Diagnostic Slide Session of the 
American Association of Neuropathologists


Mission Statement


To provide a forum for Neuropathologists to present and discuss challenging cases of diagnostic relevance. The venue will foster debate regarding important interpretive elements in diagnostic neuropathology. Reference slides will be collated and archived for use in diagnostic, teaching and research programs of constituent Neuropathologists.

Charter Members, Diagnostic Slide Session, 2016 Annual Meeting

(Drs. Richard L. Davis, Kathy Newell, Leroy Sharer, Tessa Hedley-Whyte, Rebecca Folkerth, Arie Perry, Anthony Yachnis, Clayton Wiley, Caterina Giannini, Edward S. Johnson, Craig Horbinski, Scott Vandenberg, Amyn Rojiani)

 The diagnostic slide session has been a part of the annual meeting of the AANP since 1959.  A complete archive of cases has been created and is kindly hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.  Pull-down tabs are available under the DSS tab above.

Diagnostic Slide Session of the 94th AANP Annual Meeting:

The Diagnostic Slide Session, moderated by Dr. Caterina Giannini, will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM.  The cases for the DSS 2018 have been selected!  This year, four of the ten cases, seem to have sufficient tissue to prepare glass slides for the “glass slide boxes”.  

If you would like a “glass slide box,” you will need to place your order for a glass slide box by Friday, March 2nd, 2018.  Orders will not be honored after this date.  Based on the number of orders received by March 2nd, for each case we will have the contributors cut the appropriate number of slides. The glass slide boxes will be mailed from Minnesota in late April/early May. In early May, as usual, whole slide images (scanned at x40) and protocols will be placed on the DSS website. There will be no cost for viewing the digital versions of the slides online.  In addition, the slides will be available for viewing at the Annual Meeting in the Microscope Viewing Room. 
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the DSS in Louisville!