2012 Annual Meeting Speakers

Real Science. Real Life. Real Conversations.

You've heard of them. You've seen them on the screen and you've read some of their material. Now, ASCP introduces you to them live and in-person. We're thrilled to unveil the most impressive keynote speaker series ever assembled for the ASCP Annual Meeting.

From Harvard Medical School, the White House Lawn and Hollywood, these speakers share your passion for improving global healthcare. Join us in Boston to hear their individual perspectives on how scientific advances have impacted their lives.

Donald Berwick
Donald M. Berwick, MD
Awaken new possibilities in your own practice with the inspiring thoughts of Donald Berwick MD, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick teaches some of the brightest young medical minds at Harvard, and now you can learn from him, as well.

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Robert W. McKenna, MD, MASCP
Learn how a nearly uniformly fatal illness is now cured in nearly 80% of cases today.

In this year's Arthur Purdy Stout Lecture for Pathologists, you'll get an in-depth look at the factors that paved the way to improved patient outcomes in the treatment and prognosis of a disease that pathologists had no answer for just 40 years ago.

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Cynthia Johns, MSA, MASCP, MLS(ASCP), CMSHCM
Learn how to gain a stronger sense of satisfaction from your daily routine in the laboratory.

Everyone in the laboratory faces challenges. In this year's Barbara M. Castleberry Lecture for Laboratory Professionals, Cynthia Johns, MSA, MASCP, MLS(ASCP), CMSHCM will offer an empowering perspective on how to turn those challenges into opportunities to rekindle the spark of inspiration that you first felt when you entered the laboratory.

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Robert Folberg, MD FASCP
Residents Will Travel on "The Pathology-Time Continuum"
at the Second Annual Michele D. Raible Lecture

ASCP is pleased to announce the second-ever Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting in Boston. The lecture honors Dr. Raible's commitment to delivering superior medical education and creating impact on the lives of medical students.

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Kimberly Allison, MD
Breast Cancer Pathologist, Author of Red Sunshine, Shares Her Story
at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting

Kimberly Allison, MD, knows both sides of the breast cancer experience: as an expert in breast cancer pathology and as a patient.

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Women's Health
Women's Healthcare Takes Center Stage at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting
The all-new Women's Health Forum offers insights into how to respect individual needs and values while working toward the best treatment outcomes for breast cancer and cervical cancer patients.

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Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
Kick off the Annual Meeting with global humanitarian and renowned actress Ashley Judd, a member of the Board of Directors for YouthAIDS and supporter of numerous philanthropic organizations.

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Laura and Barbara Bush
Laura W. Bush and Barbara Bush
As First Lady, Laura Bush brought women's health care front and center, and she has continued to champion the cause after leaving Washington. Following her parents' example, Barbara Bush champions global healthcare as the Founder and CEO of Global Health Corps. Hear the Bushes interviewed live on stage as they discuss the need to expand breast and cervical cancer interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

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Guilina and Bill Rancic
Giuliana and Bill Rancic
As co-host of E! News, Giuliana Rancic reports the biggest news from the entertainment industry. On the final evening of ASCP 2012, Rancic, along with her husband Bill invite you to share her story of "Real Science. Real Life." - the battle with breast cancer from both the patient and her husband's perspective.

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Physicians, Patients, and Celebrities to Deliver Healthcare Vision Beyond the Laboratory
Circumstances forced Donald Berwick, MD, to look beyond the ordinary and become a healthcare proponent for transformative change. Beginning as a pediatrician and healthcare researcher at the Harvard School for Public Health, he rose to become Vice President of the Harvard Community Health Plan. In that position, Dr. Berwick explored how health care organizations could adapt more efficient processes to allow for continuous improvement and ongoing cost reduction from management wizards such as W. Edwards Deming and organizations like Toyota.

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