Author: Serdar Balci

Letter from the President: On the USCAP2024 Companion Society Meeting of Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

Dear Members of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS),

As the annual USCAP meeting is around the corner, we invite you to join our Companion
Society Session on Sunday, March 24 th , 10:30 AM-12:30 PM in the BCC Ballroom (400 Level)
in Baltimore.

This year’s companion meeting will feature two segments:

  • Part I will focus on insightful presentations concerning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine
    Neoplasms. Dr. Guido Rindi (a distinguished representative of the European Pathology Society),
    will deliver a discourse on “Grade Versus Differentiation of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine
    Neoplasms.” ; Dr. Michelle Reid will provide insights into the significance of cytomorphologic
    variants in “Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumor: Does Cytomorphologic Variant
    Matter?”; Dr. David S. Klimstra will further discuss mixed neuroendocrine non-neuroendocrine
    neoplasms.
  • Part II will feature an interactive discussion, moderated by Drs. Mari Mino-Kenudson
    and Atsuko Kasajima (an esteemed representative of the European Pathology Society). We have
    curated engaging questions on our PBPath Society Twitter account, which we encourage you to
    explore and engage with prior to the session. Please visit our Twitter account at
    https://twitter.com/pbpath. (You may see polls here as well: https://pbpath.org/uscap2024-companion-society-meeting-polls/)

The PBPS Annual Business Meeting will follow promptly thereafter.

We also welcome you to our inaugural joint reception, graciously hosted by Rodger C. Haggitt
Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, and Pancreatobiliary
Pathology Society, on Sunday, March 24 th , 5:30-7:30 PM, in the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
(Holiday Room6).

Additionally, you are invited to attend the Evening Specialty Conference on Pancreatobiliary
Pathology on Wednesday March 27 th , 6:00-7:30 PM in BCC Room 316. Organized by Dr.
Michelle Reid, this conference promises to provide Updates on the WHO Classification of the
Cystic/Intraductal Pancreatobiliary and Ampullary Neoplasms, presented by Drs. Olca
Basturk, Alyssa M. Krasinskas, Ed Stelow, and Yoh Zen.

Lastly, if you have not yet renewed your membership, we encourage you to do so at your earliest
convenience via our website at https://pbpath.org/membership-account/.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you in Baltimore, MD!

Sincerely,

Olca Basturk
President, Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

 

USCAP2024 Companion Society Meeting Polls

PBPath Journal Watch

The Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Journal Watch for the articles on the pancreatobiliary pathology will be released every other month.

We are reviewing the journals to select the articles about pancreas, gallbladder and biliary system pathologies. Original research articles, case series and reviews in the surgical pathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology as well as related fields (i.e. novel methods, database studies) are included.

We have created several categories for convenience; however, articles in each category are in no particular order.

See the Current Issue here.

Older Issues will be collected under the archive.

Below is the list of journals we search regularly:

Advances in Anatomic Pathology
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
The American Journal of Pathology
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
Annals of Surgery
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Cancer
Cancer Cytopathology
Cell
Clinical Cancer Research
Cytopathology
Diagnostic Pathology
Endocrine Pathology
Gastroenterology
Gut
Histology and Histopathology
Histopathology
Human Pathology
International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Journal of Clinical Pathology
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Journal of Pathology
Laboratory investigation
Lancet
Modern Pathology
Nature
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology
NEJM
Pancreas
Pancreatology
Pathology
Pathology International
Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Virchows Archiv

USCAP 2020 Highlights

USCAP 2020 Highlights

COMPANION SOCIETY HANDOUTS

Cystic and Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreatobiliary Tract

Moderators:
Martha Bishop Pitman, Deepti Dhall

Speakers:
Jin-Young Jang: Management Algorithms for Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal Neoplasms: The Surgeon’s Perspective
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Michelle D. Reid: Cytologic Assessment of Cystic/Intraductal Lesions of the Pancreatobiliary Tract
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Aatur D. Singhi: Preoperative Molecular Assessment of Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal Lesions
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David S. Klimstra: Mucinous Cystic and Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreatobiliary Tract
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Irene Esposito: Non-mucinous Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas
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BEST ABSTRACT AWARD

