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Friday, April 29, 2022

6:00 — 7:00 PM (ET)

Welcome Reception Hosted by the House of Delegates

Saturday, April 30, 2022 – House of Delegates Meeting

8:00 — 8:55 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

9:00 — 9:15 AM (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

9:15 — 10:25 AM (ET)

Pathology’s Workforce & Pipeline: A Real-World Discussion

Moderator: Kalisha Hill, MD, MBA, FCAP

Sarah Glogowski, DO
Buu Duong, MD, FCAP
Anne M. Mills, MD, FCAP
Rich Cornell, President, Santé Consulting, LLC

This balanced discussion will explore how current medical, economic and workforce/labor trends are shaping expectations and needs among both pathology job seekers and those hiring and recruiting.

Learning Objectives
1. Fresh insights on factors that are shaping the pathology workforce.
2. Identify what changes, if any, may be needed to improve how we attract and retain talented pathologists.
3. Identify common ground that can foster a health pathologist workforce both short and longer term through discussion of the pathology pipeline and trends in sub specialization and technology.

10:25 — 10:55 AM (ET)

Advocacy Update with Q&A

Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs
This session will provide the latest information on legislative and regulatory policies and CAP advocacy priorities, including late-breaking topics and what we can expect as the Biden administration begins its second year.

10:55 — 11:45 PM (ET)

CAP Candidate Forum – Board of Governors

Moderator: Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

Earle “Smitty” Collum, MD, FCAP
M. E. de Baca, MD, FCAP
Bobbi Pritt, MD, FCAP
Qihui “Jim” Zhai, MD, FCAP *

*Dr. Zhai will participate virtually.

Noon — 1:00 PM (ET)

Luncheon Keynote: Dan Harris

Award-Winning ABC News Anchor and a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author

1:05 — 1:45 PM (ET)

Delegate Q&A with Council Leaders

Council on Accreditation
Richard M. Scanlan, MD, FCAP, Chair
Megha G. Joshi, MD, FCAP, Liaison

Council on Membership and Professional Development
Eric F. Glassy, MD, FCAP, Chair
Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, FCAP, Liaison

Learn the latest, ask questions or raise concerns with leaders from CAP Councils on Accreditation and Membership and Professional Development.

1:45 — 2:55 PM (ET)

Payment Threats: Current Issues…and Are There Answers?

Moderator: W. Stephen Black-Schaffer, MD, FCAP, Chair, Economic Affairs Committee

Theresa S. Emory, MD, FCAP
Jane Pine Wood, Chief Legal Counsel at BioReference Laboratories
Jerry Hussong, MD, MBA, FCAP, CEO at Sonic Healthcare USA
Diana Richard, Senior Director, Pathology and Strategic Development, Anatomic Pathology at XIFIN, Inc.

Identify and address the most pressing payment threats to pathologists. Experts come together with CAP member-experts for a practical discussion that goes beyond policy and digs into the day-to-day business of pathology. Dialog will focus on brass-tacks topics—from managing hospital, laboratory, and/or practice contracts to navigating the impact of hospital and physician practice consolidation.

Learning Objectives
1. First-person perspectives on business and regulatory issues from pathology legal and compliance experts.
2. Practical insights that attendees can apply to improve how they manage tough topics such as out-of-network/surprise billing, scope of practice issues, and local coverage determinations.

2:55 — 3:05 PM (ET)

Afternoon Snack & Beverage Break

3:05 — 4:00 PM (ET)

AI & Ethics: An Interactive Discussion

M. E. de Baca, MD, FCAP
Brian Jackson, MD, FCAP

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The CAP’s Artificial Intelligence Committee’s Ethics Working Group is creating a guidance document for CAP members on ethics related to artificial intelligence (AI). The goal is to clarify the roles and expectations of pathologists as they work both within their organization and with external developers and vendors of AI applications that use pathology data and/or affect pathology practice. This program includes a brief overview of the principles along with practical scenarios for group discussion.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the strategic importance of AI ethics to CAP
2. Describe potential roles and ethical responsibilities of pathologists when pathology-related AI is developed, implemented, and used.
3. Understand perspectives of CAP membership on these issues, as represented by HOD

