College of American Pathologists

  Member Engagement Committee


Published December 27, 2012

Reports to: Council on Membership and Professional Development


To recruit and retain members. To foster the continued growth of member relationships that strengthen the CAP as it provides leadership and resources for pathologists at every career stage.  To recognize and reward members who demonstrate commitments that help transform the specialty by deepening or expanding its role. To identify and address ethical issues affecting the practice of pathology, thereby ensuring the relevance and member support of the CAP Principles of Ethical and Professional Conduct.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1.5 days
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday

Location of meetings: Various locations throughout the country, usually within 30 miles of the airport. At least one meeting each year is in Chicago.

Number of conference calls: To be determined. Conference calls are scheduled on an ‘as needed’ basis (typically twice each year).

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 24-40 hours per year
Chair: 60-80 hours per year
Vice Chair: 50-60 hours per year

Additional travel or time commitments:

  • Member: 5 hours when involved in special projects
  • Chair: 3 Council meeting and one Council phone conference per year

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Mentor Program
  • Member Benefits Workgroup
  • Member Recruitment and Retention
  • Member Engagement Strategy
  • First Timer’s Luncheon – Annual Meeting

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • A CAP member in good standing
  • Prefer to have members from a variety of practice sizes and settings (e.g. academia, private – hospital employee or practice group; small, medium or large size settings; pathologists working in an accountable care organization; pathologists in fellowships
  • Willingness to discuss and share challenges and issues new in practice pathologists face
  • Desire to help pathologists during different phases in their careers and promote engagement with the College and in the Practice of Pathology

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

  • Experience gained and new information acquired will benefit members
  • Increased knowledge of current and emerging trends/challenges in pathology practice

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