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Around The Scope: Pathology in a Post-Roe World

Around The Scope: Pathology in a Post-Roe World

November 17, 2022

In this series, PathPod gathers pathologists Around The Scope to discuss their work in depth.  In this episode, we hear from the authors of a Letter to the Editor: Pathology and Abortion Rights Advocacy: Considerations in a Post-Roe World, published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology (@ajcpjournal). Dr. Mike Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath) speaks with authors Dr. Jeremy Jacobs (@jwjacobs12), Dr. Nicole Jackson (@NicoleJacksonMD), Dr. Anne Mills (@AnneMillsMD), Dr. Elisheva Shanes (@ElishevaShanes), and Dr. Garrett Booth (@DrGSBooth1) about how the end of Roe v. Wade has impacted patient care pathologists provide, from perinatal pathology, cancer diagnosis and treatment, transfusion medicine, to forensic and autopsy pathology.

 

Featured public domain music: Main Stem by US Army Blues

PathPod Quiz Show: Shrimp, Mushrooms, and even MORE FOOD!

PathPod Quiz Show: Shrimp, Mushrooms, and even MORE FOOD!

October 27, 2022

Test your pathology knowledge with our next Quiz Show! Join hosts Dr. Christina Arnold (@CArnold_GI), Dr. Mike Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath), Dr. Kamran Mirza (@KMirza), and Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang). 

Our guests, Dr. Casey Schukow (@CaseyPSchukow) PGY1 transitional year applying for #PathMatch23, Dr. Margarita Loxas (@margaritaloxas), PGY1 at Northwestern, and Dr. Daniel Lubin (@dannyjlubinpath), Assistant Professor at Emory, play our games and attempt to win an exclusive PathPod clear ruler! 

Learn about mushroom foraging, dwarf shrimp, and get even deeper into the intersection of pathology and food with us - you might want to grab a snack before listening!

Featured public domain music by The U.S. Army Blues

IHC Talk: The VALID Act with Dr. Emily Volk and Dr. Jonathan Myles

IHC Talk: The VALID Act with Dr. Emily Volk and Dr. Jonathan Myles

September 22, 2022

The Chromogen Siblings are back to talk about the proposed VALID Act. Drs. Mike Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath),  Andrew Bellizzi (@IHC_guy), and Sanam Loghavi (@sanamloghavi) speak with Dr. Emily Volk (@EEVMD) of the University of Louisville and President of the College of American Pathologists (CAP, @Pathologists), and Dr. Jonathan Myles (@JonathanMyles10) of the Cleveland Clinic and Chair of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs for the College of American Pathologists. The VALID act has both strong support and strong opposition from groups such as patient advocacy groups and professional organizations. We'll learn about how the proposed VALID Act could change the way laboratory developed testing is regulated, the role of CAP in shaping legislation, and why CAP is supportive of the current version of the VALID Act despite concerns. 

 

Read more about the CAP position on the VALID Act: https://www.cap.org/advocacy/laboratory-oversight-and-regulation/laboratory-developed-test-oversight/laboratory-developed-test-oversight-faqs

 

And previous regulatory issues that have shaped the proposed VALID Act:

Ovisure letter from the FDA: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/ivd-regulatory-assistance/ovasuretm-manufacturer-letter

 

New York Times Article on Prenatal Testing: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/upshot/pregnancy-birth-genetic-testing.html

 

Featured public domain music: Alpha Hydrae, Won't see it comin'.

Featured public domain cover image: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/us-capitol-building

Around the Scope: Navigating ERAS and Residency Applications

Around the Scope: Navigating ERAS and Residency Applications

August 25, 2022
In this episode, our host Dr. Swikrity U Baskota (@baskotacytopath), founder of www.matchtopath.com discusses the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) pathology residency process with our expert panelists. The speakers include Dr. Thomas Cummings (@tjcmd888) Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology and Residency Program Director at Duke University, North Carolina,  Dr. Carlos Pagan (@CAPaganPath) Assistant Professor of Surgical and Molecular Pathology and Residency Program Director at Columbia University, Dr. Clarissa Jordan (@pathcejmd), PGY-3 resident at Mayo Clinic, Future hematopathology fellow at Mayo Clinic and Dr. Melissa Meija Bautista (@Melissa_MB91), PGY-4 resident at Northwestern University, Future Pediatric pathology Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and future neuropathology fellow at Northwestern University, Chicago. 

 

Join us to learn more about the 2023 ERAS application timeline. What is a program looking for in a candidate’s application? How can you strengthen your ERAS CV, and personal statement? How can you ensure your application is ready before the deadline...and many other tips shared by our expert guests!

  

Reference:

ERAS® 2023 Residency Timeline | Students & Residents (aamc.org)

 

MatchtoPath: www.matchtopath.com

Twitter: @matchtopath;  Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn: matchtopath 

 

Around The Scope - Renal Pathology

Around The Scope - Renal Pathology

August 18, 2022

In this series, PathPod gathers pathologists Around The Scope to discuss their work in depth.

