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Lancet Series on Pathology in LMICs

Dear Colleague,

Recently, a group of pathologists and others with an interest in global health, particularly in improving access to pathology services in low- and middle-income countries, were invited to write a series of articles to be published next year in The Lancet. These articles will present information as to the role of pathology in contemporary health care, gaps in the provision of these services in different regions of the world, suggestions for addressing those gaps, and an economic analysis of the benefits of pathology services. In preparation for writing this series of papers, we have developed a short survey to determine what pathology services are available in different regions of the world. In order to contact as many pathology departments as possible, we would respectively ask that you forward the attached survey to other Pathologists within your Country and around the world, and ask that they complete the survey.

Here is the link to the survey:

English link:

Spanish link:

Complete the survey by February 24th, 2017 and you will be entered into a drawing to win one-year free membership to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or one of four Online CE 10-credit packages.  Membership benefits include access to the American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP), members’ only newsletters and discounts on books and education.  The Online CE 10-credit package allows you to choose from a library of 500+ on-demand courses and customize education to fit your needs. The ASCP is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe.

Thank you so much for your time and attention to this!

Dr. William Cherniak


William Cherniak, BSc, MD, MPH, CCFP

Consultant – Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Support of: The Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
CoFounder and Executive Director – Bridge to Health Medical and Dental

Clinical Assistant Professor – The University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Lecturer – The University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Medical Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine – The Markham Stouffville Hospital