American College of Toxicology


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2018 Educational Course

Pathology for Nonpathologists

Course Description

This joint ACT/STP 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, 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.

Course Flyer

Course Schedule

Monday, May 14

Introduction to Pathology, Background Lesions, Shannon Roff, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Charles River Laboratories

A Pathologist’s Point of View: The Pathology Report, Peer Reviews, and PWGs, Ted Birkebak, PhD, DVM, DACVP, EPL, Inc

Adversity, Brad Bolon, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP, DABT, FATS, FIATP, GEMpath Inc.

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

Case Studies


Tuesday, May 15

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

Reproductive Pathology, Justin Vidal, DVM, PhD, DACVP, MPI Research

Case Studies

Wednesday, May 16

Neuropathology, Mark Butt, DVM, DACVP, Tox Path Specialists LLC

Immune System: Anatomic Pathology, Marlon Rebelatto, DVM, PhD, DACVP, MedImmune Inc.

Immune System: Clinical Pathology, Ellen Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Pfizer Inc.

Case Studies


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

Daniel J. Patrick DVM, DACVP, DABT, MPI Research
Thomas Steinbach, DVM, DACVP, DABT, EPL, Inc.
Becca Isakower, ACT staff liaison


This 2018 course registration is now closed. For current course information visit the ACT course website

Registration Fees:

  By March 26 March 27–May 10
ACT/STP Member $1,195 $1,295
ACT/STP Student and Postdoc Member $895 $995
Nonmember $1,395 $1,495
Government $1,195 $1,295
Member Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$1,045 $1,145
Nonmember Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$1,245 $1,345

**To take advantage of the group rate: Please send your completed registration forms to You will not be able to select the group rate through the online registration.

Refund Policy:
$75 Processing Fee will be charged before 3/23/18; 50% refund if canceled before 4/13/18;
After 4/13/18 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 to make your housing reservation. The ACT PNP meeting rate of $189 (plus tax) is offered over the dates of May 10–19, 2018, based on availability, and reservations must be made by April 18, 2018.


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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