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Best Abstract Award of USCAP2020 goes to:

Julia R. Naso, MD/PhD
University of British Columbia

Association of Inflammatory Cell Infiltrates with Signatures of Immunogenicity in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

See Poster at Tue, March 03 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
LACC West Exhibit Hall A Poster Board Number: 164




USCAP 2020 Abstract Award

Dear Colleagues,
 
We are pleased to announce that the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society will be awarding a pathology trainee who is presenting an abstract (poster or platform) on the field of pancreatobiliary pathology at the annual meeting of the USCAP. Each abstract will be evaluated based on originality, scientific merit and presentation and the winner will receive a $250 prize. Please remind/encourage your trainees to apply. Applicants do not need to be society member in order to apply.
 
The deadline for the Abstract Awards is January 15, 2020.
 
To submit an application, please email your abstract and the following information to our chair of education committee Dr. Olca Basturk (basturko@mskcc.org)
 
Name:
Training Institute:
Position:
PGY Year:
Date/Time of Presentation:
Abstract Name:
Poster Number (if applicable):
Contact Email:
Comments:
 
PBPS Executive Committee

USCAP 2020: PANCREATOBILIARY PATHOLOGY COMPANION SOCIETY PROGRAM

Cystic and Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreatobiliary Tract
When: February 29, 2020. 7-10PM
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Moderators:
Martha Bishop Pitman
Deepti Dhall

Speakers:
Jin-Young Jang: Management Algorithms for Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal Neoplasms: The Surgeon’s Perspective
Michelle D. Reid: Cytologic Assessment of Cystic/Intraductal Lesions of the Pancreatobiliary Tract
Aatur D. Singhi: Preoperative Molecular Assessment of Pancreatic Cysts and Intraductal Lesions
David S. Klimstra: Mucinous Cystic and Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreatobiliary Tract
Irene Esposito: Non-mucinous Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

Brief overview:

Despite numerous advances in the field, the diagnosis, classification, grading, and management of cystic and intraductal lesions of the pancreatobiliary tract remain controversial. Additionally, recently described entities such as intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) and intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) remain diagnostically challenging, and their prognostic implications are poorly understood. The mission of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society is to educate surgical and cytopathologists on the importance of the advances in this complex area and will hopefully transform the way we practice pancreatobiliary pathology. The Education Committee, in consultation with Society officers, determined the title, contents, and speakers of this companion meeting.

The chosen topics represent a 360-degree expert evaluation of cystic and intraductal pancreatobiliary lesions in the step-wise manner in which they are often encountered, from the surgeon’s perspective, to their cytomorphologic and molecular characteristics, as well as their histomorphology.

Openings and Happenings

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Members,

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to serve? We will have two open positions on the Education Committee and two open positions on the Membership/Website Committee.  Applicants must be a member (regular, associate or emeritus) who has paid annual dues (only $50/year for regular members). The 2-year term will begin after USCAP 2020.  If you are interested,  please reply with the information (indicate with a “X”) below along with your CV to Vince Hoang (vincent.hoang@ucsf.edu) by February 14, 2020.

  • I am a member (regular, associate, emeritus) of Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society
  • I have paid 2020 membership dues (only applicable for regular members)
  • I would like to be considered for the Education Committee
  • I would like to be considered for the Membership/Website Committee
  • I know WordPress (blog tool/publishing platform) or am willing to learn
  • I have social media skills

Applications will be reviewed by Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee.  The selected applicants will be informed via email.

Hot of the press! You can find the President’s letter on the website and learn what your Society does for you!  Look forward to learning with you at our Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Companion Meeting in Los Angeles on February 29, 2020.

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee

Message from the President

Message from the President

Dear Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Members,

Happy Winter!

