2018 Jack Yardley Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rhonda K. Yantiss, recipient of the 2018 Jack Yardley Investigator Award!

2018 Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Frank A. Mitros, recipient of the 2018 Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award! Please click here for a press release from University of Iowa Healthcare.

Congratulations to the 2018 GIPS Abstract Award and Travel Award Winners!

Abstract Award Winner:
Odise Cenaj, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Detection of ERBB2 Amplification by Next Generation Sequencing Predicts HER2 Expression in Colorectal Carcinoma

Abstract Award Runners-up:
Phoenix Bell, University of Rochester Medical Center: Significance of Clinicopathologic Parameters, Including Margin Distance and Tumor Budding, on Local Disease Recurrence Following Esophageal Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Runner-Up: Kwun Wah Wen, University of California, San Francisco: “Indefinite for Dysplasia” in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Aneuploidy as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker of High-Grade Dysplasia or Colorectal Cancer

Travel Award Winner:
Ayesha S. Siddique, Hartford Hospital

GIPS at DDW 2018

DDW:  June 2-5, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC

DDW Clinical Symposium: The Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Symposium: Understanding your Pathology Report and what to do next: challenging topics and their clinical relevance
June 3, 2:00-3:30PM
Location: 151 B- Convention Center
Session number: 2460
Moderator: Dr. Maria Westerhoff

Speakers: Wendy Frankel, Rebecca Wilcox, Eric Swanson

  1. Wendy Frankel (with Peter Stanich): Challenges in Colorectal Cancer Microsatellite Instability
    • Objectives:
      • To review microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer
      • To understand the importance of clear reporting in Lynch Syndrome screening
      • To know the importance of communication between pathologists and gastroenterologists
  2. Rebecca Wilcox (with Eric Ganguly): GI biopsies in the era of immunotherapy
    • Objectives:
      • Define immune checkpoint inhibitors and summarize their current use in gastroenterology oncology.
      • Recognize and manage the unique checkpoint inhibitor side-effects, so-called immune-related adverse events (irAE).
      • Specifically identify histopathology features of checkpoint inhibitor related colitis.
  3. Eric Swanson (with Priyanka Kanth): Polyps in Cowden’s Disease
    • Objectives:
      • Describe the diagnostic features of an intramucosal lipoma and how to differentiate from its mimics.
      • Understand the significance of an intramucosal lipoma found during colonoscopy.
      • Recognize the clinical criteria for a diagnosis of Cowden syndrome.

GIPS at CAP 2018

CAP: October 21-24, 2018, at the Chicago Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois


Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

S1882 Applying the New AJCC Staging System to Daily Diagnostic Practice: Gastrointestinal Pathology

This Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society session is an evidence-based update on the new AJCC staging system, specifically with regards to gastrointestinal neoplasms. It will address critical changes that been made to staging parameters and how to apply them to daily diagnostic practice. The course has a didactic component, followed by case presentations that illustrate and reinforce key points. The faculty will explain and demonstrate how to recognize important or challenging pathologic aspects of GI cancers as relevant to the updated cancer staging system and how pathologists will impact the patient’s management. There will be ample time for questions, and discussion between the presenters and participants will be encouraged. The course is intended for practicing surgical pathologists as well as residents and fellows.

You will learn to:
• Identify new staging parameters in gastrointestinal tumors
• Recognize strengths and weaknesses of the evidence behind the changes in staging parameters
• Accurately diagnose pathological aspects of gastrointestinal tumors that may impact clinical management, such as proper grossing, margin assessment, and other staging components
• Identify the latest clinical treatments of GI tumors

Amitabh Srivastava, MBBS, FCAP
Hanlin L. Wang, MD, PhD

GIPS programs at USCAP 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver

Below are details for the GIPS Forum, GIPS Companion Meeting, business meeting, and GIPS Reception at the USCAP 2018 annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada:


GIPS Forum
Moderator: Rish K. Pai, MD, PhD
Date and time: Saturday, 3/17/18, 3-5 PM
Location:  Vancouver Convention Center West Meeting Room 223–224
3PM: Rish Pai – Introduction
3:00-3:25PM: Richard Kirsch, Mt. Sinai, Toronto – Update on esophagitis
3:25-3:50PM: Mark Valesek, UCSD – Mucosal healing in IBD
3:50-4:15PM: David Schaeffer, Vancouver General Hospital – Predictive biomarkers in GI tract tumors
4:15-4:40PM: Deepa Patil, Cleveland Clinic – Dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus: Impact of new ACG guidelines
4:40-5:00PM: Amitabh Srivastava, Cord Langner, Ian Brown – GI Pathology around the world: North American, European, and Australasian perspectives.


GIPS Companion Meeting
Moderator: Rish K. Pai, MD, PhD
Date and time: Sunday, 3/18/18, 1:30-5 PM
Location: VCC West Ballroom AB
Theme: GI Pathology Up-to-date: How New Discoveries, Techniques and Therapies are Transforming our Practice
1:30 PM: Rupert Langer, MD, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland – Tumor Regression Grading of Gastrointestinal Carcinomas Following Neoadjuvant Treatment
2:00 PM: Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, MD, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia – Endoscopic Resections of the GI Tract: Pathological Evaluation
2:30 PM: Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL – New Trends in Gastric Polyps: Evolving Classification And Pathogenesis
3:30 PM: Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA – Beyond GIST: Recent Advances in Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors
4:00 PM: Neil A. Shepherd, MB, BS, DM, FRCPath, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, UK – Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture: The Pathology of Bowel Cancer Screening


GIPS Business Meeting
Date and time: Sunday, 3/18/18, 5-5:30 PM
Location: VCC West Ballroom AB (same as Companion Meeting)


GIPS Reception
Date and time: Sunday, 3/18/18, 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Pan Pacific Rim 1

Educational opportunities at 2018 SPP Meeting in Vancouver

Please see the attached flyer for information about workshops and a symposium at the 2018 SPP Spring Meeting in Vancouver (concurrent with USCAP), which may be of interest to GIPS members:

SPP event flyer 2018_4

Congratulations to the 2017 GIPS Abstract Award and Travel Award Winners!

Abstract Award Winner:
Adam J. Gomez, Stanford Health Care: Detection of Mutations in DNA Polymerase Ɛ (POLE) in Colorectal Carcinoma with Intact Mismatch Repair Proteins: Immunotherapeutic Implications of Ultramutation

Abstract Award Runner-ups:
Michael Markow, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: Two-Stain Rather Than Four-Stain Immunohistochemical Screening in Colorectal Cancer May Fail to Detect Mismatch Repair Deficiency
Matthew Rosenbaum, Massachusetts General Hospital: Immune Checkpoint Expression and the Tumor Immune Environment in Colorectal Carcinoma

Travel Award Winner:
Ryan F. Coates, University of Vermont Medical Center.  

2017 GIPS Companion Meeting at USCAP

Date/Time: Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Hemisfair 1, 3rd level of the convention center

Theme:  State of the Art:  An update on major challenges in GI malignancies.

Kakar Selected updates on AJCC staging of GI malignancies 1:30-2:00
Anders Immunotherapy for GI malignancies 2:00-2:30
Pai Update on diagnosis, grading, and staging of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms 2:30-3:00
Break Break 3:00-3:30
Wang Goblet Cell Carcinoid 3:30-4:00
Bob Riddell Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture:  Dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease 4:00-5:00

The 2017 GIPS Business Meeting will follow these talks at 5:00pm.

2017 GIPS Reception at USCAP

Location: Conference Room 8 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Date/Time: Sunday 3/5/17 from 5:30-7:30pm

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