Thursday, August 27, 2015

27 August 2015: Contribute to!

As you know, 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! 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!

For feedback, comments or questions, please email Dr. Pernick at

Recently Posted CME, Webinars and New Products 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 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.

Friday, August 14, 2015

14 August 2015:
    We would like to welcome Dr. Raul Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, to our Editorial Board. He joins current members Dr. Jerad Gardner, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Dr. Sara Shalin, Assistant Professor also of University of Arkansas and Dr. Debra Zynger, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of The Ohio State University. See Authors page for more information about our Editors and Authors.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

4 August 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 August 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

Contact us with any questions.

Monday, August 3, 2015

3 August 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for August is Books & Journals, and highlights our publishers ASCP, ARP Press, CAP, Demos Medical, Elsevier, LWW and WHO Press. It also contains an original short article, "Pathology Journals: The Study of Information", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.