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  What is PathNET?


PathNET - Connect, Advocate, Influence PathNET is the College of American Pathologists (CAP) grassroots advocacy network, a resource for CAP members to connect with their elected officials at the federal and state level. PathNET offers a variety of tools for members to engage in legislative action that will have a direct impact on pathologists and the ability to practice.

Through PathNET, pathologists can build relationships with their legislators and assist the CAP in achieving our legislative goals. You can participate in a wide range of advocacy activities.

  • Action Alerts
    Send emails, call, or tweet members of Congress about legislative issues.
  • Laboratory Tours
    Host a laboratory tour for your elected officials.
  • Meet Your Member
    Schedule meetings in the district office or attend a town hall meeting.
  • Congressional Fly-Ins
    Come to Washington to take our message to Capitol Hill.
  • Health Advisory Committees
    Many members of Congress have advisory committees made up of constituents within the medical community who provide their expertise on health care issues.
  • Recruit New Advocates
    Help grow PathNET by reaching out to pathologists in your practice or other colleagues.
  • Special Events
    Participate in exclusive luncheons and networking receptions for PathNET members at the CAP Policy Meeting and Annual Meeting.

Nothing influences a member of Congress more than when they hear from their constituents.

A strong presence in a legislator’s district is critical to successful legislative action. For the CAP to have an impact in Congress, we must have a voice in key states and Congressional districts.

By joining PathNET, members can be a voice for pathologists and influence legislators’ decisions on issues that impact you and your practice.

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