To promote quality assurance in histology laboratories; to provide technical information for the improvement of laboratory processes; and to provide relevant educational programs in the field of histotechnology through surveys, critiques and publications.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||4|
|Length of meetings||2 days|
|Typical meeting days||Friday afternoons, Saturday, and Sunday|
|Meeting locations||Screening sessions are in the Chicagoland area. Business meetings are held approximately four weeks after the screening sessions in locations throughout the United States.|
|Number of conference calls||3|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 75-100, Vice Chair 75-100, Chair 75+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for chair|
Activities of Committee
- Provide scientific expertise to CAP regarding the practice of histotechnology.
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in histotechnology 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 and reviewing slides for an Atlas project and the evaluator guideline presentation before each screening session.
Expertise or Experience
- Candidates should possess an interest in promoting the practice of anatomic pathology focusing on the science and application of histotechnology
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists and histotechnologists 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