American Association of Neuropathologists
Volume 10, Number 2     May, 1999
      World Wide Web Site
      1999 Annual Meeting
            CME Credit
            Airport Transportation
            Hotel Reservations
            Meeting Registration
            Pre-Registration Pick-Up
      Special Course
      Scientific Sessions
      Saul R. Korey Lecture
      Business Meeting
      Presidential Symposium
      Matthew T. Moore Lecture
      Diagnostic Slides
      Biology of Aging Symposium
      Future Meetings
      Newsletter Information

World Wide Web Site

Visit the American Association of Neuropathologists and the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology web site to view Newsletters, obtain meeting information, and link to the 1999 Annual Meeting Program:


1999 Annual Meeting

This year's meeting will take place on June 17-20 at the Portland Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The abstracts will be published in the May 1999 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 one-way transportation from the Airport to Downtown Portland is as follows:

  • Taxi ....................... $25.00
  • Gray Line Airport Express
  • Adult ...................... $12.00
  • Senior .................... $10.00

  • 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 19, 1999, rooms will be confirmed on a space/rate available basis.

    Telephone reservations can be made by calling (800) HILTONS or visiting their web site at 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 for all members and non-members.

    If you did not receive a registration form and would like to register for the meeting, please contact the Office of Secretary-Treasurer via email at

    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 Ballroom Foyer.

    Special Course
    (Thursday, June 17, 1999)

    This year's course, "Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System" has been organized by our President, Jeannette J. Townsend.

    Special Course Objectives

    Infectious diseases of the nervous system play a significant role in neuropathology and new methodologies have increased the ease of diagnosis and array of treatment options. This course will cover a variety of infectious diseases in order to bring to the participants an update on both the clinical and research aspects of the organisms and how they interact with the nervous system. In the last decade an increasing number of immunosuppressed patients have appeared who are vulnerable to opportunistic infections. An update on the various organisms encountered in the immunosuppressed patient will be of help to those in clinical practice. A great deal of data has been gathered on the pathophysiology of cerebral malaria and will give us new insights into the ways this worldwide parasite causes disease in humans. Viral diseases offer a significant threat to the central nervous system. Rabies and HTLV-I represent two quite different viral diseases and these differences will lead to further insight concerning viral pathogenesis. Bacterial diseases of the central nervous system are common and treatable. Several unusual bacterial infections of the nervous system will be discussed in order to update the participants on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. Neurosyphilis has resurfaced as a disease entity in the era of AIDS and this discussion will cover the pathology and offer an update on the disease as it presents today. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a greater understanding of infectious processes that involve the nervous system and be able to transfer this understanding to diagnostic applications.

    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 the Special Course as a continuing medical education activity for 6 credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

    Special Course AGENDA
    (Thursday, June 17, 1999)

    8:00 - 8:10 Introduction: Jeannette J. Townsend
    (Department of Pathology, University of Utah)
    8:10 - 9:00 Leroy R. Sharer: Opportunistic Infections 
    (Department of Pathology, New Jersey Medical School)
    9:00 - 9:50 Gareth D. H. Turner: Pathophysiology of Cerebral Malaria 
    (Dept. of Cellular Science, Oxford University, England)
    9:50 - 10:20 Coffee Break
    10:20 - 11:10 Robert E. Mrak: Rabies Encephalitis in Humans 
    (Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas)
    11:10 - 12:00 Steve Jacobson: Immunopathogenesis of HTLV-I and Associated Diseases 
    (Viral Immunology Section, National Institutes of Health)
    12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
    1:30 - 2:20 Patricia K. Coyle: Lyme Disease and the CNS 
    (Department of Neurology, SUNY at Stony Brook)
    2:20 - 3:10 Arthur K. Asbury: Campylobacter jejuni in the Guillain BarrÈSyndrome 
    (Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania)
    3:10 - 3:40 Soft Drink Break
    3:40 - 4:30 Roger P. Simon: Neurosyphilis in the Era of AIDS 
    (Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh)

    Scientific Sessions
    (Friday and Saturday, June 18-19)

    This year 236 abstracts have been accepted for platform and poster sessions. Scientific sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday and will include both poster and platform presentations. Two platform sessions will be conducted concurrently and there will be two poster sessions (morning and afternoon) on each day.

