Thursday, December 31, 2015

31 December 2015: We have posted updated review of the the following topics:

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

23 December 2015: Stains Conversions Complete


As of today, we have officially converted all of the topics in the Stains chapter into our new format.  We have also rearranged the images so those posted on our server appear first, and corrected any bad links.  Please let us know if you notice any problems or issues as you are browsing those pages. Look for the conversion of CD Markers next.
23 December 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

17 December 2015:
    Congratulations to Dr. Jerad M. Gardner, a member of our Editorial Board, for his Resident Advocate Award granted to him by CAP! Because of his continual contributions and support to pathology residents and fellows, Dr. Gardner has become an indispensable member of many teams, ours included. Join us in thanking him for all this work for PathologyOutlines.com, and the pathology community around the nation!
17 December 2015: We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Monday, December 14, 2015

14 December 2015: Commercial Email contest winner!

Our newest Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Roberta Smith, Roxborough Memorial Hospital.  She was sent a $50 Amazon gift card.

Please make sure to sign up for and read our Commerical emails for a chance at another contest!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

10 December 2015: Amazon contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our October/November Shop Amazon contest, determined through a random number drawing:

$100 Amazon gift card winner: Lynn Ferguson, UNC Chapel Hill
$50 Amazon gift card winner: Daniel Anderson, Seattle, WA
$25 Amazon gift card winner: Kamyar Khazaeian, Alexandria, VA

Thanks to everyone who shops at Amazon.com through the link on our website, and for supporting us.
10 December 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

Friday, December 4, 2015

4 December 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for December is Grossing Equipment / Workstations, and highlights our advertisers EXAKT Technologies, Inc., Milestone Medical, MOPEC and Photodyne Technologies.  

It also contains an original short article, "Pathology Workstations: Frozen Section Safety", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 

Note: All future Feature pages will now be combined with the Buyer's Guide. You can access previous Feature pages by visiting the Past / Future Feature Pages section at the bottom of the Feature page.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com. Thank you!

4 December 2015: Most Jobs Posted in November

We had a record number of 56 pathology job ads posted this November! We hope you can find your next job using our website. Click here for our Jobs page.

Thanks again!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Shop Amazon and Support PathologyOutlines!

If you will be doing any online shopping this holiday season, please remember to use our Amazon link. Anything purchased (books, clothes, household items, toys, etc) helps support PathologyOutlines by earning us a small commission on each purchase.

Please bookmark this link to your browser: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=pathologyoutl-20

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

19 November 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics

19 November 2015: 2nd Highest Traffic Day on November 18th

We are pleased that we had our second highest traffic day yesterday, November 18th, of 28,619 visits. Thanks to everyone who uses our website!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

19 November 2015: Wrapping fix now complete

We have now completed the new "wrapping" changes, so the Table of Contents of all chapters and other pages should wrap correctly with all browsers, as well as with Mobile.  Please email natpernick@gmail.com with any comments / questions / problems.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

17 November 2015: New Editorial Board Members

We welcome to our Editorial Board: Dr. Maria Martinez-Lage, Assistant Professor in Neuropathology and Surgical Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Carlos Parra-Herran, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Canada with expertise in Gynecological pathology.

Monday, November 16, 2015

16 November 2015: New Mobile Home Page, better Wrapping

We are pleased to announce a new Home Page for mobile.  It has much less text, and makes navigation easier.  Instead of 80 chapters with separate links on the Home Page, we have divided the chapters into 17 categories, which link first to the most popular chapter in that category, which then has links to related chapters.  There is a link in the footer to return to the old format.

Every page on mobile (except the Home Page) has a menu button (3 horizontal lines, in upper right), which will return you to the Home Page if you hit it once, and return to the current page if you hit it twice.  

Let us know what you think, or if you have any questions.

We are cleaning up the "wrapping" of the table of contents of the chapters and other pages, so they display better in all browsers (they didn't always wrap properly in Safari and Chrome) and will work better with our Mobile format.  This should be completed by the end of November.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sign up for our Emails!

