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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.

Monday, May 6, 2024

Introduction to Pathology, Charlotte Hollinger, Inotiv, Inc.
A Pathologist's Point of View: The Pathology Report, Peer Review, and Pathology Working Group (PWG), Debra Tokarz, Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc.
A Pathologist's Perspective on Adversity, Daniel Patrick, Eli Lilly and Company
Pathology of Special Senses: Eye, Kenneth Schafer, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.
Pathology of Special Senses: Ear, Tracy Carlson, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Pathology of the Hepatic System, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Pathology of the Nervous System, Deepa Rao, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Pathology of the Respiratory System, Melissa Schutten, Seagen, Inc.
Pathology of the Cardiovascular System, Joshua Decker, AbbVie Inc.
Clinical Pathology, Kirstin Barnhart, Mbrace Therapeutics, Inc.

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.


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

Monday–Wednesday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Course Organizers

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

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

Buay Permpoontaweesup, ACT Staff Liaison

Course Committee

Stacey Fossey, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, FIATP, Pathologist–Abbvie, Inc.

Justin Vidal, DVM, PhD, DACVP, FIATP, Pathologist–Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Anna Engstrom, PhD, DABT, Toxicologist–Genentech, Inc.

David McMillan, PhD, DABT, Toxicologist–US FDA

Safety Protocols

ACT has continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation along with local and federal guidelines. Based on local current health mandates, ACT will not require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test.

However, the local mandates could change; therefore, we ask that individuals bring a mask and proof of vaccination. You may also want to consider bringing an at-home COVID-19 test kit with you.

ACT expects that attendees use the CDC’s self-checker website daily. Should you feel unwell or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you isolate. Please stay home if you feel sick.

Registration Form

Registration Fees:

Early-Bird Registration
(Received by March 13)
Regular Registration
(March 14–May 3)
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: $100 Processing Fee will be charged before 3/13/24; 50% refund if canceled before 4/10/24; After 4/10/24, no fees will be refunded.

Course Location

Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
Herndon, VA 20171


Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
Herndon, VA 20171
Tel: 703.713.1234
Hotel Reservations: 402.592.6422

Housing Deadline

Please refer to the ACT Room Block to make your housing reservation. The ACT PNP meeting rate of $149 (plus tax) is offered over the dates of May 5–8, 2024, based on availability, and reservations must be made by April 15, 2024.


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.