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American Association of Neuropathologists 2017 Meeting

Scientific Presentations (Neuropathology member in bold; trainees with asterisk)

  1. Platform (Abstract 10): Targeted NGS of paired tumor and normal DNA reveals frequent cancer predisposing germline alterations in neuro-oncology patients. David Solomon, Nancy Joseph, Jessica van Ziffle, Eric Talevich, Courtney Onodera, James Grenert, Iwei Yeh, Boris Bastian.
  2. Platform (Abstract 17): The E274D Variant of p62/SQSTM1 increases the risk of sporadic inclusion body myositis. Marta Margeta, Jennifer Cotter, Xianhong Wang, Natasa Djordjevic.
  3. Platform (Abstract 20): Total and regulatory T cell counts are higher in HIV-associated than sporadic T cell-mediated inflammatory myopathies. Jennifer Cotter, Marta Margeta.
  4. Platform (Abstract 25): Global reduction in H3K27me3 is a molecular surrogate for pediatric posterior fossa- group A ependymomas. Pooja Panwalkar, Jonathan Clark, Vijay Ramaswamy, Debra Hawes, Fuseng Yang, Christopher Dunham, Stephen Yip, Juliette Hukin, Yilun Sun, Matthew Schipper, Ashley Margo, Melike Pekmezci, Chan Chung, Adam Banda, Sarah J. Curry, Mariarita Santi, Fausto Rodriguez, Matija Snuderl, Amanda M. Saratsis, Craig Horbinski, Marcel Kool, Stephan M. Pfister, Michael D. Taylor, Cynthia Hawkins, Andrey Korshunov, Alexander R. Judkins, Sriram Venneti.
  5. Platform (Abstract 27): Genetic features of astroblastoma by targeted next-generation sequencing: Lack of unifying alterations across eight cases. Matthew Wood, Arie Perry, Andrey Korshunov, Geeta Chacko, Cunfeng Pu, Christopher Payne, Serguei Bannykh, Clinton Turner, Tarik Tihan, David Solomon.
  6. Platform (Abstract 30): Genetic susceptibility and evolution of pediatric IDH-mutant infiltrating astrocytomas. Cheng-Ying Ho, Peter Burger, Fausto Rodriguez, David Solomon, Sabine Mueller, Daniel Boue, Brent Orr, Alberto Broniscer, Mahtab Tehrani, James Dollar, Jeremy Goecks.
  7. Platform (Abstract 115): Identification of alpha-synuclein in enteroendocrine cells suggests a direct route of pathologic spread in Parkinson’s Disease Annie Hiniker, Rashmi Chandra, Yien-Ming Kuo, Robert Nussbaum, Rodger Liddle.
  8. Poster (Abstract 52): Astrocytic tau deposition is frequent in Alzheimer disease. Amber Nolan*, Elisa De Paula Franca Resende, Cathrine Petersen, Alexander Ehrenberg, Salvatore Spina, Bruce Miller, William Seeley, Lea Grinberg.
  9. Poster (Abstract 61): Ependymoma can arise as part of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) syndrome: Molecular confirmation. Areli K. Cuevas-Ocampo*, Andrew W. Bollen, Benjamin Goode, Kristian Pajtler, Lucas Chavez, Tanvi Sharma, Sun-Chuan Dai, Michael McDermott, Arie Perry, Andrey Korshunov, David Solomon.
  10. Poster (Abstract 69): Pathologic features of neonatal centronuclear myopathy associated with A618T dynamin-2 mutation. Amber Nolan*, Marta Margeta.
  11. Poster (Abstract 76): Anaplastic diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor, two cases. Juan Mercado-Acosta, Kenneth Fallon, James Hackney, Arie Perry.
  12. Poster (Abstract 81): Anaplastic transformation in a pilocytic astrocytoma. Giselle Lopez*, Arie Perry, Marilyn Li, Brian Harding, Mariarita Santi.
  13. Poster (Abstract 86): Clinicopathologic features of the new entity CNS high-grade neuroepithelial tumor with BCOR alteration. Sean Ferris*, Joanna Phillips, Andrew Bollen, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  14. Poster (Abstract 161): A case of Multiple System Atrophy in the Medical Examiner setting. Christopher Liverman*, Eric Huang, Harminder Narula, Ellen Moffatt.
  15. Poster (Abstract 204): Genomic analysis of choroid plexus tumors reveals TERT alterations in atypical papillomas and recurrent chromosomal gains. Julieann Lee*, Eric Talevich, Courtney Onodera, Jessica Van Ziffle, Nancy Joseph, Iwei Yeh, Boris Bastian, Aleli Siongco, Claudia Greco, Joanna Phillips, Andrew Bollen, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.

