The College of American Pathologists wishes to thank the following organizations for sponsoring CAP ’13 education courses:
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, is a leading international medical society dedicated to improving health care through laboratory medicine. With more than 9,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other members involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations, AACC brings the laboratory community together with programs that advance knowledge, expertise, and innovation.
Arthur Purdy Stout Society
The Arthur Purdy Stout Society has over 400 members from different parts of the United States and throughout the world. But no matter where the members reside, by joining this society, they have publicly acknowledged their desire to carry on in that same spirit of academic excellence in surgical pathology that the founders of the society wished to honor in Dr. Stout.
American Society for Breast Disease
The American Society for Breast Disease (ASBD) is the only professional medical society in the United States that serves all health care professionals and advocates involved in the fight against breast disease. It supports a multidisciplinary team approach to breast health care through professional education, consensus development, and training programs.
Association for Molecular Pathology
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to the then-emerging field of molecular diagnostics. AMP pursues topics of importance to those at the forefront of this growing discipline and endeavors to develop mechanisms for education and certification in diagnostic molecular pathology. AMP has assumed national visibility with its efforts to shape regulations and policy that influence research and the practice of molecular diagnostics. The organization is divided into the scientific subdivisions of genetics, infectious diseases, hematopathology, and solid tumors.
Association for Pathology Informatics
The mission of the Association for Pathology Informatics is to promote the field of pathology informatics as an academic and a clinical subspecialty of pathology.
Association of Pathology Chairs
The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) serves as the voice of academic Pathology. The APC exists to provide leadership and advocacy for the dynamic discipline of Pathology and to enable academic departments to meet the demands of their three missions—medical education, research, and practice. The APC provides education, training, information resources, and networking opportunities for chairs, residency program directors (through the PRODS Section), medical student educators (through the UMEDS Section), department administrators (through the PDAS Section), and graduate program coordinators (through the GMEAS Section).
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a volunteer-driven, membership-supported, and nonprofit organization dedicated to developing standards and guidelines for the health care community. CLSI’s standards and guidelines are the culmination of a consensus-driven standards-development process that balances the viewpoints of industry, government, and health care professionals. These highly respected documents are used every day in laboratories around the world. CLSI signature “blue books” give laboratories dependable information and industry best practices. CLSI’s method evaluation software, StatisPro, provides evaluation, verification, and validation of performance characteristics of a laboratory test method. Talk to CLSI representatives to find out more.
Pulmonary Pathology Society
The Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS) encourages education and research in the field of pulmonary pathology and provides a forum for international pathology societies and clinical organizations focused on pulmonary medical specialties to exchange ideas and form collaborations. PPS provides several educational and scientific meetings each year. PPS membership includes practicing and research pathologists and professionals from 25 countries.