2016 West, Midwest & Canada
Regional Pathology Chairs Meeting

Maui, Hawaii, October 25-28, 2016


Meeting Registration:  For registration receipts, contact Dr Schiller at


Wednesday, October 26, 2016: What's on the horizon for regulation and reimbursement
   Jonathan Myles (Cleveland Clinic):  Compensation issues in pathology for 2017 and beyond         (Update)
   Michael Giuliani (CAP):  Legislative issues, particularly in regard to the Local Coverage Determinations process
   Donald Karcher (George Washington University): Pathologists and value-based care:  Risks and rewards
   Kandice Kottke-Marchant (Cleveland Clinic):  CLIA challenges in laboratory consolidation

Thursday. October 27, 2016: New directions in the clinical laboratory
   Andy Hoofnagle (University of Washington):  Using mass spectometry to care for patients
   Ron Heeren (Maastricht University):  Multimodal molecular imaging
   Jason Merker (Stanford University):  Establishing a clinical genomics service at an academic medical center
   Ed Ashwood (University of Colorado):  Direct consumer testing:  The good, the bad, and the ugly
   Robert Tessier (HBP Services):  Optimizing pathology income
   David Dabbs (University of Pittsburgh):  FDA or Not - Not all LDTs are alike
   Mohamed Salama (University of Utah):  Lab approach for basket trials in advanced tumors
   Jeff Ross (Albany Medical College):  Partnerships between academic pathology and Biotech/Biopharm
   Jane Dickerson (University of Washington):  Stewardship:  The new laboratory utilization buzzword
   Lawrence Weiss (University of California, Irvine):  MultiOmyx:  Multiplexing IHC to infinity and beyond - Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Friday, October 28, 2016: Education, research, and diversity
   Barbara Knollman-Ritschel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences):  Integrated pathology curricula:  Challenges and opportunities
   Amira Gohara & Robert Mrak (University of Toledo):  A core curriculum clinical clerkship in pathology
   Shivayogi Bhushurmath (St. Georges University Grenada): Building clinical details using pathology images to enhance pathology teaching
   Ann Thor (University of Colorado):  Diversity:  Inclusion challenges and opportunities
   Karen Thompson (University of Hawaii): Management education for pathology residents
   Dipen Maru (MD Anderson Cancer Center): Productivity and efficiency of an anatomic pathologist - challenges and opportunities
   Maoxin Wu (Stony Brook University): Strategies for building a successful ultrasound-guided FNA biopsy practice
   Ken Shroyer (Stony Brook University): Rebuilding basic and translational research in an academic pathology department
   Ralph Green (University of California Davis): Experiences of a former chair – sailing Into the sunset

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support!
   American Pathology Foundation (APF)
   Foundation Medicine
   HBP World
   Mass Spectrometry:  Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL)
   NeoGenomics Laboratories 


Presentations are still available from the 2014 meeting:
Jonathan L. Myles, M.D. Richard C. Friedberg, Konald S. Karcher, and John Scott:  Report from CAP
          Proposed Medicare payment changes in 2015

          SGR and CAP legislative priorities for 2015
          New CAP initiatives to meet practice Challenges
Donald S. Karcher, M.D.:  Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents
Kandice Kottke-Marchant, M.D., Ph.D.Cost repositioning - an institutional case study
Robert TessierPerformance-Based Incentives and Effectiveness Preparation for Part A Negotiations
Robert Tessier:  Tips for Department Improvements and Maximizing Revenue
Jason Merker, M.D., Ph.D.:  Clinical genomics
Karen Kaul, M.D., Ph.D.:  The Clinical Laboratory's Role in Cost and Share Transformation
Richard Hegele, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Ph.D.:  Pathology in Canada
Barbara Knollman-Ritschel, M.D.:  National standards in pathology education
John Baci, M.B.A.:  Mentoring in Pathology
Karen Thompson, M.D., and John Baci, M.B.A.:  The American Pathology Foundation

Last Updated: 12/3/16