October 8-11
Gaylord National, Maryland
(Washington, DC, area)

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Industry and CAP Workshops

Monday, October 9
7:30–8:45 AM

IWMB705 Industry Breakfast Workshop – Biomarkers in Immuno-Oncology

This seminar will examine the status of cancer immunotherapies and the use of predictive biomarkers to guide therapy.


Steve Anderson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Covance/LabCorp
Taylor Jensen, PhD, Director, Research and Development, Sequenom/LabCorp

Tuesday, October 10
7:30–8:45 AM

CWTB740 CAP Breakfast Workshop – Justifying the Introduction of Emerging Technologies Into a Pathology Department: How to Develop a Business Plan

While the discipline of surgical pathology remains the traditional “gold standard” for clinical tissue diagnoses, technological advances in biomedical optics and quantitative image analysis are rapidly emerging as complimentary diagnostic and prognostic tools for pathologists. As with all new medical technologies, investment justifications often need to be considered before formal reimbursement codes are established. Using the emerging technology of ex-vivo microscopy (EVM) as an example, this presentation will consider how to build a business plan to justify investing in such technology, in terms of the impact on workflow, productivity, changes in clinical services, new capital purchases, and trainee education.

Tuesday, October 10
7:30–8:45 AM

CWTB741 CAP Breakfast Workshop – A Laboratory Information System Implementation of Epic Proportions: The Ongoing Saga of One Academic Health System

One of the largest installations of Epic’s software for anatomic and clinical pathology laboratories was completed at Duke University Medical Center in October of 2014. This breakfast workshop will provide an account of the work involved in team building, go-live planning, post-go-live challenges, and operational governance. The workshop has been updated this year to include a more in-depth look at the Beaker data model, with associated reporting and analytic tools available for data dissection. Presenters will cover software implementation and informatics principles; and, in general, the information will be applicable regardless of the information system selected by a health system. A significant amount of time will be devoted to a question and answer session to address specifics, so please come prepared with your questions to contribute to a lively open discussion.


Raj Dash, MD, FCAP

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