2016 General Information

Meeting location, registration and CME information:

Registration is now open! Click on the this link to submit your Convention registration.  The Annual Meeting of the Missouri Society of Pathologists will be on Saturday, March 19th 2016 from 8 AM to 1:00 PM in St. Louis, MO.  It will be held in conjunction with the Missouri State Medical Associationís Annual Meeting at the St. Louis Renaissance Airport Hotel.  Please plan to attend to take advantage of MSP continuing medical education opportunities, participate in the MSP annual membersí meeting, meet pathologists from around the state and enjoy St. Louis.  Registration for the MSP meeting is free for members and $50 for non-members. Three AMA Category 1 CME credit hours are available at no cost to MSMA members. Non-members pay MSMA directly or MSP at $50 per credit hour for certificates.
The 158th MSMA Annual Convention Headquarters is located at the St. Louis Renaissance Airport Hotel at 9801 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis. Group rates are available until February 24, 2016. Double or King at $98 per night plus charges and taxes plus complimentary self-parking.  Call to make reservations: 1-800-468-3571 for Convention meeting dates March 18-20, 2016. If calling, please mention that you are an MSMA Attendee.

2016 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Time:      8:00 am-1:00 pm

8:00 am               Registration; Coffee and Refreshments in MSMA Exhibition Hall 8-10:30 am

8:15-8:30             MSP Business Meeting -- not for CME

8:30 am-1:00       Scientific Program

Moderator:           Jeffrey L. Craver, MD


Karen Moser, MD  8:30-9:30

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Update on Antiphospholipid Syndrome 

  • Discuss the current ISTH guidelines for lupus anticoagulant diagnosis.
  • Identify effects of anticoagulant medications, including direct oral anticoagulants, on lupus anticoagulant assay results.
  • Evaluate patient case data to determine whether antiphospholipid syndrome laboratory diagnostic criteria are met.

Break 9:30-9:45

Michael Graham, MD  9:45-10:45

Professor of Pathology

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Forensic Pathology--What to do, When to do it, What it means

  • Understand the meaning of terms used in death certification.
  • Understand components of modern medicolegal death investigation.
  • Recognize patterned injuries and injury patterns.

Break 10:45-11:00

Robin Chamberland, PhD 11:00-Noon

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of Microbiology

Saint Louis University Hospital

Advances in Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease 

  • Describe the appropriate use of molecular methods for diagnosis of infectious disease.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of culture independent methods for pathogen detection and identification.

Noon-1:00 Luncheon Program  -- not for CME


Praveen Chenna, MD 

Assistant Professor of Medicine Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; 

Washington University School of Medicine

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from a Pulmonologistís Perspective 

  • Exploring the role of molecular testing in advanced or metastatic lung cancer including  tissue acquisition.
  • Identifying the key drivers of molecular testing and the challenges associated with them. 
  • Reinforcing the role of a multidisciplinary team in advanced or metastatic lung cancer treatment.

News & Events


Mary Case, MD speaks for Wagih Bari Society at the Whittemore House

Missouri Society of Pathologists, Inc.

Contact: Jeffrey Craver, M.D.
P.O. Box 16582
Clayton, MO 63105