The Canadian Association of Neuropathologist – L’ Association Canadienne de Neuropathologistes (CANP-ACNP) held their 59th annual meeting at the Delta Kingston Waterfront from October 23rd to 26th, 2019, under the leadership of Dr. Peter Gould, President of the CANP-ACNP, Dr. Julia Keith, Secretary Treasurer of the CANP-ACNP, and Dr. John Rossiter, local organizer. The annual banquet was held at River Mill Restaurant in Kingston.
The academic program comprised 14 Abstracts, 14 unknown cases, a Symposium on Neurodegenerative Neuropathology, and a Neuropathology Practice lecture by Dr. Gerard Jansen entitled CJD, CJD Surveillance, and Occupational Risk. Can worms ever be re-canned? The interactive forum on Neuropathology Practice was moderated by Dr. Gould and Dr. Keith and focused on safety around autopsy diagnosis of CJD, the Neuropathology workforce analysis in Canada 2019 presented by Dr. Patrick Shannon, and accreditation of neuropathology laboratories in Canada. Digital pathology images from the 14 unknown cases are available for viewing online (www.canp.ca) thanks to the CANP webmaster Dr. Jason Karamchandani.
The Presidential Symposium 2019 on Neurodegenerative Neuropathology featured the Jerry Olszewski Lecture given by Dr. Douglas Munoz on Using eye tracking to identify behavioural biomarkers of neurodegeneration, the David Robertson lecture given by Dr. Tom Beach on Staging systems for Lewy body diseases, and the Gordon Mathieson lecture given by Dr. Ian Mackenzie on C9orf72: FTD, ALS and beyond. The program was completed Dr. Gabor Kovacs’ presentation on Tau pathologies in the aging brain and Dr. Carmela Tartaglia’s presentation on Dementia; the times they are a changing.
The award for best clinical science presentation by a trainee (Dr. Mary Tom Award) in 2019 went to Dr. Suzy Kosteniuk (Supervisor Dr. Lothar Resch), and the award for best basic science presentation by a trainee (Dr. Morrison H. Finlayson Award) was won by Hoang D. Nguyen (Supervisor Dr. Maxime Richer).
The following abstracts were presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists – Association Candienne des Neuropathologistes (CANP-ACNP) in October 2019.