Texas Society for Histotechnology Convention

From:"Willis, Donna" (by way of Histonet)

If anyone is interested the Texas Society for Histotechnology annual
convention "The Sky's The Limit" will be April 3-6, 2003 at the J.W.
Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas.  Hotel Room reservations must be made by
March 13, 2003 to get our special rates.  The deadline to sign up for the
golf tournament that is scheduled for April 3, is March 17th.  Below you
will find a list of workshops and symposiums.  Pre-registration deadline for
classes is March 20, 2003.  If anyone has questions about the meeting they
can contact Gillian Rittman at 713-500-4359, Bonnie Whitaker at 713-500-5363
or Donna Willis at 817-878-5644.

Friday April 4, 2003
6:00 - 8:00pm President's Reception in Exhibit Area

Saturday April 5, 2003
7:00 - 8:00am  First-Timer's Breakfast
8:00 - 11:30 Workshop 1, 2, 3 and Symposium A/B and C/D
Workshop#1  Basic Histology- Hazel Dalton
Workshop#2  The Tissue Microarrayer:  Janet Quinones, Sabina Magedson
Workshop#3  Multi-Level Testing:"A Working Algorithm in IHC Assay
Development" - Carlos Genty
Symposium A/B  A. The Histotechnologist, Part of the Health Care
Professional Staff - Larry Langlois.  B.  How We Do Histology in Other Parts
of the World - Daniel Rosen, MD
Symposium C/D  C.  A Pathologist Looks at the Passion and Death of Jesus
Christ - Kevin McQuaid, MD.  D.  Forensics - Sparks Veasy, MD.

11:30 - 1:00pm  Luncheon, Membership Meeting/Business Meeting, TSH Awards

1:00 - 4:30pm  Workshop 4, 5, 6 and Symposium E/F and G/H/I
Workshop#4  Preparing for a CAP Inspection - Joe Nocito and Hector Hernandez
Workshop#5  Microwave Techniques for Histopathology - Steven Slap
Workshop#6  Microtomy:  The Melding of Art and Science - Jan Minshew
Symposium E/F  E.  Career Development - Denise Carpenter.  F.  Diversity -
Yolanda Davis
Symposium G/H/I  G.  The Relationship Between Cytology and Histology -
Debora Smith.  H.  Cutting Decalcified Bone for Histomorphometric Analysis -
Carol Johnston.  I.  Immunofluorescence in Renal Biopsies - Shamila
Mauiyyedi, MD.

6:00 - 7:30pm  Social Hour

Sunday April 6, 2003
8:00 -  11:30am  Workshop 7, 8, 9, 10 and Symposium J/K
Workshop#7  Antibodies for the New Millennium - David Tacha
Workshop#8  Basic Histopathology of the Heart, Lungs, Liver and Kidney -
Pamela Yones and Amy Bauer
Workshop#9  Basic Fundamentals of Fixation, Processing and Embedding - Kathy
Dwyer and Debbie Siena
Workshop#10  Performing and Troubleshooting Microwave Special Stains -
Shakun Parti
Symposium J/K  J.  Let Alcohol Clear Your Brain - Pamela Marcum.  K.  Using
Your Tissue Processor as a Problem-Solver - Pamela Marcum

I know this has been a lengthy e-mail but the Histonet is as usual the best
way to get the word out to other folks around the world.  We look forward to
see everyone at the meeting.

Donna Willis
Texas Society for Histotechnology
Membership Chair

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