INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

AT ITS CORE, THE CAP IS A PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON DELIVERING THE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS MEMBERS NEED TO MAKE PEOPLE HEALTHIER.

AT ITS CORE, THE CAP IS A PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON DELIVERING THE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS MEMBERS NEED TO MAKE PEOPLE HEALTHIER.

Pathologists Benefit from CAP Membership

Pathologists Advance Profession and Promote Impact

From federal and state advocacy to laboratory quality solutions programs and outstanding education offerings, the CAP delivers value to its members. At its core, the CAP is a professional membership organization focused on delivering the services and programs members need to make people healthier. In 2019, the CAP addressed the evolving needs of our diverse membership and invested in key benefits and services to meet them. New educational offerings include Pathology in the Park and innovative education options at the annual meeting. The summit is designed for pathology leaders and focuses on new and emerging technologies and advocacy.

As this nation’s largest professional association focused exclusively on the interests of board-certified pathologists, the CAP is the premiere forum for practicing pathologists to build upon their expertise and grow their careers. As a leader, the CAP continued to improve its online systems and resources. Based on member feedback, the organization adopted easier to use, more convenient options for member dues payment and section/purchase of online learning programs.

The CAP empowers pathologists by giving them the business, people management, and education resources they need to run successful, profitable practices. In 2019, members took advantage of the Practice Management Workshop as well as quarterly virtual Community of Practice roundtable discussions led by subject matter leaders. The CAP supported practices through value-based care tools and resources that reflected current needs. These included a 15-page comprehensive glossary on business terms for pathologists, a sample pathology services agreement in addition to guides for hospital contracts and billing.

Through these comprehensive offerings, the CAP continued to provide a competitive advantage for its members by delivering benefits and services they value. Total CAP membership is strong, with nearly 18,000 members. More than 85% of Fellows renewed their membership year-over-year. In addition, new member recruitment remains healthy, reaching early-career pathologists and recruiting nearly 85% of pathology residents to become CAP Junior Members.

Pathologists Benefit from CAP Membership

Pathologists Advance Profession and Promote Impact

From federal and state advocacy to laboratory quality solutions programs and outstanding education offerings, the CAP delivers value to its members. At its core, the CAP is a professional membership organization focused on delivering the services and programs members need to make people healthier. In 2019, the CAP addressed the evolving needs of our diverse membership and invested in key benefits and services to meet them. New educational offerings include Pathology in the Park and innovative education options at the annual meeting. The summit is designed for pathology leaders and focuses on new and emerging technologies and advocacy.

As this nation’s largest professional association focused exclusively on the interests of board-certified pathologists, the CAP is the premiere forum for practicing pathologists to build upon their expertise and grow their careers. As a leader, the CAP continued to improve its online systems and resources. Based on member feedback, the organization adopted easier to use, more convenient options for member dues payment and section/purchase of online learning programs.

The CAP empowers pathologists by giving them the business, people management, and education resources they need to run successful, profitable practices. In 2019, members took advantage of the Practice Management Workshop as well as quarterly virtual Community of Practice roundtable discussions led by subject matter leaders. The CAP supported practices through value-based care tools and resources that reflected current needs. These included a 15-page comprehensive glossary on business terms for pathologists, a sample pathology services agreement in addition to guides for hospital contracts and billing.

Through these comprehensive offerings, the CAP continued to provide a competitive advantage for its members by delivering benefits and services they value. Total CAP membership is strong, with nearly 18,000 members. More than 85% of Fellows renewed their membership year-over-year. In addition, new member recruitment remains healthy, reaching early-career pathologists and recruiting nearly 85% of pathology residents to become CAP Junior Members.

Members Influence Lawmakers and Develop Expertise

Pathologists should be represented everywhere to address the issues affecting them and their specialty. That involves building and sustaining viable state societies throughout the United States. In 2019, the Board of Governors approved seven new initiatives to support state pathology societies, set to begin in 2020. These initiatives build upon existing support through CAP leader speakers, affiliate agreements, and a joint providership program offering continuing medical education (CME), as well as other grassroots education in the communities where members live and work.

Also in 2019, the joint providership program served 18 organizations with 49 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,850 physicians. The CAP expanded the program to award Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits with society-sponsored education programs. Twelve state society programs were able to offer SAM credits to conference attendees.

Every pathologist who participates in a state society can take advantage of networking opportunities and advocacy support. If legislation is proposed that puts pathologists at risk, they have the strength to advocate at the state level as well as influence the national impact on the specialty.

