Hot Topics in Rodent Pathology: Embryology, Microbiota, and More

September 25 - 27, 2016 • Raleigh, North Carolina


This is the 8th state-of-the-art biennial course that will focus on Hot Topics in Rodent Pathology: Embryology, Microbiota, and More. The previous seven courses were a great success and included: Reproductive Pathology (2002), Neuropathology (2004), Cardiopulmonary Pathology (2006), Immunopathology (2008), Hepatobiliary Pathology (2010), Urinary Pathology (2012) and Endocrine Pathology (2014). Each course has drawn approximately 100-150 attendees.

The course showcases local North Carolina pathology expertise as well as speakers from around the nation and world. It is designed to provide useful information on current issues and techniques in rodent pathology to research and diagnostic pathologists, pathologists-in-training and interested members of the research community.

The course this year features ~20 presentations covering state-of-the-art rodent endocrine system pathology and research as well as an interactive case presentation workshop led by Dr. Jerrold Ward including applied histopathology and hands-on evaluation of case material (please submit your problem cases early!).

Our keynote speaker will be announced soon

The sessions are didactic and cover basic and advanced techniques in handling and interpreting tissues, special techniques for diagnostics and a review of diseases of the rodent Endocrine system. Normal anatomy and histology will be covered, followed by presentations on mechanisms of disease, toxicologic pathology and animal models.

 Online registration will be available for 2016 Course May 2016


Download a .pdf of the brochure here