Lowest Rates for APC 2023, APC Honors 2023 S’67 Awardees, APC Supports Lab Workforce Coalition, New Academic Pathology Articles, and More!

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APC E-News: April 2023


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Lowest Rates for APC 2023, APC Honors 2023 S’67 Awardees, APC Supports Lab Workforce Coalition, New Academic Pathology Articles, and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier available on Science Direct and Clinical Key. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

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Get Involved - Join a Committee and Appoint Faculty to Affinity Groups

Active Chair discussion on issues of common interest occurs primarily through APC's committee activities. All Chairs are invited to participate in any of APC's committees (listed below). If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the committees listed below, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected]

Affinity Groups
The Practice & Management Committee, Leadership Development & Diversity Committee and Research Committee have established affinity groups to address important needs relevant to academic pathology departments. Chairs can appoint faculty leaders to join the groups listed below. More information and appointment processes can be found by clicking the links below.

APC'S 2023 Advocacy Priorities

In cooperation with APC’s Advocacy Committee, which consists of representatives from the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees, APC Council issued their 2023 Advocacy Priorities.

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit: https://www.apcprods.org/statements

Free Virtual Events for Members

Learn more about upcoming events and access past event recordings by visiting the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/virtual-events

Job Postings

Do you have a job opening at your institution?
Members can share openings with their section listserv network for free as a member benefit. Job openings can also be posted directly to APC’s Career Center (Job Board), which has broad national visibility.

Post or Search for jobs at: https://careers.apcprods.org/

Listserv Networks

Guidelines: Members are expected to abide by the APC listserv policies. For more information on APC’s listservs, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/m-lists

Best Practice: When sending messages to the listserv, please be sure to include a short signature line with at least your name, role, institution, and email address so that other members can reach you directly if needed.

Archives: To view the archive of listserv messages, log in to your member profile and access the E-lists under My Features.

Membership Updates

New Members should complete a New Member Inquiry Form found at: https://www.apcprods.org/membership-information

Need to remove a member from your roster? Please submit a Member Removal Request.

Please contact the APC office at [email protected] if you have any questions about APC Membership.

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Monthly e-News Archive

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Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2021 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! Stay up to date with committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of Paths to Progress.

Find the 2021 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at: www.apcprods.org/m-paths-to-progress.

Important Updates from the APC

July 15-16, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL

Registration for the 2023 Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA), July 15-16, 2023 in person at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois is now open! Join fellow aspiring leaders in academic pathology for an exciting professional development opportunity, which starts with a thought-provoking dinner session on Saturday, July 15th, accompanied by networking time with peers and mentors. The program continues throughout the day on Sunday, July 16th with a focus on professional development topics. This program is included for APLF program participants. 2023 PLA program information and registration details are posted on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/pla.

PLA attendees are also encouraged to extend their leadership learning experience by registering for the 2023 APC Annual Meeting. See details below!

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July 16-19, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL
Register by May 31st for Lowest Rates!

APC 2023

The APC Annual Meeting returns in-person to the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois on July 16-19, 2023 (Sun-Wed)! As in 2022, the APC Annual Meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format, with in-person sessions and events that incorporate remote attendees and speakers via Zoom. APC plans to offer Continuing Medical Education credits for a subset of the educational content presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting, for both live discussion sessions and pre-recorded presentations.

APC Section Councils and Committees are hard at work developing exceptional and timely educational content for the 2023 APC Annual Meeting. Preliminary Program details are now posted! A sampling of emerging session topics include:

  • Models for Supporting, Compensating and Advancing Medical Educators 
  • Enabling and Incentivizing Research in Departments of Pathology
  • Recruiting and Retaining the Academic Laboratory Workforce in a Competitive Economy
  • Improving Trainee Experiences in Pathology Residency
  • Paving the Road to Competency-Based Medical Education in Pathology Residency
  • Emerging Technologies in Medical Education
  • Advocating Within Your System: Stewarding Precision Medicine Testing
  • Recognizing and Addressing Healthcare Disparities through the Lens of Academic Pathology
  • Leading during Challenging Times: Promoting and Enhancing Personal and Departmental Resilience
  • Integrating Community-Based Practices into Academic Health Systems

The APC Annual Meeting is not only for Chairs and its Section Members, but open to ALL faculty and staff who are interested in advancing the mission of academic pathology departments. Invite your colleagues to share the experience and networking by registering at the faculty/staff rate. Learn more about the 2023 APC Annual Meeting and register at the lowest rates today at: www.apcprods.org/APC2023!

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Congratulations to the 2023 Kinney Scholars!
The Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program, now in its 7th year, provides an opportunity for medical students and pathology residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in academic pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education. From the program’s largest applicant pool to-date, the following group of Scholars were chosen to attend the APC 2023 Annual Meeting to learn and be mentored by national leaders in academic pathology. Please welcome the 2023 Scholars! 

