College of American Pathologists

  Standards Committee


Reports to: (i.e. Council on Scientific Affairs): CSA

Charge: To address the standardization requirements of current and evolving laboratory technologies for the benefit of patients; to serve as the focus for the CAP review and input on the activities of national and international standard setting organizations through recommendation of appropriate delegate and liaison members to other professional organizations; and to coordinate with other committees of the CAP to oversee the review of pathology and laboratory medicine components of standards set forth by medical specialty societies.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 2
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday

Location of meetings: (i.e. all airport locations, 50 miles from airports, all DC.
Please note if there is a common location of a meeting – i.e. one meeting is always in Chicago or DC) – Chicago and National Meeting

Number of conference calls: 2

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings and conference calls:
(i.e. email communications) Varies – review of liasion reports and development of Shorts on Standards about 12 hours per year if not serving in a liaison capacity

Additional travel or time commitments: None

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

(what the committee actually does in carrying out its responsibilities):
Oversees development of paper standards from CLSI and ISO; nominates members to CLSI and ISO document development committees; oversees outbound liaisons of committees reporting to the CSA; input into the development of accuracy based material offered as proficiency and educational products.

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required: (i.e. knowledge of specific organ system, interviewing experience): Interest in establishing national and global standards.

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

(Experience to be gained, i.e. opportunity to be published, speaking engagements): Can influence the guidelines and standards to which clinical laboratories must comply.

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

(i.e., inbound liaison organization, consultants, and/or other industry representation): Possibility to be an inbound liaison to the CAP Accuracy Based Work Group or represent the Standards Committee to CLSI and ISO.

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