U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) names Emory professor as new President

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 25, 2016


Holly Korschun

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Volkan Adsay

N. Volkan Adsay, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and vice chair and director of anatomic pathology, has been named new President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Adsay's one-year term was effective April 1, 2016.

"It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have been selected to serve as President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in the coming year," says Adsay."

"USCAP is the premier organization for academic pathologists in North America," notes Tristram Parslow, MD, PhD, the chair of pathology at Emory," so Dr. Adsay's presidency reflects not just his expertise in gastrointestinal pathology and pancreatic cancer, but also his stature as an international leader in pathology practice and education."

For several years, the United States and Canadian Academy has set a goal of creating better pathologists and improving access to its educational material through modern delivery methods. Central to this goal is the establishment of the Powers-Sanchez Interactive Center and the Linder Learning Center in Palm Springs, CA. Together, these two state-of-the-art facilities represent the most advanced, interactive learning environment providing the ultimate in continuing medical education for pathologists.

"This has been a pivotal year at the Academy and I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Adsay to continue moving USCAP forward," says Dr. David B. Kaminsky, executive vice president of USCAP. "The Interactive and Learning Centers set the standard for contemporary educational offerings and will determine the future design of diagnostics."

The Powers-Sanchez Interactive Center opened in October 2015 and is the first phase of a unique learning facility that will be completed with the Linder Learning Center, opening later this month. The Interactive Center offers year-round courses in all subspecialties of anatomic pathology and simulates the clinical sign-out and active consultation practices in back-to-basics microscopy. The Center features:

  • Two laboratories, each with an 18-head teaching microscope and 17 personal-use microscopes
  • Ultrasound equipment for hands-on instruction in performing FNA biopsies with interpretations
  • High definition cameras with telepathology software

The Linder Learning Center unites pathologist across the globe with live courses at the Interactive Center with its broadcast studio and conference theater.

It is designed for real-time broadcasts and digital asset productions targeted to global outreach and the education of pathologists world-wide.

"The USCAP Interactive Center is poised to be the unmatched resource for practitioners to improve their diagnostic skills through interaction with experts on a shared microscope in small group sessions. I feel extremely fortunate to be taking on this position, especially during this exciting transformative period in our Academy," says Adsay.