American College of Toxicology


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Educational Courses

Pathology for Nonpathologists

Course Description

This joint ACT/STP course, held every other year, will be held at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland. The lectures are given by highly respected pathologists with current, relevant experience in toxicologic pathology. Lectures will cover anatomy and physiology, spontaneous and chemically induced pathological changes, clinical pathology and case examples. The knowledge gained will be immediately applicable to your day-to-day practices. Different organs or systems are featured in subsequent courses.

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Course Schedule

Monday, May 16

Introduction to Pathology, Thomas Steinbach, DVM, DACVP, DABT, EPL, Inc.

A Pathologist’s Point of View, Peter Mann, DVM, DACVP, EPL, Inc.

  • The Pathology Report
  • Understanding Peer Review and PWG
  • Background Lesions

Adversity, Daniel Patrick, DVM, DACVP, DABT, MPI Research

Global Regulations, Ken Schafer, PhD, DVM, DACVP, FIATP, Vet Path Services, Inc

Biomarkers, Daniela Ennulat, PhD, DVM, DACVP, GlaxoSmithKline


Tuesday, May 17

Hepatic Toxicity, Bhanu Pratap Singh, MS, BVSc, DACVP, DABT, Janssen Research & Development

Neurotoxicity, Alok Sharma, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DABT, DACVP, Covance Laboratories, Inc.

Wednesday, May 18

Renal Toxicity, Ken Frazier, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, GlaxoSmithKline

Cardiovascular, Michael Boyle, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Amgen

Daily continental breakfast, snack breaks, and lunch are provided as part of the registration. Detailed course handouts will be provided electronically.


Course: Monday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM;
               Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Reception: Monday 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Course Organizers

American College of Toxicology
Society of Toxicologic Pathology


Registration Fees:

  By March 25 March 26–May 14
ACT/STP Member $1,195 $1,295
Nonmember $1,395 $1,495
Government $1,195 $1,295

Refund Policy:
$75 Processing Fee will be charged before 3/25/16; 50% refund if canceled before 4/16/16; After 4/16/16 no fees will be refunded.

Course Location

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States


Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

Housing Deadline:

Please refer to the ACT PNP Room Block, May 15–19, 2016. You must book by April 11, 2016, to receive the group rate of $179 per night.


A personal laptop to view course materials and your computer charger. We also suggest downloading all the course materials to your laptop prior to arriving at the course. PNP course materials will be provided approximately one week before the start of the course.

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