In this Issue: NEW Society of ’67 Program Deadlines, Virtual Events, Advocacy Items, and more!

Association of Pathology Chairs
[email protected] |

APC E-News: January 2021


In This Issue...

NEW Society of ’67 Program Deadlines, Virtual Events, Advocacy Items, and more!

Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology
is APC's fully open-access, PMC-indexed, peer-reviewed journal.  

Academic Pathology Cover

Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration, or practice. 

Membership Updates

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

Member Resources

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.

Access your member profile! 

Listserv Networks

Archives: To view the archive of listserv messages, log in to your member profile and access the E-lists under My Features. 

Guidelines: When sending messages to the listserv, please be sure to include a short signature line with at least your name, role, and institution. Not everyone recognizes your name!

Review other policies on listserv usage at: 

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:

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].

Council Elections

All nominations and self-nominations should be directed to your Section’s Immediate Past President/Chair, listed below:

APC Council:
Barbara Ducatman, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

PRODS Council:
Mary Furlong, MD
Georgetown University School of Medicine

UMEDS Council:
Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

PDAS Council:
Beth Hansell
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

GMEAS Council
LeeTanya Marion Murray

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Please direct any inquiries to [email protected]


Important Updates from the APC:


The Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program
Starting in 2021, the Society of '67 Scholars Program has been renamed by the Society of '67 Board to honor Dr. Thomas D. Kinney. Dr. Kinney was especially committed to education and training, one of the founders of APC, and a legendary pathologist and mentor to many. The 2021 Kinney Scholars 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. This year will be the fifth consecutive year that the Society of ’67 offers this program. For details on previous years' Scholars, and this year's online application instructions, see
Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

The Society of ’67 Associate PDAS Fellowship Program
This new program for Associate PDAS Members provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators to attend the PDAS Program at the APC 2021 Annual Meeting with funding that covers the PDAS meeting registration. See the evolution of this new program conceptualized in 2019 and this year’s online application instructions at:
Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

Senior Fellows Matching Challenge
On New Year’s Day 2021, we announced to the Senior Fellows Group that a generous colleague will MATCH each Senior Fellow donation (dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 per individual donation) to the Society of ’67 through March 31st - DONATE TODAY! The anonymous donor wishes to maintain the APC Senior Fellow Group as the top APC group in giving to the Society of ’67.

Donate Today!
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.

Back to Top


APC Town Hall: Leading Through Crisis
TODAY! Friday, January 29th at 1:30pm-4:00pm (ET)
Open to all APC/Section members. Sponsored by the APC Senior Fellows Group and the Leadership Development and Diversity Committee. APC members are invited to join this in-depth discussion led by a panel of department leaders with insights on (1) key competencies during high stress times, especially in dealing with the impact on your department, institution, and local community, and (2) personal coping and resilience techniques for dealing with all aspects of high stress of your leadership team, faculty, trainees, and staff. Click here to register and receive the link to access the Zoom meeting room. Can’t participate today? No worries – go to the Past Virtual Events page for the recording!

PRODS Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting
Thursday, March 25th at 3:00pm-5:30pm (ET)
Open to PRODS & GMEAS Members only. Those who register will receive recorded presentations in mid-March from the ABPath and the ACGME with their most recent updates for pathology residency programs. The recordings must be viewed in advance of the virtual meeting, which will be arranged as a live Q&A and discussion session for the first hour, followed by a moderated open forum on “Unpacking Virtual Recruitment Efforts: What We Learned?” facilitated by Dr. Diane Kowalski, PRODS Council Chair-Elect, and other PRODS Council members. At the time of registration, you are encouraged to list questions or topics of interest to be addressed during the live presentation. Click here to register by March 15 and receive the link to access the Zoom meeting room.

Industry Update Sponsored by Inspirata
Event Recorded on Tuesday, January 19th
Actionable Intelligence from Pathology Slides to Reports: Images, Information, and Insights” During this webinar Inspirata discussed using images and structured data from your Final Diagnostic Reports to add value to three key areas of our practice: Automated Cancer Registry, Clinical Trial Matching, Research Projects. View the recording at:

For more information on these upcoming events and members-only access to past recordings go to

Back to Top


2021 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 APC’s 2021 Advocacy Priorities. Click here to learn more about our advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology!

Program Directors’ Toolbox Feedback
APC and CAP recently launched the Program Directors' Toolbox. The Program Directors’ Toolbox provides residency and fellowship training program directors and faculty with on-demand access to educational content, program administration tools and other resources to share knowledge and innovative practices across institutions. We encourage Program Directors to utilize this Toolbox and provide feedback on content to [email protected].

Back to Top


If you are interested in serving in a leadership capacity within APC, consider running for a seat on your Section’s Council. All nominations and self-nominations should be directed to your Section’s Immediate Past President/Chair. View your current Council on your Section’s webpage under the “Members” tab on the APC website: For more information, email [email protected].

Back to Top


CME Still Available Through APC 2020 Online Learning Program
Don’t forget, CME for the 2020 Annual Meeting (whether you attended or not!) may be claimed through July 5, 2021. Encourage your colleagues to learn from excellent content prepared by members of all APC Sections (Chairs, PRODS, PDAS, UMEDS and GMEAS) by registering at: This program offers a subset of recorded presentations from the Live Online Conference that are CME eligible (up to 23.75 hours!). Recorded Live Panel Discussions from APC 2020 are also included for all meeting and Online Learning registrants.

Preview APC 2021 Annual Meeting Session Topics
APC Section Councils are hard at work developing content for the 2021 Annual Meeting scheduled to be held Sunday, July 25th to Wednesday, July 28th. Session topics include:

  • How COVID-19 Transformed Academic Lab Services
  • Professionalism in Medicine
  • Internally-Funded Research
  • Addressing Immigration Issues Impacting Academic Pathology
  • Curriculum Development for Health Care Disparities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pathology Training in Histopathology, Lab Medicine, and Global Health
  • Recruitment and Pipeline Issues
  • Wellness and Professional Development
  • Managing Health System Cyber-Attacks
    ...and so much more! 

Back to Top


Retaining the Value of Former Department Chairs: The Association of Pathology Chairs Experience, Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, Priscilla Markwood, CAE, David N. Bailey, MD. Research Article First Published Dec. 29, 2020:

A History of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants: Creating an Organization, Winning Hearts and Minds, and Building an Invaluable Profession, Thomas L. Reilly BHS, PA(ASCP)CM, James R. Wright, Jr, MD, PhD. Research Article First Published Dec. 8, 2020:

Accompanying Editorial: Pathologists’ Assistants: A Profession Comes to Maturity, Richard Conran MD, PhD, JD, James M. Crawford, MD, PhD. Editorial Article First Published Dec. 8, 2020:

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

Back to Top

Association of Pathology Chairs | [email protected] |