The 2018 Meeting is in March, not June!

The BSC’s annual meeting for 2018 will be on 16th and 17th March, held jointly with the New York State Histotechnological Society (NYSHS).

The location is Saratoga Springs, NY, about 30 miles north of Albany.  The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. Convention room rate: $129.00 for single or double room.  Please use the code “HIS” to receive the group room rate. The reservation deadline is February 28, 2018.  For reservations call: 1-518-584-4550. 

Book flights into Albany International Airport

To register for the meeting,  Download, print, complete, and mail the registration form:

                                                    Click here if you are a member of the BSC.

                                                    Click here if you are not a member of the BSC.

The provisional schedule for the meeting follows:

Friday March 16.   BSC Membership, Business and Committee Meetings.

Saturday March 17.  Morning and Afternoon:  Joint Symposium with NYSHS.  Provisional timetable:

08:00-09:00  Brendan F. Boyce, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.  Whole slide imaging: what the future holds now that the FDA has approved a system for routine diagnostic pathology case reporting.

09:30-10:30  Richard Cartun, MD, PhD, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.  Morphological Proteomics: a new frontier or an old friend?

10:30-11:30  Damien Laudier, BS, Laudier Histology, New York, NY.  Insect Histology: Historical Overview and Current Perspectives.

11:30-11:45  Joseph McInnis.  Infection of the honeybee hive with Iridovirus Six (IIV-6) as a possible explanation of Colony Collapse Disorder.

14:00-14:30  William E. Grizzle, MD, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The importance of fatty acids in prostate cancer: a challenge in immunohistochemical analysis and future therapy.

14:30-15:00  Dusan Stefanovic, MD, BioGnost, Zagreb, Croatia. Eriochrome cyanine R: a substitute for hematoxylin.

15:30-16:00  Maged Henary, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University. Cyanine fluorophores for trafficking scaffold degradation.

16:00-16:30  Richard W. Dapson, PhD,  Dapson & Dapson, LLC. Amyloid from a histochemical perspective: new insights on its structure and mechanism of staining with Congo red.

16:30-17:00  Lacey McNally, PhD, Wake Forest University. Imaging of tumors using near infrared fluorescence.

17:00-17:30  Richard W. Horobin, PhD,  University of Glasgow, Scotland. In situ imaging of tumors: could fluorescent “smart-probes” do the job?

For more information about the program and the invited speakers, click here.          


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