College of American Pathologists
  Microbiology Resource Committee

    Reports to: Council on Scientific Affairs
Microbiology Resource Committee

To define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies in clinical microbiology, to contribute to development, maintenance, and enhancement of CAP clinical microbiology proficiency testing and other quality assurance programs; to provide information and expertise in clinical microbiology to the College for furtherance of its programs; and to maintain liaison, where appropriate, with other national and global organizations concerned with clinical microbiology.

Requirements and Benefits

Why should I Join?

  • Opportunity to work with leaders in the field of microbiology to improve laboratory practice

Who is eligible?

  • Those with expertise in current Microbiology practice in bacteriology, parasitology, virology, mycology, and/or molecular microbiology diagnostics

What are my activities and involvement?

Activities of Committee

  • Support the Surveys Microbiology program by selecting specifications, reviewing participant instructions, reviewing participant data and writing on Final Critique discussions
  • Prepare Continuing Education questions and material for several Surveys
  • Provide expertise to employee health physicians in cases of Laboratory Accidents
  • Provide expertise to participants who contact the College for information on current microbiology practice
  • Work with Laboratory Education to develop and update Microbiology Checklist questions

Time Commitment

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

Location of meetings: One meeting is held in Chicago and the other two are held anywhere in the continental United States.

Number of conference calls: 3

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 75 + hours
Vice Chair: 100 + hours
Chair: 150 + hours

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • 2 Consultant

Microbiology Resource Committee
Attention: Robin Rolf
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
Phone: 847-832-7917
Fax: 847-832-8917