In This Issue: APC Honors Awardees, Recorded Presentations, and Preparing for the Live Online Conference

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APC E-News: June 2020


In This Issue...

APC Honors Awardees, Recorded Presentations, and Preparing for the Live Online Conference

Academic Pathology

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

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Important Updates from the APC:

  1. APC Honors 2020 Awardees, Society’ of ’67 Scholars, and Inspiration Poster Awards
  2. Recorded Presentations available for viewing on July 6th
  3. Updated Programs now available!
  4. Exhibitors and Corporate Workshops for all members of APC
  5. Registration still available
  6. APC Members in the News


CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Service Awards! Each awardee will be honored at their respective Section Business Meeting during the APC 2020 Live Online Conference! For program details and instructions to Zoom into the award presentations, visit: 

Association of Pathology Chairs Distinguished Service Award,
Presented during the Chairs Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10am PT
Vinay Kumar Vinay Kumar, MD
Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago

Margaret Grimes Distinguished Teaching Award in Graduate Medical Education, Presented during the PRODS Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 12pm MT/ 11am PT
Bob Hoffman Robert Hoffman, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University

Michele Raible Distinguished Teaching Award in Undergraduate Medical EducationPresented during the UMEDS Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4pm ET/ 3pm CT/ 2pm MT/ 1pm PT
 Michael Prystowsky Michael Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Pathology Department Administrators Section Distinguished Service Award, Presented during the PDAS Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 4pm ET/ 3pm CT/ 2pm MT/ 1pm PT
Beth Hansell  Beth Hansell
Vice Chair for Finance and Administration, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Graduate Medical Education Administrators Section Distinguished Service AwardPresented during the GMEAS Business Meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd at 12pm ET/ 11am CT/ 10am MT/ 9am PT
Carol Hollstein  Carol Hollstein
Residency Coordinator, Department of Pathology, Loma Linda University
Amy Motta Amy Motta
Program Coordinator, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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CONGRATULATIONS to the medical students and pathology residents selected as a Society of ’67 2020 Scholar! Made possible by generous donations to the Society of ’67, APC’s foundation, the Scholar Program provides an opportunity for trainees 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 participating in the APC 2020 program.

2020 Scholars

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APC 2020 INSPIRATION POSTER AWARDS: The APC Inspiration Award recognizes posters achieving the highest possible ranking by the 2020 APC Organizing Committee. In recognition of this accomplishment, the authors are encouraged to further their work and submit a manuscript based on their research to Academic Pathology (the official journal of the APC). If accepted for publication, this Award provides for the article processing fee to be paid in full on behalf of the authors through funding by either the APC or the Society of ’67, depending on author eligibility for Open Access Award funding. Congratulations to the following recipients of the APC 2020 Inspiration Poster Awards! (The presenting author and their affiliation are listed here. Additional authors are listed in the abstracts that will soon be published in Academic Pathology.)
• Poster #01. Kevin A. Carnevale, MD, et al., Des Moines University, Pathology Teaching in Different Undergraduate Medical Curricula Within and Outside the United States
• Poster #02. Kamran M. Mirza, MD, PhD, et al., Loyola University Health System, Social Media Transforming Pathology Pedagogy: #TwitterHomework during #PathElective
• Poster #03. Sherri Flax, MD, et al., University of Florida College of Medicine, Medical Director Boot Camp: A Practical Approach to Medical Directorship Training for Residents
• Poster #04. Sumire Kitahara, MD, et al., Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, Consultative Interpretation for Lupus Anticoagulant by Expert Pathologists Reduces False-Positive Rates in the Era of Direct Oral Anticoagulants
• Poster #10. Naomi Hardy, MD, et al., University of Maryland Medical Center, Assessing Impostor Syndrome in an Academic Pathology Program
• Poster #11. Laura M. Wake, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Elective Certificate Tracks in Pathology Residency Training Meet the Needs of an Evolving Field
• Poster #13. Emilio Madrigal, DO, et al., Massachusetts General Hospital, The MGH Passport: A Management Platform for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones Program
• Poster #15. Brandi C. McCleskey, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Use of a Co-Enrollment Course to Improve Pathology Exposure in UME

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RECORDED PRESENTATIONS: Available on Monday, July 6th! Next Monday, all registered attendees to the APC 2020 Live Online Conference will receive instructions on accessing more than 20 hours of on-demand recorded presentations, including narrated posters submitted as abstracts that will be published in Academic Pathology. Please take the time to view recordings and submit questions in advance of the live panel discussions on July 19th-22nd!

