Volume 11, Number 2 May, 2000
|IN THIS ISSUE|
2000 Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA
Meeting, Special Course and Reception
Annual Meeting Information
Speaker Ready/Microscope Viewing Room
Notice for Authors of Abstracts
Saul R. Korey Lecture
Diagnostic Slide Session
AANP News Items
International Congress of Neuropathology
Committee and Membership Information
AANP & Newsletter Information
Other Executive Council Members
Journal & Newsletter
|2000 ANNUAL MEETING|
The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists will take place June 8-11, 2000, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA.
As approved by the Executive Council, a registration fee has been instituted for all attendees of the annual meeting. The general registration fee is required for admittance to any function of the Association. This fee entitles you to attend all scientific sessions on Friday and Saturday, the Saturday evening Diagnostic Slide Session and the Sunday morning Presidential Symposium. An additional fee of $125 is required for admittance to the Special Course on Thursday, June 8.
To register for the meeting, please complete the registration form that was included with the March Newsletter, or download a form from the web page and return promptly to the Secretary-Treasurer. We will attempt to pre-register everyone from whom we receive a completed registration form by May 30, 2000. Registrations received after May 30 cannot be guaranteed for pre-registration. The general registration fee is $100 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $30 for trainees. If you would like to attend the Special Course, include $125 with your meeting registration fee. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend the reception, and include appropriate additional payment ($10 for non-trainees and $5 for students/residents/fellows). HOTEL INFORMATION
The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel is located at 165 Courtland (at the intersection of Courtland and International Boulevard), in the center of downtown Atlanta. Hotel reservation forms were mailed with the March Newsletter. Additional forms may be downloaded from this web site. You may make reservations by phone (800-833-8624), or by returning the hotel reservation form by FAX or mail directly to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. When calling, please indicate that you are attending the AANP meeting to qualify for special room rates. After May 8, 2000, rooms will be confirmed on a space/rate-available basis only. AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
The approximate price of transportation from the Airport to Downtown Atlanta is as follows:
Directions: Take a Northbound train from the airport to Peachtree Center Station; exit station and proceed North (3 short blocks) on Interna tional Blvd. to the Sheraton Atlanta.
|ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION|
Posters will be displayed in the morning, from 8 am to 12 noon, or in the afternoon, from 1 to 5:15 pm. Authors in morning sessions must remove their posters by 12:30 pm so that the afternoon posters may be hung and displayed. Authors are asked to be present at their posters during designated times. Presenters with EVEN numbered posters should be present and available for questions for the half-hour before the break (9:00-9:30 am, or 2:45-3:15 pm), and those with ODD numbered posters should be present for the half-hour after the break (10:00-10:30 am, or 3:45-4:15 pm). Please consult your program booklet for further details.
Multi-headed microscopes and preview slide projection equipment will be available for use, in Conference Room #31, at the following times:
Abstracts of the papers presented are published in the May 2000 issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. An abstract book of reprints is included in the registration materials. Additional copies may be purchased at the Registration Desk for $5. Copies of programs may be purchased for $2. Please remember to take your program to the meeting.
"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 & Saturday, June 9 & 10)
This year, 190 abstracts have been accepted for platform and poster sessions. Two platform sessions will be conducted concurrently and there will be two poster sessions (morning and afternoon) on each day. Abstracts will be published in the May, 2000 issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology and the program is posted on the AANP web site (www.aanp-jnen.com/meeting.html/#SSAPPP). Please consult the program booklet for further details.
Platform Sessions: Capitol North and Capitol Center Ballrooms
Display panels for the poster sessions will consist of 4´ x 8´ (1.23 x 2.46 m) poster boards mounted horizontally at a convenient viewing level. At the top of your poster, there should be a heading indicating the title, author(s) and institution(s). The lettering for this section should not be less than 2.5 cm (1") high. A copy of the abstract, in large typescript, should be posted in the upper lefthand corner. Studies alluded to in the text must be referenced. Captions should be brief and labels few and clear. It is helpful if the sequence to be followed in studying your material is indicated by numbers, letters or arrows.
Please take your own push-pins (preferably 5/8" long) to the meeting. Thumb tacks are not adequate to fasten your display to the poster boards. PUSH-PINS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
The annual business meeting, will held on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at 12 o´clock noon and 12:15 pm, respectively.
A reception for the attendees and guests will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on Friday evening, June 9 in the Garden Courtyard from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be hors d´oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is $10 for faculty/staff and $5 for students/residents/fellows. Tickets may be purchased on the registration form, or at the meeting.
