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2018 Annual Symposium

General Information


STP Annual Symposium 2018

Scientific Co-Chairs: Kathleen Heinz-Taheny, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Kendall Frazier, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA; and Shashi Ramaiah, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Cambridge, MA

Continuing Education Chair: Vimala Vemireddi, BVSc, MS, DACVP, DABT, Covance Laboratories, Inc., Ashburn, VA

Continuing Education Co-Chair: Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, DVM, MS, DABT, DACVP, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Rockville, MD

Read the Keeping It Renal Annual Symposium description

Annual Symposium Overview

Online Registration

Saturday, June 16

Pre-Meeting NTP Symposium: Pathology Potpourri (Free Event, Registration Required)

Sunday, June 17

CE Courses (Half Day, Fee to Attend)

  • CE1 (AM): Clinical Pathology of Biotherapeutics
  • CE2 (AM): Scientific and Regulatory Considerations in Safety Evaluation of Gene Therapy Products in Preclinical Studies
  • CE3 (PM): Toxicologic Pathology of the Peripheral Nervous System
  • CE4 (PM): The Breakthrough of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: What Is Happening in between Small and Large Molecules? (ACT-sponsored course)

Career Development Workshop: Practical Strategies for Navigating Toxicologic Pathology in One’s Early Career…and Beyond! (AM Half Day) Sponsored by EPL, Inc.

Exhibits Open & Welcome Reception

Student/Mentor Mixer

Monday, June 18

Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open

Symposium Welcome and Keynote Address: Glomerulonephritis: Human Diseases and Animal Models

Session 1 (AM): Glomerular Grab Bag

Career Development Lunchtime Series: The Standard for the Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND): Challenges and Promise (Free Event, Registration Required) Sponsored by EPL, Inc.

Session 2 (PM): Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): Toxicologic Pathologist’s Constant Companion

Town Hall Meeting: INHAND Terminology—How Is It Working in the SEND Era?

Tuesday, June 19

Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open

Session 3 (AM): Chronic Kidney Disease: Mechanisms and Progression

Student Outing

Mystery Slide Session: Renal Pathology (Free Event, Registration Required) Sponsored by HistoTox Labs, Inc.

Wednesday, June 20

Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open

Session 4 (AM): Animal Models of Kidney Disease: Literal Translation or Lateral Transgression?

IATP/STP Lunchtime Workshop: Evaluation of Stem Cell-Derived Cellular Therapy Products (Free Event, Registration Required)

Session 5 (PM): Bridging Nonclinical to Clinical Translation Using Emerging Science

Awards Ceremony and Annual Business Meeting

President’s Reception

Thursday, June 21

Session 6 (AM): New Frontiers: Approaches to Understand the Mechanistic Basis of Renal Toxicity

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.

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

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

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.

Annual Symposium Policies

Child Attendance Policy

Photography, Videotaping, Recording Policies

Photography of poster presentations is prohibited without the specific consent of the presenter(s)/author(s). Photography of exhibitor booths and/or equipment is prohibited without the specific consent of the exhibitor. Photography, videotaping, or recording of Scientific Sessions or CE Courses is not permitted.


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.

2018 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

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