Regional Forensic Pathology Unit in July 2017.

Dr. Kocovski is the Secretary of the General Pathology Section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP). She has 11 peer-reviewed publications to date in the medical literature.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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David Lebrun, Queen’s University

Dr. David LeBrun obtained his M.D. from Queen’s University in 1984. He completed residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Toronto in 1990 then underwent postdoctoral training at Stanford University in lymphoma diagnosis and, as an MRC Research Fellow, in experimental leukemogenesis research. He has held a faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University since 1994 and holds the rank of Professor. He conducts correlative and mechanistic research on lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and the Cancer Research Society. Dr. LeBrun serves as the senior consultant in lymph node pathology for the Southeastern Ontario region and is Leader of the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

• Workshop: Diagnostic Devils and Rogue Results in Molecular Pathology, OMPRN, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Elaine LeungElaine Leung, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

After completion of her medical degree at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Leung went on to pursue residency training in Paediatrics at Dalhousie University and then subspecialty training in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at the University of Toronto. It was there that she became interested in laboratory medicine and returned to Ottawa to obtain formal training in Haematological Pathology. She is the Head of the Division of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is currently the residency program director for Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at the University of Ottawa.

As a paediatric laboratory specialist, she strives to increase the visibility and recognition of paediatric-specific laboratory issues at the regional, provincial and national level.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Mark LevineMark Levine, McMaster University

Mark Levine is Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
He holds the Buffett Taylor Chair in Breast Cancer Research at McMaster University. He is a medical oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer.

Dr. Levine received his medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and completed his residency in internal medicine at McMaster University. He completed his training in hematology and oncology at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, USA. In 1981 he returned to Canada and pursued a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University leading to a Master’s degree.

In 1982 Dr. Levine became a member of both the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and a consultant medical oncologist at the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre (later the JCC). He was CEO of the Cancer Centre between 1992 and 1999. After stepping down from this position, he returned to his passion, research. He is also the past Chair of the Department of Oncology at McMaster University.

Over a 35 year career he has been an active researcher in clinical trials and health services research. His focus has been in the areas of breast cancer and venous thromboembolism. A number of the trials he has conducted have been landmark and impacted on healthcare in both Canada and internationally. He helped establish the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG) in 1982 and since 1984 he has been the Director. OCOG designs, conducts and analyses multicentre trials in cancer. Over 12,000 patients have been entered in OCOG trials. Dr. Levine has over 310 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has brought much research funding to McMaster.

He was Chairman of Health Canada’s Steering Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care & Treatment of Breast Cancer form 1998-2007. He was also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology for seven years and a Consultant Editor for two years.

In 1999 he was a recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize from the National Cancer Institute of Canada. This award is given for outstanding cancer control research in Canada. In 2016 he received the Order of Canada for his contributions as an oncologist, researcher and clinician. It is Canada’s highest civilian award.

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

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Jimin LiuNancy Liu, Halton Health Care

Dr. Jimin Liu obtained her MD from China and finished her pathology residency in St. John’s Newfoundland. She completed three post-doctoral fellowships, one at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the second at Vanderbilt University, and the third at University of Saskatchewan in both surgical pathology (GI/infectious disease) and basic science research. Currently she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University and a staff pathologist at Halton Healthcare, Oakville, Ontario.

Dr. Liu is the Chair of the General Pathology Section at the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), the abstract reviewer and poster session organizer for the Scientific Program at the 2017 Ontario Association of Pathologists (OAP) Annual Meeting and the Vice-Chair of the Pathology Committee at the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS).

Dr. Liu’s research focuses on investigating the mechanisms that regulate liver disorders in non-liver transplant and liver transplant conditions. In addition to her research, she is a passionate educator with particular interest in promoting pathology and liver pathology locally, nationally and internationally.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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Cheryl MatherCheryl A. Mather, University of Alberta, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Mather is an anatomic and molecular pathologist with specialty training in GI and liver pathology. She is currently a clinical lecturer at the University of Alberta, where she signs out anatomic and molecular pathology cases. Dr. Mather did her residency and GI/liver fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, and she completed her training in molecular pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the faculty at UAH in 2016.