    The poster surfaces available to us measure 4 feet by 8 feet. Please prepare your poster accordingly. Bring your own push-pins (preferably 5/8" long) to the meeting. Thumb tacks will not be adequate to fasten your display to the poster boards. Members are responsible for disseminating this information to their residents, fellows and guests. There will be two concurrent poster discussion sessions for both the morning and afternoon poster sessions.

    NOTICE FOR AUTHORS OF ABSTRACTS: "Authors of abstracts that have been published as full length papers are reminded that they are responsible for informing the Secretary-Treasurer's office of this prior to the meeting. Abstracts of previously published papers are not eligible for the Association Awards."

    (Friday evening, June 18, 6:30 PM)

    A reception for the attendees and guests will be held at the Portland Hilton on Friday evening. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is $10.00 and $5.00 for students/residents/fellows. Those who wish to attend may submit payment with the pre-registration form, or may purchase tickets at the time of the meeting.

    Saul R. Korey Lecture

    The lecture named in honor of Dr. Saul R. Korey will be given by Dr. William F. Hickey and is entitled "Key Participants in the Initiation of Inflammation in the Central Nervous System". This lecture will be held on Saturday, June 19th.

    Business Meeting

    The annual business meeting, to be held on Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, will begin promptly at noon on Friday and following the Korey Lecture on Saturday.

    Presidential Symposium
    (Sunday, June 20)

    President Jeannette J. Townsend has organized the symposium entitled "Pathogenesis of CNS Infections" which will be held on Sunday morning, June 20, 1999. Dr. Townsend's Presidential Address will be entitled "Herpes Simplex Virus". Dr. Diane Griffin will speak on "Sindbis Virus", and Dr. Clayton A. Wiley will discuss "Human Immunodeficiency Virus".

    Presidential Symposium Schedule

    8:00 - 8:15 Introduction: Jeannette J. Townsend, President
    8:15 - 9:15 Matthew T. Moore Lecturer
    Richard T. Johnson: Viral Pathogenesis Overview
    (Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University)
    9:15 - 10:00 Diane Griffin: Sindbis Virus
    (Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University)
    10:00 - 10:30 Awards Ceremony & Coffee Break
    10:30 - 11:15 Clayton A. Wiley: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    (Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh)
    11:15 - 11:45 Jeannette J. Townsend: Herpes Simplex Virus
    (Department of Pathology, University of Utah)

    Matthew T. Moore Lecture

    As part of the Presidential Symposium, the Matthew T. Moore Distinguished Lecture is entitled "Viral Pathogenesis, an Overview" and will be presented by Dr. Richard T. Johnson of Johns Hopkins University.

    Diagnostic Slide Session
    (Saturday, 8:00 PM, June 19)

    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.


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

    Philip Boyer
    Henry Brown
    Sandra Cottingham
    Mark Curtis
    John Donahue*
    Robert Hevner
    Patricia Kirby
    James E. McLaughlin
    Alan L. Morrison
    Anders Paetau
    George Perry**
    Marie-Madeline Ruchoux
    Tarik Tihan
    Anne Vital
    Claude Vital
    Serge Weis
    Xiaodan Cai
    Masako Taniike

    Mark R. Matthews
    Jennifer McKay
    James Primavera

    Mary W. Ambler
    Margorie B. Lees
    Haruo Okazaki
    Henry DeF Webster
    * From Affiliate to Active Membership
    ** From Associate to Active Membership

    1999-2000 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.

