BIOLOGICAL STAIN COMMISSION
Annual scientific meeting for 2016, to be held jointly with the Michigan Society of Histotechnologists. Theme: AN EVENT TO DYE FOR!
June 3rd – 4th 2016, Grand Rapids Double Tree Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Phone:+1 616-957-0100 Book a room. Tell them it’s for the BSC meeting.
NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING AND DINNER
Go to http://mihisto.org/page-1104095 to register online. Registration is necessary for room bookings and catering.
Program. Updated 2nd May 2016.
For a brochure with more information, visit http://mihisto.org and click on Print out Brochure .
Friday June 3
11:00–1:00 Lunch, registration and exhibits
1:00–4:45 (Workshops. Dual sessions; attend either A or B)
1:00–2:00 A. Listening to near infrared dyes: A new method of cancer detection. Lacey R. McNally, PhD (Dep’t of Medicine, Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY)
1:00-2:00 B. Staining with acid & basic dyes: Is it just ion exchange? Richard W. Horobin, PhD, (College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland)
2:00–2:30 Afternoon Break and exhibits
2:30-3:30 A. Whole slide imaging: uses & limitations for surgical pathology & teaching. Brendan Boyce, MD, (Dep’t of Pathology, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY)
2:30–3:30 B. Reasonable hematoxylin substitutes – a look at eriochrome cyanine R and Romanowsky-Giemsa stains. (Dusan Stefanovic, MD (Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)
3:45–4:45 A. Schiff’s rainbow: the mechanisms and consequences of multi-colored Schiff reagents. Richard W. Dapson, PhD (Dapson & Dapson LLC, Richland, MI)
3:45–4:45 B. Identification and demonstration of microorganisms. M. Lamar Jones, HT/HTL(ASCP) (Laboratory Director, Skin Diagnostics Group, Homewood, AL)
6:30– ??:?? Social Hour and Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday June 4
7:00–8:30 Continental breakfast; registration; exhibits
8:30–12:30 (Keynote Addresses)
8:30–10:00 Progress toward precision cancer therapy. Brad Turner, MD (Department of Pathology, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY)
10:00–11:00 Morning break; exhibits; hotel checkout for those leaving today
11:00–12:30 Review of basic requirements/recommendations for positive and negative controls in immunohistochemistry. Søren Nielsen, MD (Scheme Manager, NordiQC, Institute of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark)
1:00–2:30 M.S.H. Awards luncheon and M.S.H. business meeting
2:00–3:00 (Afternoon workshops. Dual sessions; attend either A or B)
2:00–3:00 A. Topics in advanced immunohiostochemistry. William Grizzle, MD, PhD. (Department of Pathology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL)
2:00–3:00 B. Selective nuclear staining with hemalum & other dye-metal complexes. John A. Kiernan MB,ChB, PhD, DSc, (Dep’t of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada)
3:15–4:15 (Panel discussions; choose either A or B)
3:15-4:15 A. Panel discussion: A forum on IHC problems. William Grizzle, moderator, with Søren Nielsen and Brad Turner
3:15-4:15 B. Panel discussion: A forum on the mechanisms & problems of special stains. Richard Horobin, moderator, and Richard Dapson, Lamar Jones and John Kiernan
For members of the B.S.C. and of the Editorial Board. Please arrive on Wednesday 1st June. Business meetings will begin at 9:00-11:00 am on Thursday 2nd June, with a meeting of the Editorial Board of Biotechnic & Histochemistry. The Laboratory and Certification Committee will meet in the afternoon, 1:00-3:00 pm. The Annual General Meeting, which includes election of Trustees, is scheduled for 3:00-5:00 pm. Dinner (5:00-7:00 pm) will be followed by the Meeting of B.S.C. Trustees until 9:00 pm. The Trustees’ meeting will continue on Friday 3rd June, at 9:00 am, and must end before the scientific session begins. BSC members traveling by air are expected to arrive on Wednesday 1st June and leave on Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th June.