The APC Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA)


Past PLA courses have been held in person, immediately preceding the APC Annual Meetings in 2016, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA, in 2017, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, in 2019 at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, and in 2022, at the Swissôtel in Chicago, IL. All programs were designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge for current and future leaders in academic pathology. 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. APC Annual Meeting registrations are separate from the application and registration process for the Pathology Leadership Academy. 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.

Upcoming Program Information

The next Pathology Leadership Academy will be held July 15 - 16, 2023 in person at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois. 

Join fellow aspiring leaders in academic pathology for an exciting professional development opportunity, which starts with a thought-provoking dinner session on Saturday, July 15th, accompanied by valued networking time with peers and mentors. The program continues throughout the day Sunday, July 16th with a focus on professional development topics. Program information and registration details will be posted here as they become available -- stay tuned!

Meeting Health Protocols

APC will make an initial determination of their health protocols for in-person events on May 15, 2023.  Protocols will be based upon what APC Council deems to be best practices in public health at that time and will be largely in accordance with the then-current CDC recommendations, which may include vaccine, test or mask mandates. A notification of the protocols for in-person events will be emailed to all registrants on May 15, 2023 and posted on the website. Health protocols may be modified, after May 15, 2023, if public health circumstances change. By registering to attend the July 2023 Pathology Leadership Academy, you (and your guest(s), if applicable) agree to abide by APC’s health protocols for in-person events.

Cancellation Policy

If accepted to the Pathology Leadership Academy, your registration fee is non-refundable after June 1, 2023. If you have already registered but no longer wish to attend this event, you have the option to cancel your registration. Cancellations require written notification. $100.00 processing fee will be withheld from refunds requested prior to June 1, 2023No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 1, 2023, except for emergency medical circumstances.

More information will be posted here as it develops. If you have any questions, please contact the APC office at [email protected] or call 302-660-4943.

Past Program Information

July 2022 Pathology Leadership Academy
The July 2022 PLA focused on team development, mediation, and coaching. This meeting was held July 16 - 17, 2022 in person at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois. Click here to view the meeting program. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

January 2022 Pathology Leadership Academy
The January 2022 PLA focused on managing change, resiliency, personal development for leadership, and interviewing skills. This event was held remotely via Zoom, January 15-16, 2022. Click here to view the meeting program. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Contact the APC office at [email protected] or call 302-660-4943.