• W0734 GI Precision Oncology: Pathologists Needed!, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Michael MengelMichael Mengel, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Mengel is Chair and Clinical Department Head for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta and with Alberta Health Services in Edmonton, Canada. As a sub-specialized Transplantation and Renal Pathologist, Dr. Mengel is engaged in various international sub-specialty societies related to nephropathology and organ transplantation: past Chair Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice in the American Society of Transplantation; Board member International Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology; President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation; Board member with the Renal Pathology Society.
He studied medicine at the Semmelweiss University in Budapest, Hungary before going on to specialise in pathology and further in transplantation pathology and nephropathology. Before moving to Edmonton provided transplant pathology service at the Hannover Medical School, Germany. Dr. Mengel has published widely in his field and his current work is focused on applying molecular techniques to biopsy specimens, with the aim to increase diagnostic precision in organ transplantation.

• W0735 Towards Increased Precision – Recent Developments in Renal Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Jennifer Merriman, Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Jennifer Merrimen graduated from the Anatomical Pathology Residency program at Dalhousie University in 2007 and completed her fellowship in Urologic Pathology at Credit Valley Hospital in 2008. She in an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University and is a Staff Pathologist in the Division of Anatomical Pathology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS.

• Canadian Network of Uropathology Symposium: Practical Approaches to Problem Areas in GU Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1545-1715

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Dan Milner, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Dr. Milner completed his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000 and his residency/fellowship in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology/Microbiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2005. Before joining ASCP, Dr. Milner spent 10 years at Harvard where he taught pathology, microbiology, and infectious disease; was the primary lead for infectious disease consultations in AP/CP; and was the recipient of numerous research grants in the areas of malaria and HIV. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Milner began working in Africa in 1997 as a medical student and has built an international reputation as an expert in cerebral malaria. In parallel with this, he has been heavily involved in pathology capacity building in many countries and, most notably, led the team that built an anatomic pathology laboratory in Rwanda and Haiti for advance cancer diagnostics. In his current role, he oversees the Center for Global Health at ASCP, leads all PEPFAR activities with ASCP, and leads the Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa Initiative. Dr. Milner is the author of over 100 publications and has presented national and internationally on his work in more than 20 countries.

• Humanities and International Health Section Symposium: Pathology: An Essential Core Element to Successful Cancer Care in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

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Christopher MilroyChristopher Milroy, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Milroy qualified in medicine from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in 1983 and also holds law degrees from the University of London (LLB, LLM). Following internship in medicine and surgery, he undertook training in anatomical pathology in Liverpool, Bristol and University College London and then trained in Forensic Pathology at University of Sheffield 1990-1991 obtaining the DMJ examination and has been engaged full time in the practice of Forensic Pathology since 1990. He worked in Sheffield, England from 1990 to 2008 and was a Full Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

Since 2008, he has worked as a Forensic Pathologist at the Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and as a Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is a Coorner in Ontario.

He chaired the United Kingdom Royal College of Pathologists panel of examiners in Forensic Pathology and is now Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examination panel in Forensic Pathology.

He has published over 100 articles and chapters on anatomical pathology and forensic pathology. He is a Fellow of NAME and currently serves on NAME Board of Directors. He was program chair for Path/Bio section of AAFS in 2018 and is now Secretary of the section

• Workshop on the Expert Witness, Monday July 9, 1015-1215

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Jelena Mirkovic, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Jelena Mirkovic, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, is an anatomic pathologist with subspecialties in gynecologic pathology and cytology who is practicing at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON. She completed Anatomic Pathology residency, Women’s and Perinatal Pathology fellowship, and Cytopathology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She also received a PhD degree from Harvard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Her current research interests include minimally invasive diagnosis of cancer and its precursors using quantum information technology and also span a wide variety of gynecologic diseases such as mesonephric lesions of the female genital tract, cervical neoplasia, soft tissue tumors of the vulva, gestational trophoblastic tumors, and adolescent endometriosis.

