CAP13More than 1,000 pathologists will soon convene for the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), whose scientific and educational program will showcase experts presenting research findings in the areas of anatomic and clinical pathology.

CAP’13 will be held from October 13 to 16, at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Fla.

The special focus for this year’s meeting is endocrine pathology, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, and growth disorders.

Highlights include:

  • The Metabolic Syndrome: the facts about this obesity-related disease and the pathologist’s role in patient management
  • Advances in tumor genomic profiling for lung, colon, skin, and thyroid cancers
  • New evidence-based recommendations for HER2 testing in breast cancer
  • More than 630 abstract and case study submissions, representing the largest number of posters ever presented at a CAP annual meeting

Attend the spotlight event to hear Eric J. Topol, MD, a premier cardiologist, genetic researcher, and technologist, discuss his vision of the future of health care. Reception immediately following in the Connection Café and Exhibits for all attendees and guests.

Click here to listen to CLP‘s recent editorial podcast, featuring an interview with Dr. Topol.

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CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Live streaming courses will be offered with no registration fee for those who are unable to attend CAP ’13. CME will not be offered for viewing a session via live streaming.

With more than 18,000 physician members, the organization has led lab accreditation for more than 50 years, with more than 7,500 CAP-accredited labs in 50 countries.

[Source: CAP]