July Meeting Registration, Advocacy Updates, Virtual Events and More!

Association of Pathology Chairs
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APC E-News: April 2024


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July Meeting Registration, Advocacy Updates, Virtual Events and More!

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Member Directory

Only members in good standing have access to APC member resources, including the exclusive online member directory. APC's member list is always live and searchable. Click here to search the directory today!

Member Profile

Each APC Member has a profile that allows you to post information and even upload a photo to let others know who you are and what you do! Your member profile is searchable in the APC Member Directory. Update your information today by logging in to the APC website at www.apcprods.org!

Membership Updates

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

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.

Student and Trainee Opportunities

APC is pleased to offer the following FREE resources and opportunities for students and trainees:

…and More!

Visit the APC website to learn more!

Professional Resources

APC is pleased to offer professional resources for members and interested faculty/staff. Click the links below to learn more about the spotlighted professional resources and visit the APC website to learn more about what APC has to offer!

…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.

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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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
APC Committees 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 2024 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 2024 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:

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.

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:

Monthly e-News Archive

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

Important Updates from the APC

July 20-21, 2024 | Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC

Registration for the 2024 Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA), July 20-21, 2024, in person at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC 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 20th, accompanied by networking time with peers and mentors. The program continues throughout the day on Sunday, July 21st with a focus on professional development topics. This program is included for APLF program participants. For those not interested in or unable to participate in the year-round APLF program, this 1.5-day professional development program is a valuable alternative! 2024 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 APC 2024 Annual Meeting. See details below!

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APC 2024 Meeting Banner


The 57th APC Annual Meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, July 21-24, 2024. Join your colleagues at this once-yearly, highly anticipated opportunity to network with leaders in academic pathology. Arrive in time to reunite at the Meet-and-Greets (per Section) just prior to the Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 21st and then immerse yourself in educational topics over three days of programming – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – capped off by the awards lunch. For those unable to attend in-person, a remote attendance option will be available. Remote attendees will be able to participate in the ballroom sessions, which will be broadcast via Zoom. As a reminder, 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.

Program Information – Preliminary Program Now Available!
APC Section Councils and Committees are hard at work developing exceptional and timely educational content for the APC 2024 Annual Meeting. New preliminary program details are now posted on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/apc2024

Hotel and Travel Information
APC is pleased to offer hotel accommodations at a discounted rate if you reserve your room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel through APC’s unique reservation link. For more information and reservation details, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2024-Travel

Pricing and Registration
Rates will increase after May 31st, so register today to secure the lower rate!
Learn more about pricing and registration details, including the APC Health and Safety Policy and Cancellation Policy at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2024-Pricing.

Click here to register today!

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Less than 10 spaces remaining – apply by May 31st or until SOLD OUT!

APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the APC 2024 Annual Meeting! The APC Annual Meeting exclusively convenes pathology decision makers in academic practice, undergraduate and graduate medical education, and research. Network with over 400 Academic Pathology leaders in an intimate setting for exchanging ideas and information on current and cutting-edge topics and technology in Practice Management, Medical Education, and Research. All exhibitor opportunities can be found in the 2024 Exhibitor Prospectus on the APC website. The application to become a 2024 Exhibitor for the APC Annual Meeting can be found in the prospectus. To learn more and apply today, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2024-Exhibits

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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From the desk of APC's Deputy Director, Lydia P. Howell, MD

Advocacy to support academic pathology is a major mission of the APC. The FDA’s proposed rule to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) like medical devices continues to dominate the APC’s advocacy activities since a decision on the proposed rule is expected soon:

  • The APC submitted a letter to Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R, Louisiana) on April 3, 2024, in response to his request for information regarding LDTs. Senator Cassidy is the first physician to serve as a Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee (HELP) since 1933. The APC’s letter included responses to two dozen questions focusing on the regulatory framework for LDTs provided by the FDA and CLIA. Several APC members provided information and insights based on their own LDT experiences; their input was much appreciated since it helped ensure that the APC letter best reflected the opinions of our members. You can view this letter on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/statements.
  • During a 30-minute private meeting with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the APC shared our members’ concerns regarding the FDA’s proposed regulation of LDTs. These concerns were framed within the context of OMB’s oversight functions which include reducing administrative burden, budget development and execution, coordination and review of all significant Federal regulations from executive agencies, and management including oversight of agency performance, procurement, financial management, and information technology. Members of the FDA were also present at this meeting. A few questions were posed at the end of the presentation. We also shared our appreciation for the opportunity to directly share our perspectives. The OMB has had many meetings with other stakeholders, including the AAMC and other pathology organizations. You can view the PowerPoint used during APC’s presentation to the OMB on the APC website at:  https://www.apcprods.org/statements.

APC is continually working -- and networking -- to support academic pathology.  More to come next month!

