INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

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The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most.

The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most.

The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most.

CAP Serves Member Needs and Improves Care

CAP Invests in Its Members

The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most. In 2017, the organization launched 20 separate initiatives aimed at improving understanding of member needs and market forces; serving member segments; providing education, advocacy, and other highly valued programs; and strengthening the reach and impact of pathology.

Total CAP membership remained strong with close to 18,000 members with 97% of newly board-certified pathologists becoming CAP Fellows. In addition, nine out of ten dues-paying Fellows retained their CAP membership. Starting the relationship with pathologists early is key, with 85% of pathology residents joining the CAP as Junior Members.

The total number of Fellows increased through robust recruitment efforts, including consistent demand generation calling campaigns, targeted messaging, and special offers to new members. In addition, 2018 member renewals were improved with a one-click process implemented to improve the member experience.

Members Build Skills and Expertise

Patients trust pathologists to provide accurate diagnoses, and it’s the CAP that helps members build knowledge, deepen their expertise, and stay current on changes in the specialty. In 2017, the CAP offered innovative and interactive approaches to deliver education, including micro-learning and podcasting.

Approximately 1,300 professionals attended CAP17, the annual meeting of the membership in National Harbor, Maryland. It included many educational opportunities, almost 100 exhibitors, more than 600 unique abstracts, and excellent networking opportunities. At CAP17, 124 faculty delivered 74 courses, 34 that included self-assessment modules (SAMs). More than half of the courses offered were new in 2017, including the Inspiration Stage during which two pathologists and a cancer survivor shared compelling personal stories as “Champions of Change.”

Members continue to receive unique, skill-building opportunities to advance their careers through Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s) that offer highly focused training with an intensive, hands-on workshop and assessment. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement.

Members Receive Practice Management Guidance

The CAP helps members develop and manage successful practices in an evolving health care environment so they can focus on delivering accurate diagnoses for their patients. The Practice Management Committee offered members five webinars in 2017 with 680 attendees representing a 24% increase in participation from the prior year.

The committee also offered hands-on workshops, practice management toolkits, and assistance programs to address member needs such as payment issues, contracting questions, and other managerial problems. More than 500 members have taken advantage of the CAP’s practice management offerings to grow and sustain their practices.

CAP Serves Member Needs and Improves Care

CAP Invests in Its Members

The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most. In 2017, the organization launched 20 separate initiatives aimed at improving understanding of member needs and market forces; serving member segments; providing education, advocacy, and other highly valued programs; and strengthening the reach and impact of pathology.

Total CAP membership remained strong with close to 18,000 members with 97% of newly board-certified pathologists becoming CAP Fellows. In addition, nine out of ten dues-paying Fellows retained their CAP membership. Starting the relationship with pathologists early is key, with 85% of pathology residents joining the CAP as Junior Members.

The total number of Fellows increased through robust recruitment efforts, including consistent demand generation calling campaigns, targeted messaging, and special offers to new members. In addition, 2018 member renewals were improved with a one-click process implemented to improve the member experience.

Members Build Skills and Expertise

Patients trust pathologists to provide accurate diagnoses, and it’s the CAP that helps members build knowledge, deepen their expertise, and stay current on changes in the specialty. In 2017, the CAP offered innovative and interactive approaches to deliver education, including micro-learning and podcasting.

Approximately 1,300 professionals attended CAP17, the annual meeting of the membership in National Harbor, Maryland. It included many educational opportunities, almost 100 exhibitors, more than 600 unique abstracts, and excellent networking opportunities. At CAP17, 124 faculty delivered 74 courses, 34 that included self-assessment modules (SAMs). More than half of the courses offered were new in 2017, including the Inspiration Stage during which two pathologists and a cancer survivor shared compelling personal stories as “Champions of Change.”

Members continue to receive unique, skill-building opportunities to advance their careers through Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s) that offer highly focused training with an intensive, hands-on workshop and assessment. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement.

Members Receive Practice Management Guidance

The CAP helps members develop and manage successful practices in an evolving health care environment so they can focus on delivering accurate diagnoses for their patients. The Practice Management Committee offered members five webinars in 2017 with 680 attendees representing a 24% increase in participation from the prior year.

The committee also offered hands-on workshops, practice management toolkits, and assistance programs to address member needs such as payment issues, contracting questions, and other managerial problems. More than 500 members have taken advantage of the CAP’s practice management offerings to grow and sustain their practices.

