Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Today, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding education for pathologists and pathology residents.
Canada and many states in the United States require continuing medical education (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.
Over the last five years, pathologists and residents have increased their demand for CME that enables them to expand their skills and leadership in emerging healthcare delivery models. Pathologists and residents around the world will benefit from the new alliance. “We are excited to collaborate with ASCP,” says David B. Kaminsky, M.D., 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.”
This alliance comes at an important time in the evolution of health care. The resources ASCP and USCAP will provide support efforts to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance the overall quality and efficiency of the United States and Canadian healthcare systems. It supports highly-skilled physicians and serves as a gateway to medical progress and innovation.
“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.”
While the agreement has only recently been signed, both organizations have already initiated plans to unveil a new collection of CME offerings in the near future.
Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is a medical professional society with more than 100,000 member board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, laboratory professionals, and students. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit http://www.ascp.org. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ascp_chicago and connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ASCP.Chicago.
For more than 100 years, the USCAP has been the global leader for advancing knowledge in the field of pathology. We uniquely offer the highest standards of pathology education and attract leaders among our 10,000 members in more than 26 key pathology concentrations. Through our remarkable faculty and by supporting innovation and scientific breakthroughs in our field, the USCAP leads “global health through education” around the world. To learn more about USCAP, please visit http://www.uscap.org.