Pathologists Benefit from CAP Membership

Pathologists Advance Profession and Promote Impact

From federal and state advocacy to laboratory quality solutions programs and outstanding education offerings, the CAP delivers value to its members.

At its core, the CAP is a professional membership organization focused on delivering the services and programs members need to make people healthier. In 2019, the CAP addressed the evolving needs of our diverse membership and invested in key benefits and services to meet them. New educational offerings include Pathology in the Park and innovative education options at the annual meeting. The summit is designed for pathology leaders and focuses on new and emerging technologies and advocacy.

As this nation’s largest professional association focused exclusively on the interests of board-certified pathologists, the CAP is the premiere forum for practicing pathologists to build upon their expertise and grow their careers. As a leader, the CAP continued to improve its online systems and resources. Based on member feedback, the organization adopted easier to use, more convenient options for member dues payment and section/purchase of online learning programs.

The CAP empowers pathologists by giving them the business, people management, and education resources they need to run successful, profitable practices. In 2019, members took advantage of the Practice Management Workshop as well as quarterly virtual Community of Practice roundtable discussions led by subject matter leaders. The CAP supported practices through value-based care tools and resources that reflected current needs. These included a 15-page comprehensive glossary on business terms for pathologists, a sample pathology services agreement in addition to guides for hospital contracts and billing.

Through these comprehensive offerings, the CAP continued to provide a competitive advantage for its members by delivering benefits and services they value. Total CAP membership is strong, with nearly 18,000 members. More than 85% of Fellows renewed their membership year-over-year. In addition, new member recruitment remains healthy, reaching early-career pathologists and recruiting nearly 85% of pathology residents to become CAP Junior Members.

Members Influence Lawmakers and Develop Expertise

Pathologists should be represented everywhere to address the issues affecting them and their specialty. That involves building and sustaining viable state societies throughout the United States.

In 2019, the Board of Governors approved seven new initiatives to support state pathology societies, set to begin in 2020. These initiatives build upon existing support through CAP leader speakers, affiliate agreements, and a joint providership program offering continuing medical education (CME), as well as other grassroots education in the communities where members live and work.

Also in 2019, the joint providership program served 18 organizations with 49 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,850 physicians. The CAP expanded the program to award Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits with society-sponsored education programs. Twelve state society programs were able to offer SAM credits to conference attendees.

Every pathologist who participates in a state society can take advantage of networking opportunities and advocacy support. If legislation is proposed that puts pathologists at risk, they have the strength to advocate at the state level as well as influence the national impact on the specialty.

Members Influence Lawmakers and Develop Expertise

Pathologists should be represented everywhere to address the issues affecting them and their specialty. That involves building and sustaining viable state societies throughout the United States. In 2019, the Board of Governors approved seven new initiatives to support state pathology societies, set to begin in 2020. These initiatives build upon existing support through CAP leader speakers, affiliate agreements, and a joint providership program offering continuing medical education (CME), as well as other grassroots education in the communities where members live and work.

Also in 2019, the joint providership program served 18 organizations with 49 accredited CME activities, impacting more than 1,850 physicians. The CAP expanded the program to award Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits with society-sponsored education programs. Twelve state society programs were able to offer SAM credits to conference attendees.

Every pathologist who participates in a state society can take advantage of networking opportunities and advocacy support. If legislation is proposed that puts pathologists at risk, they have the strength to advocate at the state level as well as influence the national impact on the specialty.

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

496

live and online educational courses offered to pathologists and laboratory professionals

167

courses that offer SAM credits to pathologists

61,451

CME activities completed by physicians

93%

of CME courses rated by participants as a 4.2 or greater on a 5.0 scale in overall value

33

scientific committees, comprising 510 member experts, that met regularly to pioneer and update CAP programs

~ 1,000

committee positions with CAP members serving to promote advocacy, learning, laboratory improvement, and professional development

>1,400

professionals who attended CAP19, the CAP’s annual meeting, with pathologists accessing more than 85 CME courses, including 41 SAMs

~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

KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SUCCESSES

496

live and online educational courses offered to pathologists and laboratory professionals

167

courses that offer SAM credits to pathologists

61,451

CME activities completed by physicians

93%

of CME courses rated by participants as a 4.2 or greater on a 5.0 scale in overall value

33

scientific committees, comprising 510 member experts, that met regularly to pioneer and update CAP programs

~ 1,000

committee positions with CAP members serving to promote advocacy, learning, laboratory improvement, and professional development

>1,400

professionals who attended CAP19, the CAP’s annual meeting, with pathologists accessing more than 85 CME courses, including 41 SAMs

~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

In an evolving health care landscape, pathologists need the knowledge, relationships, and expertise to navigate change, enhance their careers, and sustain the specialty. CAP19 offered excellent opportunities to explore the latest in emerging science, improve laboratory and practice management skills, and advocate for pathology. Three new full-day workshops on Genitourinary Pathology, Inspector Training and Quality Improvement added to the broad education program. Members received numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting.

