To coordinate and focus scientific resources involved in molecular testing and develop appropriate guidelines for the molecular pathology laboratory; to monitor emerging and future changes in cellular and molecular pathology to include practical applications of new modalities; to support state of the art practice of molecular diagnostics; to develop, maintain and enhance proficiency testing surveys and educational programs in the field of molecular pathology; and to advise on public policy as it applies to molecular pathology.
Activities of Committee
- Create and support state of the art Proficiency Testing Programs, through sample preparation, formulating a questionnaire, data review, and critique development.
- Work with highly skilled Washington, DC, staff on regulatory issues.
- Develop educational seminars and adjuncts for the CAP National Meetings.
- Work in support of CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program requirements for molecular pathology and genetics.
- Work on special projects (eg, research studies, manuscript summarizing our experience with proficiency surveys, or describing our practice recommendations).
Expertise or Experience
- Working knowledge of molecular oncology practice, technology, and clinical applications
- Strong interest in promoting molecular oncology
- Ability to provide tools for the community pathologist to guide their practice of molecular pathology
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Interact with colleagues on state of the art technology and practice issues
- Gain knowledge about regulatory and financial aspects of pathology practice
- Learn through research and educational projects
- Share ideas and protocols with colleagues around the country
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
- Two liaisons, one from Association for Molecular Pathology and one from American Association of Clinical Chemistry