Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion program provides attendees with a marketable certificate within a specific category of interest.  This certificate provides concise documentation of continuing education for attendees who are required to provide documentation to renew their qualifications.  Additionally, this certificate will provide attendees with practical, applicable skill documentation that can be used to enhance marketability within your organization.  

Certificates are offered in four areas: Immunohistochemistry, Management, Molecular and Safety. To receive a Certificate of Completion, attendees must accrue a minimum of 9.0 credit hours in one of the three areas by attending the workshops designated below.  

Qualifying attendees automatically receive the certificate via mail to the address listed on their registration.  Certificates typically mail 4 weeks following the Convention.


WS# 7 Safe Handling of CJD and Prions in the Histology Laboratory

WS# 41 Prevention of Medical Errors: The Role of Anatomic Pathology Labs in Providing Quality Patient Care

WS# 49 Handling Hazardous Wastes in Histology

WS# 59 Bloodborne Pathogens in the Histology Laboratory

WS# 68 Creating a Safety Plan for Training

WS# 77 Are You Using Your Safety Eyes?

WS# 87 Ergonomics in the Laboratory

WS# 102 Implementation Of the ISO 15189 Quality Management System

WS# 103 Safety A-Z

WS# 108 GHS Labeling


WS# 5 Playing Sherlock Holmes and Learning PCR!

WS# 17 Tissue Expansion and its Applications in Clinical and Research Settings

WS# 30 Personalized Medicine: From Histology to NGS

WS# 40 Western Blot: Easy and Funny or Oh the Horror?

WS# 57 Molecular Biology Principles and Techniques for the Histotech

WS# 66 Circulating Tumor Cells: What Are They & Their Potential Applications

WS# 85 Single-Molecule RNA In Situ Hybridization Assays: Practical Guidelines for Detecting Gene Expression in the Tissue Context

WS# 86 Is Your AP Lab Ready for the Next Generation ISH? A Step-By-Step Approach & Guidelines on Validation, Implementation & Reimbursement for RNA ISH

WS# 101 Histological and Molecular Characteristics of Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis and Prognosis

WS# 106 Biomarker Testing for NSCLC: The Ever-Increasing Test List Without an Increase in Tissue



WS# 4 Leadership: The Pinnacle of Management & Supervision

WS# 6 Quality Management Plan for the Histology Laboratory 2.0

WS# 16 Managing In The 21st Century

WS# 29 Managing Change with a Multi-Generational Workforce

WS# 38 The Cost of Reprocessing

WS# 39 Laboratory Information System: Fundamentals and Role in Patient Safety

WS# 47 Creating Your Superhero Team: Strategies For Being Your Best in the Worst Situations or How to Give Your Team a Teflon Coating

WS# 48 Developing a Compliance Driven Competency Assessment Program

WS# 58 Navigating the Regulatory Environment

WS# 65 Leaning our Lab with Automation & Workflow Redesign

WS# 67 The S.M.A.R.T Way – In the Histology Laboratory

WS# 76 What Does It Take to Lead From the Front?

WS# 92 Managing Change: Navigating Your Team Through Organizational Changes

WS# 93 Anatomic Pathology CPT Coding and Compliance 2018

WS# 94 Understanding Laboratory Operational Performance: Measurements, Key Metrics and Evaluation Tools

WS# 99 Succeeding as a Non-Financial Laboratory Manager

WS# 100 Training and Competency: Do’s and Don’ts

WS# 105 Coaching and Counseling for Improved Performance Efficiency


WS# 2 Multiplex FIHC and AQUA Analysis for I-O Clinical Trials: Challenges & Successes

WS# 3 Troubleshooting Immunohistochemical Testing

WS# 14 Antibody Validation for Clinical Studies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

WS# 15 Chromogenic Multi-antigen Immuno-staining: A Clinically Useful Procedure That Has “Fallen Out of Favor” (and Why)

WS# 27 Reporter Systems in Immunohistochemistry

WS# 28 Morphologic Proteomics - A New Frontier or An Old Friend?

WS# 35 Strategies to Identify and Eliminate Background Interference in IHC and IF Tissue Section Applications

WS# 36 Companion and ‘Complementary’ Diagnostic Imuno-staining Procedures: What’s All the Fuss?

WS# 37 Antibodies & Immunohistochemistry: Why so much noise….and is it really that bad?

WS# 46 The Art and Science of IHC

WS# 55 Multiplex Immunohistochemistry Assays: Best Practices, Techniques, and Troubleshooting

WS# 56 Basic IHC: Understanding the Process to Improve Your Results

WS# 64 Diagnostic Panels: What's New In The World of IHC

WS# 70 The Long and Winding Road to IHC Optimization

WS# 73 Rapid Two-Temperature Fixation Methodology for IHC Detection Tissue Based Phospho- Protein Analysis

WS# 74 Development and Validation of IHC Clinical Assay

WS# 75 Understanding the Foundation of Microsatellite Instability Testing

WS# 82 IHC Multiplexing - Techniques and Method Development

WS# 83 How to Be In Control of Your Positive Controls

WS# 84 BCC, SCC and Melanoma: Basics and Clinical Correlations

WS# 91 Immunohistochemistry: A One Day Crash Course to Understand what is Happening Part 1

WS# 97 Developing Immunohistochemical (IHC) Assays for Animal Models of Disease

WS# 98 Immunohistochemistry: A One Day Crash Course to Understand what is Happening Part 2

WS# 104 IHC: The Sharpshooter’s Guide to Troubleshooting




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