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From the President’s Desk: Practice engagement resources for all

January 2019—Excellence in the laboratory can have a powerful impact on the culture of our institutions because we come into contact with so many and so much. Mostly, we just need to do complex things extremely well and make it look easy. In other words, practice pathology. The more than 50 pathologists and numerous laboratory professionals in my group practice, Delta Pathology, serve nearly 100 institutions across Louisiana and Mississippi.

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From the President’s Desk—CAP accreditation: perspective-taking 101

October 2018—I grew up in the CAP as a volunteer in the Laboratory Accreditation Program. It’s a good place to dive in. Many of us do what I did—work our way through many volunteer opportunities over 30 years or more because each was so interesting. There are an amazing number of ways a person can approach challenges in a laboratory; more amazing is how many of the approaches will work. Partly that’s because the learning cuts both ways—I’ve learned as much when we were inspecting another laboratory as when my laboratory was being inspected.

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From the President’s Desk: Policies to protect and preserve

September 2018—CAP leadership presents a gamut of responsibilities, including the enforcement of policies adopted to protect members and staff. What I am about to discuss is relevant to all organizations and work settings. As you read on, I hope you will reflect on how tolerance for inappropriate behavior could have an impact on your own workplace and what steps you can take to protect yourself, your colleagues, and by extension your patients.

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From the President's Desk: What we learn from member surveys

May 2018—As a professional society, we want to know what our members need so we can provide services and programs to help them excel. We know that pathology practices are diverse because they have to be—science is never static. We also know that practice settings vary widely. In short, CAP members’ interests and concerns are uncommonly diverse because our field is uncommonly diverse.

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