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2023 Fall Residents Forum Meeting

CONNECT. BELONG. GROW.

Oct 7, 2023
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

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’re not alone. Most residents feel similarly, and many are looking to connect with others who share your same passions.

Take advantage of this opportunity to belong, to gather with those who can relate. This meeting will help you grow and awaken your full potential—not just with 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 Chicago or virtually for this one-of-a-kind experience.

AGENDA

7:00–8:00 AM

Hometown Member Breakfast
IN-PERSON
Start your day by connecting with new and familiar faces over a delicious breakfast. Following breakfast, all members are invited to attend the Meeting of the Membership, where we will officially swear in the CAP's 38th President, Donald S. Karcher, MD, FCAP.

8:00–9:00 AM

Meeting of the Membership and Inauguration of Donald S. Karcher, MD, FCAP
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
We invite all members to join us for the opening session to hear the latest updates from CAP leadership. You will witness the inauguration of our 38th President, Donald S. Karcher, MD, FCAP, and learn about his top agenda priorities for the next two years. Outgoing President Emily Volk will share her final progress report, and you will be provided valuable insights into the CAP’s performance. We will also welcome the newest members of the CAP Board of Governors, who will be sworn in during the session. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues and stay informed about the CAP’s direction.

9:00–10:00 AM

House of Delegates/Residents Forum Joint Session: Job Expectations: Closing the Divide
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Gain exclusive early access to new job market data from the CAP’s 2023 Practice Leaders Survey, followed by an interactive discussion with panelists who span the range of pathology career experience and practice settings. All members and delegates are welcome.

Panelists:
Swati Bhardwaj, MD, MBBS
Jessica A. Kozel, MD, FCAP
Thomas M. Wheeler, MD, FCAP
Patrick A. Wilson, MD, FCAP

10:15–10:35 AM

Hello, My Name Is—Icebreaker Session
IN-PERSON
Make the most of your in-person participation in the Residents Forum. This icebreaker session offers a golden opportunity to network and build rapport with medical students and fellow residents.

10:35–10:45 AM

Opening Remarks
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Get an update about the latest happenings in the Residents Forum directly from the chair, Dr. Amanda Herrmann, MD, PhD.

10:45–11:45 AM

Beyond the Lab: Non-Traditional Career Paths in Pathology
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Broaden your perspective by exploring unconventional pathology career paths. Engage with a diverse panel of experts who've navigated unique journeys in biotech, AI, regulatory sectors, and more. This session will offer valuable insights and advice for transitioning into these non-traditional careers.

Panelists:
Consulting: Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA, FCAP
Industry/Biotech: Eric Walk, MD, FCAP
FDA/Regulatory: Kerry Welsh, MD, PhD

12:00–1:00 PM

House of Delegates/Residents Forum Joint Luncheon Sponsored by PathPAC
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND

The Moral Crisis of America’s Doctors
Market forces are altering the practice of medicine, causing many physicians to feel alienated from their work. Eyal Press, journalist, and author of several critically acclaimed books, will engage and challenge CAP members in considering how the health care system has changed–and continues to do so–impacting the practice of medicine and the workplace for pathologists at all stages of their careers.

1:15–2:15 PM

Shaping the Future of DE&I in Pathology
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Join a vital discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion within pathology. This session provides a reflective space to consider the present state of workforce diversity and discuss ways to be an effective advocate and ally. Learn how to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable environment, benefiting practitioners and patients alike.

Panelists:
La’Tonzia Adams, MD, MS, FCAP
Brett Kurpiel, MD
Angela Lapus, MD, MPH, FCAP
Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP

2:15–2:45 PM

Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) Elections: Candidate Statements
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Listen to the perspectives and plans of the junior members vying for leadership roles within the Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC). Gain insight into their dedication to the forum's objectives.

2:45–3:00 PM

Voting Session: Residents Forum Delegates
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Delegates will have the opportunity to cast their votes for new RFEC members and other matters before the Residents Forum.

3:00–3:10 PM

CAP Foundation Update
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Hear about opportunities that the CAP Foundation extends to junior members and medical students, paving the way for your professional growth and contribution to the field

Masa Peric, MD

3:10–4:10 PM

Building and Leveraging Your Pathology Community
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Gather invaluable advice on how to build, leverage, and sustain your pathology community, within and beyond the CAP. Gain insights into fostering professional dialogues and relationships that will become the bedrock of your career.

Jerad Gardner, MD

4:10–4:30 PM

Election Results, Raffle Winners, and Closing Remarks
VIRTUAL | IN-PERSON | ON DEMAND
Newly-elected members of the Residents Forum Executive Committee will be announced as well as the winners of our fall raffle prizes. The event will conclude with closing remarks from the chair of the Residents Forum.

6:30–10:00 PM

CAP President Inaugural Celebration
IN PERSON
Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Inauguration Celebration honoring the CAP’s 38th President, Donald S. Karcher, MD, FCAP. The theme is "One World, One CAP," celebrating our members' strength, experience, expertise, and diversity.

  • Indulge your taste buds with a delicious selection of dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of different regions.
  • Express your cultural heritage by wearing clothing representing your traditions, styles, and colors.
  • Let us showcase the rich tapestry of our community and celebrate the diversity that makes us unique.

Join us as we honor Dr. Karcher and his commitment to advancing the practice of pathology and improving patient care. Come and experience "One World, One CAP" firsthand.