Coagulation Committee



To contribute to the continual improvement of patient care and safety by:

  • defining and monitoring the state of the art and emerging technologies in coagulation testing;
  • contributing to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective proficiency testing programs in the field of coagulation;
  • providing information and expertise in coagulation and related areas to the CAP and its members;
  • contributing to the continuing education of members of the CAP through Surveys, critiques, publication of articles, chapters and books and participation in CAP educational programs;
  • assisting the CAP in timely and effective submission of information to regulatory agencies;
  • and maintaining liaison with other national and international organizations concerned with coagulation.

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 coagulation topic center.


Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Saturday
Meeting locations At least one meeting is held in Chicago. All take place in the continental Unites States.
Number of conference calls 1
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 30+, Vice Chair 45+, Chair 75+
Additional travel or time commitments
  • Attendance at Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for the chair
  • Attendance at CAP annual meeting
  • Attendance at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis annual meeting (for liaison member)
  • Attendance at EQUATH annual meeting (for liaison member)

Activities of Committee

  • Oversee the coagulation Surveys program from professional and statistical perspective
  • Assess standardization criteria for coagulation testing
  • Contribute to the advancement of coagulation testing by continually providing scientific information for publication in CAP TODAY and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Monitor current coagulation practices, especially those that could potentially affect patient safety
  • Provide educational seminars to CAP members through annual CAP meeting and educational enhancements on CAP Surveys

Expertise or Experience

  • Broad knowledge of and desire to promote pathology as a specialty and coagulation as a subspecialty.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Enhance knowledge of coagulation testing, administration of proficiency testing program, operation of CAP, and role of other regulatory agencies
  • Opportunities to network with peers in academia and private practice
  • Opportunities to publish scientific and educational articles

Interested in Joining this Committee?