You are invited to participate in the Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota Tri-State Spring Histology Symposium:

 May 16-18, 2018 • Madison Concourse Hotel • Madison, WI

We offer an outstanding program of seminars and workshops that begin Wednesday afternoon May 16th and conclude at noon on Friday, May 18th. Join us for education, vendor displays, socializing and histotech camaraderie as we celebrate Histology Hawaiian Style in 2018.


May 16-18, 2018 Madison Concourse Hotel Madison WI


Wednesday, May 16th  

3:00-4:00          Chromogenic Multiplex Immuno-staining: A Clinically Useful Procedure That Hasn’t “Caught On” and Why

                            Joseph D. (Joe) Myers, M.S., CT (ASCP) QIHCCM, Biocare

3:00-4:30          The Role of Histopathology in the Translation Study of Gene Therapy for Congenital Muscle Disease.

                            Hui Meng, PH, D. HTL (ASCP), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

5:00-6:30          Paraffin: What Histologists Need to Know and Understand for Histological Success

                            Debbie Siena, HT (ASCP) QIHC and Gary Wiederhold BS, HTL, StatLab Medical Products

4:15-5:15          Chromogenic In Situ Hybridization Procedures

                            Joseph D. (Joe) Myers, M.S., CT (ASCP) QIHCCM, Biocare

5:30-6:30          Troubleshooting Immuno-staining Procedures

                            Joseph D. (Joe) Myers, M.S., CT (ASCP) QIHCCM, Biocare

7:00-9:00          Vendor Show

                            Pizza Party and Refreshments – Courtesy of Tech One

Thursday Morning, May 17th 

9:00-12:00        Evaluating Minimally Invasive Cervical Biopsy Samples for Cervical Cancer Precursor Lesions

                            Juan Carlos Felix MD. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI – sponsored by Newcomer Supply

10:00-10:30     Break with Vendors

12:00-1:00        Lunch with Vendors

Thursday Afternoon, May 17th 

1:00-2:30          Intro to Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM): The Journey of a muscle biopsy

                            Rob Goodwin BS. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

                            Chemistry of Buffers in the Histology Laboratory 

                            Jason A. Ramos, Ph.D., Biocare

                            The Wonderful World of Nucleic Acids

                            Valerie Salato, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

                            Barb Wimpee, MS

2:30-3:00          Break with Vendors

3:00-4:30          Histology Laboratory Hazards and Safety

                            Tami A. Maier, PhD, RBP. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI                         

                            Introduction to Immunohistochemistry

                            Robert Brunner, BA, HT (ASCP) Leica Biosystems, Buffalo Grove, IL

4:45-5:45          Society Business Meetings

6:00-10:00        Theme Costume Banquet: “Histology Hawaiian Luau” 

Friday, May 18th 

8:00-10:00        The Use of Large Format Cassettes in the Routine Diagnosis of Clinical Specimens.

                            Neil Haine Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons), Cell Path, LTD, Newtown, Powys, United Kingdom

                            Phillip Bryant Ph.D., MRSB, CBiol, CSCi, FIBMS, Cell Path LTD Newtown, Powys, United Kingdom

                            From Dream to Reality: Building a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Service

                            Lauren N. Parsons M.D.  Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI                  

                            Nicole Anne Leon BS, HTL (ASCP) , Histology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI

                            The “S.M.A.R.T” Way in Histology

                            Julie Trejo, B.S., H.T. (ASCP) CM.  Sponsored by LabStorage Systems

10:00-10:30     Break with Vendors

10:30-12:00     Digital Pathology Advantages of Having a Digital Workflow

                            Christopher Hospidales, BS, MS, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratory, Milwaukee, WI

                    Histology Hiring Hot Topics: Resume Writing, Histology Job Search, and Histology Staffing                              Melissa Owens BS, CHP, Allied Search Partners

                            Introduction to the MCW Tissue Bank Medical College of Wisconsin

                            Allia Nelson BS, BA, CCRC, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

All presentations are approved for NSH contact hours


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