2019 Annual Meeting
Countdown to the 2019 Annual Meeting Registration Opening
Message from the Executive Vice President...
The Annual Meeting is a given. It’s expected, anticipated, exhilarating, exhausting, transformative, consequential, challenging, compelling. It’s a resource, a culture medium, an integrated platform, a bridge, a skyway. People come from around the world because they must, because they should, pulled by the Academy’s engagement magnet. They come for discovery, to experience others’ imagination, to learn, sustain, excel, grow, experience family. They come for reunion, exchange, sharing, inspiration-intuitively certain that USCAP will give it to them, and it is….given.
At this historical time when the Nation’s capital is on a global stage, so is USCAP’s Annual Meeting at National Harbor, Maryland, close to Washington, D.C. The venue offers the convenient integration of hotel and convention space under a glass ceiling, at the edge of the bay, at the edge of discovery. Shuttles will operate to Washington, D.C. to encourage new experiences outside the conference milieu. Inside will be the content and organization you expect, with special sensitivity to diversity and inclusion and the integration of lactation and quiet (meditation) rooms.
The Annual Meeting format is under evaluation and revision by Strategists composed of Education Committee and Board Members collaborating with operational staff and the EVP. The first changes implemented for 2019 include shortening the meeting by one day (elimination of the final Friday), scheduling the Evening Specialty Conferences a half hour earlier (starting at 7:00 pm), and adding eight additional Interactive Microscopy Courses.
A new Association Management web platform will facilitate general registration and course selection, and there will be a dedicated registration area for faculty only.
The 2019 program is designed to exceed your expectations and expose you to contemporary and vibrant pathology education at its best. The Academy encourages you to make the most of this conference, designed for a broad spectrum of learning and social opportunities from the Long Course on Dermatopathology to the extraordinary Generation U celebration.
Augment your general registration with access to the plethora of Companion Society meetings, and pre-select short courses, interactive microscopy sessions, evening specialty conferences and special courses in genomics, quality and patient safety, and leadership. Do this up front when you register for the meeting- don’t wait to secure your place in courses that mean the most to you and which usually sell out. Each interactive microscopy session can accommodate only nine learners, so be sure to review the fantastic lineup of instructors and topics. We intend to welcome 100 registrants for each Hot Topics session, but seating is limited. Act early.
The Academy has received more than 3000 abstracts, with top research destined for platform and poster sessions. Dr. David S. Klimstra of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will deliver the Maude Abbott Lecture and Dr. Jeroen A.W.M. van der Laak of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (The Netherlands) will address artificial intelligence, computational pathology and computer-based learning for the Timely Topics lecture. The Generation U party is a celebration of our profession and USCAP’s expression of appreciation for all attending the meeting. The USCAP Honors provide special recognition for sustained achievement in our discipline.
USCAP regularly reinvents its conferences with an eye on the cutting edge and the growth curve. Personalized education, mentoring and outreach are core values that permeate the character and fiber of the Annual Meeting. Experience it for yourself, engage for life, unlock your ingenuity and make USCAP your ultimate learning destination.
David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC
Executive Vice President