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TheLaboratoryReport_Winter2014

The Winter 2014 Laboratory Report A Publication of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine The Texas Society of Pathologists Holds Annual Meeting in Houston The Texas Society of Pathologists (TSP) held their annual meeting at the Omni Hotel in Houston from January 17 to 19th. Houston Methodist’s Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Dr. Randall Olsen, kicked off the weekend-long conference with a seminar titled: “Impact of New Diagnostic Technologies in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory”. Dr. Olsen’s talk was followed by a dinner honoring our own Dr. Philip Cagle, Medical Director of Pulmonary Pathology for the Department, who was presented with the John J. Andujar, MD, Certificate of Merit by the Society. This award recognizes individuals who have contributed signifi-cantly to pathology and medicine. “It is an honor to be acknowledged by my fellow pathologists with this award”, said Dr. Cagle. In addition to his clinical duties and dedication to teaching residents and fel-lows, Dr. Cagle serves as editor-in-chief of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. For more information on Dr. Cagle, please visit: http://www.houston-methodist. org/Cagle Other highlights from the TSP conference included the presentation of the resident poster competition’s first-place award to Dr. Rachel Donohue, a PGY3 resident and this edition of the newsletter’s featured trainee (see “Trainee Spotlight”, p. 5). The Texas Society of Pathologists mem-bership has almost 800 pathologists, and was founded in 1921, making it the oldest continuous state pathology society in ex-istence. For more information on the TSP, please visit: http://www.texpath.org/ Dr. Philip Cagle accepting the John J. Andujar, MD, Certificate of Merit, pre-sented by TSP president Dr. Joe Saad. Table of Contents Upcoming Conferences and Symposia: March 22, 2014 April 26-30, 2014 April 26, 2014 May 29-31, 2014 2 HSCP Honors Dr. Luan Truong CEO of CAP Visits Department 3 Dr. James M. Musser Speaks at YPO Resident Presented Leadership Award 4 ASIP Meeting in San Diego New Tests from Houston Methodist Diagnostic Laboratory (HMDL) 5 Methodist Pathologists In Press Trainee Spotlight 6 Cancer Biomarkers Conference HMDL Update 7 Pathology Co-Sponsors Fundraiser Digital Pathology Update 8 Next Edition Preview Recent Publications


TheLaboratoryReport_Winter2014
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