    Awards Committee
    Barbara Crain, Chair
    Venkat R. Challa
    Shu G. Chen
    Melinda L. Estes
    Rebecca D. Folkerth
    Gregory N. Fuller
    Jeffery A Golden
    David R. Hinton
    Kurt Jellinger
    Ehud Lavi
    Thomas J. Montine
    Miguel A. Pappolla
    Cedric S. Raine
    Yves Robitaille
    Kevin A. Roth
    Julie Schneider
    Tarik Tihan
    Juan Troncoso
    Harry V. Vinters

    Constitution Committee
    Christine Hulette, Chair
    Thomas W. Bouldin
    Thomas Montine
    Henry C. Powell
    Richard Laverne Davis

    Nominating Committee
    John. Q. Trojanowski
    Bernardino Ghetti
    E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte
    Pierluigi Gambetti
    Membership Committee
    Jonathan Fratkin, Chair
    David Boudreaux
    Peter Ostrow
    Cheryl Palmer
    William Pendelbury
    Robert E. Mrak
    John Schweitzer

    Committee for Professional Affairs
    Clayton Wiley, Chair
    Catherine Bergeron
    Mauro Dal Canto
    Margaret Jones
    Douglas C. Miller
    Suzanne Mirra
    Joseph Parisi
    Gary Pearl
    James Powers
    Harry Vinters
    Karen Weidenheim

    Program Committee
    Brad Hyman, Chair
    David Louis, Co-Chair
    Jeffrey Golden
    James Goldman
    Betty Kleinschmidt de Masters
    Albee Messing
    Steven Moore


    The proposed changes to Article VII, Section 8, of the AANP Constitution that were sent with the March 1999 Neuropathology Newsletter should read as follows:
    "The Diagnostic Slide Session is recognized and conducted as a part of the annual meeting, and a time for such presentation shall be designated and published in the program. The financial report of the Diagnostic Slide Session shall be incorporated into the financial report of the Association."

    The New Biology of Aging Symposium

    Announcing The New Biology of Aging Symposium, to be held September 26-29, 1999 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Sessions will be offered on genetics and the aging process, immunology of aging, mitochondrial diseases in aging, blood-brain barrier and letalloproteinases, protein turnover related to aging, systems of repair and plasticity in aging, and clinical applications and chemoprotection of aging.

    The Symposium brings together nationally and internationally recognized investigators and young scientists working with current problems related to the molecular events in aging and age-related disease conditions, stimulates interactions among scientists working in diverse areas, and identifies research areas especially deserving of continued focus.

    Speakers will present reports on their current research and allow time for interaction with the audience, and poster sessions are scheduled for Monday, September 27, and Tuesday, September 28, if demand warrants. Abstracts are due by July 21, 1999. For more information, contact Marvin Hunt email:


    2000: Radisson Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, June 8-11.
    2001: Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, June 21-24, 2001.

    Newsletter Information

    VOL. 10, NUMBER 2
    May 1999

    American Association of Neuropathologists, Inc.
    Office of the Secretary-Treasurer
    Department of Lab Medicine & Pathology
    University of Minnesota Medical School

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    Jeannette J. Townsend, President
    Floyd H. Gilles, Vice-President
    Suzanne S. Mirra, President-elect
    Dawna L. Armstrong, 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
    Mauro Dal Canto
    Stephen J. De Armond
    Pierluigi Gambetti 
    Bernardino Ghetti
    Michael N. Hart
    John Q. Trojanowski 
    E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte 

    Committee Chairs
    Awards Barbara J. Crain
    Constitution Christine Hulette
    International Congresses Bernardino Ghetti
    Membership Jonathan D. Fratkin
    Professional Affairs Clayton A. Wiley
    Program Bradley T. Hyman

    International Society of Neuropathology

    Orso Bugiani
    Peter C. Burger
    David N. Louis
    George Perry
    Cedric S. Raine

    Newsletter Editor
    H. Brent Clark