Come to be inspired. Leave with ideas that change lives.
The CAP builds on the success of its inaugural Inspiration Stage program for CAP18. Join us at the Inspiration Stage where three storytellers offer a glimpse into how they reach out beyond the world of their laboratories to make people healthier.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 – 9:15 AM
Meet Our Speakers
Crystal Moore, MD, PhD, FCAP/Physician and Success Strategist
Provides support and resources for those in crisis
As a pathologist, she diagnoses cancer all the time. But early in her residency, the professional became personal when Dr. Moore’s mother and sister faced their own difficult diagnoses. Dr. Moore became a doctor in crisis. Twenty years later, she uses the wisdom of her experience to counsel patients and colleagues on their own personal journeys.
Lija Joseph, MD, FCAP/Cancer Patient Educator
Helps patients see and understand their diagnoses
When a breast cancer patient wanted to see the dragon she was slaying, she turned to Dr. Joseph, who has opened her laboratory to dozens of patients. Dr. Joseph learned a long time ago that if something is important and necessary, but doesn’t exist, she can be the first to build it. Until March of last year, patients had never seen the pathology department of her hospital. Since then, 32 patients have viewed their tissue under a microscope.
How One Pathologist Helps Patients Confront the Dragon They are Slaying
When a breast cancer patient wanted to actually see her cancer cells—what she called the dragon she was slaying, she turned to Dr. Lija Joseph, a pathologist at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts. Since March of last year, Dr. Joseph has opened her laboratory to over 30 patients, allowing them to view their tissue under a microscope.
In this CAPcast interview, Dr. Joseph shares her experience with patients and how it has impacted her practice as a pathologist.
Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP/Opioid Addiction Awareness Advocate
Pathologists can and should be on the front lines in the fight against opioid addiction.
More Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 than those killed in the Vietnam War. Dr. Magnani works with opiod addicts every day, analyzing toxicology results and trying to save lives. She sees people at their worst, when they’re in a desperate battle, wrestling with their addictions.