APC Leaders Learning Series

This ongoing series is a benefit of APC membership to keep members informed of important association initiatives and key developments in Academic Pathology.

Future Webinars

Upcoming webinars are being planned for Fall 2017—stay tuned!

Past Webinars

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Experiences and Lessons in Outsourcing of Academic Clinical Laboratories

June 22, 2017: This webinar reports the driving forces for and the role of the Pathology Chair in lab outsourcing arrangements, as well as their structure and effects on physician satisfaction and clinical pathology faculty. Learn how to assess and explain the potential impact of a proposed outsourcing arrangement on: (1) finances of the department and the hospital, (2) education programs in pathology and in other clinical departments, and (3) test quality and turn-around times. Take away successful strategies for the evaluation of such proposals to help guide these considerations to a beneficial outcome.

Speakers:
Robert Mrak, MD, PhD
, Chair, APC Practice & Management Committee
Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Toledo
John Tomaszewksi, MD, Chair, APC Advocacy Committee
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, SUNY at the University at Buffalo

Moderator: Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD, President, Association of Pathology Chairs
Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Hospital


Pathology Graduate Medical Education: Is It Time To Move the Goalposts?

May 11, 2017: This webinar reports on the activities of the MD Survey Task Force, which has evaluated data from three years of surveying new-in-practice pathologists about their preparedness for employment. Learn what the study reveals about how well current training prepares residents for the practice of Pathology, now and into the future, and how this data may be used to guide curricular changes to increase career readiness.

Speakers:
Donald Karcher, MD
(Moderator/Speaker), Immediate Past President, Association of Pathology Chairs
Department of Pathology Chair and Director of Laboratories, George Washington University Medical Center
David J. Gross, PhD, Director, Policy Roundtable, College of American Pathologists
W. Stephen Black-Schaffer, MD,
Past Chair, PRODS Council and Member, APC Advocacy Committee
Associate Chief and Training Program Director, MGH Pathology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital


Value-Added & Gain-Sharing Formulas: New Approaches to Incentive Plans and the Case at the University of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2017: This APC LLS Webinar provided a review of compensation models and incentive plans. Dr. Kragel presented results of a survey on pathology value-added services, and discussed how value-added services may be identified and included in incentive plans. Mr. Challender presented how the University of Pennsylvania has successfully utilized compensation models and incentive plans.

Speakers:
Peter Kragel, MD, Councilor-at-Large, Association of Pathology Chairs (APC)
Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Robert Challender, MBA, Secretary, Pathology Department Administrators Section (PDAS) Council
Chief Operating Officer, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Corporate Director, Laboratory Services, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD, President, Association of Pathology Chairs
Emory University Hospital - Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Generational Diversity in the Academic Pathology Department

March 17, 2017: This webinar described generational differences which may create potential workplace conflicts due to varied attitudes and values, then highlighted how understanding and embracing those differences can be an asset in addressing cultural change in the academic pathology department. Real-life scenarios served as case discussions on generational differences, which have challenged the established work culture. Learn from fellow academic leaders and strengthen your strategies for addressing diversity and inclusion!

Speaker: Lydia Howell, MD, Chair, APC Leadership Development & Diversity Committee
Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis

Moderator: Peter Kragel, MD, Councilor-at-Large, APC
Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
 


The NGS Frontier: A Snapshot of the Academic Adoption and Payment Landscape

September 8, 2016: This webinar was designed to provide an overview of highlights from the recent survey of Pathology Chairs and Administrators on Next Generation Sequencing adoption and payment trends in academic departments, followed by a case example that puts into practice the challenges and potential of this new frontier in testing.

Speakers:
Charles Hill, MD, PhD, President, Association for Molecular Pathology
Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Emory University Hospital
David Roth, MD, PhD, Secretary-Treasurer, APC
Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Director, Penn Center for Precision Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD, President, APC
Professor and Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Please note: the archived recordings of these sessions are ONLY available to APC members. Member login is required to access the recording.