To assist pathologists by providing guidance for dermatopathology practice and quality assurance by serving as a resource on technical and regulatory issues that affect the surgical pathology laboratory, by providing resources for educational programs that help pathologists continually improve their performance, and by serving as a resource to the Council on Government and Professional Affairs and the Division of Government and Professional Affairs.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||
|Length of meetings||1 day|
|Typical meeting days||Saturday|
|Meeting locations||Less than 50 miles from an airport|
|Number of conference calls||None regularly planned but are scheduled as needed.|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 10-15, Vice Chair 20-25, Chair 30+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at CSA Leadership meeting for chair|
Activities of Committee
- Provide scientific expertise to the CAP regarding the practice of dermatopathology.
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in dermatopathology that may impact CAP members.
- Provide input to the CAP regarding legislative and economic issues related to the practice of Dermatopathology.
- Contribute to continuing education of members by writing case discussions, providing slides for new cases, and reviewing participant responses for the following program:
- Digital Slide Program - Dermatopathology (DPATH)
- Contribute to CAP publications (eg, chapters in the Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology manual, CAP TODAY articles,
- Archives in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine articles).
- Review and recommend changes to the CAP Laboratory Improvement 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 dermatopathology
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
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
- Liaison from the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP)