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House of Delegates Special Event

Friday, April 30, 2021 
6:30 – 8:00 PM (CT)

Join the HOD for a special event: The CAP Board of Governors (BOG) Candidate Forum. Livestreamed, with audience Q&A, this is your chance to get to know the candidates running this year for the CAP BOG. 

Networking Receptions

The Pathologists Leadership Summit is an opportunity to make connections that matter even in a virtual world. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (CT)

Networking Reception Hosted by the House of Delegates
Join us and take your social networking to new levels as you connect with colleagues and HOD members in this highly interactive, virtual format. 

Monday, May 3, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM (CT)

Networking Event
Relax, engage, and have some fun as you meet CAP colleagues from coast to coast in our virtual networking lounge.  All members are welcome to attend. 

Keynote Speakers

Saturday, May 1, 2021
America’s Challenges
Karl Rove, Political Strategist and Former Presidential Advisor to President George W. Bush

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.

Mr. Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Mr. Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Mr. Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on the Fox News Channel, and is the author of the New York Times best seller, Courage and Consequence.  His latest book is The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters.

A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.    

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Leadership, from the Board Room to the Oval Office
Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, scholar of leadership and bestselling author of 10 books—most recently the acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Presidents of War. The New York Times Book Review calls Presidents of War “a superb and important book, superbly rendered.” The Financial Times says that the book “looks at leadership from every angle” and calls it “epic” and “magisterial.” The historian Ron Chernow calls the book “monumental and profoundly important.”

Mr. Beschloss appears regularly on television as the NBC News Presidential Historian and contributor to the PBS NewsHour. He has also been a contributing columnist to the New York Times. He has won an Emmy for his television work and received six honorary degrees and numerous other awards.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Beschloss is an alumnus of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Williams College, where he studied under James MacGregor Burns, author of what remains the classic book on leadership. At the Harvard Business School, Mr. Beschloss studied leadership in both the private and public sectors. He has served as an historian at the Smithsonian, a scholar at the University of Oxford, and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation.

Monday, May 3, 2021
A Look at a Changing America 
Peter D. Hart and Bill McInturff, National Political Pollsters

Peter D. Hart
Leading public opinion expert and NBC and Wall Street Journal pollster Peter Hart’s work has been key in determining the future for some of the most influential corporations and politicians in the country. One of the top analysts in the United States, he is a leading shaper of national trends and political messages. The National Journal named Hart one of its 150 national leaders who shape federal government policy, lauding him as “probably the foremost Washington pollster for the Democratic Party and its centrist candidates.”

Mr. Hart takes a fun, interactive look at the latest polling data, sharing nonpartisan insights with audiences about the key changes, trends, demographic information, and top issues they need to know. Our nation is in a period of rapid-fire changes, and Mr. Hart has the ability to put it all in context, determining which numbers matter (and which don’t) and how it will play out on the national stage. His is an entertaining and eye-opening look at polling, politics, and public policy.

Acclaimed Expertise. Sometimes called the dean of this generation of pollsters, he has covered election night news for either NBC or CBS since 1964. In 2002, Hart was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Campaign Consulting by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).

Bill McInturff
Bill McInturff is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm. Since its founding in 1991, the firm has completed more than 7 million interviews with voters and consumers in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries and conducted more than 3,500 focus groups. Called by The New York Times, “the leading Republican polling company,” Public Opinion Strategies currently represents 13 U.S. Senators, five governors, and over 68 Members of Congress.

Much of his work has been devoted to what he describes as “combat message development,” not simply monitoring public opinion, but developing messages to defend and promote client interests on complex public policy issues. Mr. McInturff has conducted groundbreaking research on Medicare reform, creating Social Security private retirement accounts, juvenile justice reform, genetic testing, school choice, tort reform, health care policy, and a host of other policy issues.

The focus of much of Mr. McInturff’s work has been health care, having completed more than 500 focus groups and more than 200 national surveys on this topic alone.

Mr. McInturff is a frequently quoted source on the topic of American politics. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and is frequently quoted in a variety of national news magazines and major newspapers.

Mr. McInturff lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and children, where he watches a lot of movies and is looking forward to returning to being a youth baseball coach.

Hill Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CT)

Take advantage of an amazing opportunity and participate in our annual Hill Day event. Held virtually this year, you will meet with your representatives or senators in Congress and educate them on the health care issues impacting pathology. Participating in virtual Hill Day visits is the single best way to advocate on behalf of your profession. Meeting with your members of Congress will help you develop a relationship with their offices and establish yourself as a resource on health care issues.

PathPAC Reception with Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-08)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM (CT)

PathPAC is hosting a Zoom reception with Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon from Indiana, who sits on the powerful Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce. In 2020, he introduced H.R. 8702, Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020, which helped decrease the 2021 pathology Medicare cuts from -9% to -2.25%. Since coming to Congress, Rep. Bucshon has been a champion for advancing patient-centered health care reforms that will give patients and their doctors the freedom to make their own health care decisions. The Congressman will be providing a physician’s overview of Congress’s health care priorities for 2021.

To participate in this event, a $50 contribution to PathPAC is required, $25 for residents. Note, you will need to log in to make your contribution and you will receive the Zoom information via the email the day before the event.