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Welcome to PISA 2020!

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

On behalf of the organizing committee for PISA 2020, we extend a warm invitation to join us—and all your ASIP colleagues—for three days of incredible science November 7-9, 2020.

Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians (PISA) is the showcase stand-alone symposium for the American Society for Investigative Pathology. Our meeting next fall will take place in Boston—the birthplace of the American Revolution and home to over 60 institutions of higher learning (including Harvard and MIT), world-class teaching hospitals, and a vibrant biotechnology community. Indeed, Boston is an epicenter of biomedical research, contributing to the current international explosion of insights into the mechanisms underlying human disease.

PISA 2020 is titled: Pathobiology that Drives Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Diseases: Present and Future, and will feature first-rate plenary sessions—"Revolutionary Thinkers,” “Metabolism in the 21st Century,” “Translational Pathobiology,” “Computational Pathology,” and “Models of Disease”. The plenary sessions will be complemented by concurrent disease- and organ-specific symposia (including abstract-driven talks), and more informal poster sessions. The program will be enriched by speakers from the greater Boston academic and entrepreneurial scientific community as well as luminaries from the broader national landscape.

Our goal is to communicate cutting-edge science and translational research in a comfortable, casual, and convivial atmosphere on the banks of the Charles River. The scientific agenda will be commingled with educational and professional development sessions, appealing to all levels from beginning 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, hepatic pathobiology, imaging, and fundamental cell biology.

And of course, no visit to Boston would be complete without the opportunity to stroll and visit some of the historic sites…like the Old North Church, Boston Commons, Beacon Hill, the Cheers bar, and Fenway Park—home to four (4) World Series teams in this century alone! So…please mark your calendars and make your plans to join us next November 7-9, 2020 at what promises to be an outstanding meeting.

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