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Published on September 16, 2013

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 847-832-7538
E-mail: jmonzo@cap.org

The College of American Pathologists Unveils New Science and Education With Special Focus on Endocrine Pathology

CAP ’13 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™ Features the Latest in Cancer and Genetic Testing, Molecular Diagnostics, and Screening for Obesity-Related Diseases

Northfield, IL—More than 1,000 pathologists will gather in Orlando, Fla. on October 13–16, 2013, for the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This year’s scientific and educational program features world-renowned experts sharing the most up-to-date research on anatomic and clinical pathology, with a special focus on endocrine pathology, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, and growth disorders. Highlights include:

  • The Metabolic Syndrome: the facts about this obesity-related disease and the pathologist’s role in patient management
  • Advances in tumor genomic profiling for lung, colon, skin, and thyroid cancers
  • New evidence-based recommendations for HER2 testing in breast cancer
  • More than 630 abstract and case study submissions, representing the largest number of posters ever presented at a CAP annual meeting

In addition, six Orlando-area high school students will be recognized for their award-winning science fair research projects.

For a complete listing of media “hot topics,” visit the CAP ’13 Media Center.

Why

Pathologists are diagnostic physicians and essential members of the patient’s health care team. They provide a diagnostic roadmap from disease identification to therapeutic intervention in both chronic and life-threatening illnesses. In fact, more than 70 percent of all decisions about diagnosis, treatment, hospital admission, and discharge rest on the pathologist’s report.

Who

Interviews with faculty and scientific plenary speakers are available upon request.

As the leading organization for board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. With more than 18,000 physician members, the CAP has led laboratory accreditation for more than 50 years with more than 7,500 CAP-accredited laboratories in 50 countries. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow CAP on Twitter at @pathologists.

When/Where

Sunday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gaylord Palms, Orlando
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Fla. 34746