College of American Pathologists

  Coagulation Resource Committee


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Reports to: Council on Scientific Affairs

Charge: To contribute to the continual improvement of patient care and safety by: defining and monitoring the state of the art and emerging technologies in coagulation testing; contributing to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective proficiency testing programs in the field of coagulation; providing information and expertise in coagulation and related areas to the CAP and its members; contributing to the continuing education of members of the CAP through Surveys, critiques, publication of articles, chapters and books and participation in CAP educational programs; assisting the CAP in timely and effective submission of information to regulatory agencies; and maintaining liaison with other national and international organizations concerned with coagulation.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1 day each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday

Location of meetings: Chicago, continental United States

Number of conference calls: 1; 30–60 minutes

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 the Chair
  • Attendance at CAP annual Meeting
  • Attendance at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis annual meeting (for liaison member)
  • Attendance at EQUATH annual meeting (for liaison member)

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Professional and statistical oversight of the Coagulation Surveys Program
  • Active in assessing standardization criteria for coagulation testing
  • Contributes to the advancement of coagulation testing by continually providing scientific information for publication in CAP TODAY and Archives of Laboratory Medicine
  • Monitoring of current coagulation practices, especially those that could potentially affect patient safety
  • Provide educational seminars to CAP members through annual CAP meeting and Educational Enhancements on CAP Surveys

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Broad knowledge of and desire to promote Pathology as a specialty and Coagulation as a Subspecialty.

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

  • Enhance knowledge of coagulation testing, administration of proficiency testing program, operation of CAP, role of other regulatory agencies
  • Opportunities to network with peers in academia and private practice
  • Opportunities to publish scientific and educational articles

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