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Physician Experts Discuss Advances in Genetic Testing & Laboratory Medicine at CAP'14, Sept. 7-10, Chicago @Pathologists

Released: 21-Aug-2014 5:30 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: College of American Pathologists (CAP)
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Physician Experts Available to Discuss Advances in Molecular Medicine and
Genetic Testing at the College of American Pathologists’ annual meeting—
CAP ’14: Sept. 7-10, Chicago

NORTHFIELD, ILL. —New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special features at the College of American Pathologists’ annual scientific and education meeting, CAP’14—THE Pathologists’ Meeting, Sept. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

World-renowned experts in pathology and laboratory medicine are available to speak about the clinical and economic impact of genomic-based testing, as well as share insights on the pathologist’s role in coordinated care models and appropriate test selection to reduce medical costs and unnecessary testing.
Highlighted scientific topics and educational courses to be featured at CAP’14 include:

• Special Scientific Plenary Session: “Molecular Medicine—Can We Afford It?”, lead by national thought leaders:
o Debra G.B. Leonard, MD, PhD, FCAP, chair of pathology at the University of Vermont
o David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, a health economist at the University of Chicago
o Adam C. Berger, PhD, director of the Instituteof Medicine’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health

Beyond the microscope, emerging technologies and new ways to guide clinical decision making
• The use clinical informatics in an era of meaningful use

View a complete list of CAP’14 media “hot topics” by day and by subject on cap.org. Contact CAP Media at media@cap.org for free media registration or to arrange an interview with one of the experts – before, during, or following CAP’14. Physician experts are media-trained.

About Pathologists
Sometimes called the “doctor’s doctor,” pathologists are physicians who use laboratory medicine to identify and diagnose disease from pre-birth to post-death. They work with other physicians on the patient care team to guide treatment for medical conditions, from diabetes to cancer.

About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently has customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,600 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at cap.org. Follow the CAP on Twitter: @pathologists.

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