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2023 Meeting Agenda

Agenda

Friday, April 14, 2023

6:00 — 7:00 PM (ET)

Welcome Reception Hosted by the House of Delegates

IN-PERSON ONLY

Saturday, April 15, 2023 – House of Delegates Meeting

8:00 — 8:55 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

IN-PERSON ONLY

9:00 — 9:05 AM (ET)

Welcome from Delegation Chair

9:05 — 9:15 AM (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 — 10:25 AM (ET)

Payment Cuts: Conquering the Challenge

Moderator: William H. Yong, MD, FCAP

A diverse panel of economic affairs experts shares insights and ideas toward our shared goal that pathologists be paid fairly, consistently, and efficiently, regardless of where they practice. The format is decidedly interactive, with ample time for member input and knowledge sharing.

10:35 — 11:05 AM (ET)

CAP Candidate Forum – President Elect

Moderator: Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

Candidates:
Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP
Qihui Jim Zhai, MD, FCAP

Meet the members running this summer to serve as the CAP’s next President-Elect. The candidates will take your questions directly in this moderated yet open format.

11:05 — 11:45 AM (ET)

Delegate Townhall

Moderator: Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

Take advantage of this “open mic” time to share relevant and timely pathology-related topics of discussion that may emerge as important priorities in your state and region. Activating the House to address member needs starts here.

Noon — 1:00 PM (ET)

Legislative Luncheon Speaker Sponsored by PathPAC

Introduction: Kalisha A. Hill, MD, MBA, FCAP

1:10 — 1:50 PM (ET)

CAP Candidate Forum – Board of Governors

Moderator: Marilyn, M. Bui, MD, PhD, FCAP

Candidates:
Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP
Kalisha A. Hill, MD, MBA, FCAP
Bradley S. Karon, MD, PhD, FCAP
A. Joe Saad, MD, FCAP

Get to know the candidates running for the CAP Board of Governors. It’s every member’s opportunity to ask questions and learn more so that we cast informed votes for CAP leadership.

1:50 — 2:20 PM (ET)

Advocacy Update with Q&A

Moderator: Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs

Learn the latest information on legislative and regulatory policies and CAP advocacy priorities, including late-breaking topics and what we can expect as a new Congress gets underway.

2:35 — 3:45 PM (ET)

Pathology “Side Gigs”: Making the Most of Your Pathology Expertise

Moderator: Adam L. Booth, MD, FCAP

In small groups both virtually and in person, attendees will share first-person experience guided by subject matter experts who’ve supplemented earnings through six select “gigs”:

  • Ad Hoc CLIA Lab Director
  • Expert Witness
  • Industry Consultation
  • Locum Tenens
  • Faculty/Invited Speakerships
  • Patents & Inventions

3:45 — 4:00 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, Speaker, House of Delegates

4:15 — 5:45 PM (ET)

Evening Reception

IN-PERSON ONLY

Sunday, April 16, 2023 – Leadership & Communications

8:00 — 8:55 AM (ET)

Demystifying Hill Day – Breakfast Course

IN-PERSON ONLY

Michael Giuliani, Senior Director, Legislation and Political
Lauren DePutter Director, Political Programs

Whether this is your first time or you need a refresh for participating in Hill Day, we want to ensure that you are comfortable with the experience and have the information you need.

9:00 — 9:05 AM (ET)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

9:05 — 9:50 AM (ET)

AI and Readiness: Present and Future Implications for AI Growth on the Field of Pathology

Peter McCaffery, MD
M.E. (Doc) de Baca, MD, FCAP

This course will cover the impact of AI on the practice of pathology including–as a central feature–the results of a recent survey distributed by the CAP to better understand readiness, knowledge, and sentiment of pathologists toward the use and governance of AI. In this talk we will discuss where the survey indicates that we are as a field and what new challenges and responsibilities AI will introduce into the field.

9:50 — 10:50 AM (ET)

Stop the Spread: Exercising Citizenship and Embracing Discomfort to Cure a Toxic Group

Karim E. Sirgi, MD, MBA, FCAP
Jeff Christinson, CEO

Every practice has an implicit or explicit set of citizenship criteria that are critical to that practice’s success and internal harmony. The speakers will share the best citizenship practices observed during decades of leadership in various settings through the dual lenses of practice management and medical practice leadership.

11:00 — Noon (ET)

Finding Your Place in Organized Medicine

 

The AMA, CAP, and state pathology and medical societies promote pathologists’ interests and well-being by working within interprofessional domains to protect the medical practice and advocate for physicians. Additionally, many professional organizations advocate for patients by taking a vested interest in the socioeconomic factors that affect patient care. Learn how your state pathology society’s relationship within this ecosystem is critical to your bottom line as a pathologist.

