Duke at USCAP 2019

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The Duke University Department of Pathology continued to have a strong presence among the best academic medical institutions in the country at the 2019 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) annual meeting. Faculty, fellows, and residents joined together at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center in Maryland, just across the river from our nation’s capitol.

The week got off to an exciting start at the Sunday night Duke Reception; new and old friends continued to mingle, network and gain insightful ideas as they gathered around the elaborate halls of the convention center. Dr. Jadee Neff described her USCAP experience as “brain food…I always come away with interesting research ideas. The most memorable experience was seeing other colleagues there and brainstorming together on some collaborative projects.” First year Duke pathology resident Dr. Richard Davis recalls, “My favorite part of USCAP was being able to interact with residents and faculty from all around the U.S. and world while getting a chance to visit out nation’s capitol.”    
        Clinton, Neff, Glass at USCAP     Davis poster at USACAP   Featured Faculty speakers included Dr. Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang who presented her popular special course on Social Media, while Dr. Angelica Selim gave a great short course in Hospital-Based Dermatopathology. Both Drs.Thomas Cummings and Jiaoti Huang lectured on the Pathology of Glaucoma and Prostate Cancer, respectively, at the Companion Society Meetings. A very well received platform presentation was given by Dr. John Carney on the over-diagnosis of malignant mesotheliomas.   Jiang Course at USCAP

Numerous posters (12) with Duke Faculty involvement were presented covering a range of topics from breast, cardiac, digital/informatics, gynecologic, heme, liver, placental, renal and thoracic pathology (see full listing here). A special highlight included a mentored poster by Dr. Allison Hall through Duke Pathology’s international collaboration with Dr. Alex Mremi from the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Tanzania, East Africa.

Hall and Mremi at USCAP

Alongside all the stellar surgical pathology presentations, Duke Faculty uniquely showcased themselves as leaders in digital pathology and deep learning applications through various presentations. We are extremely excited to see what the next year will bring in Los Angeles, California at USCAP 2020. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Kannuswamy poster

Foo, Hall, Strickland, Lopez at USCAP

Glass poster  at USCAP\

Mremi, Miller, Anthony, Bentley, Cummings at USCAP

Dr. Raj Dash USCAP 2019

Parrilla poster at USCAP

Faculty past and current


Thanks to Drs. Glass and Jiang for their photos and story!