APC 2023 Live Session Recordings and CME, PCME Updates, Member Recognition and More!

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APC E-News: July 2023


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APC 2023 Live Session Recordings and CME, PCME Updates, Member Recognition and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier available on Science Direct and Clinical Key. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

Click here to view the latest issue of Academic Pathology and subscribe to receive alerts when the latest issues are published!

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Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2022 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! 

Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2022 through committee reports, section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.

Find the 2022 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at: https://www.apcprods.org/paths-to-progress

Get Involved - Join a Committee and Appoint Faculty to Affinity Groups

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 (listed below). If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the committees listed below, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected]

Affinity Groups
The Practice & Management Committee, Leadership Development & Diversity Committee and Research Committee have established affinity groups to address important needs relevant to academic pathology departments. Chairs can appoint faculty leaders to join the groups listed below. More information and appointment processes can be found by clicking the links below.

APC'S 2023 Advocacy Priorities

In cooperation with APC’s Advocacy Committee, which consists of representatives from the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees, APC Council issued their 2023 Advocacy Priorities.

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit: https://www.apcprods.org/statements

Free Virtual Events for Members

Learn more about upcoming events and access past event recordings by visiting the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/virtual-events

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: https://careers.apcprods.org/

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: https://www.apcprods.org/m-lists

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 a New Member Inquiry Form found at: https://www.apcprods.org/membership-information

Need to remove a member from your roster? Please submit a Member Removal Request.

Please contact the APC office at [email protected] if you have any questions about APC Membership.

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.

Monthly e-News Archive

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Important Updates from the APC

July 16-19, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL
Now Available: CME Claim Form and Live Session Recordings 

APC 2023

Congratulations to the volunteer leadership and participants, who made the APC 2023 Annual Meeting such a robust and successful educational and networking event! In addition to the pre-recorded presentations, live discussion session recordings are NOW AVAILABLE in the APC Learning Center (login required). Please refer to the APC 2023 Program Guide for session details. Additional CME details are below.

Claim Your CME Credits
For meeting registrants who wish to claim CME credit for participating in the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, APC is pleased to offer Continuing Medical Education credits for a subset of the educational content presented at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, for both live discussion sessions and pre-recorded presentations. CME is included in the registration fee. By viewing the pre-recorded presentations, attending the programmed sessions, and viewing the recordings of the concurrent sessions after the conference week, you can claim a maximum of 42.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Track your learning using the CME Tracker (available here) and then submit your responses through the online form (available here) now through September 30, 2023. Certificates will be emailed by the APC Office within 4-6 weeks of submitting your claims. For additional CME information and disclosures, please visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2023-CME

Post-Meeting Registration
If you missed registering for APC 2023, you still have a chance to access the material and earn CME credit! Post-meeting registration is now available! Receive on-demand access to pre-recorded presentations and live session recordings NOW AVAILABLE in the APC Learning Center by registering today! CME is included with registration, but claims must be submitted no later than September 30, 2023. Learn more and register today at: https://www.apcprods.org/apc2023

THANK YOU to the 109 speakers and panelists, more than 500 registrants, and 19 exhibiting companies for participating in the APC 2023 Annual Meeting! Registrants should be on the lookout for Section-specific meeting evaluation surveys to provide feedback and topic ideas for next year! We look forward to seeing you next year at the APC 2024 Annual Meeting, July 21-24, 2024, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, DC!

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Pathology is a core component of medical school curricula because understanding the pathogenesis of the disease is foundational both for diagnostic efficiency and optimal use of ancillary resources in patient care. The Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME) were developed as a national resource of expectations of pathology knowledge for medical students. The PCME are composed of three competencies: disease mechanisms and processes, organ system pathology, and diagnostic pathology and therapeutic pathology. The learning goals and learning objectives of the PCME that were first published in 2017 have been carefully revised and updated.

Significant additions were made to fill gaps of the original PCME objectives, and some learning objectives have been retired or moved to more appropriate locations within the competencies. As curricula and the practice of medicine change, the PCME will continue to be revised and updated periodically. They have and will continue to serve as the organizing principle for the growing number of Educational Cases published by Academic Pathology. Nomenclature in the original and revised PCME will allow for continued linking of previous and new educational cases to the revised learning objectives. PCME and the educational cases can be adapted into any type of curricula. Having a widely accepted resource of learning objectives in pathology will help students and medical educators focus on essential components of pathology for the future practice of medicine.

For a detailed explanation of the updates, read the full article by Barbara E.C. Knollmann-Ritschel, MD, Alison R. Huppmann, MD,  Michael J. Borowitz, MD, PhD, and Richard Conran, MD, JD, PhD, published in Academic Pathology July 12, 2023 at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100086.

