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Policy Efforts of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

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American Society of Clinical Pathology
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An experienced forensic pathologist, Danielo Perez of Austin, Texas, has completed autopsies for unnatural and unexplained deaths for many years. Danielo Perez stays active in his field in the Austin area and beyond through memberships with professional organizations. Among these are the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Since its founding in 1922, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists has advocated for the interests of pathology and laboratory medicine professionals and currently represents more than 100,000 members. Society members benefit from efforts to advance their profession through initiatives that range from educational programs, to policy and advocacy work.

Policy work at the Society is driven by its Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy. The Institute, which works to maximize the role of laboratory medicine in patient health, engages in a range of public policy topics that impact the pathology profession. These include patient safety and lab quality in addition to professional standards and workforce licensure.

The Institute also advocates for the future of laboratory medicine by addressing the impact of related factors such as health information technology, payment methods, and global health.