American Association of Neuropathologists
Volume 11, Number 2     May, 2000

2000 Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA
     Meeting, Special Course and Reception
     Hotel Information
     Airport Transportation
Annual Meeting Information
     Pre-Registration Pick-Up
     Poster Information
     Speaker Ready/Microscope Viewing Room
     Notice for Authors of Abstracts
     Scientific Sessions
     Poster Presentations
     Business Meeting
     Special Course
     Presidential Symposium
     Saul R. Korey Lecture
     Diagnostic Slide Session
     CME Credit

AANP News Items
     International Congress of Neuropathology
     Future Meetings
Committee and Membership Information
     1999-2000 Committees
AANP & Newsletter Information
     Other Executive Council Members
     Committee Chairs
     Journal & Newsletter


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).


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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.


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The approximate price of transportation from the Airport to Downtown Atlanta is as follows:

Taxi $25.00 (one-way)
Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service $12.00
MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) $1.50 (one-way)

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.

Atlanta, Georgia June 8-11, 2000

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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.

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Multi-headed microscopes and preview slide projection equipment will be available for use, in Conference Room #31, at the following times:

Wednesday, June 6      7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 7      7:00 am 5:30 pm
Friday, June 8      7:00 am 5:30 pm
Saturday June 9      7:00 am 5:30 pm

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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.

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"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)

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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 ( Please consult the program booklet for further details.

Platform Sessions:   Capitol North and Capitol Center Ballrooms
Poster Sessions:   Capitol South Ballroom

Poster Presentations
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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.

Business Meeting
(12 noon, Friday & Saturday, June 9 & 10)

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The annual business meeting, will held on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at 12 o´clock noon and 12:15 pm, respectively.

(Friday evening, June 9)

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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.

Special Course
(Thursday, June 8)

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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:

Introductory Remarks.
Suzanne S. Mirra (Brooklyn, NY)

Neuroanatomic Considerations of the Hippocampus and Parahippocampal Gyrus in the Human Brain.
Gary W. Van Hoesen (Iowa City, IA)

The Hippocampus and Alzheimer´s Disease.
Bradley T. Hyman (Boston, MA)

The Hippocampus in Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
 Dennis Dickson (Jacksonville, FL)

Clinical Studies of the Hippocampus in Aging and Alzheimer´s disease.
Ronald C. Petersen (Rochester, MN)

The Hippocampus, Memory, and Aging: Experimental Approaches.
Carol A. Barnes (Tucson, AZ)

The Medial Temporal Lobe, the Hippocampus and the Memory Systems of the Brain.
Larry R. Squire (La Jolla, CA)

The Hippocampus and Epilepsy.
Dawna L. Armstrong (Houston, TX)

Presidential Symposium
(Sunday, June 11)

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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
(11 AM, Saturday, June 10)

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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
(8 PM, Saturday, June 10)

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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.
Department of Pathology
New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-972-4770
Fax: 973-972-5933
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.

CME Credit

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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.

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Attendees pre-registered and prepaid for the Special Course and/or Meeting may pick up their name badge, course materials, abstract booklet and registration receipt on Wednesday evening, June 6, from 7-9 pm at the AANP Registration Desk at the Rotunda Booth, on the ballroom level. Tickets to the Reception also may be purchased at that time.

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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 (

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 (
Fax +44 2380 796603
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,


Return to Table of Contents2001:Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, June 21 - 24, 2001
2002:Marriott Denver City Center, Denver, CO, June 19 - 24, 2002

Update on the XIVth International Congress of Neuropathology
Birmingham, UK, 3-6th September 2000
Prof Weller, Chairman of the Scientific Committee

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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
John Q. Trojanowski
Bernardino Ghetti
E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte



Barbara J. Crain, Chair
Catherine Bergeron
Meena Bhatacharjee
Mila Blaivas
Venkat R. Challa
Stephen Coons
Gregory N. Fuller
Marla Gearing
Benjamin Gelman
Brian Harding
Christine Hulette
Thomas J. Montine
Miguel A. Pappolla
Cedric. S. Raine
Marc K. Rosenblum
Julie Schneider
Tarik Tihan
Juan Troncoso
Harry V. Vinters
William O. Whetsell, Jr.



