College of American Pathologists

Reproductive Medicine 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 reproductive medicine including embryology and andrology that contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective CAP proficiency testing programs; to provide information and expertise in reproductive medicine 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 reproductive medicine.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

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

Location of meetings: Destinations that are within one hour driving distance from the airport. Committee prefers to meet in January, May and September. The September meeting meets in conjunction with the CAP annual meeting.

Number of conference calls: 3

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

Additional travel or time commitments:

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Provides written discussions related to sperm morphology and new technologies in reproductive medicine
  • Monitors participant performance by evaluating the Semen Analysis and Embryology Surveys Participant Summaries
  • Provides recommendations to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program for the Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists as new technology and procedures emerge in the laboratory

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Interest in promoting pathology as a specialty, and reproductive medicine as a subspecialty
  • Interest in promoting excellence in reproductive medicine practice
  • Interest in participating in reproductive medicine related workshops on behalf of the CAP (e.g., American Society of Hematology, American Association of Clinical Chemistry and American Society of Reproductive Medicine)

n this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Opportunity to provide reproductive medicine related workshops on behalf of the CAP
  • Opportunity to write discussions for CME/CE on reproductive medicine topics

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • 2 consultants

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