Chemistry Committee

 

Charge

To improve patient care by:

  • promoting the accuracy, precision, and overall quality of laboratory results in clinical chemistry;
  • evaluating emerging trends in clinical chemistry, incorporating improvements into proficiency testing and education;
  • overseeing the development, maintenance, operation, and cost-effectiveness of CAP clinical chemistry proficiency testing programs;
  • advising the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program on issues related to clinical chemistry;
  • providing expertise and education to other programs of the CAP and to CAP members; and
  • maintaining liaisons with other relevant organizations.

This committee reports to the council on scientific affairs. View a list of the current committee members and find additional resources and information in the chemistry topic center.

Commitment

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 2 days
Typical meeting days Saturday and Sunday
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+
Additional travel or time commitments
  • Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs leadership meetings for the chair, which occurs two times a year.
  • Committee member attendance at the CAP annual meeting strongly encouraged.
  • Attendance at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Activities of Committee

  • Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in clinical chemistry that may affect patient safety.
  • Provide expertise for potential proficiency testing products. Actively encourage CAP to develop new products to meet needs of field.
  • Contribute to the advancement of clinical chemistry by continually providing information for publication in CAP TODAY, specifically the Q&A section
  • Professional and statistical oversight of the Chemistry Surveys Program.
  • Contribute to the continuing education of members through Survey discussions, educational activities, papers, and other various publications.
  • Provide support to the CAP and other CAP committees and programs.

Expertise or Experience

  • A broad knowledge of clinical chemistry or expertise in one or more areas of interest to the committee
  • The chair should have a broad understanding of clinical pathology and the functioning of the College

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to play a significant role in the shaping the practice of clinical chemistry nationally and contributing to patient care
  • The opportunity to meet and work with recognized experts in the field

Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP

  • One liaison from American Association for Clinical Chemistry
 

Interested in Joining this Committee?