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ASCP Becomes Managing Partner for ADASP

Friday, March 16, 2012

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) effective March 15 for ASCP to manage the day-to-day activities of ADASP, so its leaders can conduct business more effectively. Previously, ADASP officers and councillors handled both administrative and strategic functions. The MOU also fosters greater collaboration for both organizations’ educational and scientific activities in support of anatomic pathology and the broader pathology community.

“Our partnership with ASCP creates new opportunities for our members to be fully engaged and focused on strategic issues.”
— ADASP President Jeffrey L. Myers, MD, FASCP
“Our partnership with ASCP creates new opportunities for our members to be fully engaged and focused on strategic issues,” said ADASP President Jeffrey L. Myers, MD, FASCP, A. James French Professor and Director of Divisions of Anatomic Pathology and Medical Laboratories, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. “The MOU creates the capacity for our organization to think and do big things. We found a great partner in ASCP.”

Founded in 1989, the members of ADASP are primarily directors of anatomic and surgical pathology at universities in the United States and Canada. The Association’s purposes include data-driven practice standards for anatomic pathology laboratories; sponsorship and education for leaders in surgical and anatomic pathology; and cultivation of relationships with other societies and groups of physicians with similar professional interests. ASCP’s mission is to advance excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

“ASCP is extremely proud to serve as the managing partner of ADASP,” said ASCP Executive Vice President Dr. Blair Holladay. “Our management of administration gives the influential leaders of ADASP the ability to help mold the future of pathology and laboratory medicine. We look forward to a mutually productive collaboration that advances the profession.”

For the MOU, ASCP will manage ADASP membership campaigns; provide support for ADASP Council Meetings during United States & Canada Academy of Pathology and Association of Pathology Chairs Program Directors; jointly sponsor a continuing medical education-accredited program; and develop a new ADASP website and 12 online surveys annually. ASCP will explore holding an ADASP Meeting in conjunction with the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting.