PA Program

Pathologists’ Assistants Program

 

 

SATURDAY JUNE 10

0730-0830

Breakfast

0900-1000

An Overview of Contracts, Negotiation and other Financial Issues for the Pathologist Assistant in Canada
Speaker: Dr. Brian Cummings, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario

1000-1040

PA Award Winner
Building a Continuing Education Program
Martin Grealish, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

 

Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new continuing education activities that may meet your needs.
  • Employ adapted continuing education techniques in your local setting.
  • Provide valuable continuing education activities to your local colleagues.

This presentation will discuss a range of continuing education activities that have been designed to provide focused Pathology education relevant to the practice of a Pathologists’ Assistant. The intent of this presentation is to describe and example those continuing education activities in the hopes that the listeners may be able to adopt or adapt them to the education needs of Pathologists’ Assistant groups in their local area. The session will be of most value to practicing Pathologists’ Assistants.

1040-1100

Refreshment Break

1100-1140

Grossing Liver Tumors: Thinking Ahead & All The Fun Stuff
Speaker: Dr. Oyedele Adeyi, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario
This session will discuss the rationale behind our approach to grossing liver tumors, highlighting its role in successful application of the relevant College of American Pathologists (US CAP) check lists.

1140-1220

Testicular Masses
Speaker: Dr. Marvin Tesch, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

1220-1400

Lunch

1400-1440

Gross Techniques for Large Breast Specimens
Speaker: Dr. Anita Bane, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario

1440-1530

Breakouts

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

1440-1505

Case Study 1

Case Study 4

Case Study 3

Case Study 2

1505-1530

Case Study 2

Case Study 1

Case Study 4

Case Study 3

1530-1540

Refreshment Break

1540-1630

Breakouts continued

1540-1605

Case Study 3

Case Study 2

Case Study 1

Case Study 4

1605-1630

Case Study 4

Case Study 3

Case Study 2

Case Study 1

 

Case Study 1: The Total Pancreatectomy: A Complex Oncology Case Study – Melissa Stegmaier PA, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario

Case Study 2: Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma – Bill Gorday PA, Calgary Laboratory Services and University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Case Study 3: Abdominal Mesothelioma – Joanne Boone PA, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario (to be presented by Sarah James)

Case Study 4: Melanoma of the Eye – Martin Grealish PA, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

 

2030-2130

PA Section Awards Reception, at the Merchantman Pub (across the street from the Delta Hotel)


SUNDAY JUNE 11

0645-0730

Rise and Shine!

  • Fun Run/Walk
  • Yoga

0800-0930

Keynote Speaker: Wellness
Dr. Derek Puddester, University of Ottawa

0945-1045

PA Exam

 PA Section Annual Meeting

1045-1200

 PA Executive Meeting

1200-1330

Lunch and Exhibit Viewing

1330-1500

Concurrent Sessions: Symposia and Workshops

1500-1530

Refreshment Break

1530-1700

Concurrent Sessions: Symposia and Workshops

1900-2200

President’s Reception at Dalvay By The Sea