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Giving Tuesday

This has been a difficult year for everyone—especially those who are experiencing isolation due to COVID-19. Many people are desperate for connection, and we try to share resources to encourage the ASIP spirit during these challenging times. The pandemic continues to take a toll on health care workers.

There is hope, and you can help.
We want to continue our efforts in discovering disease mechanisms with even more ways to support education in pathology. We would love to have you join us for #GivingTuesday. 
ASIP joined #GivingTuesday last year and raised funds for travel awards. This year our goal is to raise $10,000. Your donations will be matched by the ASIP!

How can you help?

As a supporter of the ASIP, we need your help. Please share our fundraiser with your network on #GivingTuesday. We welcome any donation amount. Mark your calendar and help us reach our $10,000 goal. 
How will the money raised be used?

This year, the ASIP is fundraising to provide support for undergraduate to work in a research laboratory during summer 2021 through the ASIP Summer Research Opportunity Program in Pathology (SROPP). This program promotes the entry of young scientists into the mainstream of the basic, translational, and clinical research communities and provides summer research opportunities in pathobiology mentored by ASIP members. Donations can also be designated towards the Pathology Leadership Fund, any of our named Trainee Scholar Awards, or any of our named Junior Faculty Scholar Awards.

Why Give?

Your Impact has helped many past award recipients. Will you consider donating this year to ASIP to help advance pathology education?
Every $ raised is helpful. Thank you for your support. Click the red button below to donate. We are grateful for you and your generosity. Together, we can make lasting change.

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Want to attend #ASIP2022 at #ExpBio but don’t know how to ask?

Simply copy and paste the template below and send to your supervisor

You fill in the yellow highlights!

Hello [AMAZING P.I.],

This year we’ve many projects planned and I am excited to participate. To help me strengthen my skills and generate new ideas to share with the rest of the team, I’d love to attend the

2022 ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.

This conference will take place April 2-5, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. Many scientific professionals and speakers will come together for oral and poster sessions and networking events every evening.

I think this conference is a great opportunity for us to engage with leaders, connect with potential mentors, and bring back best practices to the lab. I’m particularly excited about [SPECIFIC SESSION, EVENT, OR TOPIC] which I think will help us [APPLY TO YOUR WORK].

At the ASIP meeting, attendees will experience:

  • Presentations representing cutting edge research in a variety of disciplines
  • Award lectures and special presentations by internationally-recognized leaders
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other trainees, as well as established investigators in the field
  • Focused professional, career development, and educational sessions
  • Opportunities to explore ways in which trainees can engage in ASIP events/activities and groups

My attendance will cost about [COST], which includes travel, lodging, and registration. I will ensure my duties are covered while I’m away and will take detailed notes and give a short recap presentation for our team when I return.

Thanks in advance for considering my request. I’d love to discuss this opportunity and answer any questions you might have!


Trainee Scholar Award Opportunities Available

Trainee Scholar Awards recognize excellence in research from ASIP Trainee members (Undergraduate Students, Pre- and Post-Doctoral Trainees). Awardees are selected based upon the scientific merit of their submitted abstract. Trainee abstracts will be programmed for presentation in a poster session and/or minisymposia.

 Apply Here

Your safety is our top priority. Vaccinations will be required.

Submit an abstract to an ASIP topic category today.

Experimental Biology 2022
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Not a Member? Save on registration when you join the ASIP!
 NOW is the time to join so you can receive discounted registration rates
AND the many benefits that come with membership.
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Abstract Deadline: November 30

Apply for Travel Awards TODAY!

#ASIP2022 at #ExpBio

#ASIP2022 at #ExpBio

  • Lectures
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Special Sessions & More!

Register as an ASIP member by February 7 to get discounted registration.

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Advance registration deadline:

April 12, 2021

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Abstract and Registration Site for #ASIP2022 at #ExpBio is OPEN until Nov 30!

ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Don’t miss the last ASIP Annual meeting at Experimental Biology as we meet in person in Philadelphia. This year’s theme is, “Basic Science and Translational Research into Mechanisms of Human Disease – Improving Disease Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment.” Become an important part of this cutting-edge meeting as you can reconnect with colleagues, and meet new scientists who provide outstanding research and cutting-edge advances in the life sciences field. There is a place for your science with our variety of topic categories! Determine your abstract topic and submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

An exciting lineup of basic and translational research talks presented by well-known senior and up-and-coming junior scientists and trainees has been organized by the ASIP 2022 Program Committee in collaboration with our membership, Scientific Interest Groups, and guest societies Importantly, ASIP Trainee members (including undergraduate students) and Junior Faculty who submit abstracts to ASIP Topic Categories are eligible to be considered for travel awards. Please see the details about the many special award opportunities here.

Submit your abstract to be eligible for these awards, including scholar awards for trainees and junior faculty which will cover registration costs.

Your safety is our top priority. Vaccinations will be required.

#ASIP2022 at #ExpBio

  • Lectures
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Special Sessions & More!

  • Abstract Deadline: November 30
Experimental Biology 2022
Register Now

Register soon for the best rates.

Not a Member? Save on registration when you join the ASIP!

 NOW is the time to join so you can receive discounted registration rates

AND the many benefits that come with membership.

Learn more

The stress-free Twitter experience



In 2020, it looks like more science communicators became more active in social media than ever before. This trend could be partly attributed to the desire to educate a wider audience in the midst of a pandemic. Now is your chance to maximize your social media benefits for science communication, fun and professional development.

As we are slowly moving away from the initial shock of COVID-19, a trace of what scientists can achieve through Twitter, Instagram and search optimization engines when they use lay language has been left behind.

To help scientists improve their science communication activities on social networks, the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) has been organizing webinars on how to use social media platforms, how to engage with other scientists and how to maximize your following. This initiative has been met with overwhelmingly positive feedback by both senior and junior scientists.

