College of American Pathologists

  Histotechnology Resource Committee


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(Ancillary to Surgical Pathology Committee)

Reports to: Council on Scientific Affairs

Charge: To promote quality assurance in histology laboratories; to provide technical information for the improvement of laboratory processes; and to provide relevant educational programs in the field of histotechnology through surveys, critiques and publications.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 4
Length of each meeting: Two days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Friday afternoons, Saturday, and Sunday

Location of meetings: Screening sessions are in the Chicagoland area, usually held in early April and late September. Business meetings are held approximately four weeks after the screening sessions in locations throughout the U.S.

Number of conference calls: 3

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 75–100
Vice Chair: 75–100
Chair: 75+

Additional travel or time commitments:

Attendance at CSA Leadership meeting for chair

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Provide scientific expertise to CAP regarding the practice of histotechnology
  • Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in histotechnology that may impact CAP members
  • Provide input to CAP regarding legislative and economic issues related to the practice of anatomic pathology
  • Contribute to continuing education of members by writing case discussions and reviewing slides for an Atlas project and the evaluator guideline presentation before each screening session

Expertise of Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Candidates should possess an interest in promoting the practice of anatomic pathology focusing on the science and application of histotechnology

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

  • Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists and histotechnologists from a variety of practice settings
  • Opportunity to publish materials
  • Opportunity to speak at education events
  • Opportunity to participate in developing recommendations for the practice of pathology

Representation on committee beyond the CAP: None


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