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2020 Virtual Program

60th Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting
October 15-17, 2020
NOTE: Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Overall Learning Objectives
At the end of the meeting participants will:

  • Describe recent developments in several areas of neuropathology with particular emphasis on neuromuscular disorders. 
  • Discuss original research and challenging diagnostic cases with colleagues.
  • Compare the practice of neuropathology on an individual and departmental level across Canadian centres.

Thursday, October 15 (0850-1530)
0850-0900 Opening Remarks Peter Gould, CANP President
Peter Schutz, CANP Secretary-Treasurer

Session 1: Scientific Presentations - Infectious, Inflammatory, & Vascular
Moderator: Peter Schutz

0900-0915 Abstract 1: Congenital CMV Infection Presenting With Massive Intracerebral Hemorrhage B. deVrijer, D. Crowley, D. Cosma, G. Muscedere,
R. Hammond
0915-0930 Abstract 2: Brain Toxoplasmosis Comorbid With Autoimmune Disease: Complicated Immune Response And Case Demonstration A. Graham, C. Fong, A. Naqvi, J-Q. Lu
0930-0945 Abstract 3: Small Vessel Vasculitis In Biopsies Of Anti-mog Encephalitis. B. Chaharyn, CP. Dunham
0945-1000 Abstract 4: Spectrum Of White Matter Changes In Ischemic Lesions M. Alturkustani, L-C. Ang
1000-1015 Abstract 5: Relevance of tissue eosinophilia in subdural hematomata B. Davidson, M. Cusimano, DG. Munoz
1015-1115 Break
1115-1230 Session 2: Scientific Presentations
Neurodegenerative, Neoplastic, AI, and Publishing
Moderator: Andrew Gao
1115-1130 Abstract 6: Subpial Thorn-shaped Astrocytes Are Prevalent In Guam ALS/PDC GG. Kovacs, JL. Robinson, DP. Perl, VMY. Lee, JQ. Trojanowski
1130-1145 Abstract 7: Complex Protein Astrogliopathy In An Octogenarian GG. Kovacs, S. Klotz, P. Fischer, M. Hinterberger, G. Ricken, S. Hönigschnabl, E. Gelpi
1145-1200 Abstract 8: Somatotroph Adenoma With Dual Transcription Factor Expression S. Pejhan, S. VanUum, N. Duggal, B. Rotenberg, M. Mayich, R. Hammond and Q. Zhang
1200-1215 Abstract 9: Cortical Dysplasia: Teaching Pathology To A Machine D. Cosma, A. Khan, R. Hammond
1215-1230 Abstract 10: Publishing A High-quality, Non-commercial Neuropathology Journal Without A Publisher: The First Nine Months M. Margeta, P. Gould, L-N. Hazrati, V. Hirsch-Reinshagen, W. Paulus
1230-1330 Break
1330-1420 Invited Lecture:
The Fall and Rise Of Immunohistochemistry
Moderator: Julia Keith
E. Torlakovic, MD PhD
1420-1530 Session 3: Neuropathology Practice Forum
Moderator: Julia Keith

Friday, October 16 (0850-1500)
0850-0950 Jerzy Olszewski Invited Lecture:
Neuropathology And Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program
Moderator: Peter Gould
A.Rajput, MD & A. Rajput, MSc, OC, SOM, MBBS
0950-1030 Session 1: Diagnostic Case Presentations
Moderator: Peter Schutz

Case 1

A. Levine, S. Marzoughi, I. Cheema, AJ. Stoessl, TJ. Zwimpfer, IR. Mackenzie

Case 2

NS. Alsafwani, P. Diamandis, AF. Gao
1030-1115 Break  
1115-1245 Session 2: Diagnostic Case Presentations
Moderator: Peter Schutz
1115-1135 Case 3 AH. Koeppen, J. Qian, P. Bauer
1135-1155 Case 4 Z. Chen, VH. Vinters

Case 5

S. Kosteniuk, DW. Ng
1215-1245 Case 6 K. Urankar, AK. Cuevos-Acampo



Session 3: Diagnostic Case Presentations
Moderator: Peter Schutz


Case 7

SE. Kosteniuk, KD. Langdon, L. Resch

Case 8

E. Omene,  T. Liewluck, A. Milne, K. Schellenberg, V. Zherebitsky

Case 9

B. AlYamani, C. Prasad, S. Goobie, C. Campbell, S. Venance, R. Hammond

Case 10

E. Omene, J. Blondeau, S. Sanche, S. Takaya, S. Nosib, R. Zayed, N. Ndubuka, E. Jenkins, P. Kafle, V. Lobanov, V. Zherebitsky

Saturday, October 17 (0900-1400)
0900-0910 Welcome & Introductions
Moderator: Peter Gould

David Robertson Invited Lecture:
The Inflammatory Myopathies- Essential Role of Muscle Biopsies for Precise Diagnosis
Moderator: Peter Gould

W. Stenzel, MD PhD
1000-1050 Invited Lecture: MRI & Diagnosis of Muscle Disease
Moderator: Peter Gould
J. Warman Chardon, MD
1050-1110 Break
1110-1200 Gordon Mathieson Invited Lecture
The role of muscle biopsy in the molecular era : practical pointers in diagnostic pathology of inherited myopathies
Moderator: Julia Keith
B. Ellezam, MD PhD
1200-1250 Invited Lecture:
The Nerve Biopsy – Great Expectations
Moderator: Julia Keith
B. Schmidt, MD PhD
1250-1320 Break
1320-1345 Panel Discussion:
What is the future role of biopsies in neuromuscular medicine?
Moderator: Peter Gould, Peter Schutz

Post-Test; Resident prizes; Concluding remarks
Moderator: Peter Gould, Peter Schutz

Continuing Professional Development Information

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by theCanadian Association of Neuropathologists. You may claim a maximum of 13.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated) 

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

In keeping with CMA guidelines, program content and selection of speakers are the responsibility of the program committee. Support is directed towards the costs of the course and not to individual speakers. No commercial support has been solicited for this meeting.