Release of Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations for Interpretive Pathology on International Pathology Day
Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Today, November 16th, is International Pathology Day and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Pathologists – Association canadienne des pathologistes, is releasing recommendations to improve the quality of interpretive pathology practice in Canada.

The Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations aim to enhance patient safety by promoting better and more consistent pathology quality assurance processes across the country.  The framework is the first of its kind in Canada, and acts as an informational and decision-making resource to guide jurisdictions in incorporating recommendations into new and existing quality programs. It has been recognized by international pathology leaders.  

Watch Dr. John Srigley, Expert Lead, Pathology at the Partnership and Dr. Victor Tron, President of CAP-ACP explain the role of pathologists and the significance of the recommendations, and read more on

We encourage you to visit our website and disseminate this to your colleagues. This recommendations framework is intended to be a living document which will be updated at regular intervals as new concepts and evidence emerges.   

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PDF Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Recommendations for Interpretive Pathology

- last updated November 2017 -