New Frontiers in Pathology honors the legacy of Dr. Bertram Schnitzer

By Lynn McCain | October 20 2022

The New Frontiers in Pathology Annual Meeting once again met in person at The Graduate hotel in Ann Arbor, September 29 – October 1 as well as by Zoom. Once registration was efficiently completed by Shirley Hoffman, participants enjoyed the comfortable accommodations and delicious meals and snacks provided by The Graduate.

Each day, many Michigan Medicine Pathology faculty presented complex case studies in the fields of cytopathology, neuropathology, hematopathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, hepatobiliary, breast, placental, genitourinary, pediatric, and thoracic pathology.

On Thursday, Dr. Liron Pantanowitz presented on the Evolution of Digital Pathology remotely, as he regretfully was under the weather that day. In addition, breakout sessions on Pathology of the Tubular Gut (Drs. Karen Choi and Scott Owens), Hepatobiliary Pathology (Drs. Maria Westerhoff and Nora Joseph), and Gynecologic Pathology (Drs. Stephanie Skala and Douglas Rottmann) rounded out the day.

Friday launched bright and early with a 7:30 am continental breakfast followed by several more complex case studies. Dr. Henry Appelman gave an overview of 50 years of GI Pathology, peppered with humor and classic photos from the past. Breakout sessions focused on Dermatopathology (Drs. May Chan and Paul Harms), Genitourinary Pathology (Drs. Angela Wu and Priya Kunju) and Breast Pathology (Drs. Sara Abbott and Celina Kleer) were also greatly enjoyed. The day concluded with a dinner in the Graduate Hotel’s Huron Ballroom where the legacy of Dr. Betram Schnitzer was honored.

Saturday’s agenda was dedicated to Dr. Schnitzer’s legacy as each presenter focused on hematopathology cases exhibiting lessons learned from Dr. Schnitzer. Dr. Eric Hsi, Chair of Pathology from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, gave the A. James French Lecture on Diffuse Aggressive Monomorphic B-cell Lymphomas. As the conference wrapped up, there was a general buzz about the audience as they reflected on what was learned and made plans to attend next year’s conference to be held October 26-28, 2023. Be sure to mark your calendars now to save the date and join us for the 2023 New Frontiers in Pathology!