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Outside the Lab Quality assurance and quality control, Regulation and standards, Laboratory management, Profession

Canada’s Quality Commitment

For Canadian pathologists, this year’s International Pathology Day brought more than just a celebration of their work. The pioneering release of quality framework recommendations for interpretive pathology (1) by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and Canadian Association of Pathologists – Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP-ACP).

Unlike other regions such as the US and UK, this framework is the first of its kind for Canada. According to John Srigley, expert lead of pathology and Chair of CPAC’s National Pathology Standards Committee, Canada’s pathology practices have been called into question over the last decade (2), and as a result, there has been a growing need for a unified set of recommendations. Those guidelines, says CAP-ACP President Victor Tron, are meant to inform interpretive pathology quality across Canada for practicing pathologist groups, hospitals, and provincial authorities.

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