To define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies in hematology and clinical microscopy that contribute to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of effective hematology and clinical microscopy proficiency testing programs of the CAP; to provide information and expertise in hematology and clinical microscopy and related areas of the CAP and the CAP members; to contribute to the continuing education of the laboratory community through surveys, critiques, publications and participation in CAP educational programs; and to maintain liaison, where appropriate, with other organizations concerned with hematology and clinical microscopy.
This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members and find additional resources and information on the Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Topic Center.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3 per year|
|Length of meetings||2 days|
|Typical meeting days||Saturday and Sunday|
|Meeting locations||The meetings are 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 20-30, Vice Chair 30-40, Chair 75+|
|Additional hours required if assigned as Survey lead|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for chair|
Activities of Committee
- Provide scientific expertise to CAP regarding issues related to the practice of hematology and clinical microscopy.
- Select cases and challenges for proficiency tests administered by the committee.
- Monitor participants' performance on proficiency tests by evaluating data on the Participant Summary Reports.
- Provide education for laboratory professionals by writing discussions for proficiency testing surveys and by writing material for CAP Today publications.
- Provide education to CAP members through delivery of courses or other presentations at the CAP annual meeting and via written educational materials for CME credit.
Expertise or Experience
- Experience and expertise in hematopathology or other pathology discipline related to hematology and clinical microscopy is necessary; areas of interest may include all or some of the following: benign or malignant hematology, hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow, urinalysis, and body fluids.
- Interest in promoting excellence in the field of clinical pathology and the subspecialty field of hematopathology.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to write discussions for continuing medical education (CME/CE) on hematology topics.
- Opportunity to interact with experts from both academic and private sectors in the field of hematopathology.
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
- One inbound liaison from the International Society of Clinical Hematologists