Dr. Michael Pollanen Elected President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences
Mon, 08 Dec 2014
Prof. Pollanen elected President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences

Diagnostic errors by pathologists are very rare
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
Letter to the Editor re: False cancer result led to six weeks of woe for woman

Sonic Healthcare Limited Selected to Provide $3-Billion in Medical Lab Services
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
Last Friday, Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Edmonton, Alberta, announced that Sonic Healthcare Limited (SHL.AX), of Sydney, Australia, has been selected as the medical laboratory testing provider to serve Edmonton and parts of central and northern Alberta. This agreement is worth $3 billion Canadian over 15 years and is believed to be the world’s biggest clinical laboratory testing contract currently out for bid.

Dr. George Yee (1935-2014)
Wed, 19 Nov 2014
Canadian Association of Pathology Emeritus member Dr. George Yee passed away November 11, 2014, at age 79 from leukemia.

Dr. Alexander Meisels (1926-2014)
Wed, 15 Oct 2014
http://cytology-iac.org/news

Alexander Hugh Pontifex (1927-2013)
Mon, 09 Jun 2014
Dr. Alexander Hugh Pontifex, BSc (1950), MD (1954) First medical director of the British Columbia Cancer Control Agency pathology lymphoma program. Director of regional laboratories in the Fraser Valley. One of the original partners in BC Biomedical Laboratories. "Dr. Pontifex had a long and successful career as a pathologist, retiring at age 70 to enjoy the next 16 years with his wife of 63 years, Margaret, and his extended family of children and grandchildren on Galiano Island." -- BC Medical Journal obituary

Human tissue removed for medical tests is "personal property" of institution, not person it came from: ruling
Thu, 05 Jun 2014
In a precedent-setting decision that could eventually affect everything from stem cell research to billions in pharmaceutical spending, an Ontario court has ruled that excised human tissue is private property and that it belongs not to the person from whom it came but to the institution that holds it. National Post story.

CAP-ACP member Dr. Sylvia Asa inducted as honorary fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
Thu, 01 May 2014
The Pathology Report - Beyond the Microscope at UHN

World-class Edmonton lab model moves a step closer
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
World-class Edmonton lab model moves a step closer

Where is B.C. taking labs?
Sun, 09 Mar 2014
It appears the B.C. Health Ministry is about to embark on a major reorganization of medical laboratories across the province. Enabling legislation has been tabled that gives the minister, in essence, authority to do as he wants. The question is, what does he want? Victoria Times Colonist editorial.

Lawsuit Over Pathology Errors in NB can Proceed as Class-Action
Fri, 28 Feb 2014
CBC News Article

Former Calgary pathologist sues province for $30M
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
Dr. Evan Matshes seeks $30 million for alleged loss of income and reputational damage

Breast cancer test errors prompt probe into Newfoundland lab
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador?s largest health authority has launched an investigation into how a lab misinterpreted the test results of 9 breast-cancer patients. Globe and Mail story.

Now Available on the Canadian Medical Association Website - 2014 Tax Tips for Physicians and Physicians in Training
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
2014 Tax Tips for Physicians and Physicians in Training

Errors found in 9 Newfoundland patients? breast-cancer tests
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Nine patients in Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority had incorrect breast cancer test results, resulting in overly aggressive treatments for them. Globe and Mail story.

Ontario?s successes in pathology reporting have potential to improve practice across Canada
Wed, 29 Jan 2014
As is your pathology, so is your medicine.

Why Public Disclosure of Anatomic Pathology Errors in Canada, But No Similar Events Reported in the United States?
Sat, 25 Jan 2014
Why Public Disclosure of Anatomic Pathology Errors in Canada, But No Similar Events Reported in the United States?