We have four different newsletters/emails you can sign up for and unsubscribe at any time. Click here to sign up!
  • Case of the Week: Sent 3 weeks each month. Contains an interesting pathology related case with images and a short discussion that can be reviewed in 5-10 minutes.
  • Jobs, fellowship and conference email: Sent biweekly. Lists new postings for Pathologist, PhD and other Laboratory Jobs, pathology related Fellowships, pathology related Conferences, CME, Webinars and New Products.
  • Website news and new books: Sent monthly. Lists new and updated features of the website and new books added to the Books pages. 
  • Promotions / commercial: The Promotions email is sent before USCAP and CAP/ASCP meetings, and lists special offers for our visitors. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10 November 2015: Website slow

The website has been slow this afternoon due to problems with our hosting company.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but they are working on it.  Overall, we are pleased with our host GoDaddy.com, because performance has been very good over the past 14 years.  During the process of tracking the problem, we have learned of some minor inefficiencies with our website, and we will be fixing them to keep the website operating as smoothly as possible.  Let us know if you have any questions.

10 November 2015: Featured Article

Consumable Lab Products / Clinical Lab Analyzers Featured Article for November 
By Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.

LABORATORY CONSUMABLES: CYTOLOGY SOLUTIONS  

As in the case of histologic tissue preparation, the process of preparing and preserving cells for cytologic interpretation is of paramount  importance in achieving an accurate pathologic diagnosis. During the last couple of decades, conventional cytology preparations / smears have been largely replaced by liquid based cytology (LBC) such as the SurePath and Thin-Prep systems.  Both of these LBC systems incorporate multiple steps comprised of cell collection and preservation, filtration, and the creation of a cell monolayer enclosed within a 13 mm (SurePath) or 20 mm (ThinPrep) diameter circle.  This process allows for optimal cell morphology as well as the preservation of representative cytologic material.  LBC systems utilize cytologic methanol-based solutions such as CytoLyt and PreservCyt for the preservation of cells during collection and transport, and the lysis of blood and other materials that may obscure cellular detail.

The advent of LBC systems has facilitated the implementation of other innovations in cytology. One example is the use of automated imaging technology in the pathologic evaluation of the standardized cell monolayers. Improvements in cell preservation have also enabled the adaptation of a wide array of molecular testing kits such as UroVysion. The UroVysion Bladder Cancer Kit screens for aneuploidy in bladder cells present in urine to aid in the detection of urothelial carcinoma.  

To view more featured articles of the month by Dr. Jaleh Mansouri, visit our latest Feature page.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Recent Webinars, New Product Information and Management Page Article Posted

We recently posted a couple new webinars, from CAP and Leica Biosystems and, since the end of October, have posted New Product Announcements from Hamamatsu, Symbiodx, Kubtec and Optronics.

We also have a new Management Page article posted: "Medicare Learning Network Update: New & Revised Codes for Outpatient Hospitals", by John Berry, Vachette Pathology.

Friday, November 6, 2015

6 November 2015: Blocking of Images by Nature

The publisher Nature is still blocking many of the images from Modern Pathology or other Nature publications that we are linking to.  To get around this issue, cut and paste the URL of the image into a new tab.  This works because the image will now be loaded from your server, not ours.  We are also:

* Attempting to resolve this issue with Nature, although we have been unsuccessful for several years.  For the first year, they denied that they were blocking us at all.  Then they indicated that the block was because we were driving too much traffic to their websites.

* Asking authors to contribute their own images, which we will post on our server. 

* Posting more images on our server from other sources, such as the AFIP Third Series (not subject to copyright since published by the US Government), images contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick, and images contributed by others who are not necessarily authors.

* As topics are updated, rearranging images in this order with labels for each section: (1) images posted on our server (not blocked, links will not go bad), (2) images from "trusted websites" unlikely to go bad, such as WebPath, WebPathology, PathoPics, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and PMC (free pubmed) journals, (3) images from other sources, (4) images from Nature publications (to warn you that they may be blocked).

* As topics are updated, removing bad links, and removing Nature links if they are being blocked and the images are not needed.

We appreciate your feedback.
  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

5 November 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

5 November 2015: Notice of Pricing Increase as of January 1, 2016

Please note that we will be raising our pricing on Jobs, Fellowships and Conference ads by $25 starting January 1st.  We still give a 20% discount if you pre-pay for a package of 6 or more ads of the same type.

5 November 2015: High Daily Traffic

We are pleased that we had our second highest traffic day yesterday, November 4th, of 28,555 visits.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4 November 2015: Charitable donations from Amazon sales

We have decided to donate 10% of our Amazon.com revenue to Pathology related charities, and will announce the donations at the beginning of each quarter for the prior 3 months.  Although we will make the decision about the charities, let us know your suggestions.  They should be bona fide charities, related to Pathology in some way, and not be political.  The Amazon.com revenue derives from clicking on any Amazon.com links on our website, and then making a purchase of any type.

