In this Issue: Last Chance to Register for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting and the July 2022 Pathology Leadership Academy, APC Newsletter Now Available, Advocacy Updates, and More!

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APC E-News: June 2022


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Last Chance to Register for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting and the July 2022 Pathology Leadership Academy, APC Newsletter Now Available, Advocacy Updates, 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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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!

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.

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:

APC Newsletter - Paths to Progress

Paths to Progress

The 2021 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress is now available! Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2021 through committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.

Find the 2021 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website 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].

Monthly e-News Archive

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


Important Updates from the APC:

APC 2022 ANNUAL MEETING - Registration Still Open!

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

Don’t miss out on the chance to re-connect with colleagues during the APC 2022 Annual Meeting at the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois from July 17-20, 2022 (Sun-Wed). Attendees still 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. These recorded presentations will be available starting tomorrow, July 1st, on the new APC Learning Center and will remain accessible after the live discussion sessions.

Each in-person registrant also receives ONE ticket to APC’s Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening for the live presentation of service awards. As in 2021, CME is included in registration for both in-person and remote attendees. For those needing to claim CME, be sure to access the “APC 2022 Online Learning Program” course in the APC Learning Center, available starting tomorrow, July 1st!

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 and to reserve a hotel roomWe hope you will join us for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting!


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

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APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the APC 2022 Annual Meeting! We wish to thank the following exhibitors & partners for their support of the 2022 Annual Meeting:

  • Coronis Health *Diamond Partner
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) *Gold Partner
  • American Association Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA)
  • American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
  • AstraZeneca Precision Medicine
  • Caris Life Sciences
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Corista
  • Dolbey and Company
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Elsevier, Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Ibex Medical Analytics
  • Inspirata
  • Paige
  • Seagen Inc.
  • Sectra

We are looking forward to seeing them at the meeting and hope you are too! As in past years, there will be an Exhibit Prize Card to fill out as attendees visit with the exhibitors, with a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. The more exhibitors you visit and engage with at the meeting, the better chance you have of winning. Be sure to register for the Annual Meeting and join us in Chicago!

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The Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA) is designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge for current and future leaders in academic pathology. The next PLA will be held July 16 - 17, 2022 and will focus on team building, group dynamics, addressing disruptive physicians, and coaching for effectiveness. The deadline to register is TODAY, June 30, 2022.

REGISTER TODAY by visiting our website at:!

For more information, please contact the APC office at [email protected] or call 302-660-4943.

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The 2021 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress is now available! Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2021 through committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.

Find the 2021 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

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Valid Updates
The HELP Committee recently passed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act, which (as feared) includes the VALID Act of 2022. The VALID Act creates a new regulatory framework at the FDA for both in vitro diagnostic test kits (or IVDs) and laboratory developed testing procedures (or LDTs) in a new class of tests called in vitro clinical tests (or IVCTs). This major overhaul ignores existing CLIA oversight and effectively treats academic clinical labs practicing medicine as manufacturers, which would have significant implications on the delivery of patient care in academic health systems.

The potential negative impact of the VALID Act on patient access to testing and innovation are deeply concerning to the academic pathology community. AMP, ACMG, AACC, and APC initiated an organizational and institutional sign-on letter, linked here. We are grateful to APC members who supported the letter by signing on behalf of their departments or by sharing the letter with their government relations offices for institutional sign-on. We are also grateful to the organizations that joined in support, including AAMC, ACLPS, API, ASCP, ASH, and ASHI. We remain committed to communicating our grave concerns to Congress, while they consider the VALID Act as part of the required FDA medical device user fee reauthorization bill in the coming months.

APC Statement Endorsing the Uniform Timeline for Fellowship Recruitment
The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) strongly endorses the national movement to a uniform timeline for fellowship recruitment as described in the recent article by Herrmann et al in Academic Pathology. In a recent announcement by APC President, Lydia Pleotis Howell, MD, several key points were made on the importance and responsibility of APC membership supporting a uniform recruitment process to protect pathology residents. The APC Council endorses plans brought forward by the APC Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee to establish guidelines to assist with this new uniform timeline that will take effect in a phased manner beginning July 2023. More information and updates can be found on APC’s NEW Fellowship Application Resources webpage:

Virtual Interviewing for 2022-2023 Residency Cycle
APC Council also endorses PRODS Council’s position supporting the recently released AAMC interview guidance for the 2022-2023 residency cycle. The AAMC recognizes the reported benefits to virtual interviewing for both students and programs, and emphasizes a shared sense of increased equity for students. Also acknowledging the benefits of in person interviewing, the AAMC encourages an evidence-based approach for establishing best practices taking into consideration the needs of students and programs alike. The recommendations are intended only as a guide for medical schools, institutions, and program directors during the 2022-2023 interview season and are not intended to interfere with individual institutional decisions on recruitment. PRODS Council firmly supports incorporating these recommendations for the recruitment season in as much as each institution and program will allow.

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 Priorities

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit our website at:

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In January 2022, APC’s official journal – 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. Submit your manuscript today at:!

Recently Published Articles

The pathology fellowship application crisis: The current state and suggestions for remediation, Amanda C. Herrmann, et al. Research Article First Published June 25, 2022:

The crisis in the pathology subspecialty fellowship application process: Historical background and setting the stage, Douglas C. Miller, Donald S. Karcher, Karen Kaul, et al. Research Article First Published June 25, 2022:

Factors influencing US osteopathic medical students to choose pathology as a specialty, Melissa R. George, et al. Research Article First Published June 11, 2022:

Rules of engagement: Promoting academic-industry partnership in the era of digital pathology and artificial intelligence, Liron Pantanowitz, et al. Review Article First Published May 30, 2022:

View More of the Latest Articles, Educational Cases and the COVID-19 Special Collection at!

Open Access Award Program
The Society of ’67 Open Access Award 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. Award recipients will have the article processing fee paid for by the Society of ’67. 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:

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

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