Histopathology Workshop

Fish Histopathology Workshop

Sunday 3 September 2017

This year’s workshop will take place on Sunday 3rd September and will allow a much higher number of participants due to the digitation of the histology slides. The workshop is organised by Barbara Nowak, Dianne Elliott, Patricia Noguera and Heike Schmidt-Posthaus. Dr Jeff Wolf, an expert on artifacts in fish histology will be attending this workshop as a presenter. 

There is an opportunity to sponsor the workshop, if you would like further information on this opportunity contact Karen Hoey  at Happening Conferences and Events karenhoey@happeningconferences.com or call +44 (0)28 9060 4022.

Please register in the workshop on the conference registration website when you are registering for the conference.  You do not have to present to register and participate in the workshop.

Histopathology Key Note speaker

Dr. Jeff Wolf joined EPL in 2000. Dr. Wolf’s key area of expertise is toxicologic pathology of aquatic animals, and for the past eight years, his principal focus has involved reproductive and thyroid endocrine disruption (EDC) studies that utilize various species of fish and frogs, including both native and laboratory specimens. Dr. Wolf has participated extensively in the development of guidelines for conducting EDC experiments, including the standardization of EDC diagnostic criteria and terminology. Dr. Wolf has also served as the study pathologist for carcinogenesis bioassays, target animal safety studies, environmental toxicity investigations, and basic research activities involving infectious diseases, embryology and radiation toxicity. Additionally, Dr. Wolf often designs and performs studies that incorporate image analysis and stereological techniques.

Following ten years of clinical veterinary practice, Dr. Wolf received his anatomic pathology training during residencies at the University of Florida and at Virginia Tech. During his tenure at Virginia Tech he was the lead diagnostician at the Aquatic Medicine Laboratory of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and his main research activities at VMRCVM involved investigations into the pathogenesis of mycobacteriosis in striped bass. Since 2002, Dr. Wolf has served on the faculty of Aquavet® II Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals, a course that is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, in which he teaches a two-day seminar on the “Toxicologic Pathology of Fishes.” For three consecutive years he taught the “Fish Diseases” module of the C.L. Davis Foundation course “The Gross Morbid Anatomy of Diseases of Animals.” Dr. Wolf is the curator for the “Registry of Tumors in Lower Animals”, an archival tissue and data collection that is housed at EPL.

Dr. Wolf is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health and has been an Associate Editor and editorial board member for Toxicologic Pathology. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including diagnostic guidelines for non-neoplastic liver disease in fish, proliferative thyroid lesions in fish, proliferative hepatic lesions in bullhead catfish, thyroid alterations in Xenopus laevis, and endocrine disruption effects in Japanese quail. He also has written or contributed to book chapters that concern the toxicologic pathology of alternative animal models.

Expertise and Interests

  • Fish and Aquatic Animal Pathology
  • Reproductive and Thyroid Endocrine Disruption
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Image Analysis
  • Stereology

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine
  • American Fisheries Society. Fish Health Section
  • European Association of Fish Pathologists
  • Charles Louis Davis, D.V.M. Foundation
  • Society of Toxicologic Pathology