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.
Time Commitment Requirements
|Saturday and Sunday
|Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+
- 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