The CAP continues to expand and enhance its offerings to better meet members’ need for innovative, personalized, and accessible education with maximum flexibility. Registration for the first-ever Pathology in the Park conference opened last summer. This exciting, family-friendly destination CME program offers pathologists the opportunity to combine top-quality breast pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and hematopathology education with diverse recreational activities at Tenaya Resort in Yosemite National Park. Participants will earn up to 20 CME/SAM credits. The CAP enhanced online education, too. New design approaches including bite-sized learning, interactive video, and self-directed learning were incorporated in seven new and improved Laboratory Medical Direction online courses released at the end of 2019.

The CAP makes it easier for pathologists to fulfill American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Continuing Certification requirements. To reduce members’ ongoing CME reporting burden, the CAP implemented automated transmission of CME, SAM, Part IV, and Patient Safety completion data to ACCME/ABPPath on behalf of diplomates who provide consent. Additionally, the CAP offered expanded opportunities for education attendees to earn SAM credits without completing a scored post-test as was previously required.

While offering new education opportunities, the CAP also released three new publications in 2019, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current. The new titles are:

  • Medical Kidney Diseases: Morphology-based novel approach to renal biopsy
  • Laboratory Administration for Pathologists, 2nd ed.
  • Clinical Toxicology Testing, 2nd ed.

In an evolving health care landscape, pathologists need the knowledge, relationships, and expertise to navigate change, enhance their careers, and sustain the specialty. CAP19 offered excellent opportunities to explore the latest in emerging science, improve laboratory and practice management skills, and advocate for pathology. Three new full-day workshops on Genitourinary Pathology, Inspector Training and Quality Improvement added to the broad education program. Members received numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting.

The CAP continues to expand and enhance its offerings to better meet members’ need for innovative, personalized, and accessible education with maximum flexibility. Registration for the first-ever Pathology in the Park conference opened last summer. This exciting, family-friendly destination CME program offers pathologists the opportunity to combine top-quality breast pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and hematopathology education with diverse recreational activities at Tenaya Resort in Yosemite National Park. Participants will earn up to 20 CME/SAM credits. The CAP enhanced online education, too. New design approaches including bite-sized learning, interactive video, and self-directed learning were incorporated in seven new and improved Laboratory Medical Direction online courses released at the end of 2019.

The CAP makes it easier for pathologists to fulfill American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Continuing Certification requirements. To reduce members’ ongoing CME reporting burden, the CAP implemented automated transmission of CME, SAM, Part IV, and Patient Safety completion data to ACCME/ABPPath on behalf of diplomates who provide consent. Additionally, the CAP offered expanded opportunities for education attendees to earn SAM credits without completing a scored post-test as was previously required.

While offering new education opportunities, the CAP also released three new publications in 2019, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current. The new titles are:

  • Medical Kidney Diseases: Morphology-based novel approach to renal biopsy
  • Laboratory Administration for Pathologists, 2nd ed.
  • Clinical Toxicology Testing, 2nd ed.

Members Pursue Opportunities for Growth

In an evolving health care landscape, pathologists need the knowledge, relationships, and expertise to navigate change, enhance their careers, and sustain the specialty.

CAP19 offered excellent opportunities to explore the latest in emerging science, improve laboratory and practice management skills, and advocate for pathology. Three new full-day workshops on Genitourinary Pathology, Inspector Training and Quality Improvement added to the broad education program. Members received numerous networking opportunities throughout the meeting.

The CAP continues to expand and enhance its offerings to better meet members’ need for innovative, personalized, and accessible education with maximum flexibility. Registration for the first-ever Pathology in the Park conference opened last summer. This exciting, family-friendly destination CME program offers pathologists the opportunity to combine top-quality breast pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and hematopathology education with diverse recreational activities at Tenaya Resort in Yosemite National Park. Participants will earn up to 20 CME/SAM credits. The CAP enhanced online education, too. New design approaches including bite-sized learning, interactive video, and self-directed learning were incorporated in seven new and improved Laboratory Medical Direction online courses released at the end of 2019.

