In this Issue: Registration NOW OPEN for APC 2022 Annual Meeting, S’67 Program Deadlines and Giving Opportunities, Upcoming Virtual Events, and More!

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APC E-News: February 2022


In This Issue...

Registration NOW OPEN for APC 2022 Annual Meeting, S’67 Program Deadlines and Giving Opportunities, Upcoming Virtual Events, and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journalAcademic Pathology has moved from Sage to Elsevier and a new manuscript submission site has officially launched. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

Click here to submit your manuscript today!

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Virtual Events

View Past Recordings
A reminder that all past recorded APC Virtual Events can be easily found on the APC website. These past recordings include interesting Town Hall discussions, informative Regional Meetings, and much more! The recordings can be viewed on our Past Virtual Events webpage.

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:

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:

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 our short online New Member Inquiry Form found at:

Please inform us of any changes in your departmental membership roster by sending us a message at [email protected].

Member Profile

Members may log in to the APC website to edit their personal profiles and contact information. Once logged in, members can access exclusive APC resources.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

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:

NEW Committees

  • Clinical Service Leaders
  • PhD Program Leaders

If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the above committees, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected].

Paths to Progress:
APC Newsletter

Paths to Progress

Reflect on a unique and challenging year by reading the 2020 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress. 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 2020 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

Monthly e-News Archive

Find all previous issues of APC's Monthly e-News at:


Important Updates from the APC:

Chicago, IL (Hybrid) | July 17-20, 2022

APC and its Section Councils are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 APC Annual Meeting at the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois from July 17-20, 2022 (Sun-Wed). Attendees will have the option to register for IN-PERSON or REMOTE participation. In-person attendees will enjoy more networking time for long-overdue hallway conversations and live sessions devoted to discussion. Remote attendees will access by Zoom a live view of panelists and participate in discussion via chat facilitated by an in-room moderator.  ALL will have access to pre-recorded presentations, in advance of the live discussion sessions, to increase the opportunity for engagement during the meeting.

As in 2021, CME is included in registration for both in-person and remote attendees. Each in-person registrant also receives ONE ticket to APC’s Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening for the live presentation of service awards. Additional in-person guest passes to the Awards Dinner, the Welcome Reception, and private guest hospitality breakfasts are available for add-on fees, offered in the online registration process. Remote registrants will receive an attendee engagement box of goodies for fun and refreshment.  

APC Council and the PRODS, UMEDS, PDAS and GMEAS Councils have again prepared excellent programs with timely topics and leading presenters. For the latest program details, go to Information is now available on the website to register, to reserve a hotel room, or to exhibit.

We hope you will join us for the 2022 APC Annual Meeting!


Want to Exhibit or Partner with APC?
APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the 2022 APC Annual Meeting! See the Exhibitor Prospectus for details of pricing and benefits. Applications must be received by May 31, 2022 - no exceptions!

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for announcements on the 2022 APC Annual Meeting website at:

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Program Application Deadlines

Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program
Application Deadline TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 1, 2022
This program provides an opportunity for medical students and/or pathology residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education through access to national leaders in academic pathology attending the APC Annual Meeting. New sponsorship opportunities are available for donors who want to help fund this program. For details on this year's online application instructions, see

Society of ’67 Associate PDAS Fellowship Program
Application Deadline TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 1, 2022
This new program for Associate PDAS Members provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators to attend the PDAS Program at the APC 2022 Annual Meeting with funding that covers the PDAS meeting registration. New This Year - PDAS Council will identify one of the recipients selected by the Society of ’67 Board as the Marty Lawlor Fellow, named in honor of a long-time PDAS colleague who unexpectedly passed away in 2021. Find more program information and online application instructions at:

Society of ’67 Open Access Publication Award Program
Application Deadline: Reviewed on a Monthly Basis
This program seeks to promote the publication of high-quality original scholarship in a peer-reviewed journal by authors at an early stage of academic development. The first or corresponding author (qualifying author) must be a medical student, pathology resident or fellow, or junior faculty. New Online Application Form -- Submit your application to determine if you and your potential manuscript qualify for the Society of '67 Open Access Award (Click here to preview a PDF of the application), but all responses must be submitted online. Find more program information and application instructions at:

Giving Opportunities

  1. Senior Fellows Matching Challenge
    Donation Deadline TODAY - Monday, February 28, 2022
    In mid-December, we announced to the Senior Fellows Group that a generous colleague will again MATCH each Senior Fellows Group member donation (dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 per individual donation) to the Society of ’67 through the above deadline. In early February, the generous donor increased the challenge to a 2:1 match for other Senior Fellow contributions to the same budgeted limit of $2,500 per individual donation. Thus, a donation of $2,500 will receive a $5,000 match for a total of $7,500! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in the academic pathology pipeline! The anonymous donor wishes to maintain the APC Senior Fellows Group as the top APC group in giving to the Society of ’67. Senior Fellows -- Click here to donate today!

  2. Sponsor a Kinney Scholar
    New This Year - While any donation amount is appreciated, donors who can contribute $2500 this year will be a named sponsor of a medical student or pathology resident in the following year’s Kinney Scholars Program! Click here to sponsor a scholar!

