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Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society

Welcome

    

Message from the President

At the beginning of 2013, I wish everyone had enjoyed a nice holiday and New Year. I am most honored to be able to serve you as the president of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society (HPHS) this year. We had an extremely successful meeting at the Companion Meeting in the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in last March at the Convention Center in Vancouver, BC. The theme of our program was on the update of liver disease. At the meeting, excellent talks on new developments in hepatic neoplasms, liver transplantation pathology and the pathology of acute liver injury and liver failure were given by our pathologist colleagues, Drs Park, Saxena, and Lefkowitch. Our clinician guest, Dr. Robert Fontana elegantly discussed the spectrum of drug-induced liver injury. Handouts from the meeting and other previous meetings can be found on the USCAP’s website (www.uscap.org).

Hepatic fibrosis is the result of virtually all chronic liver diseases. While the ultimate determination of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis is still based on histologic examination, our role as a pathologist in assessing hepatic fibrosis currently faces the increasing number of opportunities and challenges arising from the development of image modalities and biomarkers. The theme of our 2013 meeting focuses on update of liver fibrosis. The meeting will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013. We will hear about the up-to-date research on fibrosis from our pathologist colleague Dr. Alastair Burt and quantitative MR imaging biomarkers of liver fibrosis from our radiologist colleague Dr. Scott Reeder. After the coffee break a talk about assessment of fibrosis progression and regression in liver biopsy will be given by Dr. Pierre Bedossa. Finally, one of the leaders in hepatology, Dr. Jay Hoofnagle will give his clinical insight on the clinical evaluation and future perspectives of fibrosis in liver disease. We have put together an excellent program with outstanding speakers in these fields and we look forward to your attending.

I appreciate all of the members for their support of our society. The dues that you pay to be part of the HPHS help to support non-member guest speakers at our annual meeting and our annual prize for best USCAP abstract by a pathologist-in-training. We welcome and encourage pathology trainees to apply for the best abstract award at HPHS again this year. Please send the accepted abstract to Dr. Chen Liu (email: ) by February 15. There are also ways to participate in the society through our Membership, Education and Newsletter/Publication Committees. If you are not currently a member, but would like to join, applications are available from Dr. Elizabeth Brunt, our Secretary-Treasurer (email: ) International members are not assessed membership dues.

Sincerely,

Matthew M. Yeh, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society


Matthew M. Yeh, MD PhD
Matthew M. Yeh, MD PhD
President
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society 
M. Isabel Fiel, MD
M. Isabel Fiel, MD
Vice President
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society 
 Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD
Elizabeth M. Brunt, MD
Secretary-Treasurer
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society
David E. Kleiner, M.D.,Ph.D.
David E. Kleiner, M.D.,Ph.D.
Past President
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society 








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