Sylvia L. Asa, MD, PhD, will give the 29th Annual Walter G. J. Putschar Lecture to the Massachusetts General Hospital Pathology Service in October, 2012.
The 29th Annual Walter G. J. Putschar Lecture
In October of 2012, Sylvia L. Asa, MD, PhD will be the speaker at the 29th Annual Walter G. J. Putschar Lecture. Dr. Asa is Pathologist-in-Chief, Medical Director of the Laboratory Medicine Program, and Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute of the University Health Network. She is also a Professor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lecture at 9:00-10:00 am
O’Keeffe Auditorium, Blake 1
Sylvia L. Asa, MD, PhD
Pituitary Pathobiology: Clinical Relevance for Patient Management pdf
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lecture at 9:15-10:15 am
O’Keeffe Auditorium, Blake 1
“Next-Gen” Pathology: Integrating New Technologies pdf
Putschar Lectureship Overview
Dr. Walter G. J. Putschar, a world-renowned bone pathologist and educator, served at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1958 to 1986 and was admired both for his remarkable knowledge of all aspects of bone disease and his dedication to teaching.
To continue these traditions, his colleagues, students and family donated funds that enabled the establishment in 1984 of an annual lectureship: the Walter G. J. Putschar Lectureship of the Pathology Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Each year an eminent academic pathologist visits the department for two days and gives two formal lectures to the entire faculty and trainees of the department, and two sessions primarily directed toward educating the trainees in practical aspects of pathology. A celebratory dinner is also held, at which informal remembrances of Dr. Putschar are given.
Over the past 25 years, the lectureship has been considered the highlight of the academic year for the department: by bringing in thought leaders in every area of pathology to challenge and inform the faculty and trainees, it ensures that one of the leading teaching hospital pathology services in the world will have its horizons perpetually expanded.
The list of Putschar lecturers over the past quarter century includes many of the luminaries in academic pathology from the United States and abroad:
2011 - David W. Ellison, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN - Neuropathology
2010 - Jeffrey L. Myers, The University of Michigan - Pulmonary Pathology
2009 - Neil J. Sebire, University College, London, UK - Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
2008 - Christopher Fletcher, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
2007 - George Murphy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - Dermatopathology
2006 - Stacey Mills, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - Head and Neck Pathology
2005 - K. Krishnan Unni, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Bone Pathology
2004 - John R. Goldblum, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH - Gastrointestinal Pathology
2003 - Elaine Jaffe, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD - Hematopathology
2002 - Mark Stoler, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - Cytopathology
2001 - Francis W. Chandler, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA - Infectious Disease Pathology
2000 - Renu Virmani, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC - Cardiac Pathology
1999 - William R. Hart, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH - Gynecological Pathology
1998 - Bernd W. Scheithauer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Neuropathology
1997 - Ernest E. Lack, Georgetown University, Washington, DC - Endocrine Pathology
1996 - Thomas V. Colby, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ - Pulmonary Pathology
1995 - Richard L. Kempson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA - Gynecological Pathology
1994 - Wallace H. Clark, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Dermatopathology
1993 - George M. Farrow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Urological Pathology
1992 - Robert E. Fechner, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - Breast Pathology
1991 - Harvey Goldman, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA - Gastrointestinal Pathology
1990 - Karl Lennert, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany - Hematopathology
1989 - Sharon W. Weiss, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC Soft - Tissue Pathology
1988 - E. Dillwyn Williams, National University of Wales, Cardiff, UK - Endocrine Pathology
1987 - Louis P. Dehner, Washington University, St. Louis, MO- Pediatric Pathology
1986 - Leopold Koss, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY - Cytopathology
1985 - Juan Rosai, Yale University, New Haven, CT - Surgical Pathology
1984 - Howard Dorfman, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY - Bone Pathology