The ASCP Patient Champions program empowers patients, caregivers, and advocates through education and awareness about laboratory diagnostics, lab tests, and pathology follow-up care through sharing real-life stories of patients, our Patient Champions. Through helping patients understand their diagnoses, pathology resources, and the right questions to ask about laboratory testing, our goal is to empower both patients and those caring for them.
The ASCP Patient Champions program was conceived in October 2015 when James Wilson was a special guest at the ASCP 2015 Annual Meeting. Through conversations with James and his family, the idea of the ASCP Patient Champions program was born. Since then, ASCP Patient Champions has been fortunate to work with many patients with a wide range of diagnoses, as we create educational materials, attend and speak at conferences, and learn important life lessons along the way.