Activities of Committee
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in clinical chemistry that may affect patient safety
- Provide expertise for potential proficiency testing products. Actively encourage CAP to develop new products to meet needs of field
- Contribute to the advancement of Clinical Chemistry by continually providing information for publication in CAP Today, specifically the Q&A section
- Professional and statistical oversight of the Chemistry Surveys Program
- Contribute to the continuing education of members through Survey discussions, educational activities, papers, and other various publications
- Provide support to the CAP and other CAP committees and programs
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: One meeting is held in Chicago (typically October) and the others are held anywhere is the continental United States and some parts of Canada. One offshore meeting can be scheduled every other year.
Number of conference calls: Approximately 50 per year (1 hour duration) per year for regular committee business (Primarily the Chair and Vice-chair with Member involvement when needed) and up to 6 for discussion with vendors and other issues requiring non-committee involvement.
Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 30+ hours
Vice Chair: 45+ hours
Chair: 75+ hours
Additional travel or time commitments
The committee chair is required to attend the CSA Leadership meetings, which take place two times a year. Committee member attendance at the CAP annual meeting is strongly encouraged. Attendance at AACC meetings.