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Diagnostic Team to Convene in Historic Seaport City of Baltimore for ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting

Jun 12, 2018

ASCP’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 3-5 in downtown Baltimore, a major East Coast city with a long history as an important seaport. A variety of fall festivals ring in the autumn season in Baltimore, from craft beer festivals to arts and multicultural celebrations to events for foodies, fun-seekers in historic Fell’s Point and more. Pathologists and laboratory professionals attending ASCP 2018 will have the opportunity to explore this truly authentic American city while gaining valuable skills and knowledge to apply to their labs today.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome attendees to ASCP 2018, the premier event of the year, providing leading edge education, inspiration and fabulous opportunities for networking with colleagues,” said Zubair Baloch, MD, MASCP, Chair of the ASCP Annual Meeting Education Committee. “Whether you are a pathologist, laboratory professional or a trainee, there is something for everyone at the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting.”

There's nothing like attending the Annual Meeting in person. The chance to listen to leaders and trendsetters from all over the world, meet face-to-face with your peers and have your voice heard is a priceless experience. 

During the Scientific General Session, speaker Thomas J. Bollyky, JD, will shine the spotlight on global health in the future. In his upcoming book, “Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways,” he explains how historic health achievements are remaking a world that is both worrisome and full of opportunities. He discusses the idea that whether the peril or promise of that progress prevails depends on what we, as a society, do next.

For the first time, the ASCP Annual Meeting will offer some educational sessions that are presented by rising star pathologists or laboratory professionals and their mentors. “This is a good example to witness in person how our emerging scholars can really grow in their professional community of pathologists and lab professionals,” said Dr. Baloch. “To me that is very exciting.”

After ASCP 2018, Dr. Baloch is stepping down as chair of the ASCP Annual Meeting Education Committee, a position he’s held for five years. “It has been a privilege to be able to take part in the planning of the Annual Meeting. I’ve have learned how to be a better teacher, communicator and listener to serve the needs of the entire medical laboratory community.”

Join us for an energizing experience learning and networking with world-class faculty and experts in historic Baltimore -  what Travel + Leisure calls the “Coolest City on the East Coast.”

Click here to learn more and register. If you register by July 11, you can save up to $350!

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