July 27 – August 1, 2014
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

At Ultrapath XVII at the Biltmore Inn, Asheville, NC
At Ultrapath XVII at the Biltmore Inn, Asheville, NC
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Preliminary Program  ♦  Call for Abstracts  ♦  Ghadially Award  ♦  Registration  ♦  Inn on the Biltmore Estate  ♦  Sponsors

Names below represent session chairs.  All sessions are open for submitted abstracts.
Sunday, July 27
 Reception on Biltmore House Rooftop
Monday, July 28 
 Renal PathologyDr. David Howell; Dr. Marius Van den Bergh Weerman
Time Title Presenter(s)
8:30–8:50 am Lipidic globules in a transplant kidney patient on Eculizumab. JK Brealey, Adelaide, SA
8:50-9:10 am Diagnosis of occult lymphomas in renal biopsies containing clonal immunoglobulin deposits. S Kramer, J Crow, DL Robinson, J Woods, DN Howell, Durham, NC
9:10-9:30 am What is really immunotactoid glomerulopathy? Could it be a form of cryoglobulinemic nephropathy? G Herrera, Shreveport, LA
9:30-9:50 am The role of electron microscopy in the evaluation of acute tubular injury. GA Herrera, K Ojemakinde, Shreveport, LA
9:50-10:10 am Diagnosis of selective IGA deficiency by renal biopsy: Looking for what isn’t there. S Abbott, DN Howell, Durham, NC
10:10-10:40 am Break.  
10:40-12 noon


Dense deposit disease: Case report of a patient with recurrence in two renal allografts. J King, P Bacaj, A Parravani, Morgantown, WV
Karyomegalic interstitial nephritis: Case report. H Qadir, M Mustafa, P Bacaj, J King, Morgantown, WV
The role of electron microscopy in investigation of aortic wall changes in experimental renal failure. A Shtabsky, I Frolkis, S Dvash, D Schwartz, T Chernichovski, S Levi, Y Pri-Paz, Y Ben-Gal, IF Schwartz, N Nesher, Tel Aviv, Israel
 Neuropathology – Dr. Anne Buckley; Dr. Meena Bhattacharjee
Time Title Presenter(s)
1:30-1:50 pm A child with progressive lower extremity weakness, and a ‘twist’. P Mancias, P Navarro, J Barrish, MB Bhattacharjee, Houston, TX
1:50-2:10 pm Case series: Electron microscopic confirmation of hydroxychloroquine cardiotoxicity leading to heart failure and transplantation. J Carney, EN Pavlisko, LR DiBernardo, Durham, NC
2:10-2:30 pm Early onset dementia and white matter hyperintensities: diagnostic utility of skin biopsy. M Bhattacharjee, E Supsupin, MB Bhattacharjee, Houston, TX
2:30-2:50 pm Cardiac transplantation unmasks skeletal muscle weakness and leads to a diagnosis of a rare myopathy. JS Van Arnam, T Ahmad, C Patel, D Koeberl, A Hernandez, L DiBernardo, A Buckley, Durham, NC
2:50-3:20 pm Break.  
3:20-5:00 pm


Morphologic and molecular evidence for the presence of autophagy in the degenerating human intervertebral disc. HE Gruber, EN Hanley, Charlotte, NC
Constitutents of human heart valves: Structural and ultrastructural evidences. V Groma, S Skuja, P Stradins, J Pavars, J Sekretarjovs, I Brecs, M Murovska, Riga, Latvia
Pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum – a different presentation of the same underlying pathomechanism? C Brochhausen, NV Bethencourt, S Turial, CJ Kirkpatrick, Mainz, Germany
Tuesday, July 29 
 Infectious Disease – Dr. Sara Miller; Dr. Antonio de Matos
Time Title Presenter(s)
8:30–8:50 am Lipidic globules in a transplant kidney patient on Eculizumab. JK Brealey, Adelaide, SA
8:50-9:04 am Identification of previously unrecognized viruses by using tissue culture and electron microscopy. C Goldsmith, Atlanta, GA
9:05-9:40 am Erythrocytic viruses of heterothermic vertebrates: A new genus of the Iridoviridae family? Antonio P Alves de Matos, Lisbon, Portugal
9:40-10:00 am Crystal storing histiocytosis associated with treatment for atypical mycobacterial infection. EN Pavlisko, J Estrada, M Hennessey, Durham, NC
10:00-10:30 am Break.  
10:30-10:50 am Ocular microsporidiosis: Case report with ultrastructural observations. JS Van Arnam, L Espandar, CS Boehlke, T Cummings, Durham, NC
10:50-11:10 am Electron microscopic detection of viral particles in small bowel transplant patients. A Kraynie, DS Vikraman, MA Petersen, DN Howell, SE Miller, Durham, NC
11:10-11:30 am Acute tonsillitis caused by Adenovirus. JA Tucker, Mobile, AL
11:30-12 noon


