ASCP Resources to Support Pathologists

You have invested a great amount of energy and passion to become a pathologist and having a strong and committed advocate like ASCP behind you is one the best ways to support all your years of hard work and dedication. The My Role Pathologist navigation brings into one focus all of the varied opportunities ASCP has for you. Increase your Knowledge, participate in a Global Community, develop your leadership skill for Advancement, and meet old friends and make new ones when you Collaborate. Check out the resources identified specially for you.

 

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ASCP Products

Online Education

ASCP offers an extensive library of online education products that are easy to use, accessible 24/7 and affordable. Over 300,000 continuing education hours are completed annually and both CME and SAM credits are available. Check out the products below and see how ASCP can help support your continuous learning as well as satisfy your annual CE requirements. 

Online Products include:

  • Unlimited CME/SAM Package
  • ASCP Case Reports
  • PRISE
  • Patient Safety
  • Webcasts
  • LabQ

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How To Order Online Education

Click on the Learn More About link in the left hand column and you will be directed to the Access Online Education page where you can review the various educational offerings. Each product description will include a link to purchase the product as well as information about how to access your content.

How To Access Online Education

ASCP Online products can be easily accessed in our online education portal with over 1,000 courses available. Online courses can be completed at your convenience 24/7, 365 days a year.

Click below to learn how to access your online education and start learning.

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ASCP Educational Meetings & Products

ASCP offers an array of educational products that offer pathologists opportunities to learn in face-to-face meetings, quality improvement education, and online CE packages, certificate programs and access to journals. These products have been developed to meet the educational needs of adult learners and allows pathologists to access at their convenience.   

Live Events

  • ASCP Educational Courses range from 2.5 to 5 days and are held in destinations across the country.  ASCP Educational Courses allows pathologists the unique opportunity to spend extended time on one topic area in close association with the expert faculty. Everyday challenges, pitfalls, diagnostic dilemmas, and cutting-edge technologies are addressed with interactive and personalized instruction, including extended microscopy sessions with an extensive collection of histologic slides and problem cases.
  • Pathology Update provides residents with a mélange of surgical, cytologic and molecular topics.

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ASCP Annual Meeting

ASCP Annual Meeting provides attendees with an opportunity to take part in a national conference with over  25+ hours of CME/SAMS, access to expert faculty, keynote plenary sessions, resident receptions, and the opportunity to submit an abstract and be selected to present your research as a poster presenter.

The ASCP Annual Meeting is the essential global gathering of the diagnostic medicine team and an unequaled experience - practical, personalized and innovative- with education and networking opportunities that will help you serve patients today and shape tomorrow. 

Future Annual Meeting Dates

ASCP 2018: Baltimore, MD, October 3-5, 2018
ASCP 2019: Phoenix, AZ, September 11-13, 2019


Learn More About Annual Meeting

ASCP Certificate Programs

ASCP offers a selection of online certificate programs that have been developed to support the ongoing professional needs of pathologists, laboratory professionals and residents. Completion of these programs are a convenient way to stay sharp and learn new skills and they allow you to fit them into your busy schedule. Certificate programs have been developed in conjunction with ASCP partner organizations including the American Pathology Foundation and the Association for Path Informatics. Review the certificate programs and see how they can help advance your career.

Lab Management University (LMU)

LMU is a customizable program for individuals planning on moving into leadership positions, or who are in the leadership realm and want to bolster their experiences.   LMU is focused on six competencies of lab management: leadership, personnel management, financial management, operations, information and compliance.

LMU was developed in conjunction with the American Pathology Foundation. 

Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute is the lab teams complete resource for practical, customizable leadership training developed to enhance your effectiveness in the lab.

University of Path Informatics (UPI)

UPI is a case-based program, where you act as the project leader developing a pathology informatics needs assessment for a lab. It focuses on four essential laboratory informatics competencies: information fundamentals, information systems, workflow and processes, and governance and management.

UPI was developed in conjunction with the Association for Path Informatics. 