We are gearing up for the annual USCAP meeting! Our Companion Society session will be held on Saturday, February 29th from 7-10 pm in room LACC 502-A. Our annual Business Meeting will immediately follow. This year is the end of the two-year terms for the Executive Committee so we will be presenting the slate for President, Vice President and Secretary Treasurer. Please attend and cast your votes!  Also, nominations have been submitted for the PBPath Society Abstract Award and the winner will be announced at the Business Meeting.

Our society has been extremely productive over the past several months. The creation of an excellent program for the Companion Society by our Education Committee is only one of several accomplishments. I am excited to inform everyone that Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is going to publish review articles sponsored by the PBPath Society. These articles are based on the lectures that were given during our Companion Society Meeting at USCAP 2019. Please keep an eye out for these publications. Our Case of the Quarter Subcommittee remains active and has been providing educational cases for all members to tackle; this past fall, we welcomed 4 new members to the subcommittee: Deyali Chatterjee, Goo Lee, Yue Xue and Zhaohai Yang.  Our bimonthly Journal Watch nicely highlights pertinent publications involving the pancreatobiliary tract.

And there is more good news. Because of Serdar Balci’s web-based knowledge and dedication to the society, the Membership/Website Committee, along with the Executive Committee, have appointed Serdar Balci as the official Webmaster for the society – congratulations Serdar on this well-deserved appointment!  The PBPath Society is also now accepting ads for job and fellowship postings.  The Working Groups have been productive as well:  The Cytology group is wrapping-up a multi-institutional study assessing the minimal number of tumor cells required for Ki67 index calculation on pancreas FNA samples using corresponding resections as the gold standard for comparison, and the Neoadjuvant group presented their data at the 2019 USCAP Annual Meeting and is planning to write a consensus paper based on the group’s work. This past fall, PBPath Society members also participated in the ASCP, CAP and European Congress of Pathology annual meetings. Most recently, we’ve been asked to provide input on the ICCR’s draft dataset on carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas (please check your emails as the deadline is February 14th).

Our society continues to be a success because of you, its members! I would like to recognize the following members who continuously contribute time and effort to our society: Olca Basturk, for organizing another stellar USCAP Companion Society session; Serdar Balci for publishing the bimonthly journal watch; Mabel Ko for managing our website and the members of the Executive Committee, Grace Kim, David Klimstra, David Lewin, Volkan Adsay, and Olca Basturk, for keeping everything on track and in order.

The PBPath Society is an international organization that strives to improve the clinical practice of pancreatobiliary pathology by providing an environment of team work and cooperation.  As my Presidency comes to an end, it amazes me how much we have accomplished over the past 2 years.  None of what we now have would have been possible without such collegial, friendly, and motivated members. I am so happy and so proud that I had the chance to serve as the President of this great society.

Alyssa M. Krasinskas, MD

 

USCAP 2020 Abstract Award

Dear Colleagues,
 
We are pleased to announce that the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society will be awarding a pathology trainee who is presenting an abstract (poster or platform) on the field of pancreatobiliary pathology at the annual meeting of the USCAP. Each abstract will be evaluated based on originality, scientific merit and presentation and the winner will receive a $250 prize. Please remind/encourage your trainees to apply. Applicants do not need to be society member in order to apply.
 
The deadline for the Abstract Awards is January 15, 2020.
 
To submit an application, please email your abstract and the following information to our chair of education committee Dr. Olca Basturk (basturko@mskcc.org)
 
Name:
Training Institute:
Position:
PGY Year:
Date/Time of Presentation:
Abstract Name:
Poster Number (if applicable):
Contact Email:
Comments:
 
PBPS Executive Committee
 

Thank You Laura

A Special Thank You…

 

The Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society would like to thank Laura Tang for her generous donation to our society.

THANK YOU LAURA!

Alyssa M. Krasinskas

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society President

Donations such as these help fund various educational efforts. The PBPS is a non-profit organization that welcomes tax-deductible contributions.