For the novices, in social media though, a fascinating piece of feedback came up. 

The stress of building a following and the inevitable frustration when that does not happen after a few tweets packed full of hashtags, leads to them becoming gradually disengaged. 

However, going over the attendees’ feedback and the messages that I was sent personally as one of the event organizers, prompted me to create a summary of ways to best approach Twitter, based on my experience, and what goals to set to maximize enjoyment, relationship building and important information sharing on Twitter.



Useful resources to questions you’ve been asking!


One of the overwhelmingly positive aspects of Twitter is accessibility to updated resources. Interested in knowing how your chances to get an R01 change if you have a PhD vs an MD/PhD? Twitter has the answer, with a link and a nice plot attached to the tweet to get your answer in seconds!



Sharing good news and celebrate milestones with those to cheered you on along the way!


Whether it’s about you or about your students, sharing good news is always fun. The benefits of sharing good news on social media are numerous but, maybe, more importantly sharing good news on Twitter let your followers know what you are up to and that you’ve been successful. 


Your Twitter followers, if you’re engaged with them, are actually your network. These are the people that you want to tell when you get a grand or you’re one step closer to getting your PhD or you had a major life event. Additionally, sharing good news, should be an opportunity to acknowledge all those helping you and spread the word on good people doing good work. we all know science is a team sport but a lot of people don’t take the time to publicly acknowledge those helping them. you got an award? 


Share on Twitter, and tag your collaborators, your lab maids, your mentors who helped you Excel and to whom part of this award belongs to.





A speedy way to learn how to get involved!


Are you interested in becoming more active in our society? Are you looking to get involved but don’t know how or you’re not sure of opportunities close to you or what an opportunity would entail or when the deadline is? All those things you can find on Twitter. 


Follow your favorite foundations nonprofits and local community outreach programs. Trust me, they all have a Twitter account. 


Spread the word on their awesome work and reach out through direct messaging or by simply tagging them to ask if there are opportunities for you to meaningfully contribute to their mission.




Celebrate with others from a distance!


If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of having time with your loved ones. but people in the Sciences know very well that sometimes work takes you away from your friends and family. 


Whether it’s a PhD or a postdoc, scientists are known to go from place to place four years before their settled. One would argue this is part of their training. That is even more true for international scholars such as myself. Some of us were not able to see our families for over 2 years now with the pandemic and that takes a toll. so, let’s use social media and take comfort in the fact that we are not alone. We can celebrate important events and national Holidays of our country without actually being there by simply engaging with our compatriots online.



But also make science jokes!


But more importantly, social media should be used for fun. If social media is not your source of employment or your hobby or a mandatory part of your day-to-day life, it really has to be fun. so, as you get informed about the latest publication of an old collaborator or a former student or a leader in your field, please also follow accounts that make you laugh.

These accounts are very popular for reason. You really have nothing to lose by following them, just gain a -usually needed- chuckle during your busy workday.

Or share your wisdom with those after you!


And for the more senior attendees of this event, I want to urge you to share your wisdom with your followers. Young trainees and postdocs are asking questions all over Twitter about career paths, conundrums the face, problems they have but they don’t feel comfortable sharing with their mentors.

Though you should not feel obligated to fix everyone’s problems or to offer feedback on situations in which you only know part of the story, you can share your path. you can give advice that you stand by and inspire the junior scientists that follow your account. and though advice on how to be a better scientist is always appreciated, please don’t hesitate to share your wisdom on being a scientist or having a scientist background in living life, having a family, balancing your life now and when you were younger. This is especially important for your First Gen followers especially if you’re a first-generation scientist yourself.

Most of us don’t have a family member or a relative to ask those questions so we have to find answers elsewhere. Be a resource to the first generation scientist and you will have served science in an even more profound way.








Links and Resources for Scientists interested in using Twitter more!


Ten simple rules for getting started on Twitter as a scientist


You should get Twitter…for science!


How to Use Twitter as a Scientist


Our Year on Twitter: Science in #SocialMedia (Trends in Immunology journal)


How to Make Twitter Work for You (and for Science)


Previous ASIPathways article

“Write the Tweet you need in Academia”




#PISA2020 Day 3

Yesterday was a very full day at PISA 2020 with sessions and events spanning from 9:00 AM until 7:30 PM.

Today at PISA 2020, we begin the morning with Trainee Advising Sessions at 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM on the topics of “Considering medical school?” and “ Individual development plans (IDPs) for trainees: Your plan for success.” At 10:00 AM, we will have two concurrent Meet-the-Expert session. The Breast Cancer Scientific Interest Group is hosting a session featuring the Outstanding Investigator Award Lecture on the topic of “Understanding breast cancer: My journey as a physician-scientist.” During the same time slot, the Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group will host a Meet-the-Expert session feature two talks on “NAFLD: Cellular and molecular basis and therapies” and “Liver homeostasis, zonation, and repair.” There will be a long break for lunch today, followed by the afternoon scientific program beginning at 1:00 PM. Today’s Plenary Session is on the topic of “Bench to bedside: NOT lost in translation.” At 3:00 PM, we will have concurrent symposia on the topics of “Not a monolithic disease: Cancer heterogeneity and precision oncology” and “And the beat goes on: New wrinkles in cardiovascular pathophysiology.” The scientific program concludes at 5:00 PM, but the day will not yet be over. At 6:00 PM, there will be a special session organized by a subcommittee from the Committee for Career Development and Diversity on “Navigating the Socialsphere: A how-to guide to promoting your scientific career online.”

It’s going to be a great day at PISA 2020. See you there!

#PISA2020 Day 3

The PISA 2020 theme is: Pathobiology that Drives Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Human Diseases: Present and Future. The program features plenary sess…