The AAPA is pleased to announce the release of all sections of the 2nd edition AAPA Macroscopic Examination Guidelines: Utilization of the CAP Cancer Protocols at the Surgical Bench (Grossing Guidelines). Since the last update, newly updated hematologic protocols have been released, and this month, the AAPA released 14 new GI protocol updates. This year, all protocols were reviewed by CAP expert Pathologists. The feedback from the CAP Pathologists was very positive and supportive of our work. Thank you to all volunteers and staff who made our 2nd edition Grossing Guidelines a success.
The ground work has already begun in designing a new template for the 3rd edition Grossing Guideline protocols. Results from the recently submitted survey assessing how we can improve the Grossing Guidelines were evaluated in November. The information obtained from this survey was very useful and provided exciting ideas that we are incorporating into the new design.
Connie Thorpe, PA(ASCP)CM
Project Manager, Grossing Guidelines
Director of Professional Development
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