ASCP and USCAP form strategic alliance

Aug. 13, 2014

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding education for pathologists and pathology residents. Both organizations have initiated plans to unveil a new collection of continuing medical education (CME) offerings in the near future.

Canada and many states in the United States require CME for medical professionals to maintain their licenses. CME includes educational activities which serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships that physicians use to provide services for patients. In recent years, pathologists and residents have increased their demand for CME that enables them to expand their skills and leadership in emerging healthcare delivery models. Both organizations have already initiated plans to unveil a new collection of CME offerings.

ASCP and USCAP representatives assert that pathologists and residents around the world will benefit from the new alliance. They say that the resources the organizations provide will support efforts to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance the overall quality and efficiency of the United States and Canadian healthcare systems.

“We are excited to collaborate with ASCP,” says David B. Kaminsky, MD, FIAC, USCAP Executive Vice President. “Its organizational commitment to dynamic and rich learning experiences involves customized, solutions-based education that is highly sought after by pathologists globally.”

“USCAP has an unparalleled reputation for providing pathologists with high-quality continuing medical education at the investigative and applied practice level,” says ASCP CEO/Executive Vice President E. Blair Holladay, PhD, SCT(ASCP)CM. “By working together, we can meet the global demand for pathology education that explores new technologies and practices.” Learn more about both organizations.

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