The Society for Cardiovascular Pathology companion meetings were quite successful and well-attended. The Saturday evening session was held at the Ether Dome on the campus of Massachusetts General Hospital. The event was entitled “Molecular Investigation into a Familial Cardiomyopathy: Perspectives from Cardiology, Pathology, and the Family” and featured a unique experience of a report of a novel mutation causing familial atrial fibrillation and a variety of other cardiovascular findings. The Sunday morning sessions were a line up of topics related to amyloidosis. Talks by Joseph Maleszewski, John Burke, Mark Semigran and our young investigators set the stage for the Distinguished Acheivement Awardee Mike Fishbein. Mike Fishbein’s keynote lecture revisted the fact and fiction of arteriosclerosis.

The Sunday evening awards banquet was at Mamma Maria’s in the North Square. An excellent dinner preceded our hearty congratulations to Mike Fishbein.

During the USCAP meeting, there were excellent presentations during the poster session, the oral session and the evening specialty conference. Boston was cold, but friendly and most of the snow had melted away in the downtown area.

Everyone is looking forward to another excellent meeting at the 2016 USCAP meeting to be held in Seattle, Washington.