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What’s New?

Spring 2015 STP Modular Education Course: Toxicologic Pathology of the Immune System

Save the Date: April 19–22, 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina
Local registration fees also available for those who live nearby!
Limited attendance! Don’t delay—lock in your registration at this modular education course today.


New Webinar Recordings


SAVE THE DATE—The Boston Area Pharmaceutical Toxicology Group (BAPTG) will host a 1-day regional meeting on “Nonclinical safety assessment of antibody-drug conjugates and nucleic acid therapies” on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Pfizer facility in Andover, Massachussetts. Registration will be available a few weeks prior to the meeting. For more information, please contact Dr. Marjorie Peraza.


Winter SCOPE Newsletter Is Now Available!
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A New Issue of Toxicologic Pathology (Volume 43 Number 2) Is Now Available Online
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Member Input Requested by February 27
Review of the Office of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) “Guidance on the GLP Requirements for Peer Review of Histopathology”
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Call for Volunteers
Volunteer to Serve on an STP Committee by February 27
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STP Regulatory Forum Orphan Topics: Call for Authors


2015 Pathology 2.0 group of ESTP Webinars —February 24, 2:00 PM CET—Presented by Dr. Grazyna Wieczorek

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SEND Finalization Update NDA submissions and IND-supporting studies must be submitted with electronic data beginning 18 Dec 2016. See the SEND page for more information.


2014 Annual Symposium Course Recordings and Keynote Address Now Online
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STP Bylaws UpdateDefinition of Full Members Updated in Bylaws

New STP Policy PostedUse of STP Name and Logo

New STP Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) PostedSTIP Travel Reimbursement SOP and STP Annual Management Feedback SOP
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PATHWAYS—A Newsletter for Students of Veterinary Pathology


A new INHAND Soft Tissue and Integument supplement published in the Journal of Toxicologic Pathology is now available online.

Proliferative and Non-Proliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Soft Tissue, Skeletal Muscle and Mesothelium

Proliferative and Non-Proliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Integument


Toxicologic Pathology 2013 Best Paper Award
Unexpected Thrombocytopenia and Anemia in Cynomolgus Monkeys Induced by a Therapeutic Human Monoclonal Antibody
Toxicol Pathol, 2013; 41(7): pp. 951–969, originally published online March 7, 2013. (Member login required)


INHAND: New INHAND Working Group to Review Apoptosis and Necrosis Terminology


SEND Presentation: Requirements for Standardized Study Data: Update on Guidance


STP Position Paper: Interpreting the Significance of Increased Alveolar Macrophages in Rodents Following Inhalation of Pharmaceutical Materials


Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas—The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has created a new web-based resource containing thousands of high quality images and guidelines for diagnosis of nonneoplastic lesions in experimental rodent models. The first nine sections are now available the NTP website. When completed, the Atlas will contain 56 sections, each focusing on a particular organ or tissue.

Related article in February issue of Toxicologic Pathology.


Announcing INHAND Nomenclature Change Control
The INHAND Project (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions) is a joint initiative of the STP, ESTP, BSTP and JSTP to develop an internationally-accepted nomenclature for proliferative and non-proliferative lesions in laboratory animals. The INHAND nomenclature is being adopted by the US FDA for use in the SEND initiative (Standard for the Exchange of Nonclinical Data). Pathologists who discover a lesion in a toxicity study that is not covered by the INHAND nomenclature are encouraged to request a new INHAND term. In addition, changes, additions, and updates to current terms may be desirable and may be requested.


Best Practices for Veterinary Toxicologic Clinical Pathology, with Emphasis on the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries (DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12059).


Navigating ToxPathNet
Are you unfamiliar with ToxPathNet? STP members can now use a link on the ToxPathNet homepage to view a 3-minute slide show to learn how to navigate this area of the website. (Member login required.)


Navigating the STP Website
A 3-minute slide show is now available to assist in learning to navigate the website. (Select the button on the left to access.)


The Role of the Toxicologic Pathologist in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
As part of an STP initiative to provide awareness of the specialized role of toxicologic pathologists in the biopharmaceutical industry, a review paper was published in the International Journal of Toxicology to educate and to attract new scientists and veterinarians to the field.

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