Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

APC 2016 – Crafting the Vision to Lead

Claiming CME Credits

CME applications are available online at Please use the CME Application Workbook as your reference while completing the online form.

Should you have questions, please contact the APC Office (301-634-7880; [email protected]).

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity ("APC 2016 Annual Meeting") has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this "live" educational activity ("APC 2016 Annual Meeting") for a maximum of 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Objective/Target Audience

The APC Annual Meeting is a three-day meeting that provides educational activities for three major target audiences:

  1. Chairs of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Departments;
  2. Program Directors and Associate Directors of Residency Training Programs; and
  3. Course Directors of pathology courses in LCME-accredited medical schools in North America.

The objective of the meeting is to facilitate knowledge acquisition regarding the ability of academic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine departments to carry out their missions in teaching, clinical service, and research. The meeting therefore focuses on undergraduate (medical school) and graduate (residency and fellowship) Pathology education, and the practice of Pathology and Laboratory medicine in academic medical centers and hospitals. Content focuses on issues such as the development of educational programs and curricula for the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and senior pathologists on providing cost-effective, high-quality clinical service to patients. The meeting also features content related to research and implementation of cutting edge practice tools, such as diagnostics, genomic medicine, and bioinformatics; and their implications on future healthcare delivery, as well as workforce development and realignment to support current and new skill sets required to practice Pathology and Laboratory Medicine now and into the future.

The target audience is professionals (MD, DO, PhD) and others who serve as the academic, medical, scientific, and administrative leaders of departments of pathology and laboratory medicine in the United States and Canada.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities, and in accordance with ACCME Standards, the ASCP requires all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of ASCP CME activities to disclose to the ASCP and subsequently to learners whether they do or do not have any relevant financial relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services that are discussed in CME activities. Faculty are asked to use generic names in any discussion of therapeutic options, to base patient care recommendations on scientific evidence and to base information regarding commercial products/services on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All ASCP CME activities are evaluated by participants for the presence of any commercial bias and this input is used for subsequent CME planning decisions. The primary purpose of this activity is educational and the comments, opinions and/or recommendations expressed by the faculty or authors are their own and not those of ASCP.

None of the organizers of this educational activity (as listed below) disclosed a relevant financial relationship.

The following presenters have indicated relationships that have been reviewed, and their commercial conflicts of interest have been resolved. In all cases, it was determined that the financial relationship did not relate to the educational assignment. If a presenter is not listed, then he/she had no commercial interest to disclose.

Invited Speaker Disclosures:

  • James M. Crawford, MD, PhD, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
    • Commercial Interest: ClaraPath
      Role: Member, Scientific Advisory Group
      Compensation: Stock Options
  • Anthony Magliocco, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
    • Commercial Interest: DiaCarta
      Role: Consultant
      Compensation: Travel Reimbursement
    • Commercial Interest: BioTheranostics
      Role: Consultant
      Compensation: Travel Reimbursement
    • Commercial Interest: Leica Biosystems
      Role: Invited Speaker
      Compensation: Travel Reimbursement


Please refer to the CME Application Workbook for a consolidated list of sessions that are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. APC, PRODS and UMEDS sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ except where noted in the meeting program. PDAS and GMEAS sessions are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Visiting exhibits is not an approved continuing medical education activity. Most meals are not approved for continuing medical education credit; however, some special breakfasts and lunches that have educational content are eligible for Continuing Medical Education credit as noted in your APC Meeting Evaluation and CME Application Workbook. The meeting program states those events that are not a Continuing Medical Education activity.

CME Organizing Committee for the 2016 Annual Meeting

Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD
Emory University

Donald Karcher, MD
The George Washington University

Ann Thor, MD
University of Colorado at Denver

Dani Zander, MD
Penn State University

Peter Kragel, MD
East Carolina University

CHAIR, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee
Michael Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

CHAIR, Graduate Medical Education Committee
Karen Kaul, MD, PhD
NorthShore University HealthSystem

CHAIR, Research Committee
Daniel Remick, MD
Boston University

CHAIR, Practice & Management Committee
Barbara Ducatman, MD
West Virginia University

CHAIR, Advocacy Committee
John Tomaszewski, MD
University at Buffalo, SUNY

CHAIR, Leadership Development & Diversity Committee
Lydia Howell, MD
University of California Davis

CHAIR, PRODS Section (Residency Program Directors)
Charles Timmons, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern

CHAIR, UMEDS Section (Undergraduate Medical Educators)
H. James Williams, MD
West Virginia University

CHAIR, PDAS Section (Pathology Department Administrators)
Martin Lawlor
University of Michigan

CME Administrator for the APC 2016 Annual Meeting
Priscilla Markwood, CAE
Executive Director, Association of Pathology Chairs