Sunday, June 9, 2019

Recap of the third day of the AANP meeting

by J. Stephen Nix

The Saturday session of the 95th Annual Meeting of the AANP began with platform sessions on Alzheimer Disease and new technologies, highlighting cutting-edge developments in neuropathology research and techniques. The morning continued with the Korey lecture given by Dr. Jean Paul Vonsattel. Dr. Vonsattel delivered an insightful lecture on the investigation and mechanisms of hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders and the basal ganglia, including an in-depth review of relevant anatomy and history. Dr. Raymond Sobel was honored with a Meritorious Award presented by Dr. Jeffrey Golden for his innumerable contributions to neuropathology through his research, including neurodegeneration and immunology, as well as his service as Editor-in-Chief of JNEN and as the 2012 AANP president. Attendees then took advantage of free time to visit and discuss the many Saturday posters before attending the afternoon platforms on glioneuronal and non-glial tumors as well as trauma and forensics. The much-anticipated series “What Every Neuropathologist Needs to Know” did not disappoint with excellent lectures by Dr. Peter Pytel and Dr. Steve Moore. Dr. Pytel provided a practical, concise, and well-illustrated lecture on nerve pathology. Dr. Moore followed with an informative talk on muscle pathology, featuring live audience participation on the power of the H&E diagnosis. The interactivity of the Saturday AANP lectures, posters, and DSS session highlight the collegial environment of the AANP Annual meeting, one of the great benefit of the meeting for attendees and presenters alike.

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