• Gynecological Pathology Specialty Network Symposium: Emerging Trends in Gynecologic Pathology: Scientific Update and Discussion, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Madeleine MoussaMadeleine Moussa, Western University and Department of Pathology London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)

Dr. Madeleine Moussa is a professor of pathology at Western University and has been a full-time pathologist at the Department of Pathology London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) since 1991.
Clinically, Dr. Moussa contributions at LHSC have included surgical pathology, and cytopathology, with special expertise in Genitourinary Pathology, nephropathology and Transplant Pathology. Over the years, she has established herself as a local, regional, national and international expert in Genitourinary and nephropathology, especially serving Southwestern Ontario as a consultant for community Pathologists. She is an active member of the Renal Society of Pathology; and active member of the expert Panel for Prostate Cancer Care in Ontario. She is the Section Head of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at LHSC.
Dr. Moussa primary research interest continues to be in genitourinary cancers. Dr. Moussa has been co- investigator and/ or collaborator in many multidiscipline research projects at western university with 70 publications and many abstract / poster presentations in national and international meetings.
Her teaching involvement has been diverse, across several divisions and departments as a faculty member at UWO, including both undergraduate and graduate students in all facets of teaching, as well as participation in several extramural educational activities, supervision and teach medical students, and residents from pathology department as well as residents from various other departments including urology and nephrology departments.

• W0733 Precision Medicine in Urology: Where Does the Pathologist Fit In?, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Anna Marie Mulligan, University of Toronto and University Health Network

Anna Marie Mulligan completed her medical school training at University College Dublin. She received certification in histopathology from the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training and obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK in 2003. Following a clinical fellowship in breast pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, she joined St. Michael’s Hospital in 2007 as a staff pathologist. She currently works as a subspecialist breast pathologist at University Health Network and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

• W0711 Breast Pathology: Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Nicholas MylesNickolas Myles, University of British Columbia

I am a practicing surgical pathologist at St.Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine at the University of British Columbia. In addition to my MD, traditional anatomical pathology residency and clinical breast research fellowships I have compeleted MSC in clinical epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, UK, where I studied applied medical statistics. My goal is to demistify diagnostic accuracy statistics and to address common misunderstanding and dangerous misuse of statistical tools for diagnostic accuracy measurement, yet, more improtantly- to enable you to use medical statistics properly to inform your pathology practice. Please bring your PC laptop for a full practical experience.

• W0712 Statistics for Pathologists: Primer on Diagnostic Accuracy Statistics, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

• Evidence-Based Medicine Section Symposium: Evaluating Biomarkers for Practice Readiness, Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

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Alexandre Odashiro, Université Laval – Québec, Centre hospitalier de Laval

Dr Odashiro is a pathologist at both St Sacrement and Enfant-Jesus from CHU de Quebec in Quebec City. Dr Odashiro has more than 50 papers published in medical journals, and has authored of chapters in ocular pathology, including the last edition of the Stenberg’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. He was the chair and co-chair of the Ocular Pathology course at the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) 2006 in Montreal (Canada), 2010 in Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2012 in Cape Town (South Africa), and 2014 in Bangkok (Thailand). He participated as a lecturer in the ocular pathology area of several international congresses, including the USCAP and organized the ocular pathology course of the Brazilian Congress of Pathology in 2015 and 2017. Alexandre was also invited to be a speaker in the next IAP congress in Jordan in October 2018.

• Workshop: The World of Ocular Pathology, Intraocular and Periocular Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Lesions, Monday July 9, 1015-1215

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Timothy PalmerTimothy Palmer, National Health Service

Qualifying from Guy’s Hospital, London (UK) in 1978, after a brief flirtation with clinical medicine, pathology training was undertaken in several hospitals in London, culminating in appointment as Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Pathology at Guy’s in 1989.

