APC's Pathology Leadership Academy

The Association of Pathology Chairs’ Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA) is designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge in future leaders of academic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine departments and to provide a preview of a potential future phase of one’s academic career.


Past PLA courses were held in 2016, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA, in 2017, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, and in 2019 at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA—all immediately preceding the APC Annual Meetings. Course content included topics specifically relevant to academic pathology, as well as more general leadership-related material. Didactic and interactive sessions were provided by national leaders. Following the course, participants could attend the APC Annual Meeting to expand their knowledge about important issues, trends, and opportunities relevant to academic pathology departments and network with national leaders. For more information on PLA, please refer to the Academic Pathology article entitled The Association of Pathology Chairs’ Pathology Leadership Academy: Experience From the First 2 Years.

APC Annual Meeting registration is separate from the application and registration process for the Pathology Leadership Academy. No PLA is scheduled for APC's 2020 Annual Meeting. 

Feedback from past PLA attendees:

  • Wonderful and inspiring program. It allowed opportunities for introspection.
  • Truly unique in that we heard from numerous chairmen how they deal with real-world issues.
  • I’ve never attended a conference where I hung on each word of each lecture, and each lecture was better than the next. Wonderful opportunities to talk to people with lots of experience committed to mentorship.


Contact the APC Office at: info(at)apcprods(dot)org or (302) 660-4940.