Our annual meeting in 2020 in early March was a very successful event with lots of attendees amid some travel restrictions because of the coronavirus epidemic. We were very lucky for having our meeting just a few days early! As usual, we had a great dinner and reception. Most imporantly, awards are handed out in recognition of talents of our association. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore in our 2021 meeting.


2020 IACP Distinguished Service Award

This year, IACP has the privilege to honor Dr. Joe M. Ma who has contributed so much to our association. Dr. Ma is a well-respected neuropathologist and is well-known within and beyond our association. His vision and efforts led to incorporated IACP many years ago. He then served as the executive vice president of our association for a good number of years (2004-2007) and over-sighted the operation closely during this period. IACP thrived under his care.

 2020 IACP Reception & Best Abstract Award: 

Winners of IACP Best Abstract Award

1st Place: Minjuan Lisa Zhang, MD

Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Histologic Patterns of Immune-Related Adverse Events in the Colon


2nd Place: Yin-Chun Lo MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Next Generation Sequencing in the Diagnostic Reevaluation of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas: A Systematic Review


3rd Place: Fengming Chen, MD, PhD

Resident, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Genomic Signatures and Clinicopathological Correlation in Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential, Leiomyosarcoma, and Leiomyoma with Bizarre Nuclei


Honorable Mention: Ying Liu, MD, PhD

Resident, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

The Changes of Histological Inflammatory Injury and Gene Expression Signatures in Ulcerative Colitis Associated with Colon Cancer Progression


Honorable Mention: Yani Zhao, MD, PhD

Genitourinary Pathology Fellow, New York University, NY

Detection of NTRK1/3 Rearrangements in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Using Immunohistochemistry and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization

 2020 IACP Best Abstract Award & Best Abstract Award for Young Pathologists from Taiwan 

Yu-Cheng Lee, MD

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Detection of NTRK1/3 Rearrangements in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Using Immunohistochemistry and Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization


The International Association of Chinese Pathologists (國際華人病理學會) is a professional association for pathologists. Our membership includes pathologists from different disciplines and fields, both in clinical and research arena. IACP provides its members with professional support and opportunities, allowing them to keep abreast of innovations in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Our annual meeting is typically held as a side meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

Our services and benefits are designed to enhance your professional growth and keep you up-to-date on upcoming trends and leading-edge developments. Through our web site, members can know about society meetings, post and search jobs, and assess our directory. Best of all, our membership covers all subspecialties in pathology and presents an opportunity to interact, collaborate and exchange ideas. Members have opportunities to share their knowledge with others and to learn from them as well. IACP offers its members awards, recognition, networking, and much more. We hope you have an exciting experience as a member, taking an active role in structuring the future of the profession!

Membership dues and generous donations have enabled our society to continue growing every year. Our activities include a yearly meeting and the organization of workshops. Scholarships and awards are also offered to pathologists beginning their careers. We provide  useful support for those interested in exchanging clinical study materials and to those willing to serve as consultants or share their knowledge.

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