Today, we learn about renal pathology. Our host, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette (@BCRenalPath), Director of the British Columbia Provincial Renal Pathology Laboratory, Dr. Carla Ellis (@theglasspusher), Director of Renal Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University, Dr. Alcino Gama (@AlcinoGama), PGY2 at Northwestern Pathology, and Dr. Vighnesh Walavalkar (@vighnesh_w), Director of Histology at the University of California San Francisco. 

What is new and exciting in the field of renal pathology? How is the Renal Pathology Society supporting DEI efforts? What is two-handed fly fishing? Learn about these questions as well as about our expert guests!

 

Renal pathology society:

https://www.renalpathsoc.org/

https://www.renalpathsoc.org/Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion

https://www.facebook.com/renalpathologysociety

Twitter: @Renalpathsoc

 

Public domain music: Main Stem by US Army Blues

Beyond the Scope: Pathologist Leadership and Photography with Dr. Kalisha Hill

Beyond the Scope: Pathologist Leadership and Photography with Dr. Kalisha Hill

June 16, 2022

In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology.

On this episode, host Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Kalisha Hill (@KalishaHillMD). Dr. Hill is regional chief medical officer for Ascension St Joseph Joliet and Ascension Saint Mary Kankakee, Medical director of pathology and laboratory services. Dr. Hill also serves on the board of governors for the College of American Pathologists, is the immediate past president of the Illinois Society of Pathologists and recipient of the CAP distinguished patient care award.
 
Why should pathologists take on leadership roles? How does seeing a teratoma influence your choice of career? What brings Dr. Hill a moment of peace in a busy day? Hear about all these questions and more!

 

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue
Around The Scope: Pathology in a Cyberattack

Around The Scope: Pathology in a Cyberattack

May 26, 2022

In this series, PathPod gathers pathologists Around The Scope to discuss topics in depth.

Today, we hear about the role of the laboratory and IT in navigating a cyberattack. Our host, Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Joanna Conant (@joconantmd), Dr. Andrew Goodwin (@ajgoodwiIV), Dr. Alexandra Kalof (@PathosDr), and Mr. John McConnell about the cyberattack at the University of Vermont. Hear their first-hand experiences, the procedures they adopted, and lessons learned.

For more from the UVM team on their experience, please read their two-part series in AJCP:

Anatomy of a Cyberattack: Part 1: Managing an Anatomic Pathology Laboratory During 25 Days of Downtime

Anatomy of a Cyberattack: Part 2: Managing a Clinical Pathology Laboratory During 25 Days of Downtime

Public domain music: Main Stem by US Army Blues

PathPod Turns Two!

PathPod Turns Two!

April 28, 2022

It's PathPod's Second Birthday Afternoon Tea! PathPod celebrates another year! Join Dr. Kamran Mirza (@KMirza), Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang), Dr. Christina Arnold (@CArnold_GI), Dr. Mike Arnold (@MArnold_PedPath), Dr. Jerad Gardner (@JMGardnerMD), Dr. Sanam Loghavi (@sanamloghavi), Dr. Raul Gonzalez (@RaulSGonzalezMD), Dr. Nicole Riddle (@NRiddleMD) and Dr. Lisa Zhang (@MLisaZhang) as they share memories, their favorite parts of PathPod this past year, and look forward to the future! 

 

Featured public domain music: John Bartmann, Gameshow Brazz

Beyond the Scope: Thoracic Pathology and Powerlifting with Dr. Jennifer Sauter

Beyond the Scope: Thoracic Pathology and Powerlifting with Dr. Jennifer Sauter

April 14, 2022

In this segment, Beyond the Scope, we speak to pathologists about their pursuits and interests in and outside of pathology.

On this episode, host Dr. Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) speaks with Dr. Jennifer Sauter (@JL_Sauter). Dr. Sauter is an Assistant Attending Pathologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York with expertise in thoracic pathology and cytopathology. 
How does a new WHO book come together? What's new in thoracic pathology? How does a pathologist get to be a national record holder in powerlifting? Hear about all these questions and more!
 
Cover powerlifting photo credits:

@watts.squats and @usapowerlifting on IG

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue
Beyond the Scope: Dr. David Fajgenbaum, author of ”Chasing My Cure, A Doctor’s Race To Turn Hope Into Action”

Beyond the Scope: Dr. David Fajgenbaum, author of ”Chasing My Cure, A Doctor’s Race To Turn Hope Into Action”

March 10, 2022

In this episode of Beyond The Scope, our host, Dr. Kamran Mirza (@KMirza) speaks with award-winning author, physician-scientist, Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman Disease Warrior, pathologist-admiring all-round badass, Dr. David Fajgenbaum (@DavidFajgenbaum), author of "Chasing My Cure, A Doctor’s Race To Turn Hope Into Action" - Learn more about David’s story; living life as if its in overtime; the silos in medicine and research; repurposing what we have already discovered; turning scientific hypotheses on their head; social media; and last but not least, pathologists. Get your copy of Chasing my Cure here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1524799610 and check out more at  www.ChasingMyCure.com

 

Featured public domain music: US Army Blues, BugaBlue

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