Tuesday, February 5, 2019

President's Message January 2019

Dear friends and fellow hepatophiles,

New year greetings to all. The Society is gearing up for the USCAP meeting and we are looking to welcome everybody to the Hans Popper reception. The details will be posted on the website and the HPHS twitter account later this month. Come to share a drink with the fellow members and friends, and make sure you stay for the book raffle. The Hans Popper Companion Society meeting will be held in the morning on Sunday March 17, and we have an excellent line-up of national and international speakers for the session.

In the past few newsletters, I’ve focused on the important role played by different committees and introduced you to members and committee chairs. Towards the end of this academic cycle, I would like to thank the Executive committee for leading the Society. Grace Kim as the Secretary-Treasurer has spearheaded major changes in the last few years that has led to the growth of the society to more than 100 members. Mike Torbenson continues as Past President after his excellent two-year stint as President, and is currently leading efforts to organize the HPHS reception and the joint session with our transatlantic colleagues at the European Congress of Pathology. Cindy Guy as Vice President has been overseeing the Education committee with its important roles in Journal Watch and Trainee Abstract Award.

would like to thank everyone who responded to the steatohepatitis survey. We have received more than a hundred responses. The results are being tabulated and will soon be shared on the website as well as at the HPHS reception.

The Society is doing well and we are currently in a healthy financial situation. The dues statements for 2019 have been sent. Please pay your dues in a timely fashion to enable smooth functioning of the Society. The financial details and reports from HPHS committees will be shared in the Business meeting at noon following the Companion Society session at the USCAP meeting. I am looking forward to seeing you all in March.

Regards,
Sanjay Kakar, MD
President, Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society