NEUROPATHOLOGY
NEWSLETTER
American Association of Neuropathologists
Volume 9, Number 2     May, 1998


IN THIS ISSUE
World Wide Web Site
1998 Annual Meeting
    CME Credit
    Airport Transportation
    Hotel Reservations
    Meeting Registration
    Pre-Registration Pick-Up
    Special Course
         Special Course Agenda
    Business Meeting
    Scientific Sessions
    Slide Preview Room
    Equipment Needs
    Saul R. Korey Lecture
    Reception
    Diagnostic Slide Session
    Presidential Symposium
Membership
1997-1998 Committees
Future Meetings
Newsletter and Society Information


World Wide Web Site
The American Association of Neuropathologists and The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology have a new World Wide Web site. Our address:

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1998 ANNUAL MEETING
This year's meeting will take place on June 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The abstracts will be published in the May issue of the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology. The abstracts will be available at the meeting to all registered attendees.

CME Credit

The American Association of Neuropathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Neuropathologists designates this continuing medical education activity for 17 credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Airport Transportation

The approximate price of round-trip transportation from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to Downtown Minneapolis is as follows:

Taxi
$27.00
Limo
$32.00
Airport Express Shuttle
$16.50
($15.50 w/ coupon*)
*There will be discount coupons for Airport Express available at the Airport Express Customer Service Counter, located one level below baggage claim, opposite the Auto Rental Agencies. Reservations are not required, tickets are purchased from the driver, and departures are every 15 minutes from 6:30 AM through 12:00 Midnight. Airport Express also departs from the Hyatt Regency Hotel main entrance to the Airport every half hour, starting at 5:05AM through 7:05PM, and reservations are not required.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservation forms were mailed with the March Newsletter. They

must be received no later than 4 weeks in advance to guarantee rooms at the convention rates. After May 16, 1998, rooms will be confirmed on a space/rate available basis.

Telephone reservations can be made by calling (800) 233-1234. Be certain to mention that the registration is for the AANP Meeting to receive the special convention rate.

Meeting Registration

A registration form was enclosed with the March newsletter. As in the past, there is no meeting registration fee for members. For non-members, registration fees are $30.00 (student/resident/ fellow) and $50.00 (faculty/staff). Course registration fees are $125.00, however, the Course registration fee for Affiliate members is $100, and Non-members who are currently in graduate school, residency, or post-doctoral fellowships also are eligible for a reduced Special Course registration fee of $100. Documentation of enrollment in a training program must be provided with payment to receive reduced fee. This reduction in fees for trainees was made possible by a gift from the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute of the Alzheimers Association.

Please complete and return the registration form with a check for the appropriate amount. Also, make any changes in your address or telephone number for the files in the Secretary-Treasurer's Office directly on the registration form. Please include your FAX and EMAIL, if available.

Pre-registration Pick-Up

Those who have preregistered by returning the meeting registration form and prepaid for the Special Course are encouraged to pick up their name badges, course materials, abstract booklet and registration receipt on Wednesday, June 17th, 7:00 - 9:00PM, in the Nicollet Promenade, Street Level.


Special Course (Thursday, 8:00 AM, June 18)

This year's course, "Advances in the Postmortem Diagnosis of Common and Uncommon Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Elderly" has been organized by Dennis Dickson and our president, John Trojanowski. We request that everyone be registered at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure the necessary resources and space.

The American Association of Neuropathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing education for physicians.

The American Association of Neuropatholgists designates this continuing medical education activity for six (6) credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

The Meeting Registration form mailed with the March Newsletter can be used to register for the Special Course. As in the past, there is no meeting registration fee for members. For non-members, registration fees are $30.00 (student/resident/fellow) and $50.00 (faculty/staff). Course registration fees are $125.00, however, the Course registration fee for Affiliate members is $100, and Non-members who are currently in graduate school, residency, or post-doctoral fellowships are also eligible for a reduced Special Course registration fee of $100. Documentation of enrollment in a training program must be provided with payment to receive reduced fee. This reduction in fees for trainees was made possible by a gift from the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute of the Alzheimers Association.

Please complete and return the registration form with a check for the appropriate amount. Also, make any changes in your address or telephone number for the files in the Secretary-Treasurer's Office directly on the registration form. Please include your FAX and EMAIL, if available.

