Facilities & Resources


Professional Pathology Societies

Local Societies

The LASOP is composed of pathologists and pathologists-in-training from the greater Los Angeles area. They are committed to excellence in the practice of pathology for the benefit of patients and the local pathology community. They hold regularly scheduled local lectures and meetings, and also have an annual pathology resident competition in which our residents participate for awards. The board of directors consists of faculty from each of the local pathology departments (Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, the University of Southern California, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center) who help facilitate networking opportunities for residents with local pathologists to discuss collaborations, fellowships, careers and job opportunities.

The CSP represents pathologists working in government affairs related to the practice of pathology in California. They address topics such as reimbursement, laboratory regulation and licensing, state legislation and regulations impacting the practice of pathology. The CSP publishes regular bulletins and the Cal Path Facts e-newsletter.

National Societies

The USCAP is a global leader in providing knowledge in the field of pathology, and is the largest and preeminent academic pathology organization. The USCAP annual meeting is a key venue for presenting novel studies in pathology through poster and preferred paper sessions. There also is a large number of didactic short courses covering all areas of anatomic and molecular pathology during the meeting. The USCAP publications include Modern Pathology and Laboratory Investigation

CAP is the largest national pathology professional organization, and the largest society worldwide composed exclusively of pathologists. Membership includes over 17,000 pathologists and pathologists-in-training worldwide. The CAP is considered the authority on laboratory quality assurance, and promotes excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine as well as cost-effective medical care. Publications include Archives of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and CAP Today.

The ASCP is a 130,000-member organization composed of physicians, physicians-in-training, pathologists' assistants, laboratory professionals, medical students, and laboratory students. The ASCP promotes excellence in education and provides hundreds of CME courses for pathologists and laboratory professionals. ASCP publications include American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and Critical Values

A society of biomedical scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease. Investigative pathology is an integrative discipline that links the presentation of disease in the whole organism to its fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms. It uses a variety of structural, functional, and genetic techniques and ultimately applies research findings to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. ASIP advocates for the practice of investigative pathology and fosters the professional career development and education of its members.

International Societies

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