Past Meetings

HCS Annual Meetings are traditionally held at Experimental Biology.


Tissue, Matrix, and Pathobiology: Joint Meeting of ASMB, HCS, and ASIP

Salt Lake City, UT, October 22-25, 2023

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April 4 - 7, 2022, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Cancer – Instructive Roles of Extracellular Matrix
Symposium Chair: Liliana Schaefer, PhD

Rigid Microenvironments and Genetic Change: Correlations and Causation, Dennis E. Discher, PhD • University of Pennsylvania
How Changes in Extracellular Matrix Assembly Contribute to Disease, Jean E. Schwarzbauer, PhD • Princeton University
Role of ECM in Chemotherapy-Induced Metastasis, Madeleine Oudin, PhD • Tufts University
Mitophagy, Angiogenesis, and Extracellular Matrix in the Development and Progression of Breast Cancer, Thomas Neill, PhD • Jefferson University

Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry Lecture
Symposium Chair: Stephen M. Hewitt MD, PhD

Mapping kidney and cardiovascular fibrotic disease using spatial and single cell genomics, Rafael Kramann, MD, PhD, FASN, RWTH Aachen University, Germany & Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL



Geographic Information System (GIS) for Tissues and Tumors: mapping quantitative data into an anatomical context

Using Telescope as Microscope: Applying Geospatial Analysis within an Anatomical Context, Xun Shi, Dartmouth College
 “Google Maps" for tissue biology - How to find topographic biomarkers?, Denis Schapiro, Harvard Medical School and The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Spatial analysis of multiplex immunohistochemistry data enables systems analysis of hypoxia and improved stratification of lung cancer patient outcomes, Paraq Mallick, Canary Center at Stanford Cancer
Mapping the spatial architecture of human tissues in health and disease with Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging, Erin F. McCaffrey, Stanford University


Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry Lecture: Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit created by IPO; Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., JD, Faegre Drinker Biddle LLP


April 6-9, 2019, Orlando, FL

HCS/ASIP SYMPOSIUM: New Tools for Dissecting Disease: Big Data Analytics 
Symposium Chairs: Paul Goodwin and Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD, NCI
Immunocytochemistry: Challenging Paradigms to Illuminate New Discoveries in the Pituitary, Gwen V. Childs, PhD, FAAA, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Deep Learning in Histopathology, Richard M. Levenson, MD, UC Davis Health
Single-cell Transcriptomics, Peter A. Sims, PhD, Columbia University
Symposium Chair: Stephen M. Hewitt MD, PhD
Multiplex Immunohistochemistry To Explore The Complexity Of Tumor: Immune Interactions
Janis Marie Taube MD, MSc, Director, Division of Dermatopathology, Johns Hopkins University
HCS Workshop on Immunohistochemistry
Workshop Chair: Charles Frevert, PhD and Liliana Schaefer, PhD  
Ends Means Goals of Multiplex IHC
Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD, NCI
Multiplex Immunohistochemistry Is More Than Stacking Single-Plex IHC, Developing a Validation Matrix
Fiona Ginty, GE Healthcare
Imaging In Multiplex, Avoiding Conflict
Stephen Lockett, NCI Optical Microscopy Laboratories


April 21 - 25, 2018 San Diego, CA

Imaging Biometals in Disease

Three-dimensional Primary Enteroids as an Experimental System to Study Copper Homeostasis in Intestine Svetlana Lutsenko, Johns Hopkins University
Moving Metals, Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Heme Trafficking from the Ground-up, Iqbal Hamza, University of Maryland
Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry Lecture

Targeting FcRn to modulate IgG dynamics E. Sally Ward, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Workshop: Specimen Quality Drives Reproducibility

Long-term Cryopreservation and Batch Processing for Quantitative Histochemistry, Douglas L. Rosene, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine
Tissue Preservation, Matching Mechanism to Utility, Stephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D., National Cancer Institute
The Biophysics of Freezing Tissue, Allison Hubbel, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

HCS 2017 @ EB

Meeting Theme: Proteoglycans and Disease: A Rapidly Evolving Branch of Glycobiology

Location: Convention Center, Boston, MA

The 64th Annual Meeting of the The Histochemical Society will be held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2013 at the Boston Convention Center. HCS will be a guest society of The American Society for Investigative Pathology. Experimental Biology 2013 will feature over 400 booths, plenary award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster presentations and on-site career services. Come to meet your colleagues and experience all that is new in scientific research.

Histochemistry 2012

New Trends in Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy
Bridging the Gap Between Light and Electron Microscopies
Date: March 21-23, 2012
Location: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Organizers: Nancy Sawtell, University of Cincinnati , Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

 Brochure - details meeting sessions and the short course

Histochemistry 2011 and Short Course on Immunohistochemistry

Immunohistochemistry & Microscopy of Modified Forms of Proteins
Date: March 30 - April 1, 2011
Short Course: March 27-30, 2011
Location: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543


2010 Histochemistry

Date: March 21-23, 2010
Short course: March 24-26, 2010
Location: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Organizers: Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, Dennis G. Baskin, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, William L. Stahl, HCS Executive Director, University of Washington


Histochemistry 2009

Joint Meeting of the Histochemical Society and the Association of American Anatomists at Experimental Biology 2009
Short Course: April 17-18, 2009
Joint Meeting of HCS and AAA: April 19-20, 2009
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Histochemistry 2008

The Histochemical Society's Annual Meeting at EB2008 as a guest society of the Amercian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Date: April 5-9 2008
Location: San Diego, California at Experimental Biology 2008


Histochemistry 2007

The Joint Meeting of The Histochemical Society and The American Society for Investigative Pathology
Date: April 28-May 2, 2007
Location: Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C., USA


Joint Meeting of the Histochemical Society and the Japanese Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 2006

Date: August 23-27, 2006
Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA

Joint Meeting of the Histochemical Society and the Society for Histochemistry 2005

Date: April 27-29, 2005
Location: Leeuwenhorst Hotel, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

12th International Congress of Histochemsitry and Cytochemistry (ICHC) 2004

Sponsored by The International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and the Histochemical Society
Theme: "Cellular and Molecular Interactions in Development and Disease"
Date: July 24-29, 2004
Location: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States.
Description: Covering cell biology, developmental biology, pathology, histochemistry, cytochemistry, microscopy, image analysis, confocal microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology
Organizers: Dr. John R. Couchman, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK.