CAP-ACP Virtual Education Website.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021
View our full series of virtual education and long courses.

MEDIA ADVISORY - Elsevier partners with Canadian Association of Pathologists to provide access to ExpertPath, a diagnostic decision support system for pathologists
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and Canadian Association of Pathologists/Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP-ACP), are pleased to announce a partnership to provide ExpertPath to resident members of CAP-ACP as they prepare for Royal College examinations. ExpertPath is an anatomic and clinical pathology online decision support solution that gives pathologists instant access to the collective clinical experience and knowledge of renowned sub-specialists in every field of anatomic and clinical pathology. The solution enables pathologists and referring physicians to deliver superior patient care recommendations by providing rapid access to the leading source of trusted, current, and credible high-quality clinical content. 

Pathology of COVID-19 - Webinar
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
Online Virtual Learning - June 23, 2020, 1200-1400 EDT Session 1, 1200-1300 - Pathology of COVID-19 Michael Pollanen BSc, MD, PhD, FRCPath, DMJ, FRCPC, Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario Session 2, 1300-1400 - What’s Next – Can We Predict? Perspectives from the Death Investigation System Reuven R Jhirad, MD, PMH, CCFP, FCFP, Deputy Chief Coroner for the Province of Ontario

Pathologists' Assistant (PA) Day - April 14, 2020
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
The AAPA and the CAP-ACP have declared April 14 as Pathologists' Assistant (PA) day. In honour of this annual event, the PA Section of the CAP-ACP encourages its members, CAP-ACP members, and all institutions that employ PAs to celebrate and spoil your hard working pathologists' assistants.

Why the exact death toll for COVID-19 may never be known
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
Published April 3, 2020 4:20 p.m. ET By Jackie Dunham Writer

CAP-ACP 2020 Annual Meeting
Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The CAP-ACP Scientific Planning Committee has an exciting line up of educational sessions relevant to pathology practice across Canada. The diverse and high quality events will showcase new advances and current trends with content for all learners to apply into their daily practice.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020
The Canadian Immunohistochemistry Quality Control (CIQC) has transformed from an academic program hosted in the Departments of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan into two new programs to better reflect the evolving world of biomarker testing in Canadian and international laboratories.

International Pathology Day November 13!
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
International Pathology Day (IPD) was established by the Royal College in 2014 in partnership with the CAP-ACP and a number of pathology and laboratory medicine institutions across the globe to recognise and celebrate the contribution and important role played by pathology and laboratory medicine services in addressing global health challenges and improving the health outcomes of communities around the world.  Pathology is critical for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of many of the leading causes of disease, providing over 70% of all the diagnoses which doctors use as the basis of their clinical decisions, whilst making up only 2% of global spending on healthcare. Without pathology, there is no medicine!

Call for Expressions of Interest - CJP Copy Editor
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES As part of the editorial team, the copy editor plays a major role in producing an error-free publication. Once a paper is accepted by the Editor-in-Chief for publication, the role of the copy editor is to improve the clarity, coherence, consistency, and correctness of the manuscript. Final proofreading of the manuscript galley proof will be undertaken by the publisher. The copy editor will review/edit approximately 20-30 articles per year, of varying lengths.

Climate Change and What You Can Do!
Thu, 10 Oct 2019

CAP-ACP Annual Progress Report 2018
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Founded in 1949, the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP) is the voice of pathology and laboratory medicine in Canada, advancing the interests of laboratory physicians across the country. In 2018 we continued with our four major areas of focus; education programs; national guideline development; collaboration and partnership; and advocacy on behalf of Canadian pathologists and the profession.

CAP-ACP Proudly Announces New Partnership with MD Financial Management
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
We are excited to announce that CAP-ACP has partnered with MD Financial Management, a financial services firm exclusively dedicated to the financial well-being of Canada’s physicians and their families. You can look forward to great financial resources on the CAP-ACP website, full of educational content, advice and financial planning solutions tailored to your specific needs as a physician.

CAP-ACP Workshop Proposal Submission - Soumission de propositions d’ateliers de la CAP-ACP
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
Reminder: CAP-ACP Workshop Proposal Submission - Deadline: MONDAY OCTOBER 1, 2018 Rappel: Soumission de propositions d’ateliers de la CAP-ACP

2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, “The Evolving Role of Pathologists in the Era of Predictive Biomarkers and Precision Medicine“
Mon, 05 Feb 2018
The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, “The Evolving Role of Pathologists in the Era of Predictive Biomarkers and Precision Medicine“, will be held July 7-10 in Quebec City, and will feature a multi-disciplinary scientific program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive trade show and a great social program. The Annual General Meeting for CAP-ACP will also be held during this conference.

Message From the President - June 2017
Tue, 20 Jun 2017
The Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) has been working tirelessly toward defining a standard for Canadian pathologists’ assistants since 2006. To that end, the PA Section of the CAP-ACP ratified certification criteria in 2010. In 2012, the Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists’ Assistant (CCCPA-CCCAP) was created to implement those criteria. In 2014, recognizing the need for a standardization of Canadian PAs as soon as possible, the PA Section of the CAP-ACP implemented the ratified certification criteria as membership criteria to the PA Section of the CAP-ACP. Now, as of June 12, 2017, Canadian Pathologists’ Assistants now have an ISO 17024:2012 compliant certification process in Canada via the CCCPA-CCCAP.

Developing Strategies for a Sustainable Career in Pathology
Sat, 10 Jun 2017
The practice of medicine in general and of pathology in particular has dramatically changed over the last three decades. New discoveries, techniques and technologies broadened the scope of our practice; subspecialization ensued and the types of pathology practice in Canada are increasingly distinct. At the same time, new educational principles and tools are being implemented, which has resulted in a dramatic change in academic curricula and accreditation requirements. The CAP-ACP annual meeting has been restructured in order to accommodate the growing number of sessions and topics. Rather than using expert opinion, the conference will use an evidence-based approach using well established curriculum design principles.

CAP-ACP Proposed Consensus Guidelines For Endometrial Biopsy Reporting Benign / Non-Neoplastic Diagnostic Categories
Thu, 20 Apr 2017
The CAP-ACP is opening a review period for the Proposed Consensus Guidelines For Endometrial Biopsy Reporting Benign / Non-Neoplastic Diagnostic Categories

International Pathology Day
Wed, 16 Nov 2016
On behalf of the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes, I encourage you to participate in International Pathology Day on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. It offers an opportunity to showcase our profession by providing national leadership and promoting excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine practice, education and research across our Nation. The CAP-ACP is honoured to recognize the dedication and importance of all pathologists. This day offers the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by pathologists across Canada.

Release of Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations for Interpretive Pathology on International Pathology Day
Wed, 16 Nov 2016
Today, November 16th, is International Pathology Day and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Pathologists – Association canadienne des pathologistes, is releasing recommendations to improve the quality of interpretive pathology practice in Canada.

Lynch Syndrome Study for Canadian Healthcare Professionals
Mon, 07 Nov 2016
cIQc is circulating the request below on behalf of a research team from Memorial University led by Dr Holly Etchegary. PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY ABOUT TUMOR SCREENING PROGRAMS IN CANADA You are invited to take part in a research study called: Tumor screening for Lynch syndrome: Perspectives of key stakeholders regarding benefits and barriers. The study involves filling out one online survey which you can access from

President's Newsletter - Fall 2016
Wed, 05 Oct 2016
Digital Pathology is coming – or is it already here? I recently had the good fortune of attending the Digital Pathology Conference organized by Diagnostic Services Manitoba. This was a very well attended and first rate event. A number of national and international speakers were invited by our host, Dr. Gabor Fischer. He is obviously very influential, as the Manitoba Minister of Health popped by to deliver an introductory address! Not sure I have that much influence with Dr. Hoskins in Ontario! Digital pathology technology appears to have reached maturity. A number of laboratories have now gone totally digital, two of which are in the Netherlands – in Hengelo and Utrecht. Is this something we need to embrace, or at least seriously consider? I think the answer is yes. The evidence is clear that this technology is at least as good as the light microscope, a point made emphasized by Dr. Andrew Evans from University Health Network in Toronto. Andrew is a world leader in this arena. I have had some experience using digital pathology on a remote basis. I rather like it. The field of view is broad, and allows me to see all tissue fragments (which I seem to worry about more then ever). The image quality is excellent, but does require tweaking in the histology lab to ensure the original sections are optimal for this purpose.

The Canadian Journal of Pathology (CJP)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016
In light of the purchase of Andrew John Publishing by Pulsus and OMICS, the CJP quickly moved to an interim publisher, Clockwork Communications to publish two issues of the CJP. Their references were exemplary and we are pleased that they have agreed to be our interim publishing house.

Call for Expressions of Interest - Membership Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Deadline: September 23, 2016

Survey to Determine Current and Accurate Canada-Wide Laboratory Human Resource, Workload and Practice Patterns
Thu, 08 Sep 2016
The Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) Workload and Workforce Committee is conducting a national survey to determine current and accurate Canada wide laboratory human resource, workload and practice patterns.

CPAC - Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations for Interpretive Pathology
Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) will be welcoming feedback until the end of August and will be incorporated before the official release on World Pathology Day on November 16.

CAP-ACP Annual Progress Report
Sat, 05 Mar 2016
Founded in 1949, the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP) is the voice of pathology and laboratory medicine in Canada, advancing the interests of laboratory physicians across the country. In 2015 our four major areas of focus were again continuing education programs; national guideline development; collaboration and partnership; and advocacy on behalf of Canadian pathologists and the profession.

Scrupulous Monitoring of Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Mandatory Reporting to Coroners and Medical Examiners of All Physician-Assisted Deaths in Canada
Tue, 01 Mar 2016
Juliet Guichon, Pauline Alakija, Christopher Doig, Ian Mitchell, and Pascal Thibeault Although the practice of physician-assisted dying (hereinafter “PAD”) will soon be lawful in Canada, opponents of PAD claim that it might result in involuntary deaths. The Supreme Court of Canada in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) rejected such arguments holding that involuntary deaths are preventable provided that jurisdictions devise stringent limits to the practice of PAD and that these stringent limits are “scrupulously monitored and enforced”. This article examines the question of how best to engage in scrupulous monitoring of physician-assisted dying. At present, the province of Quebec has legislated, and three expert groups have proposed the creation of new administrative offices to monitor the practice of PAD (these groups are the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, and the Canadian Medical Association). This article argues that scrupulous monitoring can be better achieved by requiring explicit mandatory notification of all physician-assisted deaths to coroners and medical examiners, rather than by creating new administrative offices. It is more effective, efficient and prudent to use already existing coroner and medical examiner death reporting and investigative frameworks to report physician-assisted deaths than to create new, untried, parallel and potentially more expensive administrative offices.

President's Newsletter - February 2016
Thu, 18 Feb 2016
I had an opportunity to visit the 6th Annual Resident Review Course this month. It was great to see so many of our future colleagues in the audience. This course not only prepares residents for their exam, but it is also a great opportunity to connect with each other from all parts of the country. 

Winnipeg man mistakenly diagnosed with cancer
Wed, 20 Jan 2016
Policy at private lab changes shortly after patient undergoes needless surgery.

Spotlight on CAPACP Vice-President, Rosemary Henderson
Tue, 01 Dec 2015
Student, Kayla Rimando interviewed Rosemary Henderson, MD, FRCP Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Spotlight on CAPACP Forensic Section Chair, Jacqueline L. Parai
Tue, 01 Dec 2015
Student, Joseline Rodriguez interviewed Jacqueline L. Parai, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Founder-Forensic Pathology.

Happy International Pathology Day
Wed, 18 Nov 2015

President's Newsletter - Fall 2015
Tue, 03 Nov 2015
The CAP-ACP continues to advance the cause of Laboratory Medicine in Canada through communication, education, collaboration and advocacy – the CAP-ACP is alive and healthy! In particular, I am pleased with the initiatives in support of our Resident Trainees. We are in the final stages of developing the program for another promising Resident Review Course (now entering the 6th year) focusing on General Pathology, Anatomical Pathology and, new in 2016, a Hematopathology stream. The Hempath residents will appreciate a program specifically designed just for them, this being in response to your feedback from the evaluations and a committee eager to make it happen. It pays off to respond to those surveys – we heard you! As another way of offering support to our Residents, the CAP-ACP has secured an excellent corporate rate for ExpertPath, an online resource, for $65 CAD per person (retail price $350 USD). I know that many of you have already taken advantage of this great opportunity. This rate is only available to Resident Members of the CAP-ACP.

Sixth Annual Resident Review Course - Mississauga, ON
Thu, 20 Aug 2015
January 15 to Sunday January 17, 2016 Hilton Garden Inn – Toronto Airport West 1870 Matheson Blvd. Mississauga, ON L4W 0B3

Welcome to our New Members
Wed, 19 Aug 2015

President's Newsletter - Summer 2015
Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Message from the CAP-ACP President
Mon, 15 Jun 2015
Canadian Association of Pathologists 66th Annual Meeting Canadian Laboratory Medicine Congress Montréal, QC June 20-24, 2015

President's Newsletter - Spring 2015
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
My two-year term as President of the CAP-ACP comes to a close in a few weeks, and this will be my final Newsletter. I have been part of the CAP-ACP Executive Committee for much of the past 15 years, as Member-at-Large, Newsletter Editor, Vice-President (twice!), President, and Resource Development Chair. Apparently, as Past President I still need to chair a few committees, so I am not home free just yet!

