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Dermatopathology Project Team

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.

This project team reports to the Surgical Pathology Committee, and Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members below.

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)

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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