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American Association of Neuropathologists 2019 Meeting

Scientific Presentations (Neuropathology member in bold; trainees with asterisk)

  1. Platform (Abstract 11): Gene Therapy Trial in X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy(XLMTM): Update on Preliminary Safety, Efficacy and Pathology with AT132. Michael Lawlor, Benedikt Schoser, Caroline Sewry, Marta Margeta, James Dowling, Carsten Bonnemann, Nancy Kuntz, Wolfgang Muller-Felber, Mo Noursalehi, Salvador Rico, Laurent Servais, Perry Shieh, Barbara Smith, Suyash Prasad.
  2. Platform (Abstract 23): Targeted kinase inhibitor therapy for pediatric bithalamic diffuse gliomas with frequent EGFR exon 20 insertions.  Gourish Mondal, Julieann Lee*, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, Jessica Van Ziffle, Courtney Onodera, Patrick Devine, James Grenert, David Samuel, Rong Li, Laura Metrock, Lee-way Jin, Reuben Antony, Mouied Alashari, Samuel Cheshier, Nicholas Whipple, Carol Bruggers, Corey Raffel, Nalin Gupta, Cassie Kline, Alyssa Reddy, Anu Banerjee, Matthew Hall, Minesh Mehta, Ziad Khatib, Ossama Maher, Carole Brathwaite, Melike Pekmezci, Joanna Phillips, Andrew Bollen, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  3. Platform (Abstract 134): Rosette-Forming Glioneuronal Tumor is Defined by FGFR1 Activating Alterations with Frequent Accompanying PI3K and MAPK Pathway Mutations.  Calixto-Hope Lucas*, Julieann Lee*, Emily Sloan*, Jeffrey Hofmann*, Jessica Van Ziffle, Courtney Onodera, James Grenert, Boris Bastian, Cassie Kline, Anu Banerjee, Jennifer Clarke, Jennie Taylor, Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, Robin Buerki, Nicholas Butowski, Susan Chang, Michael McDermott, Manish Aghi, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Mitchel Berger, Corey Raffel, Nalin Gupta, Bette Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Matthew Wood, Marjorie Grafe, Hua Guo, Peter Sun, Joseph Torkildson, Tabitha Cooney, Cynthia Fata, David Scharnhorst, David Samuel, Serguei Bannykh, Ziad Khatib, Ossama Maher, Gabriel Chamyan, Liset Pelaez, Carole Braithwaite, Lee-way Jin, Mirna Lechpammer, Donald Born, Hannes Vogel, Han Lee, Joanna Phillips, Melike Pekmezci, Andrew Bollen, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  4. Platform (Abstract 135): The genomic landscape of spinal cord ependymoma.  Biswarathan Ramani*, Javier Villaneuva-Meyer, Christine Glastonbury, Ece Meram, Kyle Walsh, Jennie Taylor, Jessica VanZiffle, Courtney Onodera, James Grenert, Andrew Bollen, Arie Perry, Tarik Tihan, David Solomon, Melike Pekmezci.
  5. Platform (Abstract 136): Telomere Alterations in NF1-associated Solid Tumors are Associated with Clinical Outcome.  Fausto Rodriguez, Mindy Graham, Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman, Christine Davis, M. Adelita Vizcaino, Doreen Palsgrove, Caterina Giannini, Melike Pekmezci, Sonika Dahiya, Murat Gokden, Michael Noë, Laura Wood, Christine Pratilas, Carol Morris, Allan Belzberg, Jaishri Blakeley, Christopher Heaphy.
  6. Platform (Abstract 137): Recurrent KBTBD4 small in-frame insertions differentiate pineal parenchymal tumors of intermediate differentiation from pineoblastoma.  Julieann Lee*, Tali Mazor, Richard Lao, Eunice Wan, Alpha Diallo, Nicholas Hill, Naina Thangaraj, Katherine Wendelsdorf, David Samuel, Cassie Kline, Anuradha Banerjee, Kurtis Auguste, Corey Raffel, Nalin Gupta, Mitchel Berger, David Raleigh, Anny Shai, Joanna Phillips, Andrew Bollen, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, Joseph Costello, David Solomon.
  7. Platform (Abstract 142): Cortical somatostatin interneuron dysfunction after trauma. Amber Nolan, Vikaas Sohal, Susanna Rosi.
  8. Poster (Abstract 168): ALK-Positive Histiocytosis with KIF5B-ALK Fusion in the Central Nervous System. Calixto-Hope Lucas*, Ahmed Gilani, David Solomon, Xiayuan Liang, Ossama Maher, Gabriel Chamyan, Bette Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Arie Perry.
  9. Poster (Abstract 174): Primary intracranial sarcoma, DICER1-mutant: a pleomorphic sarcoma with myogenic or chondrogenic differentiation and eosinophilic globules. Julieann Lee*, Javier Villaneuva-Meyer, Sean Ferris*, Emily Sloan*, Jeffrey Hofmann*, Eyas Hattab, Brian Williams, Hua Guo, Joseph Torkildson, Adriana Florez, Mark Curtis, Caterina Giannini, Ankur Sangoi, Jessica Van Ziffle, Courtney Onodera, Patrick Devine, James Grenert, Soo-Jin Cho, Andrew Horvai, David Jones, Stefan Pfister, Christian Koelsche, Andreas von Deimling, Andrey Korshunov, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  10. Poster (Abstract 175): Primary Intracranial Sarcoma, DICER1-Mutant, with Meningioangiomatosis-Like Pattern at Presentation and Anaplastic Progression. Jeffrey Hofmann*, Mark Curtis, Caterina Giannini, David Solomon.
  11. Poster (Abstract 182): Spinal Undifferentiated Round Cell Sarcomas with CIC-DUX4 Fusion. José Velázquez Vega, Bryan Morales Vargas, Abigail Goodman, Lindsey Lowder, Stewart Neill, Arie Perry, David Solomon, Matthew Schniederjan.

Invited Lectures and Additional Society Leadership Roles

  1. Platform Session 2: Muscle/Nerve, Moderator: Marta Margeta
  2. Platform Session 3: Glial Tumors, Moderator: David Solomon
  3. 60th Annual Diagnostic Slide Session Case 2019-3: Emily Sloan*, David Solomon, Marta Margeta
  4. 60th Annual Diagnostic Slide Session Case 2019-6: Julieann Lee*, Joanna Phillips
  5. Program Committee Member: Sean Ferris*
  6. Award Committee Member: David Solomon
  7. Executive Council Member: Arie Perry
  8. Nominating Committee Member as ex-President: Arie Perry
  9. Neuropathology Program Director Committee Member: Arie Perry


American Association of Neuropathologists 2018 Meeting

Scientific Presentations (Neuropathology member in bold; trainees with asterisk)

  1. Platform (Abstract 26): The genomic landscape of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Joanna Phillips, Henry Gong, Katharine Chen, Nancy Joseph, Jessica Van Ziffle, Boris Bastian, Theodore Nicolaides, Tarik Tihan, Andrew Bollen, Perry Arie, Joseph Shieh, David Solomon.
  2. Platform (Abstract 30): The Genomic Landscape of Ganglioglioma.  Melike Pekmezci, Javier Villaneuva-Meyer, Benjamin Goode, Jessica Van Ziffle, James Grenert, Boris Bastian, BK DeMasters, David Samuel, Sabine Mueller, Anu Banerjee, Jennifer Clarke, Tabitha Cooney, Joseph Torkildson, Nalin Gupta, Philip Theodosopoulos, Edward Chang, Mitchel Berger, Andrew Bollen, Arie Perry, Tarik Tihan, David Solomon.
  3. Platform (Abstract 31): Multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumor of the cerebrum is defined by genetic alterations activating the MAP kinase signaling pathway.  Melike Pekmezci, Meredith Stevers, Joanna Phillips, Jessica Van Ziffle, Boris Bastian, Nadejda Tsankova, Bette Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Marc Rosenblum, Tarik Tihan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  4. Platform (Abstract 32): Deep sequencing of WNT-activated medulloblastomas reveals secondary SHH pathway activation.  Bryan Iorgulescu*, Jessica Van Ziffle, Meredith Stevers, James Grenert, Boris Bastian, Lukas Chavez, Damian Stichel, Ivo Buchhalter, David Samuel, Theodore Nicolaides, Anu Banerjee, Sabine Mueller, Nalin Gupta, Tarik Tihan, Andrew Bollen, Paul Northcott, Marcel Kool, Stefan Pfister, Andrey Korshunov, Arie Perry, David Solomon.
  5. Poster (Abstract 54): An unusual case of recurrent epilepsy associated rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor with anaplastic transformation in the absence of therapy. Aaron Halfpenny, Sean Ferris*, Marjorie Grafe, Randy Woltjer, Nathan Selden, Kellie Nazemi, Arie Perry, David Solomon, Stephen Moore, Helen Lawce, Lora Lucas, Chris Corless, Matthew Wood.
  6. Poster (Abstract 94): Brachial Plexopathy Caused by Endoneurial IgM Deposition in a Patient with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.  Sean Ferris*, Giselle López*, Marta Margeta.
  7. Poster (Abstract 157): CNS High-Grade Neuroepithelial Tumor with BCOR Alteration: Heterogeneous Histologic Features Expand the Morphologic Spectrum. José Velázquez Vega, Matthew Schniederjan, Arie Perry, David Solomon.