CAP Serves Member Needs and Improves Care

CAP Invests in Its Members

The CAP supports the evolving needs of members and prospective members by investing in the products, programs, and services that they value most. In 2017, the organization launched 20 separate initiatives aimed at improving understanding of member needs and market forces; serving member segments; providing education, advocacy, and other highly valued programs; and strengthening the reach and impact of pathology.

Total CAP membership remained strong with close to 18,000 members with 97% of newly board-certified pathologists becoming CAP Fellows. In addition, nine out of ten dues-paying Fellows retained their CAP membership. Starting the relationship with pathologists early is key, with 85% of pathology residents joining the CAP as Junior Members.

The total number of Fellows increased through robust recruitment efforts, including consistent demand generation calling campaigns, targeted messaging, and special offers to new members. In addition, 2018 member renewals were improved with a one-click process implemented to improve the member experience.

Members Build Skills and Expertise

Patients trust pathologists to provide accurate diagnoses, and it’s the CAP that helps members build knowledge, deepen their expertise, and stay current on changes in the specialty. In 2017, the CAP offered innovative and interactive approaches to deliver education, including micro-learning and podcasting.

Approximately 1,300 professionals attended CAP17, the annual meeting of the membership in National Harbor, Maryland. It included many educational opportunities, almost 100 exhibitors, more than 600 unique abstracts, and excellent networking opportunities. At CAP17, 124 faculty delivered 74 courses, 34 that included self-assessment modules (SAMs). More than half of the courses offered were new in 2017, including the Inspiration Stage during which two pathologists and a cancer survivor shared compelling personal stories as “Champions of Change.”

Members continue to receive unique, skill-building opportunities to advance their careers through Advanced Practical Pathology Programs (AP3s) that offer highly focused training with an intensive, hands-on workshop and assessment. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement. Those specific programs include Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, Laboratory Medical Direction, and Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology, which added an interactive component for participant engagement.

Members Receive Practice Management Guidance

The CAP helps members develop and manage successful practices in an evolving health care environment so they can focus on delivering accurate diagnoses for their patients. The Practice Management Committee offered members five webinars in 2017 with 680 attendees representing a 24% increase in participation from the prior year.

The committee also offered hands-on workshops, practice management toolkits, and assistance programs to address member needs such as payment issues, contracting questions, and other managerial problems. More than 500 members have taken advantage of the CAP’s practice management offerings to grow and sustain their practices.

Knowlege-Sharing Successes

Knowlege-Sharing Successes

Knowlege-Sharing Successes

505

live and online educational courses offered to pathologists and laboratory professionals

170

courses that offer SAM credits to pathologists

>58,000

CME activities completed by physicians

93%

CME educational course rated as 4.2 or greater on a 5.0-point scale in overall value by participants

~1,300

professionals who attended the CAP17 annual meeting with pathologists accessing more than 70 CME courses, including 34 SAMs

~1,000

committee positions with more than 750 members serving to promote advocacy, learning, laboratory improvement, and professional development

34

scientific committees, comprising 531 member experts, that met regularly to pioneer and update CAP programs

~14,000

pathologists who received our peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

~44,000

professionals who subscribed to our monthly trade publication, CAP TODAY

Members Have a Voice

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the largest body of elected members within the CAP with more than 400 Fellows from across North America representing members through local delegations. These delegates bring valuable input and feedback to the Board of Governors and councils.

The HOD acts as a springboard where new leaders can gain experience and knowledge essential to a membership organization. In 2017, delegates addressed issues from local coverage determination to cancer protocols, playing an active role in shaping how the CAP supports members’ needs. The HOD today is more responsive and engaged than ever with almost 80% of delegate seats filled.

Young leaders in the CAP establish professional and personal networks through the Residents Forum (RF) where they have a strong, important voice in organized medicine. RF engagement opportunities and benefits include service on leadership positions on the Residents Forum Executive Committee, online career resources that help smooth the transition from training to practice, and eligibility for CAP Foundation grant awards.

In 2017, two new RF activities made their debut: a career fair where 145 job seekers met in person with potential employers to discuss opportunities and a photo contest where residents were invited to submit their favorite slide photos for judging. Proceeds from bidders for the top photos were donated to the CAP Foundation.

