Design Your Experience

Build upon your knowledge as we kick off a full day of education starting on Saturday, September 21. For a complete immersion, continue through Wednesday, September 25 for a total 5 days of the best and most relevant courses you seek. Access the knowledge, tools and support needed to advance your practice and improve patient care. Register today as many of the highly sought-after courses close out early

Faculty Podcasts

How can CAP19 help you advance your practice and improve patient care? Curious to hear more about what you will learn from our distinguished faculty? Listen to our faculty podcast interviews to learn more about our CAP19 courses.

Smart Test Ordering: How Pathologists Can Lead

Speaker: Dr. Gary Procop

Identifying Parasites in Tissues and Cytologic Specimens

Speaker: Dr. Julie Ribes

Scientific Plenary

The Patient Microbiome

James Versalovic, MD, PhD, FCAP
Colleen S. Kraft, MD, MS
Christoph A. Thaiss, PhD

Sunday, September 22

This year’s scientific plenary discussion focuses on the microbiome and its relevance to future patient therapies. Attending this event will instill an understanding about this emerging science, its relevancy to everyday practice, and the impact on pathology and laboratory medicine. Facilitated by CAP member James Versalovic, MD, PhD, FCAP, our scientific plenary panel is comprised of pioneering microbiologists and researchers.

Laboratory Professionals Program

CAP19 is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and receive practical advice. This new program, designed for the entire laboratory staff, is an exploration of laboratory excellence, emerging trends, best practices, and inspector preparation—all in a day and one-half.


New Genitourinary Course Added

The world of genitourinary (GU) pathology is rapidly evolving. Using relevant case studies and interactive learning, we will explore the latest developments in GU diagnostics, as well as methods to better optimize patient care.

Focus on GU Pathology: Advanced Answers for Daily Practice
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The cost of this informative full-day course is included in your CAP19 global or daily registration.

Course Code: A1996S
Credit Type: 6.50 CME/SAM Credits

Genitourinary (GU) neoplasia is a continuously evolving diagnostic area, with numerous evidence-based changes reflected in the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) and 8th edition American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) manuals, as well as emerging molecular data in the literature. Join Dr. Donna E. Hansel and a team of renowned GU experts as they navigate these challenges by providing a practical approach for diagnosing prostate, kidney, bladder, penile, and testicular neoplastic and benign entities. They will use case-based discussions to review the morphology, H&E differential diagnosis, application of immunohistochemistry and molecular tests, and updated staging considerations based on anatomic location. These GU experts will also cover implications on clinical therapies and communications with urology and oncology colleagues to optimize patient care. Specific topics will include common and uncommon entities within the prostate, kidney, bladder, and testis with an emphasis on practical diagnostic pearls. This intermediate to advanced full-day course is targeted to general surgical pathologists and utilizes didactic and interactive approaches to facilitate learning.


8:00 AM–8:15 AMWelcome Donna E. Hansel, MD, PhD, FCAP (Moderator)
8:15 AM–9:45 AM

Prostate Pathology

Morphology and Classification
Peter A. Humphrey, MD, PhD, FCAP

Staging and Clinical Therapy
John C. Cheville, MD, FCAP

Prostate Interactive Exercises
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, FCAP and Donna E. Hansel, MD, PhD, FCAP

9:45 AM–10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Kidney Pathology

Morphology and Classification
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, FCAP

Staging and Clinical Therapy
Debra L. Zynger, MD, MS, FCAP

Kidney Interactive Exercises
John C. Cheville, MD, FCAP and Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP

11:30 AM–12:00 PM

Penile Pathology

Penile Pathology Overview
John C. Cheville, MD, FCAP

11:30 AM–12:00 PMLunch and Meet the Faculty (boxed lunch provided)
1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Bladder Pathology

Morphology and Classification
Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP

Staging and Clinical Therapy
Donna E. Hansel, MD, PhD, FCAP

Bladder Interactive Exercises
Peter A. Humphrey, MD, PhD, FCAP and Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, FCAP

2:30 PM–2:45 PMBreak
2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Testes Pathology

Overview and Cases
Debra L. Zynger, MD, MS, FCAP

3:45 PM-4:00 PM

Questions and Answers

Closing Remarks
Donna E. Hansel, MD, PhD, FCAP


Our abstracts program offers pathologists and research scientists the opportunity to present original research to their peers in a poster presentation format. Editors from the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine will evaluate submissions to this program.

New Satellite Symposium

This symposium will provide participating pathology professionals with visually driven, evidence-based, and practical expert instruction on biomarker testing in the era of precision cancer immunotherapy.

A Pan-Cancer, Pan-Biomarker Exploration of the Opportunities to Realize the Potential of Precision Immuno-Oncology: Are Pathology Professionals Ready for the Challenge?
Monday, September 23
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Note symposiums are live educational programs with CME funded through a grant by an exhibitor and independently organized by a third party.

CAP19 CME/CE Accreditation Statement​


The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1

The CAP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 36.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE (Continuing Education for nonphysicians)

The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.25 credits of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)

The CAP is pleased to demonstrate its continuing commitment to your professional development through SAMs offered with many CAP19 education courses. This year, you may earn up to 36.75 SAM credits. CAP SAMs are a key component of your educational experience as they provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate competency at the cutting edge of pathology science and skill. Expert faculty develop each SAM alongside experienced assessment developers. CAP SAMs deliver:
  • Top-tier, subspecialty medical educators who develop and lead courses
  • Highly interactive formats
  • Outcomes-based learning
Progressive pathologists need progressive education and information. For your convenience, the CAP provides all CAP19 SAMs online at We will provide instructions for accessing CAP19 SAMs at the meeting.
I was looking for the practical advice that I could take home right away and use to improve patient care. I did not want a reiteration of a text book. The take-aways I received from the CAP meeting have really added value to my practice. I look forward to attending future meetings!

Thank you to the Curriculum Committee

We especially thank members of the Curriculum Committee for their collaboration, commitment, and expertise in planning CAP19 education sessions.

Sarah M. Bean, MD, FCAP, Chair
Bruce A. Beckwith, MD, FCAP
Kyle T. Bradley, MD, MS, FCAP
Gregory G. Davis, MD, FCAP
Larissa V. Furtado, MD, FCAP
Donna E. Hansel, MD, PhD, FCAP
David C. Hoak, MD, FCAP
John M. Kennedy, MD
Christina S. Kong, MD, FCAP
Gordon L. Love, MD, FCAP
Kisha A. Mitchell Richards, MD, FCAP
Robert M. Najarian, MD, FCAP, Vice Chair
Jessica L. Poisson, MD, FCAP
David L. Slater, MD, FCAP
John C. Spinosa, MD, PhD, FCAP
Laura J. Tafe, MD, FCAP
Lynne Uhl, MD, FCAP