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Education Course
Pathology for Nonpathologists

This joint American College of Toxicology and Society of Toxicologic Pathology course, held every other year, provides lectures given by highly respected pathologists with current, relevant experience in toxicologic pathology. Lectures will cover anatomy and physiology, spontaneous and chemically induced pathological changes, and clinical pathology. The knowledge gained will be immediately applicable to your day-to-day practices. Different organs or systems are featured in subsequent courses.

Proof of vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test is mandatory for course participation. View full requirements on the Registration tab.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Introduction to Pathology, Cynthia Willson, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
Art and Practice of Pathology and Determining Adversity, John Vahle, Eli Lilly and Company
Pathology Reporting: A Little Bit of Science, A Little Bit of Language, and A Little Bit of Art, Kenneth Schafer, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.
Digital Pathology, Thomas Forest, Merck, Inc.
Neuropathology: Part 1, Deepa Rao, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.
Neuropathology: Part 2, Deepa Rao, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.
Neuropathology: Part 3/Case Studies, Deepa Rao, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Hepatic Pathology: Part 1, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Hepatic Pathology: Part 2, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Hepatic Pathology: Part 3/Case Studies, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Immunopathology: Part 1, Chidozie Amuzie, Janssen Research and Development
Immunopathology: Part 2, Chidozie Amuzie, Janssen Research and Development
Immunopathology: Part 3/Case Studies, Chidozie Amuzie, Janssen Research and Development

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Renal Pathology: Part 1, Torrie Crabbs, EPL, Inc.
Renal Pathology: Part 2, Torrie Crabbs, EPL, Inc.
Renal Pathology: Part 3/Case Studies, Torrie Crabbs, EPL, Inc.
Reproductive Pathology: Part 1, Justin Vidal, Charles River
Reproductive Pathology: Part 2, Justin Vidal, Charles River
Reproductive Pathology: Part 3/Case Studies, Justin Vidal, Charles River

Speakers, presentation topics, and/or in-person format are subject to change.

Daily continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch are provided as part of the registration. Detailed course handouts will be provided electronically. Participants must bring a personal computer to view materials. Please ensure to download materials before arriving. Internet will not be provided.

Times:

Registration and Check-In: Monday, 7:30 AM–8:00 AM

Course:
Monday–Wednesday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Course Organizers

Thomas Steinbach, DVM, DACVP, DABT, EPL, Inc.

Daniel Patrick, DVM, DACVP, DABT, Eli Lilly and Company

Jordan Ballance, ACT Staff Liaison


Course Committee

Chidozie Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Janssen Research and Development

Mary Ellen Cosenza, PhD, DABT, RAC, ATS, MEC Regulatory & Toxicology Consulting, LLC

Joseph Francisco, PhD, ToxStrategies

Kenneth Schafer, PhD, DVM, DACVP, FIATP, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.

Proof of Vaccination Required

The American College of Toxicology is fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for course speakers and participants. Verification of full vaccination is required for entry into this ACT course. Alternatively, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the start time of the course will be required.

“Full Vaccination” means two weeks after completing the recommended series of vaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine to prevent COVID-19 by way of full approval or an emergency use authorization.

Options for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination to ACT Headquarters in advance of the start of the in-person course (must provide by May 13, 2022):

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that includes the name of person vaccinated, manufacturer of vaccine, and date(s) when administered
  • A legible photo or scanned copy of a vaccination card
  • Documentation of vaccination signed by a healthcare provider, including contact information
  • Digital record that may include a QR code which displays the person’s name, date of birth, vaccine dates, and vaccine type
  • Vaccination documents, like those listed above, issued by foreign governments, or as authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), are acceptable.

If not fully vaccinated, participants must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours. At-home rapid tests or antigen tests are not acceptable.

If proof of vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test are not provided, entry to the course will be denied, and the course fees will not be refunded. Proof of vaccination should be provided to ACT Headquarters by May 13, 2022.

ACT will provide appropriate opportunity for social distancing and while encouraging the use of face masks, will follow current local, state, and CDC recommendations at the time of the event.


Registration Form

Registration Fees:

Early-Bird Registration
(Received by March 16)
Regular Registration
(March 17–May 13)
ACT/STP Member $1,350 $1,450
ACT/STP Student or Postdoc Member $   895 $   995
Nonmember $1,650 $1,750
Government $1,350 $1,450
ACT/STP Member Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$1,250 $1,350
Nonmember Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$1,450 $1,550
ACT/STP Member Group Rate**
(10 or more from same company)
$1,150 $1,250
Nonmember Group Rate**
(10 or more from same company)
$1,350 $1,450

**To take advantage of the group rate: Please send your completed registration forms to ACT Headquarters. You will not be able to select the group rate through the online registration. All three forms (or more) should be emailed at the same time.

Refund Policy: $75 Processing Fee will be charged before 3/16/22; 50% refund if canceled before 4/8/22; After 4/8/22, no fees will be refunded.

Course Location

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Hotel

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: 301.590.0044
Hotel Reservations: 800.228.9290

Housing Deadline

Please refer to the ACT PNP Room Block to make your housing reservation. The ACT PNP meeting rate of $199 (plus tax) is offered over the dates of May 15–18, 2022, based on availability, and reservations must be made by April 22, 2022.

Requirements

A personal laptop to view course materials and your computer charger are required. We suggest downloading all the course materials to your laptop prior to arriving at the course. Course materials will be provided approximately one week before the start of the course. Internet will not be provided in the course.

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