In this Issue: APC 2022 Photos and Recordings, Membership Renewals, Academic Pathology Articles, and More!

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APC E-News: August 2022


In This Issue...

APC 2022 Photos and Recordings, Membership Renewals, Academic Pathology Articles, and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journalAcademic Pathology has moved from Sage to Elsevier and a new manuscript submission site has officially launched. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

Click here to submit your manuscript today!

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Visit the new company/organization Partner pages, found on APC’s main website where you will discover updates on product releases, videos, resources and other information throughout the calendar year!

Diamond Partner, Coronis Health:


Gold Partner, American Society for Clinical Pathology: 


Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2021 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! Stay up to date with committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of Paths to Progress.

Find the 2021 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website 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:

NEW Committees

  • Clinical Service Leaders
  • PhD Program Leaders

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].

Monthly e-News Archive

Find all previous issues of APC's Monthly e-News at:

Important Updates from the APC:


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Chicago, IL (Hybrid) | July 17-20, 2022

Registration is still available at the Remote Registration rate. Register today to gain instant access to all meeting content – Pre-recorded Presentations, Live Discussion Recordings, Supplemental Materials, and More! CME is available for viewing Pre-Recorded Presentations. Learn more by visiting the APC website at:

The following items are NOW AVAILABLE for attendees!

Discussion Session Recordings: Recordings of the Live Discussion Sessions are now available in the NEW APC Learning Center! These session recordings have been added after their corresponding Pre-recorded Presentations in the APC Learning Center. More information on how to access the recordings for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting can be found on the APC website at:
Want to speed up the recordings to save on listening time? No problem! Click here to find out how.

CME: Claim your CME credits for presentations viewed in the NEW APC Learning Center. All CME claims must be submitted by March 31, 2023. Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit your CME claim. More information on how to claim CME for your participation in the APC 2022 Annual Meeting can be found on the APC website at:

Photos: Visit this APC Dropbox link to enjoy some captured moments in Chicago! Images from our official photographer are permitted to use to promote the event in press releases, on social media and websites (tag #APC2022 and @apcprods). Commercial use is not permitted. For specific permissions to re-use an image, please contact: [email protected].

Partners: Visit the new company/organization Partner pages, found on APC’s main website where you will discover updates on product releases, videos, resources and other information throughout the calendar year!

Exhibitors: See recordings from the APC 2022 Corporate Workshops by ASCP and Paige, plus other promotional information from Exhibitors now available at: Thank you to all our Exhibitors who enhanced the in-person experience with your interactions and engagement! APC looks forward to seeing you again next year in Chicago. The APC 2023 Exhibitor Prospectus will be available by the end of this year, but email the APC exhibits team to get on the announcement list at: [email protected]

Thank you to 83 speakers and panelists, more than 430 registrants, and 18 exhibiting companies for participating in the APC 2022 Annual Meeting! We can't wait to see you next year when we return to the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois, July 16-19, 2023 (Sun-Wed)!

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In January 2022, APC’s official journal – Academic Pathology – joined the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier! In this new publishing alliance, your Academic Pathology articles now have increased visibility to a global audience of academic leaders, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors, and staff you value. Submit your manuscript today at:!

Recently Published Articles:

The crisis in the pathology subspecialty fellowship application process: Historical background and setting the stage, D. Miller et al. Research Article First Published June 25, 2022:

The pathology fellowship application crisis: The current state and suggestions for remediation, A. Herrmann et al. Research Article First Published June 25, 2022:

Communication during a global pandemic: The utility of a professional society listserv and journal, D. Bailey and F. Sanfilippo. Research Article First Published July 31, 2022:

Academic Pathology's “Spiderless Network”: The power of a professional society, its listserv, and its journal during a public health emergency, M. Tykocinski. Editorial Article First Published August 1, 2022:

Career transitions: Reflections of former chairs and academic health center leaders, August 9, 2022: D. Bailey et al. Research Article First Published 

Open Access Award Program

The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program seeks to promote the publication of high-quality original scholarship in a peer-reviewed journal by authors at an early stage of academic development. Award recipients will have the article processing fee paid for by the Society of ’67. The first or corresponding author (qualifying author) must be a medical student, pathology resident or fellow, or junior faculty. New Online Application Form -- Submit your application to determine if you and your potential manuscript qualify for the Society of '67 Open Access Award (Click here to preview a PDF of the application), but all responses must be submitted online. Find more program information and application instructions at:

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

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As part of APC’s capstone project for the ACGME/CMSS Equity Matters initiative, APC Regular Member Department Chairs and Administrators are invited to take part in a research study to create a toolkit for achieving gender rank equity in academic pathology departments. The study includes a gender demographic survey of academic faculty in terms of rank, leadership roles, and faculty track. Only one response per member institution is requested. We are aiming for a high response rate to establish baseline gender demographic data, so we encourage all member institutions to participate! To date, we have received responses from nearly half of the member departments of the APC. The survey was launched on Monday, July 25th and the deadline has been extended to Monday, September 12th. If the survey information and link were not received by the Chair and Administrator, please contact Drs. Debra Leonard ([email protected]) and Mel Limson ([email protected]). 

