2012 Poster and Oral Presentation Awards
Best Oral — Hematopathology
Jason X Cheng, MD, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

338 - Characterizing Epigenetic Patterns and Pharmacologic Responses in Myelodysplastic Neoplasms
Best Resident — Surgical Pathology
David Arps, MD
University of Michigan

143 - Invasive Ductal Carcinoma With Lobular Features: A Comparison Study of Tumor Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes to Pure Ductal and Lobular Carcinomas
Best Scientific — Molecular Pathology
Hayley Webber, PhD, MB (ASCP)
NorDx Laboratory, Scarborough, ME

233 - High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Screening of Gynecologic Specimens: Comparison of the Roche cobas 4800 With the Hologic Cervista Assays
Best Lab Practice — Chemistry
Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD
New York Presbyterian Hospital

60 - Analysis of Vitamin D Send-out Testing at an Academic Medical Center: Understanding Test Utilization and Result Patterns Through Data Mining and Visualization
Best Education — Education Best Practices
Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD
University of Washington

208 - Improved Pathology Resident Performance in Critical Value Communication Using Simulation-Based Communication Training
Best International — Medical Microbiology
Robert Hawkin, MBChB
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

206 - New Roche HIV combi PT Assay Reduces the Number of Old Roche HIV combi-Associated False-Positive Results


Oral Poster Finalists and Presentation Schedule

Announcement of Poster Winners for:

  • Best Poster by a Resident
  • Best Education Practice Poster
  • Best Lab Practice Poster
  • Best Scientific Poster
  • Best International Poster
  • Best Oral Abstract

Saturday, November 3  |  7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Hynes CC, Room 312, Level 3

2012 ASCP Platform Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 1
Thursday, November 1
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Thymoquinone Corrects Fatty Acids Imbalance in Cystic Fibrosis 16HBEo Sense and Anti-Sense Cells Line
Samir Aleryani, PhD
Is Low Positive JAK2V617F Mutation Test Result Clinically Significant?
Xiaojun Wu, MD, PhD, Joong Won, Silvia Spitzer, Jordan Laser, Vishnu Reddy, Shuko Harada
A Colorful Future of Quantitative Pathology: Validation of Vectra Technology using Chromogenic Multiplexed Immunohistochemistry and Prostate Tissue Microarrays (TMAs)
Wei Huang, MA, Kenneth Hennrick, Sally Drew
Overexpression of HER2/neu can be determined by a new HistoSonda® probe. A comparison with traditional methods FISH, CISH, and IHC in urothelial carcinoma (UC)
Leomar Ballester, MD, PhD, Phyu P. Aung, Beatriz A. Walter-Rodriguez, MD, PhD, C. Garcia-Macias, MD, Maria J. Merino
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2012 ASCP Platform Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 2
Friday, November 2
7:00 am - 7:50 am
Whole Slide Imaging (WSI): A Study Correlating WSI Interpretations with Glass Slide Diagnoses
Therese Cermak, MD, Li Liu, Pedro deBrito, MD, Mary K. Sidway, MD, Dale Gibson, HT(ASCP)
Quantitative Monitoring of Hepatic Fibrosis in Orthotopic Liver Transplant Patients Utilizing Digital Image Analysis: Correlation with Pathologic Assessment
Kun Jiang, MD, PhD, Wasim Dar, MD, PhD, Alton Farris, MD
Does the High Risk (HR) Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) RLU/CO ratio obtained in positive Hybrid Capture II RNA probing correlate with persistence of HPV and/or cytologic/histologic findings of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIN?
Judy Harper, CT(ASCP), Seth Lummus, Loretta Gaido, MD, Amanda Penick, MP(ASCP)
ABO discrepancy caused by iron dextran
Komal Arora, MD, Carol Stocks, MT(ASCP)SBB, Eugenia Bryan, MD, Chantal Harrison, MD
Characterizing Epigenetic patterns and Pharmacologic Responses in Myelodysplastic Neoplasms
Jason X. Cheng, MD, PhD, John Anastasi, MD, Jeffrey Q. Shen, PhD, Kenneth Watanabe, PhD, Erica Kleinbrink, MS, Edward Grimley, MS, Randall Knibbs, PhD, James W. Vardiman, MD
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2012 ASCP Platform Oral Abstract Presentations - Session 3
Friday, November 2
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
A comparison of a commercial Western immunoblot for the detection of VDRL and treponemal IgM and IgG antibodies to traditional nontreponemal and treponemal assays.
Alicia Franken, MD, Joyce Oliver, MT(ASCP), SI, Christine Litwin, MD
Clinical Significance of Acute Chorioamnionitis: Are We Overdiagnosing Neonatal Sepsis?
Laleh Hakima, DO, Yun-An Tseng, DO, Shahidul Islam, MPH, Alain Cuna, MD, Poonam Khullar, MD, Nazeeh Hanna, MD
Analysis of Galactomannan and 1,3-beta-D-glucan Testing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vijay G. Bhoj, MD, PhD, Paul H. Edelstein, MD
Autopsy And Placental Examination After Radio-Frequency Ablation For Acardiac Twin
Papreddy Kashireddy, MD, PA (ASCP), Alexandra Larson, MD, Linda M. Ernst, MD
Identification at Autopsy of Clinically Unsuspected Pulmonary And/Or Systemic Fat Embolism
Bruce Goldman, MD, Joshua Segal, Jennifer Findeis-Hosey, MD, Leon A. Metlay, MD, Bruce I. Goldman, MD

