CAP-ACP ANNUAL MEETINGS PLANNING COMMITTEE (AMPC)

 

Marcio Gomes

Christian Couture

Ion Popa

Marcio Gomes
AMPC Chair

Christian Couture
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair

Ion Popa
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair

 

 

 

Amy Bromley

Bruce Cameron

Mathieu Castonguay

Amy Bromley
Director of Accreditation

Bruce Cameron
Director of Needs Assessment

Mathieu Castonguay
Director of Instructional Design

 

 

 

Matthew Cecchini

Andreanne Gagne

Mylene Lapointe

Matthew Cecchini
Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education

Andreanne Gagne
Local Residents’ Committee Co-Chair

Mylene Lapointe
Local Residents’ Committee Co-Chair

 

 

 

Belinda Lategan

Aleksandra Paliga

Kathleen Wong

Belinda Lategan
Director of Learning Objectives

Aleksandra Paliga
Director of Research

Kathleen Wong
Director of Evaluation

 

 

 

Sarah James

Rosemary Henderson

Catherine Ross

Sarah James
Pathologists’ Assistants Conference

Rosemary Henderson
President CAP-ACP

Catherine Ross
Vice-President CAP-ACP

 

 

 

Matthew Cesari

Monalisa Sur

Alan Wolff

Matthew Cesari
Secretary-Treasurer CAP-ACP

Monalisa Sur
Resource Development Chair

Alan Wolff
Pathologists’ Assistants Executive Liaison

 

 

 

Heather Dow

Pamela Lyons

 

Heather Dow
Executive Director CAP-ACP

Pamela Lyons
Conference Manager

 

 

Amy BromleyAmy Bromley, Director of Accreditation

Dr. Bromley completed her medical training at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2007, followed by an Anatomical Pathology Residency in Calgary. After residency, she began her career as a hospital autopsy pathologist and began collaborating with the Departments of Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Cardiovascular Surgery. She is also the co-Program Director for the Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Program. Her research interests include cardiovascular pathology with a special focus on aortopathy and advanced cardiovascular surgical techniques, as well as quality assurance, patient safety, and medical education.

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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 5th 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. He served as the director of PGME education (2016-2018) for the CAP-ACP annual meeting planning committee where he helped to develop engaging, evidence-based learning platforms for residents across Canada.

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Christian CoutureChristian Couture, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Quebec

Dr. Couture is associate professor of pathology at Laval University in Quebec City and a pulmonary and cardiovascular pathologist at the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ). After a BSc in Biology at Laval (1991), he pursued a joint MD/MSc program in Medicine /Cellular and Molecular Biology (1996) before completing a residency in anatomic pathology at Laval (2001) and a fellowship in pulmonary and cardiovascular pathology at the Mayo Clinic (2002-2003). He is currently the author of 81 peer-reviewed articles and 4 book chapters. His public/government functions include expert physician in occupational pulmonary pathology of Commission des Normes, de l´Équité, de la Santé et de la Sécurité au Travail (CNESST), president of the Quebec Pathology Quality Assurance Committee since 2012 and Quebec Pathology Ministerial Advisory Committee (2013-16). He has responsabilities for the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) : reviewer for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and moderator of the biomarker pros and cons session at the forthcoming World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto. Since 2010, Dr Couture has been very active in the field of biomarkers testing for emerging targeted and immune therapies for lung cancer. He has participated in the Canadian ALK and ROS studies. He is a member of the CAP National Standards Committee for High Complexity Testing. The IUCPQ Lung Cancer Molecular Pathology Laboratory Dr Couture set up in 2013 is now a national reference in biomarker testing efficiency and has received the 2015 Quebec Cancerology Award – “Organization of Services” category – and an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Quebec Network of Health an Social Services Excellence Awards – “Care and services access” category. Dr Couture is a frequent guest speaker at various regional and national organizations, especially on the topic of pulmonary biomarker testing.

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Marcio GomesMarcio Gomes, AMPC Chair

University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Marcio Gomes is a pathologist, Head of thoracic pathology at The Ottawa Hospital, and an Associate Professor and Distinguished Teacher of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gomes is also a clinician educator of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Chair of the CAP-ACP Annual Meeting. His main areas of interest in medical education are competency-based education, workplace assessment, continuing professional development and interprofessional education. Dr. Gomes has developed many educational innovations and received several teaching and education awards, including the 2010 Award of Excellence and Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education by the University of Ottawa, the 2014 Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Clinical Teaching Award, and the Leadership in Education Award of the CAP-ACP in 2017. He is currently doing a Masters in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago supported by the 2017 RCPSC Robert Maudsley Fellowship for Studies in Medical Education.

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Rosemary HendersonRosemary Henderson, CAP-ACP President

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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Mylene LapointeMylene Lapointe, Local Residents’ Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Lapointe went to medical school at Université Sherbrooke, and is now a PGY3 in pathology at Université Laval (Quebec City).

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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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Catherine RossCatherine Ross, CAP-ACP Vice President

As a Pathologist, Dr. Ross provides service through the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program. Her research interests include lymphoma diagnosis and prognosis.

Dr. Ross’s clinical focus encompasses hematopathology and she is involved in diagnostics for lymphomas and leukemias. She is also the director of the flow cytometry laboratory for the LHIN4 region. She is the co-director of the quality assurance program for the pathology department.

Dr. Ross is also actively involved in the Undergraduate (M.D.) and Postgraduate Medical Educational Programs. She is the lab medical residency program coordinator for hematopathology and she is actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Dr. Ross is Vice President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and the Chair of the Hematopathology Section.

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Monalisa SurMonalisa Sur, Resource Development Chair

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, particularly 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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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.