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Association of Pathology Chairs
2015 Annual Meeting

July 14-17, 2015
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA


Advocacy Committee

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Chair - John Tomaszewski, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Vice Chair - Thomas Wheeler, Baylor College of Medicine

In 2006, the APC established the Advocacy Committee to further the interests of the APC and academic pathology regarding legislative, regulatory, and other organizational matters and to facilitate communication between the APC and legislative bodies, governmental agencies, licensing and accrediting bodies, and other pathology and non-pathology professional organizations. Chair members and other people active in the APC ( such as affiliate members, special members, liaisons, Sections Chairs, members of Sections, Senior Fellows) volunteer for membership on the Advocacy Committee.


In 2007, the Friends of Pathology Award was developed to recognize an individual outside of the field of pathology and laboratory medicine, whose career accomplishments have nevertheless been exceptionally beneficial to the pathology and laboratory medicine.  When deemed appropriate by the Advocacy Committee, the Advocacy Committee through the Chair will propose a Friends of Pathology recipient to Council.  A majority vote of Council is required to approve the nomination.  An APC delegation, including the President, Advocacy Committee Chair, and others selected by the President, present the award in person to the recipient.

2007 Award Recipient (photo) - Senator Edward M. Kennedy

2009 Award Recipient (photo) - NIH Director Francis Collins
2013 Award Recipient - Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD

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