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LIVE ONLINE CONFERENCE: Attend the live panel discussions programmed on July 19th to 22nd! Check out the updated programs for each Section posted at: Don’t miss this interactive experience from the comfort of your own computer!
Register TODAY!

MEETING APP: Coordinate attending the live panel discussions programmed on July 19th to 22nd! Check out the updated programs for each Section posted at: Don’t miss this interactive experience from the comfort of your own computer! Register TODAY!

A brief sample of our speakers (recorded presentations and live panel discussions) and timely topics for academic pathology:

 Jane Orlowski Next Generation Funds Flow Models: Enhancing Academic Health System Alignment 

Janis Orlowski, MD, Chief Health Care Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
 Vivian Pinn Leadership and Diversity in Academic Medicine, the Patricia Thomas Lecture

Vivian Pinn, MD, Senior Scientist Emerita at the NIH, Fogarty International Center, and former Chair, Department of Pathology, Howard University College of Medicine
 Arie Nettles Biopsy: Examining Unconscious Bias, the C. Bruce Alexander Lecture

Arie Nettles, PhD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Plus many more speakers!

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OPEN TO ALL – VIRTUAL EXHIBITS: Virtual exhibits are open to all APC members, whether registered or not for APC 2020 starting on Monday, July 20th by visiting the exhibit page “Visit” their virtual booths by their video-conferencing link especially during the “Exhibitor Showcase” hours from Monday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 22nd. Registered attendees using the meeting app will have more interactive features to connect with Exhibitors. Our exhibitors are supporting your annual meeting; please return the appreciation by engaging with their staff and exploring their latest products, updates, and/or services for you!
2020 Exhibits

OPEN TO ALL – CORPORATE WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, July 21st at 12pm ET / 11am CT / 10am MT / 9am PT. Like Exhibits, these Corporate Workshops are free and accessible for both registered attendees and members of APC! Visit the Corporate Workshop section of the Exhibits webpage to find complete descriptions and access instructions at:

  • National Board of Medical Examiners: Medical School Services for Pathology Faculty, presented by Marie Maranki, Product Manager for Subject Exams, and Daniel Friedberg, Product Manager for Customized Assessments. Access their recorded presentation starting on July 6th, submit questions by July 13th, and join them to learn more on July 21st during their live Corporate Workshop session!

  • Inspirata: Using Technology to Save Cost and Increase Revenue In Challenging Times, presented by Mark Lloyd, PhD, MSM, Executive Vice President and Founder at Inspirata. Register to access their recorded presentation starting on July 6th, submit questions by July 13th, and join them to learn more on July 21st during their live Corporate Workshop session!

  • Foundation Medicine: “Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Cancer Tissues vs Blood: Are they competitive or complimentary?”
    Presenter: Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D., Jones-Rohner Professor of Pathology and Urology, Upstate Medical University.

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NEW REGISTRANTS: It’s not too late to register! If you haven’t registered yet, join more than 400 of your colleagues who will be binging the on-demand recorded presentations, starting July 6th, and participating in the Live Online Conference, from July 19th-22nd. If time, travel or finances have kept you from participating in APC’s meetings in the past, this is YOUR year to participate, network and learn from fellow professionals in academic pathology! Register at:

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Share your media presence! If you were featured in television or print news in response to COVID-19, please share that link/resource with the APC Office at: [email protected]. The APC Advocacy Committee is assessing how to use this information to promote academic pathology to students and the public! For now, several department chairs in the news are posted in the COVID-19 resources section on the APC homepage:

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