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Welcome to PISA 2020 - Virtual and Interactive!

Pathobiology that Drives Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Diseases: Present and Future

Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians (PISA) is the showcase, stand-alone, symposium for the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP). On behalf of the PISA 2020 Organizing Committee, we extend a warm invitation to join us – and all of your ASIP colleagues – November 9-13, 2020 for five days of cutting-edge pathobiology. The meeting will be offered virtually this fall using a collaborative platform that will facilitate dynamic scientific interactions through major platforms, small-group breakouts, and poster discussion sessions.

The PISA 2020 theme is: Pathobiology that Drives Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Diseases: Present and Future. The program features plenary sessions from world-class researchers: “Revolutionary Thinkers,” “Metabolism in the 21st Century,” “Translational Pathobiology,” “Computational Pathology,” and “Models of Disease.” These, in turn, will be complemented by concurrent disease-focused and organ-specific symposia, including abstract-driven talks and poster sessions. The program will be enriched by speakers from the greater academic and entrepreneurial scientific community, as well as luminaries from the broader national landscape.

The goals of PISA 2020 are the exchange of knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more in a virtual and interactive environment anchored to a scientific program which expands over several days. The major scientific sessions will be commingled with workshops focused on education, career development, and networking among Scientific Interest Groups, appealing to investigators from all professional levels from undergraduate students to established investigators. Reflecting the interests of the full ASIP membership, there will be a strong emphasis on neoplasia, inflammation, endothelial and epithelial cell biology, liver pathobiology, imaging, and fundamental cell biology.

PISA 2020 represents an outstanding opportunity to engage with the scientific community from across the world, and from the comfort of your own home or lab. The program schedule is designed to be flexible; allowing registrants an opportunity to participate in both LIVE and on-demand sessions. So…mark your calendars and make plans to join us November 9-13, 2020 at what promises to be an outstanding virtual meeting experience.

Richard Mitchell
Richard Mitchell, MD PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Patricia D'Amore
Patricia D'Amore, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute/
Harvard Medical School

Diane Bielenberg
Diane Bielenberg, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital