Organizing Committee

CAP-ACP ANNUAL MEETINGS PLANNING COMMITTEE (AMPC)

 

Marcio Gomes

Rosemary Henderson

Martin Trotter

Marcio Gomes
AMPC Chair

Rosemary Henderson
Local Organizing Committee Chair

Martin Trotter
Resource Development Chair

 

 

 

Bruce Cameron

Matthew Cecchini

Belinda Lategan

Bruce Cameron
Director of Needs Assessment

Matthew Cecchini
Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education

Belinda Lategan
Director of Learning Objectives

 

 

 

Aleksandra Paliga

Monalisa Sur

Kathleen Wong

Aleksandra Paliga
Director of Research

Monalisa Sur
Director of Accreditation

Kathleen Wong

 

 

 

Sarah James

Victor Tron

Catherine Ross

Sarah James
Pathologists’ Assistants Conference

Victor Tron
President CAP-ACP

Catherine Ross
Secretary-Treasurer CAP-ACP

 

 

 

Mathieu Castonguay

Alan Wolff

Heather Dow

Mathieu Castonguay
Director of Instructional Design

Alan Wolff
Pathologists’ Assistants Executive Liaison

Heather Dow
Executive Director CAP-ACP

 

 

 

Pamela Lyons

 

 

Pamela Lyons
Conference Manager

 

 

 

Bruce CameronBruce Cameron, Director of Needs Assessment

Dr. Bruce Cameron is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Hematological Pathology. He is Division Head of Anatomical and Hematological Pathology at the George Dumont Hospital in Moncton, where he started in early 2011. Undergraduate medicine at the University of Western Ontario, followed by residency training in Ottawa.

For the past 3 years, Dr. Cameron has been a member of the Royal College Regional Advisory Committee for Atlantic Canada. Much of his Royal College activity focuses on residency education (CBD), and continued professional development (CPD). Dr. Cameron feels physicians should play a major role in undergraduate teaching, and have a strong voice in hospital administration. He is an advocate for quality assurance programs that are effective and reasonable in scope.

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Mathieu CastonguayMathieu Castonguay, Director of Instructional Design

Mathieu Castonguay, MD, FRCP(C), has been chair of the CAP-ACP CPD committee since July 2014 and practices cardiovascular, pulmonary, and autopsy pathology at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his medical degree at Dalhousie University, followed by residency in anatomical pathology at Western University in London, Ontario, and fellowship in cardiovascular pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to his role with the CAP-ACP, he also serves as a councilor to the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and as a member of the Residency Program Committee at Dalhousie University. While away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

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Matthew CecchiniMatthew Cecchini, Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education

Matthew Cecchini is a 3rd year anatomical pathology resident at Western University in London Ontario. He is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at Western University and is interested in translational research and is passionate about education. As the director of PGME education for CAP-ACP he is excited to help develop engaging, evidence based learning platforms for residents across Canada.

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Marcio GomesMarcio Gomes, AMPC Chair

Dr. Marcio Gomes is a pathologist at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and an Associate Professor and Distinguished Teacher at the University of Ottawa. He obtained his medical degree, residency training and PhD at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Gomes has a sub-specialized practice in the area of thoracic pathology since he completed his PhD on idiopathic interstitial pneumonias in 2003. He is the Thoracic Section Head at TOH, the pathology co-Chair of the Thoracic Cancer Working Group of Cancer Care Ontario and the course director of two interprofessional courses on thoracic diseases. Dr. Gomes has more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the area of pulmonary pathology and has given many national and international talks on the topic.

As a clinician educator his main areas of interest are competency-based and interprofessional education. Dr. Gomes has received several teaching awards and has held many leadership positions in medical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD levels. Dr. Gomes has developed many educational innovations and received several teaching awards, including the 2010 Award of Excellence and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education by the University of Ottawa and the 2014 Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Clinical Teaching Award for the University of Ottawa. He is the Chair of the section of education and of the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and he is faculty of Royal College International. He is currently doing a Masters program in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rosemary HendersonRosemary Henderson, Local Organizing Committee Chair

Dr. Henderson is a native of Calgary, Alberta. She reversed the usual geographic trend by moving East, obtaining her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1982, followed by internship and then residency in General Pathology through Dalhousie University, becoming certified in General Pathology in 1988. In between internship and residency, she confirmed that life as a family doctor was not for her by spending a season as a Ship’s Doctor aboard a hydrographic research vessel surveying Arctic waters. As a pathologist, she worked initially in Antigonish, NS, moving to PEI in 1991. Aside from practicing pathology, Dr. Henderson has had an active role in administrative medicine, serving a 5 year term as Medical Director of her hospital. She has also participated in the Atlantic Provinces Medical Peer Review program for Pathology. Her interests include travelling in the Canadian North and to such far flung places as Bhutan and Antarctica.