4:00 — 4:15 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

4:30 — 6:00 PM (ET)

Evening Reception

Location: Grand Foyer

Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Leadership & Communications

8:00 — 8:55 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

9:00 — 9:10 AM (ET)

Opening Remarks

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

9:10 — 10:10 AM (ET)

Fitting a Square Peg Into a Round Hole: How to Make Best Practices Work for YOUR Society

Moderator: Kathryn Knight, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

Kelsey E. McHugh, MD, FCAP
Qihui Jim Zhai, MD, FCAP
Rachel L. Rucker-Schmidt, MD, FCAP

Best practices represent the most efficient course of action and are followed for good reason. Each state has their unique needs, and state pathology societies have unique ways in which they operate, while keeping best practices at the center. Join this panel discussion to connect with and learn from other state pathology society leaders on how they leverage best practices to sustainably run their state pathology society and keep pathologists engaged.

Learning Objectives
1. Explore the different models available for managing societies.
2. Delve into the society programming that engages members.
3. Discuss strategies for securing revenue sources and industry support.
4. Examine how to set goals for strengthening your society.

10:10 — 10:55 AM (ET)

Insights Into Leadership– What it Takes to Succeed at the State Level

Moderator: Evan M. Cadoff, MD, FCAP

Suzanne M. Dintzis, MD, PhD, FCAP
Vaishali M. Pansare, MD, FCAP
Chakshu Gupta, MD, MBA, FCAP

Legislative activity varies significantly from state to state. Legislative sessions, timing, and agendas are often unique, but the core responsibilities for state pathology leaders remain the same. Whether you are a state pathology society officer, member, HOD delegation chair, or state issue advisor, learn from the pros on what they wished they knew when they stepped into leadership.

Learning Objectives
1. Explore the basics in leading state advocacy. What does it take to lead the charge?
2. Discuss who are the key stakeholders in every state. Know why it is important to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
3. Assess the current issues happening at the state level.
4. Review the difference in legislative and regulatory advocacy.

10:55 — 11:10 AM (ET)

Beverage Break

11:10 — 11:55 AM (ET)

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback: Lets Be SMART About It

Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP
Raul S. Gonzalez, MD, FCAP

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Feedback is a key component of learning in any field; however, it can be difficult to share feedback and even more difficult to receive it. There is little training for giving feedback and many teachers fear emotional responses from learners. Receiving feedback can be equally challenging when trying to decide how to react, what advice to take on board, and what may not be useful. Here we will provide tips and tricks on how to be effective when providing and utilizing feedback by focusing on the use and importance of SMART goals. This course will be helpful for anyone who wishes to improve this key communication skill regardless of their career stage.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the different methods to providing effective feedback.
2. Explain how to effectively receive feedback.
3. Explain the importance of SMART goals regarding feedback and how to utilize them.

Noon — 1:00 PM (ET)

Healthcare on the Precipice: The Promise and Perils of Healthcare’s Future

Tom Koulopoulos, Author, Futurist, Visionary, and Leader

1:05 — 2:05 PM (ET)

Workload Distribution in a Pathology Group – I Am Working Harder Than You!

Karim E. Sirgi, MD, MBA, FCAP
Moira P. Larsen, MD, MBA, FCAP

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Perception of fairness in workload distribution in a group of highly motivated, highly educated and highly independent-minded professionals can be one of the most challenging elements of group dynamics and leadership. A perception of unfairness in workload and work hours often leads to intra-group feelings of resentment and is a big contributor to individual and group burnout, staff turnover and dysfunction.

Learning Objectives
1. Delineate various elements of work in a typical pathologist’s day.
2. Review various methods used to evaluate a pathologist’s productivity.
3. Evaluate models of compensation linked to productivity.

