Clinical Pathology Symposium

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  • Kristina Martin
    Director of Operations, Division of Clinical Pathology

    (734) 232-5654

10th Clinical Pathology Symposium

April 22, 2019 | 11am-2pm


We invite you to attend the Clinical Pathology Symposium. The symposium includes an amazing program of topics that will be interesting to everyone illustrating the laboratory's impact on patient care via laboratory case studies. We hope that you find the symposium a rewarding and educational experience that you can share with your colleagues. 


11:00 AM - Clinical and Laboratory-Based Approaches for Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders

G. Scott Winder, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Carmen Gherasim, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemical Pathology, Department of Pathology


  1. Recognize the incidence and clinical presentations of alcohol use disorders.
  2. Discuss laboratory approaches for detection, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol use disorders.
  3. Describe current and emerging biomarkers and their clinical applications.

M-Learning: PATH-92046


12:05 PM: The Shifting Paradigms for Hemophilia Treatment

Steven W. Pipe, MD, Assistant Professor, Coagulation, Director Coagulation Laboratory, Department of Pathology

Michael Callaghan, MD, DMC/Children's in Detroit, Director, Sickle Center, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics


  1. Review of the past, present, and future of treatment for hemophilia.

  2. Understand the current clinical outcomes and remaining treatment gaps.

  3. Differentiate replacement therapy from substitution and rebalancing therapies with a focus on their respective mechanisms of action, advantages and risks.

M-Learning: PATH-92047-0001


1:10 PM: 3rd Annual Batsakis Lecture - Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigations in Michigan: Notes from the Field

Justin Henderson, MPH, Epidemiologist, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Dairy Division and Rapid Response Team


  1. Describe the three disciplines traditionally involved in foodborne outbreak investigations - laboratory, epidemiology and regulatory - focusing on the information and tools used by the latter two.

  2. Discuss several examples of foodborne outbreak investigations with Michigan involvement.

  3. Discuss recent multistate outbreaks of STEC associated with romaine lettuce and the role of public health in Michigan in the investigations.

M-Learning: PATH-92045


Clinical Pathology Symposium Planning Committee:

  • Heywyda Dari
  • Amy Drouillard
  • Lindsay Kochan
  • Sean Li
  • Kristina Martin
  • Janelle McCoy
  • Jill Russell
  • Linda Perry
  • Carol Young

Watch Videos of the Symposium:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3 / John G. Batsakis Lecture



Kristina Martin