Ultrastructural Pathology 101

Fundamentals of Diagnostic Electron Microscopy
September 24-27, 2017
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
The Society for Ultrastructural Pathology has undertaken the presentation of an intensive three-day introductory course in diagnostic electron microscopy.  This offering is targeted principally toward meeting the needs of non-physician electron microscopists, pathologists in training, and various others (such as practicing pathologists taking on electron microscopy as a new responsibility) that might benefit from a basic refresher course.
The meeting will be held at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.  The hotel, located approximately an hour’s drive from Denver International Airport, is easily accessible by commercial van service.
Enrollment will be limited to 40 participants.  Structured as a retreat, the participants will be living together as well as learning together.  Lodging, meals, activities and most other expenses (excluding transportation) are included in the registration fee.
The program, directed by Eric Wartchow and Gary Mierau, will consist of a blend of formal presentations and informal discussion sessions.  Topics to be covered include: Management of the EM Service, Renal Disease, Liver/GI Disease, Metabolic Storage Disease, Respiratory Disease, Hematologic Disease, Skin Disease, Neuromuscular Disease and Neoplastic Disease.  There will be time also for relaxation, reflection and relationship building.
The registration fee (which includes lodging, meals, activities and materials) is $495.00.
Accompanying persons are welcomed, and without extra expense for lodging.  Most rooms, however, contain only a single king or queen bed.  Aside from breakfast, accompanying persons must pay costs associated with the meals and activities in which they choose to participate.  Optional eating facilities are available in the main hotel, and in the town of Estes Park (a pleasurable 10 minute walk away).  Additional nights (3 days prior and/or following the meeting) may be booked with hotel at a discounted room rate of $204 per night.
Details relating to transportation, venue, program, meals, materials, activities, weather expectations, clothing recommendations, etc. will be provided following registration, or upon request.
Address inquiries to:
Gary Mierau, PhD
Director, Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado (B120)
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado  80045
Telephone: 720-777-6170
E-mail: Gary.Mierau@ChildrensColorado.org
The Society for Ultrastructural Pathology is an international association of electron microscopists.  The academic objectives of the Society are accomplished at the Companion Meetings of the annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, at the biennial UltraPath Conferences, and by means of its internet offerings and those of its affiliated professional journal Ultrastructural Pathology.  The Society fosters the application of electron microscopy in the diagnosis and research of human diseases.  Its meetings are an opportunity for the exchange of information relevant to diagnostic pathology.  Members of the Society welcome practitioners of, and those who are interested in, the art and science of electron microcopy.  This includes pathologists, residents and registrars in pathology, Ph.D. electron microscopists, electron microscopy technologists, and research scientists.  For additional information about the Society, or for the most current information about this conference, please visit our website (www.ultrapath.org).
The “Ultrastructural Pathology 101” program has been planned in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); however, because the primary targeted audience is not that of practicing physicians, CME credit will not be offered.