Diagnostic error research and training facility opens in Palm Springs

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology recently announced the grand opening of its new Interactive Center, the aim of which is to reduce diagnostic errors and change how medical professionals train and practice.

According to USCAP, the center — located in Palm Springs, Calif. — is the only facility of its kind. The purpose of the center is to help define standards of practice for pathologists, as well as improve the diagnostic and prognostic techniques for all types of disease.

The Interactive Center features two laboratory spaces, telepathology software, personal-use microscopes and ultrasound equipment. On the weekends, the center will offer courses taught by pathologists from Cleveland Clinic, Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital and other prestigious institutions.

USCAP also intends to sponsor pathologists from underserved countries to attend courses offered at the Interactive Center. The organization will finance the cost for travel, hotel accommodations, per diem and registration for the sponsored pathologists.

To learn more about the Interactive Center, click here.



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