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    ASCP Case Reports Offers Rigorous Exercises Covering Newest Topics

    November 12, 2012

    As a pathologist, Kristin Olson, MD, looks for continuing medical education (CME) that includes maintenance of certification-required self-assessment modules (SAMs) based on relevant, up-to-date, and compelling topics—with regular online delivery throughout the year, allowing for a more leisurely pace of completion. “ASCP Case Reports does just that,” she said. “It meets our needs with intriguing case studies that focus on new issues, important differential diagnoses, and ‘can’t miss’ entities in surgical pathology, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, clinical chemistry, and informatics.” Read more

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    New Book Combines Morphology with Molecular Diagnostics for All Pathologists

    November 12, 2012
    Five years ago, molecular diagnosis took place mostly in academic centers. Today, even a community hospital pathologist needs to know about molecular diagnostic principles and techniques. “Molecular testing is increasingly done on patients in community hospitals,” said Kirk Heriot, MD, FASCP, author of the new book, Practical Surgical Pathology: Integrating Molecular Pathology into Your Morphologic Practice, published by ASCP Press. “Even if the test is performed at a reference laboratory, the pathologist must interpret the results and help clinicians order the correct test.” Read more
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    Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals Demonstrate Scientific Prowess at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting

    November 12, 2012

    Hayley Webber, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM, was amazed to see a room full of people who came to see her scientific poster at 7 a.m. on Nov. 2 at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting.     “People came up to me and said they had seen similar false positive results in their labs,” said Dr. Webber, Technical Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at NorDx, a small reference laboratory in Scarborough, Maine.

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