Special Course

Course Objective: One of the central objectives of research on human neurodegenerative diseases of the elderly is to develop therapies that might prevent or slow the progression of these diseases. While targets for such therapies will emerge from mechanistic insights into these diseases, a prerequisite for all efforts to test novel therapies is the separation of these diseases into different clinically and pathologically relevant or distinct diagnostic categories. For example, recent advances in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research have emphasized the heterogeneous genetic causes of AD, while at the same time underlining some of the commonalties among the hallmark pathologies of AD. Similarly, dementias that are AD-like from a clinical perspective may be due to different underlying pathologies and mechanisms. Thus, it is important to separate these AD-like dementias from authentic AD. Since postmortem studies often are required for such distinctions to be made, this course will focus on recent advances in the differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases of the elderly, many of which may be confused with AD during life. The speakers in the course will seek to incorporate the latest insights into the respective conditions that they discuss in order to define the most current methods for postmortem diagnosis. Where feasible, they will then emphasize how such concepts can be extrapolated to the antemortem diagnosis of the same conditions in order to facilitate the conduct of meaningful clinical trials. The objective of the course is to increase the participants' awareness and understanding of this varied group of degenerative diseases in order that they can be more accurately diagnosed when they are encountered either clinically or during neuropathological examination.

Special Course AGENDA

7:00-8:00REGISTRATION
8:15-8:30John Q. Trojanowski"Introduction to the Course"
8:30-9:15Dr. Suzanne Mirra
Department of Pathology
State University of New York
Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
"Update on the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease"
9:15-10:00Dr. Kurt Jellinger
University of Vienna
"Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease With and Without Dementia"
10:00-10:30Refreshment Break
10:30-11:15Dr. Larry A. Hansen
Department of Neuroscience
University of California San Diego
"Differential Diagnosis of Lewy Body Diseases other than Parkinson's Disease"
11:15-12:00Dr. Dennis Dickson
Department of Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL
"Differential Diagnosis of Cortical Basal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy"
12:00-1:30Lunch Break
1:30-2:15Dr. Kiyomitsu Oyanagi
Department of Neuropathology
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute
"Diagnosis of Guam ALS/PDC and its Relationship to Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, and Amyotrophic for Neuroscience Lateral Sclerosis Elsewhere in the World"
2:15-3:00Dr. Catherine Bergeron"Differential Diagnosis of Pick's Department of Neuropathology Disease and Contrast with Dementia Toronto Western Hospital Lacking Distinctive Histopathology"
3:00-3:30Refreshment Break
3:30-4:15Dr. Peter Lantos
Institute of Psychiatry
Kings College, University of London
"Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Department of Neuropathology System Atrophy"
4:15-5:00Question and Answer Period

Business Meeting (Friday & Saturday)

The annual business meetings will be held on Friday, June 19th from 12:00PM-1:00PM, and Saturday, June 20th from 12:15PM-1:00PM, in Nicollet Ballroom B/C.

Scientific Sessions

This year 233 abstracts have been accepted for platform and poster sessions. Concurrent scientific sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday to include both platform and poster sessions. The poster discussion sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon each day. This year there will be two concurrent poster sessions. The poster surfaces available to us measure 4 feet by 8 feet and are made of corkboard. You will need to bring push pins to attach your poster. Thumb tacks will not be adequate to attach your posters. Members are responsible for disseminating this information to their residents, fellows, and guests.

Slide Preview Rooms

Dual viewing microscopes and a projection system to review 35mm photographic transparencies will be located on the Street Level in the Grant Room. This room will be open all day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-5:30. Please limit your viewing to 15-minute periods so that others may have equal opportunity to utilize these facilities.

Equipment Needs

If a movie, lantern slide, or overhead projector is needed for platform presentations on Friday, June 19 or Saturday, June 20, notify the Office of Secretary-Treasurer, in writing, before May 28. Please be aware that only one screen and one carousel projector will be available in each room.

There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Saul R. Korey Lecture:
(Saturday, June 20, 11:15 AM)

The annual lecture in honor of Dr. Saul R. Korey will be given by Dr. Sandra Bigner and is entitled "Molecular Genetics of Medulloblastoma."

Reception: (Friday, June 19, 6:30-8:30 PM)

The reception (cocktail party) will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Friday evening in Greenway Ballroom K-J (2nd Floor). Members and guests of the American Association of Neuropathologists are cordially invited. There will be a "no host" cash bar. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets may be purchased for $10.00 for members and $5.00 for residents, and fellows. Please enclose your payment when returning the registration form. Tickets also will be available at the registration desk and at the door.

Diagnostic Slide Session (Saturday, 8:00 PM, June 20)

Protocols for the Diagnostic Slide Session will be available without charge at the registration desk. For additional information, please contact Dr. Leroy Sharer at: (973) 972-4770.

PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM (Sunday, June 21)
Presidential Address:

John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Pennsylvania



"Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implication of Neuronal Cytoskeletal Abnormalities in Alzheimer's Disease and Lewy Body Disorders."


