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In the era of targeted therapy the landscape of pathology is changing rapidly. We are an organizing CAMP 2023 in keeping with our vision: to offer a forum for pathologists to meet and discuss new developments in various fields of pathology and the practical applicability of standards and guidelines to our Canadian healthcare system.

We are presently organizing a very exciting in-person program for CAMP 2023 that will be supported by internationally and nationally renowned speakers, with the theme being;

Pathology-Oncology Correlations in the Era of Personalized Medicine: Communication is a Two-Way Road

Topics for this theme are selected from various areas of pathology, with an emphasis on general oncologic pathology, and tumor board like case presentations with multidisciplinary participation. We are planning to offer an agenda and conference format that would apply not only to pathologists, but also to Medical Oncologists and other cancer care doctors and healthcare professionals and aim to broaden the scope of the conference. In the fast-changing landscape of adult education we would like to include video microscopy, electronic and life audience engagement and team bulging techniques into CAMP 2023’s lectures and presentation.



  1. Review the increasingly complex landscape of molecular testing across major cancer types, including lymphoma
  2. Explore new avenues to harmonize companion diagnostic tests with therapeutics while balancing finance and management regulations
  3. Prepare pathologists with knowledge for translating molecular reporting into actionable plans in oncology.
  4. Recognize and strengthen collaborative efforts within cancer care team

Course Director: 

Diana N. Ionescu, MD, FRCP(C), FCAP

Consultant Pathologist BC Cancer Agency
Medical Lead Anatomical Pathology
Medical Director Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory
Medical Director Clinical Trials, BCCA Laboratories
Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Ionescu is a graduate of University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” in Cluj Napoca, Romania. She completed her postgraduate training in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Fellowship in Gynecological Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital. She has practiced as a Consultant Pathologist at BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver since 2006. She is currently a Clinical Professor of Pathology at UBC and served as the residency program director for the Anatomic Pathology Residency Program between 2009 – 2017.

Her specific areas of diagnostic expertise are lung, gynecologic and breast pathology. She is an author of over 60 scientific publications and book chapters. She is the author and invited speaker at numerous regional, national and international lectures. Her investigation interests include oncologic pathology and molecular biomarkers, lung cancer and adult health education. She is the Canadian Anatomic and Molecular Pathology (CAMP) and CAMP pathology Oncology Digital Series (CAMP-PODS) course director.

Dr. Ionescu is an enthusiastic advocate of pathologists participating in numerous patient education forums, TV shows, advocacy and fundraising campaigns, being Medical Advisor for Lung Cancer Canada, moderator, presenter and community excellence awardee at ROMPOST TV on Omni TV, and in 2015 supporting biomarker testing before the House of Commons Committee on Health.

Executive Committee from the University of British Columbia:

Barb Melosky, MD, FRCP(C)
Stephen Yip, MD, PhD, FRCPC


“This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association Canadienne des pathologistes. You may claim a maximum of 12 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at