President’s Letter

On behalf of the Chicago Pathology Society, we welcome you to our 2012-2013
lecture series. Illinois Registry meetings take place at 7:00 P.M. at the Medical
Examiner’s Office on the fourth Monday of the month from September through
April, except as noted on the IRAP schedule. The regular meetings occur on the
second Monday of the month at the UIC research building (909 S. Wolcott), except
for the annual slide seminar on May 13 (presented by Dr. Jeffrey Myers) which
occurs in Room 500 at Rush.

Membership dues are $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) and free for emeritus
members and trainees. Regular and emeritus members may receive slides from the
Illinois Registry for an additional $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) or $50 for
trainees, and you must complete the attached member update form. This will be
your only dues notification. Please pay your dues online at our website, by clicking here or by mailing your check and updated member form to the Secretary, Dr.August. IRAP and lecture handouts are also posted on our website, here.

Make sure to confirm that we have your correct e-mail address, as all
correspondence is sent via e-mail. You will receive an email reminder if you have
already paid for the upcoming year. If you have not paid your dues for the past 2
years, then your name will be removed from the CPS roster and email list.
Our first meeting will be on September 24 at the Medical Examiner’s office when
University of Illinois will present the Illinois Registry slide seminar. Please note
that you need to sign in at the entrance of the ME office due to new security
rules. (There will still be a separate attendance sheet.) Our second meeting will be
at the University of Illinois on October 8; Dr. Kim Allison from the Stanford
University will present “Understanding the Clinical Impact of Your Diagnosis:
Lessons learned from the other side of the microscope, based on her personal fight
with stage 3 breast cancer.” For more info, visit her website (
). The Pathology Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a
dinner reception prior to this meeting.

We are sponsoring a research competition for residents again this year. An
announcement is included in this email. Please encourage any resident to enter.
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2012. Cash prizes will be awarded
and the winners will present their work on February 11, 2013.

PRA category I (CME) credits will be available; one hour for lectures at the
University of Illinois and two hours for the IRAP slide seminars from the College
of American Pathologists (CAP) for a total of more than 20 hours. There is no
better deal around. CME credit will only be given to members in good standing.
Evaluations will be performed online through SurveyMonkey, per CAP

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Chicago Pathology
Society event.

Registration for Annual Meeting

Please note that you can NOW REGISTER EITHER USING A PAPER FORM OR VIA PAYPAL ON THE CHICAGO PATHOLOGY SOCIETY WEBSITE!  You must register by MAY 3.  To register online, click here.

ALSO…NEW THIS YEAR!  You can pay your 2012-2013 dues using PayPal on the Chicago Pathology Society website AT THE SAME TIME!  We encourage you to take advantage of this “one stop shopping” and avoid the higher dues rate for late payment!

For any questions, please contact Carey August, Chicago Pathology
Society secretary at: or at 773-296-5416.

CPS Annual Slide Seminar

Annual Slide Seminar

Soft Tissue Pathology

Christopher D.M. Fletcher, MD, FRCPath

Director, Surgical Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Professor of Pathology,Harvard Medical School

DATE: Monday, May 14, 2012

5:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.

Rush University, Searle Conference Center (Room 500)

1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612

Parking available in the Rush main parking structure

Cocktails 5:30-6:30; Dinner 6:30-7:15; Lecture 7:15-9:00.

2012 Chicago Pathology Society Resident Research Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Chicago Pathology Society Resident Research Competition:

 1st Place – Maria Tretiakova, U of Chicago – Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) Assay  A Novel Approach For Renal Tumor Typing

 2nd Place – Lei Zhao, U of Chicago – Macrophages in Early Lesions of Crescentic Glomerulonephritis

 3rd Place – Mei Lin Bissonnette, U of Chicago – MicroRNA Expression Analysis Suggests Genetic Similarity Among Urachal Adenocarcinoma Morphologic Variants


Please join us for presentations of their work at the February 13 Chicago Pathology Society meeting.

Resident research competition

The Chicago Pathology Society is conducting a residents’ research competition. The work may be recently completed or ongoing and the resident should be first author of the research. The work may be unpublished or published as an abstract or manuscript. Abstracts that are submitted for the 2012 USCAP meeting are welcome.

The review committee will select three prizewinners. The prizewinners will give a 20-minute presentation of each paper, followed by discussion, at the February 13, 2012 meeting of the Chicago Pathology Society. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Submissions should consist of a summary of the work and may include images or tables. Submissions should be sent by to Dr. Anthony Chang by December 15, 2011. Electronic submissions are encouraged. All submission should be sent to the address below. A flyer regarding the competition can be downloaded here. Please post it in your department.

Anthony Chang, M.D.
President, The Chicago Pathology Society
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave
MC 6101
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 834-3426
Fax: (773) 834-7644