July 19-22, 2020 | Live Online Conference

APC Council and the PRODS, UMEDS and PDAS Section Chairs met recently to discuss the viability of holding the face-to-face 2020 APC Annual Meeting in July. Due to ongoing issues with preserving health while traveling and meeting in large group gatherings, and recognizing that many academic institutions are facing significant financial constraints, APC’s leadership has made the difficult decision to forego the face-to-face meeting in 2020 and transition to an engaging and dynamic virtual conference.

Meeting Program

The APC 2020 Live Online Conference will open by July 6th with pre-recorded (and CME-accredited) presentations available for preview ahead of live panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions, programmed on the original week of the face-to-face meeting (July 19 to 22, 2020). As in the face-to-face meeting, the Live Online program will be supported by a meeting app that will help you navigate content, schedule Live Online sessions, and locate and connect with colleagues and exhibitors. Each Section’s program will kick-off with a special COVID-19 Leadership Forum for colleagues to network and “download” on the challenges, creative solutions, and best practices evolving from this disruptive outbreak. To maximize participation in this important session and protect it from potential work-related interruptions, we expect to hold these forums on Sunday, July 19th – what would have been the opening day of the face-to-face meeting. Please try to keep this date open on your calendars.

Preliminary Live Online Conference programming is now updated! Section-specific program "tracks" and a multi-Section Conference Schedule are listed below (updated 6/2/20): 

  • Preliminary Live Online Conference Schedule as an Excel Spreadsheet (updated 6/2/20) 

Speakers, Moderators, and Poster Presenters

Detailed information and requests are currently being communicated to speakers, moderators (sessions and Discussion Groups), and poster presenters. Each Section of the APC is reviewing their current programming. In order to produce an impactful program online, some sessions/topics may be consolidated and/or modified. Note that abstracts will still be published in Academic Pathology this summer.


APC’s 2020 distinguished service awardees will be honored during the APC Live Online Conference, as well as being recognized during the 2021 APC Annual Meeting Awards Lunch in Washington, DC. Additional details will be communicated to each awardee within the next several weeks. The Society of ’67 Board is working on special programming and considerations for the 2020 Society of ’67 Scholars. Scholars will be honored during the APC Live Online Conference and will be notified of additional award benefits by the end of May.

As more information related to the APC 2020 Live Online Conference crystallizes, APC staff will continue to update registrants and members through direct email and on this webpage.

We thank you so much for engaging in the APC Live Online Conference and continuing APC’s tradition of networking and learning together, now in this unique format!


APC staff are happy to help!

Meeting-specific questions may be directed to meetings(at)
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General inquiries may be directed to info(at) or 302-660-4940.