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Pathology for Nonpathologists

Course Description

This joint ACT/STP course, held every other year, will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2014. 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

Day 1, Monday, May 12, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
  Introduction to Pathology, Torrie A. Crabbs, DVM, DACVP, EPL, Inc.
  A Pathologist’s Point of View, Peter Mann, DVM, DACVP, EPL, Inc.
    Adverse vs. Nonadverse Findings
    The Pathology Report
    Understanding Peer Review and PWG
  Pathology of the Stress Response
    Primary/Secondary Lymphoid Organs, Paul Snyder, DVM, PhD, Purdue University
    Clinical Pathology, Nancy Everds, DVM, DACVP, Amgen Inc.
Day 2, Tuesday, May 13, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
  Ocular Toxicity, Leandro Teixeira, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVP, COPLOW, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Ototoxicity, Ken Schafer, PhD, DVM, DACVP, Vet Path Services, Inc
  Neurotoxicity, Mark T. Butt, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Tox Path Specialists LLC
Day 3, Wednesday, May 14, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
  Renal Toxicity, Ken Frazier, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, GlaxoSmithKline
  Hepatic Toxicity, David Malarkey, DVM, PhD, DACVP, NIEHS

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

Course Organizers

American College of Toxicology
Society of Toxciologic Pathology


As of April 11, this course is has been reopened due to popular demand. Note the new course location.

As of April 30, 2014 — Only 10 more seats available.

Online Registration

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Registration Fees

  By March 21 March 22–May 9
ACT/STP Member $1195 $1295
Nonmember $1395 $1495
Government $1195 $1295



The course is held at a New Location:

Courtyard Marriott
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, United States



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

Housing Deadline:

The deadline for housing reservations is Monday, April 21, 2014.

Online Group Reservations


This course provides materials electronically and a laptop is strongly encouraged.

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