4 November 2015: Home Page changes

We have changed the Home Page by combining the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology sections into one section, now titled Textbook Chapters.  The aim was to make this page simpler, since both sections contained some of the same chapters, and some chapters (Drugs, Forensics) didn't readily fit into either section.

4 November 2015: Authors Needed

We are looking for Authors to write or update about 5 or more immunostains, routine stains or CD Markers.  The benefits are:

* Help pathologists throughout the world do a better job by reading your work, seen on the world's most popular pathology website.
* Add to your CV, and get your name better known in the pathology community.

Requirements include experience writing, and a commitment to excellence in writing.  Senior residents and fellows are welcome to write, but must have a staff supervisor.  Please do NOT contact us if money is your primary motivation, as we provide only a modest honorarium.

Click here for an example of a well written topic.

If interested, please send your CV, any preferences on topics and any questions to NatPernick@gmail.com or call 248/646-0325.

Monday, November 2, 2015

October Website Statistics

For October 2015, we averaged a record 22,688 visits per day (up 6% from last year), and had a record 703,355 total visits.  Our Jobs pages received a record 46,934 visits, the Fellowship pages received 6,800 visits and the Conference page received 10,180 visits.  We posted 48 Pathologist job ads in October. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and to those who stopped at our booths at CAP '15 and ASCP '15 to give us feedback.

2 November 2015: Combining of Jobs and Jobs-Other pages

We have now combined the Jobs and Jobs-Other pages into one page.  The Jobs-Other advertisements are listed by date and location, and also under the category Related.

We are also highlighting the main description for each Job ad in the summary sections, to make it easier for visitors.

Friday, October 30, 2015

30 October 2015: New Pathology Jobs Report posted

Click here for the Pathology Jobs Report for the third quarter of 2015.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 137 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 59% increase from the 86 job postings in the third quarter of 2014
Rest of report

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

27 October 2015: Possible textbook chapter changes

Let us know what you think about these possible changes by email to Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, or stop by our booth at ASCP this week.

We are merging the Cervix-Cytology chapter into the Cervix chapter, because there is so much overlap.

We are considering merging the Home Page listings of Clinical Pathology chapters and Anatomic Pathology chapters into one large section called Textbook chapters (or something similar).  Currently there is a lot of overlap, as 11 CP chapters are in the AP section.  In addition, some chapters don't quite fit in either category, such as Forensics, and may be harder to find with this split.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

22 October 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

22 October 2015: Jobs Page changes

We have made some changes to improve and "clean up" the Jobs pages.  

First, we combined the Jobs-Other page with the popular Pathologist / PhD Jobs page.  Jobs-Other is for pathology related positions that are not for MD / DO / PhD, such as Pathologist Assistant, Med Tech, Manager, etc.  These jobs will be listed under the category Related.  We are keeping the separate Jobs-Other page for a short time, and then will remove it from the Header and Footer.

Second, we will now list summaries of all jobs still active, by date posted.

Third, we are removing links to some very old articles on Job Advice from other pathologists and Transitioning, that can be referenced here.

Contact Dr. Pernick with your comments at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

21 October 2015:

After receiving some feedback from users at the recent CAP Meeting, we have begun experimenting with the color balancing of Micro images we receive from contributors. Below you will see some examples of this work. Are the images clearer and easier to view? Let us know what you think!

Friday, October 16, 2015

16 October 2015: White balance for images

Thanks to Dr. Yasmeen Butt for the suggestion at CAP'15 to use the white balance technique to improve the quality of our images.  Click here for details.  Keep those suggestions coming!

16 October 2015: New Management Page Articles and New Product Information Posted

We posted 2 new Management page articles this week. The first, by Jacob Vugrinac of Vachette Pathology, is The Wrath of the Titans Falls on Physicians and Consumers and the second, by Bill Gilbert of AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, is ICD-10 Is Here for Pathology. Keep your eyes open for new articles in upcoming weeks and let the authors know of any comments you have.

We have also posted information about new products being offered by Mopec and NeoGenomics Laboratories. This type of information can always be found on our New Products and Services Page.

