Friday, March 30, 2018

Neil Theise's Paper on the Interstitium in Human Tissues

Neil Theise’s paper on the interstitium has been published in Nature's Scientific Reports and aired on CBC TV (The National) yesterday and will air tomorrow on CBC radio (program called Quirks and Quarks, available now on CBC site). The attached link will take you to this 8 minute audio segment with Neil describing the findings.

Congratulations, Neil!

Ian Wanless

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Laennec 2018 Halifax

Dear friends,

I am excited to welcome you to Halifax for our annual Laennec Liver Pathology Society meeting, June 6-9, 2018.

I attach a modified version of the presentation I gave in Bali (additional text, additional links of interest).

Registration will be $550 CAD (currently $426 USD).

Hotel Info: The accommodation information and links are also in the presentation, but I will repeat here:

We have secured a block of rooms at the Lord Nelson Hotel, where the scientific sessions will be held.  The room rate is $189 CAD/night (currently $147 USD).  The rate is available for 3 days prior to and 3 days following the meeting.  If you find a better rate on another website, the hotel will match it. Hotel rooms and rates are being held until APRIL 21

You can book on the website:

Alternatively (and if you would like to book dates before or after the meeting), you can contact the Reservations Department by phone at (902)423-5130 or toll free 1-800-565-2020, or by email to Quote the group ID 38033 or "Liver Pathology Conference".

Best wishes,


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Laennec 2017 Bali, June 21-24, 2017

Dear Friends – Members of Laennec Liver Pathology Society,

Swan and I would like to welcome you to Laennec Bali 2017. We are very excited to host our annual meeting at The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua Beach, Bali, Indonesia on June 21-24, 2017.

1. Accomodation

The group room rate for The Laguna is $190 USD/day (double occupancy, breakfast included). The special rate is extended 3 days before and after the meeting.
Please return the form (MS Word or PDF) to by May 21, 2017 to lock down the group room rate.
We advise you to reserve the transportation to/from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) through the hotel/resort.

2. Program overview
*Relaxing at the resort, beach, spa or visiting nearby shopping village

3. Optional tours

You can book optional tours.

4. Presentation topic

It would be very helpful if you can send us your presentation title(s)/topic(s) as soon as possible (by May 19, 2017)

5. Meeting registration fee

Member registration fee US$ 400
Companion registration fee US$ 300

For a few of you attending only the first day of meeting, the registration fee is as below:
One-day member registration fee US$ 250
One-day companion registration fee US$ 200

Please let us know if you have any question.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Bali.

Warmest regards,

Swan & Arief

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LATEST UPDATE - Laennec 2016 Sao Paulo

Dear friends:

Tereza and I are in final process of preparation LAENNEC-2016-SAO PAULO and we are glad that, finally, many of you will come (although we would like to meet you all here.)

Neil asked me to confirm and, yes, American, Japanese  and Canadian citizens have a special authorization to come to Brazil without Brazilian Visa in the present days ( June 1 - September 30) due to the Olympics.
Since Europe does not require VISA for Brazilians, European citizens have permanent  alowance to come to Brazil.

Winter has just arrived to Sao Paulo and this "cold weather "  ( 10 - 25 C, most times 18-22 C)  is not good for Aedes, so arboviroses such as Dengue and Zika will probably NOT to be a problem.

I hope until tomorrow I will send you individual Invitation Letters , hopefully fulfilling the needs of those who must present it to their university.  Anyhow, please, find attached herein the


Good news :

1.Those who will arrive early will have an extra-social activity : Since Tereza is exposing some of her watercolors in a colective exhibition, we will visit it and have dinner together at Zeffiro Restaurant on July 5th  = we will pick you up at Masksoud Plaza.

2. Those who will stay on Sunday will also have an extra-acitivity : We will walk together to a nice neighborhood around Avenida Paulista ( "our Fifth Avenue") and have lunch together.

Please, whatever you need, just let me know. Now,  for Tereza and for me, LAENNEC-2016-SAO PAULO has already started !

Welcome !!!!!


Registration fee (cash only, no change) = 300 Euros (US 330)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Laennec 2016 São Paulo

São Paulo, January 7th, 2015

Dear friends, members of Laennec  Society:

It is still time to repeat our wishes for a Happy New Year for each of you and your families.

LAENNEC-2016-SAO PAULO meeting will happen from July 6th to 9th.

Scientific meetings will be  at the Department of Pathology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine. We will have a good infra-structure, including the  lunches, and the school will be rather quiet, since undergraduate students will be in vacation.

The hotel we selected for the group is HOTEL MAKSOUD,  a traditional five-star hotel  that has recently been refurbished and that is very well located, one block away from our most beloved Avenida Paulista, with some of the best shopping centers, restaurants and museums.

Moreover,  a two-block walk through  a very nice way will take us to the MASP/ITAPEVA Metro Station,  and within five-minutes we will  arrive to CLINICAS Metro Station, right in front of the School of Medicine.

The hotel offered us convenient daily rates:
Single Room:   R$ 310.00 (US$80)  /   Double Room:  R$ 355.00 (US$90)

I am  happy to  introduce you to Fernando Sainz from the “Mil Horas Viagens e Turismo” , who has been previously collaborating with our initiatives of Brazilian Society of Hepatology, always ready to help with efficiency.  His e-address is and he is already available to centralize all contacts with the hotel as well as with  travel or personal needs from each of you.

I also wish to ask  you to send me, through the address  the title of your talks as soon as possible, so as I will organize the scientific sessions in advance.

Tereza and I, together with Fernando Sainz, are working on the social program  and we are very happy to welcome you to Brazil.

Looking forwards to receive your confirmation !

Best regards