Invited Lectures and Additional Society Leadership Roles

  1. Nominating Committee Chair: Arie Perry
  2. Executive Council Member: Arie Perry
  3. Membership Committee Member: Melike Pekmezci
  4. Program Committee Member: Giselle Lopez*
  5. Program Committee Member: Sean Ferris*
  6. Program Committee Member: Annie Hiniker
  7. Fellowship Program Directors Committee Member: Arie Perry
  8. Diagnostic Slide Session Case 2 Presentation: Julieann Lee*, Sean Ferris*, David Solomon, Dimitri Trembath, Arie Perry


United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2018 Meeting

Scientific Presentations (Neuropathology member in bold; trainees with asterisk)

  1. Poster: Histologic changes induced by traditional and micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. M Pekmezci, K Moussa, B Amoozgar, M Feinstein, M Bloomer, Y Han.
  2. Poster: Astrocytic tau deposition is frequent in Alzheimer disease and does not correlate with an atypical clinical presentation. A Nolan, E De Paula Franca Resende, C Petersen, A Ehrenberg, S Spina, W Seeley, L Grinberg.
  3. Poster: Clinicopathologic features of anaplastic myxopapillary ependymomas. J C Lee*, N Sharifai, S Dahiya, B K DeMasters, M Rosenblum, G F Reis, DA Solomon, T Tihan, A Perry.
  4. Poster: Lack of PD-1 and PD-L1 protein expression in pilocytic astrocytoma. N Sinha, J Phillips, A Ersen, T Tihan, D Gutmann, S Dahiya.
  5. Poster: Aberrant ATRX protein expression is associated with worse survival in NF1-associated malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. H-C Lu, A J Apicelli, V Eulo, M Pekmezci, A C Hirbe, S Dahiya
  6. Platform: The genetic landscape of gliomas arising after therapeutic radiation for childhood cancer. GY López*, AW Bollen, T Tihan, A Perry, DA Solomon.
  7. Platform: Grading considerations for meningeal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma. K Fritchie, S M Jenkins, F Rodriguez, A Guajardo, A Perry, A Wu, S Santagata, A B Kaplan, S Rossi, M Link, P Brown, K Jensch, F Haller, P Brastianos, D Louis, B Alexander, D Raleigh, J V Vega, F Ferrarese, D Brat, C Giannini.

Administrative Society Roles

  1. Board of Directors Member, 2018-2020: Arie Perry
  2. Stout Award Committee Member: David Solomon

Educational Activities/Courses

  1. Companion Society Case Presenter: Ophthalmic Pathology: Melike Pekmezci
  2. Special Course Faculty: Molecular Diagnostic and Genomic Applications in Cancer: Arie Perry
  3. Short Course Faculty: WHO is Changing! A Survival Manual for Practicing Pathologists for the Upcoming Changes in Glial Tumor Classification and Its Impact on Routine Practice: Tarik Tihan
  4. Short Course Faculty: The Nerve of Some Nerve Sheath Tumors! A Practical Approach to Common Problems in Surgical Pathology: Arie Perry