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ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting Shapes the Future of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, March 29, 2013

The ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting, Sept. 18–21, in Chicago, will equip pathologists, residents, and laboratory professionals with important core knowledge and scientific updates to stay ahead of the curve in an evolving healthcare environment.  

More than 160 courses and 200 hours of scientific education will focus on core curriculum, innovative science, and beyond the lab at the ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting. Attendees who register by April 30 will pay just $599, a savings of $400.

“This is a pivotal time in the history of health care, with implications to the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. The ASCP Annual Meeting will provide a wealth of leading-edge content, as well as insights that people can take back and apply to their daily practices and help them to navigate these challenges.”
—Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP

“This is a pivotal time in the history of health care, with implications to the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine,” says Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP, who will team up to host a plenary session with speakers Bruce Friedman, MD, and Ul Balis, MD, entitled Preparing for Seismic Shifts in Pathology Informatics. “The ASCP Annual Meeting will provide a wealth of leading-edge content, as well as insights that people can take back and apply to their daily practices and help them to navigate these challenges.”

Three general sessions will emphasize patient-centered health care, appropriate test utilization, and how pathologists and laboratory professionals can enhance the value of their diagnostic work by using data analytics. 

James Crawford, MD, FASCP, moderates the opening general session on Sept. 18, Pathology Leadership in the Patient-Centered Era, which features David Nace, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. The session will focus on how the rapid evolution in U.S. health care is providing pathology and laboratory medicine with an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond the laboratory and be recognized for their sustaining impact on the effective delivery of health care.

“Our value is based not just on the expertise and accuracy of our diagnoses and test results but on the importance of guiding cost-effective clinical delivery of health care,” Dr. Crawford says. 

Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, a Past President of ASCP, leads the general session on appropriate test utilization. He spearheaded the process of determining and defining the five initial tests physicians and patients should question for ASCP as part of the Society’s participation in the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign.

ASCP 2013 will also provide a broad array of education sessions, including specific tracks developed by two of ASCP’s partner organizations, the Association for Pathology Informatics and the American Pathology Foundation, as well as more than 25 hours of education courses in hematopathology.   

Another highlight will be a session on ASCP’s expanding outreach in global health, moderated by Eric J. Suba, MD, pathologist at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. Focusing on ASCP initiatives in Vietnam, sub-Saharan Africa, and Uganda, presenters will share illuminating perspectives and strategies for building a sustainable global laboratory workforce.

To read more about ASCP 2013, visit www.ascp.org/2013annualmeeting


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