How can you support your current practice and prepare your lab for future success?

At Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, you'll find practical content taught by some of the most respected leaders in the field today. Gain knowledge to improve patient care today while you shape tomorrow with our seven focus areas, customizable, hands-on education, and over 100 scientific sessions taught by the best in the business. Browse Education

Gain practical knowledge you can use every day

Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 will teach you the latest skills and innovations immediately applicable to your practice.

Seven focus areas

Learn practical skills in seven of the most challenging areas of clinical and anatomic diagnostic medicine. Dive deep into these relevant topic areas:

  • Breast Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Head & Neck Pathology
  • Hematology & Hematopathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Molecular Pathology & Diagnostics
  • Microbiology

Customizable, hands-on education

Customize your learning with our new personalized learning tracks featuring fundamental, advanced, and interactive sessions. Complete an entire three-session track in a topic area, or select individual sessions that fit your needs, experience level, and aspirations.

Choose from nearly 20 hours of interactive video microscopy tutorial sessions and experience case-based learning at its finest. Bring particularly challenging slides from your daily practice to be examined and discussed on-site by session leaders and colleagues.

Equip yourself with the latest skills with the full-day Genomic Pathology for Residents Workshop or our Genomic Testing: What Pathologists Need to Know Workshop.

Taught by a world-class speaker lineup

Get instruction from the best in the business. Our expert faculty speakers are ready to share their knowledge and skills with you.

At Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, you'll find over 250 hours of practical scientific education presented by some of the most respected leaders in the field today. Customize your learning experience by selecting from a wealth of sessions covering the latest techniques, innovations, and best practices immediately practical to your day to day responsibilities.

Multiple societies at one meeting

Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 brings together the annual meetings of ASCP and the American Pathology Foundation, along with content from 15 collaborating societies to provide the customized learning you need to master your specialty.

Learn new and essential concepts in laboratory management with over 25 comprehensive laboratory management courses including 12 sessions developed by American Pathology Foundation (APF) experts!

By joining together, we are able to provide a wide array of subspecialty education to advance your practice, all in one place.

Stay on top of today's critical issues and emerging trends

In today's changing healthcare environment, new technologies and practices continue to revolutionize the diagnostic medicine profession. Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 is rich with content to ensure you are prepared for the challenges ahead.

Renowned speakers covering crucial topics

At Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, you'll hear from globally-recognized change agents and respected experts about critical issues and emerging trends affecting our industry today.

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Global Patient Health Advocate, Cofounder of Partners In Health, and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
John Flanigan, MD
Senior Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Global Health
Danny A. Milner, Jr., MD, MSc(Epi)
Incoming ASCP Chief Medical Officer

Hear patient health advocate and global change agent Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, share how you can impact patient care worldwide during Friday's Global Health of the Future General Session.

Michael Feldman, MD, PhD, FASCP
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine

Gain cutting-edge insight into genomics and informatics in the lab from Lynn Bry, MD, PhD, and Michael Feldman, MD, PhD, FASCP, during Thursday’s Tomorrow is Today General Session.

Robert Lukande, MB ChB, MMed, FCPath(ECSA)
General Histopathologist and President of the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA)
Gary W. Procop, MD, FASCP
Medical Director for Enterprise Test Utilization and Pathology Consultative Services and the Director of Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology at the Cleveland Clinic
Jessie Conta, MS, LCGC
Laboratory Genetic Counselor, Supervisor, at the Department of Laboratories at Seattle Children's Hospital

Hear Gary W. Procop, MD, FASCP, Robert Lukande, MB ChB, MMed, FCPath(ECSA), and Jessie Conta, MS, CGC, share real-life examples of lab leadership you can apply in your practice today in Wednesday's Living Leadership General Session.

Exclusive premieres of today's latest content

Editor-in-Chief Mahul B. Amin, MD

Get a unique preview of what's new in the soon-to-be-released eighth edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual by Editor-in-Chief Mahul B. Amin, MD.

Discover the impact of new developments in areas including computational pathology, NGS, immuno-oncology, digital pathology, web biopsy, and regulatory safety with our Envisioning the Laboratory of the Future sessions led by a stellar combo of research and industry leaders.

Cover your certification needs in just 3 days

Get the certification support you need all in one place. Choose from a wealth of educational sessions offering credits toward your CMP or MOC requirements.

All the SAM credits you need for MOC

Pathologists under MOC can earn up to 19.5 hours of SAM CME credit at Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, meeting your entire two-year SAM credit requirement in just three days.

With the majority of our educational sessions offering SAM credits and 100+ sessions offering you up to 22.5 total CME credits, Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 is filled with the education you need to stay current.

Plus, you'll have the opportunity to hear from and ask your questions directly to representatives on hand, including the CEO of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), Rebecca Johnson, MD, FASCP.

Content to keep you current under CMP

For laboratory professionals, Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 makes earning CE credits toward CMP easy with up to 22.5 CMLE credits available throughout the meeting. Choose from sessions covering every topic area needed to meet your three-year recertification requirement.

Need to fulfill your laboratory safety requirement? We offer a fantastic laboratory safety session that will do just that.

Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 gets you right where you need to be to keep up your certifications.

Go beyond the lab

Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 is much more than a classroom. You'll network with a diverse group of peers and get unique opportunities for knowledge exchange that only come about once per year.

A unique, exhilarating environment

Experience a fun and engaging community atmosphere unlike any other meeting you've attended.

With featured speakers covering today's hottest topics and educational sessions taught by the best and brightest in your field, Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 provides you with a dynamic learning environment and the chance to evolve your profession beyond the lab.

Re-invigorate your mind with three days of exciting learning, sharing, and connecting!

Your role in global challenges

In an increasingly connected world, local health is global health. At Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, you'll have the opportunity to expand your awareness of the global future of laboratory medicine.

Hear Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, and other key players in the new ASCP-led coalition, Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa, discuss the important role of the laboratory in global patient care during Friday's Global Health of the Future General Session.

Then, learn how you can get involved in the ASCP-led initiative to provide rapid cancer diagnostics, care, and treatment to underserved areas in Sub-Saharan Africa at our Global Cancer Care: Diagnostic Pathology sessions. During these sessions, you'll learn how the initiative will leverage volunteer pathologists and build important background knowledge of tropical and geographic diseases common in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Set your mind beyond the lab and discover the full extent of your profession's role in global patient care.

Knowledge exchange and networking with the entire lab team

Interact and learn from your colleagues and members of the entire lab team at Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016.

You'll have the opportunity to learn from your peers' discoveries through our poster presentations and connect with exhibitors in our exhibit hall, Science Connection Central. Then, discuss the day's most stimulating sessions as you network with peers and faculty at our daily receptions.

Evolve your profession even further as you connect and grow with the Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 community!

All in exciting Las Vegas!

Learn and network while enjoying the ideal combination of relaxation and excitement found in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At this affordable travel destination, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations, world-class restaurants, and plenty of activities to fill your down time, from eclectic entertainment to unrivaled nightlife.

Take a break from your everyday activities to gain practical knowledge in a premier getaway destination!

Access everything for one low price

Your 3-Day Pass gives you complete access to every session, every speaker,
event, all for one low price.