In this Issue: Attend the APC 2022 Annual Meeting, Leadership Programs, Virtual Events and More!

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APC E-News: March 2022


In This Issue...

Attend the APC 2022 Annual Meeting, Leadership Programs, 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.

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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.

ICPI Residency Directory

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

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!

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 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.

Each in-person registrant also receives ONE ticket to APC’s Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening for the live presentation of service awards. Remote registrants will receive an attendee engagement box of goodies for fun and refreshment. As in 2021, CME is included in registration for both in-person and remote attendees.

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.

Preview the APC 2022 session topics that include:


  • Maintaining Morale During Stressful Times
  • Building Successful Partnerships and Business Ventures
  • Succession Planning for Transitioning
  • Holistic Recruitment for Residency Programs


  • Supporting Our Medical Educators, with guest speaker Sanjay Desai, MD, Chief Academic Officer and Group Vice President of Medical Education at the American Medical Association
  • Training Pathologist-Scientists: Strategies to Maximize Success
  • Revising the Pathology Residency Curriculum
  • Reviewing Race in Medical Education, the C. Bruce Alexander Lecture, Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD, Duke University, plus a DEI Workshop on Addressing Race-Based Medicine


  • New Pathology Clinical Consultation Codes and Their Applications to Academic Practice
  • Compensation Plans, Equity Pay, and Financial Models for Faculty
  • Workforce Issues and the Changing Landscape for Academic Labs
  • Transgender Medicine and the Inclusive and Affirmative Management of LGBTQ Patients, with Patricia Thomas Lecturer Ina Amarillo, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

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 accepted until May 31, 2022 or until sold out!

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

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Save the Date: July 16-17, 2022

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. Program details and registration will be available soon at!

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

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Apply Today! Deadline April 22, 2022

The Association of Pathology Chairs’ Leadership Development & Diversity Committee is pleased to welcome applicants for the 2022-2023 Class of APC Pathology Leadership Fellows. The APLF program is suitable for mid-to-senior level faculty (assistant, preferably associate, professor) pursuing vice chair, director, chief or chair roles. No more than two participants will be selected from any one APC member department in good standing (current dues paid). This program will admit a limited number of participants, so the application process is expected to be competitive. The APLF 2022-2023 Class will be selected from applications received by April 22, 2022. For more information about the program and how to apply, click here to view the informational flyer.

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Voting Chair Membership Approves Amendments to APC’s Bylaws
The APC Council and voting Chair membership recently amended the APC Bylaws. To summarize, the proposed amendments address the following issues:

  1. Modifying departmental membership criteria to be independent of LCME accreditation as the basis of regular membership and to be open to recognizing more departments with relevant leadership experience (for example, departments of basic science or diagnostic medicine);
  2. Establishing a Membership Committee to implement the new membership criteria and support the continuous review of membership status and membership outreach;  
  3. Reducing the term of the President-Elect, President, and Past President from two years to one year each to increase the potential for more candidates to serve APC Council in these leadership roles;
  4. Clarifying that committee vice chairs must meet the eligibility requirements of committee chairs (to succeed them, when needed);
  5. Expanding Senior Fellow membership to include interim chairs who have served five or more consecutive years. 

Click here to view the updated Bylaws, or visit the APC website at:

2022 APC Officer Election Outcomes
The APC Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Barbara Ducatman, MD, recently facilitated elections for two open APC Council Officer Positions: President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer. Congratulations to the winning candidates:

President-Elect: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Secretary-Treasurer (2022-2025): Jennifer Baccon, MD, PhD, Northeast Ohio Medical University

The Nominating Committee is very grateful to Chen Liu MD, PhD, and Jennifer Hunt, MD for their willingness to stand for election and for the amazing work they continue to do in service to APC as Practice & Management Committee Chair and Pathology Leadership Academy organizer, respectively. The Nominating Committee and APC Council also thanks David Roth, MD, PhD, whose term ends in July, for his six years of outstanding service as Secretary-Treasurer!

APC is fortunate to have diverse, talented and thoughtful volunteer leadership.  APC Council encourages all Chair members to consider pathways to Council election by serving on APC committees. For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact [email protected].

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PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting
TODAY - 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 STILL OPEN at:

AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum for Medical Students
TODAY - 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.

Efforts to Improve the Fellowship Application Process for Programs and Applicants: Is now the time to implement a common application timeline?
Monday, April 4, 2022
3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT - Duration: 1 hour 

Click Here to Register! 
Please join leaders in dermatopathology and cytopathology to discuss the benefits and issues of a common timeline, alternative options pursued by other pathology subspecialties, and the recent Association of Pathology Chairs resolution supporting a common timeline for fellowship applications. We will be discussing these key topics and allowing time for questions and answers. Registration is now open at:

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APC Joins ACE in Supporting Free and Open Academic Discourse
As a member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM, APC was invited by the American Council on Education (ACE) to join nearly 100 organizations in higher learning to address growing concerns that states prohibiting content in schools undermines basic academic principles and civil society. As stated in a joint, open letter, free and open inquiry and debate on campuses is essential to our democracy and national wellbeing. The letter urges government to maintain support for the exchange of ideas and respectful discourse, which are core academic and democratic values.

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. APC is grateful to the member institutions that signed on to the letter to show their support.

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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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!

Submit your manuscript today at:
View the Latest Articles:

The COVID-19 Special Collection and an archive of Academic Pathology articles can still be found 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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APC 2021 Banner

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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