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Member Engagement Committee

The Member Engagement Committee:

  • To manage the member portfolio to drive recruitment, engagement and retention:
    • To assess and manage member benefits to meet member needs
    • To develop career management resources for pathologists beyond the first five years of practice
  • To identify and develop member engagement opportunities
  • To recognize members and staff who make significant contributions that advance the specialty

This committee reports to the Council on Membership and Professional Development. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1.5 days
Typical meeting days Saturday and Sunday
Meeting locations The meeting is usually less than 30 miles from an airport. At least one meeting each year takes place in Chicago.
Number of conference calls Scheduled as needed
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 24-40, Vice Chair 50-60 Chair 60-80
Additional travel or time commitments
  • Member: Five hours when involved in special projects
  • Chair: Three council meeting and one council telephone conference per year

Activities of Committee

The Member Engagement Committee:

  • Oversees the CAP's Meritorious Awards program that acknowledges outstanding contributions by CAP members to pathology, pathologists, laboratory medicine, patient care, public service, and the CAP.
    • Develops a meaningful and engaging program to be experienced in-person or virtually.
    • Conducts a periodic review of the Meritorious Awards program and nomination process.
  • Develops the First Timer's session at the CAP annual meeting to help orient attendees to the annual meeting experience and provide good to know information.
  • Contributes to member recruitment and retention efforts by developing engagement strategies, providing content for campaigns and other CAP channels, and conducting peer-to-peer outreach.
  • Helps inform and shape a member engagement strategy and contributes ways to be involved/participate in CAP programs and services.

Expertise or Experience

  • The Member Engagement Committee is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages members from all backgrounds, practice sizes, and settings to apply.
  • A willingness to discuss challenges and issues early-career pathologists face.
  • An openness to promote the benefits and value of CAP membership and create awareness about the practice of pathology for medical students.
  • A desire to help pathologists during different phases of their careers.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Participation in MEC meetings bolsters collaboration, resulting in new insights, perspectives, excitement, and positive energy about being a pathologist.
  • Contributions support the growth and retention of CAP membership.
  • Being a part of the Member Engagement Committee is an opportunity to increase your knowledge of current/emerging trends and challenges in pathology.

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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