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Issue #0317
Top Articles
The School of Life
For many aspiring pathologists, training can be difficult to access. Semir Vranić believes that a good education is key to improving patient care when other resources are limited – so he and his colleagues have created a school for Eastern European trainees.
Measuring the Microbiome
The symbiosis between human host and microbiome increasingly evidences its importance to overall health. But how do we know when that relationship turns sour? Liam Heaney illustrates its complexity with the example of TMAO.
The Castleman Criteria
Until now, idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease has had no formal diagnostic protocol. A new set of major and minor criteria for the disease have been established – and investigators are optimistic that this will speed up diagnosis and treatment.
If you participate in our Case of the Month, you’ll know how fascinating it can be to see other pathologists’ most curious cases and participate in the diagnostic process. Do you have an interesting or informative case to share with your colleagues? Email us at; we’d love to feature it in The Pathologist!
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Upcoming Webinars
Digital Pathology: Experiences in Implementation from North Wales NHS
How can major digital pathology rollout be achieved? Dr Muhammad Aslam presents the results of a first phase verification study to confirm the suitability of digital pathology for routine diagnostics, and discusses the leadership and process quality required.
The clinical use claims described in the information provided have not been cleared or approved by the U.S. FDA nor are the products available in the United States.

15 May 2017, 4:00pm BST
Humanity in Science Award 2017: Nominations Now Open
Calling all philanthropic scientists – nominations for the 2017 Humanity in Science Award are now open. The award – and prize money of $25,000 – will be presented to recognize a recent scientific breakthrough that can have a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. The 2016 award recognized the "Development of a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria." Could the 2017 winner be you or someone you know?
Full details and conditions available.

Nominations close May 1st.
Upcoming Events
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the laboratory medicine industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?