President’s Message July 2018

Dear Friends and Fellow Hepatophiles, 

In recent years, the Society has broadened its activities that would benefit the members. I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of these activities in this message.

The Journal Watch effort started in 2015 and presents a concise summary of important advances in liver diseases. In addition to pathology journals, relevant articles published in clinical journals are included in the review. The Journal Watch effort is spearheaded by the Education committee chaired by Daniela Allende and includes 6 additional members. If there is an important article that you would like to share with the membership, please send it to the Education committee.

Another regular activity of the Society is the quarterly newsletter apprising the membership of important events and endeavors of the Society. The newsletter is put together by the Newsletter/Publications committee led by Stephen Ward along with 4 other members. The newsletter also includes interesting cases, an activity that dates back to 2009. It has become a more regular feature in recent years and many of the write-ups reach the standards of published case reports in journals.

If you would like to join any of the committees, you can indicate your interest while renewing your membership or contacting us at any time. You can also contribute a case in the newsletter. Case write-ups are an excellent opportunity for residents/fellows interested in liver pathology to start contributing to the Society early in their career. Your feedback and participation is the key for the ongoing success of the Society. Best wishes to all for a wonderful summer.

Sanjay Kakar, MD
President, Hans Popper HepatopathologySociety

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