The post had special responsibility for cytology and cervical screening, and was followed by a similar post in Inverness (the most northerly pathology department in the UK) in 1990. Between then and retirement from diagnostic pathology in 2014, the Scottish Cervical Screening programme developed from being largely regional and using direct smears to being nationally organised, with a common screening computer system that records the complete journey from eligibility for screening, through sample taking, reporting, and referral to colposcopy, to recall at the appropriate time; to using liquid based cytology with image-assisted screening; and to integrating HPV testing into cervical screening. Since 2014, there has been a continuing role as Scottish Clinical Lead for Cervical Screening and a late-flowering academic career as Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology in Edinburgh University. Research interests focus on the effects of vaccination against HPV on the community and on cervical screening. At the moment, the focus is on implementing HPV primary screening in Scotland.

Outside medicine, many activities occupy the time that is left. These include basketmaking using predominantly willow and birch, singing 16th and early 17th century church music as both bass and male alto, food and wine, carpentry, and a classic English sports car.

• Cytopathology Section Symposium: Cytopathology HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening, Sunday July 8, 1345-1715

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Jacqueline ParaiJacqueline Parai, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Jacqueline Parai is medical practitioner with the qualifications: MD, MSc and FRCPC, the later was obtained in 1999. She completed her fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland, in Baltimore and received a Diploma in Forensic Pathology from the American Board of Pathology (2000). She has worked as a Forensic Pathologist since 2000; initially at the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit in Toronto during which time she also completed a Masters in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Since 2008 she has worked at the Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit. She holds the appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa and has privileges in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital. She is a coroner with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, currently serving as an investigating coroner for homicides and criminally suspicious deaths within the city of Ottawa.

She was a member of the National Committee examining the Recognition of Forensic Pathology as a Royal College Subspecialty that was successful in having Forensic Pathology recognized as a subspecialty in Canada. She is an examiner in Forensic Pathology and is Chair of the Specialty Committee in Forensic Pathology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She received a Certificate of Founder Designation in Forensic Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2012; a designation that recognizes fellows who have been instrumental in the creation of new disciplines.

• Workshop on the Expert Witness, Monday July 9, 1015-1215

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

Dr. Parra-Herran completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, followed by subspecialty training in gynecologic and obstetric pathology at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and breast pathology at University of Toronto/Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he currently works as a gynecologic pathologist and assistant professor. His primary research interests include the morphologic and molecular characterization of cervical glandular neoplasia, uterine mesenchymal neoplasia and ovarian carcinoma. He is the author of several clinical and scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has served as teaching faculty for CME courses at the United States and Canadian Association of Pathologists and the Canadian Association of Pathologists. He currently serves as chair of the Canadian Association of Pathologists Working Group in Gynecologic Pathology.

• Workshop: Glandular Lesions of the Cervix, Endometrium and Ovary: an Update for the Practicing Pathologist, Tuesday July 10, 1015-1215

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Heidi PaulinHeidi Paulin, University of Calgary, Red Deer Regional Hospital

Dr. Heidi Paulin is a general pathologist practicing in Red Deer, Alberta. She completed medical school at the University of Toronto and took her residency training in General Pathology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.
In addition to surgical pathology, Dr. Paulin has interests and responsibilities in hematology, transfusion medicine, biochemistry and lab administration, and is the current director for transfusion medicine for Central Zone, Alberta Health Services. She holds an Assistant Clinical Professorship at the University of Calgary, and is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta. She is involved in a number of local and provincial committees for laboratory medicine. Outside of AHS, Dr. Paulin is a member of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee for General Pathology, and the past-Chair of the Section for General Pathology for the Canadian Association of Pathologists. Her professional passions include lab leadership, improving lab operations, and policy to advocate for excellent patient care.

• General Pathology Section Symposium, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1715

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

Dr. Tino Piscione joined the CMPA as a Physician Advisor in Practice Improvement in July 2014. Previously, Dr. Piscione held appointments of staff Nephrologist and Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids Hospital as well as Assistant Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto.

Dr. Piscione graduated in Medicine at Queen’s University in 1991. He subsequently completed residency training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Nephrology at SickKids in 1996 and obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences at U of T in 2002.

Dr. Piscione has held the positions of Associate, and subsequently Head, Director of the Paediatric Nephrology Residency Training Program at the University of Toronto. He completed the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Certificate Program at University of Toronto. In his current role at the CMPA, Dr Piscione is actively engaged in designing educational content on safety and quality.