Which biopsy type is superior for the ultrastructural diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia – brush or scratch? A retrospective analysis. NV Bethencourt, J Ewen, O Nitsche, C Striedter, K Poplawska, CJ Kirkpatrick, C Brochhausen, Mainz, Germany
 Transportation provided to downtown Asheville for Tour options
Wednesday, July 30 
 President's Lecture: Fiber Analysis Vignettes: Electron Microscopy to the Rescue! – Dr. Victor Roggli, Durham, NC
 Pulmonary Pathology / Microprobe AnalysisDr. Thomas Sporn; Dr. John Shelburne
Time Title Presenter(s)
9:30-9:50 am Interactive computer-assisted approach for evaluation of ultrastructural cilia abnormalities. JA Schroeder, P Nardini, C. Palm, H. Siegmund, C Grafe, F Hofstaedter, H Kopp, Regensburg, Germany
9:50-10:10 am Pathology and x-ray analysis: New aspects. B. Haurȍder, Germany
10:10-10:30 am Endogenous pneumoconiosis: analytical scanning electron microscopic analysis of a case. J Galeotti, T Sporn, V Roggli, Durham, NC
10:30-11:00 am Break.  
11:00-11:20 am Malignant mesothelioma not related to asbestos exposure: analytical scanning electron microscopic analysis of 83 cases and comparison with 442 asbestos-related cases. A Kraynie, T Sporn, E Pavlisko, V Roggli, Durham, NC
11:20-11:40 am Carcinoma of the lung in the absence of asbestosis: The value of lung fiber burden analysis. V Roggli, T Sporn, Durham, NC
11:40-12 noon A case of hard metal lung disease with unusual histological features: Role for electron microscopy. T Sporn, V Roggli, Durham, NC
 Methods in Ultrastructureal Pathology Dr. John Brealey; Dr. Guillermo Herrera
Time Title Presenter(s)
1:30-1:50 pm Holey sections can be a blessing in a case of microsporidiosis. JK Brealey, Adelaide, SA
1:50-2:15 pm Electron Microscopy and Medical School: Promoting Ultrastructural Diagnosis While Achieving Accreditation Requirements. JA Tucker, Mobile, AL
2:15-2:40 pm Electron microscopy in the analysis of renal biopsies: Focal point in a network of new and old technologies. DN Howell, Durham, NC
2:40-3:00 pm Doing more with less: A microwave solution. C Smith, Redding, CA
3:00-3:30 pm Break.  
 Tumor PathologyDr. Josep Lloreta-Trull; Dr. Marco Santucci
Time Title Presenter(s)
3:30-3:50 pm The importance of electron microscopy in the evaluation of early and unusual renal manifestations of plasma cell dyscrasias. G Herrera, Shreveport, LA
3:50-4:10 pm Adamantinoma-like Ewing family of tumors with potential pitfalls – case report. A Marszalek, M Szolkowska, R Langfort, R Woroniecka, Poznan, Poland
4:10-4:30 pm Multicentric granular cell tumor: the use of ultrastructure for diagnostic characterization/clarification. S Chaudery, EA Turbat-Herrera, Shreveport, LA
4:30-5:00 pm Soft tissue tumor of the right foot. A Franchi, M Santucci, Florence, Italy
 Case Presentations – Dr. John Hicks; Dr. Eric Wartchow
Thursday, July 31 
 Pediatric SessionSymposium on Lysosomal/Metabolic Storage DiseasesDr. Gary Mierau; Dr. Nina Tatevian
Time Title Presenter(s)
8:30–9:00 am Introduction and overview. G Mierau, Aurora, CO
9:00-9:30 am Glycogen storage diseases: A brief review and update. J Hicks, Houston, TX
9:30-10:00 am Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses: Moving toward a new classification system. E Wartchow, Aurora, CO
10:00-10:30 am Break. (poster viewing and discussion)
10:30-10:45 am Role of electron microscopy in discovering a metabolic storage disease in hydrops fetalis. J Hicks, Houston, TX
10:45-11:00 am Cholesterol ester storage disease: Role of electron microscopy in diagnosis and guiding molecular confirmation. J Hicks, Houston, TX
11:00-11:30 am Vacuolar myopathies: Ultrastructural studies benefit diagnosis. R Goffredi, Aurora, CO
11:30-11:45 am Chasing red herrings: A career experience. G Mierau, Aurora, CO
11:45-12 noon Questions and answers. N Tatevian, Houston, TX
 Biltmore Resort Activities
 Banquet at Antler Hill Barn on the Biltmore Property
Friday, August 1 
 New Technologies – Dr. Ann LeFurgey; Dr. Josef Schroeder
Time Title Presenter(s)
8:30–8:55 am New cross-platform telemicroscopy application for ultrastructural pathological diagnosis and research. JA Schroeder, Regensburg, Germany
8:55-9:50 am Multiscale imaging of cells: From organelle systems to molecular complexes. MH Ellisman, La Jolla, CA
9:50-10:20 am Mesenchymal stem cells: Future therapy to repair glomerular damage? Insights from a unique experimental model. G Herrera, EA Turbat-Herrera, J Teng, Shreveport, LA
10:00-10:30 am Break.  
10:30-11:25 am Targeting of Fe3O4-TiO2 nanoparticles to the nucleus of cancer cells. GE Woloschak, Chicago, IL
11:25-11:45 am The use of electron microscopy in the characterization of lung neoplasms for studies with confocal laser microscopy: Another use for EM. CS Chaudoir, AS Wellikoff, RC Holladay, L Brandi, EA Turbat-Herrera, Shreveport, LA
 Business Meeting

