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ASCP 2014 Tampa: Charting the Course for the Future of Pathology

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ASCP 2014 Tampa, Oct. 8–10, at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Fla., offers a one-of-a-kind experience for pathologists, with more than 150 education sessions focusing on new techniques, best practices, the latest scientific and technological innovations, and the future outlook for pathology and laboratory medicine.

“This annual meeting is important for all of our members—from specialists to generalists, lab professionals and LIS experts to residents.”
—Zubair Baloch, MD, FASCP
A new specialty education track, Hot Topics in Clinical Pathology, joins the other specialty tracks this year, which include molecular pathology, gyne-cytopathology, non-gyne cytopathology, hematopathology, breast pathology, and lab/business management and professional development.

Register now. Pathology residents will gain full access to all three days of ASCP 2014 for the low price of $199.

“This annual meeting is important for all of our members—from specialists to generalists, lab professionals and LIS experts to residents,” says Zubair Baloch, MD, FASCP, Chair of the Annual Meeting Education Working Group and a member of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee.

An outstanding array of experts will highlight critical areas of value for the field, including cancer prevention and detection.
Stuart J. Schnitt, MD, FASCP, an internationally-recognized expert in breast pathology, will present the Arthur Purdy Stout Lecture on Oct. 9 at 3:40 p.m., titled, “Molecular Classification of Breast Cancer: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?”  Dr. Schnitt’s lecture will provide the latest information on the status and future directions of molecular classification of breast cancer, molecular prognostic tests, and next-generation sequencing in the evaluation of breast cancers.

Dr. Schnitt
is the Director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and a past President of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology.

ASCP 2014 has been also designed with extensive content developed to equip pathology residents with the knowledge they need to start their careers. Henry Rinder, MD, FASCP, this year’s
speaker for the Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents, will explore how pathologists will practice in the future and how they need to prepare for a changing environment in his talk, “Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 20.20,” on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Rinder is highly respected for his extensive knowledge of pathology and his dedication to continuously improving laboratory methods to enhance patient care. He is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine, Associate Director of the Yale Pathology Residency Program, Director of the Clinical Hematology Laboratory, and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs at Yale School of Medicine. For many years, Dr. Rinder had served as Chair of the Resident In-Service Examination Committee.
During this lecture, ASCP will also formally announce the two Resident Representative Leadership Award recipients.

Residents will also have an opportunity to test their knowledge as they prepare for their board exams during the two-day Resident Review Mini-Course Series. At the end of three energizing days, they can relax at the popular Mixology Lab reception on Oct. 10, where poster winners will receive their awards in a closing ceremony.

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