2013 ASCP Annual Meeting Places Leading-edge Discoveries Under the Microscope
Monday, February 18, 2013
“We will have three general sessions that provide vital information to our laboratory professionals and pathologists, especially in this changing healthcare climate.”
—Kimberly Sanford, MD, FASCP
The latest scientific innovations in molecular diagnostics, genomics, pathology informatics, and appropriate test utilization are among the topics that will be in the spotlight at the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-21, in Chicago.
“We will have three general sessions that provide vital information to our laboratory professionals and pathologists, especially in this changing healthcare climate,” says Kimberly Sanford, MD, FASCP, Chair of the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting’s Education Work Group.
The ASCP Annual Meeting’s theme, “Beyond the Lab,” will be woven into the general sessions that will be held over three days, focusing on the following topics:
The role of pathology in this patient-centered era.
ASCP’s participation in the Choosing Wisely Campaign for appropriate test utilization. ASCP is one of 37 medical societies in the Choosing Wisely campaign—an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation.
The importance of pathology informatics and the increasingly large role that data and technology play in laboratory medicine.
Some of the foremost experts in laboratory medicine and pathology will present leading-edge research and share their perspectives on the value that laboratory medicine has to offer to improve health care.
Registration and a full schedule of education sessions will be available starting April 1 on ASCP’s website.
The 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting will kick off with a plenary session on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 18. The keynote presentation and grand opening of the exhibit hall will take place Wednesday evening.
Two of ASCP’s partner organizations, the Association of Pathology Informatics and American Pathology Foundation, are developing specific educational tracks. Poster sessions will be expanded from one hour to three half-day sessions, from Thursday, Sept. 19, through midday on Friday, Sept. 20, to provide an opportunity for more people to review the posters and interact with the presenters.
For updates on the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting, follow ASCP on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.ascp.org/2013AnnualMeeting.
Meanwhile, save the following dates for future ASCP Annual Meetings: 2014—Tampa, Fla., Oct. 8-11; 2015—Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 31-Nov. 3; and 2016—Las Vegas, Sept. 14-18.