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House of Delegates Meeting

The House of Delegates (HOD) represents the voice of CAP membership. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Spring 2022 meeting. Attendees will be able to connect with leaders to help shape our specialty’s position on key issues. This year’s meeting on Saturday, April 30, 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:

PATHOLOGY’S WORKFORCE & PIPELINE: A REAL-WORLD DISCUSSION
This balanced conversation will focus on how perspectives and experiences are changing when it comes to recruiting and retaining talented pathologists. The group 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.

ADVOCACY UPDATE WITH Q&A
Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, Chair, Council on Government and Professional Affairs, 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.

AI & ETHICS: AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION
The CAP’s Artificial Intelligence Committee’s Ethics Working Group created a guidance document for CAP members as they navigate the complex ethical landscape of Artificial Intelligence. This program includes a brief discussion of the document and targets the high-level ethical considerations that a practicing pathologist might face.

DELEGATION Q&A WITH LEADERSHIP
Learn the latest, ask questions, or raise concerns with leaders from CAP Councils on Scientific Affairs, Education, Accreditation, and Membership and Professional Development.

PAYMENT THREATS: ISSUES….AND ARE THERE ANSWERS?
The CAP’s Economic Affairs Committee chair, Stephen Black-Schaffer, will moderate a panel of experts comprised of CAP member leaders and industry experts with differing perspectives on the most pressing payment threats to pathologists in 2022This discussion will go beyond policy and digs into the day-to-day business of pathology such as managing hospital, laboratory, and/or practice contracts to navigating the impact of hospital and physician practice consolidation.

CAP CANDIDATE FORUM – BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Board of Governors Candidate Forum provides CAP members with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more from pathologists running later this year for positions as CAP leaders.

Our Charge is To Be The Voice of Membership​

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