Noon — 1:05 PM (ET)

Keynote Luncheon Speaker Sponsored by PathPAC

1:10 — 2:10 PM (ET)

Multimedia Communication for Pathologists: Tools and Tips

Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, MD, FCAP
Evelyn L. Lockhart MD, MscBMC, FCAP

Pathologists need strong communication skills to take care of patients, teach, and advocate. We know that a picture really IS worth a thousand words- but verbal, auditory, and social communication are key to getting our message across. In this course, we will discuss how pathologists can best use visuals and other media to communicate effectively. This course will provide practical tips on creating and working with images: from the basics of file formats, to designing for audience insight, to sharing visual and auditory content. This lecture will highlight concepts in multimedia communication for pathologists and pathologists-in-training that will be applicable in any practice setting.

2:10 — 3:10 PM (ET)

Doing More with Less  Human Factors Engineering in Pathology

Moira P. Larsen, MD, MBA, FCAP
Ethan P. Larsen, PhD

PREPARE FOR THIS COURSE WITH A CAPCAST

This course is designed to demonstrate the value of Human Factors Engineering (HF) in assessing pathology and laboratory practice and how applying these methods can improve quality and streamline processes to increase efficiency, despite resource limitations. Human Factors Engineering has become more prominent in medicine and hospital practice, with some organizations hiring HF engineers to assist in quality and process improvement departments. There is wider recognition that valuable process improvement tools exist beyond LEAN and Six Sigma. The speakers will present Human Factors as one of those alternative process improvement frameworks and provide real-world examples of its use within the laboratory. They will invite active participation from the audience to illustrate applications and brainstorm solutions using a Human Factors framework. This course will help participants broaden their understanding of process improvement and allow us to do more with less.

3:20 — 4:20 PM (ET)

Pathologists Burnout – Our Story, Our Solutions

Marisa C. Saint Martin, MD, ACC, FCAP
Michael B. Cohen, MD, FCAP

Balancing the rigors of a tough work schedule, family obligations, other aspects of a career, and life events can be challenging. Depleted internal resources can have both short and long- term impacts on the individual pathologist and the team’s efficiency and performance. On the flip side, wellness and resiliency can be taught and incorporated into everyday activities. This session analyzes pathologists’ burnout data and focuses on introducing strategies that may be implemented to fight off burnout and its sequelae, promoting engagement and finding a sense of joy and appreciation at work.

4:20 — 4:30 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

4:45 — 6:00 PM (ET)

Evening Networking Reception

IN-PERSON ONLY

Monday, April 17, 2023 – Advocacy Awareness

8:00 — 9:00 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

IN-PERSON ONLY

9:00 — 9:15 AM (ET)

Welcome

Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, CAP President

9:15 — 10:15 AM (ET)

The CAP’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Speaker: Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP

Moderator: Joe Saad, MD, FCAP

Panelists:
Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP
Ronald W. McLawhon, MD, PhD, FCAP
Matthew R. Foster, MD, MMM, FCAP

Join the discussion to hear how the CAP actively engages in the legislative and regulatory arenas on the critical issues facing pathology and laboratory medicine. The CAP’s advocacy leaders will review the challenges and opportunities being worked on by the council and its committees. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

11:00 — Noon (ET)

The Impact of Payment Policy on Pathology

Speaker: Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP

Moderator: Joe Saad, MD, FCAP

Panelists:
Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP
Ronald W. McLawhon, MD, PhD, FCAP
Matthew R. Foster, MD, MMM, FCAP

Pathology faces payment challenges from public and private insurance payers. This session will focus on the public payment issues causing Medicare cuts to pathologists.

Noon — 1:00 PM (ET)

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

1:00 — 2:00 PM (ET)

The CAP’s Hill Day Ask’s – Mitigate the Impact of the Evaluation and Management Changes on Pathology

Speaker: Darren Fenwick

Moderator: Joe Saad, MD, FCAP

Panelists:
Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP
Matthew R. Foster, MD, MMM, FCAP
Mary D. Le, MD, FCAP

Participants will be briefed on the CAP’s legislative “ask” for congressional Hill Day visits to mitigate the impact of the evaluation and management changes on payment to pathologists. During this session, CAP members gain a deeper understanding of the legislative issue we are trying to influence and its impact on pathology.

2:00 — 2:30 PM (ET)

Hill Day Logistics

Mary D. Le, MD, FCAP
Advocacy Associates, the CAP’s meeting scheduling firm, will walk participants through the features of the mobile tool and show attendees how to access Hill Day schedules and other logistical details.

2:45 — 3:45 PM (ET)

Hill Day Practice with Your Colleagues

Matthew R. Foster, MD, MMM, FCAP
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.

3:45 — 4:00 PM (ET)

Closing Remarks

Matthew R. Foster, MD, MMM, FCAP

4:30 — 5:30 PM (ET)

Evening Networking Reception

IN-PERSON ONLY

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 – Hill Day

7:00 — 8:00 AM (ET)

Networking Breakfast

IN-PERSON ONLY

9:00 AM — 4:00 PM (ET)

Hill Day Visits

IN-PERSON ONLY