[Histonet] Colorado Meeting at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

From:"Patsy Ruegg"

Don't miss the CSH meeting this year.  We are holding a combined meeting
with the Mountain States Cytotechnology Group.  The Stanely Hotel in Estes
Park is a historic land mark in Colorado.

2004 CSH Meeting

Additonal information and registration form are available on the CSH website
at http://www.coloradohisto.org

April 23 & 24, 2004

The Stanley Hotel (The Shinning was filmed here)
333 Wonderview Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Ph: (970) 586-3371
(800) 976-1377
Fx: (970) 586-4964

Friday:   12:30 - 1:00
Saturday: 7:30 - 8:00

Friday: 2:00 - 6:00
Saturday: 9:30 - 5:00

Friday, April 23rd
12:30 - 1:00    Registration
1:00  -  2:30   Class 1-A or 1-B
2:30  -  3:00   Break in the exhibitor area
3:00  -  4:30   Class 2-A or 2-B
4:30  -  6:00   Social

Saturday, April 24th
7:30  -  8:00    Registration
8:00  -  9:30    Class 3-A or 3-B
9:30  - 10:00    Break in the exhibitor area
10:00 - 11:30    Class 4-A or 4-C
11:30 -  1:00    Lunch in Exhibitor Area/CSH business meeting
1:00  -  2:30    Class 5-A or 5-B
2:30  -  3:00    Break in the exhibitor area
3:00  -  4:30    Class 6-A or 6-B
4:30  -  5:00    Vendo drawing in the exhibitor area

Hotel Reservations - March 10, 2004
CSH Pre-registration -  April 2, 2004

Friday afternoon, April 23, 2004

1-A. HPV
Dr. D. Joe Chaffin, M.D.
Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist, NCMC
This lecture will review the basis of HPV, current techniques utilized for
testing and why testing is important.

1-B. Intro to Frozen Sections
Ms. Stacey Langenberg, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histologist NCMC
This presentation will focus on frozen sections at an introductory level.
Topics will include reasons why frozen sections are performed, different
procedures, various
staining methods, and how far we have come since the beginning of frozen

2-A. Tissue Microarray
Dr. Meenakshi Singh, M.D.
Associate Director of Surgical Pathology, UCHSC.
Tissue microarray (TMA) technology, instrumentation, practical difficulties,
potential uses and analysis of TMA on immunohistochemistry sections will be

2-B. Intro to IHC
Ms. Donna Lawson, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Technical Trainer, Ventana Medical Systems
This introductory level workshop will focus on various types of clones and
the basis for which they are chosen.

Saturday Morning, April 24, 2004

3-A. Flow Cytometry
Dr. Richard Halbert, M.D.
Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist NCMC
The various uses of  Flow Cytometry and the theory behind it will be

3-B. Ergonomics/Microtomes
Ms. Jan Minshew  HT(ASCP) HTL
Marketing Manager, Leica Microsystems Inc.
Correct body mechanics, improved workplace ergonomics as well as proper and
safe uses of microtomes will be discussed.

4-A. Melanoma
Dr. Richard Halbert, M.D.
Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist NCMC
This presentation will focus on various markers for melanoma and why they

4-B. QIHC Exam Prep
Ms. Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP) QIHC
IHCtech, FitzSimmons Bioscience Park
This presentation will familiarize attendees with assignments for the  Q-IHC
practical exam. Pictures of slides stained for IHC and ISH will be shown.
Resources for obtaining Q-IHC exam tissues and reagents that may not be
available at many work places will be presented. References for IHC and ASCP
application forms will be distributed.

Saturday Afternoon, April 24, 2004

5-A. What Stains What Tumor
Dr. Alvin W. Martin M.D & Sheron Lear, HT (ASCP) HTL QIHC, University of
Louisville, Louisville, KY
The presenters will attempt to clarify the use of IHC in diagnostic surgical
pathology by demonstrating how antibodies are chosen and how their use
impacts diagnosis. A broad range of antibodies will be discussed.
Troubleshooting and interpretation difficulties will be addressed.

5-B. CSI/Vegas
Ms. Lindsay Sinn, AAPA (Fellow)
Manager Surgical Pathology, Laboratory Medicine Consultants, Las Vegas, NV
Interesting forensic cases will be discussed as well as  how the process
works from the standpoint of a death investigator. One case is entitled “The
Silver Bullet”. (Warning, pictures of a graphic nature will be shown.)

Dr. Alvin W. Martin M.D & Sheron Lear, HT (ASCP) HTL QIHC, University of
Louisville, Louisville, KY
Uses of new therapies that are directed at specific mediators of disease,
specifically Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) will be discussed. This
includes the
molecular biology of EGFR , how EGFR functions in tumors, and detection via

6-B. How Dyes Stain Tissue
Dr. Dick Dapson, PhD B.S., President, Co-owner, and Director of Research and
Marketing Anatech Ltd. Battle Creek, MI.
This presentation is designed to bring the  topic of dye-tissue interactions
to a new level of understanding. The influence of the stain environment
(solvent, pH, additives) on dye behavior will be explained as well as the
relationship between a dye’s structure and its solubility. Participants will
learn how molecular modeling software reveals
fascinating information on the “anatomy and physiology” of dyes, their
structure, shape and behavior.

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