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Just Issued: First JCI Impact Factor for Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal andpart of the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier, with visibility to a global audience of academic leaders through Science Direct and Clinical Key. Academic Pathology reached another major milestone this month by receiving its first journal impact factor – one more reason to Submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

APC and Elsevier are pleased to announce the achievement of another important milestone for Academic Pathology with its first Journal Citation Index Impact Factor being released in June 2023. Academic Pathology achieved a respectable Impact Factor for a new journal of 1.0 and is climbing the ranks in the category of Pathology at #68 among 86 journals. As a journal uniquely focused on education and administrative research, versus basic science research, Academic Pathology is well-positioned to advance further in journal ranking as it grows in recognition and citations.

Recently Published Articles

This is Jeopardy! A flexible coverage-based schedule model to address wellness for pathology training programs, J. Scapa, et al. Research Article First Published July 14, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100087

Pathology Competencies in Medical Education and Educational Cases: Update 2023, Knollmann-Ritschel, et al. Research Article First Published July 12, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100086

A novel 6-day cycle surgical pathology rotation improves resident satisfaction and maintains Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestone performance, C. Felicelli, et al. Research Article First Published June 30, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100088

The phenotype of pathology residency program directors, M. George and M. Markwood. Research Article First Published June 28, 2023: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2023.100085

Click here to view the latest issue of Academic Pathology and subscribe to receive alertswhen the latest issues are published!

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APC seeks to highlight major member accomplishments in this Member Recognition section of the e-News, where we spotlight special announcements, such as advancement to national leadership positions, inductions into national academies, national and international awards, national press coverage, Chair retirements, new Chair appointments, and more! If you have an announcement that you would like to share, please contact the APC office at [email protected] to let us know!

UC Davis Chair Changes and Updates
Kuang-Yu Jen, MD, PhD, is appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis following the retirement of Lydia Howell, MD, effective July 1, 2023. After years of service to the Association of Pathology Chairs, including service as Chair of the LD&D Committee and President of the APC, Dr. Howell continues her service to the APC by becoming its first Deputy Director!

Kuang-Yu Jen, MD, PhD

Kuang-Yu Jen, MD, PhD

Lydia Howell, MD, PhD

Lydia Howell, MD

Columbia University Chair Changes
Kevin Roth, MD, PhD, retires as Chair of the Columbia University Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and a new Interim Chair, Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD, is appointed, effective July 1, 2023.

Kevin Roth, MD, PhD

Kevin Roth, MD, PhD

Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD

Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD

As a reminder, you can find a complete list of New Chairs on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/new-chairs. Departments with ongoing Chair searches are posted on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org/ongoing-searches

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Register Today!

A Roadmap to Implementing EPAs in Pathology Residency Webinar
Presented by Bronwyn H. Bryant, MD

Co-Chair of APC-PRODS/CAP National EPA Working Group 

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Time: 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT / 2:00pm MT / 1:00pm PT
Duration: 1 hour 
Registration Link: https://apcprods-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpfuqsqT8qGd2WfDcFn6FSjZH1ZJ06Ezsp

Program directors are invited to learn about what it takes to implement EPAs in your pathology program.  For programs that are planning to implement EPAs this year, please consider sharing this invitation for the webinar with your Associate PDs, Program Administrators, CCC Chairs, Chief Resident(s), and potential EPA Champions—rotation directors in specific practice areas that plan to use EPAs.  A recording of this presentation will be made available on the APC website at https://www.apcprods.org/past-virtual-events.  Following the webinar, participants will be invited to sign-up to join the Pathology EPA Community—a group of residency programs sharing successes and challenges to EPA implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review a roadmap to EPA implementation, including:
    • Building your team
    • Engaging with residents, faculty, and Clinical Competency Committee
    • Training your trainers
    • Training residents, faculty, and CCC
  • List recommended tips for implementing EPAs into your training program
  • Learn about steps to implement the electronic EPA platform (build in progress)

Please contact Madeleine Markwood, APC Meeting Coordinator, at [email protected] if you have any questions while registering for this virtual event.

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Hurry: 2022 Compensation Data Collection Period Closing July 31st!

The 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking Survey is the first of its kind undertaken by the Association of Pathology Chairs, designed to confidentially collect data from participating departments and transform into a member-interrogated reporting system, when the data collection period is closed.

Rather than reporting data once as a static presentation at the annual meeting or other venue, benchmarking data will be available to participating departments (completing more than 50% of the questions) throughout the year and anonymized results will be sortable by a variety of self-selected metrics.  APC expects this new survey platform to provide true added value to members as you seek useful comparative regional and national data to assist in recruitment, retention, and discussions with institutional leadership.

Privileged access to the 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking data is available NOW to participating departments. If you missed this cycle of participation, stay tuned for more information from APC's Practice & Management Committee on the upcoming 2023 benchmarking cycle, expected to start Fall 2023. 

Access instructions to the online survey site were sent to APC Chair Members and APEX (PDAS) members in May. If you did not receive this email, please contact the APC Office at [email protected].

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Paths to Progress




The 2022 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress is now available! Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2022 through committee reports, section updates, and other workgroup reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.



Find the 2022 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at: https://www.apcprods.org/paths-to-progress

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APC thanks the following exhibitors for their support in 2023! To learn more about the 2023 exhibitors, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/APC2023-Exhibits

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