Approximately 21 hours of CME credit will be available for attendees through the Duke CME office.

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Call for Abstracts: Deadline April 27, 2014

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 17th Biennial Scientific Symposium of the Society for Ultrastructual Pathology, which will meet in Asheville, NC at the Biltmore Inn on July 27 – August 1, 2014. Abstracts may be on any topic of interest involving ultrastructural studies or analysis. Abstracts are limited to two pages (single spaced, font size 11 or 12, Times New Roman) including title, authors, institutional affiliation, text, tables, figures/images (preferably tiff format) and references. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 27, 2014. Please indicate in your submission preference for poster or platform presentation or no preference. Notification of acceptance of abstracts for presentation will be sent out within two weeks of receipt of the abstract, and notification of mode of presentation (platform or poster) will be sent out by May 27, 2014. The committee will make every effort to accommodate authors’ preferences in this regard. Abstracts will be available to all meeting participants at the time of the meeting. Authors will have the option of submitting a full length paper regarding their presentation to Ultrastructural Pathology, which will be subject to the journal’s usual peer-review process. Please submit abstracts to Victor L. Roggli, MD at roggl002@mc.duke.edu.

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Ghadially Award

A monetary award will be available for the best platform and poster presentations by trainees, including coverage of the cost of registration. This award is in honor of Dr. Feroze Ghadially, a founding member of the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology and major contributor to the field of diagnostic electron microscopy. To be eligible for this award, the abstract must be accompanied by a letter from the training program director certifying that the presenter is a trainee at the designated institution and that a significant portion of the work in the submitted study was performed by the trainee. Please submit trainee abstracts and letters of certification to Victor L. Roggli, MD at roggl002@mc.duke.edu.

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Registration (See instructions, below.) Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014
Registration with Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:
Approximately 21 hours of CME credit will be available for attendees through the Duke CME office.
Registration without Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:  $775
Registration for Trainees (e.g.: physcians in residency, post-doctoral fellows):  $650
Registration fee includes all scientific sessions,
opening reception,
morning and afternoon breaks and lunches during meetings,
and closing banquet.
Tours not included (see below).
Tours Option (Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons)  Add:
Tours available:
Tuesday Afternoon:
• Biltmore Estate House Tour
• Biltmore Estate Wine/Chocolate Tour
• Comedy Tour, Downtown Asheville
• Segway Tour of Downtown Asheville
Thursday Afternoon:
• Biltmore Estate House Tour
• Biltmore Estate Wine/Chocolate Tour
• Biltmore Guided Garden Walks
• Segway Tour of Downtown Asheville
Companion Option:  Includes opening reception,
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon tours,
and closing banquet.
Conference registration and CME credits are being managed through the Duke University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (Duke CME). Approximately 21 hours of CME credit will be available.
  • You may register for the conference and sign up for the Tours and/or Companion options at separate times. If you need to use multiple funding sources (e.g.: institutional funds for conference registration, personal funds for tour or companion options) then you will need to enter multiple transactions.
  • (Reservations for the Inn on the Biltmore Estate must be made separately [see below].)