Members Have a Voice

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the largest body of elected members within the CAP with more than 400 Fellows from across North America representing members through local delegations. These delegates bring valuable input and feedback to the Board of Governors and councils.

The HOD acts as a springboard where new leaders can gain experience and knowledge essential to a membership organization. In 2017, delegates addressed issues from local coverage determination to cancer protocols, playing an active role in shaping how the CAP supports members’ needs. The HOD today is more responsive and engaged than ever with almost 80% of delegate seats filled.

Young leaders in the CAP establish professional and personal networks through the Residents Forum (RF) where they have a strong, important voice in organized medicine. RF engagement opportunities and benefits include service on leadership positions on the Residents Forum Executive Committee, online career resources that help smooth the transition from training to practice, and eligibility for CAP Foundation grant awards.

In 2017, two new RF activities made their debut: a career fair where 145 job seekers met in person with potential employers to discuss opportunities and a photo contest where residents were invited to submit their favorite slide photos for judging. Proceeds from bidders for the top photos were donated to the CAP Foundation.

Members Have a Voice

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the largest body of elected members within the CAP with more than 400 Fellows from across North America representing members through local delegations. These delegates bring valuable input and feedback to the Board of Governors and councils.

The HOD acts as a springboard where new leaders can gain experience and knowledge essential to a membership organization. In 2017, delegates addressed issues from local coverage determination to cancer protocols, playing an active role in shaping how the CAP supports members’ needs. The HOD today is more responsive and engaged than ever with almost 80% of delegate seats filled.

Young leaders in the CAP establish professional and personal networks through the Residents Forum (RF) where they have a strong, important voice in organized medicine. RF engagement opportunities and benefits include service on leadership positions on the Residents Forum Executive Committee, online career resources that help smooth the transition from training to practice, and eligibility for CAP Foundation grant awards.

In 2017, two new RF activities made their debut: a career fair where 145 job seekers met in person with potential employers to discuss opportunities and a photo contest where residents were invited to submit their favorite slide photos for judging. Proceeds from bidders for the top photos were donated to the CAP Foundation.

Members Make an Impact

Members Make an Impact

Pathologists must be able to effectively communicate their impact to clinical colleagues, health care executives, lawmakers, and patients. Through the Engaged Leadership Academy, 39 CAP members participated in two-and-a-half days of training where they learned how to craft strong messages and practice presenting them in practical situations. Graduates of the program join the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of 174 members that represents the specialty of pathology through media interviews, opinion pieces written for members’ local publications, and blogs about the impact of pathology on health care.

Members are also showcasing their impact on patients and the public through 18 documentary-style and educational videos the CAP developed that feature members with their clinical colleagues and patients. Topics range from how to read your pathology report to the journey of a tissue sample. Many of these videos are featured on American Society of Clinical Oncology’s cancer.net site where members of the CAP’s Professional and Community Engagement Committee write regular blogs. In 2017, these videos reached millions of viewers through digital advertising campaigns and partnerships with organizations to distribute them to hospital and clinic waiting rooms nationwide.

Pathologists must be able to effectively communicate their impact to clinical colleagues, health care executives, lawmakers, and patients. Through the Engaged Leadership Academy, 39 CAP members participated in two-and-a-half days of training where they learned how to craft strong messages and practice presenting them in practical situations. Graduates of the program join the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of 174 members that represents the specialty of pathology through media interviews, opinion pieces written for members’ local publications, and blogs about the impact of pathology on health care.

Members are also showcasing their impact on patients and the public through 18 documentary-style and educational videos the CAP developed that feature members with their clinical colleagues and patients. Topics range from how to read your pathology report to the journey of a tissue sample. Many of these videos are featured on American Society of Clinical Oncology’s cancer.net site where members of the CAP’s Professional and Community Engagement Committee write regular blogs. In 2017, these videos reached millions of viewers through digital advertising campaigns and partnerships with organizations to distribute them to hospital and clinic waiting rooms nationwide.

Members Make an Impact

Pathologists must be able to effectively communicate their impact to clinical colleagues, health care executives,
lawmakers, and patients.

Through the Engaged Leadership Academy, 39 CAP members participated in two-and-a-half days of training where they learned how to craft strong messages and practice presenting them in practical situations. Graduates of the program join the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of 174 members that represents the specialty of pathology through media interviews, opinion pieces written for members’ local publications, and blogs about the impact of pathology on health care.

