APC Online Learning - CME-eligible, on-demand recordings from APC 2020


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Activity Overview 

Activity Description

The APC 2020 Online Learning Program is an online-based compilation of recorded presentations designed to provide training and professional development for academic pathologists.

Target Audience

The online, web-based recordings of presentations synchronized with audio provide educational online activities for four target audiences:

  • Chairs and Vice Chairs of academic departments of pathology and laboratory medicine;
  • Program Directors and Associate Program Directors of pathology residency training programs;
  • Medical student educators of pathology in accredited medical schools; and
  • Faculty members aspiring to these positions.

The target audience is professionals (MD, DO, PhD) and others who serve as the academic, medical, scientific, and administrative leaders of departments of pathology and laboratory medicine in the United States and Canada.

Method of Participation

If all presentations are viewed, this activity will take approximately 28 hours. The presentations are grouped into thematic topics for ease of viewing relevant presentations. Learners must:

  1. Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information (this "Overview" tab/webpage).
  2. View the recorded presentations of interest, if not all (the "Presentations" tab/webpage).
  3. Track CME learning on the "CME Tracker" worksheet printable as a PDF.
  4. Upon final completion of viewing presentations, claim CME credit by transferring the hours, evaluations, and notes from the "CME Tracker" to APC's online CME Evaluation form, accessible only by enrolled participants. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

The recorded presentations are linked as mp4 video files or MS PowerPoint files, which can open in any modern browser, computer, and mobile device. 

Educational Objectives

The objective of the online recorded presentations is to facilitate knowledge acquisition to enable departments to fulfill their missions in teaching, clinical service, and research. Content focuses on issues such as the development of educational programs and curricula for the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing pathologists (especially those in academic medical centers) to provide cost effective, high-quality clinical service to patients. Additionally, content addresses the administration of an academic pathology department with respect to the funds flow cycle at academic health systems, as well as incorporating the role of pathology into therapeutics and advanced technologies into the diagnostics laboratory. Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Develop leadership skills for successfully administering a medical school pathology department to meet the demands of their three missions: medical education, research, and practice.

  • Incorporate rapidly emerging technologies and therapeutics into the diagnostics laboratory and in pathology training to advance health care.

  • Integrate pathology principles and content based on national standards and best practices for teaching and learning.

  • Advocate for the professional development of pathology educators and pathologists, both as teachers and as professional resources to clinicians and patients.

Needs Assessment with Practice Gaps

The APC 2020 Online Learning Program provides educational activities to increase skills, knowledge, and professional performance of pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals. It meets the participants' educational needs primarily in the ABMS/ACGME competency area of Medical Knowledge, but also in the Competency areas of Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice. Other Competency areas include: 1) educating medical students for the appropriate use of pathology and laboratory medicine in any specialty practice; 2) training residents and fellows to effectively and innovatively practice pathology; 3) sustaining patient access to laboratory services through practice administration and advocacy; and 4) preparing pathologists and lab professionals to participate in or lead research opportunities. These educational gaps were identified based primarily on planning committee discussions, ACGME Competences, IOM reports, AAMC survey data and reports, and feedback from attendees at prior annual meetings

Accreditation Statement

This activity ("APC 2020 Online Learning Program") has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates each enduring material for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed on the activity page. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: July 6, 2020  |   Expiration Date: July 5, 2021

