Saturday Master Class Presenter
Dr Rhonda K Yantiss, MD.
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
Dr. Rhonda K. Yantiss received her BA in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Kansas and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as the Benjamin Castleman surgical pathology fellow. She then completed a gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was appointed to the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 2001, and was later recruited to Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005 where she has remained as chief of the gastrointestinal pathology service and GI/Liver pathology fellowship director. She currently holds the title of Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Yantiss serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals. She is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. She is an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Yantiss was recently appointed to the ARP Press 5thseries/AFIP Fascicles Editorial Advisory Board.
Dr. Yantiss serves as a member of the USCAP Education Committee, Chair of the USCAP Abstract Review Committee, and co-director of the USCAP Diagnostic Pathology Update annual course. She also serves on the Abstract Review Committee for the College of American Pathologists and the Workshops and Webcasts Committee of the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She is a former President and Education Committee Chair of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.
Dr. Yantiss has edited several textbooks, and published approximately 100 original papers and review articles, as well as dozens of book chapters. She has received a number of teaching awards and was the recipient of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society Annual Prize in 2014. Dr. Yantiss lectures in national and international venues, and has directed numerous courses in gastrointestinal pathology, including the Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas, and Liver.
Sunday Master Class Presenter
Prof Anthony J. Gill, MD. FRCPA
University of Sydney & Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, Australia
Anthony Gill holds a personal chair as Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University of Sydney and is a senior staff specialist in anatomical pathology at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is the current chair of the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative (APGI). His research efforts are centred on translating advances in knowledge gained at the basic science level into clinically useful diagnostic tests including classical morphology and he has a particular interest in hereditary cancer syndromes. His work has been central to the widespread acceptance of the new class of neoplasias now known as succinate dehydrogenase deficient (including two new entities: SDH deficient GIST and SDH deficient renal carcinoma). In addition to over 300 original research publications, he has co-authored 10 WHO blue book chapters across three volumes (urological, head and neck and endocrine) and is a standing member of the Editorial Board for the upcoming 5th edition of the WHO blue book series.