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Academic Medical Center Labs Remain Concerned with the VALID Act
As previously reported, the Senate HELP Committee recently released the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act, which (as feared) included the VALID Act of 2022. VALID creates a new combined regulatory framework at the FDA for both in vitro diagnostic test kits and laboratory developed tests (LDTs). VALID solidifies and makes permanent the FDA’s authority over LDTs. APC regards LDTs as the practice of medicine when performed by academic hospital-based labs that should instead be overseen through CLIA and should remain (as they historically were) differentiated from the FDA’s commercial manufacturing and proprietary testing regulatory pathways.

Importantly, the House version of the legislation did not include language similar to VALID, demonstrating divergent views on the merits of the bill between the chambers of Congress. Relevant House and Senate committee members are meeting now to resolve whether to include FDA regulation of LDTs in the final FDA user fee reauthorization bill that must pass in the coming months. Notably, VALID’s lead co-sponsor, Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, Senator Richard Burr (NC-R), withdrew his support of VALID and introduced a “clean” version of the FDA user fee reauthorization bill.

APC continues to advocate, in partnership with AAMC, AMP, AACC and ACMG, for excluding the VALID Act from the FDA user fee reauthorization bill, due to serious concerns outlined in a joint letter signed by over 100 institutions.  Many of these issues were echoed in letters from AAMC and from academic health system executives to Senate and House leadership. In contrast, CAP and ACLA have stepped up their campaigns of support for VALID in its current form, specifically advocating against any exemptions (i.e. for academic clinical labs). We urge you to remain engaged on this issue with your government relations offices, whose delegates participate in weekly meetings led by AAMC’s government affairs staff, where they receive important action updates. For reference in discussions with your government relations offices, AAMC created a helpful one-page brief concerning LDTs and VALID. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

APC Statement Endorsing the Uniform Timeline for Fellowship Recruitment

The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) strongly endorses the national movement to a uniform timeline for fellowship recruitment as described in the recent article by Herrmann et al in Academic Pathology. In a recent announcement by APC President, Lydia Pleotis Howell, MD, several key points were made on the importance and responsibility of APC membership supporting a uniform recruitment process to protect pathology residents. The APC Council endorses plans brought forward by the APC Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee to establish guidelines to assist with this new uniform timeline that will take effect in a phased manner beginning July 2023. More information and updates can be found on APC’s NEW Fellowship Application Resources webpage:

2022 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 2022 Advocacy Priorities.

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit our website at:

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The APC membership renewal season will soon be underway! All current member departments and individual membership holders will be sent an email with instructions on how to process your membership renewal for 2023. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].

Why Renew?

In addition to APC supporting the missions of education, practice, and research through educational programming, and other activities of our committees, sections, and working groupsyour membership dues help APC represent the needs and perspective of academic pathology in our engagement with other organizations, including AAMC’s Government Relations Representatives group and the Intersociety Pathology Council. APC contributes to pathology workforce development through programs of our philanthropic arm – the Society of ’67 – and through Charter Membership in the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information. Importantly, APC maintains membership in AAMC’s Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Organization of Program Director Associations, and is a Cooperating Society of the American Board of Pathology. 

Most importantly, APC provides a network for current and past chairs, program directors, administrators, educators, and coordinators to learn and grow from each other, and to foster the development of the next generation of diverse leaders through programs like the APC Pathology Leadership Fellows program and the Pathology Leadership Academy.

In 2014, APC launched its flagship open access journalAcademic Pathology as a platform to communicate best practices and novel approaches in medical education and academic department administration that improve training, and impact innovation and patient care. Academic Pathology also publishes the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education and associated Educational Cases.  

In 2017, APC celebrated 50 years of service with the creation of the Society of ’67 as a vehicle for supporters to contribute to the legacy and vision of academic pathology through programs like the Kinney ScholarsHealthcare Innovation Grants, and Open Access Publication Awards.

In 2022, APC formed a partnership with the founders of PathElective, web-based content developed as a virtual learning experience for students during the pandemic, to become an official APC publication and to secure its future as a free global resource in pathology education.

Updates on all of APC’s activities are provided in our annual report, Paths to Progress, and in our monthly e-News.

Click here to learn more about APC Membership.

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