APC 2023 Program Guide Now Available, Announcing the Academy of Distinguished Pathology Educators, Member Recognition and More!

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APC E-News: June 2023


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APC 2023 Program Guide Now Available, Announcing the Academy of Distinguished Pathology Educators, Member Recognition 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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Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2022 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! 

Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2022 through committee reports, section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.

Find the 2022 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at: https://www.apcprods.org/paths-to-progress

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.

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.

Monthly e-News Archive

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Important Updates from the APC

July 16-19, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL
Program Guide is NOW AVAILABLE!

APC 2023

The APC 2023 Program Guide is now available for previewing on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/apc2023 and will be available in print for in-person attendees. Pre-meeting materials will be available online in the APC Learning Center by Monday, July 10th! APC 2023 Annual Meeting Registrants should be on the lookout for alerts and visit the APC website for the latest meeting information!

The APC 2023 Annual Meeting is a hybrid event that offers a robust learning opportunity for in-person AND remote registrants, with interactive engagement in live sessions and access to pre-recorded pre-meeting content (and CME for both!) including:

  • Leading During Challenging Times: Promoting and Enhancing Personal and Departmental Resilience
  • Enabling and Incentivizing Research in Departments of Pathology
  • Models for Supporting, Compensating and Advancing Medical Educators
  • Improving Trainee Experiences in Pathology Residency
  • Advocating Within Your System: Stewarding Precision Medicine Testing
  • PRODS Essentials and Updates
  • UMEDS Resources on Teaching Modalities and Integration of Pathology
  • and much more!

For a preview of the full list of pre-meeting presentation recordings that will be accessible to registrants no later than Monday, July 10th, visit: https://www.apcprods.org/apc2023

Don’t forget, 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 missions of academic pathology. Invite your colleagues to share the experience and networking by registering at the faculty/staff rate!

NEW Meet-and-Greet events to identify the following networks of academic leaders are being planned:

  • Vice Chairs of Education – for leaders who bridge the UME to GME continuum
  • Post Sophomore Fellowship Directors – for current directors and anyone interested in starting a PSF
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Faculty Network – for those designated by their Chair as the pathology DEI representative within their department (https://www.apcprods.org/DEI-Leaders-Network).

Learn more about the 2023 APC Annual Meeting and REGISTER TODAY at: www.apcprods.org/APC2023!

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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 social engagement and networking happens. APC thanks the following exhibitors for their support!

We look forward to seeing returning and new exhibitors in the SOLD OUT exhibit hall! As in past years, in-person attendees will receive an Exhibit Prize Card to collect stickers from exhibitors they visit. NEW this year: the first 250 attendees who visit at least 15 exhibitors will receive a prize (valued at more than $80)! Be sure to register for the Annual Meeting and join us in Chicago!

Find the latest exhibitor information on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2023-Exhibits

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This new Academy will recognize and assemble the most accomplished pathology educators who will work closely and collaboratively with the education committees of the Association of Pathology Chairs and with PRODS and UMEDS to:

  • Advance excellence in pathology pedagogy
  • Support scholarship and innovation in pathology education and training
  • Develop educational leaders to  serve within their medical schools, as well as in national organizations

Congratulations to the inaugural Members selected in 2023!

  • Peter Anderson, DVM, PhD
  • Scott Anderson, MD
  • Candice Black, DO
  • Stephen Black-Schaffer, MD, MA
  • Michael Borowitz, MD, PhD
  • Philip Boyer, MD, PhD
  • L. Maximilian Buja, MD
  • Richard Conran, MD, PhD, JD
  • Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD
  • Melina Flanagan, MD, MSPH
  • Robert Folberg, MD
  • Melissa George, DO
  • Avrum Gotlieb, MD
  • Richard Haspel, MD, PhD
  • Vinay Kumar, MD, MBBS
  • Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD
  • Deborah Powell, MD
  • Suzanne Powell, MD
  • Barbara Ritschel, MD
  • Bruce Smoller, MD

Additional information, including criteria for membership, is posted on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/academy-of-distinguished-educators

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Paths to Progress




The 2022 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress is now available! Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2022 through committee reports, section updates, and other workgroup reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress. A printed copy will be available for APC 2023 in-person attendees!

Find the 2022 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at: https://www.apcprods.org/paths-to-progress

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It’s not too late to enter your data and have access to the results!

The 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking Survey is the first of its kind undertaken by the Association of Pathology Chairs, designed to confidentially collect data from participating departments and transform it into a member-interrogated reporting system, when the data collection period is closed.

Rather than reporting data once as a static presentation at the annual meeting or other venue, benchmarking data will be available to participating departments (completing more than 50% of the questions) throughout the year and anonymized results will be sortable by a variety of self-selected metrics.  APC expects this new survey platform to provide true added value to members as you seek useful comparative regional and national data to assist in recruitment, retention, and discussions with institutional leadership.

Privileged access to the 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking data will be opened to participating departments after an initial status report and a brief demonstration is provided at the Annual Meeting in July 2023.

Access instructions to the online survey site were sent to APC Chair Members and APEX (PDAS) members in May. If you did not receive this email, please contact the APC Office at [email protected].

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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. Academic Pathology will soon reach another major milestone when it receives its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME)
An updated Version of the PCME will be released in July!
The Pathology Competencies for Medical Education were created by pathology chairs and course directors to serve as a national standard identifying the core content for teaching pathology in three basic competencies: disease mechanisms, integration of disease mechanisms into organ system pathology, and application of pathology to diagnostic medicine. Each competency includes learning goals and objectives to assess the acquisition, integration and application of knowledge to demonstrate the development of competency. Educational cases are being developed to highlight key teaching points of the learning objectives of the three competencies and clinical thinking. Click here to learn more and view the updated version coming soon!

Recently Published Articles

The next phase in patient safety education: Towards a standardized, tools-based pathology patient safety curriculum: A call to action from the Association of Pathology ChairsResidency Program Directors Section Training Residents in Patient Safety Workgroup, C. Harris, et al. Research Article First Published June 2, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100081

Pathology education project (PEP): A pilot program to spark student understanding in pathology as a career, L. Fletcher, et al. Research Article First Published May 10, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100084

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!

Chair Changes at Oregon Health and Sciences University
Guang Fan, MD, PhD is appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology at Oregon Health and Sciences University after serving as interim Chair since September 2022. Click here to read the full announcement.

Guang Fan

Guang Fan, MD, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham Chair Changes
George Netto, MD steps down as Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to Chair the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania starting August 1, 2023. Gene Siegel, MD, PhD is appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, effective June 1, 2023. Click here to read the full announcement.

George Netto

George Netto, MD

Gene Siegal

Gene Siegel, MD, PhD

Senior Fellow Member Recognition
Stephen Galli, MD, APC Senior Fellows Group Member since 2017, is named the 2024 recipient of the ASIP Gold-Headed Cane Award, which recognizes significant lifetime contributions to the field of pathology. Click here to read the full announcement.


Stephen Galli, MD

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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Fellowship and Residency Open Houses Now Posted!

APC has launched two new resources to promote Residency or Fellowship Open Houses. Residency and fellowship program directors now have the opportunity to post information about their open houses in a primary location on APC’s website. The open house listings are intended to be a central resource for medical students and residents to locate information about those events, in the same places where they can find other important trainee opportunities and resources, such as clerkships and unexpected fellowship openings. To add a pathology residency or fellowship open house listing, go to the appropriate link below and complete the relevant form.

Residency Open House Resource List: https://www.apcprods.org/opportunities

Fellowship Open Houses Resource List: https://www.apcprods.org/fellowship-openings

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