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Council on Scientific Affairs
Charge: To develop Surveys for the assessment of accuracy, precision, linearity of procedures, instruments and measuring devices; to address standardization and harmonization across laboratories; to provide a means for laboratories to evaluate their methodology; to educate CAP membership and provide authoritative resource for the College.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 2 days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday
Location of meetings: Destinations that are within
one hour driving distance from the airport. Committee prefers to meet
in January, June, and September. The September meeting meets in conjunction
with the CAP annual meeting.
Number of conference calls: 4
Hours of committee work required outside of
Member: 45+ hours
Vice Chair: 60+ hours
Chair: 75+ hours
Additional travel or time commitments:
- The chair attends two leadership meetings a year.
If the chair is unavailable, a representative will be asked to attend in
the chair’s absence.
- Attend the CAP annual meeting.
- Review Calibration Verification/Linearity, Carryover and Interfering Substance Survey data for trends and shifts in
- Provide feedback on appropriate total error and
minimum detectable differences for analytes.
- Provide troubleshooting advice to vendors for material
issues that push extremes of clinically relevant specimen specifications.
- Participate in publications, educational discussions
and guidelines that cover topics related to pre and post analytical
laboratory testing and quality laboratory practices.
- Present calibration verification/linearity workshops
on behalf of CAP.
- Interest in promoting pathology and quality laboratory
- Interest in statistical analysis of clinical assays.
- Knowledge of various methodologies and instrumentation.
- Opportunity to provide quality laboratory practice
related workshops on behalf of the CAP.
- Opportunity to write discussions for CME/CE
on quality laboratory practices.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: