ADASP Annual Meeting
March 16, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
Woodrow Wilson B

Time Topic/Title Speaker(s)

8:00-8:10 am

Welcome & Introduction

David Lucas, MD

8:10 - 8:40 am Benchmarking Academic Anatomic Pathologists: An Evidence-Based Approach Barbara Ducatman, MD

8:40 - 9:10 am

Balancing Workload in the Era of Subspecialization: How to Divvy Up Apples & Oranges

  • Navigate subspecialization and balance workload
  • Review framework of subspecialization in Anatomic Pathology
  • Discuss different methods of calculating workload: RVUs, Royal College of Pathologists point system, slide counts

Christina Kong, MD

9:10 - 9:40 am

Beyond Bean Counting: Demonstrating the Value of Pathology to the Healthcare System

  • Discuss why communicating value is critical for your practice
  • Recognize the value pathology brings to the system
  • Review tactics to demonstrate value internally and externally

Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD

9:40 - 10:10 am



Diagnostic Management Team: Demonstration of Value in Clinical Care

  • Explain what a Diagnostic Management Team (DMT) is and what it does
  • Explore the impact of the DMT on clinical outcome and cost
  • Describe the obstacles to widespread DMT implementation

Michael Laposata, MD

10:40 - 11:25 am

Panel Discussion
Diagnostic Management Team: Demonstration of Value in Clinical Care

John Goldblum, MD
Donna Hansel, MD
Mike LaPosata, MD
Barbara Ducatman, MD

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Physician Burnout: Perspectives in Pathology

  • Describe the syndrome of physician disengagement and burnout
  • Identify the factors that contribute to physician and pathologist burnout
  • Consider rationale for and strategies at organizational and leadership level to reverse burnout

Vinita Parkash, MD

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Promoting Physician Wellness

  • Understand that clinician wellness is influenced by a combination of systemic and individual drivers
  • Relate the importance of wellness habits to clinical and leadership roles
  • Choose at least one individual wellness habit to regularly incorporate into daily practice

James Clements, MD

2:00 - 2:15 pm


2:15 - 2:45 pm

The case for Direct to Patient Communication and Disclosure from Pathologists

  • Describe the role of disclosure in Medicine.
  • Review a structured process for setting up a direct to patient disclosure program in Pathology
  • Understand the reasons for the increasing role of direct to patient communication in Pathology

Vanita Parkash, MD

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Appreciating Our Impact: 
Pathology as the Foundation of Cancer Care in Malawi

  • Recognize the obstacles to cancer care in resource limited areas of sub-Saharan Africa
  • Describe development of pathology laboratory in Malawi
  • Discuss the impact of pathology on cancer care

Yuri Fedoriw, MD

3:15 - 3:30 pm

President’s Summary & Take-Home/Action Items

David Lucas, MD 

Credit Designation:

This activity (2019 ADASP Annual Meeting) has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP). The ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.