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, 2019 Annual Meeting

(Drs. Mark Cohen, Anthony Yachnis, Tessa Hedley-Whyte, Leroy Sharer, Rebecca Folkerth, Arie Perry, Caterina Giannini, Clayton Wiley, Amyn Rojiani, Ed Johnson, Scott Vandenberg, Kathy Newell)

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 Hybrid 97th AANP Annual Meeting

2021 DSS Glass Slide Boxes are now available for purchase via this form

The AANP will send correspondence regarding submission of DSS cases later this year, with a January 8th, 2021 deadline.  The number of cases selected, including the amount with materials for glass slides, will be announced towards the end of January 2021. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you in 2021 at the DSS in St. Louis! 

Diagnostic Slide Session of the Virtual 96th AANP Annual Meeting
Eleven cases were presented with full discussion. The slides and clinical protocols are available online at this link.

This year, 5 of the 11 cases, which were presented on Saturday, June 13th, at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists, had sufficient tissue to prepare glass slides for the “glass slide boxes”.