Members are also showcasing their impact on patients and the public through 18 documentary-style and educational videos the CAP developed that feature members with their clinical colleagues and patients. Topics range from how to read your pathology report to the journey of a tissue sample. Many of these videos are featured on American Society of Clinical Oncology’s cancer.net site where members of the CAP’s Professional and Community Engagement Committee write regular blogs. In 2017, these videos reached millions of viewers through digital advertising campaigns and partnerships with organizations to distribute them to hospital and clinic waiting rooms nationwide.

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2017 Engaged Leadership Academy Participants

Pathologists must be able to effectively communicate their impact to clinical colleagues, health care executives, lawmakers, and patients. Through the Engaged Leadership Academy, 39 CAP members participated in two-and-a-half days of training where they learned how to craft strong messages and practice presenting them in practical situations. Graduates of the program join the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of 174 members that represents the specialty of pathology through media interviews, opinion pieces written for members’ local publications, and blogs about the impact of pathology on health care.

Members are also showcasing their impact on patients and the public through 18 documentary-style and educational videos the CAP developed that feature members with their clinical colleagues and patients. Topics range from how to read your pathology report to the journey of a tissue sample. Many of these videos are featured on American Society of Clinical Oncology’s cancer.net site where members of the CAP’s Professional and Community Engagement Committee write regular blogs. In 2017, these videos reached millions of viewers through digital advertising campaigns and partnerships with organizations to distribute them to hospital and clinic waiting rooms nationwide.

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2017 Engaged Leadership Academy Participants

CAP Makes a Difference

More than 900 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 13 See, Test & Treat programs in 2017 through CAP Foundation program grants. Nearly all See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits and are well over the national average. Through this vital program, members have the opportunity to become leaders in their hospitals and communities. See, Test & Treat program expansion is planned for 2018. In addition to 13 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 10 other awards to CAP residents and fellows to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

The CAP Foundation was honored as one of only six associations to receive the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “Power of A” Summit Award. The award recognizes associations that leverage their unique position to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Cancer Today highlighted See, Test & Treat as a model for community-based cancer screening and told the story of a patient diagnosed with cervical cancer who received life-saving treatment because of a member-led See, Test & Treat program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

CAP employees are also committed to social responsibility; they used more than 600 volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, book banks, and more. The CAP’s Center staff also mentored students by introducing them to careers in pathology and laboratory medicine.

CAP Makes a Difference

More than 900 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 13 See, Test & Treat programs in 2017 through CAP Foundation program grants. Nearly all See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits and are well over the national average. Through this vital program, members have the opportunity to become leaders in their hospitals and communities. See, Test & Treat program expansion is planned for 2018. In addition to 13 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 10 other awards to CAP residents and fellows to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

The CAP Foundation was honored as one of only six associations to receive the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “Power of A” Summit Award. The award recognizes associations that leverage their unique position to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Cancer Today highlighted See, Test & Treat as a model for community-based cancer screening and told the story of a patient diagnosed with cervical cancer who received life-saving treatment because of a member-led See, Test & Treat program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

CAP employees are also committed to social responsibility; they used more than 600 volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, book banks, and more. The CAP’s Center staff also mentored students by introducing them to careers in pathology and laboratory medicine.

CAP Makes a Difference

More than 900 underserved women received free cervical and breast cancer screenings at 13 See, Test & Treat programs in 2017 through CAP Foundation program grants. Nearly all See, Test & Treat programs report abnormalities in the double-digits and are well over the national average.

Through this vital program, members have the opportunity to become leaders in their hospitals and communities. See, Test & Treat program expansion is planned for 2018. In addition to 13 program grants for See, Test & Treat, the CAP Foundation provided 10 other awards to CAP residents and fellows to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities.

The CAP Foundation was honored as one of only six associations to receive the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “Power of A” Summit Award. The award recognizes associations that leverage their unique position to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Cancer Today
highlighted See, Test & Treat as a model for community-based cancer screening and told the story of a patient diagnosed with cervical cancer who received life-saving treatment because of a member-led See, Test & Treat program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

CAP employees are also committed to social responsibility; they used more than 600 volunteer hours to support youth outreach programs in low-income communities, children’s health charities, book banks, and more. The CAP’s Center staff also mentored students by introducing them to careers in pathology and laboratory medicine.