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  Diagnostic Immunology Resource Committee

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This page and related links last reviewed on August 15, 2013

Reports to: Council on Scientific Affairs

Charge: To serve, in collaboration with other CAP scientific committees, as the expert scientific and educational resource of the College of American Pathologists in diagnostic immunology and flow cytometry.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 2
Length of each meeting: 1½ days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday

Location of meetings: One meeting is held in Chicago (typically September) and the others are held anywhere in the continental United States.

Number of conference calls: 1

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 30+ hours
Vice Chair: 45+ hours
Chair: 75+ hours

Additional travel or time commitments:

Attendance at CSA Leadership Meeting for Chair (twice yearly).

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • The committee works to support the Surveys and EXCEL products under the scientific discipline of Diagnostic Immunology. This includes routine immunology, proteins and antibodies, as well as flow cytometry
  • Educational products are developed which provide formal CME credit. Objectives and text are written and reviewed by committee members.
  • Work is ongoing to support the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • Work with the appropriate agencies in consensus and reimbursement issues for flow cytometry

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Interest in promoting pathology and quality laboratory practices
  • Interest in developing practical tools for laboratories to use to meet patient care needs
  • Expertise in diagnostic immunology and/or flow cytometry

Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Opportunity to network with experts in the field
  • Opportunity to represent the CAP at intersociety venues

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • The Diagnostic Immunology Recourse Committee has an inbound liaison from the following organization:
    • American Assocation for Clinical Chemistry
 

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