College of American Pathologists

  In Vivo Microcopy Work Group Seeks Resident Member


Posted January 21, 2013

The CAP’s new In Vivo Microscopy (IVM) Work Group (WG) seeks an interested pathology resident to serve the 2013-2014 term.

In Vivo Microscopy (IVM) is an emerging field that uses light of various intensities and wavelengths to obtain two- and three-dimensional microscopic images (resolution 1-20 ┬Ám) in real time from living patients. Images may be rapidly acquired using instrumentation that can be inserted into endoscope accessory ports or as stand-alone imaging tools. A primary goal of IVM is to guide the acquisition of targeted and more meaningful biopsies.

The IVM WG will focus on developing a plan to provide awareness of the emerging role of IVM for pathologists and develop CAP IVM resources for evaluation and adoption.

Time Commitment

  • One-hour call monthly for the entire Work Group; each IVM WG project will have a separate call schedule.
  • No 2013 face-to-face meetings are currently planned; such meetings may be scheduled in 2014.

Candidate Qualifications

IVM WG applicants should have:

Interested residents should submit these materials before February 13, 2013:

  1. Completed application form (PDF, 85 KB)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of support from their program director
  4. Statement of interest detailing the qualifications they feel they possess that will make them an effective work group member, including previous experience working in the disciplines listed above.

Please submit complete application materials by February 13, 2013 to:

CAP IVM WG staff liaison, Jill Kaufman, PhD,; or fax: 847-832-8463

Questions? Call Kelly Westfall 847-832-7000, ext 7825.

Only complete applications will be considered.