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Immunohistochemistry Committee

To provide Surveys and education regarding state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry methods for diagnosis, prognosis and prediction.

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members and find additional resources and information in the Immunohistochemistry Topic Center.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
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 the practice of immunohistochemistry.
  • Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in immunohistochemistry 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, obtaining paraffin blocks for new cases, and reviewing participant responses for the following Surveys.
    • MK - General Immunohistochemistry
    • BRAFV - BRAF V600E
    • DPIHC – Dermatopathology Immunohistochemistry
    • MMR - DNA Mismatch Repair
    • PDL1 - PD-L1
    • CD30 - CD30 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • MYCB – c-Myc/Bcl-2 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • p16 - p16 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • HER2 - HER2 Immunohistochemistry (Breast)
    • GHER2 - Gastric HER2
    • PM1 - CD117 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • PM2 - Estrogen Receptor (ER) and Progesterone Receptor (PgR) Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • PM3 - CD20 Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray
    • PM5 - Markers vary by year
    • PM6 - Highly Sensitive Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)
  • Support other CAP committees and programs by reviewing critiques and by providing materials (paraffin blocks) for the Performance Improvement in Surgical Pathology (PIP) Program.
  • Contribute to CAP publications (eg, the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine series “Practical Applications of Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry,” chapters in the Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology manual, CAP TODAY articles).
  • Review and recommend changes to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation 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 anatomic pathology focusing on the science and application of immunohistochemistry.

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

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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Doug Murphy, MT
Technical Manager, Proficiency Testing
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093