PATHOLOGISTS' ASSISTANTS SECTION

Pathologists' Assistants Section Workspace

Application Form

(for the PA Section Workspace only)

Please send all documents electronically to Chris Horn (PA Membership Committee Chair) at: christopher.horn@cls.ab.ca .

Deadline to apply: July 2016 (see Application Form for more details).

* All current members must re-apply using this form by the 2016 AGM to have continued membership to the CAP-ACP PA Section.

PATHOLOGISTS' ASSISTANTS CONFERENCE 2015

The PA Section Conference next year will be held at the Westin Montréal Hotel, Montreal, QC during the joint meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC), June 20 to June 24 2015. The PA Section Conference dates and registration instructions will be posted as the event approaches. Please make every attempt to join us next year as we will be having important discussions re: certification.

ABOUT THE SECTION

Year Created: 2006

Executive Committee

Chair: Danielle Lee 
Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Vernon, BC
Email: pathgal@gmail.com

Vice-chair: Elaine Murch
Secretary: Sarah James
Treasurer: Sanowar Hossain
Past Chair: Lance Fuczek

Objectives/Mission:
The Section of Pathologists' Assistants within the Canadian Association of Pathologists is dedicated to establishing standards of professional ethics, education, and key competencies leading to national certification of Pathologists' Assistants. We promote and support excellent standards of practice, to ensure the highest quality of patient care in anatomic pathology.


 Core Compentencies - Download PDF Version


Governance:
In accordance with: NEW PA Section Bylaws Amended 2014

Letters from Executive:

Structure:

Examination Committee
Chair: Lance Fuczek
Grace General Hospital
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Email: fuczek@cc.umanitoba.ca

Membership Committee:
Chair: Chris Horn 
Calgary Laboratory Services
Calgary, AB
Email: christopher.horn@cls.ab.ca
Function: The Membership Committee is responsible to: itemize core competencies for pathologists' assistants, propose a plan to "grandfather" current practicing pathologists' assistants, develop a set of criteria for membership and to increase recruitment of currently practicing pathologists' assistants.

Continuing Education Committee:
Co-Chair: Martin Grealish
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
Email:margrealish@hotmail.com
Co-Chair: Sarah James
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
Email: sarah.james@uhn.on.ca
Function: The Education Committee is responsible to look into continuing education requirements for section members, to obtain information on existing and developing PA programs in Canada and to make the arrangements for the annual general meeting conference.

Website Committee:
Chair: Alan Wolff
Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, ON
Email: awolff@lakeridgehealth.on.ca
Function: Author and adapt content for the CAP PA Section Website.

 

 PAST PROJECTS / INITIATIVES

 

MEMBERSHIP EXAM RESOURCE LIST:

Abstracts:
Lee, Danielle - PA Certification Poster

Swift, JL - Formalin Fixation: Fact or Folklore

 

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