The Canadian Association of Pathologists (Association canadienne des pathologistes), a voluntary professional organization, advances the interests of our profession and promotes high quality standards for patient care by providing national leadership and promoting excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine practice, education and research.
The CAP-ACP was founded in 1949 and has in the years since then played a role in promoting pathology to the national and international health care communities and to Canadian society.
Notes on the History of the Canadian Association of Pathologists Association canadienne des pathologistes
- Read more about the history of the CAP-ACP in this Canadian Journal of Pathology article by members of the CAP-ACP Medical Humanities in Pathology SIG
The CAP-ACP publishes a peer-reviewed Journal, grants Awards and organizes an Annual Meeting, an annual certification examination review course and other Continuing Professional Development opportunities for its members.
The CAP-ACP officially represents the Canadian pathologist community to these organizations:
- Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- International Academy of Pathology (IAP)
- World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM)
- International Liaison Committee of Presidents (ILCP)
The CAP-ACP works closely with other groups related to laboratory medicine:
- Canadian Chairs of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (CCPLM)
- Canadian Society for Cytopathology (CSC)
- Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry (CSCC)
- Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists (CAMB)
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
- Canadian Alliance of Laboratory Medicine (CALM)
- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
- Canadian Leadership Council on Laboratory Medicine
- Intersociety Council for Pathology Information, Inc.
- last updated January 2013 -