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Council on Scientific Affairs
Charge: Be the resource for those who practice cytopathology by providing educational programs for interlaboratory comparison of non-gynecological and gynecological cytopathology; field-validated, federally-approved proficiency testing in gynecologic cytology; federally-approved proficiency testing for analytes tested on cytology specimens; a framework for quality assurance and performance improvement; educational opportunities for cytopathology practice, and information on technical advances in cytopathology.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 4
Length of each meeting: 4 days.
Typical meeting days of the week: Thursday - Sunday
Location of meetings: Usually within 50 miles of airport; 2 meetings per year in Chicago
Number of conference calls: 5-6; 30-60
Hours of committee work required outside of
Member: 60+ hours
Vice Chair: 80+ hours
Chair: 100+ hours
Additional travel or time commitments:
- Attendance at the CSA Leadership meetings for the Chair.
- Attendance at CAP Annual Meeting.
- Act as “advisors” to CAP regarding issues
and practice of Cytopathology, including
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in cytopathology
practice that may impact CAP members.
- Serve as interface with appropriate professional organizations (e.g., current
and former committee members are officers and hold leadership positions in
the American Society of Cytopathology, Cytopathology Education and Technology
Consortium (CETC) and contribute to continuing education of members, through:
- Prepare new cases and discussions, and review responses
for the Cytopathology (PAP and NGC) Online Programs.
- Support the CAP and other CAP committees and programs
- Slides (clinical history and biopsy results) for
the PAP Program
- Slides (including clinical history, references and
images) for the NGC Program
- Contribute to CAP publications (e.g., chapters in the Cytopathology Atlas and the Cytopathology Programs Review in CAPTODAY)
- Participate in educational programs at annual CAP meetings.
- Review and make recommendations regarding CAP Cytopathology Checklists
- Board certified in Cytopathology preferred but not required
- Interest in promoting excellence in Cytopathology practice
- Ability to communicate with non-subspecialists about Cytopathology
- Opportunity to publish materials
- Opportunity to speak at education events
- Opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Cytopathology
Representation on committee beyond the CAP:
- 2 Consultants(Cytotechnologists)
- 1 Liaison from ASC