October 8-11
Gaylord National, Maryland
(Washington, DC, area)

The Right Knowledge.
The Right Diagnosis.

Cancer Protocols & Synoptic Reporting Solutions

In June 2017, the CAP released a total of 52 cancer protocols encompassing approximately 2000 required elements and 488 conditional elements to reflect updates in tumor staging per the AJCC 8th Edition Cancer Staging Manual.

CAP17 offers several opportunities for you to learn more about these important updates. You’ll also be able to explore the CAP’s synoptic reporting solutions which can streamline the implementation of the AJCC 8th edition updates so that you can be ready to use the protocols for clinical care by January 1, 2018.

eFRM User Group Meeting

Sunday, October 8
1:00–5:00 PM

EFRM17 Improving Synoptic Reporting for eFRM™ and mTuitive xPert for Pathology: User Group Meeting

Join us for the 2017 eFRM User Group meeting led by your fellow pathologists. This interactive meeting will feature a robust and informative exchange about your pathology reporting experience as well as ways to expand and improve the capture of vital information for your providers and patients.

Topics include the following:

  • AJCC 8th edition requirements
  • Upcoming changes to the CAP eCC
  • Software updates
  • Tumor registry reporting
  • Report formatting

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Refreshments will be served.

Educational Sessions (CME eligible):

M1749 Mission Control – Cancer Protocols and the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition: Changes to Staging and Implications for Pathology
Monday, October 9
3:00–4:00 PM


With the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) release in 2016 of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition, extensive modifications to the CAP cancer protocols are required to allow pathologists to report the new 8th edition staging starting January 1, 2018. Faculty will present the vision, mission, and high concepts behind the AJCC 8th edition staging design. Additionally, faculty will provide an overview of the ways that the CAP is developing design and content modifications to the CAP cancer protocols and electronic Cancer Checklists (eCCs) to allow for changing staging elements, as well as adding additional guidance for the usage of the protocols for patient care and for accreditation purposes.

You will learn to:

  • Explain the value of the cancer protocols to patient care
  • Distinguish the difference between synoptic reporting and structured reporting and the value both bring to cancer patients
  • Demonstrate the key changes to the staging elements of the TNM classification system with the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition


Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP
Thomas P. Baker, MD, FCAP

Educational Sessions (non-CME eligible)

Cancer Protocols AJCC 8th Edition Updates Lunch & Learn Sessions
Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10
Exhibit hall
12:00–1:00 PM

Pick up your lunch and join a table near the CAP booth to discuss the latest changes to the cancer protocols with authors from the Breast, Genitourinary, Colorectal CAP Cancer Protocols and others.

Simplify AJCC 8th Edition reporting with CAP eFRM
Tuesday, October 10
Exhibitor Pavilion, Exhibit Hall
1:15–1:45 PM and 1:45–2:15 PM

Learn how eFRM can help you create consistent, reliable and complete cancer reports to facilitate patient care while complying with accreditation requirements. With eFRM, ensure that you are always using the most up to date CAP cancer protocol for your cancer reporting.

Visit the CAP booth during exhibit hall hours to see a demonstration of CAP solutions to simplify your synoptic reporting.