Pathology of Genetic Disease.—A postgraduate course in continuing medical education, entitled "Pathology of Genetic Disease," will be held Feb 2-6, 1976, at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), in Washington, DC.
A review of basic medical genetic mechanisms will be presented. The genetic aspects of various diseases due to point mutations and chromosomal aberrations will be discussed, using AFIP-acquired case material to illustrate the pathologist's role in their diagnosis. Although the pathologic effects of many of these diseases in specific organ systems will be reviewed, the syndromic aspects (pleiotropic effects of single mutation) will be stressed. Variable penetrance and expressivity, as they are related to the pathology of these syndromes, will be emphasized. Lecturers will cover the correlation of the clinical and laboratory features with the morphologic alterations of typical examples of diseases due to trisomy aberrations, sex chromosomal anomalies, genetic abnormalities in sexual differentiation, and autosomal and