To identify and oversee the development and implementation of Center evidence-based guidelines and consensus statements relevant to the practice of pathology to optimize effective patient care.
To oversee activities of the Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center (the Center.) The Center develops evidence-based guidelines and consensus statements related to the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. Through them, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) continually improves the quality of diagnostic medicine and patient outcomes.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||2|
|Length of meetings||1 day|
|Typical meeting days||Saturday or Sunday|
|Meeting locations||One meeting per year takes place in Chicago|
|Number of conference calls||4|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 36+, Chair 60+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Members may be assigned as a Center point person for each of the Center's projects.|
Work Groups (or Expert Panels) of the Committee
- Each Center CAP Guideline is developed by a team of experts, stakeholders, and guideline topic experts and stakeholders. These individuals are invited to join Center Work Groups to research and review the evidence and write the guideline recommendations.
Activities of Committee
- Solicits, evaluates, and recommends guideline topics.
- Recommends experts to sit on guideline expert panels.
- Reviews draft recommendations.
- Promotes dissemination of guidelines.
Expertise or Experience
- Committee members should possess interest or experience in guideline and consensus statement development.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists from a variety of practice settings
- Opportunity to influence guideline development and promote patient safety and quality