16 October 2015: New Mystery Case

We have posted a new Mystery Case on our homepage. Hint: Right atrium. View diagnosis >>


16 October 2015: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Jobs Related, Fellowships by Specialty, Fellowships by State and Conferences page, as of October 1, 2015.  If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it) going back to January 2012.  The format is the name of the file, plus yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm is the month.  So, for example, conferences posted as of April 1, 2014 are at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/conferences201404.html.

Please contact us with any questions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

13 October 2015: New Membership!

We have recently added Julie E. Kunkel, M.D. to our Membership page:

Basic 
($100 per year)


Julie E. Kunkel, M.D. (
5Oct15)

Thank you, Dr. Kunkel, for supporting PathologyOutlines.com! Visit our Individual Membership page to see why you should become a member too! 

13 October 2015: Shop Amazon.com Contest is Underway!

To promote shopping at Amazon.com, we will award Amazon gift cards of $100, $50 and $25 through a drawing of those who made any purchase (it need not be pathology related) at Amazon.com in October and November 2015.  To be eligible, you need not purchase through a PathologyOutlines.com link, but we will award one additional $25 gift card for every 50 items purchased over our goal of 400 items purchased through our website.

Remember, your purchase supports our free online textbook (through an Amazon commission to us of 5% or more), if you access Amazon.com through a link from PathologyOutlines.com, at no cost to you!

To enter, simple email your Amazon.com receipt by December 5, 2015 to NatPernick@gmail.com, with Amazon contest in the subject line.  The email must include the date of purchase, a description of at least one item purchased, your name and email address.  Only one entry allowed per person.

Winners must provide us with their first and last name, institution or city / state where they reside.  Winners will be announced in this blog. Good luck!

Friday, October 9, 2015

9 October 2015: Conference ads and Job-Other ads


Many Pathologists were asking us for 2016 Conference dates at CAP. We encourage you to post your 2016 conferences early for these reasons: It is one price for the ad no matter how long it runs. You can post a "save the date" ad now for 2016 and then update it later. Pathologists are planning their time off for 2016 and many need to know the 2016 conference dates now. Posting your conference ad early avoids conflicting dates with other conferences that Pathologists may want to attend.  Remember we have 2 options for your ads.  You can post a large, highlighted ad with text, graphics and links for $625, or a simple, one line ad with name, location and link for $325.  You can email your ad to PathOutAds@gmail.com with a copy to NatPernick@gmail.com.



In order to mainstream the job search process, we have decided to move the Job-other ads (Pathology Assistants, Cytotechnologists, Flow Cytometry technicians, etc.) to the main Pathologist Jobs page, starting January 1st.  We will probably list them under Miscellaneous in the table of contents.  We will also be raising the price of these ads to $500, since there is significantly more traffic on the Jobs page than there was on the Jobs-other page.  We list pathology-related jobs as a service to the pathology community, but have found that certain positions such as Histotechnologists get little to no response to their ads with us.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

8 October 2015: 5000th ad posted

Today we posted our 5,000th ad. It was from USCF for a Faculty position in Biomedical Science.  Looking back to January 2003, we note that our 1st ad was posted by Korn Ferry International. Besides being a valuable tool in the hunt for jobs, fellowships, conferences, products and services, these ads are the reason that our site is a free, no registration website.  Thanks to ALL our advertisers for your continued support.

8 October 2015: New Record for Visits!

On October 5th we set another record - daily total visits of 46,454! This may partially be due to us exhibiting at the CAP meeting.  If you are thinking about advertising your pathology product or service with us, now is the time!  Please email  PathOutSales@gmail.com or call us at (248) 646-0325 for more information on how to reach the thousands of visitors to our site.

8 October 2015: Thanks for your comments at CAP '15

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at CAP'15, and participated in our "focus groups" or otherwise gave us feedback.  These are some ideas we are working on:

* Use primarily images posted on our server, whose links will NOT go bad.  We will concentrate on images from authors or other contributors, the AFIP third series and Dr. Wick's images. We will not post on Flickr, which is blocked by some institutions.  We will also have a weekly "images needed" feature.  Outside websites we will continue to use (because we have special relationships) include Webpathology.com, PathoPic, WebPath and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
* Add a section at the end of each topic of 3-5 "Essential features".  Ultimately, we may be able to generate quiz questions from these essential features.
* Explore an App for the entire website, or parts of it.
* Include a Topic Search feature.
* Resume the Superpages, which have all topics associated with a chapter in one continuous page.
* Accelerate the pace of updates and new material (particularly Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology) by expanding our Editorial Board and the number of Authors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