The CAP makes it easier for pathologists to fulfill American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Continuing Certification requirements. To reduce members’ ongoing CME reporting burden, the CAP implemented automated transmission of CME, SAM, Part IV, and Patient Safety completion data to ACCME/ABPPath on behalf of diplomates who provide consent. Additionally, the CAP offered expanded opportunities for education attendees to earn SAM credits without completing a scored post-test as was previously required.

While offering new education opportunities, the CAP also released three new publications in 2019, helping pathologists and laboratory professionals remain current. The new titles are:

  • Medical Kidney Diseases: Morphology-based novel approach to renal biopsy
  • Laboratory Administration for Pathologists, 2nd ed.
  • Clinical Toxicology Testing, 2nd ed.

Members Harness Their Power

When members want their voices heard and the CAP needs feedback on critical issues impacting pathology, the House of Delegates (HOD) provides that leadership. The HOD comprises the largest body within the CAP with nearly 500 elected members throughout the United States and Canada. HOD members actively engage in emerging issues important to the profession and inform CAP leadership of member needs on these issues. The HOD partners with CAP councils and committees, providing input to ensure programs, products and services meet member needs and actively supports advocacy efforts and state pathology societies initiatives. The HOD cultivates future leaders, providing a gateway to leadership within the CAP.

In many ways, the HOD acts as a force multiplier that amplifies the overall impact in areas that are a high priority for the CAP. All of this is possible due to highly engaged and active members who are passionate about their profession and channel that energy through the HOD.

The Residents Forum plays a key role in developing the pathology leaders of tomorrow. Participation in this group provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Serving as a Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) member offers leadership training and management skill enhancement. A complement to clinical training, this experience will serve residents well at every stage of their careers. The robust resources produced by residents for residents yield invaluable tools for the life-long learner, along with the intangible benefits acquired during networking with peers and pathology leaders from across the country.

The CAP represents pathologists at every stage of their careers. Fewer medical students are choosing pathology, often because of a lack of exposure to the specialty. Residents Forum members strongly voiced their concern about this at the 2018 annual meeting. The RFEC responded in 2019 by outfitting the Medical Student Forum with an updated webpage that hosts videos, articles, podcasts, and slide decks to fill in these gaps. Engagement in the CAP Medical Student Forum has flourished since the webpage’s launch in August 2019.

The Residents Forum plays a key role in developing the pathology leaders of tomorrow. Participation in this group provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Serving as a Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) member offers leadership training and management skill enhancement. A complement to clinical training, this experience will serve residents well at every stage of their careers. The robust resources produced by residents for residents yield invaluable tools for the life-long learner, along with the intangible benefits acquired during networking with peers and pathology leaders from across the country.

The CAP represents pathologists at every stage of their careers. Fewer medical students are choosing pathology, often because of a lack of exposure to the specialty. Residents Forum members strongly voiced their concern about this at the 2018 annual meeting. The RFEC responded in 2019 by outfitting the Medical Student Forum with an updated webpage that hosts videos, articles, podcasts, and slide decks to fill in these gaps. Engagement in the CAP Medical Student Forum has flourished since the webpage’s launch in August 2019.

Members Harness Their Power

When members want their voices heard and the CAP needs feedback on critical issues impacting pathology, the House of Delegates (HOD) provides that leadership. The HOD comprises the largest body within the CAP with nearly 500 elected members throughout the United States and Canada. HOD members actively engage in emerging issues important to the profession and inform CAP leadership of member needs on these issues. The HOD partners with CAP councils and committees, providing input to ensure programs, products and services meet member needs and actively supports advocacy efforts and state pathology societies initiatives. The HOD cultivates future leaders, providing a gateway to leadership within the CAP.

In many ways, the HOD acts as a force multiplier that amplifies the overall impact in areas that are a high priority for the CAP. All of this is possible due to highly engaged and active members who are passionate about their profession and channel that energy through the HOD.

The Residents Forum plays a key role in developing the pathology leaders of tomorrow. Participation in this group provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Serving as a Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) member offers leadership training and management skill enhancement. A complement to clinical training, this experience will serve residents well at every stage of their careers. The robust resources produced by residents for residents yield invaluable tools for the life-long learner, along with the intangible benefits acquired during networking with peers and pathology leaders from across the country.

