2022 Hot Topics Guidelines

Hot Topics is a “lunch and learn” session designed to encourage interactive discussion between a panel of experts and audience members on a variety of current and highly relevant subspecialty topics. A panel moderator will introduce discussion topics, and the panel will discuss these while encouraging questions and comments from the audience. There is neither a didactic PowerPoint component, nor a handout/syllabus. The session is interactive, real-time, for an hour. Lunch is provided.

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  • Hot Topics are supposed to be an interactive panel discussion. There is not a didactic PowerPoint presentation, nor a handout/syllabus. Moderators will submit the following information to USCAP for planning purposes:
    • Session Title/Theme
    • Panelist names, their academic affiliation and full contact information (including email address)
    • Course Learning Objectives
    • Target Audience


    The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology protects the integrity of its educational program content by strict enforcement of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. In accordance with requirements of the ACCME, USCAP requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that you have had in the past 24 months. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; you should disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.

    Mechanisms are in place for conflict mitigation and disclosure notification prior to delivery of the educational activity to learners. This policy is elaborated on the USCAP website under Safeguarding Content.

    Disclosures must be submitted by Friday, December 10, 2021.


Moderators and speakers will receive complimentary registration to the Hot Topic session they are participating in. All speakers and moderators who wish to attend any other portion of the USCAP Annual Meeting are required to pay the General Registration fee. Neither moderators nor panelists are reimbursed for expenses.


Friday, December 10, 2021: Complete disclosure form