The Society was formed in 1986 with a mission to support and promote the application of electron microscopy to diagnosis and research of human disease. Over the years, the scope of biennial meetings has expanded to include immunohistochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and research. Now in the time of rapid increase of information and paradigm change in the field of health care, we are facing new challenges of increased diagnostic techniques that require attention and correlation with microscopical methods. The scientific programs cover the traditional areas of pathology as well as correlative microscopy and other investigative modalities.

The biennial conference addresses practicing surgical pathologists, trainees, and other scientists involved in pathological diagnosis and research. The scientific programs cover both the traditional significant areas of pathology and selected dedicated areas.

UltraPath Meetings

Ultrapath XXJune 7-8, 2022 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ultrapath XIXJune 24-29, 2018 – Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Ultrapath XVIII July 10-15, 2016 – Lisbon, Portugal
Ultrapath XVII July 27 – August 1, 2014 – Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ultrapath XVI August 6-10, 2012 – Regensberg, Germany
Ultrapath XV July 18-23, 2010 – Richmond, Virginia, USA
Ultrapath XIV July 6-11, 2008 – Aghia Pelaghia, Crete
Ultrapath XIII July 9-14, 2006 – Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
Ultrapath XII July 11-16, 2004 – Barcelona, Spain
Ultrapath XI August 12-16, 2002 – Aspen, Colorado, USA
Ultrapath X 2000 – Florence, Italy
Ultrapath IX 1998 – Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ultrapath VIII 1996 – Oaxaca, Mexico
Ultrapath VII 1994 – Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Ultrapath VI 1992 – Jackson, New Hampshire, USA
Ultrapath V 1990 – Park City, Utah, USA
Ultrapath IV 1988 – Ullensvang, Norway
Ultrapath III 1986 – Ottawa, Canada
Ultrapath II 1984 – Seattle, Washington, USA
Ultrapath I 1982 – Aspen, Colorado, USA

The Society for Ultrastructural Pathology (SUP) participates in annual meetings of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). The SUP holds a companion meeting, in which a panel of invited speakers makes presentations on a topic of interest chosen ahead of time by the society. Any attendee who has registered for the relevant portion(s) of the USCAP meeting is encouraged to attend these sessions, regardless of SUP membership.

Visit the USCAP website for the latest news on USCAP events.

