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Dear RPS members!
The year 2020 marks the 100th birthday of Dr. Robert H. Heptinstall on July 22.
All RPS presidents sent Heppy the below birthday note and we encourage all RPS members whose careers have been touched by the defining icon of our field to do the same.
The contributions Dr. Heptinstall made to renal pathology were defining, guiding, visionary, and inspiring to all of us. Our field would not be where it is today without the foundational contributions made by Dr. Heptinstall.
Please join us in sending our best wishes and congratulations to Dr. Heptinstall for his 100th birthday!
President, Renal Pathology Society
Nephrology Societies call for ensuring optimal care to patientswith kidney diseases during the COVID-19 Pandemic
5-Minute Survey for the Definition of Antiphospholipid Antibody Nephropathy:
Antiphospholipid antibody (aPL) nephropathy has long been recognized as a distinct and specific entity in patients with positive aPL. The use of aPL-nephropathy related terms varies among pathologists while reporting the biopsy findings of kidney involvement in aPL-positive patients (1). In parallel with the efforts to develop new classification criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a group of investigators are conducting a survey of worldwide pathologists and nephrologists to assess whether there is an agreement with the definitions of aPL nephropathy, and to gauge whether any additional biopsy features should be considered.
If you are interested in participating in this survey, please click here. Those who participate will have the choice of being acknowledged in a future publication focusing on the definition of aPL-nephropathy. If you have any questions, you can e-mail Dr Medha Barbhaiya @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Surya Seshan @ email@example.com.
The society was initiated by a group of renal pathologists (Jay Bernstein, P. Burkholder, J. Churg, R. Cotran, F. Cuppage, D. Jones, M. Kashgarian, J. Kissane, K. Mostofi, and G. Striker), acting in large measure at the instigation of Conrad Pirani who served as acting chairman.
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