North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology

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A Brief History of the NASHNP

Previous Meeting Topics
2017 San Antonio, TX Then and Now: Evolving Concepts in Head and Neck Pathology: A Festschrift for E. Leon Barnes
2016 Seattle, WA Genodermatoses Affecting the Skin and Mucosa of the Head and Neck
2015 Boston, MA The Integrated Modern Head and Neck Pathology Practice – Morphologic, Molecular, and Clinical Aspects of Critical New Topics
2014 San Diego, CA Envisioning the next Head and Neck WHO Classification "Blue Book Wishes"
2013 Baltimore, MD Exciting topics in Head and Neck Pathology: Interesting skeletal tumors and genetic alterations of salivary gland tumors.
2012 Vancouver, Canada The Case That Taught Me the Most: “A Presidential Perspective" (with Tribute to Leon Barnes)
2011 San Antonio, TX Update and Review of Diagnostic Challenges in Head and Neck Pathology
2010 Washington, DC Prognostic and Diagnostic Challenges in Head & Neck Pathology
2009 Florence, Italy Selected Topics Head and Neck Pathology
2008 Denver, CO Diagnostic Challenges in Head & Neck Pathology: A Potpourri of Lesions
2007 San Diego, CA Selected Viral-Associated Tumors of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract
2006 Atlanta, GA Neck Dissection: A Mini-Seminar
2005 San Antonio, TX Salivary Gland and Fibrosseous Lesions
2004 Vancouver, BC Controversial & Unique Entities
2003 Washington, DC Oral Cancer
2002 Chicago, IL Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors Head & Neck
2001 Atlanta, GA Lymphoid Lesions of the Head and Neck
2000 New Orleans, LA Neuroectodermal Lesions Head and Neck
1999 San Francisco, CA Salivary Gland Neoplasms
1998 Boston, MA Selected Topics Head and Neck Pathology
1997 Orlando, FL Recognition of Society (formed 1996)


General Statistics
  • We have almost 300 members.
  • We have participated in multiple international and national meetings (see above).
  • Members of the NASHNP have participated in organizing, presenting, chairing and co-chairing of scientific sessions of the IAP and the European Academy of Pathology.
  • Members of the IAP and the European Academy of Pathology contribute to us by giving presentations in our scientific sessions and participating as Judges for our Pathologist-in-Training Awards (See our Awards given).
  • The NASHNP obtained tax-exempt status as a charitable organization from the IRS in 2005.
  • Our organization as given Resident Awards in both Platform and Poster Presentations at the USCAP since 1997.
  • We own both the headandneckpathology.com and the headandneckpathology.org domains.
  • This website receives over 18,000 hits per year.

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