Annual Park City Update

Course Focus: Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases


Overview

This incredibly timely virtual course is focused on infectious diseases and inflammatory lesions and consists of case-based presentations by distinguished clinical and pathology faculty from the University of Utah, along with renowned keynote speakers, including Dr. Laura Lamps, Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, Director of Pulmonary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic.

The primary objective of this course is to strengthen and reinforce your ability to recognize common and unusual infections and inflammatory lesions in almost every organ system, from the central nervous system to the skin, with an emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Faculty speakers include clinical specialists from hepatology, microbiology, and molecular pathology disciplines, as well as expert pathologists in the fields of hematopathology, neuropathology, dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, genitourinary pathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, and gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. This year’s Update will feature COVID-19 pulmonary pathology and diagnostic testing, as well as five presentations on diagnostic approaches to infections of the gastrointestinal tract and liver and highly relevant emerging infections. Updates on inflammatory lesions and infections will be provided in almost every pathology subspecialty. This course will offer critical new information on virus-mediated tumors of the head and neck, human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated and non-HPV-associated endocervical adenocarcinoma, inflammatory lesions in genitourinary and breast pathology, as well as a practical approach to the diagnosis of gastrointestinal lymphomas.

Please join us for this exciting and timely Update from experts in the field to advance and diversify your knowledge and skills in the areas of infectious disease and inflammatory pathology. Enhance your ability to detect infectious diseases in your surgical pathology cases and provide excellent patient care.


Keynote Speakers

Laura Lamps, MD

Laura Lamps, MD

Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Dept. of Pathology, University of Michigan
Patient Safety Officer, University of Michigan Health System

Dr. Laura Webb Lamps, MD is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan Department of Pathology, and the first Patient Safety Officer for the University of Michigan Hospital System. Dr. Lamps, originally from Auburn, Alabama, received her B.S. degree from Davidson College, followed by her M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1992. She also completed her residency and surgical pathology fellowship training at Vanderbilt. She joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1998, where until February of 2017 she was Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, as well as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Risk and Safety.

Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. She has received multiple teaching awards, and has been invited as a visiting professor or course faculty at over 60 institutions throughout the country and the world. She has authored numerous papers and abstracts, particularly in her primary area of interest, the study of infectious diseases of the liver and GI tract. She is the co-author or author of several major pathology textbooks including Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections; Diagnostic Pathology: Normal Histology; and Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlation. She has also contributed numerous book chapters to texts including Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, which is regarded as the most widely used GI textbook in the world. She is one of four editors of the recently published 11th edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology. Until March of 2017, she served as the chair of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Education Committee.

Dr. Lamps lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Paul Ward, and their rescue corgi, Henry. She is active in animal welfare efforts, and served on the board and as the past President of the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals. She is an avid knitter, cook, and substitute yoga instructor.

Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD

Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD

Director of Pulmonary Pathology, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Mukhopadhyay is Director of Pulmonary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Associate Editor (Pulmonary) of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He attended medical school in India and completed pathology residency training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences followed by a second pathology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY). After a pulmonary pathology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), he was recruited back to Syracuse and stayed on as faculty for next 6 years, rising to the rank of tenured Associate Professor in 2011. In 2013, he joined the department of pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. His interests include granulomatous lung diseases (including infections), interstitial lung disease, and lung cancer. The pulmonary pathology service at Cleveland Clinic signs out 5000 cases a year and supports a large group of ILD pulmonologists and several thoracic surgeons. The lung transplant service is one of the busiest in the world.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay has authored more than 100 publications in indexed, peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of a lung pathology textbook published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. His studies have been published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, Chest and Thorax. In 2011, he was invited to join the faculty of the prestigious USCAP Long Course in Pulmonary Pathology. He has received several teaching awards, served on the abstract review committees of the USCAP and CAP for several years, moderated platform sessions at USCAP, and taught two USCAP Short Courses. Since 2016, he has pioneered the use of online platforms for teaching lung pathology globally, first-authored a landmark study that led to FDA approval for whole slide imaging for primary diagnosis in surgical pathology in the United States, and authored studies of the effects of vaping on the lung and autopsy findings in COVID-19 that have generated intense interest in the media and online. Dr. Mukhopadhyay was recently featured in a New York Times video on COVID-19 and ARDS that has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

Course Director

Gillian L. Hale, MD, MPH

Gillian L. Hale, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Gillian L. Hale is a medical director of anatomic pathology at ARUP Laboratories and an assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Hale received her medical degree from George Washington University. She then completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency and a gastrointestinal and liver pathology fellowship, both at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Hale is a member of the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Diseases and her research interests include infections of the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

Faculty

Marc Barry, MD

Marc Barry, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Marc Barry is a medical director of anatomic pathology at ARUP Laboratories and an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from University College Dublin before completing an anatomic pathology residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Following his residency, Dr. Barry completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then continued on to finish both a medical renal pathology fellowship and a urologic pathology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Barry is board certified in anatomic pathology and is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists. He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Registrar’s Prize for Research from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, the Research Scholarship Award from the College of American Pathology Foundation, and for Excellence in Urologic Resident Education from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Barry’s research interests include clinicopathologic questions in medical renal and urologic pathology as well as epidemiologic and translation aspects of urologic neoplasia.

