The meeting was called to order by Dr. Ronald DeLellis, President.
The agenda of the meeting was adopted as printed on page 205 of the program book. Minutes of the
previous business meeting held in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 were approved as printed in the 2002
Dr. DeLellis recognized the foreign dignitaries in attendance. The President’s Report began with a
welcome to all registrants to the meeting. He welcomed 20 of the 50 division’s officers which included
47 states and 51 countries. Membership in the Academy is now over 8300 including junior members, due in
part to the effective work of our Ambassadors. He announced that the Academy’s two journals are now
on-line. Also, this is the first year of electronic submission of Abstracts. The accepted Abstracts
will be on-line for at least two years. The USCAP continues to be a vibrant Society. He expressed
thanks to Council, Committee chairs and special thanks to Dr. Fred Silva, Jim Crimmins and all the staff
at the Augusta office for their unflagging support of the Academy during his time as president.
Those persons receiving Recognition Awards from the Academy for service rendered during the year 2001
were then recognized and thanked.
The Secretary-Treasurer’s report was presented by Dr. Silva. He announced the total registration for
this meeting at approximately 3200 which may exceed the all time record. He expressed gratification that
the Academy continued to flourish, during another very successful year and thanked the membership for
making it such a vibrant organization. At its meeting last Saturday, the Council confirmed the admission
of 704 new members, of whom 225 were Regular Members and 479 were Junior members. Membership in the
Academy of housestaff and fellows has increased 100% over the last year and a half, due in large part to
the activities of the Academy’s Ambassadors. He defined that 48 members were elevated to Emeritus
status. Membership on committees is to be commended. He asked the audience to stand in remembrance of
the deceased members while he read their names as follows: Tatiana Antonovych, George F. Bale, Kenneth
Barwick, William Beautyman, Edward B. Blum, William M. Carney, David Dreizin, W.H. Eyestone, Joseph D.
Feldman, Ruben Fijman, G.M. Fraser, Nathan Friedman, William Goodell, William Harris, Jr., Chester
Herman, George Katsas, Paul Kneafsey, H. Lee Large, Charles Lupton, Jr., Frank Mantz, Jr., Nicholas
Marcopoulos, Mayer Milstoc, Sean Moore, Ernest E. Muirhead, Patricia O’Shea, C. Allen Payne, Thomas
Peery, Alan Raftery, Jerald Schenken, Ernest Stark, Donald J. Stevenson, C. Spencer Streett, Santosh
Subramaniam, Hubert Swartout, Frank M. Townsend, William Winter, and Hubert Wolfe. The
Secretary-Treasurer’s report was adopted by motion, second, and vote.
Dr. Jack Strong, Chairman of the Finance Committee, presented that Committee’s report. He stated that
all financial documents for FY 2001 have been examined by the Finance Committee and found to be in good
order. The audited financial statement for 2001 has been approved by the Finance Committee, Executive
Committee and Council, and filed. The investments and investment policies of the Academy have been
reviewed by the Finance Committee and reported to the Council. Financial statements for Laboratory
Investigation, Modern Pathology and Diagnostic Pathology were examined, approved, and filed. Due to
healthy membership and dues, a financially successful meeting, investment income, and journal profits,
the net assets of the Academy increased by slightly over $300,000 in the year ending June, 2001. The
budget for FY 2002 was approved with dues remaining unchanged. Dr. Strong stated that all financial
reports were available for review. The report of the Finance Committee was accepted by motion, second,
Dr. Silva presented the report of the Education Committee for Dr. Victor Reuter who was unable to
attend. He thanked the members of the committee for their hard work to provide a superior and diverse
educational program. He reported that the ACCME visit was successful and the USCAP was granted another
four-year certificate. There are 60 short courses offered at the meeting this year with over 4700
enrolled in the short courses. This exceeds the all time record of the San Francisco meeting. The Long
Course is well attended this year with over 1000 enrolled. The topic for Long Course 2003 will be
Prostate Pathology, and the topic for Long Course 2004 will be Gonadal Pathology. The Special Course on
Introductory Molecular Pathology this year is “sold out.” This year was the debut of electronic
submission of abstracts, and the number of Abstracts submitted was high. The Specialty Conferences
continue to do well and some are available on our web site. As of last Friday we had 20 Companion
Societies, but today we are pleased to report there are 21 with the addition of the new International
Society of Breast Pathology. The Education Committee remains very committed to the electronic media to
enhance our educational product. The report of the Education Committee was accepted by motion, second,
Dr. Richard Zarbo presented the report of the Publications Committee. The Committee had heard reports
from the editors of our journals, Laboratory Investigation and Modern Pathology. Both journals are in
the top ten refereed journals in pathology– Laboratory Investigation being number five and Modern
Pathology at number seven—with a very active flow of manuscript submission. We are very proud of our
editors, Dr. John Eble as Editor of Modern Pathology, and Drs. Jon Morrow and Jose Costa as Co-editors
of Laboratory Investigation. The electronic version of both journals have been well received. Modern Pathology
turned a profit this year. The publication contract expires in 2003, and we will submit a RFP/RFA for
our journals. This year is the Golden Anniversary of Laboratory Investigation. The report of the
Publications Committee was accepted by motion, second, and vote.
Editor, Dr. Jon Morrow, of Laboratory Investigation gave a presentation of its history and that it is
now 50 years old. He stated that Vol. 1, No.1 had 1250 issues and was “Sold Out.” He gave a brief
history of how Laboratory Investigation started. A presentation was made by Dr. Morrow of early
Laboratory Investigation articles, the present 2002 issue samples, and what to look forward for the
future of Laboratory Investigation. The cost of both subscriptions are minimal and he encouraged
everyone to take both journals.
Dr. Silva presented a detailed description of images of the USCAP website. He encouraged everyone to
look and make use of the website.
As Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Dr. Powell submitted the following slate of nominees:
President-Elect, Dr. Virginia LiVolsi, Vice-President, Dr. Ricardo Lloyd; and as selected by ballot of
the membership, Councillors: Drs. Peter Banks, Linda Ferrell and Stuart Schnitt. There being no
nominations from the floor, it was moved to close nominations and adopt the slate. This was done by
Dr. Louis Dehner was introduced as the Academy’s new president, to take office April 1, 2002. Dr.
DeLellis presented the gavel to Dr. Dehner. Dr. DeLellis recognized Dr. Deborah Powell and her many
accomplishments as President by a presentation of the Academy’s Past-President’s medal.
Other business was reported by Dr. DeLellis that the IAP meeting will be in Amsterdam in October 2002,
and he encouraged everyone to attend.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.