6 October 2015: September website statistics

For September 2015, we averaged 21,315 visits per day (up 2% from last year), and had 639,475 total visits.  Our Jobs pages received 43,277 visits, Fellowship pages received 5,483 visits and Conference page received a record 10,515 visits!  We posted 53 Pathologist job ads in September, which is also a record number. We are developing a mobile version of our website which should also boost traffic. Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Friday, October 2, 2015

2 October 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for October is Laboratories, and highlights our publishers ARUP Laboratories and Cleveland Clinic Laboratories. It also contains an original short article, "Anatomic Pathology Laboratory: Cross-Contamination of Tissue", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.
2 October 2015:

In preparation for mobile capability, we have included links to all related Chapters on the main Chapter pages. We hope including these links will make navigating between Chapters easier as we transition into a mobile friendly platform. Take a look at our Skin-nontumor chapter to see these improvements in action.
2 October 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1 October 2015: Commercial Email contest winner!

Our newest Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Shreekant Bharti, Banaras Hindu University, India.  He was sent a $50 Amazon gift card.

Please make sure to read our sponsored emails for a chance at another contest!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

30 September 2015: See our Stains chapter for new Topic format

We have completed converting the topics beginning with "A" in our Stains chapter to our new Topic format.  This is our most popular chapter, and we are converting one topic at a time from A to Z.  We expect the pace to pick up as we add new staff.  We are also converting other topics as we make changes to them.  Let us know if you have any thoughts.

30 September 2015: New Management Article

We posted a new Management Article by Jacob Vugrinac of Vachette Pathology, entitled "Good Old Rocky Top: Keeping its Physicians Independent". We will be posting more articles from Vachette Pathology in upcoming weeks. so keep your eyes open for them!

And, if you have not yet seen information on upcoming webinars that Ventana and ASCP are sponsoring, you can view them here: http://pathologyoutlines.com/webinars.html#newwebinars. Check back often, as we continue to add new information as it becomes available.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

30 September 2015: New image contributions

Thanks to Dr. Bushra Sikandar, The Dow University of Health and Sciences (Pakistan), for contributing images of Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Oral Cavity.

30 September 2015: Shop Amazon.com Contest begins October 1, 2015


To promote shopping at Amazon.com, we will award Amazon gift cards of $100, $50 and $25 through a drawing of those who made any purchase (it need not be pathology related) at Amazon.com in October and November 2015.  To be eligible, you need not purchase through a PathologyOutlines.com link, but we will award one additional $25 gift card for every 50 items purchased over our goal of 400 items purchased through our website.

Remember, your purchase supports our free online textbook (through an Amazon commission to us of 5% or more), if you access Amazon.com through a link from PathologyOutlines.com, at no cost to you!

To enter, simple email your Amazon.com receipt by December 5, 2015 to NatPernick@gmail.com, with Amazon contest in the subject line.  The email must include the date of purchase, a description of at least one item purchased, your name and email address.  Only one entry allowed per person.

Winners must provide us with their first and last name, institution or city / state where they reside.  Winners will be announced in this blog.

29 September 2015: Join us at CAP '15 for a short Focus Group!

If you are a pathologist attending the CAP '15 conference in Nashville, TN, please stop by our booth #234 for a short (~ 5 minute) discussion with Dr. Pernick to get your feedback on some website related topics.  After you participate, you will receive a special, limited edition, PathologyOutlines.com baseball cap!


We will be at Booth #234 on:

Sunday, October 4, 7:15 pm-8:30 pm
Monday, October 5, 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  

We hope to see you then!



29 September 2015: Changes to Header and Footer

We have made some changes to the Header and Footer:

First, we have created a new Pathology Products and Services page, with links to the Buyers Guide, Feature Page, New Products, Promotions and Product Questionnaire / Survey pages, and removed those other links.  

Second, we added a new Contribute page, which describes how you can help support our website, both financially and editorially.

Third, we removed the Updates page, since updates are now posted in the Blog.

Finally, we changed Cases to Case of Week.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

25 September 2015: Removing books published in 2010 or before

We are planning to remove books from 2010 or before from our Books pages, since most pathologists are not interested in buying 5 year old books.  However, we will continue to post the books on the Publisher pages (i.e. ARP Press   ASCP   CAP   LWW   WHO), as well as others that appear to us to be "classics", or if there are few other books in that subspecialty.  If there are other books from 2010 or before that you want us to keep on the website, please send an email to Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com.

