Following the overwhelming success of education sessions to date, the Partnership, Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) are pleased to announce the continuation of the CAP education sessions in 2016.

In July 2009, the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) endorsed the cancer protocols developed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as the pan-Canadian content standard for all cancer pathology reporting. To date, CAP protocols have been implemented in six provinces in Canada with the support of the CAP-ACP.

These protocols aid pathologists in the effective reporting of diagnostic and prognostic findings, which are critical to patient care and the collection of collaborative stage data. These protocols were developed by multidisciplinary teams and are supported in both paper and electronic formats by CAP. More information about the CAP Cancer Protocols, including access to the protocols and new work aids, can be found on the College of American Pathologists website.

CAP Cancer Protocols Education Sessions

The Partnership, Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) are pleased to announce the 2017 schedule for CAP education sessions:

Session topic Presenter Date
Lung Dr. David Hwang 11-Jan-17
Invasive breast Dr. Penny Barnes 8-Feb-17
TNM classification 8th edition Dr. Jim Brierley 15-Feb-17
Thyroid cancer Dr. Tony Ng 22-Feb-17
Ewing Sarcoma/ PNET*
*This session is being sponsored by CAP-ACP, CPAC, and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
Dr. Dina El Demellawy 22-Mar-17
Prostate Dr. John Srigley 29-Mar-17

Each session is presented “live” via WebEx, with a recording made available after each session. Recordings of past sessions can be found below.

There is no formal registration for these events. Access is on a “first come – first serve” basis, with a maximum capacity of 300 lines available. We suggest that you book the required meeting space and technology (e.g. speaker phone, laptop, LCD projector / screen) early to ensure you can access the session.

Please note: Information regarding how to access each session (e.g. website link and meeting codes) will be distributed at least 10 days prior to each session date.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists.

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Past CAP Cancer Protocols education sessions

Checklist of focus Presenter Date
Lung Dr. Kelly Butnor 27-Jan-10
Prostate Dr. Peter Humphrey 28-Jan-10
Breast Dr. Susan Lester 22-Feb-10
Colorectal Dr. Kay Washington 23-Feb-10
Endometrium Dr. Dean Daya 10-Nov-10
Stomach & esophagus Dr. David Driman 24-Nov-10
Thyroid gland Dr. Martin Bullock 08-Dec-10
Melanoma Dr. Martin Trotter 12-Jan-11
Urinary bladder Dr. Theo Van der Kwast 26-Jan-11
Ovary Dr. Meg McLachlin 09-Feb-11
Kidney Dr. John Srigley 23-Feb-11
Exocrine pancreas Dr. Corwyn Rowsell 14-Dec-11
Head and neck Dr. Bayardo Perez-Ordonez 11-Jan-12
Bone and soft tissue Dr. Rita Kandel 25-Jan-12
Brain and spinal cord Dr. Gerard Jansen 01-Feb-12
Testis Dr. Asil Yilmaz 15-Feb-12
Breast DCIS Dr. Penny Barnes 28-Mar-12
Liver and biliary tract Dr. Adeyi Oyedele 16-Jan-13
Vulva, vagina, and cervix Dr. William Chapman 23-Jan-13
Invasive breast Dr. Jean Simpson 30-Jan-13
Stomach and gastric HER2 Dr. Cathy Streutker 06-Mar-13
Renal pelvis, ureter, and urethra Dr. Kiril Trpkov 10-Apr-13
Lung and lung biomarker Dr. David Hwang 30-Jan-14
Head and neck Dr. Martin Bullock 20-Feb-14
Special Q&A session: Managing cases where there are multiple surgeries in melanoma, breast or colon Dr. Tom Baker 27-Feb-14
Sarcoma in community and centralized settings Dr. Rita Kandel 27-Mar-14
Pediatric patients with wilms tumours Dr. Gino Somers 01-Apr-14
Cancer biomarker reporting templates Dr. Alexander Lazar 07-Jan-15
Overview of the CAP cancer checklist for: thymoma / mesothelioma Dr. Andrew Churg & Dr. David Hwang 28-Jan-15
Thyroid electronic cancer checklist
Please note that due to technical audio issues, this session is available only in a modified transcript format.
Dr. Martin Bullock 11-Feb-15
Endometrium (ovary, peritoneum and fallopian tubes) Dr. Blake Gilks 25-Feb-15
Reporting colorectal adenomas and serrated polyps: practical issues for pathologists Dr. David Driman 11-Mar-15
Breast core needle biopsies: diagnostic challenges & controversies Dr. Sandip K. SenGupta 8–Apr–15
Synoptic pathology reporting for pediatric patients with neuroblastoma Dr. Joseph de Nanassy 18-June-15
Colorectal Dr. Jeremy Parfitt 09-Mar-16
Ovary Dr. Bojana Djordjevic 30-Mar-16
Melanoma Dr. David Shum 13-Apr-16
Urinary bladder Dr. Theo van der Kwast 27-Apr-16
Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma*
*This session is being sponsored by CAP-ACP, CPAC, and POGO.
Dr. Gino Somers 11-May-16


Please note: Education Sessions are viewable as Windows Media Files (WMV). You may need to download Windows Media Player onto your system. Apple users can download the Windows Media Player for Mac OS X.

Last updated: March 30, 2017