  3. Upgrade Your Donor Level
    All donors are recognized at the recently updated levels as a contributor (less than $500), annual member ($500-$9,999), or lifetime member ($10,000 or more). DONATE NOW at any level to cultivate and inspire the pipeline of academic pathology!

    Click Here to Give Today!

Every contribution invests in the future and legacy of academic pathology to advance and improve health care by fostering the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research.

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Margaret Grimes Medical Student Interest Group Grants
The next application deadline is TODAY, February 28, 2022.
ICPI supports awareness of the important roles played by pathologists in clinical practice and the many career opportunities available in the field of pathology through the Margaret Grimes Medical Student Interest Group Grants. Each grant provides $500 per academic year for unrestricted use in furthering medical student interest group activities. Recipients of the ICPI Medical Student Interest Group Grants also become part of a national cohort of leaders, who are invited to share best practices with each other through virtual forums organized by the ICPI Board. Visit the ICPI website for more information:

Want to add programs or events, or rejoin the ICPI Residency Directory?
Contact [email protected] or submit program details, event details, or listing updates to

NEW THIS YEAR – Free Program Advertising
Departments with ICPI Residency Directory listings may add other training programs (except fellowship programs) at NO additional charge, as long as they are based in the same department. Post-sophomore fellowships, MSTP programs, PSTP programs, PhD programs, and med tech, histotech, and cytotech training programs are all now included in the ONE price of a Residency Program listing! Plus, add Residency Program Open Houses to ICPI event listings!

Check out the *NEW* ICPI website which continues to evolve and improve as a resource to students and residents. Visit today!

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PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting
Thursday, March 31, 2022
3:30pm ET / 2:30pm CT / 1:30pm MT / 12:30pm PT
Click Here to Register!
Program directors and coordinators will hear updates from the ACGME and ABPath, plus share experiences on the theme of Reflecting on Hybrid Recruitment to Prepare for Next Year. Registration is NOW OPEN at:

AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum for Medical Students
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Following the success of this event in 2021, AAMC again invited APC to participate in the 2022 AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum for Medical Students. APC will organize the Pathology Specialty booth with representatives and information spanning career opportunities in this dynamic field. The FREE forum is targeted toward medical students early in their specialty exploration (M1, M2). The Pathology booth was well-attended and highly-rated by students in 2021, and became the springboard for APC’s first Pathology Open House. More event details and registration instructions can be found
on the AAMC website.

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2022 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 recently issued their 2022 Advocacy PrioritiesClick here to learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology!

APC Continues to Advocate for Solutions to LDT Oversight
APC is pleased to further our cooperation with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and other major stakeholders to ensure that legislation regulating laboratory developed tests (LDTs) is uncoupled from an unrelated reauthorization bill that must pass in the next several months. In partnership, AACC, ACMG, AMP, and APC drafted a letter asking Congress to consider the FDA-led regulatory process over LDTs (VALID Act) separately from the FDA and industry-negotiated agreement on medical device user fees (MDUFA) to allow more time for stakeholders to come to consensus on the complex and potentially detrimental effects of FDA regulation of LDTs as set forth in the current version of VALID.

As noted in prior communications, APC recognizes there are an array of positions and perspectives about the FDA’s role in regulating various forms of testing – from patient groups, fellow physicians, manufacturers, and even among pathology groups. One thing almost every stakeholder can agree upon is that the current version of the VALID Act needs work. We are grateful that a growing list of organizations agree, including the AMA, MGMA, ASCP and ACLPS, who have signed on to this letter. Now, it’s your institution’s turn! Please email [email protected] if you need more information or go here to sign and show your university’s or department’s support! 

APC continues to advocate for solutions to LDT oversight that respect these tests as the practice of laboratory medicine in academic health systems.

Find all advocacy statements at:

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After 7 great years with SAGE Publishing, in January 2022 Academic Pathology joined the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier! In this new publishing alliance, your Academic Pathology articles now have increased visibility to a global audience of academic leaders, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors, and staff you value. The new submission site is now open at! Submit your manuscript today!

Click Here to view more of the latest Academic Pathology articles!

To view the COVID-19 Special Collection click here!

Open Access Award Program
The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program supports early career scholarly publications by paying article processing fees for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Find all Open Access Award articles on the APC website at:

Donate today to support this and other Society of ’67 programs!

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THANK YOU to the APC members, faculty, students, exhibitors, and other attendees who joined us to Reconnect, Engage, And, Learn at REAL APC 2021 from July 25 to 28, 2021. All Pre-Recorded Presentations are still available to view, and Live Discussion Session recordings are now available to all registrants!

Couldn’t Attend REAL APC 2021?
Meeting content is still available through APC’s 2021 Online Learning Program! Register today and get instant access to ALL meeting content including Pre-Recorded Presentations and Live Discussion Sessions. APC's 2021 Online Learning Program offers a robust amount of educational content to meet your continuing education and professional development needs! Click here for more information on registration and pricing, which includes CME for physicians who claim by July 7, 2022.

For the latest updates and information, visit the APC website at:

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