24 September 2015: Image contribution - Atrial myxoma

Thanks to Pallavi Khattar, M.D. (New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, New York), Puneet Bedi, M.D. (Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, New York) and John T Fallon, MD, PhD (New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, New York) for their interesting images and Case Discussion, which are posted here.

24 September 2015: Policies and procedures for clinical and anatomic laboratories

Does anyone have a set of policies and procedures for blood bank, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology or histopathology that they agree to post on our site, to help others who are starting / improving their labs?  Of course, we would acknowledge you as the source (unless you want to be anonymous).  Contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com with any questions.

24 September 2015: New images of Breast - granular cell tumor

Thanks to Dr. Oleksandr Grygoruk, Boris Hospital and Medical Center, Kiev (Ukraine), for contributing images to the Breast - granular cell tumor topic.



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

22 September 2015: Lambl's excrescence

Thanks to Pallavi Khattar, M.D. (New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, New York), Puneet Bedi, M.D. (Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, New York) and John T Fallon, MD, PhD (New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, New York) for their interesting images and Case Discussion, which are posted here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

New Management Articles and Upcoming Webinars

Last week, we posted a new Management Article by Mick Raich of Vachette Pathology, entitled "An Overview of the New Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule". We will be posting a few more articles from Vachette Pathology in upcoming weeks. so keep your eyes open for them!

And, if you have not yet seen information on upcoming webinars that Ventana and ASCP are sponsoring, you can view them here: http://pathologyoutlines.com/webinars.html#newwebinars. Check back often, as we continue to add new information as it becomes available.

Friday, September 18, 2015

18 September 2015: Promotional / Commercial Emails

We have a new email list for Promotional and Commercial Emails.  The Promotional email is sent out before the USCAP and CAP/ASCP conferences, and lists special promotions for our visitors (click here for the last Promotional email).  The Commercial emails are sent from time to time, as requested by advertisers, but no more than once a month.  With each Commercial email, we award an Amazon.com gift card (currently $50) through a drawing of recipients who respond that they are interested in receiving it (more details are at the bottom of the Commercial email).

Let me know if you have any questions or comments at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

16 September 2015: New Pathologist Jobs Report

The Pathologist Jobs Report for the second quarter of 2015 has now been posted.  It is available from the Jobs page, or by clicking here.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 94 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 11% increase from the 85 job postings in the second quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 94 postings, 90 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions and 1 was for 3 positions.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 September 2015: August website statistics

For August 2015, we averaged 20,539 visits per day (up 13% from last year), and had 636,722 total visits.  Our Jobs pages received 43,516 visits, Fellowship pages received 6.538 visits and Conference page received 9,020 visits.  We posted 47 Pathologist job ads in August, which is a record number.  We hope that with the new website format that traffic will continue to increase. 

15 September 2015: Commercial Email contest winner!

Our Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Lik Lee, New York (USA).  He was sent a $50 Amazon gift card.

Please make sure to read our sponsored emails for a chance at another contest!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

8 September 2015: New Membership

We have recently added Steven Alexander Mann, M.D. to our Membership page:

Basic 
($100 per year)


Steven Alexander Mann, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine (8Sep15)


Thank you, Dr. Mann, for supporting PathologyOutlines.com! Visit our Individual Membership page to see why you should become a member too! 

8 September 2015: Removal of Books for Dermatologists

Beginning 2016, we are planning to remove the books listed on the Books page in the section "Books for Dermatologists".  Many years ago, we had a Dermatology version of the website (DermatologyOutlines.com), and we created a separate Books section for them.  However, there never was much interest in the Dermatology website, so we discontinued it (and redirected it to PathologyOutlines.com), but kept the Books.  Since we are a Pathology website, there really is no point to keeping the books that are of interest to Dermatologists but not Pathologists.  Of course, we are keeping all the Dermatopathology books.  If there are any specific books in the Dermatology section, or others like them, that you want us to keep, please email Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Friday, September 4, 2015

4 September 2015: New website format being implemented

We are moving forward with converting our chapters and topics into our new "Phase 2" format.  Each page will have a common header and footer, and a navigation "breadcrumb" at the beginning and end.  The chapter and topic pages will also have a more consistent format, and each Topic page will have a Table of Contents at the beginning.  We are also removing the sometimes obnoxious Google ads.  

