Annual Meeting 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jan 17, 2016


The annual scientific meeting for 2016 was 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.

Program.      PDF files of some presentations are available on the BSC’s web site.

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  BReasonable 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 reagentsRichard 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)

4:45–6:00     Exhibits

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