Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology
An Allina Health System Affiliated Laboratory
Continuing Education in the Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology
strongly believe that our pathologists should be smarter at the end of the
day than they were at the beginning of the day.
In our GI pathology division we do this in multiple ways:
interactions - We have a daily "GI" rotation whereby an
experienced GI pathologist can interact over a double headed microscope
with colleagues on problematic cases.
This is probably our most valuable means of continuing
Reporting - Through construction of standardized reports for both
biopsy and resection specimens, a general understanding of clinically
important issues is accomplished.
Continuous updates of these standardized reports ensures rapid
and complete dissemination of new information.
Literature - Through subscription to the major pathology journals,
subscription to some of the major clinical journals
(Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Clinical Gastroenterology and
Hepatology), subscription to journal article screening service (GILinx),
and frequent Internet journal searches (PubMed, Ovid) we keep abreast
of current concepts.
Society Membership - Through participation in a variety of both
pathology and clinical societies and their national meetings we keep
abreast of current concepts in GI diseases.
A sampling of pertinent societies we currently participate in
is listed below:
GI Pathology Society
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American Gastroenterology Association
GI Pathology Study Group
American Society of Clinical Pathology
Lectures - We actively lecture and present at hospital-based meetings,
clinical group-sponsored meetings, Hospital Pathology
Associates-sponsored gatherings, and national and international
meetings as a means of acquiring new information and disseminating it
to others. For the
latter, see Kenneth Batts' CV under "personnel".