The Society for Cardiovascular Pathology had another outstanding collection of companion meetings at the USCAP meeting in San Diego. The Saturday evening session entailed a pro/con discussion on the merits of viral molecular studies for working up myocarditis. The Sunday morning sessions were a line up of topics related to prognostic cardiac pathology. Talks by Gerald Berry, Mike Fishbein, and Jim Stone discussed the prognostic value of C4d staining, diagnosing cardiac allograft vasculopathy and markers in congestive heart failure. These talks were followed by 5 excellent young investigator talks. Finally Jagdish Butany gave the keynote lecture on the four faces of prosthetic heart valves.
The Sunday evening awards banquet was at Roy’s Hawaiian fusion restaurant. This was a lively event that included a raffle for several copies of “Cellular and Molecular Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease.” followed by the hearty congratulations to Jagdish Butany.
During the USCAP meeting, there were excellent presentations during the poster session, the oral session and the evening specialty conference. The warm San Diego weather was an added bonus to anyone who had traveled from the cold and snowy Northeast or Midwest.
Everyone is looking forward to another excellent meeting at the 2015 USCAP meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts.