2016 West, Midwest & Canada
Regional APC/PDAS Meeting

Maui, Hawaii, October 25-28, 2016

The meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.  Marvelous, magical, magnificent Maui is known for its spectacular mountains, valleys, and waterfalls; as well as its oceans, beaches, snorkeling, and whale-watching.

Meeting Registration:  The registration fee for this year's meeting is $300.  This includes 12 unites of CME credit.  Please make checks payable to the Hawaii Society of Pathologists and mail them to:

Dr. Alan Schiller, Chairman of Pathology
Room 411 M.E.B.
John A Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI  96813

Please include your name, position, institution, email address, and telephone number.

Hotel Reservations:  A special hotel rate of $229/night applies for the entire week if you wish to extend your stay.  Advance hotel reservations can be made at this special conference rate by clicking here.


Tentative agenda:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Welcome dinner reception

Wednesday, October 26, 2016: What's on the horizon for regulation and reimbursement
   Jonathan Myles (Cleveland Clinic):  Introduction
   Richard Friedberg (Baystate Medical Center & President, CAP):  Overview of Current CAP Initiatives
   John Scott (CAP, VP of Advocacy):  Legislative issues, particularly in regard to the LCD Process
   Donald Karcher (George Washington University): How to position your practice for value in the new value based reimbursement models
   Kandice Marchant (Cleveland Clinic):  CLIA Challenges in Laboratory Consolidation

Thursday. October 27, 2016: New directions in the clinical laboratory
   Jason Merker (Stanford University):  Clinical Genomics at Stanford University
   Ed Ashwood (University of Colorado):  Direct Consumer Testing
   Robert Tessier (HBP):  Optimizing Pathology Billing
   Dave Herald (University of California, San Diego):  Mass Spectroscopy in Pathology
   Jeff Ross (Albany Medical College):  Partnerships Between Academic Pathology and Biotech/Biopharm
   Jane Dickerson (University of Washington):  Managing Clinical Laboratory Test Utilization
   Lawrence Weiss (University of California, Irvine):  MultiOmyx:  Multiplexing IHC to Infinity and Beyond

Friday, October 28, 2016: Education, research, and diversity
   Ann Thor (University of Colorado):  Diversity Issues in Pathology
   Barbara Knollman-Ritschel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences):  Update on Education in Pathology
   Amira Gohara (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
   Karen Thompson (University of Hawaii): The Role of the APF in Resident Education
   Dipen Maru (MD Anderson Cancer Center): Efficiency and Productivity of an AP Pathologist in the Clinical Care Setting – Challenges and Opportunities
   Maoxin Wu (Stony Brook University): Strategies for Building on Successful Ultrasound-Guided FNS 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


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: 8/2/16