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ASCP Continues to Expand Its Role at APC/PRODS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Over the past several years, the ASCP’s participation in the Annual Meeting of the Association of Pathology Chairs and the Pathology Residency Program Directors Section (APC/PRODS) has been significantly enhanced. “ASCP recognizes the important role that Department Chairs and Program Directors play in influencing the future of the profession and believes that support of the two organizations is critical,” said C. Bruce Alexander, MD, FASCP, ASCP President and a former Chair of the Program Directors Council. This year, the Society is serving as the Diamond Sponsor of the meeting, which is the highest level of partnership; the APC/PRODS Annual Meeting will be held July 10–13, 2012, in Monterey, Calif.

ASCP is participating in several educational sessions this year:

  • Residency programs that have developed successful techniques for teaching lab management were recruited via the PRODS listserv and will share their experiences in a brainstorming session on July 12, which has been planned in collaboration with the American Pathology Foundation (APF) and APC/PRODS (the PRODS Workgroup on Laboratory Management). 

  • Also on July 12, Henry Rinder, MD, FASCP, Chair of the ASCP’s RISE Committee, will report on the results of the 2012 Resident In-Service Exam (RISE) and ASCP Fellowship and Job Market Surveys.  Dr. Rinder and Jay Wagner, Manager of the RISE, will be available throughout the Annual Meeting for consultations on the RISE and for requests and recommendations for RISE-generated data

  • A Plenary Session on July 13 will feature presentations and a panel discussion on:

    • The need for laboratory medicine topics to be addressed in medical school;
    • The challenge of teaching lab management during three to four years of resident training, and preparing pathology residents for the real world; and
    • APF and the leadership & staff of the PRODS Workgroup on Laboratory Management collaborated on this session.

  • Also on July 13, Evelyn Bruner, MD, the Vice-Chair of the ASCP Resident Council, will provide an update on the projects undertaken by the Resident Council during the past year. 

  • The ASCP exhibit will feature the Society’s newest publications and online resources and tools for residents and residency program directors, including PRISE (Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination).  

To find out more about APC/PRODS Annual Meeting, go to .