Last night the American Society for Investigative Pathology celebrated its 100th anniversary in a lavish, star studded gala at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art. If you did not attend, then you missed out “Big Time”. As a trainee, it was a great experience to be in the company of so many science greats. I sat a table with 3 past ASIP presidents, one who currently serves as the FASEB president. I like to think that I had the best table in the house!! Throughout the night, ASIP honored many of the society members, including the newest to the oldest members. The energy in the room was utterly amazing. The members of ASIP certainly displayed much pride for their organization. There was even a moment during the banquet when a question was asked: “How many society members have never received an ASIP award?”. To my amazement only two individuals raised their hands. That in and of itself is outstanding and admirable. It is clear that ASIP stands as not only just a science society, but a beacon of opportunity, fostering the careers of future trainees, while promoting excellence in science and camaraderie amongst scientists. I salute ASIP for its efforts and I have great expectations towards their contributions in the future.
Happy Centennial to the American Society for Investigative Pathology!
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