Johns Hopkins Medicine Inaugural Pathology Educational Symposium

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce the Inaugural Pathology Educational Symposium to be held September 10-12, 2013 in the Turner Auditorium.

We have pulled resources together from all of our sites to provide a well-rounded Continuing Education experience for all Pathology and laboratory staff in all job descriptions.

Here is the Pathology Symposium program and registration form.

This event is free to all Johns Hopkins Medicine Pathology and laboratory employees — all you need to do is fill out a registration form and submit to your Supervisor for approval. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is August 15, 2013.

This is a great opportunity to fulfill both job and certification requirements for Continuing Education. Johns Hopkins Medicine has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with activities the days of the event. If you are interested in helping to set up, clean up, register attendees, be a session moderator, or in other ways, please let your supervisor know.

Session Examples:

  • Know Your Team
  • Autoantibodies as Diagnostic Markers for Autoimmune Disease
  • Utility of Laboratory Testing for Drug Safety
  • ABO/Rh Discrepancy Case Studies
  • Going Green: The Journey
  • Flow Cytometry in the Clinical Laboratory
  • MALDI-TOF: An Introduction to Bacterial Laser Tag
  • Blood Transfusion: Guidelines, Controversies, and Clinical Outcomes
  • Cytogenetic Diagnosis of Hematologic Malignancies
  • A Year in the Life of a SMILE-Supported Lab
  • Hurricane Katrina: One Blood Bank Supervisor’s Story
  • Legal Pitfalls of Social Media
  • Pathology of the Pancreas
  • Hidden Beauty
  • Platelet Glycoprotein Variants: From Bleeding to Thrombosis
  • Stress and Resilience
  • Anatomy of a Laboratory Audit

Pathology Continuing Education Committee



Barbara Parsons, MA, MT(ASCP) Assistant Director Quality Management, JHU

Lorraine Blagg, MA, MLS(ASCP)CMSBB Education & Development Coordinator, JHH Transfusion Medicine Lab



Barbara Detrick, PhD Professor of Pathology; Director, Immunology & Cytokine Laboratories

Christine Hostetter, MA, MT(ASCP) Education & Development Coordinator, JHH Core Lab

Cynthia Jordan, MT(ASCP) Performance Improvement Specialist, Pathology, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Debbie Williams, BA, MT(ASCP) Coordinator, Laboratory Quality Assurance, Suburban Hospital

Doris Pendergrass, SPHR Human Resources Manager, Dept. of Pathology

Eun Hee (Annie) Cho, MT(ASCP) Laboratory Specialist, JHH Immunology Lab

Jo Shim, MBA, MT(ASCP) International Lab QA/QC Coordinator, JHU

Katina Williams, H(ASCP) Education & Development Coordinator, JHH Surgical Pathology Lab

Marian Turpin Staff Assistant, Continuous Quality Improvement Office

Paula Mister, MS, MT(ASCP),SMCM Education & Development Coordinator, JHH Microbiology Lab

Renata Karlos Staff Assistant, JHH Dept. of Pathology

Rosemary Hines, MBA, DLM(ASCP) Director of Finance

Sandra Thacker, MT(ASCP) Transfusion Coordinator, HATS

Suzy Nicol, MT(ASCP)SBB Manager, Johns Hopkins Bayview Pathology Laboratories

Tammy Heacock, MT(ASCP) Laboratory Specialist, Training, Competency, & Continuing Education, HCGH

Terry Aman Medical Training Program Manager, JHU