In this Issue: Annual Meeting Updates and Deadlines, 2020 Online Learning Program, Academic Pathology Updates and More!

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APC E-News: June 2021


In This Issue...

Annual Meeting Updates and Deadlines, 2020 Online Learning Program, Academic Pathology Updates and More!

Paths to Progress: APC Newsletter Now Available

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. Printed copies will be distributed to REAL APC 2021 meeting registrants in their Attendee Engagement Box. Register by July 1st to receive one!

Find the 2020 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

Advocacy Updates

2021 Advocacy Priorities
APC Council approved its 2021 Advocacy Priorities, which were drafted by the Advocacy Committee in consultation with the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees. Click here to see what APC’s Advocacy Priorities are and stayed tuned to the monthly e-News to learn more about how activities of the APC are aligning with accomplishing those goals.

Find all advocacy statements 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:

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:

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].

NEW APC Committees

Clinical Service Leaders Committee

Chairs may appoint up to two (2) appropriate faculty to this committee, including themselves. Relevant faculty are, for example, chiefs of pathology in affiliated hospitals, directors of anatomic/surgical or clinical pathology, and laboratory directors. Appointment of these members does not have any associated cost or impact on departmental dues.

Click here to appoint faculty to the NEW Clinical Service Leaders Committee, or email [email protected].

PhD Program Leaders Committee

The goals of establishing the committee include identifying approaches and best practices to ensure the pipeline of predocs into PhD programs and postdoctoral fellows into pathology faculty research laboratories, ideally to pursue careers in pathology departments and developing PhD faculty to successfully interface with clinical faculty. Chairs may appoint up to two (2) appropriate faculty to this committee, including themselves. Appointment of these members does not have any associated cost or impact on departmental dues.

Click here to appoint faculty to the NEW PhD Program Leaders Committee, or email [email protected].

Academic Pathology

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

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


Important Updates from the APC:


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Time is running out to receive your Attendee Engagement Box! Register by July 1st to receive an Attendee Engagement Box that includes APC-branded goodies, snacks, a printed APC Annual Report Paths to Progress (see sidebar), and more!


REAL APC 2021 includes early access to CME-accredited recorded presentations (starting July 8th), plus live/virtual poster presentations and exhibits, and live/virtual discussion and networking sessions, from July 25th to 28th. For the latest Annual Meeting program updates and information, visit the APC website at:

Don’t miss your chance to join your academic pathology colleagues for this once-a-year professional development opportunity! Reconnect, Engage, and Learn from one another and re-energize for the next academic year!


Find complete program details and register at:

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APC is excited to welcome back Exhibitors to the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting program! APC is utilizing Gather, a unique video-conferencing platform that is the central hub for socializing, posters, exhibits, and networking sessions at REAL APC 2021. Create an avatar, turn on your video, and meet colleagues, exhibitors and poster presenters “face-to-face” on Gather! More information about how to access and use the platform and the schedule of activities on Gather will be included in the final program distributed to attendees in July.

Plus a NEW incentive program for supporting exhibitors: Win a $50 VISA gift card just by correctly answering ONE “Biz Quiz” question for each exhibitor with clues by viewing exhibitor materials on the APC website, visiting with exhibit staff in their booth on Gather, or watching their “commercials” in select live discussion sessions during the meeting.

Find complete program details and register at:

APC thanks the following Exhibitors for their support in 2021:

2021 Exhibitors

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Chair discussions and activities regarding strategic goals and current issues occur primarily through APC's committees. APC’s annual meetings provide an opportunity for Chairs to sample committees by attending their in-person meetings. In lieu of the in-person meetings, this year, Chairs are invited to participate in the virtual committee meetings. If you are a Chair and have been thinking about joining a committee or are curious about what is on committee agendas, contact the APC office at [email protected] for Zoom links to attend.

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All APC 2020 Live Online Conference registrants who also enrolled in CME have access to APC 2020 Online Learning Program. If you did not enroll and need more CME this year, register by July 5th to earn CME from this enduring activity. This program offers a subset of recorded presentations from the 2020 Live Online Conference that are CME eligible (up to 23.75 hours). Online Learning registrants also have access to Recorded Live Panel Discussions from the APC 2020 Live Online Conference. Please note that all CME credits for the enduring CME activity must be claimed at once; learners are unable to submit more than one CME evaluation for this activity due to limitations of our online platform.

Register at:

Registration will close after July 5, 2021, and all CME claims must be submitted by August 1, 2021.

Questions? Contact the APC office at [email protected]

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APC Hosted its First Virtual Open House for Medical Students
On June 12th, nearly 200 medical students joined APC trainee hosts and other pathologist representatives at APC’s Virtual Open House to learn about the pathology specialty and pathologist training. The pilot program kicked-off with asking attendees their perceptions of pathologists and pathology, and their responses, captured in the word cloud below, offered encouraging insight:

How would you describe a Pathologist?

Presentations included:

  • the training pathway to become a pathologist
  • defining anatomic pathology and clinical pathology
  • outlining the research track in pathology for MD/PhD trainees
  • sharing testimonials on how the APC trainees discovered pathology
  • learning from two case scenarios that touched on AP, CP, research, and public health aspects
  • small group breakout discussions with the trainees and representatives from ASCP, CAP, and NAME.

Thank you to the resident/trainee leaders who developed and presented the program in APC’s pipeline outreach efforts, as well as the representatives from other pathology organizations who have free resources/memberships for medical students!

View, download, and share compiled lists of resources related to pathology, careers, organizations, and academic pathologists -- especially for medical students, including materials from the APC Virtual Open House.

APC provides a dynamic list of opportunities for students interested in pathology who are at varying points in their academic careers. This list is based on voluntary submissions from our departmental members at medical schools across the nation. Add your pathology opportunities today! Visit:

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The COVID-19 Special Collection in Academic Pathology, APC’s official, open-access journal, illustrates how academic departments met the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting nearly every aspect of their operations. These articles were submitted between September and December 2020, reflecting experiences within the first 10 months of the outbreak. The importance of the lab to healthcare has never been more apparent. Sharing these innovations and best practices is a valuable step, one from which we can all learn. Moreover, with this collection, the Editors hoped to showcase the stunning advances and adaptations made by departments of academic pathology in order to serve the Public Good.

Read the introductory editorial from Collection Editor, Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD, Deputy Editor, Academic Pathology, included below:

One Year Later: What Have We Learned From COVID-19? Lessons and Accomplishments in Academic Pathology Departments, Karen Kaul, MD, PhD. Article First Published June 2, 2021:

To view the entire COVID-19 Special Collection click here!

Recently Published Articles:

Innovative Team-Learning Project for Undergraduate Pathology Education, Cade Arries, MD, et al. Research Article First Published June 25, 2021:

Pathology Informatics and Robotics Strategies for Improving Efficiency of COVID-19 Pooled Testing, Balaji Balasubramani, BS, et al. Research Article First Published June 15, 2021:

Increasing Medical Student Exposure to Pathology by Creating an Integrated Rotation During Surgery Clerkship, Madelyn Lew, MD. Brief Report First Published May 11, 2021:

Myth or Reality: Self-Assessment Is Central to Effective Curriculum in Anatomical Pathology Graduate Medical Education, Fang-I Lu, MD, et al. Review Article First Published May 11, 2021:

Women in Academic Pathology: Pathways to Department Chair, Mary F. Lipscomb, MD, et al. Research Article First Published April 28, 2021:

Open Access Award Program

The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program supports early career scholarly publications by paying article processing fees for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Find all Open Access Award articles on the APC website at:

Donate today to support this and other Society of ’67 programs!

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

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