|The Ontario Association of Pathologists
(OAP) was founded in 1937 for educational and scientific purposes. Pathologists
are specialist physicians who are experts in the diagnosis of cancer, the
use of laboratory tests in medical practice and forensic pathology. The
OAP represents the interests of patients, the public and pathologists by
fostering excellence in the practice of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The Ontario Association of Pathologists (OAP) is a not-for-profit medical society organized for educational and scientific purposes. Its goal is to represent the interests of patients, the public, and pathologists by fostering excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine in Ontario.
The objectives of the Association are to:
The OAP is the oldest pathology organization in the country. It was founded in 1937 following a Conference convened by the Deputy Minister of Health "to see what could be done about approving pathologists for Tissue Diagnosis". Through the years, some 700 individuals have become members of the Association and this includes approximately 225 current members.
The OAP formally represents pathologists within agencies such as Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Breast Assessment Collaborative Group. It also represents pathologists in discussions with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services of Ontario concerning forensic autopsies and related forensic medicine issues.
The OAP has been proactive in developing key planning documents for government and healthcare agency administrators on various aspects of medical and laboratory practice.
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