Pathology Update Welcomes Dr. Rish K. Pai

This November, Pathologists of various specialties will descend on Toronto to explore practical and emerging issues in Gastro-Intestinal and Pancreato-Hepato-Biliary Pathology. While the annual Pathology Update conference is set to feature a selection of talented researchers and speakers from U of T’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, this year’s installment will kick off with Phoenix Mayo Clinic Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology Dr. Rish K. Pai delivering an intriguing talk on Barrett’s esophagus.

The condition, which is a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when normal tissue lining the esophagus changes to tissue that resembles the lining of the intestine. In rare cases, the condition has been linked to esophageal adenocarcinoma, which is a serious, potentially fatal cancer of the esophagus. Current treatments include radiofrequency ablation, photodynamic therapy and endoscopic mucosal resection.

Dr. Pai joins Pathology Update having lectured internationally on many aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and has published over 70 articles and written multiple book chapters in the field.

Pathology Update takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Hotel from November 2-3rd. Registration is now open. Visit the conference website for more details.