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Grossing Working Group Update

PANCREATOBILIARY PATHOLOGY SOCIETY MEMBERS,  

Our initial charge from the Education committee was to:

  1. Evaluate the literature and assess the current state and
  2. Create a written document with recommendations on grossing pancreas specimens. 

With your input, we have completed #1, which we reported on at the inaugural USCAP 2018 Companion Society Meeting.  We are now converting our presentation into a manuscript.  

We would like to extend a special note of appreciation to those who have helped us accomplish these goals.   More than a decade ago, Dr. Volkan Adsay envisioned hosting an annual Pancreas Luncheon during USCAP that was open to all interested members, from international experts to residents, to discuss and work together towards resolving the most current issues in the field.  The first such luncheon was held in 2008.  His vision, as well as his tremendous efforts to organize this gathering every year, culminated in the establishment of the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society.  He served as the first President of our Society and together with the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Executive Committee supported our efforts.  We are grateful for Volkan’s attendance and contributions at our monthly calls; his knowledge was immensely valuable.  Also, we would like to thank Dr. Olca Basturk, who shared her expertise and provided critical support to the logistic aspects of this presentation. We want to acknowledge Dr. Alyssa Krasinskas in her new role as the President of the Society who will support our efforts moving forward. To the members of our team who relentlessly worked along our side, Drs. Deepti Dhall, Kee-Taek Jang and Jiaqi Shi, thank you!. 

Lastly, a sincere THANK YOU to our colleagues (pathologists and clinicians) for participating in the survey.  

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Grossing Working Group Co-Chairs

Daniela and Grace

2018 PBPS Abstract Award Winner!

The winner of the 2018 PANCREATOBILIARY PATHOLOGY SOCIETY ABSTRACT AWARD is Dr. Tao Wang for his abstract titled  “Mass-Forming Intraductal Neoplasms of the Biliary Tract Comprise Morphologically and Genetically Distinct Entities.” Congratulations Dr. Wang!

2018 Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society 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 submission to be considered for the Abstract Awards is February 6, 2018.

To apply, please complete the application below or email your abstract and the following information to our chair of education committee Dr. Olca Basturk (basturko@mskcc.org).

(Online Application)

Name:
Training Institute:
Position:
PGY Year:
Date/Time of Presentation:
Abstract Name:
Poster Number (if applicable):
Contact Email:
Comments:

 

PBPS Executive Committee

President’s Message – November 2017

Dr. Volkan Adsay
President (2017)
Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

Dear PBPS family,

We are excited that our first official Companion meeting will take place at the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7 pm to 10 pm, in Vancouver, Canada.

The session we are organizing will have two components.

Part I will be talks delivered on the recent developments on molecular-genetic characterization of pancreatic neoplasia that are leading to revisions in the way we view and classify these neoplasms.

– Ralph Hruban. Pancreatic Cancer Genetics, The long and Winding Road.
– Olca Basturk. Genomic Profiling of Intraductal Neoplasms of Pancreatobiliary Tract.
– Gunter Kloeppel. Molecular Signatures of PanNENs.

Part II will be dedicated to interactive discussion (with “clickers”) on the challenges of staging of PB cancers per AJCC/UICC 8th edition that is going into effect in Jan, 2018, and how grossing impacts the evaluation of PB specimens for this and other theranostic purposes. The PBPS Annual Business Meeting will immediately follow the symposium.

We are hoping you agree that this is a program not to miss and that you will make every effort to participate in this inaugural event.

I would also like to report to you that the Cytology and Grossing Working Groups have now been constituted and beginning their work as we speak. For the interactive part our Companion meeting at USCAP on staging/grossing, please forward any questions or comments to us for us to incorporate them to the discussions.

I would like to thank to the members of the Executive and Education Committees of PBPS who have worked hard to make these happen.

Let me also take this opportunity to ask you to renew your membership if you have not already done so.We look forward to seeing you all in Saturday, March 17, at 7 pm in Vancouver.