• Workshop: Shifting the Focus From Professional Liability To Accountability, Sunday July 8, 1345-1515

• Workshop: How to Resolve Diagnostic Disagreement Between Physicians, Sunday July 8, 1545-1715

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Anna PlotkinAnna Plotkin, University of Toronto, Trillium Health Partners

Anna Plotkin is a pathologist, practicing at Trillium Health Partners, Ontario, Canada. She is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Anna’s primary interest is education on all levels – undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate as well as educating clinicians about field of diagnostic oncology. She won awards for her continuing contribution to teaching from both University of Toronto and Trillium Health Partners. She is vice-President of Ontario Association of Pathologists and the Director of Continuing Professional Development at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at The University of Toronto.

• W0731 Recent Advances in Common Diagnostic Dilemmas in Uterine Pathology, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Aaron PollettAaron Pollett, University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Aaron Pollett is the Provincial Head, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Program at Cancer Care Ontario. He is an Anatomic Pathologist and Co-Director of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics at Mount Sinai Hospital and an associate professor in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Pollett has a speciality interest in gastrointestinal pathology and pathology informatics with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He is the review pathologist for the Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR) and the Ontario Familial Colon Cancer Registry (OFCCR), tumour based registries constructed to analyze the genetic basis of gastrointestinal cancers.

In his various roles, Dr. Pollett oversees the molecular analysis of solid cancers as well as the development and implementation of new molecular biomarkers.

• Plenary Session: Debate: “Pathologists Should Stay Behind Their Microscopes and Let Oncologists Take Care of Biomarker Testing”, Monday July 9, 0830-0945

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Bibianna Purgina, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Bibianna Purgina, MD, FRCPC, is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Ottawa and staff pathologist specializing in head and neck, endocrine, bone and soft tissue pathology at The Ottawa Hospital/EORLA, since 2012. After a residency at the University of Ottawa, Canada, she completed fellowships in bone and soft tissue pathology and head and neck/endocrine pathology, both at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA. She has been a member of several committees at CCO/PEBC and is member of the board of the Ontario Association of Pathologists. Dr. Purgina has strong research interests in head and neck cancers as well as new therapies in the management of sarcomas. She has also served as teaching faculty for CME courses at the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Dr. Purgina is also actively involved in anatomical pathology residency education and quality and patient safety initiatives in anatomical pathology.

• Workshop: A Practical Approach to Quality and Patient Safety in Anatomical Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Sergey PyatibratSergey Pyatibrat, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Pyatibrat was born and raised in Saint-Petersburg Russia where he received his medical degree from Saint-Petersburg I.P. Pavlov State Medical University. After graduation, Dr. Pyatibrat moved to Boston Massachusetts, where he completed a four year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. As a resident, he had a strong interest in quality improvement and quality assurance, and served as a core member of the Histology Quality Improvement Committee in the department of Pathology, as well as serving on the interdepartmental House Staff Quality Improvement Council. Subsequently, Dr. Pyatibrat completed a fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pyatibrat joined the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital in October 2015 where he has been actively involved in several Quality Improvement projects.

• Workshop: A Practical Approach to Quality and Patient Safety in Anatomical Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Steffi Regpala, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Steffi Regpala went to Queen’s University and received a Master’s Degree in Anatomy in December 2013. She then worked at Capital Health District Authority in Halifax as a Pathologist’s Assistant. In May 2015, she moved to Toronto and currently works as a Pathologist’s Assistant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge in Anatomy and Pathology.

• Workshop: Pathological Assessment of Breast Cancer Post-neoadjuvant Therapy, Monday July 9, 1545-1715

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Catherine RossCatherine Ross, McMaster University, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital

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 Vice President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and the Chair of the Hematopathology Section.

• Immunodeficiency and Virus Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders: Approach, Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

• 2018 Conference Organizing Committee: CAP-ACP Vice President

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Stefanie Sebok-SyerStefanie Sebok-Syer, Western University

Dr. Stefanie Sebok-Syer is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. She received her PhD in Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her research interests broadly include the examining aspects of performance-based assessments, capturing the interdependence that exists within teams, and developing innovative approaches to support the shift to competency-based medical education. Stefanie worked for the Medical Council of Canada on a project that used measurement models to explore sources of variability in national, large-scale performance assessment.