2:05 — 2:50 PM (ET)

Ethical Dilemmas in Pathology

Lauren Barrett Smith, MD, FCAP

This course will be a case-based discussion of ethical questions that can arise in anatomic and laboratory medicine including molecular, autopsy, and transfusion medicine.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand basic ethical principles in laboratory medicine.
2. Formulate an approach to resolving ethical dilemmas based on these principles.
3. Practice this approach on cases.
4. Learn to recognize where ethics and pathology intersect.

2:50 — 3:00 PM (ET)

Afternoon Snack & Beverage Break

3:00 — 4:00 PM (ET)

Towards Laboratory Data Democratization and Artificial Intelligence: Underlying Standards and What Pathologists Need to Know

Moderator: M. E. de Baca, MD, FCAP

Matthew G. Hanna, MD, FCAP
Hung Si Luu, MD, FCAP
Alexis Byrne Carter, MD, FCAP

This course will focus on opportunities and risks that pathologists and laboratory directors need to be aware of given the immaturity of emerging technologies such as machine learning, next generation sequencing, digital pathology, and electronic lab data interoperability.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the opportunities and risk associated with emerging technology.
2. Enumerate concrete next steps that organizational leaders should take or support to address risks and take advantage of opportunities.
4. Understand the importance of data standards and how they mitigate risk.

4:00 — 4:15 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

4:30 — 5:30 PM (ET)

Evening Networking Reception

Monday, May 2, 2022 – Advocacy Awareness

8:00 — 8:55 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

9:00 — 9:15 AM (ET)


Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

9:15 — 10:00 AM (ET)

The CAP’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Jonathan Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs

Health care is still a top issue for Congress and the White House. You will hear how the CAP actively engages in the legislative and regulatory process on the critical issues facing pathology and laboratory medicine. Members of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs will discuss the challenges and opportunities in health care policy. During this session, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

10:00 — 10:15 AM (ET)

Beverage Break

10:15 — 11:00 AM (ET)

Policy Review of CAP’s Hill Day Ask

Jonathan Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs
This session is a policy review of the issue that will be used as the legislative ask for Tuesday’s Hill Day. It will give you the necessary background to understand policy issues in preparation to engage with your elected officials.

11:00 — 11:55 AM (ET)

CAP’s Hill Day Ask

Michael Giuliani, CAP, Sr. Director Legislation & Political Action

Attendees will be briefed on the CAP’s legislative “ask” of congress for your virtual Hill Day meetings. During this session, CAP members gain a deeper understanding of the legislative issue we are trying to influence, its impact on pathology, and how to deliver the message. The goal is to encourage your members of Congress to support the CAP’s position.

Noon — 1:00 PM (ET)

The White House’s Efforts in Managing Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Issues

Timothy Manning
Supply Chain Coordinator for COVID-19 Response in the White House

1:05 — 2:05 PM (ET)

Key Issues for Pathologists and Laboratory Medicine during the Public Health Emergency and COVID-19

Timothy Stenzel, MD, PhD
Directs the FDA’s Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR)

2:05 — 2:35 PM (ET)

Hill Day Logistics with Advocacy Associates

Lincoln Clapper, Chief Sales Officer, Advocacy Associates
A representative from Advocacy Associates, the CAP’s meeting scheduling firm, will walk participants through the features of their mobile tool and show you how to access Hill Day schedules as well as other logistical details.

2:35 — 2:50 PM (ET)

Afternoon Snack & Beverage Break

2:50 — 3:50 PM (ET)

Bringing It All Together: Practice Your Hill Day Message

David Gang, MD, FCAP, Chair, Federal and State Affairs Committee
Many of you will be attending Hill Day meetings with your colleagues. This session allows you to connect with others from your state, introduce yourselves, and take assignments in preparation for your meetings. You should decide who will do introductions, who will present the legislative ask, who will handle the questions, who will be responsible for follow-up communication, and who will close the meeting.

3:50 — 4:00 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Jonathan Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs

4:30 — 5:30 PM (ET)

Evening Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Hill Day

7:00 — 9:00 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

As Scheduled

Hill Day Visits (Virtual)