Matthew T. Moore Distinguished Lecturer:

James Eberwine, Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Pennsylvania

"Single Cell Molecular Implication of Neuronal Cytoskeletal Neuropathology."
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Pennsylvania

"Metabolism and Processing of Aß in Implication of Neuronal Cytoskeletal Neurons: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease."
S.E. Arnold, M.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Pennsylvania

"Dementia in Schizophrenia: Implication of Neuronal Cytoskeletal Neurodevelopmental or Neurodegenerative Disorder?"


MEMBERSHIP

The following applications have been reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Executive Council for final approval at the Annual Meeting:

ACTIVE

Cristian L. Achim *
Jose J. Cardozo
David A. Eberhard *
Robert J. Ferrante
Nicolaos Flaris *
Caterina Giannini **
S. Humayun Gultekin
Ronald Hamilton *
William Harrington
Miquel Idoate
Lawrence C. Kenyon
Rudolf H. Laeng
Cheryl A. Palmer *
Sung-Hye Park
Arie Perry *
Jiang Qian
Eric Richfield
Michael Rodriguez *
John P. Rossiter
M. Shahriar Salamat
Alessandro Salviati
Bruce H. Walner
Gregg B. Wells
Kondi Wong

ASSOCIATE

Jafri Malin Abdullah
L. Dade Lunsford
Owen St. Clair Morgan
AFFILIATE

France Berthelet
Charleen T. Chu
Marta E. Couce
Richard L. Davis
Brent T. Harris
Elena K. Koles
Andrew P. Lieberman
Randal R. Nixon
Martha L. Simmons

SENIOR

Samuel Chou
Abraham T. Lu
Richard L. Sidman

* From Affiliate to Active Membership
** From Associate to Active Membership






1997-1998 COMMITTEES

Our Committees play a pivotal role in the operation of the association during the entire year and in the success of the annual meeting. The association owes a debt of gratitude to the dedicated chairs and all of the committee members.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Bernardino Ghetti, Chair
E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte
Perluigi Gambetti
James M. Powers

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Raymond Sobel, Chair
Lester Adelman
Janet Bruner
Yuan Chang
Mark Cohen
Daron G. Davis
Stephen J. DeArmond
Katerina Dorovini-Zis
Marjorie Grafe
David R. Hinton
Edward H. Koo
John M. Lee
Sunhee C. Lee
Ann C. McKee
Steven Moore
Susan Morgello
G. Jackson Snipes

CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE

Christine Hulette, Chair
Masazumi Adachi
Thomas W. Bouldin
Jonathan Fratkin
Henry C. Powell
Moses Rodriguez
Richard L. Davis
Margaret Z. Jones

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

David Wolfe, Chair
Jocelyn Bruse
Jonathan Fratkin
Claudia Greco
Ronald C. Kim
Neil Kowall
Susan Morgello

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Brad Hyman, Chair
Steven Coons
Jeffrey Golden
James Goldman
Betty Kleinschmidt de Masters
Lauren Langford
David Louis
Albee Messing
Steven Moore
Pedro Piccardo
Bruce Trapp
Miguel Pappolla

COMMITEE FOR PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS

Clayton Wiley, Chair
Biagio Azzarelli
Catherine Bergeron
Peter Burger
Mark Cohen
Mauro Dal Canto
Michael N. Hart
Margaret Jones
Hannah Kinnney
Douglas Miller
Joseph Parisi
Gary Pearl
James Powers
Donald L. Price
Harry Vinters
Karen Weidenheim


Future Meetings

1999: The Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon, June 17–20.

2000: Radisson Hotel, Atlanta, GA, June 8–11.


NEUROPATHOLOGY NEWSLETTER
VOL. 9, NUMBER 2
May 1998


American Association of Neuropathologists, Inc.
Office of the Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Lab Medicine & Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Box 174 Mayo, 420 Delaware St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: info@aanp-jnen.com.
www.aanp-jnen.com

Officers
John Q. Trojanowski, President
Margaret Z. Jones, Vice-President
Jeannette J. Townsend, President-elect
Floyd H. Gilles, Vice-President-elect
Clayton A. Wiley, Vice-President for Professional Affairs
H. Brent Clark, Secretary-Treasurer
Joseph E. Parisi, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Other Executive Council Members
Linda C. Cork

Stephen J. De Armond
Pierluigi Gambetti
Bernardino Ghetti
Michael N. Hart
E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte
James M. Powers

Committee Chairs
Awards — Raymond Sobel
Constitution — Christine Hulette
International Congresses — Bernardino Ghetti
Membership — David E. Wolfe
Professional Affairs — Clayton A. Wiley
Program — Bradley T. Hyman

International Society of Neuropathology

Councilors
Peter C. Burger
Bernardino Ghetti
Reid R. Heffner, Jr.
George Perry
Cedric S. Raine

Newsletter Editor
H. Brent Clark