Aadil Ahmed, MD - Pathology Fellow, Yale University
Rahaf Alkhateb, MD - Pathology Resident, University of Texas, San Antonio
Scott Anderson, MD - Professor, University of Vermont
W. Stephen Black-Schaffer, MD - Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adam Booth, MD - Resident, University of Texas Medical Branch
Lynn Bry, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
John Combes, MD - Senior Vice President, Policy and External Relations, ACGME
David Daniel, MD - SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Shanker Deonandan, MBA - Assistant Vice President, Northwell Health
Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Duke University
Ellen Dudrey, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas Tech Univ HSC
Valerie Fitzhugh, MD - Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Melina Flanagan, MD - Associate Professor, West Virginia University
Sherri Flax, MD - Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Outreach, University of Florida
Eric Gehrie, MD - Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, University of Utah
Pamela Gibson, MD - Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Staff & Faculty Affairs, University of Vermont
Jeannette Guarner, MD - Professor, Emory University
Beth Hansell - Vice Chair, Finance and Administration, Medical University of South Carolina
Naomi Hardy, MD - Pathology Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center
Richard Haspel, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kate Hatlak - Executive Director, Pathology Review Committee, ACGME
Tiffany Hebert, MD - Associate Professor, Montefiore Medical Center
Robert Hoffman, MD, PhD - Professor and Vice Chair for GME, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Melissa Hogan, MD - Pathology Resident, Vanderbilt University
Rebecca Johnson, MD - Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Pathology
Donald Karcher, MD - Professor, Geoerge Washington University
Sumire Kitahara, MD, - Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MD - Vice Chair for Education and Professor, Uniformed Services Univ of the Health Sciences
Zoltan Laszik, MD, PhD - Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Robin LeGallo, MD - Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Debra Leonard, MD, PhD - Professor and Chair, University of Vermont
Joann Li -- Department Administrator, Chief Fiancial Officer, Columbia University
Amy Lin, MD - Associate Professor, Univ of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chen Liu, MD, PhD - Professor and Chair, Yale University
Emilio Madrigal, DO - Pathology Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
Marta Margeta, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Brandi McCleskey, MD - Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cindy McCloskey, MD - Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Loyola University Medical Center
Arie Nettles, PhD - Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD - Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
Kristin Olson, MD - Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Univ of California, Davis
Lawrence Opas, MD - Senior Associate Dean for GME, Univ of Southern California
Janis Orlowski, MD - Chief Health Care Officer, American Association of Medical Colleges
Joyce Ou, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown Univ
Miguel Paniagua, MD - Medical Advisor, National Board of Medical Examiners; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Alexis Peedin, MD - Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Vivian Pinn, MD - Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Rebecca Pulk, PharmD - Clinical Coordinator, Yale New Haven Health
Rageshree Ramachandran, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Hooman Rashidi, MD - Professor and Vice Chair, GME, University of California, Davis
Demaretta Rush, MD - Associate Professor, Univ of Arizona
Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Linda Schiffhauer, MD, University of Rochester
Katherine Scribner, DO - Resident, Keck School of Medicine at USC, LAC+USC Medical Center
Veena Shenoy, MD - Associate Professor, Univ of Mississippi
Leslie Stump, MBA - Chief Administrative Officer, Ohio State University
Kelley Suskie -- Vice Chair for Administration, University of Rochester Medical Center
Elham Vali Betts, MD - Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis
Laura Wake, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Alisha Ware, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Wilcox, MD - Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Course Director: David Bailey, MD, Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego

Administrator: Melvin Limson, PhD, Director of Programs & Development, Association of Pathology Chairs

APC President: Barbara Ducatman, MDChair, Department of Pathology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

APC President-Elect: Lydia Howell, MDProfessor and Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis

APC Interim Past President: Peter Jensen, MD, ARUP Presidential Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Utah

APC Councilor at Large: Michael Laposata, MD, PhDProfessor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

APC Undergraduate Medical Education Committee Chair: Jennifer Baccon, MD, PhDChair and Professor, Department of Pathology, Northeast Ohio Medical University

APC Graduate Medical Education Committee Chair: Karen Kaul, MD, PhDDuckworth Family Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem

APC Research Committee Chair: Jeffrey Golden, MDChair, Department of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

APC Practice & Management Committee Chair: Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Pathology, Yale University

APC Advocacy Committee Chair: Debra Leonard, MD, PhDChair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont

APC Leadership Development & Diversity Committee Chair: Dani Zander, MD, MacKenzie Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati

APC Senior Fellow Group Chair: Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhDProfessor, School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, Emeritus CEO Woodruff Health Science Center/Chair Emory Healthcare/EVP for Health Affairs, Emory University

Program Director Section (PRODS) Chair: Scott Anderson, MDDirector, Residency Program, and Professor of Pathology, University of Vermont

Pathology Department Administrator Section (PDAS) Chair: Kristen Kolb, MBA, Practice Manager, Baystate Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Undergraduate Medical Educator Section (UMEDS) Chair: Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MDCaptain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Professor of Pathology and Emerging Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Balance and Objectivity of Content

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Disclosure Summary

None of the organizers of this educational activity (as listed above) disclosed a relevant financial relationship.

The following presenters have indicated relationships that have been reviewed, and their commercial conflicts of interest have been resolved. In all cases, it was determined that the financial relationship did not relate to the educational assignment. If a presenter is not listed, then he/she had no commercial interest to disclose.

Invited Speaker Disclosures

  • Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Commercial Interest: Immunai
    • Role:Co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board member
    • Compensation: Salary

Cultural Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires CME courses with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competencies. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and Linguistic Competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found at the UC San Diego CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu or on UCSD's resource list on cultural competencies.

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