The AMR International Pathology Slide Seminar was founded by Prof. Suster in 1991 to honor the memory of his teacher and mentor, the late Professor Arkadi M. Rywlin (1923 - 1987). Professor Rywlin was born in the free city of Danzig, and completed his medical degree at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 1953 and after additional training with Otto Saphir in Chicago, eventually transferred to the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami in Miami Beach, Florida. There he served as the Director of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Pathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine until his untimely death in 1987.
Professor Rywlin attained international recognition for his expertise and numerous publication in the pathology of the bone marrow. He was the author of more than 100 articles spanning a variety of subjects in pathology and achieved international recognition with the publication of his textbook on Histopathology of the Bone Marrow (Little, Brown & Co, Philadelphia, 1974). Professor Rywlin was an outstanding educator and trained hundreds of residents and fellows. He combined a classical education in pathology with a strictly logical, straighforward approach to solving problems in pathology. The Club was founded by Dr. Suster to honor the memory of this Master of Pathology and to celebrate and promote the spirit of critical thinking that was the legacy of Professor Rywlin to his students.