2020 Annual Meeting

Date: October 15-17
Location: Virtual
October 15 & 16 – Scientific & Clinical Abstract Presentations
October 17 – Neuromuscular Pathology Symposium
Preliminary Goals & Objectives
Scientific Abstract Presentations

Review of current clinical and basic science research pertaining to neuropathology with a focus on Canadian centres, but overall international participation. Also a platform for Canadian residents and trainees to present their recent work.

Diagnostic Case Presentations

Interactive discussion of rare and challenging neuropathological cases encountered by participants in their recent practice. Electronic slides and imaging results are distributed prior to meeting. Often includes case presentation by residents and illustrates advances in disease classification and diagnostic technique.

Neuropathology Practice

The lecture by Dr. Torlakovic will review quality assurance for immunohistochemical staining in neuropathology. Participants will review techniques and organizational structures to monitor and improve quality of immunohistochemical techniques. This is particularly pertinent in light of increasing numbers of immunohistochemical markers for tumor classification in neuropathology.
The panel discussion will be based on invited contributions from the participants prior to the virtual meeting. A panel of discussants, to be selected based on these questions, will address topics raised. This discussion will provide opportunity for current needs assessments and feedback on Neuropathology Practice sessions from previous years.

Jerzy Olszewski Lecture

Presentation of current clinical and research expertise in neurodegenerative disease in Saskatoon, in anticipation of next year’s venue for an in person Annual Meeting. Review concentrates on Parkinson disease and/or progressive supranuclear palsy.

Symoposium Muscle and Nerve Pathology

Review recent advances in neuromuscular medicine with impact on the neuropathological evaluation of muscle and nerve biopsies, in particular:

  • Changing classification of inflammatory myopathies based on new insights into myositis-specific autoantibodies and how this correlates with muscle biopsy findings.
  • Increasing use of MRI to delineate patterns of muscle involvement for diagnosis if myopathies.
  • Evaluation of variants of uncertain significance from next generation sequencing by using muscle biopsies.
  • Recent advances in the practice of nerve biopsy analysis by one of the few experts in the field, detailed objectives to be determined.

Program

0850-0900 Opening Remarks Peter Gould, CANP President
Peter Schutz, CANP Secretary-Treasurer
0900-1015

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
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
0950-1010

Case 1

A. Levine, S. Marzoughi, I. Cheema, AJ. Stoessl, TJ. Zwimpfer, IR. Mackenzie
1010-1030

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
1155-1215

Case 5

S. Kosteniuk, DW. Ng
1215-1245 Case 6 K. Urankar, AK. Cuevos-Acampo
1245-1330

Break

1330-1450

Session 3: Diagnostic Case Presentations
Moderator: Peter Schutz

1330-1350

Case 7

SE. Kosteniuk, KD. Langdon, L. Resch
1350-1410

Case 8

E. Omene,  T. Liewluck, A. Milne, K. Schellenberg, V. Zherebitsky
1410-1430

Case 9

B. AlYamani, C. Prasad, S. Goobie, C. Campbell, S. Venance, R. Hammond
1430-1450

Case 10

E. Omene, J. Blondeau, S. Sanche, S. Takaya, S. Nosib, R. Zayed, N. Ndubuka, E. Jenkins, P. Kafle, V. Lobanov, V. Zherebitsky
0900-0910 Welcome & Introductions
Moderator: Peter Gould
0910-1000 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
1345-1400 Post-Test; Resident prizes; Concluding remarks
Moderator: Peter Gould, Peter Schutz
Invited Lecturers

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Scientific Abstract Presentations

Review of current clinical and basic science research pertaining to neuropathology with a focus on Canadian centres, but overall international participation. Also a platform for Canadian residents and trainees to present their recent work.

Diagnostic Case Presentations

Interactive discussion of rare and challenging neuropathological cases encountered by participants in their recent practice. Electronic slides and imaging results are distributed prior to meeting. Often includes case presentation by residents and illustrates advances in disease classification and diagnostic technique.

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 www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

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.

Mary Tom Award

Best Clinical Paper

Dr. Noor Alsafwani

Morrison H. Finlayson Award

Best Basic Science

Delaney Cosma

Abstract 9: Cortical Dysplasia: Teaching Pathology to a Machine