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The House of Delegates (HOD) is the voice of the membership. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend and connect with leaders to help shape their specialty’s position on key issues. Our Spring meeting will tackle tough topics including strengthening the specialty at state and local levels, gaining insights on our advocacy activities, participating in the Candidate Forum for Board of Governors, and understanding the critical topics impacting CAP members. Key discussion topics will include:

Strategic Overview and Candidates Forum- Growing your influence begins with the popular Candidate Forum. Attendees engage directly with members running for CAP Officer, Board of Governors, and President-elect positions, via a live Q&A debate.  Attendees will learn key differences between candidates to cast informed votes for CAP leadership in 2021.

Advocacy Update- Anchored by Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, HOD members will learn the latest activities shaping the CAP’s Advocacy agenda, which helps ensure that legislative and regulatory priorities protect patients, pathologists, and laboratories.

Keynote Speaker (Sponsored by PathPac)- Karl Rove, former Presidential Advisor to President George W. Bush.

Interactive Panel Discussions- Guided by HOD member feedback on topics and trends challenging pathologists, the House will host two interactive panel discussions that bring subject matter experts to the dais. Attendees will gain insights, have time for active questions and answers, and leave informed and confident they can lead discussions in their home institutions. Findings from these discussions often inform CAP resource development decisions—proof positive that the HOD serves as the voice of member pathologists. 

Leadership Panel Discussion- House members connect directly with CAP leaders, including the President and CEO, for open dialogue on issues shaping the specialty and the CAP. 

Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP, Speaker of the CAP House of Delegates on why members should come to the House of Delegates meeting and the importance of being a participatory member.