INSTRUCTIONS: Please read carefully.

To register for Ultrapath XVII you must have a valid ID and password on the Duke CME EthosCE system.

If you do NOT have a valid ID/password for the Duke CME EthosCE system:

  • You will need to register with Duke CME and establish an ID/password. This link will open in a separate browser window.  Note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. (Special note to trainees: be sure to specify your "Learner Type" as "Resident" or "Fellow", as appropriate, in order to qualify for the discounted registration rate for trainees.)
  • To confirm your registration the Duke CME system will send a confirmation notice to your email address. Open this email message and click on the confirmation link.
  • The confirmation link will return you to the Duke CME system where you may enter and confirm a password for that system.  At this point you may close the Duke CME browser window(s).
  • Keep a record of the ID/password. If you register for CME credit you will need to complete the certification process using the Duke CME EthosCE system.
  • Now that you have a valid ID/Password for the Duke CME EthosCE system (note that the registration/confirmation process does not log you in to the system), you may proceed to the following step.

If you already have a valid ID/password for the Duke CME EthosCE system:

  • Login to the Duke CME EthosCE system.  This link will open in a separate browser window. Once you have logged in, you will be redirected to the Ultrapath XVII registration page on the Duke CME site where you can register for the conference, CME credits, Tuesday and Thursday tours, and/or companion options.
    Q: Help! When I click the "Login to the Duke CME EthosCE system" link above I get to a screen that says "Access denied – You are not authorized to access this page."
    A: You are probably already logged in to the Duke CME EthosCE system, perhaps from a prior session. (Closing your browser or even restarting your computer will not automatically log you out of this system.) In this case you can proceed directly to the Ultrapath XVII registration page. Look in the upper left corner of the screen to make sure that "You are logged in as: [your username]".
    Q: Help! I clicked one of the "Registration..." links which took me to a different screen.  What do I do now.
    A: The Duke EthosCE system uses a "shopping cart" technique to keep track of the conferences and options you have selected. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the "Add to cart" button in the lower left. You will then see the "Shopping Cart" screen showing your selected registration option. At this point you may select "Continue shopping" to add a tour or companion option; or you may select "Checkout" to pay your conference fee(s).
    Note: The registration process is not complete until you have successfully entered your payment information and received confirmation. If you interrupt the process (by closing the browser window, for example) the items in your shopping cart will be retained. When you return to the EthosCE system you may view your shopping cart by clicking the "My cart" button in the upper right of the screen (next to "You are logged in as: [your username]"). The "My cart" button is not visible when there is nothing in the cart.
  • After registering for the conference, you may return to the previous step at a later time to register for the tour and/or companion options. You must do this if you wish to use different payment methods for the conference, tours, and/or companion options.
  • Accepted forms of payment are as follows. Note: Other forms of payment may be advertised on the Duke CME system (e.g.: cash, purchase orders, money orders) but they are not functional at this time.
    • Credit/debit card – this is the recommended and preferred payment medium.
    • Corporate check drawn on a US bank.
    • International or domestic (US bank) wire transfer. Important: Please contact Melinda Swift melinda.swift@duke.edu before registering through the Duke CME system. She will provide the appropriate bank routing numbers and additional registration instructions.
  • Be sure to switch back to this window and make your reservations at the Inn on the Biltmore Estate.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014.

Contact for registration:  Melinda Swift melinda.swift@duke.edu

Special Needs Statement:

The USA Continuing Medical Education and Society for Ultrastructural Pathology is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals.  If you are in need of an accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing in order to receive service.

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Asheville, North Carolina

*Reservations now being accepted...

*Use Group Code 1996P1
Special rate $219 per night.

Additional nights may be booked at the regular seasonal room rate.

The special group rate will be available through June 18, 2014, after which the group block wil be released and normal room rates will apply.

Biltmore is served by Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The typical taxi fare between the airport and Biltmore is $40 (one way). The Wikitravel website has addtional travel information.

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Formed in 1986, the Society's mission is to support and promote the application of electron microscopy in pathologic diagnosis and research of human diseases. Over the years the scope of biennial meetings expanded and includes immunochemistry, molecular and cellular biology; now in the time of rapid increase of information and paradigm change in the field of health care we are facing new challenges.

The bienial conference addresses practicing surgical pathologists, trainees, and other scientists involved in pathological diagnosis and research. The scientific programs cover both the traditional significant areas of pathology and selected dedicated areas.