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2022 Fall Residents Forum Meeting


Oct 8, 2022
Hybrid Meeting, In-Person Location:
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

You’re well on the way to mastering your diagnostic skills … so what’s next?

If it’s preparing for boards, choosing a fellowship, or landing your first job—all while balancing a relentless schedule—it can leave you feeling a tad befuddled. But take comfort that you are not alone. Most fellow residents feel similarly, and many are looking to connect with those who share your same passions.

Take advantage of this opportunity to belong, to gather with those who can relate. This meeting will help you to grow and awaken your full potential with not just your contemporaries, but with pathology leaders who will provide insights and advice on the issues that might be keeping you up at night.

So, join us in New Orleans for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Be part of those who share your same passion. Join our community in-person or virtually.

Registration is free for residents and medical students.

Register Now Right Arrow


7:45 – 8:20 AM


8:20 – 8:25 AM

Welcome & Program Introduction

Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP Speaker, House of Delegates
Sarah Glogowski, DO Chair, Residents Forum Executive Committee

8:25– 9:40 AM

Panel Discussion with Q&A —Pathology Jobs: Disconnects, Expectations, and Finding the Common Ground

Our first primary session will address the apparent disconnect between new pathologists entering the field and the more seasoned pathologists seeking to hire. You will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the generational differences in hiring and how to find a common ground
  • Learn from those who are hiring and those looking for jobs as well as a recruitment expert
  • Learn more about the current market for pathologists

Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, FCAP, CAP Governor; Chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic

Hansini Laharwani, MD, Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Chiraag (Chuck) Gangahar, MD, FCAP, Staff Pathologist, North Dallas Pathology Services, P.A.
Rich Cornell President, Santé Consulting
Peter Herreid, MD, FCAP, Medical Director, Laboratory at Incyte Diagnostics

9:40 – 9:45 AM

Closing Remarks

Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP

10:00 – 10:10 AM

Welcome & Meeting Overview

Sarah Glogowski, DO

10:10 – 10:45 AM

Navigating Professional Relationships

Communication is a critical skill that can help make or break a career and needs constant attention and ongoing effort to hone. Giving and receiving feedback to trainees, peers, and even supervisors is only part of a very complex process. In this session, you will learn some tips for how to communicate effectively whether you are giving feedback, providing instruction, or asking for something. Evaluating the environment and adjusting accordingly is also crucial to success and pointers will be given on how to read certain situations as well as how to utilize known communication and personality styles in order to get the results you want.

Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP Presentation + Q&A
Adam L. Booth, MD, FCAP RFEC Moderator

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Pathology Practice Settings

  • Learn about the different practice settings in Pathology (academic, private, and industry) and the unique features of each.
  • How is the day to day in each of these practices?
  • What should I do to succeed in each of these settings?
  • What can I do to become a valued member of my working group?

Q&A Panelists:
Marigny B. Roberts, MD Private Practice
Sanam Loghavi, MD, FCAP Academic
Michael Dugan, MD, FCAP Industry
Julia Elvin, MD, PhD, FCAP BioTechnology
Janira M. Navarro-Sanchez MD, FCAP RFEC Moderator

12:00 – 12:05 PM

PathPAC Update/Speaker Intro

Sang Wu, MD, FCAP

12:05 – 12:55 PM

Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up

Analyst Amy Walter speaks with aplomb about the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene as a whole. A familiar presence across the media spectrum, her range of topics and expertise provides an engaging, compelling presentation that keeps audiences riveted. Walter discusses not only electoral politics, but also the politics of policy, Washington’s dysfunction, and the people and strategies behind events unfolding in Congress and the White House.

Amy Walter
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst

12:55 – 1:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Sarah Glogowski, DO

1:10 – 1:40 PM

Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) Election Speeches (Video Recorded)

Amanda C. Herrmann, MD, PhD

1:40 – 1:50 PM

Residents Forum Executive Committee Election Vote


1:50 – 2:50 PM

Navigating and Understanding Your Employment Agreement

Elizabeth Sullivan, Esq., MA Chair, McDonald Hopkins Healthcare Practice Group Presentation + Q&A
Marc A. Rodriguez, MD, MBA RFEC Moderator

2:50 – 3:00 PM

CAP Foundation Update

How you can help the specialty and patients with the CAP Foundation. Hear news and updates for grant and award opportunities in education, leadership, and community outreach like See, Test & Treat. Dr. Szczepanski will also present the CAP Foundation’s Medical Student and Leadership Development awards

Julianne Szczepanski, MD Presentation
Marc A. Rodriguez, MD, MBA RFEC Moderator

3:00 – 3:25 PM

Election Results, Photo Contest Results, Raffle Prizes

Hansini Laharwani, MD

3:25 – 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Sarah Glogowski, DO

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Meeting of the Membership

Members will hear the CAP President’s Address, the “State of the CAP” from our CEO, and an update from the Secretary-General for the Approval of Minutes.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Second Line Celebration (Networking)

We’ll revel in all that New Orleans represents as we immerse ourselves in the life, energy, and bustle of this fabulous city. Surround yourself with friendly faces, enjoy great conversations, create lifelong connections, delight in the music, and savor the food—but most of all, celebrate life.

Be part of those who share your same passion. Join our community in-person or virtually.

Registration is free for residents and medical students.

Register Now Right Arrow