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American Pathology Foundation (APF) Announces 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted on: 20 Jun 17

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Pathology Foundation (APF), a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology, announces its partnership with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for the third year to co-locate their annual meetings. The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 6-8 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will be headlined by two distinct keynote sessions from leaders on critical issues and emerging trends affecting pathology and laboratory medicine today.

Wednesday’s keynote session “Global Access to Healthcare in Times of Change” with U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah L. Birx, MD, will focus on how in an increasingly connected world, putting patients first not only means caring for them in our local communities, it also presents us with a moral obligation to provide care for people in need across the United States and in resource-limited areas around the world.

Thursday’s keynote session “The Right Diagnosis Through Advanced Analytics” will feature Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD, and Michael A. Caligiuri, MD. Dr. Pritchard is the associate director of the genetics and solid tumors laboratory at the University of Washington (UW) Medical Center that services the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), as well as a UW assistant professor of laboratory medicine. Dr. Caligiuri is the director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, chief executive officer of Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and holds the Nationwide Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research. Together, they will discuss how in an effort to transition from volume- to value-based healthcare, leading diagnostic providers are looking into innovative solutions to combine patients’ test results with personalized data to deliver actionable predictive insights to improve clinical and quality outcomes. This session will speak to advanced analytics supporting “the right diagnosis” through an in-depth discussion of expert experiences and views on the future of personalized care.

Registration for the conference will afford attendees access to 11 APF management-focused educational sessions specifically developed to meet pathologists’ and practice managers’ most current needs:

  • Physician Practice Collaboration: An Alternative to Merger and Acquisition While Providing Big Data
  • Laboratory Utilization in the Hospital and Community Setting: Tricks of the Trade
  • Heuristics and Bias in Laboratory Medicine: Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Errors One Sample at a Time
  • Legal Updates for Pathologists: What You Need to Know Now to Stay Ahead in 2017
  • Mastering Laboratory Change
  • NeXtGen Laboratory Staffing: Surviving the Laboratory Professional Tsunami
  • Conflict Resolution for Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals
  • The Cost of Quality: What Can Your Institution Afford?
  • Leveraging Learning Style Preferences to Your Advantage
  • Email, Texting and Social Media in Medicine and Pathology: Etiquette, Guidelines and Regulations
  • Digging Deep: Tackling Difficult Lab Safety Issues

In addition to the lab management and pathology business programming found in APF sessions, attendees will have access to all 130+ ASCP meeting sessions, two keynote talks, networking receptions, and the exhibit hall. For detailed information, see the APF Annual Meeting brochure, or to register, visit

About APF

The American Pathology Foundation (APF) is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959, the Foundation focuses on providing quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members which consist of pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency. Non-physician pathology practice managers are an integral component of the APF membership and are active in the Foundation’s programs. APF publishes its Pathology Service Coding Handbook, an intuitive 700+ page resource for pathology coding with quarterly updated information and billing guidance. For more information on APF, visit or connect with us on Twitter at @PATHconnect, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About ASCP

Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is a medical professional society with more than 100,000 member board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, laboratory professionals, and students. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter at and connect with us on Facebook at


CONTACT: Media Contact: Dave Anderson Anderson Interactive, on behalf of APF 252-715-4767GlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 14/07/2017

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