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Poster Presentation Finalists

The following individuals' abstracts are the finalists in the "Best Poster" award competition taking place during the 2012 Annual Meeting. Best Poster finalists are identified by blue ribbons on their posters. Poster Presentations take place in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Thursday, Nov 1, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
  • Friday, Nov 2, 7:00am – 7:50am
  • Friday, Nov 2, 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Best Resident Poster Finalists
Increased Rate Of False Positivity For Monoclonal Gammopathy Using Capillary Electrophoreses Alone, Compared To Traditional Gel Electrophoresis
Richard Huang, MD
Feasibility of Dye-Enhanced Fluorescence Confocal Microscopy in Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Breast Tissue
Michal Kamionek, MD
IgG4-Positive Plasma Cells in Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of Gastrointestinal Tract: A Study of 13 Cases.
Li Liu, MD, PhD
Impact of Rapid On-Site Evaluation on Adequacy of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration for Solid Pancreatic Lesions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Anna Matynia, MD
Alpha-1-antitrypsin granules in the liver of a stillborn presenting with non-immune fetal hydrops: a case report
Morgan McCoy, MD, PhD
Invasive ductal carcinoma with lobular features: a comparison study of tumor characteristics and clinical outcomes to pure ductal and lobular carcinomas.
David Arps, MD
A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of isocitrate dehydrogenase mutations in low grade gliomas
Paul Romanoski, MD
Hyperphosphatemia in the Hyperglobulinemic Patient: Real or Spurious?
James Valentine, MD
Ferritin H is a novel marker of macrophages
Wei Wang, MD, PhD
A 12 year autopsy review of infective endocarditis
Yaolin Zhou, MD
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Best Scientific Poster Finalists
Additive Solution Platelets: A Safe, Effective Product for Patients
Joanne Becker, MD
Salpingo-Oophorectomy Specimens For Endometrial Cancer Staging: A Comparative Analysis of Representative Sampling Versus Whole Tissue Processing
Oluwole Fadare, MD
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Displays Distinct Age-Related Differences in Clinical Manifestations, Operative Procedures and Tumor Associations
Dawn Heagley, DO
Emergence and Spread of CTX-M Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli Clinical Isolates at a Tertiary Medical Center in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York
Tiangui Huang, MD, PhD
miRNA expression profiling of Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL): Upregualtion of mir-196a shedding new insight into disease biology and aggressive clinico-pathological behavior
Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD
Higher sensitivity of capillary electrophoresis in detecting hemoglobin A2'
Deanna Oleske, MD
Osteoprotegerin is released by intestinal epithelial cells during active inflammation
Anshu Trivedi, MD
A Case Report: Primary Cutaneous Chondrosarcoma Metastatic to the Brain
Yun-An Tseng, DO
High-risk Human Papillomavirus Screening of Gynecologic Specimens: Comparison of the Roche cobas 4800 to the Hologic Cervista Assays
Hayley Webber, PhD
HOXA7 Gene Methylation as a Biomarker for Detection of Lung Cancer
Fang Wen, MD, PhD
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Best Lab Practice Poster Finalists
Application of the Scientific Method to the Design of Surgical Pathology Reports
Philip Foulis, MD, MPH
