College of American Pathologists
 Message From the CAP President

Express your gratitude

Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, CAP PresidentThe College of American Pathologists (CAP), during Lab Week and every week, recognizes and thanks you for your contributions to the patient care team while rigorously safeguarding the quality of laboratory medicine.

Lab Week reinforces laboratory medicine’s critical role in caring for patients and our role as the leaders in quality laboratory medicine. Furthermore, it provides the extra impetus to take action and share our gratitude with each other. How? The CAP has made it easy: Express your gratitude with an eCard. The CAP’s eCard Center provides the cards and delivery/email service.

The CAP offers tools to promote Lab Week. These include:

  • Suggestions on how to reach out within your institution and community
  • Templates for a news release and letter to the editor
  • A video regarding the role of the pathologist and laboratory medicine in health care

Please take some simple steps to celebrate your important work and recognize your colleagues. I personally thank you for your dedication as a vital member of the patient care team. Enjoy Lab Week 2014.


Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP
CAP President