Recently, we asked you to share instances of laboratory waste management – and we’ve heard some interesting concerns and intriguing solutions from contributors in resource-limited regions. One reader says, “In our lab, we use small glass bottles for endoscopic biopsies and pour a little formalin in each bottle. The bottles are then washed and used for several years.” Another highlights a need for  greater awareness of the proper use of consumables. For instance, he says, “There is no awareness that it’s possible to reuse a biopsy container after washing properly. As a result, biopsies are discarded with their containers.” Sustainability is a particular challenge for low- and middle-income areas – do you have any suggestions that could help?

Yours, Michael Schubert, Editor

Weekly Spotlight

Sharing Experience from the World of Easy NGS

Hear from two European labs about first time implementing the next generation sequencing (NGS) with the Ion Torrent™ Genexus™ Integrated Sequencer and from us about the plans for IVDR transition.
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Anatomy of a Social Media Success
09/29/2021 | Olivia Gaskill
Taking medical education to new heights with the Institute of Human Anatomy
Walk in the Park
09/28/2021 | Michael Schubert
When the pressure mounts and life is anything but easy, the answer is right in front of you
We Need to Talk About Clinical Representation
09/30/2021 | Renã Robinson
Alzheimer’s research should benefit all, regardless of ethnicity or race
Kindling a Passion for Pathology
10/01/2021 | E. Blair Holladay
We must give medical students a strong grounding in pathology and laboratory medicine to grow their passion for our discipline
Tweet of the Month

What should medical schools be doing to promote pathology to students? Dan Milner expresses the importance of keeping students informed during medical school.

40 Under Forty

Last week, the ASCP announced its Top Six “40 Under Forty” honorees – see who made the list here and congratulations to you all!

Webinars: Upcoming

Spatial phenotyping of the tumor microenvironment: Novel solutions for biomarker discovery and drug development
Thursday, October 7, 2021   |  4pm CET (10am EST)   |  Register here

A Celebration of the Lab: The Present and Future of Pathology
Monday, October 18, 2021   |  3:00 PM BST  / 10:00am EST  |  Register here

Application Note
LC/MS/MS Method Package for bile acids

Shimadzu’s method package was developed to provide a complete solution to perform routine analysis of selected primary, secondary and conjugates bile acids, in various matrices such as plasma, urine and feces. Read App note

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Innovation in Education

Pathology needs a purpose-built online learning solution – and Aurora mScope Education is here to help. Read on to learn how the platform prepares students and trainees for the real world of the lab.

Together again – ASCP 2021 returns in-person and virtually, Oct 27-29

In Boston or remotely, you’ll be immersed with other attendees and leading experts, working together to solve the incredible challenges faced today while impacting the future of laboratory medicine. Read more

Resolve Cancer

Unravel the complexity of cancer biology and reveal insights to advance human health. Explore key discoveries enabled by technology from 10x Genomics and learn how you can accelerate your research to resolve the complex biology underlying cancer. Learn More

Learn Lab Management.

Interested in lab management skills? Click to find out more about LabVine Learning’s online lab management course (and sign up to LabVine for a chance to take the course for free)!

Euromedlab Munich 2021

We are ready to open the door again and welcome you back in presence! Visit the website for more information, including how to register. Early registration fees are available until October 15th, 2021.

Discover Great Events

We work with event organizers from all around the world to help bring the pathology community together, from large congresses to intimate meetings that fit around a table. Discover some of the events that we partner with and stay up-to-date with the latest developments. 

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