Richard N. Mitchell, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Session Description: Hard-wired into the ASIP Mission Statement is the promotion of the “discovery, advancement, and dissemination of basic and translational knowledge in experimental pathology and related disciplines.” This is achieved by many of the ASIP membership through their research pursuits—and the associated publications and meeting presentations. However, ASIP has an equally important responsibility (also highlighted in the Mission Statement) in “disseminating knowledge…and fostering educational activities”…across the spectrum from undergraduates to industry, and from politicians to emeritus professors.
Indeed, Ramzi Cotran always strongly believed that one couldn’t be a good pathologist and investigator without being a stellar educator. It’s equally important to emphasize that sharing our discoveries requires a robust editorial process, and couldn’t be accomplished without a solid and enlightened ASIP leadership in support of the Society and its meetings. Consequently, the goal of the ASIP President’s Symposium at EB2021 is to spotlight the administrative, editorial, and educational roles played by ASIP members, and share the trials and tribulations—and the satisfaction—that can come from contributing to the core ASIP mission in ways outside of the laboratory.