Thomas J. Montine, Chair
Janet M. Bruner
Daron G. Davis



Jonathan D. Fratkin, Chair
David A. Boudreaux
Peter T. Ostrow
Cheryl Ann Palmer
William W. Pendlebury
Robert E. Mrak
John B. Schweitzer



Bette K. DeMasters, Chair
Jeffrey A. Golden, Co-Chair
Bradley T. Hyman
David N. Louis
Albee Messing
Stephen A. Moore



Clayton A. Wiley, Chair
Suzanne S. Mirra
Douglas C. Miller
Gary S. Pearl
Catherine Bergeron
Mauro C. Dal Canto
Margaret Z. Jones
Joseph E. Parisi
James M. Powers
Harry V. Vinters
Karen M. Weidenheim




Bernardino Ghetti


Mauro C. Dal Canto
Hannah Chase Kinney
David N. Louis
Daniel P. Perl
William O. Whetsell, Jr.



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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
Daniel J Brat, MD, PhD
Daniel F Brown, MD*
Charleen T Chu, MD,PhD
Mel B Feany, MD, PhD
Robert A Garman, DVM **
Kenneth D Hutchins, MD
Catriona A McLean, MD
Hiroyuki Nakayama, DVM, PhD
Piero Parchi, MD
Ravi Raghavan, MD
Emilie Rouah, MD
Manfred Sell, MD
Yasuo Sugita, MD, PhD
Manuel F Utset, MD, PhD

*From AFFILIATE to ACTIVE membership
**From ASSOCIATE to ACTIVE membership



Reuben V Cuison, MD
Kar-Ming Fung, MD, PhD
Murat Gokden, MD
Tara Morrison, MD
Gina M Nelson, MD, PhD
John R Parker, MD
Alice B Schultz, MD
Pamela Bernadette Sequeira, MD
Jane H Uyehara-Lock, MD
Mary Beth Vono, MD



Sylvester Chidi Chima, MD
Linda M Dallasta, MD, PhD
Donald Lowell Price, Jr, MD
Masaki Takao, MD



Masazumi Adachi, MD, ScD
Arthur K Asbury, MD
Larry J Embree, MD
Joel B Kirkpatrick, MD
Carl M Leventhal, MD
A Julio Martinez. MD
Franklin Robinson, MD
Marius P Valsamis, MD



Mariano M. Alvira, MD
Barry J Cooper, PhD, MD
Yan-Ling Gao, MD
Mark R Glasberg, MD
Bill Stroop, PhD
Takehiko Yanagihara, MD



Michael L Anderson, MD, PhD
Sydney D Finkelstein, MD
Joseph J Gilbert, MD
Robert L Hazelrigg, MD
H Mei Liu, MD
Janet M Miles, MD
Kenneth A Osterberg, MD
Sung-Hye Park
Michael S Pollanen, MD
Zlatoia Savici, MD
William A Sheremata, MD
Don Wang, MD
Itaru Watanabe, MD

1999 2000 COMMITTEES
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American Association of Neuropathologists
Office of the Secretary-Treasurer
Department of Lab Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: (507) 284-3394
Fax:   (507) 284-1599
Home page:


Suzanne S. Mirra

Dawna L. Armstrong

Stephen J. De Armond

Peter C. Burger

Vice-President for Professional Affairs
Clayton A. Wiley

Joseph E. Parisi

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Mark L. Cohen

Other Executive Council Members
Mauro C. Dal Canto
Dennis W. Dickson
Bernardino Ghetti
Michael N. Hart
E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte
Jeannette J. Townsend
John Q. Trojanowski
Committee Chairs
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

Official Journal
Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology

Editor - Michael N. Hart
Managing Editor - Eileen S. Healy
Newsletter Editor
Joseph E. Parisi
Copyright 2000, American Association of Neuropathologists © 2023