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  • 10/19/2017 2:25 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Classifying central nervous system tumors has recently become both more complex and easier. Surgical pathologists now have guidance that helps them work through the whys, hows, and what-ifs of using molecular studies when making diagnoses. The 2016 WHO classification for CNS tumors, which has been described as a conceptual and practical advance over the previous incarnation, from 2007, should also help them move closer to precision medicine.

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  • 10/12/2017 11:02 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)
    Dr. R. Bruce Williams Inaugurated As President of the College of American Pathologists

    Contact: Thomas J. McFeeley
    Phone: 800-323-4040 ext. 7472
    E-mail: MEDIA@CAP.ORG

    Driving Member Value, Improving Patient Care Among Williams's Top Priorities

    Northfield, IL—R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, has been inaugurated as the 35th president in a ceremony at the College of American Pathologists' (CAP) annual meeting near Washington, DC. Dr. Williams has been a CAP member for 40 years, holding leadership roles in the organization for the last 25 years. He has served on the Board of Governors since 2009 and, most recently, as its president-elect since 2015.

    The CAP, founded in 1946, is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs.

    "As president, I plan to grow the value of the organization for our members beyond what we have built together over the last 70 years," Williams said in his inaugural remarks. "We fight for our patients and profession on Capitol Hill, we develop guidelines and protocols to improve patient care, and we ensure the highest level of laboratory quality and excellence worldwide through our accreditation inspections. What we built all those years ago, we will continue to improve upon over the next two years."

    Dr. Williams has served the CAP on numerous committees, commissions, and councils, including chair and/or vice chair of the Council on Accreditation, Council on Membership and Professional Development, and Council on Scientific Affairs.

    Dr. Williams is a founding member and laboratory director of The Delta Pathology Group, LLC, and is in full-time practice of anatomic and clinical pathology in Lafayette, LA. The Delta Pathology Group began in 1990 with the merger of several practices in Shreveport, LA, and since has grown into a statewide group of more than 40 pathologists. Dr. Williams serves on the executive committee as practice manager of the mid-Louisiana region of Delta Pathology.

    A graduate of Vanderbilt University (BA, 1971) and Vanderbilt University Medical School (MD, 1975), Dr. Williams completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Vanderbilt and Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSUMC)-Shreveport pathology departments. He is associate clinical professor of pathology at LSUMC-Shreveport. Dr. Williams has been active in organized medicine, serving as president of the Shreveport Medical Society and the Louisiana State Medical Society and serving on the Louisiana delegation to the American Medical Association.

    Dr. Williams and his wife, Susan Williams, MD, currently reside in Lafayette. They have two sons, a daughter and son-in-law, and six grandchildren.

    About the College of American Pathologists

    As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, READ THE CAP ANNUAL REPORT at CAP.ORG


  • 10/09/2017 11:35 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    View all white papers by clicking here 

    Laboratory Leadership in a Time of Change


    This paper examines some of the accepted truths about leadership characteristics, shares anecdotal laboratory leadership scenarios, and discusses the importance of change management, and maintaining an organization-wide culture of innovation and openness to change. 

    Extending the Laboratory's Reach  to Meet Healthcare's New Paradigm

    With healthcare organizations shifting to value-based alternative payment models, and the need to measure patient outcomes, this white paper will introduce terms and concepts used by other departments, such as IT and finance, that can benefit laboratory professionals in cross-departmental collaborative analytics projects.

    Total Cost of Ownership for a Laboratory Information System

    This white paper is a great resource for any laboratory that is researching their next big purchase decision or trying to understand total costs throughout the system lifecycle. 


  • 09/16/2017 2:13 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Make plans to join WSP this fall!

    CAP President, Dr. R Bruce Williams, will speak on Triple Aim & Public Health: The Role Of The Pathologist and provide a CAP Legislative Update, at the 2017 WSP Conference taking place November 3-4, 2017 in Madison, WI

    To view more conference information and to register, click here


  • 09/16/2017 2:12 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)


    • This award recognizes leadership to the Society for leadership, service and advocacy.
    • The board of directors will review nominations for the award and select the award winner.
    • The award winner is announced at the Annual Meeting.