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Support and Solutions for Your Lab

As your laboratory staff strives to stay on the leading edge of their profession, ASCP is here to support them by providing the quality improvement education and assessment solutions they need to remain current in their field and meet your institutional, licensure, and CMP/MOC/CAP LAP requirements. Whether your staff prefers a learning style that is visual, auditory, hands-on, or a combination, ASCP offers educational tools and resources that mimic day-to-day practices and make learning convenient so your staff can easily obtain their CE credits while continuing to focus on their careers. 

CheckPath

CheckPath is an assessment program designed to keep you current in your field and meet your institutional, licensure and CMP requirements. With a combination of glass slide, virtual slide, and or digital image based slides, CheckPath provides 20-28 CME, CMLE or SAM credits annually. It meet both Part II and Part IV MOC requirements, as well as CAP laboratory accreditation requirements. 

GYN and NONGYN Assessment

Assess and enhance your team's interpretive skills in gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology testing and fulfill your CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. 

GYN Proficiency Testing

This CMS-approved gynecologic cytology proficiency testing program is designed according to federal CLIA regulations to test basic locator and diagnostic skills for gynecologic cytology specimens. 

Learn About Quality Improvement Education

ASCP Press

ASCP offers a wealth of books on a wide variety of topics relevant to pathology and laboratory medicine. Comprehensive and informative, ASCP Press books offer the best quality and value anywhere.

Books

Authored by leading educators and recognized researchers, ASCP books present indispensable information. From comprehensive reference texts to illustrated atlases, every book provides extensive coverage on scientific advances that are critical and timely.

Purchase Books

eBooks

ASCP eBooks have enhanced features that make accessing study materials online quick and convenient. Sold as stand-alone texts or products that integrate with existing hard copies, these digital texts provide knowledge with added functionality.

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Journals and Publications

ASCP publishes three journals which are considered the most informative and comprehensive journals in print today. Our editorial content is timely and relevant and provides expert information on new scientific research, techniques and developments in the ever changing healthcare landscape.

American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP)

AJCP is the official journal of ASCP and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. It is the leading peer-reviewed pathology and laboratory medicine research journal available.

Lab Medicine

Lab Medicine is a quarterly print and online publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts related to all subspecialties of laboratory medicine that promote continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences. 

Critical Values

Critical Values is a quarterly magazine that provides information that is important to the entire laboratory team by keeping them abreast of technical, regulatory, and ethical issues in pathology and laboratory medicine. Feature articles place important technical issues for pathologists and laboratory professionals in broader context.

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Opportunities to Grow Professionally

Join A Committee and Grow Professionally

ASCP offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and invites members who want to become involved with the organization to consider serving on one of our committees or councils.

Governance and Member Councils

ASCP governing committees oversee many operational aspects of the Society. From membership oversight to scholarship reviews, these committees are comprised of members dedicated to fostering ASCP's mission through volunteer service

ASCP Product Development Committees

The Commission of Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) oversees the operational aspects of ASCP products and services. From developing innovative products to identifying new directions for education, these committees are comprised of members dedicated to creating engaging content.

Learn More About ASCP Governance

Teach or Publish

Become Faculty

ASCP offers a variety of face-to-face meeting annually and relies on subject matter experts to deliver high quality, continuing education in a live setting.   Leading experts develop and facilitate educational content that is delivered in full or half-day sessions, multiple day sessions and 90 minute presentations.  

ASCP relies upon subject matter experts at multiple venues including:

  • ASCP Educational Courses
  • Workshops for Laboratory Professionals
  • ASCP Annual Meeting

Learn How to Become Faculty

Submit a Case Study or Journal Article

Case studies are written by current and emerging experts in the field of pathology and lab medicine.  Each case is edited and peer-reviewed by a panel of experts in each specialty area.  Journal articles are an opportunity to publish your research in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

There are multiple opportunities to publish content including:

  • AJCP
  • Lab Medicine
  • Critical Values
  • ASCP Case Reports and LabQ

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Spread the Word

The medical laboratory team makes remarkable contributions to the delivery of quality patient care. ASCP is the only society that represents the entire of pathologists, laboratory professionals and residents. In honor of these tremendous contributions, ASCP seeks to recognize these efforts by raising awareness of the public, other allied health professionals and fellow colleagues in the lab.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week)

Lab Week puts the importance of the work of the medical laboratory profession front and center by getting the word out to local communities, healthcare colleagues and other networks. ASCP members can help everyone understand and appreciate the importance of the value of the lab.

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ASCP Member Week

ASCP Member Week celebrates the dedication and accomplishment of pathologists and laboratory professionals. Debuting in 2017, the Stories from the Heart Contest gave members the opportunity to tell their stories about how they began their career in the lab to how ASCP has supported their careers. Member Week is also an opportunity for ASCP to recognize and reward our members who volunteer their time and efforts to govern, publish, teach, and advocate for laboratory medicine.

Learn More About Member Week

40 Under Forty

Celebrating Future Leaders of the Lab

ASCP's 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership.

This prestigious ASCP recognition program evaluates candidates on their accomplishments, leadership skills, breadth of experience and their dedication to innovation in the field of laboratory medicine.

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ASCP Pathologist Awards

ASCP seeks to recognize pathologists who have demonstrated a commitment to pathology and laboratory medicine. Each year at the Annual Meeting, pathologists are recognized in multiple venues for their important contribution.

ASCP congratulates all of our honorees for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine- they are truly an inspiration to the profession.

Awards recognizing pathologists are:
  • ASCP Mastership
  • H. P. Smith Award
  • Israel Davidsohn Award
  • Phillip Levine Award
  • Ward Burdick Award
  • Mentorship Award
  • President's Award

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Nominate a Member

Compete an ASCP Pathologist Award Form online and attach any necessary supplementary information.

Deadlines by award will be published.

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

ASCP Policy Efforts

ASCP is proactive at identifying and developing programs and special efforts that advocate for members through policy statements.

Each year ASCP identifies issues as it Patient-Centered Policy Priorities (PCPPs). These priorities represent a patient-centered agenda that will be advanced throughout the organization. ASCP is committed to developing public policies that not only improve the public's health through the practice of laboratory medicine, but also represents the interests of its membership.

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Interested in Getting Active on Policy Issues

ASCP's Commission on Science, Technology and Public Policy (CSTP) promotes excellence in advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals.

In addition to ASCP oversight of public policy, ASCP gives members a voice to ensure that federal and state policymakers understand key issues of concern to pathologists and other laboratory professionals. ASCP members must continue to make our collective voice heard.

Visit ASCP eAdvocacy Center

Choosing Wisely + ASCP

ASCP is proud to join the ABIM Foundation in the Choosing Wisely Campaign to reduce waste in the healthcare system. As one of 70 medical societies in the campaign, ASCP is the only society representing pathology and laboratory medicine. Our goal is to identify the right test at the right time for the right cost to better serve our patients. 

As part of our ongoing effort to collaborate in the interest of patients, ASCP will focus on appropriate test utilization for the next several years.

Learn More About Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Champions

The Choosing Wisely Champions program recognizes the efforts of dedicated pathologists and laboratory professionals for making informed decisions about lab testing. Choosing Wisely recommendations improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs, and the Choosing Wisely Champions encourage their colleagues to use the right time at the right time for the right cost.

To find out how to become a Choosing Wisely Champion or to Nominate a Champion, click on the link below.

Learn About Choosing Wisely Champions

Supporting Public Health Worldwide 

ASCP's Center for Global Health oversees initiatives around the world that make significant contributions to public health. Working closely with its CDC partners as well as local Ministries of Health, higher education institutions and national reference laboratories, the Center for Global Health determines a country's needs and then creates collaborative, sustainable healthcare solutions. 

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

The Center for Global Health has assisted 29 countries to improve laboratory quality and build a skilled laboratory workforce, including the improvement of diagnosis, care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. A full range of activities encompass hands-on technical trainings, as well as consultations in the revision of university curricula, faculty training, quality systems consultation and mentorship, strategic planning, policy development and laboratory accreditation.