Marc R. Couturier, PhD

Marc R. Couturier, PhD

Medical Director, Microbial Immunology; Medical Director, Parasitology and Fecal Testing; Medical Director, Infectious Disease Antigen Testing, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Couturier is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his PhD in medical microbiology and immunology with a specialty in bacteriology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Couturier served as a research associate/post-doctoral fellow at the Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health and completed a medical microbiology fellowship (ABMM) at the University of Utah. His research interests include Helicobacter pylori diagnostics and population prevalence, in particular identifying populations with increased risk of infection and reduced access to medical care. Dr. Couturier also has a research focus aimed at developing improved diagnostics for emerging agents of infectious gastroenteritis. He is board certified in medical microbiology, and a member of the American Society for Microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Couturier is the program director for the Medical Microbiology fellowship at the University of Utah/ARUP.

Christian J. Davidson, MD

Christian J. Davidson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Davidson is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After receiving his MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed his anatomic pathology residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his neuropathology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. Dr. Davidson is a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists. In addition, he has a longstanding interest in molecular tumorigenesis of brain tumors, specifically the diffuse gliomas and NF2-related tumors.

Scott Florell, MD

Scott Florell, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Scott Florell is an associate professor of dermatology. With an interest in the education, career development, and mentoring of residents, Dr. Florell has been the Residency Program Director for the Department of Dermatology since 2010. He is a reviewer for several dermatopathology and dermatology journals and has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles with an emphasis on familial melanoma, nevus phenotype among familial melanoma kindreds, and cutaneous oncology. Dr. Florell is particularly interested in the research of melanoma and pigmented lesions.

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, MD

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, MD

Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco graduated from medical school in Mexico and completed post-graduate medical education in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in both Mexico and the United States, where he recently completed fellowship training in Transplant Hepatology at the prestigious Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. His main clinical and research interests include the management of chronic viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic liver disease and liver transplantation. He has published many research articles on these and other topics and has authored several book chapters pertaining to liver diseases. Dr. Gallegos-Orozco recently joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.

David R. Hillyard, MD

David R. Hillyard, MD

Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Hillyard is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Hillyard received his MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training was in anatomic and clinical pathology, with fellowships in medical microbiology and microbial genetics.

Jolanta Jedrzkiewicz, MD

Jolanta Jedrzkiewicz, MD

Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Jolanta Jedrzkiewicz is a medical director at ARUP Laboratories and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Jedrzkiewicz received her medical degree from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Utah. She then completed a surgical pathology fellowship at MD Anderson and a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Jedrzkiewicz is board certified and her research interests include diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with special interest in tumors of the appendix.

Lesley C. Lomo, MD

Lesley C. Lomo, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Lomo is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as fellowships in women’s and perinatal pathology, breast pathology, and cytopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Lomo is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists. Her research interests include education techniques for pathology trainees and medical students, neoplastic and non-neoplastic endometrial pathology, and biomarkers of malignancy risk in preneoplastic epithelial breast disease.

Karen A. Moser, MD

Karen A. Moser, MD

Medical Director, Hemostasis/Thrombosis Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Karen A. Moser is the medical director of the hemostasis and thrombosis laboratory. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Moser received her medical degree from Saint Louis University. She then completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency and a hematopathology fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Moser is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematology. Her research interests include laboratory hemostasis and thrombosis testing and medical education.

Maria A. Pletneva, MD, PhD

Maria A. Pletneva, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology; Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Director, University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Pletneva is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed the Medical Scientist Training Program and earned her MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as fellowships in hematopathology and surgical pathology with concentration in gastrointestinal pathology at University of Michigan. Her research interests include improvement of diagnostic tools for graft-versus-host disease and novel diagnostic approaches and predictive factors for lymphoproliferative neoplasms.

Anton Rets, MD, PhD

Anton Rets, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Rets is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD at Perm State Academy of Medicine in Russia. He served as an anatomical and clinical pathology resident at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and a hematopathology fellow at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Rets is board certified in hematopathology, anatomic pathology, and clinical pathology. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Rets’ professional interests include red blood cell disorders, non-neoplastic hematology, and precursor lymphoid neoplasms.

Patricia R. Slev, PhD

Patricia R. Slev, PhD

Section Chief of Immunology, ARUP Laboratories
Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine

Patricia R. Slev, PhD, is the section chief of Immunology at ARUP and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She earned her PhD in immunology and laboratory medicine from the University of Florida, Gainesville and completed a fellowship in clinical chemistry at the University of Utah. Dr. Slev’s research interests are in immunogenetics and pathogen interactions, particularly HIV and viral hepatitis.

Benjamin L. Witt, MD

Benjamin L. Witt, MD

Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology and Section Head, Cytopathology, ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Witt is an associate professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he serves as the Director of Cytopathology, the Section Head of Head and Neck pathology, as well as the residency rotation director for Cytopathology. Dr. Witt received his MD at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine and completed his AP/CP pathology residency at the University of Chicago (NorthShore) where he served as the chief resident during his last two years. He also completed a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty boards in cytopathology. His research interests include studies related to fine-needle aspiration and head and neck pathology.


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Contact

For more information about this conference, please contact Breanna Russell at breanna.russell@aruplab.com.