GIPS at USCAP 2020 – member survey

GIPS members — we would like your input regarding the content of our programming at the 2020 USCAP annual meeting. Please use the link below to send us your thoughts.

2019 Jack Yardley Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rish K. Pai, recipient of the 2019 Jack Yardley Investigator Award!

2019 Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Lazenby, recipient of the 2019 Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award!

Congratulations to the 2019 GIPS Abstract Award, Travel Award, and Case of the Month Award Winners!

Abstract Award Winner:
Samuel Ballentine, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine: Low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms: A large cohort study with long term outcomes

Abstract Award Runners-up:
Lina Irshaid, Yale: Immune checkpoint inhibitor induced gastrointestinal tract inflammation shows morphologic similarities to, but is immunologically distinct from H. pylori gastritis and celiac disease
Ahmed Bakhshwin, Cleveland Clinic: Gastric margin status at frozen section: Discrepancies between representative vs. in total

Travel Award Winner:
Debasmita Das, Danbury Hospital

Case of the Month Award Winner:
Phillip McMullen, University of Chicago (faculty mentor: Namrata Setia)

GIPS at ASCP 2019

ASCP: September 11-13 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ


Friday, September 13, 2019, 2:40-4:10 PM

CS11-19 Practical Updates in Challenging Gastrointestinal Topics – GIPS

Learning objectives:
• Describe the differences in gene expression between hyperplastic polyps and sessile serrated polyps, discuss the significance of sessile serrated polyps in IBD, and identify the differences between serrated lesions of the appendix and serrated lesions of the colon.
• Be up to date with the new WHO (5th edition) classification of biliary neoplasms, understand the diagnostic challenges and clinical implications of biliary neoplasms, and understand new molecular pathology and genetics information in biliary neoplasms.
• Evaluate and report on anal cytology using updated guidelines (Bethesda system updates), understand screening strategies for populations at risk for anal neoplasia, and implement terminology and guidelines recommended by the Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology project consensus.

Steve Hart (UCLA): Update on Anal Pathology
Jiaqi Shi (U of Michigan): WHO Update on Biliary Tumors
David Hernandez Gonzalo (U of Florida): Update on Sessile Serrated Adenomas

GIPS at CAP 2019

CAP: September 21-25, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida


Monday, September 23, 2019, 9:30-11:30 AM

S1921C Small Bites and Small Sites: Big Gastrointestinal Pathology Diagnostic Problems
2.00 CME Credits

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the changes to the nomenclature and staging of appendiceal neoplasms.
• Distinguish mucin “carry-over” from true extra-appendiceal mucin, and realize that this distinction is critical for accurate staging.
• Apply the latest guidelines to accurately diagnosis anal squamous dysplasia.
• Classify epithelial atypia in small ampullary biopsies in the setting of ulcer, strictures, and stents.

Christina A. Arnold, MD: LAST but not Least: The Latest of Anal Lesions
Wei Chen, MD, PhD, FCAP: The Latest on the Ampulla: How to Stay out of Trouble
Joseph Misdraji, MD: The Latest on Appendix: LAMN and Goblet Cell Adenocarcinoma

GIPS at DDW 2019

DDW: May 18-21, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA


Sunday, May 19, 4:00-5:30pm

Clinical Symposium: Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Symposium — Game Changers: Pathology Updates That May Change Your Practice
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Room: 20A
Moderator: Dr. Christina Arnold

Learning Objectives: Name and understand the diagnostic criteria of systemic mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndrome as they relate to gastrointestinal tract manifestations and symptoms, Discuss clinical and histologic features associated with sexually transmitted infectious proctitis, Recognize the available DNA molecular testing for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration obtained pancreatic cyst fluid.

4:00-4:30pm – Sp555: WHY MAST IT BE SO HARD? MAST CELL DISORDERS OF THE GI TRACT – Scott Owens, Leslie Aldrich
4:30-5:00pm – Sp556: SEX, LIES AND GI TRACT BIOPSIES – Lysandra Voltaggio, M. Aamir Ali

USCAP/GIPS Interactive Microscopy Course: An Oasis of Gastrointestinal Pathology

USCAP and GIPS are pleased to offer an interactive microscopy course on gastrointestinal pathology. It will be held October 17-19, 2019 at the USCAP Interactive Learning Center in Palm Springs, CA. Please see this link for more information about this exciting course:

GIPS at ASCP 2018

CS12-18 Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society: Selected Updates on Cancer Reporting

with Rish Pai, MD PhD (moderator), Won-Tak Choi MD PhD, Changqing Ma, Xuefeng Zhang

Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 09:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Room 318

This course is presented by the Rodger C. Haggitt GI Pathology Society and will discuss the keys to effective reporting of resection specimens from gastrointestinal tumors. The course has didactic component foundation, followed by case presentations that illustrate and reinforce key points, demonstrating how they are used to effectively recognize, diagnosis, and report on these important lesions. Changes in consensus guidelines and AJCC reporting will be presented. 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.

Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the changes to reporting of colorectal carcinoma with particular emphasis on those changes that affect patient management
    • Properly classify and correctly report tumors of the esophagus and stomach.
    • Identify differences and similarities in reporting of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors based on anatomic location.


Additional Information

Topic: Anatomic Pathology, Gastrointestinal, Surgical Pathology

Credits: 1.5 CME/CMLE, 1.5 SAM

Audience: Pathologists, Pathology Residents

Physician Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-based learning and improvement

2018 Jack Yardley Investigator Award

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

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GIPS Awards

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