In This Issue: Calls for COVID-19 papers, APC 2021 Abstracts and Award Nominations, and CMS cuts to Pathology

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APC E-News: September 2020


In This Issue...

Calls for COVID-19 Papers,
APC 2021 Abstracts and Award Nominations, and CMS Cuts to Pathology

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. 

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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.

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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: 

Important Updates from the APC:


Special Call for COVID-19 Papers: The Editors of Academic Pathology are seeking submissions that spotlight the role, responsiveness, and adaptability of academic pathology departments and clinical labs in addressing COVID-19. For more details and information on suggested topics, see the PDF flyer at

Article Processing Fee (APF) Competition: To be entered in the fee waiver competition, submit an abstract of your proposed manuscript for this Special Call to [email protected] by October 15, 2020! Editors will select 5 abstracts from proposed manuscripts to receive APF waivers. You will be notified of our decision by October 31, 2020.* This APF Competition is in addition to any abstract submissions that might fall under the “Society of ’67 Open Access Award”. *Please note: APF Competition Winners must submit their manuscripts for peer review by December 1, 2020. See details at:

Recent Publications in Academic Pathology:

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SOCIETY OF ’67 - Pathology Trainee Project Grants in Health Services Research and Education Program

Share with your trainees who may have a research or education project to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding. More details and the online Letter of Intent application are posted at: Deadline: Thursday, October 1st  (11:59 PM Eastern Time).

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APC ADVOCACY – Join the Push Against CMS Cuts

To help defend Pathology against CMS’s planned 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) cuts that offset evaluation and management (E&M) increases for other specialties, APC was recently invited by the College of Pathologists and the American College of Radiology to join their E&M Coalition. This ad hoc group of provider organizations is working to develop broad Congressional support for a stop-gap measure to delay expected PFS cuts in 2021, or to waive the budget neutrality requirement, which disproportionately impacts Pathology and Radiology, among other specialties. To help advocate through your institutions’ government relations representatives or with other clinicians or members of Congress, please see the helpful talking points prepared by the E&M Coalition. 

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APC 2021 ANNUAL MEETING: July 25-28, Washington, DC 

Keep yourself posted as the programs for APC 2021 begin to take shape by bookmarking the APC 2021 webpage:

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline: December 14, 2020
APC members, their faculty, staff, trainees, and other stakeholders are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation. Abstracts should describe innovations (technology, programs, projects, etc.) or multi-disciplinary collaborations that advance research, education, practice, administration, or diversity in an academic environment. To prepare in advance, review APC 2020 abstracts published in Academic Pathology.

NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE - Deadline: December 31, 2020
Email your nomination packages to [email protected] for Service Awards for the following honors:

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Virtual Events are now posted at: for members-only access to past recordings and registration links for upcoming online events.

Upcoming NEW Industry Update Webinars - FREE Registration!

The APC 2020 Online Learning Program offers a subset of recorded presentations from the Live Online Conference that are CME eligible (up to 23.75 hours!). This CME program is available for the next year, through July 5, 2021, so encourage your colleagues to enroll and access the material by registering at: All APC 2020 Live Online Conference registrants who also enroll in CME will have access to APC 2020 Online Learning Program. Recorded Live Panel Discussions from APC 2020 are also included for all meeting and Online Learning registrants.

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Departmental Memberships: Renewal invoices were sent in late August to the email address listed for your organization. To ensure invoice delivery, Chairs and “Key Contacts” should log-in to their member profile and update their organization email. To do so, log-in to your member profile at, hover over the “Home” tab, and select “View My Profile.” Next, hover over the gray tab that says “My Profile” and select “Your Organization.” To update the listed email address, select “Edit” and then input the email address which should receive the invoice.

Individual (Special) Memberships: Your renewal invoice will be was sent to the email address you have listed on your member profile as the “primary” email address. To update your information, log-in to your member profile at and then hover over the “Home” tab and select “View My Profile”. Click “Edit” on the right side of the screen to update your contact information.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the APC Office at [email protected] or 302-660-4942. We are happy to help!

Just as a reminder: keeping your membership record current at any time of the year, with accurate listings of individuals who hold the roles below, is vital for your department to maximize the value of APC membership, including individual access to listservs and other members-only benefits. Remember, your annual dues payment covers ALL eligible members of your department in the professional roles listed below:

  • Department Chairs or Chiefs, and Vice Chairs (as approved by their Chairs)
  • Residency Program Directors and Associate Program Directors (PRODS Section)
  • Directors of Medical Student Education (UMEDS Section)
  • Department Administrators or Business Managers (PDAS Section)
  • Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinators (GMEAS Section)

If you wish to add new members to your department's roster, please direct those new members to complete APC's new member form posted at: These changes are processed separately from your dues renewal and can be requested at any time.

To remove outgoing members from your department's roster, have their replacement indicate on the new member form which profile(s) APC should deactivate. If you would like a member removed without adding a replacement, simply email your request to [email protected].

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2020 Exhibits

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