The Special Course for the Atlanta meeting, The Hippocampus in Health and Disease, has been organized by President Suzanne S. Mirra and Bradley T. Hyman. The program will include the following topics and speakers:
President Suzanne S. Mirra has organized the Symposium to be held on Sunday morning, June 11. Dr. Mirra´s Presidential Address is entitled The Neuropathology of Alzheimer´s Disease: A Gray Matter.
Dr. Douglas C. Wallace will speak on Mitochondrial Genetics and Neurodegeneration, and Dr. Maria Grazia Spillantini on Tau, Alpha-Synuclein, and Neurodegeneration. As part of the Symposium, the Matthew T. Moore Distinguished Lecture, entitled The Neuropathology of Drosophila, will be presented by Dr. Seymour Benzer. Saul R. Korey Lecture
Saul R. Korey Lecture
Dr. Mary Case, Professor of Pathology at Washington University and Chief Medical Examiner of St. Louis County, will present the Saul R. Korey lecture, entitled Neuropathology and Forensic Pathology: A Natural Synergism. Diagnostic Slide Session
Diagnostic Slide Session
Slides and protocols for the Annual Diagnostic Slide Session may be purchased for $40 USD. Foreign checks, must be issued through an American Bank with a proper routing number. If payment is made by an institutional check, please make certain that the recipient´s name is listed on the check or the accompanying paperwork. Checks should be made payable to "Diagnostic Slide Session" and sent to:
Leroy R. Sharer, M.D.Only a limited number of slide sets are available and limited to one per person. Slide delivery before the meeting cannot be guaranteed for any order received after May 8, 2000.
The American Association of Neuropathologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Annual Meeting is approved for credit under Category 1 on an hour-to-hour basis of attendance at the Scientific Sessions and the Presidential Symposium, and the AANP designates this continuing medical education activity for 17 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician´s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. In addition, the AANP certifies the Special Course as a continuing medical education activity and meets the criteria for 6 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician´s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.
|AANP NEWS ITEMS|
A high quality program has been assembled for this Congress with renowned international speakers. This is a great chance to meet your fellow leaders in neuropathology and neuroscience from many different countries world-wide.
The Congress places particular emphasis on the new information presented in Poster form. A huge well-lit, airy hall has been selected for the poster display and 2 hours in the middle of the day for poster viewing. An innovative feature of this Congress is the "Hot Topics at Tea-Time" poster discussions. The International Society of Neuropathology is your Society. How about volunteering as a discussant for the "Hot Topics" in your research or clinical pathology area - just e-mail Roy Weller (email@example.com).
Abstracts have been submitted over a wide range of subjects with a particular emphasis on the areas so central to the work of practising neuropathologists - especially dementias and other neurodegerarative diseases and, of course, nervous system tumors.
If you have not done so, it is still possible to submit an abstract by e-mailing or faxing it to:
Roy Weller (firstname.lastname@example.org)Early registration for the Congress closes on June 30, 2000don´t miss it! Enjoy the science, Britain and Europe.
Registration, and Information about the Congress and satellite symposia in Oxford, Dublin and London are available on the web site, www.neuropathology2000.co.uk.
2002:Marriott Denver City Center, Denver, CO, June 19 - 24, 2002
|COMMITTEES and MEMBERSHIPS|
Our Committees play a pivotal role in the operation of our 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.
Jeanette J. Townsend, Chair
Barbara J. Crain, Chair
Thomas J. Montine, Chair
Jonathan D. Fratkin, Chair
Bette K. DeMasters, Chair
COMMITTEE FOR PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS
Clayton A. Wiley, Chair
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
Mauro C. Dal Canto
The following applications have been reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Executive Council for final approval at the Annual Meeting:
Barbara H Amaker, MD
*From AFFILIATE to ACTIVE membership
Reuben V Cuison, MD
Sylvester Chidi Chima, MD
REQUEST SENIOR STATUS
Masazumi Adachi, MD, ScD
Mariano M. Alvira, MD
Michael L Anderson, MD, PhD
|AANP & NEWSLETTER INFORMATION|
American Association of Neuropathologists
Vice-President for Professional Affairs
|Other Executive Council Members
Mauro C. Dal Canto
Dennis W. Dickson
Michael N. Hart
E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte
Jeannette J. Townsend
John Q. Trojanowski
Awards - Barbara J. Crain
Constitution - Thomas J. Montine
International Congresses - Bernardino Ghetti
Membership - Jonathan D. Fratkin
Professional Affairs - Clayton A. Wiley
Program - Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
International Society of Neuropathology Councilors
Mauro C. Dal Canto, M.D.
Hannah Chase Kinney, M.D.
David N. Louis, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel P. Perl, M.D.
William O. Whetsell, Jr, M.D.
Archivist - Richard Laverne Davis
Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Editor - Michael N. Hart
Managing Editor - Eileen S. Healy
Joseph E. Parisi
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