USCAP Companion Meetings

USCAP 2022  March 20, 2022 – Los Angeles, California, USA
      Moderators: David N. Howell, MD, PhD; and Giovanna M. Crisi, MD, PhD Electron Microscopy in Diagnostic Medical and Transplant Renal Pathology: New Approaches and Teasing the Subtleties
USCAP 2021  March 12, 2021 – A Virtual Companion Meeting with the Renal Pathology Society Searching for Covid-19
USCAP 2020  March 1, 2020 – Los Angeles, California, USA
      Moderators: Giovanna M. Crisi, MD, PhD; and Josep Lloreta-Trull, MD, PhD Contemporary Role of Ultrastructure in Tumor Diagnosis: Potential Contribution to Targeted Therapy
USCAP 2019  March 17, 2019 – National Harbor, Maryland, USA
      Moderators: Giovanna M. Crisi, MD, PhD; and Eric P. Wartchow, PhD(c) Primary Ciliopathies: Diagnosing Motile and Non-motile Ciliary Disorders
USCAP 2018  March 8, 2018 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
      Moderators: Giovanna M. Crisi, MD, PhD; and Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, MD Pathology of the Nervous System
USCAP 2017  March 5, 2017 – San Antonio, Texas, USA
      Moderators: Guillermo A. Herrera, MD; and Giovanna M. Crisi, MD, PhD Multidisciplinary Approach to the Contemporary Diagnosis of Spindle and Epithelioid Soft Tissue Tumors
USCAP 2016  March 13, 2016 – Seattle, Washington, USA
      Moderator: Guillermo A. Herrera, MD Small Blue Cell Tumors
USCAP 2015  March 22, 2015 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      Moderators: Anne F. Buckley, MD, PhD; and David N. Howell, MD, PhD Diagnosis of Disease in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle: A Multidisciplinary Approach
USCAP 2014  March 7, 2014 – San Diego, California, USA
      Moderators: Sara Miller, PhD; and David N. Howell, MD, PhD Renal Transplant Pathology and Renal Manifestations of Stem Cell Transplantation: Ultrastructural Correlations
USCAP 2013  March 8, 2013 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA
      Moderators: David N. Howell, MD, PhD; and Victor Roggli, MD Let’s Get Small: Ultrastructural Evaluation of Cellular and Subcellular Specimens  
USCAP 2012  March 17, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A joint session with the Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists
      Moderators: David N. Howell, MD, PhD; and Michael L. Wilson, MD Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: The Case for a Multidisciplinary Approach
USCAP 2011  February 27, 2011 – San Antonio, Texas, USA
      Moderators: M. John Hicks, MD, PhD, DDS; and David N. Howell, MD, PhD The Interface of Pulmonary and Ultrastructural Pathology: Metals, Minerals, Molecules, and Morphology  
USCAP 2010  March 21, 2010 – Washington DC, USA
     Moderators: M. John Hicks, MD, PhD, DDS; and David N. Howell, MD, PhD Avoiding Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumors
USCAP 2009  March 8, 2009 – Boston, MA, USA
     Moderator: Josep Lloreta-Trull Current Role of Ancillary Diagnostic Techniques in Understanding Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Classification of Renal Tumors
USCAP 2008  March 2, 2008 – Denver CO, USA
     Moderator: Guillermo A. Herrera Failing Organelles and Storage Diseases: Update on Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment  
USCAP 2007  March 25, 2007 – San Diego CA, USA
     Moderator: Josep Lloreta-Trull Differentiating the Undifferentiated and Poorly Differentiated Sarcomas: A Multidisciplinary Approach
USCAP 2006  February 12, 2006 – Atlanta GA, USA
    Moderators: V. Nickeleit, MD; and J. Lloreta, MD, PhD Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Renal Disease: The Essential Role of Ultrastructural Investigation
USCAP 2005  February 27, 2005 – San Antonio, TX, USA
     Moderator: John Hicks Mesothelioma, Mesothelial Proliferations and Their Mimics: A Multimodal Approach  
USCAP 2004  March 7, 2004 – Vancouver, British Columbia
     Moderator: John Hicks The Spectrum of Fibroblastic Tumors: Current Insights
USCAP 2003  Washington DC
     Moderator: Guillermo Herrera The GIST of GISTs (gastrointestinal stromal tumors): Perceptions from Different Angles
USCAP 2002  Chicago, IL
     Moderator: Guillermo Herrera Electron Microscopy in Pediatric Pathology
USCAP 2001  Atlanta, GA
     Moderator: Guillermo Herrera Electron Microscopy in the Era of Molecular Diagnostics. Does It Continue to Play a Meaningful Diagnostic Role?
USCAP 2000  New Orleans, LA
     Allan Tucker Pathology of the Nervous System
USCAP 1999  San Francisco, CA
     Moderators: Allan Tucker and Cristina Antonescu Pathology of Soft Tissues
USCAP 1998  Boston, MA
     Moderator: Allan Tucker Ultrastructural Perspectives on Current Issues in Surgical Pathology
USCAP 1997  Orlando, FL
     Moderator: Allan Tucker Electron Microscopy & Immunohistochemistry: Complimentary Roles in Tumor Diagnosis
USCAP 1996  Washington, DC
     Moderator: Samuel Hammar Malignant Mesothelioma
USCAP 1995  Toronto, Canada
     Moderator: Irv Dardick Diagnostic EM of Skin, Metabolic Diseases and Urinary Tract: State of the Art
USCAP 1994  San Francisco, CA
     Moderators: Elizabeth Hammond and Cristina Antonescu The Undifferentiated Malignant Tumor and Identification of Microorganisms
USCAP 1993  New Orleans, LA
     Moderator: Bruce Mackay Practical Applications of EM in Diagnostic Pathology