Her current research is funded by a strategic grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for advancing competency-based medical education across the continuum.

• Education Section Symposium: Health Care is a Team Sport: Moving Beyond Individual Competence to Collective Competence, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1515

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Sekhon HarmonSekhon Harmon, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

After graduating from medical school, he obtained M.Sc and Ph.D in the area of pulmonary pathology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Completed post-doctoral fellowship with focus on in utero lung gene therapy at the Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana and holds a US patent for novel in utero gene therapy.
He completed pathology combined AP/CP residency training at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Portland, Oregon and a Cytopathology fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and Surgical Pathology fellowship at OHSU. After working in the United States, he joined Ottawa hospital in 2008 and is currently Director of Cytopathology and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He is also Ottawa-Site PI for Ontario Tumour Bank and Deputy Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
His main research interest is to explore role of non-neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in cancer patholgenesis and modulation, and possible therapeutic target. He has authored or co-authored 150+ original publication and abstracts. He is the Chair of Canadian Society of Cytopathology and Editorial board member of Canadian Journal of Pathology as well as member of many provincial and national advisory boards.

• Workshop: Boosting the Role of Cytopathology in the Molecular Era – Lung Cancer Paving the Way, Monday July 9, 1345-1515

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Linton (David) SellenLinton (David) Sellen, University of Manitoba

Linton (David) Sellen is a third year Anatomical Pathology resident at the University of Manitoba. He has been strongly influenced by many great coaches and educators throughout his life and hopes to develop these skills early within himself. He is fascinated by the complex team interactions inherent within diagnostic pathology and the best way in which to teach these skills to all members of the health care team. He received his BSc in 2011 and MD in 2015 from the University of Manitoba.

• Education Section Symposium: Health Care is a Team Sport: Moving Beyond Individual Competence to Collective Competence, Tuesday July 10, 1345-1515

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Iram SiddiquiIram Siddiqui, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dr. Iram Siddiqui was appointed as a staff pathologist at the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada, on September 1, 2015. After obtaining her medical degree from Pakistan, Dr. Siddiqui completed a Masters degree in Pathology from Western University, London Ontario. She subsequently continued her residency training in anatomical pathology at Western. She completed her clinical fellowship in adult and pediatric gastrointestinal and liver pathology at Mount Sinai, Toronto General Hospital and Sickkids, as part of her GI/liver Pathology Fellowship at University of Toronto, in 2014. Followed by a 2 year Molecular Pathology Fellowship at Princess Margaret Cancer Center (UofT), with ongoing work on analyzing tumour microenvironment in pancreatic cancer. Teaching has remained her passion throughout her career and she has been involved in educational activities both nationally and internationally. Her practice involves luminal and non-luminal gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases.

• W0713 Histopathological Application of Staging and Grading Parameters in Medical Liver Diseases, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

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Gino SomersGino Somers, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Somers has maintained an active interest in pathology-based research, both as primary investigator and as a collaborator. This is reflected in his curriculum vitae, with over 180 publications, abstracts and presentations over his career, as well as $3.7 million in research grants and over 30 invited talks. He has fostered productive research in both basic and translational research into disease mechanisms and diagnostic assays. His ongoing research applies molecular and cell biological techniques to pediatric sarcomas, and has been instrumental in describing a novel category of pediatric sarcomas harboring the CIC-DUX4 fusion transcript, and in developing the NanoString sarcoma fusion transcript assay for diagnostic use. Dr. Somers is currently head of the Division of Pathology at the Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Toronto.

• Paediatric Section Symposium: Precision Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics: the Integral Role of Paediatric Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Simona StolnicuSimona Stolnicu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targu Mures

Simona Stolnicu is professor of pathology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures, Romania. She is specialised in breast and gynaecological pathology and cytology. She has published more than 400 papers and abstracts in these two major fields. She has more than 25 years of experience in the pathology field. She has trained many residents and run multiple PhD theses. she has organised multiple national and international conferences and courses in the filed of breast and gynaecological pathology. She has been invited as a speaker to various international and national meetings.

