Founded in 1989, the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) is an organization made up primarily of directors of anatomic and/or surgical pathology from academic institutions. The majority of members are from the United States. Individuals who are from outside the U.S. and who meet the membership criteria also are eligible to apply for membership in ADASP.
The Association’s objectives are to:
Promote expertise, effective administration and productive education in the practice of administering anatomic pathology laboratories;
Sponsor and promote the education of pathologists and others in health care related to administration of anatomic pathology and its branches;
Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with other societies and groups of physicians and scientists who share professional interests with the Association.
A major activity of the Association is its Annual Meeting held in the Spring on the first Saturday preceding the meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Other ADASP activities include the publication of position papers, editorials, and recommendations regarding various aspects of the practice of anatomic pathology.