Meet the pace of new scientific applications and technological advances with inside knowledge from CAP18 industry partners. Gain a unique perspective to avoid the pitfalls and boost success when applying these emerging sciences to practical reality from some of those on the front lines. A complimentary meal will be provided during these events.

The CAP does not endorse the content of the industry workshops, individual presenters, or sponsoring companies.

Sunday, October 21

CAP State Pathology Society Breakfast Workshop — Growing Membership in Your State Pathology Society

Presenter: Bekra Yorke, MD and Mathew R. Foster, MD, FCAP

Sunday, October 21
6:45–7:45 AM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Looking for guidance to make your state society healthier? Hear from leaders of two active state pathology societies sharing membership strategies they use. Remember that when working with elected officials, the number of members in an organization affects its ability to impact decisions and guide policy.

Presenter
Bekra Yorke, MD
President, Texas Society of Pathologists
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Mathew R. Foster, MD, FCAP
President, Virginia Society for Pathology
Pathology Consultants of Central Virginia
Lynchburg, Virginia

IWSL800 Complimentary Industry Lunch Workshop — Tissue Stewardship in the Age of Comprehensive Biomarker Testing in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Presenter: John Longshore, PhD, FACMG, Carolinas Pathology Group

Presented by: AstraZeneca

Sunday, October 21
11:45 AM–1:15 PM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

This pathologist-delivered program highlights the importance of good tissue stewardship for performing comprehensive biomarker testing and providing quality care to patients with NSCLC.

Presenter
John Longshore, PhD, FACMG, Carolinas Pathology Group

The CAP does not endorse the content of the industry workshops, individual presenters, or sponsoring companies.

IWSL802 Complimentary Industry Lunch Workshop — Concordance Between an Automated, Ready-to-Use MMR IHC Panel and Next-Generation Sequencing for Identification of MMR Status and BRAF V600E Mutations in Colorectal Cancer

Presenter: Shalini Singh, MD, Senior Director, Pathology Office, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and
Eric Konnick, MD, University of Washington

Presented by: Roche

Sunday, October 21
11:45 AM–1:15 PM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

The importance of MMR testing is highlighted by changes in clinical practice guidelines and recent news regarding other emerging utilities. This session will discuss the agreement between IHC and molecular testing using a fully automated, ready-to-use MMR IHC panel that includes BRAF V600E IHC, which is concordant, versus molecular methods (including NGS) for the identification of dMMR/pMMR CRC cases.

Presenter
Shalini Singh, MD, Senior Director, Pathology Office, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Eric Konnick, MD, University of Washington

The CAP does not endorse the content of the industry workshops, individual presenters, or sponsoring companies.

IWSL803 Complimentary Industry Lunch Workshop — Updates on Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Squamous Carcinoma and Ovarian Serous Borderline Tumors: Classification, Differential Diagnosis, and Staging

Presenter: Jesse McKenney, MD and Bin Yang, MD, PhD

Presented by: Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Sunday, October 21
11:45 AM–1:15 PM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Presenter
Jesse McKenney, MD
Bin Yang, MD, PhD

The CAP does not endorse the content of the industry workshops, individual presenters, or sponsoring companies.

Tuesday, October 23

CWTB840 CAP Breakfast Workshop — Establishing Best Practices for Digital Pathology System Interoperability

Presenter: Raj C. Dash, MD, FCAP

Tuesday, October 23
7:30–8:45 AM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Recent advancements in digital imaging technologies serve to significantly alter traditional workflows within anatomic pathology laboratories. In Europe and Canada with implementations evolving and advancing rapidly, whole slide digital technologies have been leveraged in the past few years to compensate for the shortage of expert pathologists. In the US, the advent of Food and Drug Administration approval of the first whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis has reignited focus on use cases and value propositions for various vended solutions. However, minimal literature has been published that speaks to optimal interactions amongst current and future vended solutions. The presentation will discuss ongoing efforts underway to address this gap, describe likely scenarios for product development over the next few years, and provide anatomic pathology practices with a better understanding of how and when they might best take advantage of these technologies.

Presenter
Raj C. Dash, MD, FCAP
Duke Health System
Professor and Vice-Chair for IT, Department of Pathology
Director, Laboratory Informatics Strategy & Medical Director, Laboratory Information Systems

CWTB841 CAP Breakfast Workshop — Light-Sheet Microscopy for Slide-Free 3D Digital Pathology

Presenter: Lawrence D. True, MD, FCAP and Nicholas Reder, MD, MPH

Tuesday, October 23
7:30–8:45 AM
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Light-sheet microscopy (LSM) is a fluorescence microscopy technique that produces high-resolution, 3D images. However, commercially available LSM systems are ill-suited for clinical applications. Our engineering-pathology group at the University of Washington created an open-top LSM specifically designed for imaging clinical specimens in 3D (ie, biopsies and surgical resections). We will describe their engineering-pathology collaboration, give a brief overview of the technology, show example use-cases, and explain how this emerging technology could impact the practice of pathology.

Presenter
Lawrence D. True, MD, FCAP
University of Washington Medical Center

Nicholas Reder, MD, MPH
University of Washington Medical Center