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Indiana Association 
of Pathologists, Inc.
Histology Laboratory, Indiana Medical History Museum 
CME History

The Indiana Association of Pathologists conducted its inaugural Spring Slide Seminar in May 1949 at the Veterans’ Hospital in Indianapolis. The first seminar was a course in Surgical Pathology conducted by Arthur Purdy Stout, M.D. As part of its mission to the IAP membership the association holds an annual Spring Slide Seminar as well as an annual Fall CME meeting.  Though IAP has been offering continuing medical education of the finest quality for decades, the following mission statement was adopted by the CME committee in 2006.

                                                                    

CME Mission Statement

Purpose and Target Audience:

One of the missions of the Indiana Association of Pathologists (IAP) is to coordinate medical education activities for the members of the IAP and to interested pathologists from contiguous states. This continuing education will help to further the clinical competence and professional development of pathologists as well as validate current processes and procedures.

Content Areas:

These Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities will provide the opportunity for: (1) a forum for the presentation of rapidly changing methods and technologies; (2) the enhancement of skills; (3) discussion and debate of current and new technologies; and (4) discussion of changes in regulatory and practice management arenas.

These CME activities will be held at least annually in conjunction with the annual business meeting of the IAP.  Renowned, national and international speakers will be invited to address the attendees. In addition to the annual meeting, a half-day program in the Fall may be offered.

The IAP will also make available to members the use of enduring materials (slides and videos) from the meetings.

Expected Results:      

  • Emphasis on the planning of CME activities will focus on meeting the needs of
  • Indiana pathologists and pathology residents in training.  These needs will be assessed through surveys, meeting evaluations, member interviews, and journal reviews.
  • Offer educational activities to enhance the clinical competence and professional development of pathologists.
  • Conduct research and evaluation to continuously improve educational effectiveness, by exploring pathologists’ learning and change in behavior. 
  • Generate peer reviewed papers, posters, and abstracts that contribute to scholarship in continuing medical education.


Type of Activities Provided:

The IAP will continue to maintain the records of all course attendees.  These records will consist of the sign-in sheet for courses as well as the number of hours attendee may claim  The IAP will also maintain copies of the results of its continuing evaluations regarding all CME activities. These evaluations will consist of comments solicited from attendees regarding sessions, speakers, and future topics.



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