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STP 32nd Annual Symposium
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Abstract Submission

April 1, 2013

Student Travel Award

April 1, 2013

Advance Registration

April 10, 2013


May 20, 2013

Meeting Cancellation

May 10, 2013

Hotel Reservation

May 22, 2013

General Information

Toxicologic Pathology of the Digestive Tract and Pancreas

The 2013 STP Scientific Symposium, to be held on June 16–20 in Portland, Oregon, will cover fundamental biology and recent innovations in the toxicologic pathology of the digestive tract and pancreas.

The focus of this international meeting is to correlate advances in the morphologic evaluation and integration of findings in the digestive tract and pancreas with functional, cellular and molecular knowledge in a series of plenary and poster sessions. The meeting will provide a venue for interactive discussion of the current state of knowledge in both conventional and specialized nonclinical safety studies of the digestive tract and pancreas. Core sessions will include Normal Digestive Tract Functional Anatomy and Physiology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Tract Toxicity and Risk Assessment, Digestive Tract Carcinogenesis, Biomarkers of Digestive Tract and Pancreatic Injury and Disease, and Pancreatic Toxicity and Carcinogenesis. The symposium keynote address will focus on the gut microbiome and its critical interactions with the digestive tract epithelium and the mucosal immune system during health and disease.

Individual presentations will focus on a mix of traditional and contemporary strategies for the pathophysiologic and toxicologic evaluation of the digestive tract and pancreas. The meeting will also provide a unique forum for reviewing recent progress in developing and optimizing best practices for routine and specialized toxicologic pathology evaluation of digestive tract and pancreas across academia and the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The symposium will also feature practical case study presentations as part of two scientific sessions: the session on Digestive Tract Toxicity and Risk Assessment and the session on Pancreatic Toxicity and Carcinogenesis.

The digestive tract and pancreas are rapidly growing areas of toxicologic inquiry and regulatory concern, and this symposium promises to be a great opportunity to review and expand your knowledge in this important field.

Annual Symposium Overview

Saturday, June 15
NTP Symposium: Pathology Potpourri—Free Event, Registration Required

Saturday, June 15
5th ACVP/STP Coalition Scientific Conference for Veterinary Pathology Fellows—Free Event, Registration Required

Sunday, June 16
CE Courses (half-day, fee to attend)

  • Role of the Pathologist in GLP Studies (CE AM 1)
  • Inflammatory Biomarkers (CE PM 2)—Sponsored by the STP Clinical Pathology Special Interest Group (CPIG)
  • Juvenile Animal Studies in Pediatric Drug Development (CE PM 3)—Sponsored by the American College of Toxicology (ACT)
  • Immunogenicity/Hypersensitivity of Biologics (CE PM 4)

Career Development Workshop: Environmental Toxicologic Pathology (AM half day)—Free Event, Registration Required

Welcome Reception/Exhibits Opening

Monday, June 17
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open

Symposium Welcome
Session 1 (AM): Digestive Tract Anatomy/Physiology

Exhibitor-Sponsored Lunch for Symposium Registrants
Career Development Lunchtime Series: Transitioning to Management (Free Event, Registration Required)

Session 2 (PM): Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, June 18
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open
Session 3 (AM): Digestive Tract Toxicity-Risk Assessment

Free Afternoon for Attendees
Student Outing

Wednesday, June 19
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open
Session 4 (AM): Digestive Tract Carcinogenesis

Practical Application of MRI Histology in Toxicologic Pathology: View Details

Session 5 (PM): Biomarkers of Digestive Tract Injury

Awards Ceremony
Annual Business Meeting
President’s Reception

Thursday, June 20
Session 6 (AM): Pancreatic Toxicity-Exocrine/Endocrine

Meeting Materials

Meeting publications, including final Program, handouts, attendee list, committee, interest group, and ancillary meetings schedules and evaluation forms will be posted on the Meeting Materials page when available. All STP Members and also nonmember registrants will be notified when materials are posted.

STP members will use their regular logins to access this page. Nonmember attendees will receive logins and passwords to access this page.

A Special Note for the Physically Challenged

STP wants to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this meeting, please contact STP Headquarters, 703-438-7508, ext. 1443.


STP wishes to thank its Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of the Society and its activities, which include all events and scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting. Their donations make it possible for STP to continue to offer high quality science at an affordable fee.

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