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  Hematology/Clinical Microscopy
  Resource Committee

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Reports to: Council on Scientific Affairs

Charge: To define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies in hematology and clinical microscopy to contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective CAP hematology and clinical microscopy proficiency testing programs; to provide information and expertise in hematology and clinical microscopy and related areas to other components of the College and the CAP members; to contribute to the continuing education of the laboratory community through Surveys, critiques, publications, and participation in CAP educational programs; and to maintain liaison, where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with hematology and clinical microscopy.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 2 days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Friday and Saturday

Location of meetings: Close to airports. Committee prefers to meet in January, June and September. The September meeting meets in conjunction with the CAP annual meeting.

Number of conference calls: 2

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 30+ hours
Vice Chair: 45+ hours
Chair: 75+ hours

Additional travel or time commitments:

  • The chair will attend two leadership meetings a year. If the chair is unavailable the vice chair will be asked to attend in the chairs absence.
  • Attend the CAP annual meeting.

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Provides written discussions related to peripheral blood, bone marrow, urine sediment, body fluids and provider performed microscopy identifications
  • Monitors participant performance by evaluating the Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Surveys Participant Summaries
  • Provides recommendations to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program for the Hematology and Urinalysis checklists as new technology and procedures emerge in the laboratory
  • Provides images (or glass slides) and clinical histories of peripheral blood, bone marrow, urine sediment and body fluids to be used in H/CMRC supported Surveys

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and hematopathology as a subspecialty
  • Interest in promoting excellence in hematopathology practice
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in participating in hematopathology related workshops on behalf of the CAP (e.g. American Society of Hematology, American Association of Clinical Chemistry and International Society for Laboratory Hematology)

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

  • Opportunity to assist with various Color Atlas publications
  • Opportunity to provide hematology and clinical microscopy related workshops on behalf of the CAP
  • Opportunity to write discussions for CME/CE on hematology and clinical microscopy topics

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • One consultant
 

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Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
  Length of each meeting: 2 two days each
  Typical meeting days of the week: Friday/Saturday
  Location of meetings: Close to airports. Committee prefers to meet in January, June and September. The September meeting meets in conjunction with the CAP annual meeting.

Number of conference calls:

2
Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
  Member 30+ Hours
  Vice Chair 45+ Hours
  Chair

75+ Hours

Additional travel or time commitments: