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Connect, Network, and Join the Community at CAP21

Key events you should plan to attend.

Connect, Network, and Join the Community at CAP21

Key events you should plan to attend.

Friday, September 24


Welcome Reception

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Hosted by the House of Delegates and Residents Forum.

Saturday, September 25


8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Residency can be nerve-racking, from making a first impression on a big interview, to how to respond to a first offer, and everything in between. Join leaders and colleagues to gain from one-on-one mock interviews, refine your CV with expert input, learn financial preparedness, and how to negotiate a contract. This meeting is a must-attend for all who want to be ready for what comes next.


If I Knew Then What I Know Now

7:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast and joint session hosted by the House of Delegates along with the Residents Forum. Residents will get take-away tips on establishing your reputation and working in a multi-generational medical practice as we explore issues on the minds of today’s pathologists. Pathology residents will directly query seasoned HOD members in this first-of-its-kind dialogue.


7:00 AM – 3:45 PM

This is an all-member event. Gain insights in two focus areas: Responding to the 21st Century Cures Act and making the most of your medical practice. Connect with thought leaders and colleagues in this interactive format to strengthen your understanding and spur your success.  


4:00 – 5:00 PM

This is an all-member event. Connect and learn from CAP leadership about CAP’s performance and which priorities will top the agenda as our new President. We will also install four newly elected members to the Board of Governors, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the new President-Elect.


6:30 – 10:00 PM

Come celebrate our achievements of this past year with the welcomed familiarity of colleagues in a cozy, speakeasy themed event with dinner, jazz, and libations. All members are welcome as we toast to our newly elected CAP President and our bright future.

Sunday, September 26


1:00 – 2:15 PM

Battling the HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer Epidemic: Why Pathologists are Critical to Patient Care


7:30 – 9:00 PM

(Must be a 2020 contributor to attend. Contributions will be accepted at the door)

Monday, September 27


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Join an engaging forum to ask questions and discuss health care policy matters, whether it is related to private payer rates in your state or federal legislation in Washington, DC–gain the insights important to you and your practice.

John Barry

Pandemic Response: Science on the Frontier
John M. Barry
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Join us to hear this year’s Keynote Speaker John M. Barry, author of #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Great Influenza, the Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. CAP21 attendees will learn what the 1918 epidemic can tell us about our situation today and provide lessons for the future. Barry was born in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Brown University in 1968. Barry advised the White House in the Bush and Obama administrations, the United Nations, state and local governments, and the private sector on disaster and pandemic preparedness, mitigation, and response. The only non-scientist ever to give the National Academies of Sciences Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture, he has served on advisory boards at MIT and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Barry has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Times Magazine, Fortune, The Washington Post, Esquire, and other publications and frequently appears as a guest commentator on networks in the U.S., including NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s World News Tonight, and PBS’s The News Hour. Barry is currently a Distinguished Scholar at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


CAP Foundation See, Test & Treat Anniversary Event

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

When the late Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, recognized a significant need for cancer screening in the Standing Rock Native American Community, the first See, Test & Treat event began. With Dr. Herbek’s unwavering support, pathologists provided free breast and cervical cancer screening with same-day results and treatment plans in a respectful, inclusive environment. Since 2011, this life-saving program has expanded to provide more than 100 See, Test & Treat events serving nearly 6,500 women.

Join us for an evening of appetizers and cocktails as we celebrate 10 years connecting communities to this life-saving preventative care.

Tuesday, September 28


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Reversing the Gender Leadership Gap: Taking Action to Create Meaningful Change