Mission: Our academy was founded in 1966 and currently has active affiliations with 70 of the approximately 150 academic and community training centers that train pathology residents in clinical pathology. From its origin, it has followed the mission statement of being dedicated to the advancement of teaching and scholarship in laboratory medicine. We follow the objectives of the academy. Since its inception, this dedication has been driven by the following objectives: 1. To encourage and advance the highest standards of education in laboratory medicine in medical school and related curricula. 2. To encourage and promote the highest standards of resident training and post-graduate education of physicians and scientists in clinical pathology at universities and medical schools. 3. To encourage and promote the highest standards of service, education and research in academic laboratory medicine.
Programs: Member services during the year that ended september 30, 2014, the academy provided services to 294 active members and 127 associate members. Other major efforts included the formation of a bylaws taskforce charged with updating the academy's bylaws, the spring and fall newsletters that were sent to all members, and the academy's interactions with other clinical societies.
annual meeting approximately 250 individuals attended the 2014 annual meeting hosted by university of california, san francisco in san francisco, ca. The annual meeting is held to disseminate and share scientific and medical information that helps to advance the academy's cause.