2017 Annual Meeting

History of Pathology Society

March 5 2017, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


History of Pathology Society

Pathology in the Wake of the Great War

Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:30 PM 5:00 PM
CC 302 C

Session Credits: 1.5 CME

Moderator: James R. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Course Description:
This is the centenary of World War I, an event that changed the world and had a profound impact on the practice of pathology. No previous sessions have specifically addressed the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine during and immediately after the War nor have there been any presentations describing medical museum specimens collected during the War and their use and fate after the War. This session will fulfill these unmet needs.

Upon Completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the nature of laboratory services provided to the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI
  • Describe how pathology/laboratory medicine became a hospital-based clinical specialty in the wake of the WWI
  • Describe pathological specimens collected by the participants in WWI and their use and fate thereafter


3:30 PM

How Pathology Became a Clinical Discipline in America
Jim Wright, MD, PhD, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, AB

4:30 PM

Pathology Specimens from WWI
Robin Cooke, MD, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia


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