American College of Toxicology


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Educational Course—Virtual Format for 2020!

Pathology for Nonpathologists

Course Description

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. By demand in 2020, virtual 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.

Course Flyer

Virtual Course Schedule

Each lecture will be presented live from 11:00 am–1:00 pm Eastern Time.
On-demand access will be available for a limited time following the live webinar.

  WEEK 1  

Monday, May 18

Pathology and the Pathologist in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Within and beyond the ‘Scope’, Hibret Adissu, Covance, Inc.

Introduction to Toxicologic Pathology, Marie Bockenstedt, Covance, Inc.

Tuesday, May 19

The Process—Terminology, Pathology Report, Peer Review, Brad Goupil, Covance, Inc.

Adversity: Characterization, Communication, and Context, Molly Boyle, Covance, Inc.

Wednesday, May 20

Respiratory Pathology: Part 1, Jack Harkema, Michigan State University

Thursday, May 21

Respiratory Pathology: Part 2, Jack Harkema, Michigan State University

Week 1 Educational Support Provided by

  WEEK 2  

Tuesday, May 26

Hepatic Pathology: Part 1, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Wednesday, May 27

Hepatic Pathology: Part 2, Bhanu Singh, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Thursday, May 28

Urinary Pathology: Part 1, Leslie Obert, GlaxoSmithKline

Friday, May 29

Urinary Pathology: Part 2, Leslie Obert, GlaxoSmithKline

  WEEK 3  

Monday, June 1

Cardiovascular Pathology: Part 1, Michael Boyle, Amgen

Tuesday, June 2

Cardiovascular Pathology: Part 2, Michael Boyle, Amgen

Wednesday, June 3

Clinical Pathology: Part 1, Lindsay Tomlinson, Pfizer Inc.

Thursday, June 4

Clinical Pathology: Part 2, Lindsay Tomlinson, Pfizer Inc.


Each virtual lecture will be presented live on the dates above from 11:00 am–1:00 pm Eastern Time. All presentations will have a Q&A session at the end of the lecture.

Course Organizers

Thomas Steinbach, DVM, DACVP, DABT, EPL, Inc.
Daniel Patrick, DVM, DACVP, DABT, Charles River
Jordan Ballance, ACT staff liaison

Course Committee

Chidozie Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Janssen Research and Development
Scott Everette Boley, PhD, DABT, Sinclair Research
Mary Ellen Cosenza, PhD, DABT, RAC, ATS, MEC Regulatory & Toxicology Consulting, LLC
Ken Schafer, PhD, DVM, DACVP, FIATP, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.


Virtual Registration Fees:

ACT/STP Member $   825
ACT/STP Student and Postdoc Member $   450
Nonmember $1,025
Government $   825
ACT/STP Member Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$   725
Nonmember Group Rate**
(3 or more from same company)
$   925
ACT/STP Member Group Rate**
(10 or more from same company)
$   675
Nonmember Group Rate**
(10 or more from same company)
$   875

**To take advantage of any 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.

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