Time Commitment Requirements
|Saturday and Sunday
|The meetings are less than 50 miles from an airport.
|None regularly planned but are scheduled as needed.
|Members 20-30, Vice Chair 30-40, Chair 75+
|Additional hours required if assigned as Survey lead
|Attendance at Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for chair
Activities of Committee
- Provide scientific expertise to CAP regarding the practice of immunohistochemistry.
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in immunohistochemistry that may impact CAP members.
- Provide input to CAP regarding legislative and economic issues related to the practice of anatomic pathology.
- Contribute to continuing education of members by writing case discussions, obtaining paraffin blocks for new cases, and reviewing participant responses for the following Surveys.
- MK - General Immunohistochemistry
- GHER2 - Gastric HER2
- HER2 - HER2
- MMR - Mismatch Repair
- PM1 - CD117
- PM2 - Estrogen Receptor (ER) and Progesterone Receptor (PgR)
- PM3 - CD20
- PM5 - Markers vary by year
- Support other CAP committees and programs by reviewing critiques and by providing materials (paraffin blocks) for the Performance Improvement in Surgical Pathology (PIP) Program.
- Contribute to CAP publications (eg, the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine series “Best Practices in Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry,” chapters in the Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology manual, CAP TODAY articles).
- Review and recommend changes to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Checklists.
- Review and recommend changes to the CAP Cancer Protocols and Checklists.
- Participate in educational programs at annual CAP meetings.
Expertise or Experience
Candidates should possess an interest in promoting the practice of anatomic pathology focusing on the science and application of immunohistochemistry.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists from a variety of practice settings
- Opportunity to publish materials
- Opportunity to speak at education events
- Opportunity to participate in developing recommendations for the practice of pathology