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Belinda LateganBelinda Lategan, Director of Learning Objectives

I am a pathologist at St. Boniface Hospital and an associate professor at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pathology. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, my residency training at the University of Manitoba and a Fellowship in breast pathology from the University of Toronto. I have a general surgical pathology practice with a subspecialty focus in breast pathology, including biomarkers. I chair the examination and assessment committee, am involved in resident remediation and the implementation of competency-based medical education as a member of the residency training committee for Department of Pathology at the University of Manitoba.

In my spare time, I am an editor for the Case of the Week section on Pathologyoutlines.com, active on Twitter, and enjoy staying fit by doing crossfit, weight training and running.

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Pamela LyonsPamela Lyons, Conference Manager

Pamela Lyons is a senior meeting planner and association manager with 20 years of experience working on large and small events. Pamela has coordinated events on local, provincial, national, and international levels, in a multitude of venues and locales. During her career she has served in all roles and responsibility levels in the event planning process, including but not limited to registrar, site coordinator, speaker liaison, promotional program developer, financial manager, and meeting director, and this varied experience has contributed to her extensive knowledge of the event planning process, from the initial development stages to execution. Pamela is Vice President and co-owner of Events & Management Plus Inc., one of Canada’s top association management and meeting planning companies.

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Aleksandra PaligaAleksandra Paliga, Director of Research

Aleksandra recently joined The Ottawa Hospital as a staff Anatomic Pathologist. She did her undergrad in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa and then she proceeded to do medical school at McGill University. She returned to Ottawa for her Anatomic Pathology residency and then she completed a Hematopathology fellowship in Portland Oregon at the Oregon Health and Science University. Aleksandra has long been interested in education. Starting as a tennis instructor in her teenage years, and then proceeding to teaching Chemistry labs and tutoring friends in various science classes. As a pathologist, her primary interest is advocacy for her profession, including providing educational sessions to clinicians and the public about the important role of pathologists in patient medical care.

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Monalisa SurMonalisa Sur, Director of Accreditation

Dr. Monalisa Sur is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomical Pathology at McMaster University and Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine program and Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital, Hamilton. Dr. Sur completed her training in Anatomical Pathology from the University of Witwatersrand (WITS)and South African Institute of Medical Research (SAIMR), Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the Recipient of the James Gear best trainee award and was also the 1st recipient of the Coulter Gold medal for outstanding performance at the College of Medicine, fellowship exams in South Africa, on completion of her training. She was also awarded a Masters in Medicine from WITS with Cumae Laude. She also holds Fellowships of FRCPath (U.K) and FRCPC. Apart from practicing Anatomical Pathology, Dr.Sur’s areas of expertise and research interests are in Hematopathology, particulary lymph node Pathology and GynecologicOncologic Pathology. Dr Sur is the Past Chair of the Annual Meeting Committee of the CAP-ACP conference. She is currently the Director of Accreditation of the CAPACP conference, Planning Committee. Dr. Sur is also the Ontario (Nucleus 3) Region Voting member at the Anatomical Pathology Specialty Committee, RCPSC. She is the country advisor for the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists of U.K and Co-chair of their Communication and Policy& Advocacy Committee. She is the recipient of the Leadership in Education award 2016, from the CAP-ACP.

Dr. Sur has over 80 peer review publications and journal abstracts and is on the editorial board of various Pathology and Oncology journals and a reviewer for the UICC fellowship program. She has conducted workshops at various national and international conferences (CAP-ACP and IAP) and supervised residents for various research projects that have won awards at national and international conferences (CAP-ACP and USCAP). She has been an invited guest speaker for organizations focused on improving pathology practice in developing countries. Her current educational endeavor and interest is working on goals and objectives for Competency by Design for Anatomical Pathology training program at the Royal College level which fill redefine and shape the future of Pathology Education in Canada.

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Martin TrotterMartin J. Trotter, Resource Development Chair

Dr. Trotter is the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists. He is currently the Resource Development Chair, responsible for working with sponsors to support the annual meeting and educational events.

Dr. Trotter is an Anatomic Pathologist, specializing in Dermatopathology. He began his career at Vancouver General Hospital in 1994, and moved to Calgary in 2000. He was the Division Head, Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology for Calgary Laboratory Services and the University of Calgary from 2002-2008 and directed the immunohistochemistry laboratory from 2003-2014. Dr. Trotter returned to Vancouver in April 2015 and is currently the Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary.

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Kathleen WongKathleen Wong, Director of Evaluation

I have been practicing as a general hematopathologist at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton since July 2010, and I have been serving as the residency program director for Hematological Pathology at the University of Alberta since January 2015. I am excited to be a member of the CAP Annual Meeting Planning Committee and look forward to working with and learning from everyone. Outside of hematopathology and medical education, my interests are travelling, reading, and spending quality time with my family and friends.