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Infectious Disease as a Bridge Between Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology

February 16, 2021 American Society for Clinical Pathology
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Infectious Disease as a Bridge Between Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
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Infectious Disease as a Bridge Between Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Feb 16, 2021
American Society for Clinical Pathology

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. 

Topics Covered  

·  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 

Connect with ASCP 

ASCP
ASCP on Facebook
ASCP on Instagram
ASCP on Twitter 

Connect with Dr. McCormick-Baw 

Dr. McCormick-Baw at UT Southwestern 

Connect with Dr. Clark 

Dr. Clark at UT Southwestern 

Connect with Dr. Wilcox 

The University of Vermont Medical Center 

Connect with Ms. Jaworski 

Ms. Jaworski on LinkedIn 

Connect with Ms. Swails & Dr. Milner 

Ms. Swails on Twitter
Dr. Milner on Twitter

 Resources 

Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store

Show Notes

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. 

Topics Covered  

·  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 

Connect with ASCP 

ASCP
ASCP on Facebook
ASCP on Instagram
ASCP on Twitter 

Connect with Dr. McCormick-Baw 

Dr. McCormick-Baw at UT Southwestern 

Connect with Dr. Clark 

Dr. Clark at UT Southwestern 

Connect with Dr. Wilcox 

The University of Vermont Medical Center 

Connect with Ms. Jaworski 

Ms. Jaworski on LinkedIn 

Connect with Ms. Swails & Dr. Milner 

Ms. Swails on Twitter
Dr. Milner on Twitter

 Resources 

Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store