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  Transformation Program Office
  Steering Committee


This page and related links last reviewed on December 11, 2012

Reports to: Board of Governors

Charge: To oversee, prioritize, and evaluate the College’s efforts to lead the Transformation of the Specialty of Pathology. The TPOSC will guide the strategy and actions of the Transformation Program Office (TPO) to serve as the program manager for the Transformation of the Specialty, ensure that the TPO is aligned with the College’s overall mission, vision and strategies and facilitate the success of the TPO and its portfolio of initiatives. The TPOSC is a multidisciplinary committee composed of members and professional staff of the College and individuals from outside the College who represent different stakeholders in the “ecosystem” of the Transformation.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 4 per year
Length of each meeting: 2½ days
Typical meeting pattern: Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Location of meetings: Less than 50 miles from airports

Number of conference calls: 4-8 per year

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 30 + hours
Chair: 45 + hours
Staff: 60 + hours

Additional travel or time commitments: Committee member attendance at the CAP annual meeting is strongly encouraged.

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Review, inform, and debate transformation strategy and major transformation initiatives.
  • Prioritize activities of the TPO and its portfolio initiatives.
  • Oversee and re-allocate TPO budget as needed to focus on highest priority transformational activities across the TPO portfolio.
  • Assist the TPO team in identifying needs for cross-college, integrated solutions to current and upcoming issues and facilitating integrated actions to drive those solutions.
  • Identify high priority topics for the Center, the Policy Roundtable, and the other portfolio initiatives in conjunction with business owners and other member leaders.
  • Communicate as needed with the College’s councils and committees in conjunction with the TPO team.
  • Serve as the recognized resource for knowledge, opinions, and collaboration on the Transformation.
  • Assist the TPO in finding and facilitating capture of downstream opportunities for the College.

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Knowledge and expertise in Pathology, Primary Care, molecular diagnostics, imaging, or other fields and points of view of stakeholders in the Transformation
  • Interest in developing the overall strategy for the Transformation of the Specialty.
  • Interest in promoting the case for change for the Specialty.
  • Ability to serve as a resource for knowledge about the Transformation and the change journey it requires.

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

  • Members of the TPOSC will have the opportunity to work on very interesting and intellectually challenging projects and analyses that will inform and drive the Transformation and thus help define the future of pathology and laboratory medicine.

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:


Committee Structure:

  • The TPOSC Committee consists of a minimum of 12 members
    • A chair who is the current President of CAP
    • A vice chair who is the current President-elect of CAP
    • 4 CAP VPs
    • 4 CAP members
    • 1 Outside member representing a different point of view such as industry
    • The VP, Transformation (ex officio)
    • The VP, Transformation (ex officio)
  • The TPOSC will consider adding additional outside members representing other Transformation stakeholder points of view as it begins its work.

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