Year Created: 2009
The Section of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance held its inaugural meeting on 12 July 2010, at the CAP-ACP Annual Meeting in Montreal, QC.

Chair: Dr. Catherine Ross (Hamilton, ON)
Vice Chair: Dr. Monalisa Sur (Hamilton, ON)
Past Chair: Dr. Laurette Geldenhuys (Halifax, NS)
Secretary: Dr. Virginia Walley (Toronto, ON)
Dr. Bernard Têtu (Quebec City, QC)
Dr. Raymond Maung (Kamloops, BC)
CAP-ACP President, Ex-Officio: Dr. Martin Trotter (Calgary, AB)

Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives and Bylaws

Members shall be members or associates in good standing of the CAP-ACP, who have an interest in patient safety and quality assurance as they relate to Pathology.
The Section includes:



2015 Quality Symposium

2014 Quality Symposium

  • The Implementation of Medical Revalidation in the UK - How Histopathologists Do It - Peter N. Furness
  • Interpretive Quality Assurance in Pathology: Where Are We Going In Canada? - John Srigley and Gunita Mitera

2013 Quality Symposium

  • Interpretive Diagnostic Accuracy and Error - Raouf E. Nakhleh and E. Douglas Bell

2012 Quality Symposium 

  • Quality Management in anatomic Pathology: Case Studies, Analysis and Outcomes - Beverley A. Carter and Stephen Raab

2011 Quality Symposium

  • Errors in Cancer diagnosis Involving Pathologists: Is It all About Slide Reading Skills? - Hardeep Singh
  • Organizational Culture for Patient Safety - Ron Westrum
  • Reporting and Responding to Adverse Events Triggered by Errors in the Clinical Laboratory - E. Douglas Bell

2010  Quality Symposium

  • Error Reduction and Prevention ini Surgical Pathology - Raouf Nakhleh
  • The Role of Histopathology EQA Schemes in Revalidation / Recertification - Raymond McMahon
  • Change in Management of Medicine - Jared Schwartz
  • Future of Cytopathology - Mark Stoler

2010 Quality Summit

  • The US Approach to Quality Assurance in Surgical Pathology - Raouf Nakhleh
  • An Overview of UK EQA Histopathology Schemes - Raymond McMahon
  • Laboratory Quality Indicators: Results of a National Survey of CAP Members, June 2010 - Diponkar Banerjee
  • Global Plan of Quality-Assurance in Anatomic Pathology in Québec - Bernard Têtu
  • QA: The View from the East: Professional Interpretaion and its Quality Management - an Ontario Perspective - Terence Colgan


Documents Developed:


Other QA Resources:


Other Resources:

Upcoming QA Events:

Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Award:
Award Terms of Reference


2015 - John Srigley
2014 - Dr. Emina Torlakovic
2013 - Dr. Diponkar Banerjee


- last updated August 2015-