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AP Lab Quality Journey – Aligning Administration, Lab Leadership and Pathologists to Raise the Quality Bar

Overview

Pathologists are not just diagnosticians. They are increasingly guiding very important yet dangerous and expensive therapy. Unfortunately, pathology reports may contain errors. This presentation will review the challenges of creating a system to assess the quality and consistency of diagnoses produced by individual pathologists and discuss setting goals to improve the processes in anatomic pathology for enhanced patient safety. All of these aim at improving diagnostic accuracy and consequently better patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the challenges of creating a system to assess the quality and consistency of diagnoses produced by individual pathologists.
  2. Discuss setting goals to improve the processes in anatomic pathology for enhanced patient safety.
  3. Review how improved diagnostic accuracy contributes to better patient outcomes.

Presenter:
Dr. Magliocco received his MD at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He completed an FCAP Fellowship in Pathology and was an FRCPC Fellow in Anatomical Pathology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, after which he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Surgical Pathology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Magliocco was the Medical and Scientific Director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation/ Alberta Cancer Research Institute Biorepository in Calgary.

In his role as Scientific Director for Moffitt Cancer Center Tissue Core, he was involved in developing new quality metrics, oversaw implementation of the successful Pilot Tissue Access program, and obtained key grants from TCGA and various industry collaborators including Biotheranostics. He also led the core to successful CAP certification in 2015 and successful review on the 2017 CCSG site visit.

He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, and is an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

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