Register Today! Toxicologic Pathology of Special Senses

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Course Objective & Description

The objective of this STP Modular Education Course on the Toxicologic Pathology of Special Senses is to educate individuals in the principles of toxicology and pathology of the special senses, focusing on the pathologic evaluation of the ocular and otic systems. Attendees will gain a solid understanding of the normal anatomy and histology of the eye and associated structures, including both theory and practical classes of current accepted terminology through GoRENI, rodent and non-rodent ocular and otic pathology, physiology and function, study requirements to assess ocular and otic toxicity, as well as discussion of gene and cell-based therapies in the eye and ear.

This STP Modular Education Course will bring together attendees and subject experts for didactic lectures and practical sessions including whole-slide digital images and data sets. The course will run for 2.5 days with up-to-date training in an environment that facilitates an intensive learning experience.

Sessions will cover:
Comparative Anatomy of the Eye; • Physiology of the Eye and Ocular Structures of Laboratory Animals; • In Life Ocular Assessments, Modalities, and Clinical Observations; • INHAND Evaluation and Pathology of the Cornea, Lens, and Anterior Segment; • INHAND Evaluation and Pathology of the Posterior Segment; • INHAND Adnexa and Periocular Structures; • Ocular Therapies; • Comparative Anatomy and Histology of the Ear; • Physiology and in Vivo Assessment of the Ear; • Histological Preparation of the Ear; • Pathology of the External/Middle Ear and Peri-Otic Structures; • Pathology of the Inner Ear; • Case Studies, and More.

Topics subject to change.  
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Course Co-Chair: Tracy Carlson, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Charles River Laboratories)
Course Co-Chair: Helen Booler, BVetMed, DECVP, PhD, MRCVS (Genentech)
Course Co-Chair: Alok Sharma, BVSc, MVSc, MS, PhD, DACVP, DABT (Covance)
Course Scientific Advisor: Ken Schafer, DVM, PhD, DACVP (StageBio)
Course Scientific Advisor: Bradley Njaa, DVM, MVSc, DACVP (Kansas State University)

Location and Lodging—Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, IN

The Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites is centrally located in downtown Indianapolis, walking distance to shops and dining options and treasured local attractions. Save some free time after the Modular Course to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Indianapolis Arts Garden. The Hilton is readily accessible from the Indianapolis International Airport via local taxi service or Uber. View Maps & Directions to the hotel.

Who Should Attend

The STP Modular Education courses are designed with the novice toxicologic pathologist in mind; however, pathology residents/graduate students with an interest in toxicologic pathology or experienced pathologists who desire a more in-depth review of the special senses will also benefit from the course.

Student Travel Grants

The Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) is pleased to offer the STP Modular Course Student Travel Grant to eligible students and trainees with demonstrated interest in the field of toxicologic pathology. This grant is intended to cultivate those interests by exposing trainees to in-depth applicable knowledge in subspecialties of Toxicologic Pathology, while also facilitating interactions and networking opportunities for trainees interested in pursuing a career in Toxicologic Pathology. Applications are due August 15, 2019. Apply Online.

Course Registration

(Includes lodging Sunday night to Wednesday morning)


(through September 9, 2019)

STP Member (Single lodging)


Nonmember (Single lodging)


Student* (Single lodging)


Local Registration

(Lodging not included)


(through September 9, 2019)

STP Member 






*A letter of verification from a department chair must accompany student registration.

The course registration fee is inclusive of buffet dinner for overnight guests (Sunday), breakfast and lunch from Monday (October 21) through Wednesday (October 23). Early registration is encouraged, as registration is limited. 

Online Registration — Registration rates will increase after September 9, 2019.

Continuing Education

This program will be submitted for ~ 21.00 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some regulatory boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. 

Cancellation Policy

A written request for cancellation must be received by STP Headquarters no later than September 20, 2019. The registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 20, 2019. STP reserves the right to cancel the course, in which case all registrants will receive a full refund.

Questions and Special Accommodations

For any questions please contact STP Headquarters. If you have any special needs or special dietary requirements, please inform the STP modular course organizing committee at least three weeks in advance of the event.

We look forward to seeing you in Indy.

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