Lecture Series

James Vardiman Lecture on Current Topics in Hematopathology

The lecture is established to invite a distinguished hematopathologist whose contributions to the field of hematopathology stem from systematic observations made on routine diagnostic material.

Inquiries regarding the lecture and possible contributions for the lectures should be addressed to:
The Section Director, Section of Hematopathology
5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC0008, TW055
Chicago, IL-60637
Fax: 7737029207

About James Vardiman

Dr. Vardiman started his long and distinguished career at the University of Chicago in 1973 as a fellow in Hematopathology under the mentorship of Dr. Henry Rappaport. Dr. Vardiman assumed the responsibilities as the director of Hematology laboratory and the section of hematopathology in 1975 and continued in that position for the next 38 years.

During this time, Dr. Vardiman has published close to 150 articles providing seminal contributions to identification of morphology of genetically defined myeloid malignancies. Dr. Vardiman has contributed to many books, as an editor and as an author. He has served as the secretary/treasurer, Vice President and the president of the society of Hematopathology. He served on the steering committee for the WHO classification of hematopoietic neoplasms and was an editor of the 3rd and 4th editions of the WHO monographs. He co-chaired the ASH-CAP committee on guidelines for evaluation of myeloid leukemia. He was awarded the Berard Dorfman award for a life time of contribution to the field of Hematopathology by the society for hematopathology this year.

Dr. Vardiman contributed to the training of many residents and fifteen fellows. The lecture was the brainchild of Dr. John Anastasi, the second fellow to graduate from the program. In addition to other sources, the lecture is funded by contributions from many of the former fellows.

"WHO and Beyond: New Horizons and New Challenges"

Kathryn Foucar, MD
Distinguished Professor Emerita
Department of Pathology
University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Slide Seminar and Lecture

"The revised WHO lymphoma classification & Blue Book: Just another stop on a long highway"

Steven H. Swerdlow, MD

"Finally, the Bone Marrow Biopsy Gets Some Respect: the Enhanced Role of Histopathology in Diagnosis and Classification of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms."

Attilio Orazi, MD FRCPath

"The Microscope as a Tool for Disease Discovery: A Voyage through the Eyes of a Hematopathologist"

Elaine Jaffe, MD