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ASCP in the News: MedPage Today Features ASCP President

Monday, May 7, 2012

MedPage Today Editor-at-Large George D. Lundberg, MD, MASCP, interviewed C. Bruce Alexander, MD, FASCP, ASCP President, about laboratory medicine, test utilization, and the workforce shortage of laboratory professionals in a video interview posted on April 14 on MedPage Today. Dr. Alexander discusses the importance of training laboratory professionals, so they can perform high-quality testing for prognostic information on patients. He also explains the issue of proper test utilization for pathologists to educate clinicians and the importance of educating students about well-paying jobs in the medical laboratory. View videos of Dr. Alexander; John E. Tomaszewski, MD, FASCP, ASCP Immediate Past President; Dr. Blair Holladay, ASCP Executive Vice President; Michael Oellerich, MD, president of the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; and Deiter Duff, MD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Pathology, and Anatomical Sciences. These video interviews about the significant issues in pathology and laboratory medicine are part of a series called “Conversations with … ” held during the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting, Oct. 19–22, Las Vegas, with leaders of the Society.