Learn about PEPFAR and Other Initiatives 

Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa

The Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa project is an ASCP-led coalition that provides rapid cancer diagnostics, care and treatment to undeserved areas in Sub-Saharan African. Using the latest telepathology systems and the expertise of hundreds of volunteers around the global, this laboratory enterprise delivers results that saves lives.

To find out more about what ASCP is doing and how you can get involved, please visit the Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa website.

Learn About the Partners Project

ASCP Patient Champions

The ASCP Patient Champions program raises awareness of the vital role the medical laboratory plays in patient care through highlighting real-life stories of patients. By sharing their stories, Patient Champions empower new patients to ask the right questions and understand their diagnosis, management and potential treatment options.

Pathologists and laboratory professionals can participate in the program by nominating a Patient Champion or applying to be a Patient Champion themselves.

Learn About ASCP Patient Champions

Nominate a Patient Champion

Do you know a patient who has an inspiring story to share? Nominate an ASCP Patient Champion and raise awareness of the laboratory team's impact on patient care.

For more information about how to nominate a Patient Champion and the requirements for being a Patient Champion, click on the button below.

Nominate a Patient Champion

What is Career Ambassador 2.0

ASCP Career Ambassador 2.0 operates as a network of laboratory professionals, pathologists and resident members to introduce to students in high school and middle school opportunities for science careers, specifically in the medical lab. Ambassadors make presentations locally about fulfilling careers in the laboratory sciences.

ASCP has the tools and resources available to help you get started as a Career Ambassador.

Connect with Career Ambassadors Near You

Getting started as a Career Ambassador is simple, since ASCP makes it easy to connect with experienced presenters in your area. Regional ASCP representatives are also available to provide assistance.

Learn How to Get Started

 

How to Make A Presentation

Career Ambassador 2.0 volunteers use the What's My Next website to access proven teaching support materials. These tools make contacting schools, developing presentations, and sharing teaching experiences easy.

Watch a video of a current Career Ambassador 2.0 volunteer discuss how to make an effective presentation. Learn steps for creating an engaging presentation. ASCP and our regional and local members are here to help you get started.

Learn More About Making a Presentation

Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa

Cancer is a critical public health problem in Africa, and ASCP’s collaborative diagnostic and treatment initiative utilizes the latest technology to ensure that clinicians and laboratory professionals can communicate quickly to provide remote diagnostic cancer care. 

The Challenge

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa with cancer at the forefront. Cancers diagnosed in Africa are associated with a higher mortality than other regions of the world due to limited availability of screening, laboratories and pathologists. This results in the majority of cancers not being diagnosed until they reach an advanced stage. 

The Solution

By leveraging leapfrog technology and the skills and experience of ASCP members, clinicians in Sub-Saharan Africa can have access to quality real-time diagnostics. This allows physicians and clinicians in Sub-Saharan Africa to consult with pathologists in the U.S. to provide a level of diagnostic cancer care that is usually scarce or unavailable. Thanks to an ASCP-led coalition, this technology is already in use, and it provides seamless interaction, management and secure access to pathology and laboratory clinical multimedia, including digital whole slide images. 

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Get Involved

If you are a practicing pathologist or an active laboratory professional, please become part of the coalition of partners providing rapid cancer diagnostics, care, and treatment now. 

Volunteer Your Diagnostic Services

Donate Today

ASCP is the oldest and largest non-profit organization in pathology and laboratory medicine, active in more than 90 countries. 

We unite more than 120,000 anatomic and clinical pathologists, residents and fellows, medical laboratory professionals and students to accelerate the advancement of laboratory medicine to improve patient care through knowledge, collaboration and global community. 

We are the ideal partner to develop and implement a solution for cancer diagnosis in Sub-Saharan Africa given our track record for success in similar initiatives. Give today to ensure that timely diagnostic services are available for those in need. 

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