Welcome 2021

Despite the major changes the COVID 19 pandemic brought to our lives during the last year we are growing stronger and stronger as a virtual healthcare community, and continue to adapt personally and professionally to the new reality, while keeping our focus on patients. CAMP vision remains the same: to offer a forum for practicing Anatomic Pathologists to get together (virtually) in a collegial, open and intellectually rigorous atmosphere to learn about the practical and rapidly changing aspects of integrated anatomic and molecular pathology, in the era of personalized oncologic diagnostics and therapies.

On behalf of the CAMP Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us free of charge this year Annual Canadian and Molecular Pathology (CAMP) conference, organized online. We tried to make the world smaller by bringing together distinguished speakers from all across Europe and North America, and ultimately aiming that through your participation in CAMP2021, as oncologic specialists, to enhance the lives of patients living with cancer all over the world.

Overall Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the newest aspects of molecular alterations in various cancers
  2. Integrate the molecular profile (diagnostics and biomarkers) into clinical practice
  3. Develop a multidisciplinary approach to pathology practice.
  4. Perceive translational research and diagnostics as a continuum
  5. Reflect on the physical and psychological well-being of Pathologists

Course Director: 

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

Consultant Pathologist, BC Cancer Agency
Medical Director Clinical Trials, BCCA VCC Laboratory
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
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:

Cheng Han-Lee, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Malcolm Hayes, MB, ChB, LRCP, MRCS, M.Med. Path, FRCPath, FRCPC
Barb Melosky, MD, FRCP(C)
Stephen Yip, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Accreditation:

“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 6.0 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 www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.