Invited Lectures and Additional Society Leadership Roles

  1. AANP President: Arie Perry
  2. Membership Committee Member: Melike Pekmezci
  3. Program Committee Member: Giselle Lopez*
  4. Program Committee Member: Annie Hiniker
  5. Special Course Lecture: Next Generation Sequencing: An Ancillary Diagnostic Tool for CNS Tumors: David Solomon
  6. Special Course Lecture: Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Infections: Steve Miller (not part of NP but still part of our department)
  7. Special Course Lecture: Recent Progress in the Genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Matt State (not part of NP but still part of our group of neuro-related specialties)
  8. Special Course Lecture: Young Neuron Migration in the Human Brain: Insights into Neurodevelopmental Diseases: Eric Huang
  9. Presidential Symposium Lecture: Innovative Approaches to Neuropathology Teaching – Music: Arie Perry
  10. Session Moderator for Adult Tumors (Platform Session 2): Melike Pekmezci


United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2018 Meeting

Scientific Presentations (Neuropathology member in bold; trainees with asterisk)

  1. Poster: Histologic changes induced by traditional and micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. M Pekmezci, K Moussa, B Amoozgar, M Feinstein, M Bloomer, Y Han.
  2. Poster: Astrocytic tau deposition is frequent in Alzheimer disease and does not correlate with an atypical clinical presentation. A Nolan, E De Paula Franca Resende, C Petersen, A Ehrenberg, S Spina, W Seeley, L Grinberg.
  3. Poster: Clinicopathologic features of anaplastic myxopapillary ependymomas. J C Lee*, N Sharifai, S Dahiya, B K DeMasters, M Rosenblum, G F Reis, DA Solomon, T Tihan, A Perry.
  4. Poster: Lack of PD-1 and PD-L1 protein expression in pilocytic astrocytoma. N Sinha, J Phillips, A Ersen, T Tihan, D Gutmann, S Dahiya.
  5. Poster: Aberrant ATRX protein expression is associated with worse survival in NF1-associated malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. H-C Lu, A J Apicelli, V Eulo, M Pekmezci, A C Hirbe, S Dahiya
  6. Platform: The genetic landscape of gliomas arising after therapeutic radiation for childhood cancer. GY López*, AW Bollen, T Tihan, A Perry, DA Solomon.
  7. Platform: Grading considerations for meningeal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma. K Fritchie, S M Jenkins, F Rodriguez, A Guajardo, A Perry, A Wu, S Santagata, A B Kaplan, S Rossi, M Link, P Brown, K Jensch, F Haller, P Brastianos, D Louis, B Alexander, D Raleigh, J V Vega, F Ferrarese, D Brat, C Giannini.

Administrative Society Roles

  1. Elected to the Board of Directors for 2018-2020: Arie Perry
  2. Member of the Stout Award Committee: David Solomon

Educational Activities/Courses

  1. Companion Society Case Presenter: Ophthalmic Pathology: Melike Pekmezci
  2. Special Course Faculty: Molecular Diagnostic and Genomic Applications in Cancer: Arie Perry
  3. Short Course Faculty: WHO is Changing! A Survival Manual for Practicing Pathologists for the Upcoming Changes in Glial Tumor Classification and Its Impact on Routine Practice: Tarik Tihan
  4. Short Course Faculty: The Nerve of Some Nerve Sheath Tumors! A Practical Approach to Common Problems in Surgical Pathology: Arie Perry
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