The Virginia Society for Pathology was founded in Richmond on October 24, 1944 for the purpose of promoting the science and practice of pathology in Virginia and to encourage discussions of the economic problems facing the specialty. The founders were: Dr. Frank L. Apperly, Dr. Regena C. Beck, Dr. Morris Bryan Beecroft, Dr. William E. Bray, Dr. A. Reynolds Crane, Dr. Martin L. Dreyfuss, Dr. John S. Howe, Dr. Oscar B. Hunter, Dr. Thomas M. Peery, Dr. John Hamilton Scherer, and Dr. Arnold F. Strauss.
The mission of the Virginia Society for Pathology is to promote excellence in patient care and teaching through political advocacy and annual presentation of high quality educational programs for pathologists practicing in Virginia and adjacent areas. These programs are designed to update pathologists on the most recent developments in laboratory medicine in order to ensure a level of practice that conforms to current "state-of-the-art". We foster excellence in the practice of pathology and leadership/management of pathology laboratory service.