The CAP represents pathologists at every stage of their careers. Fewer medical students are choosing pathology, often because of a lack of exposure to the specialty. Residents Forum members strongly voiced their concern about this at the 2018 annual meeting. The RFEC responded in 2019 by outfitting the Medical Student Forum with an updated webpage that hosts videos, articles, podcasts, and slide decks to fill in these gaps. Engagement in the CAP Medical Student Forum has flourished since the webpage’s launch in August 2019.

Members Harness Their Power

When members want their voices heard and the CAP needs feedback on critical issues impacting pathology, the House of Delegates (HOD) provides that leadership.

The HOD comprises the largest body within the CAP with nearly 500 elected members throughout the United States and Canada. HOD members actively engage in emerging issues important to the profession and inform CAP leadership of member needs on these issues. The HOD partners with CAP councils and committees, providing input to ensure programs, products and services meet member needs and actively supports advocacy efforts and state pathology societies initiatives. The HOD cultivates future leaders, providing a gateway to leadership within the CAP.

In many ways, the HOD acts as a force multiplier that amplifies the overall impact in areas that are a high priority for the CAP. All of this is possible due to highly engaged and active members who are passionate about their profession and channel that energy through the HOD.

The Residents Forum plays a key role in developing the pathology leaders of tomorrow. Participation in this group provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Serving as a Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) member offers leadership training and management skill enhancement. A complement to clinical training, this experience will serve residents well at every stage of their careers. The robust resources produced by residents for residents yield invaluable tools for the life-long learner, along with the intangible benefits acquired during networking with peers and pathology leaders from across the country.

The CAP represents pathologists at every stage of their careers. Fewer medical students are choosing pathology, often because of a lack of exposure to the specialty. Residents Forum members strongly voiced their concern about this at the 2018 annual meeting. The RFEC responded in 2019 by outfitting the Medical Student Forum with an updated webpage that hosts videos, articles, podcasts, and slide decks to fill in these gaps. Engagement in the CAP Medical Student Forum has flourished since the webpage’s launch in August 2019.

Members Tell Their Stories and Make An Impact

The Engaged Leadership Academy continues to provide members with a unique experience of professional development, skill building and training in messaging and communication skills designed to help them articulate and demonstrate the critical role pathologists play in diagnosing disease. To date, 278 ELA graduates are now part of the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of pathologist leaders who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to patients, the public, elected officials, their own institutions and other professional colleagues.

The pathologists of tomorrow are sitting in high school science classrooms today. In 2019, the CAP invited 30 high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students to tour the clinical laboratory at Orlando Health—Orlando Regional Medical Center during CAP19. Laboratory Director, Lizardo Cerezo, MD, FCAP, and members of his staff participated in the tour by showing students just how a laboratory works and highlighting the pathologist’s role in diagnosing disease. The CAP produced a video of the tour that received thousands of views and shares on social media.

In 2019, CAP members continued to offer their clinical expertise, commenting on several of the year’s national news stories both in print and broadcast. Once again, thanks to engaged members, the CAP took to the airways with a 26-city satellite media tour, providing straight talk on vaping and how it affects the lungs. Also, radio listeners nationwide learned how the microbiome aids pathologists in diagnosing disease.

In addition, the CAP highlighted a new testing algorithm that streamlines the diagnosis of celiac disease. Through a video with members, a gastroenterologist, and a patient, the CAP developed a multimedia news release focused on this testing module compiled by the Quality Practice Committee. The news release garnered more than 64 million views on various websites. The public was exposed to complementary digital advertising on celiac disease diagnosis more than 20 million times. The celiac diagnosis video alone received more than 60,000 YouTube views.

One member launched an innovative program inviting patients into her laboratory to see their cancer up close under the microscope. The CAP produced a video highlighting the pathologist-patient consultation that Lija Joseph, MD, FCAP, provides at Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts. A comprehensive digital advertising campaign for this program targeted consumers interested in health and those using the internet to research cancer and other diseases. This campaign reached 3.2 million people and garnered more than 20,000 YouTube video views.

In 2019, the CAP promoted pathologists through a four-month digital advertising campaign targeting health care executives and hospital leaders. The ads shared member value stories of pathologists working with executives at their health systems to deliver improved patient care at lower costs. Engagement with the ads surpassed goals based on industry benchmarks, providing over 10 million impressions and receiving approximately 30,000 clicks. Pathologists are leaders at their hospitals, working on important initiatives that drive quality. The CAP helps make sure health care administrators and executives know the important work being done in the laboratory.

