ABOUT THE SECTION
Year Created: 2002
Chair: Dr. George Yousef
Vice Chair: TBC
Past Chair: Dr. David Lebrun (Kingston, ON)
Members at Large: Weei-Yuan Huang
The practice of pathology has recently undergone rapid changes in the use of ancillary technology in the diagnosis of disease states. Whereas the disciplines of anatomic pathology, medical biochemistry, laboratory haematology and medical microbiology remain distinct in the way training programs and clinical practice are organised, there is a convergence of technologies which are increasingly based on immunologic and molecular tools. Diagnostic platforms, translational and basic research tools in each of these disciplines are similarly converging. With this is mind, the Molecular Pathology and Experimental Pathology Sections agreed to join forces and create this new section. Professionals from all laboratory disciplines are invited to join this exciting venture.
- Promote interaction among the different laboratory professionals involved in both research and application of advanced diagnostics
- Enhance the development of national guidelines for the introduction and practice of advanced diagnostics, including those related to personalized medicine (companion diagnostics)
- Facilitate collaborative research in advanced diagnostics in Canada
- Position the CAP-ACP as the national representative of all laboratory physicians providing expert advice to national and provincial health care systems in the implementation of new diagnostic technologies.
- Advise the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons on the training of future generations of laboratory physicians practising in the molecular age.