8th Annual (Virtual) Pathology Educational Symposium

November 16 - 20, 2020

Recorded Sessions

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November 16 - Monday +

A Legacy of Excellence: The Integral Role of Pathology in Johns Hopkins Medicine's Pandemic Responses

Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN
President, Johns Hopkins Health System
Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Description: A discussion of the role of pathology in JHM's pandemic responses, from the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918 to 2020's COVID-19 response.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Describe the similarities between the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918 and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020
  • Highlight the role of pathology in the COVID-19 response


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Clinical Utility of Serum Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2: A Case Control Study

Brittney Howard, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Technical Laboratory Specialist, Immunology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Patrizio Caturegli, MD, MPH
Professor of Pathology, Immunology Laboratory Director
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Description: This presentation will provide insights into the diagnostic accuracy and application of the SARS serology assay.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Describe the kinetics of the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2
  • Appreciate the value of SARS serology in patients who maintain a high clinical suspicion of COVID-19 but test negative by PCR.


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November 17 - Tuesday +

Health Equity: Complete Well-Being for All

Marissa White, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgical Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tricia Murdock, MD
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Description: In a time of intersecting conversations concerning long-standing and systemic racial injustices faced by underrepresented minorities in the United States and profound health and education inequity during a global pandemic, deliberate effort to improve health equity is critical. This session will provide a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between social determinants of health with health inequity and disparities and will close with a conversation about how we in pathology can contribute meaningfully to achieve health equity for our patients.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Explain social determinant of health and their impact on health inequity and disparities
  • Describe how diversity in the medical professional workforce is essential to improve health outcomes
  • Identify practical strategies to enhance and support diversity, inclusion, and equity within their respective workplaces.


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Autopsy 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michelle Olson, MS, PA(ASCP)CM
Pathologists' Assistant II, Autopsy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Description: This presentation will describe how the JHH autopsy division responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus will be on purpose, safety, and procedures for performing autopsy during a pandemic.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of performing autopsies during a novel disease (COVID-19)
  • Describe the special safety precautions for infectious or high risk autopsy cases
  • Identify basic pathologic observation from COVID-19 autopsies at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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November 18 - Wednesday +

Great Women in Microbiology: A Case-Based Presentation

Paula C. Mister, MS, MT(ASCP)SM
Education and Development Coordinator, Clinical Microbiology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Description: This presentation will combine microbiology and history focusing on selected cases for the audience to "guess the organism" based on patient information and laboratory results. Identification, epidemiology, and treatment of each organism will be briefly discussed with interesting information about the "unsung" female scientists who transformed our knowledge and the course of these infections.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Postulate the causative organism from each case presented, using patient and laboratory information
  • Describe identification methods, epidemiology, and treatment of the organisms presented
  • Recount interesting facts about female scientists who were integrally involved in the identification, treatment, or prevention of these infections

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November 19 - Thursday +

Coping with the Social Isolation that Comes with Social Distancing

Karen L. Swartz, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in how we interact with colleagues, family, and friends. Too often the need for physical distance with "social distancing" results in social isolation. This presentation will discuss the potential consequences of being socially isolated and strategies for coping with the stress related to isolation.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Discuss the potential psychological and psychiatric consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify coping strategies to deal with social isolation


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November 20 - Friday +

Applications of Molecular Testing in Blood Banking

Kathy Haddaway, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM
Lead Technologist, Transfusion Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Description: Red blood cell antigen genotyping is one of many tools utilized in blood banking to resolve complicated serologic workups and to guide transfusion management. This presentation will give an overview of the types of molecular testing utilized in blood banking, as well as applications and limitations of molecular testing for red blood cell antigens. A case-based approach to transfusion management will be included.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Identify the basic steps of performing molecular testing to include isolation, amplification, and analysis
  • Describe the applications and limitations of molecular testing in the blood bank
  • Explain how molecular testing can be utilized to complement serologic workups and aid in transfusion management

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A Look into the Relationship between COVID-19 and Vascular, Thrombotic, and Inflammatory Dysfunction

Annrose Hije, BS, MLT(ASCP)CM
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Core Laboratories
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michael Mikula, MD, MS
PGY-1 Resident, Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Description: This presentation will provide insight on how COVID-19 may be more than just a pulmonary disease. The relationship between comorbidities and COVID-19 illness severity will be explored.

Objectives:
At the completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors that may trigger more severe complications of COVID-19
  • Describe abnormalities or dysfunctions that are related to COVID-19 infection
  • Explain the laboratory testing utilized for accurate and comprehensive diagnosis

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