Analysis of vitamin D send-out testing at an academic medical center: understanding test utilization and result patterns through data mining and visualization
Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD
Development of an IHC Detection System Comparable to OptiVew DAB IHC Detection for Rat Primary Antibodies
Junshan Hao, M.S.
Use of Cloud Computing for Whole Slide Consultation
Keith Kaplan, MD
Collaborative Implementation of Point Of Care Troponin I Testing Improves Turnaround Times and Streamlines Patient Flow in a Busy Emergency Department
Jeanniline Koehler, MT (ASCP) SBB, CLS (NCA)
Electronic Tool for Tracking Patient Care after Positive Colon Biopsy
Stephen Lau, MD
Our Hospital is Over the Rainbow
Mai Mullen, MT(ASCP)
Cytopathology Laboratory Pap Testing with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Turn-Around-Times (TAT): A Lean/Six Sigma Performance Improvement Project.
Donna Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP)HT
Incidence of Sessile Serrated Adenomas in Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Retrospective Review
Raja Thotakura, MD
Practice and Quality Management: Achieving Emergency Department Stroke Protocol Turnaround-time Requirements by Using Lean Tools
Denyo Adjoa Zakhia, MBChB
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Best Education Practice Poster Finalists
Sudden Cardiac Death Associated With Methylone Use
Peter Carbone, MD
Case report of gastric medullary carcinoma with microsatelite instability, a rare diagnostic entity
Adela Cimic, MD
Improved pathology resident performance in critical value communication using simulation based communication training
Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD
Disseminated aspergillosis in a patient with chronic renal failure
Yuying Jiang, MD, PhD
Evaluation of Two Years of a Medical Student Clinical Laboratory Experience
Ross Molinaro, PhD
A Medical Student Elective in Gastrointestinal Oncology Modeled after the Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
Kristin Olson, MD
Celiac Disease in Pediatric Patients: Diagnostic Utility of High Levels of Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody
Umer Sheikh, MD, MBBS
Proficiency Testing in the Clinical Laboratory: Challenges and Benefits beyond Regulatory Requirements
Heather Stang, MS, MT
Effectively controlled and prevented the spreading of pandemic H1N1/2009 at Suranaree University of Technology
Sanong Suksaweang, MT
Diffuse hepatic infantile hemangioma calls for special clinical management algorithm
Jihong Sun, MD
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Best International Poster Finalists
Non-invasive prediction of endometriosis revisited; 3 biomarkers analysis
Hoda Abd El Moety, PhD
New Roche HIV combi PT assay reduces number of old Roche HIV combi-associated false positive results
Robert Hawkins, MD
Integrating resources to reinforce overall laboratory diagnostic capacity: the experience of PEPFAR AIDSRelief program in Ethiopia
Tsegahun Manyazewal, MSc
Stepwise Laboratory (Quality) Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) Program at central and decentralized level within the laboratory network in Rwanda
Alida Ngwije, BA
Two rare cases of fatal intoxication from metformin and literature review
Payam Pahlavan, MD
Clinicopathologic Study of Intestinal Spirochetosis in Japan with Special Reference to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Status and Species Types: Analysis of 5265 Consective Colorectal Biopsies
Yoko Tateishi, MD
Unusual polypoid lesions of duodenum: A few surprises
Monika Tripathi, MBBS, FRCPath
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