APC 2019 Annual Meeting: Innovation Through Collective Excellence: Shaping the Future of Pathology

Continuing Medical Education (CME) for APC 2019

Enrollment in the CME Program

Enrollment for CME credit is typically during the meeting registration process. However, attendees who did not purchase an enrollment at the time of registration may add enrollment to your existing registration form, and a new invoice will be generated ($110 after July 20th). Visit: https://apc.memberclicks.net/m-2019-reg#/. Questions? Contact APC at meetings(at)apcprods.org or 302-660-4940.

Claiming CME Credits

Please use your CME Application Tracker (PDF) as a reference when completing the online CME Evaluation FormCME must be claimed no later than Monday, September 30th.

CME Accreditation Statement

This live activity ("APC 2019 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 2019 Annual Meeting") for a maximum of 37.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The APC Annual Meeting is a four-day meeting that provides educational activities for four 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 to enable departments to fulfill their missions in teaching, clinical service, and research. Content focuses on issues such as the development of educational programs and curricula for the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing pathologists (especially those in academic medical centers) to provide cost effective, high-quality clinical service to patients. The meeting also features content related to research on and implementation of cutting-edge practice tools, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and genomic medicine, and workforce development and business model 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.


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 and viewing posters are 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. 

CME Organizing Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Lydia Howell, MD
University of California, Davis

Barbara Ducatman, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

PAST PRESIDENT (Interim, November 2018 to July 2020)
Peter Jensen, MD
University of Utah

PAST PRESIDENT (July 2018 to November 2018)
Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD
Emory University

David Roth, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Douglas Clark, MD
University of New Mexico

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
Dani Zander, MD
University of Cincinnati

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

CHAIR, PRODS Section (Residency Program Directors)
Mary Furlong, MD 
Georgetown University School of Medicine

CHAIR, UMEDS Section (Undergraduate Medical Educators)
Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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


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Disclosures of Invited Speakers in CME-eligible Sessions

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. Presenters are listed in the Meeting Program Guide.

Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD - University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories
Contract research support from Fujirebio Diagnostics to ARUP as a Principal Investigator.

Georg Gerber, MD, PhD, MPH – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Stock options from Kaleido Biosciences as a Strategic Advisor Board Member with a sponsored research agreement; and stock in ConsortiaTX, as Scientific Advisory Board Member.

Kimberly Sanford, MD - Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
Grant support from Cerus as a Co-investigator.


Presenters in the following sessions have disclosed that they are employees of an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Therefore, the following sessions are NOT eligible for CME:

CHAIRS PROGRAM: Tuesday, July 23, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Advocacy Session: Lab Consolidation: Path to Perdition or Path to Paradise? 

PRODS PROGRAM: Tuesday, July 23, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Special Topic in Pathology: In Vivo Microscopy in Trainee Education 

Additionally, the following sessions and activities are NOT eligible for CME:

  • Sponsored Sessions and Receptions
  • Viewing posters in the Exhibits ballroom
  • Visiting exhibitors in the Exhibits ballroom
  • Business Meetings/Lunches
  • PDAS and GMEAS Sessions


CME Administrator for the APC 2019 Annual Meeting

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


Contact APC at meetings(at)apcprods.org or 302-660-4940.