2014 West, Midwest & Canada
Regional APC/PDAS Meeting in Hawaii!
October 21-24, 2014
We are excited and very pleased to announce that the next APC/PDAs West, Midwest
& Canada meeting will take place October 21-24, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort
and Spa, Kaua'i Hawai'i!
All Chairs and PDAs are invited! The hotel has given us, for the entire week, substantially reduced room rates (approx. $240/night). There are nonstop flights to the spectacular island of Kaua'i from most West Coast cities.
Please make your reservations now to take advantage of this wonderful resort package. Hotel reservations may be made using the Passkey https://resweb.passkey.com/go/hawaii2014. Additional information about this fabulous resort can be found here and here. There is no separate meeting registration at present, as we are lining up sponsors and hope to offer the meeting without a registration fee.
We are now organizing a stimulating and timely program:
PRELIMINARY AND TENTATIVE PROGRAM:
The Affordable Care Act and Pathology
Jonathan Myles, Cleveland Clinic
Kandice Marchant, Cleveland Clinic
John Scott, Vice President, Advocacy, College of American Pathologists
Adding Performance-based Incentives to Part A Support
Robert Tessier, HBP Services, Inc
Report from the College of American Pathologists - what is going on in Washington DC?
Richard Friedberg, Bay State Health
The Clinical Laboratory's Role in Cost and Share Transformation (including systems, outreach, and IT tools)
Karen Kaul, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Pathology in Canada
Richard Hegele, University of Toronto
Education and Curriculum
Barbara Knollman-Ritschel, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Mentoring in Pathology
John Baci, Boston Children's Hospital
Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER)
Don Karcher, George Washington University
The American Pathology Foundation
Karen Thompson, University of Hawaii
Further topics and sessions 'under construction'
Preparing residents for private practice
Role of medical examiners in academic pathology
Fostering and supporting research activities in academic pathology
Funding the academic mission
Other challenges on the horizon
Surprise guest and talk
Free-for-all final discussion
Kauai attractions include the fabulous Waimea Canyon (the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific") and the Napali Coasst (accessible only by foot, sea, or helicopter), as well as fabulous beaches, bays, towns, rivers, waterfalls, and more.
We look forward to having as many Chairs and their representatives as possible
joining us in one of the planet's most beautiful sites!
Bob Mrak & Alan Schiller