    View more on Raymond C. Zastrow, MD, 1930–2016, here

     



    Nominations are being accepted August 18 - October 20th. Please submit your nomination through the link below.

    Nomination link


  • 09/11/2017 8:50 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Doctor Day 2018 has been set for Tuesday, January 30.  The event will again be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison and is hosted by over 20 medical societies.

    The event provides physicians an opportunity to meet with their legislators, and have input on important health care issues. The day will conclude with a reception in downtown Madison.

    Registration is available online (link).


  • 08/23/2017 10:46 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    The 2017 WSP Annual Meeting will feature a number of continuing education sessions, networking opportunities, vendors and more!

    "HEMATOPATHOLOGY FOR THE GENERAL PATHOLOGIST"

    November 3-4, 2017
    The Fluno Center
    Madison, WI

    View the Conference Brochure and register today (link).

    Hear from the CAP President-Elect at the November 3rd reception! Dr. R. Bruce Williams will be joining us just a month after he takes on his new role of CAP President.


  • 07/20/2017 11:32 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is again offering the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. GRIPE is a national/international organization of institutions, interest groups, and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of pathology education in allopathic and osteopathic medical, nursing, dental and allied health schools.

    The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 25-27, 2018. Further details of the meeting can be found online at www.gripemeeting.org.

    Please encourage any of your residents who are interested in Pathology medical education to apply before October 31, 2017.

    Download the application here.

    E-mail the completed form along with the resident’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching along with a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences to Danielle Inscoe at danielle@gripeadmin.org. You may also fax your completed forms to 304-523-9701.

    The resident will also be asked to prepare a poster on a topic of his/her choice and give a 10-minute presentation summarizing the poster at the 2018 meeting. The scholarship will be awarded by December 15, 2017 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

    Thank you,
    GRIPE Admin Team


  • 07/17/2017 4:48 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Doctor Day 2018 has been set for Tuesday, January 30.  The event will again be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison and is hosted by over 20 medical societies.

    The event provides physicians an opportunity to meet with their legislators, and have input on important health care issues. The day will conclude with a reception in downtown Madison.

    Registration is available online (link).


  • 07/10/2017 9:20 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    July 6, Wisconsin Health News"I would call it 5 percent justice instead of 100 percent justice," he said. 

    An appeals court struck down a state law Wednesday capping the amount of money that injured patients can receive for some malpractice claims.

    The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled that a state law capping awards for noneconomic damages at $750,000 was unconstitutional. Noneconomic damages are intended to compensate for pain and suffering.

    Judge Joan Kessler, who penned the majority opinion, wrote that the law imposes "an unfair and illogical burden only on catastrophically injured patients, thus denying them the equal protection of the laws."

    The case involves Ascaris Mayo, who lost her limbs after she wasn't notified she had an infection after visiting a Milwaukee-area emergency room in May 2011. Mayo and her husband sued, and a jury awarded them $16.5 million for noneconomic damages. 

    The state's Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, which is funded by hospitals and doctors and covers large medical malpractice claims, moved to reduce that amount to the $750,000 limit. The Mayos challenged that.

    Hospitals and doctors in the state were concerned about the Wednesday's ruling. Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Eric Borgerding expects the state's Supreme Court to review the decision. 

    "We believe the court will uphold the well-supported and bipartisan public policy balance set by the Legislature to help ensure accessible healthcare in Wisconsin," he said in a statement.

    A spokeswoman for the Office of Commissioner of Insurance, which provides administrative staff to the 13-member board, didn't respond to a request for comment on whether the state would appeal the decision.

    Dr. Noel Deep, Wisconsin Medical Society president, said the decision"endangers the long-term solvency of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund and its ability to adequately compensate patients." He warned that it could incentivize "attorneys to file questionable cases in hopes of astronomical jury awards seen in other states without caps."

    Dan Rottier, an attorney for the Mayos, called the society's claim regarding fund's solvency "ridiculous." The fund reported a net position of $879 million as of June 2016, according to an annual report.

    Rottier said that pursuing such cases are difficult because "they're extremely expensive...these cases are not taken lightly.

    Rottier said the court's decision has "implications for a few cases every year where there's horrendous injuries...it's those cases where the inequity is the most severe." He noted that applying a cap in this case would have reduced the jury award by more than 95 percent.

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