Sections & SIGs

CAP-ACP CHAIRS OF SECTIONS AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs)

 

CAP-ACP activity related to widely recognized specialties, subspecialties, and other disciplines and roles within pathology and laboratory medicine is accomplished by its various Sections.

 

Special Interest Groups CAP-ACP activity related to emerging areas of interest within the field of pathology is accomplished by its Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

 

CAP-ACP Section Chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Yousef
Chair, Section of
Advanced Diagnostics

Nadia Ismiil
Chair, Section of
Anatomical Pathology

Harman Sekhon
Chair, Section of
Canadian Society of Cytopathology

 

 

 

Marcio Gomes

Jacqueline Parai

Heidi Paulin

Marcio Gomes
Chair, Section of
Education

Jacqueline Parai
Chair, Section of
Forensic Pathology

Heidi Paulin
Chair, Section of
General Pathology

 

 

 

Catherine Ross

Jason Karamchandani

Alan Wolff

Catherine Ross
Chair, Section of
Hematological Pathology

Chair, Section of
Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

Jason Karamchandani
Chair, Section of
Neuropathology

Alan Wolff
Chair, Section of
Pathologists’ Assistants

 

 

 

Jefferson Terry

 

 

Jefferson Terry
Chair, Section of
Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology

Diana Diaconescu
Chair, Section of
Residents

 

 

 

 

CAP-ACP Special Interest Group (SIG) Chairs

 

 

 

 

Laurette Geldenhuys

 

Sidney Croul
Chair, Biobanking SIG

Laurette Geldenhuys
Chair, Humanities in Pathology SIG
Chair, Nephropathology SIG

Hallgrimur Benediktsson
Chair, International SIG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Naugler
Chair, Pathology Informatics SIG

 

 

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Laurette GeldenhuysLaurette Geldenhuys, Chair, Humanities in Pathology SIG and Chair, Nephropathology SIG

Laurette Geldenhuys is Division Head and Service Chief of Anatomical Pathology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, and a Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She is a nephropathologist and cytopathologist with a secondary interest in Gynecological Pathology. She also has an interest in Medical Education and the Medical Humanities, including Medical History.

She is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), a Past Chair of the CAP-ACP Section of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, and the Chair of the CAP-ACP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation Sub-committee. She is a also a Past Chair of the Canadian Alliance on Laboratory Medicine and member of the Laboratory Utilization Working Group of the Canadian Leadership Council on Laboratory Medicine. She was the Royal College CPD Educator for Nova Scotia for several years.

She was trained in South Africa, and has master’s degrees in Anatomical Pathology and Medical Education.

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Marcio GomesMarcio Gomes, Chair, Section of Education

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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Jason KaramchandaniJason Karamchandani, Chair, Section of Neuropathology

Dr. Jason Karamchandani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at McGill University. He is a neuropathologist at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI). His clinical specialty is neuropathology and anatomic pathology. Dr. Karamchandani also currently serves as the program director for the McGill Anatomic Pathology residency program, director of immunohistochemistry and special stains for the MUHC, and director of the MNI C-BIG repository.

A graduate of Harvard University, where he received his AB Honours degree in biochemistry cum laude, Dr. Karamchandani earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine where he continued in residency training in anatomic pathology, followed by fellowship training in surgical pathology and neuropathology.

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Jacqueline ParaiJacqueline Parai, Chair, Section of Forensic Pathology

Dr. Jacqueline Parai is the Chair of the Forensic Pathology section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists. She completed a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland, in Baltimore and received a Diploma in Forensic Pathology from the American Board of Pathology. She also has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.

She was a member of the National Committee examining the Recognition of Forensic Pathology as a Royal College Subspecialty that was successful in having Forensic Pathology recognized as a subspecialty in Canada. She is the Chair of the Specialty Committee in Forensic Pathology and examiner in Forensic Pathology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She received a Certificate of Founder Designation in Forensic Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2012; a designation that recognizes fellows who have been instrumental in the creation of new disciplines.

She currently works full-time as a Forensic Pathologist at the Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit and holds the appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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Heidi PaulinHeidi Paulin, Chair, Section of General Pathology

Heidi Paulin has been a staff pathologist at the Red Deer Regional Hospital since 2014. She completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Guelph in 2004 and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Toronto in 2008. She then chose to train in General Pathology at Dalhousie University, completing her residency and certification in 2014. She maintains a true general pathology practice involving anatomic pathology, hematopathology and medical biochemistry. She is also actively involved in multiple local and provincial committees, is director of the Central Zone blood bank, and sits on the Royal College Specialty Committee for General Pathology. She is passionate about promoting general pathology as a specialty, appropriate laboratory utilization and improving patient care.

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Jefferson TerryJefferson Terry, Chair, Section of Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology

Dr. Terry trained in anatomical pathology at Vancouver General Hospital and pediatric pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He presently practices in pediatric and perinatal pathology at the Children’s and Women’s Hospitals of British Columbia. He is an investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and his present research interests include novel diagnostic techniques in placental pathology, etiology of Crohn’s disease, and genetic causes underlying recurrent pregnancy loss.