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Award Application Deadline was:
November 5, 2015

Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline was:
extended until February 1, 2016

Hotel Reservations Deadline was:
February 23, 2016

Early Registration Deadline was:
March 1, 2016

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The ASIP 2016 Annual Meeting is supported by unrestricted educational grants from:
Tissue Barriers
A.D. Sobel Education Fund
Gotlieb Family Fund for Undergraduate Education in Pathology
Hans-Monga ASIP Trainee Travel Fund
Marcos J Rojkind ASIP Trainee Travel Fund
Robert E Stowell Endowment Fund
Samsara Sciences

Guest Societies




The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2016 Annual Meeting will be held April 2-6, 2016, in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. The Program Committee has assembled a vibrant scientific program encompassing diverse topics relevant to basic biology and the pathobiology of human disease. The theme of the ASIP 2016 Annual Meeting is Deciphering Disease Mechanisms and the Prevention and Treatment of Disease.


It has been our pleasure as members of the Program Committee to garner ideas from the ASIP membership, and to incorporate these into the design of the final program. The program has been developed in conjunction with ASIP guest societies, including the American Society for Matrix BiologyAmerican College of Veterinary PathologistsAmerican Physician Scientists Association, Association of Pathology Chairs, The Histochemical SocietyItalian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMeT), Society for Cardiovascular Pathologyand Society of Toxicologic Pathology.

This year's scientific program will highlight exciting, timely and emerging research topics relevant to disease pathobiology, prevention, and treatment. Presentation formats will encompass symposia and workshops in addition to educational and professional development sessions. Symposia and workshops by leading scientists will cover highly relevant pathology topics.  There will be a strong emphasis on neoplasia, including Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease: From Prevention to Cancer Metastasis; Host Pathogen Interactions; a liver pathobiology workshop on Liver Injury, Inflammation, and Tumorigenesis: Implications in Cancer Prevention and Treatment; a symposium on Molecular Foundation of Glial Oncogenesis: Hints for Prevention and Therapy; the ASIP Presidential Symposium on Molecular Pathogenesis of Triple-negative Breast Cancer: Implications for Prevention and Therapy; as well as two award lectures: the ASIP Outstanding Investigator Awardee, Anirban Maitra, will speak on Making Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer: Where the Rubber Hits the Road, and the Rous-Whipple Awardee, Elaine Jaffe, will speak on The Microscope as a Tool for Disease Discovery: A Voyage through the Eyes of a Hematopathologist.


The theme of the annual Pathobiology Course for Basic Scientists will be Metabolism Run Amok: Understanding Biochemical Pathways and their Pathologic Consequences in Cancer and Systems Biology. The role of metabolism will also be explored by Cotran Early Career Investigator Awardee, Magali Saint-Geniez, who will speak about Respiration and Vision: How Metabolism Regulates Retinal Function and Implications for Disease Prevention.  The SIPMeT Symposium will be on Sex Steroid Hormones Action in Metabolism, Differentiation, and Damage Response.


Inflammation and cell injury are important pathogenetic mechanisms of cancer and other diseases.  We have planned sessions on Host-Pathogen Interactions; a Cell Injury Workshop on Proteotoxicity and Cell Injury; and symposia on Autophagy: Basic Mechanisms and Pathophysiology and Emerging Strategies to Resolve Inflammation. The Society for Cardiovascular Pathology Symposium will be on Cytokine Signaling in the Heart. The Vascular and Mucosal Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a symposium on Structure and Regulation of Intracellular Junctions: Quest for New Molecules and Mechanisms.  The Blood Vessel ClubTM will cover Angiogenesis in Organ Development and Function.


This year’s Stowell Symposium (Trends in Experimental Pathology) will be: The Science of Health Disparities: New Paradigms, Approaches and Impact on Disease Prevention. The Society for Toxicologic Pathology Symposium will be on Aquatic Toxicology and Lessons for Prevention of Disease.  In addition, the Gene Expression SIG is sponsoring a workshop on Long Non-coding RNA and the Liver Pathobiology SIG is sponsoring a symposium on Liver Progenitors in Health and Disease.


Another major theme will be image analysis and computational and digital pathology.  The Histochemical Society Symposium will cover The 3D Brain: From Diffusion MRI to Ultrastructure and the American College of Veterinary Pathology Symposium will be on Illuminating Pathobiology: Imaging Across Scale.


A fundamental component of the program will include abstract-driven mini-symposia and poster sessions. Given ASIP's strong commitment to supporting young investigators and trainee members, the program will also provide special opportunities to trainees and junior faculty.  The ASIP Young Scientist Leadership Awardee, Christi Kolarcik, will present a lecture on Approaching Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis from Cellular, System, and Technological Angles as part of the Saturday afternoon session, Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology.  On Sunday, the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity will sponsor a morning workshop on Career-Choice Opportunities in Science, and the annual Mentoring Program and Lunch will continue the theme with an interactive session on How to Network Efficiently and Choose a Career Path. The ASIP Education Committee and the Association of Pathology Chairs are sponsoring the Graduate Education in Pathology Workshop on Integrating Clinical and Anatomic Pathology into the graduate curriculum.  And the Education Committee is sponsoring a special Lunch & Learn session on Science, Statistics, and Getting it Right: Interactive Discussion of Common Problems as well as Scientific Sleuthing of Human Disease for Undergraduate Students and High School Teachers and Students.


ASIP Trainee members (including Undergraduate Students) and Junior Faculty who submit abstracts to ASIP Topic Categories are eligible to be considered for travel awards.  Please see details about the many special award opportunities (

As members of the investigative pathology community, your participation in the ASIP Annual Meeting is not only vital to the Society's success but will help to grow the excellent scientific program that we have assembled. Please registersubmit abstracts to ASIP topic categories and join us in staying abreast of leading scientific research pertaining to prevention and pathophysiology of disease. Furthermore, any faculty (senior or junior) or trainees interested in becoming involved in the many ASIP-related activities should feel free to contact me or Tara Snethen at the ASIP office. We look forward to your participation in ASIP's scientific program at EB 2016 in San Diego.


Paul Monga
- Satdarshan Paul S. Monga MD 
ASIP Program Chair