To get the best outcome for patients, communication between anatomic and clinical pathologists is critical. And although the field is small, specialists in infectious disease pathology are especially equipped to facilitate collaboration among AP and CP lab professionals.
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Dan Milner and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. Clare McCormick-Baw, MD, PhD, AP/CP-Trained Pathologist and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Andrew Clark, PhD, D(ABMM), Associate Director of Microbiology at Clements University Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jonathon Wilcox, MD, Third-Year AP/CP Resident at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and Ms. Karen Jaworski, MT(ASCP), Microbiology Supervisor at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, to discuss infectious disease as a bridge between anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.
Our panelists explore the value of interfacing among infectious disease, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology professionals to improve patient care and what barriers exist in collaborations between anatomic pathologists and clinical microbiologists. Listen in for Dr. McCormick-Baw, Dr. Clark, Dr. Wilcox and Ms. Jaworski’s insight on how COVID has affected their working relationships and learn more about the unique, specialized field of infectious disease pathology.
· What makes infectious disease pathology unique in terms of the division between anatomic pathology and clinical pathology
· Why it’s crucial for AP and CP colleagues to communicate around infectious disease cases
· The role the bench tech plays in IDP, AP and CP in terms of biosafety and patient care
· How COVID has affected the panelist’s working relationships and how previously established relationships among departments improved their response to the pandemic
· How AP-CP communication and infectious disease could be incorporated into diagnostic or multidisciplinary management teams
· How advanced diagnostics and personalized medicine are likely to influence the future of AP, CP and IDP
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