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Pathology News Roundup: May 17, 2022

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Women in Pathology Month: May is Women in Pathology Month. During the month of May each year, the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) highlights the history of women in the ASIP.

Women in Pathology is a community within the membership of the ASIP that is focused on issues that face women in science, and is committed to recognizing women’s scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in pathobiology research.

Women in Pathology addresses challenges for women in science at every stage of career and life – as trainees, as active biomedical researchers, during transitions into career breaks required for family life, during transitions back into professional life as a mother, and as advanced investigators. Women in Pathology provides innovative opportunities for engagement by women in science to participate in productive networking, development of meaningful professional partnerships, and mentoring.


During Women in Pathology Month, the ASIP profiles many notable women in pathology and celebrates their service through leadership, recognizing their exceptional accomplishments as scientists. 

Visit the ASIP website to learn more about some of the amazing women in the pathology field. 

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Finding a Fellowship Fit. It's almost time for pathology residents to apply for their pathology fellowships. But how can you make sure you find the right fit? The College of American Pathologists is holding three virtual informational meetings about training in a subspecialty. Current pathologists, fellows, and residents will discuss what to expect and what life is like in your area of interest.

The first session is on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Central), focusing on General Surgical Pathology, Neuropathology, and Clinical Chemical Pathology.

The second session is on Thursday May 19 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) with a focus on Informatics, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion, Pediatric Pathology, Cytopathology and Genitourinary.

The third session is on Tuesday May 24 at 7:00 p.m. (Central), focusing on Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology Pathology, Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Liver Pathology, Dermatopathology, Head & Neck Pathology, Molecular Pathology and Forensics.

Be sure to register online. 

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AAPA Photo Contest. The American Association of Pathologists' Assistants is accepting entries in its annual photo contest.

The AAPA wants to see your photos of exceptional specimens. The contest is open to fellow, associate, and student members. There are three categories: Cancer Case, Benign Case, and  Alternative.

The deadline to submit entries is July 15. 

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Winners will be announced at the 2022 Annual Conference in Minneapolis. The winning photos will be published in the upcoming AAPA Calendar.  Winners will also receive a free 2023 AAPA membership.

Visit the AAPA website for official rules, judging criteria, and additional details.

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