Thank you to all Society of ’67 donors, especially to the generosity of the following contributors who are named donors in support of a 2023 Society of ’67 Kinney Scholar! The APC Senior Fellows Group (Santos Acosta Martinez and Sehyo Yune, MD), L. Maximilian Buja, MD (Sylvia Jang, MD), Cheryl Hanau, MD (Harrison Dai and Jenny Zhang, MD), Lydia Howell, MD (Kara Tanaka, MD), and Dani Zander, MD (Conner Hartzell, MD and Jessica Muldoon, MD). You can also be a named donor next year with a contribution of $2500. Donate today to invest in the future leadership of academic pathology!

Congratulations to the 2023 PDAS Fellow!
The Society of '67 PDAS Fellows Program provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators (Associate PDAS Members) to attend the PDAS Program at the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) 2023 Annual Meeting. PDAS Fellows receive an immersive experience on management of departmental missions, learn about models and strategies in administrative operations for pathology and laboratory medicine stakeholders, and interact with our community of academic pathology administrators bringing a network of professional support and resources. The 2023 recipient, designated as the 2023 Marty Lawlor Society of ’67 PDAS Fellow is listed below. Meet her at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting!

These and other programs of the Society of ’67 are made possible by your generous donations that foster the development of future leaders in academic pathology practice, education, and research. Donate today!

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Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal and part of the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier, with visibility to a global audience of academic leaders through Science Direct and Clinical Key. In June 2023, Academic Pathology will reach another major milestone, when it receives its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

Recently Published Articles

Experiential exposure as the key to recruiting medical students into pathology, A. Holloman, et al. Special Article First Published April 13, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100074

How influential are medical school curriculum and other medical school characteristics in students' selecting pathology as a specialty?, C. McCloskey, et al. Research Article First Published April 13, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100073

Detecting residents at risk of attrition – A Singapore pathology residency's experience, A. Tay, et al. Research Article First Published April 11, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100075

Correlation of urinary catheterization with histologic grading of eosinophilic cystitis: a single institutional review of 27 cases, A. Htoo, et al. Brief Report First Published April 11, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100078

Osteopathic physician trainees and pathways to pathology, C. Schukow, et al. Review Article First Published March 31, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100071

Click here to view the latest issue of Academic Pathology and subscribe to receive alerts when the latest issues are published!

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APC seeks to highlight major member accomplishments in this NEW “Member Recognition” section of the e-News, where we spotlight special announcements, such as advancement to national leadership positions, inductions into national academies, national and international awards, national press coverage, Chair retirements, new Chair appointments, and more! If you have an announcement that you would like to share, please contact the APC office at [email protected] to let us know!

University of Pittsburgh Chair Changes

George Michalopoulos, MD, PhD, retires as Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Liron Pantanowitz, MD, MHA, PhD, is appointed as the new Chair, effective May 1, 2023.

George K. Michalopoulos, MD, PhD

Liron Pantanowitz, MD, MHA, PhD

As a reminder, you can find a complete list of New Chairs on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/new-chairs. Departments with ongoing Chair searches are posted on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/ongoing-searches

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In 2021, APC collected data on Physician-Scientist Training Programs in Pathology, which is maintained on APC's website and is mirrored on AAMC's website to raise awareness and attract medical students to Pathology for PSTP training. We are receiving an increased number of inquiries from students and are seeking to update the PSTP program information and ensure all existing programs are listed. If your PSTP program information is not listed, please complete the new Google form at:  www.apcprods.org/PSTP-Pathology

Thanks to the programs that have already posted their information:

  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • University Hospitals Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Iowa
  • USC/LAC+USC Medical Center
  • UT Southwestern
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

For Program Leaders

The APC Research Committee has developed a toolkit of potential opportunities for pathology departments to pursue in an effort to attract more medical students and MD/PhD students to pathology. For Program Leaders interested in learning more about PSTP recruitment modalities, visit www.apcprods.org/PSTP-Recruitment.

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APC Council Signs on to the Medical & Public Health Laboratory Workforce Coalition Letter to Congress
APC joined 24 other professional societies and organizations representing approximately 350,000 essential laboratory professionals and pathologists responsible for patient care and public health in signing on to a letter asking Congress to recognize our urgent workforce issues and include laboratory professionals in policy and legislative solutions that address other healthcare workforce shortages. The letter urges Congress to include laboratory professionals in all Federal workforce programs and to focus on visa issues impacting the ability to hire qualified foreign candidates. APC remains dedicated to advancing academic pathology departments and participating in efforts that support our priorities. See
APC’s 2023 Advocacy Priorities for more information!

Lab Week 2023

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Applications Accepted Until May 31st or SOLD OUT

Want to Exhibit or Partner with APC?
APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the 2023 APC Annual Meeting on the “Club Room” Level, where all food is served and informal member engagement happens. APC congratulates and thanks the following exhibitors already committed (paid) this year!

The exhibitor application deadline is May 31, 2023, or until sold out.
The application can be found on the last page of the 2023 Exhibitor Prospectus or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APC2023ExhibitorApplication. Additional information is available on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/APC2023-Exhibits.

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