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Thank you to the members who responded to the recent call for participation in APC’s new affinity group for communications professionals who are serving academic departments of pathology and laboratory medicine! As a follow-up, respondents are now scheduled to meet for the first time on May 2nd. This group will provide a network for learning and collaboration around communications-related functions within and for our member departments. The co-leaders of the group are Christina Crowe, Director of Communications at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Kamran Mirza, Professor of Pathology & Assistant Chair of Education and Director of Division of Education Programs at the University of Michigan. 

In addition to creating a network for communications professionals to learn from each other, Ms. Crowe and Dr. Mirza envision developing educational opportunities that are open to all APC members who are interested in learning about, sharing resources for, and championing communications and outreach best practices specific to pathology and laboratory medicine. Regular updates will be provided in the e-News. Department Chairs may continue to appoint communications professionals to participate in the group here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APC_Communications_Group.

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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 reached another major milestone by receiving its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

Recently Published Articles

Navigating the challenges of establishing a new residency program in anatomic pathology based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International standards in the post–Soviet era Kazakhstan: strategies and successes, N. Tanko, et al. Research Article First Published April 17, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100121

The impact of Pathology Outreach Program (POP) on United States and Canadian high school students, C. Schukow, et al. Research Article First Published April 1, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100112

Enhancing hematopathology peripheral blood smear education through asynchronous video material: A pilot report, C. Arries and M. Linden. Research Article First Published March 26, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100114

Intra- and post-pandemic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Stanford Health Care, T. Phongpreecha, et al. Research Article First Published March 25, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100113

When to take the primary certification examination: sooner or later?, G. Procop, et al. Research Article First Published March 22, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100116

Leveraging faculty development to support validation of entrustable professional activities assessment tools in anatomic and clinical pathology training, B. Bryant, et al. Research Article First Published March 21, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100111

National pilot of entrustable professional activities in pathology residency training, B. Bryant, et al. Research Article First Published March 21, 2024: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2024.100110

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

Educational Cases

Academic Pathology now has over 170 Educational Cases published in association with the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), which are organized as collections in three competency areas – disease mechanisms and processes, organ system pathology, and diagnostic medicine and therapeutic pathology. The PCME were created by pathology chairs and course directors to serve as a national standard identifying the core content for teaching pathology in these basic competencies. Each competency includes learning goals and objectives to assess the acquisition, integration and application of knowledge to demonstrate the development of competency. Click here to learn more about how to prepare an Educational Case and see an index of cases that are ready to use in medical education.

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APC seeks to highlight major member accomplishments in this 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 Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Chair Changes
Tejesh Patel, MD/MBBS (Lon), FAAD, is appointed Interim Chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine effective March 2024, following the departure of Xianfeng Frank Zhao, MD, PHD, MBA, who served as Department Chair since August 2023. Read the full announcement on the department’s website at: https://www.uthsc.edu/pathology/

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PRODS Virtual Bootcamp – Register Today!
Thursday, May 2, 2024 | Duration 2 hours

2:30pm ET / 1:30pm CT / 12:30pm MT / 11:30am PT 
This event program will include essential information for Residency Program Directors. The program will begin with an initial set of informative talks from the ACGME, the ABPath, and others, followed by an opportunity for small group discussions on various topics. New Residency Program Directors are especially encouraged to attend, but all PRODS members are welcome to this free member event organized by PRODS Council!
Click Here To Register!

GMEAS Virtual Essentials – Register Today!
Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Duration 1.5 hours

1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT
This event program will include essential information for program coordinators and administrators. New program coordinators are especially encouraged to attend, but all GMEAS members are welcome to this free member event organized by GMEAS Council!
Click Here To Register!

NEW Past Event Recordings

PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | Duration: 2.5 hours 

PRODS & GMEAS members convened for this free member event organized by PRODS Council to hear from ACGME and ABPath representatives, in addition to updates on other relevant and timely topics to membership. Click here to access the members-only webpage to view and listen to the recording.

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

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APC was pleased to represent Pathology in the AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum (VSF) on Thursday, March 28th for the fourth straight year! This event is open to medical students early in their specialty exploration. The Pathology virtual booth was filled with helpful information and volunteers. Students could download the information and engage via chat with pathologists. Special thanks to the APC members and Society of ’67 Kinney Scholars, who volunteered their time during the event and chatted with dozens of medical students to make Pathology shine!


  • Meagan Chambers, MD, Neuropathology Fellow, University of Washington
  • Deborah Chute, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Nicole Jackson, MD, MPH, University of Washington
  • Cullen Lilley, MD, Resident, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Barbara Ritschel, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Alex Tannenbaum, MD, Resident, University of Wisconsin

Looking for other opportunities for students?
APC is pleased to offer FREE resources and opportunities for students and trainees! The listings are intended to be a central resource for medical students and residents to locate enrichment opportunities in pathology. These resources rely on member updates and postings for the latest opportunities for students. Learn more by visiting the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/opportunities

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