International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting Newsletter
Wed, 13 May 2015
Newsletter May 2015

President's Newsletter - Winter 2015
Fri, 06 Mar 2015
Updates on: Communication and Advocacy | Education | Collaboration | Guideline Development | Career Opportunities

CAP-ACP Participates in Choosing Wisely Canada
Tue, 25 Nov 2014
CAP-ACP Participates in Choosing Wisely Canada | Dr. Christopher Naugler | Canadian Association of Pathologists

President's Newsletter - Fall 2014
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
Updates on: Communication and Advocacy | Education | Collaboration | Guideline Development | Career Opportunities

Choosing Wisely Canada
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Today, we are proud to release our list of Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations.

International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting – Dataset Feedback
Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Members of the Canadian Association of Pathologists are invited to review and provide comment on the draft dataset for carcinomas of the ovary, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal site, developed by the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR), of which CAP-ACP is a founding member.

International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting Newsletter
Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Newsletter October 2014

National Medical Laboratory Week
Fri, 21 Feb 2014
National Medical Laboratory Week 2014: April 20- April 26

CAP-ACP ByLaws 2013 Available
Tue, 04 Jun 2013
The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, SC 2009, c 23 ("NFP Act") came into force on 17 October 2011.

Changes to CJP Editorial Board
Mon, 31 Dec 2012
Founding members of the Canadian Journal of Pathology Editorial Board Dr. Louis WADSWORTH (section editor for hematopathology) and Dr. Eleftherios DIAMANDIS (section editor for medical biochemistry) are ending 4-year terms as of 31 December 2012.

CAP-ACP Creates Educator Award
Thu, 13 Dec 2012
The CAP-ACP Executive Committee is delighted to announce its approval of the joint proposal from the Awards Committee, the Continuing Professional Development Committee and the Pathology Education Special Interest Group to create an award that recognizes leadership in education within the CAP-ACP.

Update on International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting
Mon, 03 Dec 2012
The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting is a quadripartite alliance consisting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (Canada), the College of American Pathologists (USA), The Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia. The ICCR's December 2012 newsletter reports on work that began in 2011 on international cancer pathology datasets for Prostate (Radical Prostatectomy), Endometrium, Melanoma and Lung cancers.

Improving the Reputation of Pathology in Canada
Mon, 12 Nov 2012
Earlier in 2012, a working group representing the CAP-ACP engaged the public relations firm Edelman to develop a set of recommendations for a communications campaign to improve the reputation of Pathology in Canada.

CAP-ACP again offers Residents Review Course in 2015
Mon, 15 Oct 2012
The CAP-ACP announces the 5th iteration of its annual Residents Review Course in Toronto, ON January 2015. This popular course helps trainees to prepare for the Specialty examination in Anatomical and General Pathology for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is also an RCPSC Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1).

CAP-ACP Endorses Pathology Quality Improvement Conference
Fri, 21 Sep 2012
The CAP-ACP along with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba endorses the Shape the Future of Quality Improvements in Pathology Conference 2014 in Winnipeg, MB on January 17-19, 2014.

CAP-ACP Changes Secretariat Service Provider
Wed, 12 Sep 2012
The CAP-ACP announces its engagement of Events Management as the provider for the Association's Secretariat services.

CAP-ACP Past President on pathology errors
Fri, 24 Feb 2012
CBC Radio One (Manitoba)'s morning program "Information Radio" interviewed CAP-ACP Past President Laurette Geldenhuys about errors in pathology on its 24 February 2012 show. Diagnostic Services Manitoba recently released a report that several mis-diagnoses by one of its pathologists have been discovered.

CALM response to 'Pathology Problems'
Fri, 06 Jan 2012
Letter in Response to Andre Picard’s column "What We Should Learn from our Pathology Problems" (02 January 2012)

CAP-ACP responds to Globe's 'Yell Louder' editorial
Fri, 06 Jan 2012
'Yell louder this time' (01 January 2012), is a timely reminder of what the Canadian Association of Pathologists has known for years. Health Ministries have limited understanding and appreciation of the crucial role lab tests play in building a sound medical care for Canadians.

CAP-ACP, others form Lab Med Alliance
Fri, 06 Jan 2012
The Canadian Alliance of Laboratory Medicine (CALM) was formed on 19 May 2011 at a meeting of the Laboratory Physicians National Specialty Societies with a mandate to cooperate on issues of mutual interest in laboratory medicine, including but not limited to quality assurance, resources and education; to create working groups to address particular issues; and to advocate for Laboratory Medicine.

Canadian Association of Pathologists Unveil New Measures to Improve Patient Care
Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Halifax, July 15, 2009 — The Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP) wrapped up its 60th annual meeting in Halifax today by introducing three measures to ensure that patients receive the best possible health care. These recommendations on testing standards, workload and cancer protocols stem from a five-point plan of action that CAP announced in 2008.

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