Members Tell Their Stories and Make An Impact

The Engaged Leadership Academy continues to provide members with a unique experience of professional development, skill building and training in messaging and communication skills designed to help them articulate and demonstrate the critical role pathologists play in diagnosing disease. To date, 278 ELA graduates are now part of the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of pathologist leaders who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to patients, the public, elected officials, their own institutions and other professional colleagues.

The pathologists of tomorrow are sitting in high school science classrooms today. In 2019, the CAP invited 30 high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students to tour the clinical laboratory at Orlando Health—Orlando Regional Medical Center during CAP19. Laboratory Director, Lizardo Cerezo, MD, FCAP, and members of his staff participated in the tour by showing students just how a laboratory works and highlighting the pathologist’s role in diagnosing disease. The CAP produced a video of the tour that received thousands of views and shares on social media.

In 2019, CAP members continued to offer their clinical expertise, commenting on several of the year’s national news stories both in print and broadcast. Once again, thanks to engaged members, the CAP took to the airways with a 26-city satellite media tour, providing straight talk on vaping and how it affects the lungs. Also, radio listeners nationwide learned how the microbiome aids pathologists in diagnosing disease.

In addition, the CAP highlighted a new testing algorithm that streamlines the diagnosis of celiac disease. Through a video with members, a gastroenterologist, and a patient, the CAP developed a multimedia news release focused on this testing module compiled by the Quality Practice Committee. The news release garnered more than 64 million views on various websites. The public was exposed to complementary digital advertising on celiac disease diagnosis more than 20 million times. The celiac diagnosis video alone received more than 60,000 YouTube views.

One member launched an innovative program inviting patients into her laboratory to see their cancer up close under the microscope. The CAP produced a video highlighting the pathologist-patient consultation that Lija Joseph, MD, FCAP, provides at Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts. A comprehensive digital advertising campaign for this program targeted consumers interested in health and those using the internet to research cancer and other diseases. This campaign reached 3.2 million people and garnered more than 20,000 YouTube video views.

In 2019, the CAP promoted pathologists through a four-month digital advertising campaign targeting health care executives and hospital leaders. The ads shared member value stories of pathologists working with executives at their health systems to deliver improved patient care at lower costs. Engagement with the ads surpassed goals based on industry benchmarks, providing over 10 million impressions and receiving approximately 30,000 clicks. Pathologists are leaders at their hospitals, working on important initiatives that drive quality. The CAP helps make sure health care administrators and executives know the important work being done in the laboratory.

Members Tell Their Stories and Make An Impact

The Engaged Leadership Academy continues to provide members with a unique experience of professional development, skill building and training in messaging and communication skills designed to help them articulate and demonstrate the critical role pathologists play in diagnosing disease.

To date, 278 ELA graduates are now part of the Engaged Leaders Network, a group of pathologist leaders who participate in a wide variety of activities designed to demonstrate the value of pathologists to patients, the public, elected officials, their own institutions and other professional colleagues.

The pathologists of tomorrow are sitting in high school science classrooms today. In 2019, the CAP invited 30 high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students to tour the clinical laboratory at Orlando Health—Orlando Regional Medical Center during CAP19. Laboratory Director, Lizardo Cerezo, MD, FCAP, and members of his staff participated in the tour by showing students just how a laboratory works and highlighting the pathologist’s role in diagnosing disease. The CAP produced a video of the tour that received thousands of views and shares on social media.

In 2019, CAP members continued to offer their clinical expertise, commenting on several of the year’s national news stories both in print and broadcast. Once again, thanks to engaged members, the CAP took to the airways with a 26-city satellite media tour, providing straight talk on vaping and how it affects the lungs. Also, radio listeners nationwide learned how the microbiome aids pathologists in diagnosing disease.

In addition, the CAP highlighted a new testing algorithm that streamlines the diagnosis of celiac disease. Through a video with members, a gastroenterologist, and a patient, the CAP developed a multimedia news release focused on this testing module compiled by the Quality Practice Committee. The news release garnered more than 64 million views on various websites. The public was exposed to complementary digital advertising on celiac disease diagnosis more than 20 million times. The celiac diagnosis video alone received more than 60,000 YouTube views.

One member launched an innovative program inviting patients into her laboratory to see their cancer up close under the microscope. The CAP produced a video highlighting the pathologist-patient consultation that Lija Joseph, MD, FCAP, provides at Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts. A comprehensive digital advertising campaign for this program targeted consumers interested in health and those using the internet to research cancer and other diseases. This campaign reached 3.2 million people and garnered more than 20,000 YouTube video views.

