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2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting …. September 30-October 2
Blue Mountain Resort & Conference Centre
Collingwood, Ontario

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Meeting location: Village Conference Centre, 242 Jozo Weider Bvd, Collingwood, Ontario

OAP Registration Desk: Grand Georgian Foyer, 3rd Floor,  Village Conference Centre


  • This event has been approved by Queen’s University for 14.25 MOC Group Learning Section 1 credits for specialists as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Two pre-meeting on-line self assessments eligible for 2 hours per module Section 3 credits are available here

Meeting Agenda & Learning Objectives PDF   Updated Sept 22 

To enable increased interaction between members and the speakers who are known both locally and internationally,  the OAP Programme provides a number of Panel Q&A opportunities.

OAP Full Meeting information Package PDF   Updated Sept 22 

Pathologists’ Assistants Symposium  information Package  PDF    Updated Sept 13

Pathologists Have Talent – Visual Arts Display PDF Deadline extended to September 12

Poster Programme Abstract submission instructions  PDF  … Deadline extended to September 2

OAP Accommodation Information PDF

OAP Group Activities & Blue Mountain information PDF

The OAP Meeting Programme includes 


  • Political and Economic updates … new interactive Panel Q&A format
  • “CPSO.CCO Quality Management Program – Multidisciplinary perspectives”    
  • “Common Conundrums in Lung Pathology”
  •  “Lung Cancer Biomarker Update”
  •  “Measurement Uncertainty – A Primer for Pathologists
  •  “Update on the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service”


  • Keynote Slide Seminar:  “The ever expanding differential diagnosis of head and neck tumours: new entities, old dogmas and a user’s guide to navigating the molecular landscape”   Dr. Ilan Weinreb, University Health Network, Toronto
  • Symposium:  “Transfusion Medicine Topics and Case Studies Dr. Yulia Lin, Transfusion Medicine Specialist & Hematologist,  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  Sunday OAP/CCO symposium:

  • “Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (FVPTC) and Non-invasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm Papillary-like Nuclear Features (NIFTP): an Update for the Practicing Pathologists”
  • “Building a Platform for Personalized Medicine: Activities of the Pathology and  Laboratory Medicine Program, Cancer Care Ontario”
  • “Multidisciplinary Approach to Breast Cancer reporting – Challenges and Insights”

The OAP Pathologists’ Assistants Symposium Programme includes 

  • “The Body of Proof: The Use of Tissue in Clinical Trials”
  • “A Structural Foundation:  Implementation of Cancer Synoptic Reporting In Ontario”
  • “The More the Merrier! Grossing the Multiple Birth Placenta”
  • “5 Interactive Case Studies … Thoracic, Gyne, Liver and Forensics”

For more information and Sponsorship opportunities please contact the OAP Event Planner.