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ASCP 2014 Empowers Laboratory Professionals for the Future

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Preparing for the future of pathology and laboratory medicine has never been more critical as the United States’ healthcare system undergoes dramatic change. ASCP 2014 Tampa, Oct. 8–10, features more than 150 carefully compiled educational sessions specifically designed for pathologists and laboratory professionals to help them lead in this era of patient-centered care.

ASCP 2014 offers fresh insights on the current conditions and future outlook of laboratory medicine, while diving deep into the latest innovations and best practices in anatomic and clinical pathology.

ASCP 2014 offers fresh insights on the current conditions and future outlook of laboratory medicine, while diving deep into the latest innovations and best practices in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Renowned medical futurist Dr. Bertalan Meskó will set the stage for the Annual Meeting with his presentation about ways that new technology, such as genomics and next generation sequencing, are providing pathologists and medical laboratory professionals with valuable tools to improve patient care.

Innovative technologies and new techniques are continually being developed, and it is critical that pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current on how these powerful tools can be effectively applied in daily practice. The Association for Pathology Informatics, one of ASCP’s partner organizations, has developed an extensive pathology informatics curriculum that will provide an illuminating look at how technology is revolutionizing patient care.

ASCP is also working in collaboration with the American Pathology Foundation to provide education in laboratory management. In an era where laboratories are expected to do more with fewer resources, supervisors need to hone their management skills to lead a laboratory efficiently in a changing environment.    

Three general sessions will examine the impact of legislative changes, CPT coding, and reimbursement on the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine; the importance of mentoring in developing future leaders and building the laboratory workforce; and how the explosion of new technologies is changing the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. 

ASCP 2014 will present a phenomenal array of education sessions on leading-edge science that delve into the future of anatomical and clinical pathology, molecular pathology, new techniques, health policy, and practice management. Pathology residents will benefit from education topics featuring high-yield content that will help prepare them for Board exams and daily practice.

The Society is working in collaboration with the pathology and medical laboratory community in Tampa to design high-quality education sessions on topics that include gene testing, triaging, and regulations, as well as case studies in hematology, chemistry, and transfusion medicine that focus on the team approach in the laboratory. 

ASCP has also engaged Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, to provide content and specialists to lend their expertise for education sessions. Additionally, Annual Meeting attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in educational activities that will be hosted at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Tampa’s newest state-of-the art medical training facility and simulation center, and take part in hands-on learning experiences. Featured activities include a new ASCP immersive experience session in FNA procurement, including ultrasound-guided techniques, with incorporation of clinician perspectives.   

ASCP will celebrate Friday, Oct. 10 as “Building a Laboratory Workforce Day” and will organize a variety of initiatives around this theme.  

Join us for ASCP 2014 Tampa, where the future of pathology and laboratory medicine are front and center. ASCP is your resource when it comes to laboratory medicine. Register now and save up to $200.