To date, we have converted all of the Chapter pages, and are converting new topics as they are updated.  We are also starting to convert each topic in the Stains chapter, from beginning to end, to the new format.  However, it will take a while to convert all 7000 topics.

We are also creating a more mobile friendly version of the website, beginning with a mobile version of the Home Page.  We hope to have at least part of it available by USCAP 2016.

- Nat

Thursday, August 27, 2015

27 August 2015: Contribute to PathologyOutlines.com!

As you know, PathologyOutlines.com is committed to remaining a free, no registration website. We welcome donations of any amount $10 or more to show your appreciation for the website we maintain. Your financial contribution to our website will greatly help us to continue to be an user-friendly resource to pathologists all around the world.

Your donation helps:
  • Expand our Editorial Board to improve the quality of our free online textbook (in progress)
  • Develop a state of the art content management system to improve search capabilities and ease of use of the website textbook (in progress)
  • Improve our mobile capabilities (in the near future)
Please visit our Contribute page to see more ways on how you can help support our website!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Jobs page was temporarily down, but is now working - sorry for the inconvenience.

For some reason, the code on this page increased from the usual 15K lines to 400K lines, which was so large that the system was unable to handle it.  Although we have not yet figured out why this happened, we corrected the page, which now works, and to the best of our knowledge, all jobs are posted.  If you think you spot a problem, please let us know.

Have a great weekend.

- Nat

21 August 2015: We posted updated reviews of the following topics:

21 August 2015: Email sign-ups

We are pleased that the numbers keep going up for our email newsletters.  As of 8/19/15, we have 5,971 subscribers to the Case of the Week email, 4,125 subscribers to the New Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences email, and 3,096 to the Website News email.

You can subscribe to any of our newsletters / email lists. There is no charge, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We do not use your email address for any other purpose, and do not share it with anyone else. We use Constant Contact to maintain our email lists in a secure manner.

If you would like to sign up, just click on the Newsletters link at the top of our home page, or click here.  Thank you.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

20 August 2015: New Membership

We have recently added J. Manuel Gamboa M.D. to our Membership page:

Resident / Fellow
($50 per year)


J. Manuel Gamboa M.D., Santa Cruz Hospital (20Aug15)

Thank you, Dr. Gamboa, for supporting PathologyOutlines.com! Visit our Individual Membership page to see why you should become a member too! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

19 August 2015: Welcoming Dr. Jennifer Kaley for Case of the Week Discussions

We are welcoming Dr. Jennifer Kaley, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (USA), as our new Case of the Week author for discussions.

Dr. Kaley has recently completed her Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Virgina, and is AP/CP boarded. She has currently joined the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on a part-time basis.

Thank you, Dr. Kaley, for contributing to PathologyOutlines.com!

For feedback, comments or questions, please email Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Recently Posted CME, Webinars and New Products

PathologyOutlines.com has easy-to-access information on new product/ services, webinars and CME available, by just clicking on the applicable buttons located on our home page.

Since July 10th, we've posted a few New Product Announcements from ARUP Laboratories, Quidel, Bio SB and Visabl. We have also posted 7 new CME being offered by ARUP and still have CME posted that ASCP and other organizations offer. And, don't forget to check out upcoming Webinars being offered by ASCP and Leica Biosystems.  You can click on the links here or click through to these pages by using the links located in the header and footer of our webpages.

Monday, August 17, 2015

17 August 2015: Phase 2 of website update is starting

We are starting our second phase of our website update.  In the first phase, we converted all of our textbook and other pages to a database format, although it was not apparent to users.  We also changed the Home Page to a cleaner look.  For phase 2, the pages will also have a cleaner look, as well as these improvements:

* Each page will have the same standardized header and footer, to make it easier to navigate the website
* Each topic will have standardized section headings, with an Index of Headings at the beginning
* The top and bottom of each page will have a "breadcrumb", showing the navigation history
* This format is easier to view with mobile, and will be easier to adapt to our more mobile-friendly features in the future
* We are fixing bad links with each revision
* There will be no "stupid" Google ads on the new pages

We are testing these pages, but we know we won't find every problem, so please email me at NatPernick@gmail.com with any errors or concerns.  We acknowledge some minor formatting issues regarding font size and type, spacing, etc., which we are noting, but will fix later.  Initially, our concern is getting each of the 7000 pages converted to the new format, and making sure all the pages work as they are supposed to.