She is the president of the European Working Group of Gynaecological Pathology at the European Society of Pathology (2017-2021).

• Gynecological Pathology Specialty Network Symposium: Emerging Trends in Gynecologic Pathology: Scientific Update and Discussion, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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Catherine StreutkerCatherine Streutker, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Catherine Streutker obtained her BSc at the University of Waterloo in the Co-operative program in Biochemistry (1989). She then earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto (1991). On completion of the Master’s degree, she entered medical school at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1994. She entered the Anatomic Pathology Residency program at the University of Toronto and completed this in 1999. After this, she completed a two year fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology, performing the pathologic side of the fellowship with Dr. R.H. Riddell and the basic research side with Dr. K. Croitoru at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2001, she joined the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto as she began her appointment as a Staff Pathologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She specializes in gastrointestinal pathology. She is presently the Director of the Surgical Pathology group at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Dr. Streutker is most interested in research into gastrointestinal diseases, but is willing to look at anything that is interesting. At present, she performs collaborative research with various groups, looking at both animal models of disease and changes in human tissues as a result of disease.

• W0734 GI Precision Oncology: Pathologists Needed!, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

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Monalisa SurMonalisa Sur, McMaster University, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital

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, particularly 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.

• Immunodeficiency and Virus Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders: Approach, Challenges and Pitfalls, Saturday July 7, 0830-1200

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

• 2018 Conference Organizing Committee: Resource Development Chair

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Iris Teo, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital

Originally from Vancouver, Dr. Teo completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of British Columbia in 2001. Subsequently, she obtained her medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 2005. She completed a residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2010, which was followed by an Oncologic Pathology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY. After her fellowship, she returned to The Ottawa Hospital to work as an anatomical pathologist in 2011. As the Director of Quality Assurance of the Anatomical Pathology division, Dr. Teo has implemented a robust QA program and developed a training block for the AP residents at her institution. She also has clinical expertise in gastrointestinal and skin pathology.

• Workshop: A Practical Approach to Quality and Patient Safety in Anatomical Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

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George YousefGeorge M. Yousef, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Yousef is an anatomical pathologist and the Division Head of Molecular Diagnostics at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. He is a Professor and Vice-Chair of the department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Full Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
His research laboratory is one of the leading laboratories focusing on the cancer biomarkers in renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer using an integrated approach. His laboratory is also internationally recognized in miRNA research. In addition, he also published extensively on the kallikrein family of tumor markers and their roles as cancer biomarkers. He has over 250 published research papers and review articles and 15 book chapters. He is the editor of a book on “Molecular Pathology in Cancer”.

Dr. Yousef is a founding member of the International Scientific Committee of Kallikreins and the Vice President of the International Society of Enzymology. He is the editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Pathology. He has served on numerous academic and governmental advisory committees, including the international kallikrein nomenclature Committee and the International Society of Urologic Pathology Kidney Cancer Classification in 2012. He is the chair of the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada personalized medicine initiative; and member of the steering committee for prostate and bladder cancer management in Ontario. He is a member of the Royal College Examination Board in Anatomical pathology.

• W0733 Precision Medicine in Urology: Where Does the Pathologist Fit In?, Saturday July 7, 1330-1700

• Advanced Diagnostics Section Symposium, Sunday July 8, 1015-1215

• Canadian Network of Uropathology Symposium: Practical Approaches to Problem Areas in GU Pathology, Sunday July 8, 1545-1715

• Combined Anatomical Pathology & Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Sections Symposium: Molecular Pathology Practice in the Canadian Landscape – The Evolution of Integrated Molecular Pathology, Monday July 9, 1345-1715

• Informatics, Digital Resources & Social Media Special Interest Group Symposium: Evolving Era of Digital Medicine: Impact on Pathologist’s Daily Practice, Sunday July 10, 1345-1515

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