MeetingsAPC Annual Meeting2018 ▷ CME

APC 2018 - Educating Stakeholders on the Roles of Pathologists


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

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CME Accreditation Statement

This activity ("APC 2018 Annual Meeting") is being 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 2018 Annual Meeting") for a maximum of 24.00 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 academic departments of pathology and laboratory medicine;
  2. program directors and associate directors of pathology residency training programs;
  3. medical student educators of pathology in accredited medical schools; and
  4. faculty members aspiring to these positions.

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:

  • Stephen Galli, MD, Stanford University Medical Center
    Commercial Interest: Atossa Genetics, Inc.
    Role: Member, Board of Directors
    Compensation: Fees

  • John Tomaszewski, MD, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Commercial Interest: Inspirata
    Role: Member, Scientific Advisory Board
    Compensation: Fees and stock options


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 2018 Annual Meeting

Barbara Ducatman, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD
Emory University Hospital

Donald Karcher, MD
The George Washington University

David Roth, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Peter Kragel, MD
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

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

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

CHAIR, Research Committee
Jeffrey Golden, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital

CHAIR, Practice & Management Committee
Robert Mrak, MD, PhD
University of Toledo

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)
Mary Furlong, MD 
Georgetown University School of Medicine

CHAIR, UMEDS Section (Undergraduate Medical Educators)
Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

CHAIR, PDAS Section (Pathology Department Administrators)
Beth Hansell
Medical University of South Carolina

CHAIR, Senior Fellows Group (Former Pathology Chairs)
Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD
Emory University

The CME Organizing Committee acknowledges the contributions of the APC 2018 Steering Committee.

Richard Conran, MD, PhD, JD
Eastern Virginia Medical School

James Crawford, MD, PhD
Hofstra Northwell

Alan Ducatman, MD
West Virginia University

Stephen Galli, MD
Stanford University

Fred Gorstein, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

Peter Jensen, MD
University of Utah

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch

Deborah Leonard, MD, PhD
University of Vermont

Deborah Powell, MD
University of Minnesota

Brian Smith, MD
Yale University

To expand/collapse the lists of committee members above, click the relevant '+' or '–' symbol.

CME Administrators for the APC 2018 Annual Meeting

Mel Limson, PhD
Director of Programs & Development, Association of Pathology Chairs

Priscilla Markwood, CAE
Executive Director, Association of Pathology Chairs


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