In 2019, the CAP promoted pathologists through a four-month digital advertising campaign targeting health care executives and hospital leaders. The ads shared member value stories of pathologists working with executives at their health systems to deliver improved patient care at lower costs. Engagement with the ads surpassed goals based on industry benchmarks, providing over 10 million impressions and receiving approximately 30,000 clicks. Pathologists are leaders at their hospitals, working on important initiatives that drive quality. The CAP helps make sure health care administrators and executives know the important work being done in the laboratory.

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Members Save Lives and Grow As Leaders

Underserved women with limited access to health care often live with and die from undiagnosed breast and cervical cancers. In 2019, the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® programs provided free cancer screenings at 13 sites across the United States and diagnosed seven new cases of cancer. The program expanded in New York, and two new states were added—Indiana and Hawaii.

At the Hawaii See, Test & Treat, pathologists diagnosed two cases of cancer, one breast and one cervical, in two different patients. Thanks to the hospital’s onsite resources, the patient with the abnormal Pap test had same-day biopsies showing high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (CIN 3), an abnormality in the cells that line the cervix. See, Test & Treat connected the patient with a medical team for follow-up care after definitive surgery showed invasive cervical cancer.

While patients receive the life-saving benefit of early cancer detection, the pathologists who run See, Test & Treat programs become leaders in their hospitals/health systems and communities. They partner with their CEOs, health executives, and other physician specialists to bring a multidisciplinary team together for this vital service to their communities.

In addition to See, Test & Treat grant funding, the CAP Foundation awarded 25 scholarships to residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities in informatics and translational diagnostics. Twelve medical students interested in pathology received a travel stipend to attend CAP19. The medical student award continues to provide recipients the chance to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine. Seventy-five percent of awardees described their experience as a career-changing opportunity. All 10 of the 2018 medical student awardees are now enrolled in or seriously considering pathology residency programs.

Members Save Lives and Grow As Leaders

Underserved women with limited access to health care often live with and die from undiagnosed breast and cervical cancers. In 2019, the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® programs provided free cancer screenings at 13 sites across the United States and diagnosed seven new cases of cancer. The program expanded in New York, and two new states were added—Indiana and Hawaii.

At the Hawaii See, Test & Treat, pathologists diagnosed two cases of cancer, one breast and one cervical, in two different patients. Thanks to the hospital’s onsite resources, the patient with the abnormal Pap test had same-day biopsies showing high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (CIN 3), an abnormality in the cells that line the cervix. See, Test & Treat connected the patient with a medical team for follow-up care after definitive surgery showed invasive cervical cancer.

While patients receive the life-saving benefit of early cancer detection, the pathologists who run See, Test & Treat programs become leaders in their hospitals/health systems and communities. They partner with their CEOs, health executives, and other physician specialists to bring a multidisciplinary team together for this vital service to their communities.

In addition to See, Test & Treat grant funding, the CAP Foundation awarded 25 scholarships to residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities in informatics and translational diagnostics. Twelve medical students interested in pathology received a travel stipend to attend CAP19. The medical student award continues to provide recipients the chance to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine. Seventy-five percent of awardees described their experience as a career-changing opportunity. All 10 of the 2018 medical student awardees are now enrolled in or seriously considering pathology residency programs.

Members Save Lives and Grow As Leaders

Underserved women with limited access to health care often live with and die from undiagnosed breast and cervical cancers.

In 2019, the CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® programs provided free cancer screenings at 13 sites across the United States and diagnosed seven new cases of cancer. The program expanded in New York, and two new states were added—Indiana and Hawaii.

At the Hawaii See, Test & Treat, pathologists diagnosed two cases of cancer, one breast and one cervical, in two different patients. Thanks to the hospital’s onsite resources, the patient with the abnormal Pap test had same-day biopsies showing high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (CIN 3), an abnormality in the cells that line the cervix. See, Test & Treat connected the patient with a medical team for follow-up care after definitive surgery showed invasive cervical cancer.

While patients receive the life-saving benefit of early cancer detection, the pathologists who run See, Test & Treat programs become leaders in their hospitals/health systems and communities. They partner with their CEOs, health executives, and other physician specialists to bring a multidisciplinary team together for this vital service to their communities.

