American Pathology Foundation (APF) Announces 2016 Annual Meeting

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Pathology Foundation (APF), a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology, announces its partnership with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for the second year to co-locate its annual conference. The 2016 Annual Meeting, “Pathology and Lab Medicine: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond,” will take place Sept. 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Pathologists and laboratory practice managers are encountering a number of administrative, operational and reimbursement-related challenges in this new era of value-based care. Through our partnership with ASCP, this collaborative Annual Meeting provides tremendous value to those in this market looking for diverse educational and networking opportunities,” said Dr. Karen Thompson, president of the American Pathology Foundation. “The combined slate of pathology and administrative experts will address practical, effective and actionable solutions for real change as we navigate through the days ahead.”

Registration for the conference will afford attendees access to 12 APF educational sessions specifically developed to meet pathologists’ and practice managers’ most current management needs:

  • Leadership Skills for Laboratory Professionals
  • Why Strategic Planning Matters
  • Filling the Gaps in Your Budget with Clinical Trials Testing
  • Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Diagnostic Tests
  • Legal Updates for Pathologists
  • The Ongoing Journey Towards High Reliability
  • A Clinician’s and a Clinical Pathologist’s Odyssey in Bringing the Lab to the Forefront
  • How to Give Effective Feedback
  • Tips for Being an Effective Interviewer
  • Conflict Resolution for Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals
  • Supervisory Survival Guide
  • Effective Leadership Strategies for the Multicultural Workplace

In addition to the APF sessions, attendees will have access to all ASCP meeting sessions, three keynote talks, networking receptions, and the blended exhibit hall with 70+ engaging pathology vendors. For detailed information, see the APF Annual Meeting brochure, or to register, visit www.ascp.org/APF2016.

About APF

The American Pathology Foundation (APF) is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959, the Foundation focuses on providing quality educational programs and practice management resources for its members which consist of pathologists in private practice, hospital and academic settings, independent labs and residency. Non-physician pathology practice managers are an integral component of the APF membership and are active in the Foundation’s programs. APF publishes its Pathology Service Coding Handbook, an intuitive 700+ page resource for pathology coding with quarterly updated information and billing guidance. For more information on APF, visit www.apfconnect.org or connect with us on Twitter at @PATHconnect, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About ASCP

Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is a medical professional society with more than 100,000 member board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, laboratory professionals, and students. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit www.ascp.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ascp_chicago and connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ASCP.Chicago.

Media Contact: Jennifer Jennings Anderson Interactive, on behalf of APF jennifer@andersoni.com 770-900-5456

Source:American Pathology Association