Date: Sept. 29, 2007
Call to order. President Thomas M. Sodeman,
MD, called to order the annual stated meeting of the College of American
Pathologists at 8:10 AM, Sept. 29, 2007 in the Sheraton Hotel and Towers,
Chicago, Ill. Also presiding were president-elect Jared N. Schwartz, MD,
PhD, and secretary-treasurer Gene N. Herbek, MD.
Minutes. Dr. Herbek rose to read the minutes
of the last meeting. It was moved, seconded, and carried to dispense with
the reading and approve the minutes of the Sept. 9, 2006 business meeting
of the College of American Pathologists as published in the November 2006
issue of CAP TODAY.
CAP awards and honors. Dr. Sodeman presented
several member awards.
- The Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award,
established in honor of Major General Joseph M. Blumberg, is presented
annually to an individual who has contributed exceptional service to
the Laboratory Accreditation Program. This year's recipient is Gerald
A. Hoeltge, MD, who has been committed to the Laboratory Accreditation
Program for more than three decades. He has served as Ohio state commissioner,
deputy regional commissioner, Great Lakes regional commissioner, and
interregional commissioner in the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.
- The Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award,
established in 2006, is presented to an individual serving within the
ranks of the Council on Scientific Affairs who has demonstrated exceptional
service. Thomas D. Trainer, MD, this year's recipient, has been an active
member and leader of the College for more than 40 years. During that
time he has served as chair of the CAP Council on Scientific Affairs,
Commission on Clinical Pathology, and Commission on Anatomic Pathology,
among others. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors,
on the Executive Committee, and as secretary-treasurer.
- The CAP Outstanding Service Award established in
honor of Frank W. Hartman, MD, the College's first president, is presented
annually to an individual who has performed meritorious service to the
College. It recognizes a recipient's contribution to a single CAP program
or project, usually over a long period. The 2007 recipient is R. Bruce
Williams, MD, who has made extensive contributions to the Laboratory
Accreditation Program as state commissioner for Louisiana, South Central
regional commissioner, vice chair of the Council on Accreditation, and
chair of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.
- The Outstanding Communicator Award is presented
to a person who has contributed to strengthening the image of pathologists.
This year's awardee is Nora Bowers, a wife, mother, teacher, and cervical
cancer survivor who has worked hard over the last decade to help educate
women about the importance of having regular Pap tests. She has been
featured numerous times in newspapers and magazines and on television
sharing her story, usually partnering and sharing the stage with a CAP
member pathologist. Nora speaks each year at the College's Spokespersons
Training Program and was the first and only patient to ever address
the CAP House of Delegates. Nora is also featured in the College's Sept.
15 American Way magazine ad. She is a vocal advocate for pathologists
and feels strongly about the important contributions pathologists make
in prevention, early detection, and diagnosis one patient at a time.
Dr. Sodeman expressed gratitude to individuals he personally
selected to receive the President's Honors. The names of the recipients
CAP Foundation awards. Mary E. Kass, MD, president
of the CAP Foundation, presented the following Foundation awards:
- The CAP Foundation 2007 Lansky Award to Margaret
L. Gulley, MD.
- The CAP Foundation 2007 Humanitarian Award winners
were Shabin S. Nanji, MBChB; Ronald M, Harris, MD, MBA; Cathy A. Petti,
MD; Adekunle A. Adesina, MD, PhD; and James F. Keefe, MD.
Necrology report. Dr. Sodeman
called attention to the necrology report that was distributed to audience
members. He noted the loss of Dennis B. Dorsey, MD, past president, Robert
G. Thomas, MD, past governor, and James J. Norton, MD, longtime House
Recognition of retiring Board members. Retiring
governor E. Randy Eckert, MD, and Kevin B. Dole, MD, were presented with
a plaque of appreciation and past governor pin for their six years of
service. In addition, Samuel K. Caughron, MD, outgoing chair of the Residents
Forum, was thanked for his service.
CAP voting results. Dr. Sodeman reported that
the winners of the CAP election for the four open governor positions are
- Robert L. Breckenridge, MD
- Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD
Note: Morton H. Levitt, MD, and Paul N. Valenstein,
MD, were not present but will be sworn in at the Oct. 3, 2007 Board Organizational
The newly elected president-elect is Stephen N. Bauer,
MD. Dr. Bauer was given a plaque of appreciation and past governor pin
for his five years of service.
Other business and adjournment. Dr. Sodeman
called for old business and new business to come before the College membership
meeting. Hearing none, he adjourned this stated meeting of the College
at 8:30 AM.