Sincerely,

Volkan Adsay, MD
President, Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

N. Volkan Adsay, MD
Professor of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805 8066 | Fax: (414) 805 8444 | Email: nadsay@mcw.edu

Join us for the First USCAP Companion Meeting Symposium by the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 7 pm-10 pm

Session Title: Recent Developments in Pancreatobiliary Tract Pathology

Moderators: Olca Basturk and Alyssa Krasinskas

 

Part I.

7:00 pm – Pancreatic Cancer Genetics, The Long and Winding Road.

Ralph Hruban, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

7:30 pm – Genomic Profiling of Intraductal Neoplasms of Pancreatobiliary Tract.

Olca Basturk, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

8:00 pm – Molecular Signatures of PanNENs.

Günter Klöppel, MD, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

 

Part II (Interactive Session).

8:30 pm – Challenges of staging pancreatobiliary cancers per AJCC/UICC 8th edition and how grossing impacts the evaluation of pancreas specimens

The Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Annual Business meeting for Society membership will follow immediately after the symposium.

PBPS Grossing and Cytology Working Groups positions

Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society is seeking volunteers for Grossing and Cytology Working Groups positions

Dear Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS) members and other interested parties in the pancreatobiliary pathology community,

PBPS is seeking for enthusiastic volunteers for Grossing and Cytology Working Groups positions. Applicants need to be active members in (or they can join) the PBPS.

Each working group will have 5 members: Two co-chairs and 3 members. Term for all members is 2 years.

Responsibilities of the grossing working group

(1) Assess the current state and possible improvements in the pathologic evaluation of pancreas specimens through literature analysis.

(2) Collate the literature and opinions of experts including surgical or medical subspecialists and create a written consensus document on basic guidelines for the pathologic evaluation of pancreas specimens.

Responsibilities of the cytology working group

(1) Assess the current state and possible improvements in the cytologic evaluation of pancreas specimens byobtaining feedback from national cytopathology societies.

(2) Present on timely or guidelines topics as well as regulatory and/or other issues at the PBPS annual meeting.

In addition to these responsibilities, each working group will generate a case report to be published on the website once a year.

Please see attached Standard Operating Procedures for details.

We encourage you to apply for a position in one of these committees. Please send an email, along with your CV, to Dr. Olca Basturk (basturko@mskcc.org) by August 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by PBPS Executive Committee and chosen applicants will be informed via e-mail and will be posted in our website (http://www.pbpath.org/) no later than August 30, 2017. Please note there are a limited number of positions on each committee.

Please contact Dr. Olca Basturk if you have any questions at (212) 639 6078 or basturko@mskcc.org.

Olca Basturk, M.D.
(on behalf of PBPS Executive committee)

PBPS Abstract Award

PBPS Abstract Award

Congratulations!   Dr. Björn Konukiewitz from München, Germany is the recipient of the first Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society abstract award for USCAP 2017 abstract Well differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas with a Ki67 index above 20% differ from their poorly differentiated counterparts: results from massive parallel sequencing applying a 409 gene panel.

2017 Pancreas Luncheon

Event: 2017 “Pancreas Luncheon” of Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Grant Hyatt San Antonio Hotel
Room: Lone Star Salon EF
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

RSVP INFORMATION:

Contact: Rhonda Everett (email: reveret@emory.edu)

ATTENDANCE FEES:

Paid Members: Free  
Non-Members: $50

AGENDA:

  1. Dr. Noriyoshi Fukushima would like to share the outlines of the new “General Rules book for the Study of Pancreatic Cancer (7th edition)” by Japanese Pancreas Society published last July (10 minutes).
  2. Following this, Dr. David Klimstra will discuss “Upcoming WHO classification of neoplasms of the neuroendocrine pancreas” (20 minutes).
  3. For group discussion (with clickers) part of the session, we will talk about “Small pancreatic cysts: Evolving literature and Pathologist’s role in classification and management” (1 hour).
  4. Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society business meeting (15 minutes).

 

 

2017 Abstract Award Submissions

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. The members of the education committee will evaluate each abstract 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 February 17, 2017.

PBPS Executive Committee

To submit an application, please email the following information to Dr. Olca Basturk (basturko@mskcc.org)

 

Comments or questions are welcome.