CB 399: Human Pathology for Graduate Students: the Hidden Science Fall 2009

Intellectual Unit:

Human Pathology for Graduate Students: the Hidden Science

Course Lecturers: Dr. Connie Cepko and Dr. Thomas Michel

Curriculum Fellow: Dr. Latishya Steele

Student Organizers: Kailin Yang, Valerie LeBleu, and Praveen Arany

With the increasing importance and development of translational research, histopathological findings are now more and more frequently used in scientific research. However, understanding their significance can be challenging to an untrained eye. Although medical students benefit a lot from a systematic training in pathology, graduate students within the HILS program have relatively fewer opportunities to get any formal training. Here we are presenting a half-day symposium aimed at providing graduate students with basic training in pathology via 4 interactive case study sessions. Speakers will include Mark Fleming, MD, DPhil, Sarah Flier, MD, Thomas Michel, MD, PhD, Bjorn R. Olsen, PhD, Andrew Rosenberg, MD, Frederick Schoen, MD, PhD, and Hikaru Sugimoto, MD, PhD.


1:00pm-1:40pm           Keynote Talk
                                   Speaker: Frederick J Schoen, MD, PhD
1:50pm-2:40pm           Case I: Pathology of Head and Neck (Moderator: Praveen Arany)
                                   Giant Cell Lesions of the Head and Neck
                                   Speaker: Andrew Rosenberg, MD
                                   Molecular Pathogenesis of a Giant Cell lesion - Cherubism
                                   Speaker: Bjorn Olsen, PhD
2:40pm-3:25pm           Case II: Pathology of Kidney (Moderator: Valerie LeBleu)
                                   A light at the end of the tubule: how to look at renal histology and histopathology
                                   Speaker: Hikaru Sugimoto, MD, PhD
3:25pm-3:40pm           Coffee Break
3:40pm-4:30pm           Case III: Pathology of Gastrointestinal Tract (Moderator: Valerie LeBleu)
                                   Journey to the center of the intestine: An introduction to GI pathology
                                   Speaker: Sarah Flier, MD
4:30pm-5:20pm           Case IV: Pathology of Blood and Bone Marrow (Moderator: Kailin Yang)
                                   Mechanisms of Iron Homeostasis and Inherited Iron Overload and Deficiency                                    Disorders
                                   Speaker: Mark Fleming, MD, DPhil
5:20pm-5:30pm           Concluding Remarks
                                   Speaker: Thomas Michel, MD, PhD
5:30pm-6:00pm           Wine Reception and Dinner

First Meeting: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 1 pm-6 pm

Location: TMEC Walter Amphitheater, 2nd Floor, Harvard Medical School

Second Meeting: TBD

Location: TBD

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