In addition to See, Test & Treat grant funding, the CAP Foundation awarded 25 scholarships to residents, fellows, and medical students to support leadership development and advanced training opportunities in informatics and translational diagnostics. Twelve medical students interested in pathology received a travel stipend to attend CAP19. The medical student award continues to provide recipients the chance to meet a diverse group of physicians dedicated to delivering the highest quality of patient care in pathology and laboratory medicine. Seventy-five percent of awardees described their experience as a career-changing opportunity. All 10 of the 2018 medical student awardees are now enrolled in or seriously considering pathology residency programs.

CAP FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY IMPACT

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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

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MEDICAL STUDENTS RECEIVED TRAVEL STIPENDS TO ATTEND CAP19

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MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES WHO DESCRIBED THEIR CAP19 EXPERIENCE AS A CAREER-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

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2018 MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES ENROLLED IN OR SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING PATHOLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

CAP FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY IMPACT

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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO
RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, AND
MEDICAL STUDENTS

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MEDICAL STUDENTS RECEIVED
TRAVEL STIPENDS TO
ATTEND CAP19

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MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES WHO DESCRIBED THEIR CAP19 EXPERIENCE AS A CAREER-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

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2018 MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES ENROLLED IN OR SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING PATHOLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

CAP FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY IMPACT

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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

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MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES WHO DESCRIBED THEIR CAP19 EXPERIENCE AS A CAREER-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

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MEDICAL STUDENTS RECEIVED TRAVEL STIPENDS TO ATTEND CAP19

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2018 MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDEES ENROLLED IN OR SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING PATHOLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Employees Practice Wellness and Give Back

A talented, engaged staff partners with members to advance the specialty of pathology and laboratory medicine. The CAP’s dedication to staff health and wellness received special recognition from ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs. The CAP was honored as a Silver winner of the 15th-annual Health at Work Awards. From supporting employees in managing debt, stress, and weight to helping them control their blood glucose levels, the organization promoted wellness throughout the year.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

The daily work of supporting pathologists to make people healthier reflects a strong commitment to social responsibility. However, CAP employees made an even bigger investment in their communities by marking more than 500 volunteer hours in 2019. For example, Katherine Hermina, a technical buyer in the purchasing department, traveled to rural Vietnam where she worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for local families in need. Many employees used their time away from work to support education, hunger relief, blood drives, care for the elderly, and more as a hands-on way to pay it forward. Also, the Community Outreach Task Force rallied staff to help charitable organizations, focusing on areas where staff work and live.

Employees Practice Wellness and Give Back

A talented, engaged staff partners with members to advance the specialty of pathology and laboratory medicine. The CAP’s dedication to staff health and wellness received special recognition from ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs. The CAP was honored as a Silver winner of the 15th-annual Health at Work Awards. From supporting employees in managing debt, stress, and weight to helping them control their blood glucose levels, the organization promoted wellness throughout the year.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

The daily work of supporting pathologists to make people healthier reflects a strong commitment to social responsibility. However, CAP employees made an even bigger investment in their communities by marking more than 500 volunteer hours in 2019. For example, Katherine Hermina, a technical buyer in the purchasing department, traveled to rural Vietnam where she worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for local families in need. Many employees used their time away from work to support education, hunger relief, blood drives, care for the elderly, and more as a hands-on way to pay it forward. Also, the Community Outreach Task Force rallied staff to help charitable organizations, focusing on areas where staff work and live.

Employees Practice Wellness and Give Back

A talented, engaged staff partners with members to advance the specialty of pathology and laboratory medicine.

The CAP’s dedication to staff health and wellness received special recognition from ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs. The CAP was honored as a Silver winner of the 15th-annual Health at Work Awards. From supporting employees in managing debt, stress, and weight to helping them control their blood glucose levels, the organization promoted wellness throughout the year.

In recognition of the CAP’s qualities as a socially responsible employer, Companies That Care once again named the CAP to its Honor Roll. This national list recognized employers for outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement, especially in the areas of education, diversity, and inclusion.

The daily work of supporting pathologists to make people healthier reflects a strong commitment to social responsibility. However, CAP employees made an even bigger investment in their communities by marking more than 500 volunteer hours in 2019. For example, Katherine Hermina, a technical buyer in the purchasing department, traveled to rural Vietnam where she worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for local families in need. Many employees used their time away from work to support education, hunger relief, blood drives, care for the elderly, and more as a hands-on way to pay it forward. Also, the Community Outreach Task Force rallied staff to help charitable organizations, focusing on areas where staff work and live.