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Professional and Community Engagement Committee

  • To enhance the brand of pathology and pathologists through professional development programs, services, and tools that support CAP members in demonstrating their value.
  • To support connection building and effective knowledge exchange between CAP members, their patients, clinical partners, and others.

Reports to the Council on Membership and Professional Development


View a list of our Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings


Length of meetings 1.5 days
Typical meeting days Saturday and Sunday morning
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 Monthly
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 24-40, Vice Chair 50-60, Chair 60-80
Additional travel or time commitments
  • Chair: 3 council meetings and 6-9 council conference calls
  • Members: 5 hours when involved in special projects
  • New Members: Complete the CAP Engaged Leadership Academy event

Activities of Committee

The PCEC works to educate both colleagues and patients of the importance of pathology and pathologists, through professional development programs, and the development of tools and services. Below are just a few examples of the committee’s work.

Expertise or Experience

  • Willingness to speak in public and with media would be useful
  • Desire to enhance the public image of pathologists and the profession
  • Interest in public perception of health care issues and in communicating to public and other audiences regarding pathologists vital role in quality patient care
  • Willingness to network with other pathologists and clinicians to demonstrate the value pathologists bring to health care

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Help raise and shape the image of pathologists and pathology as a profession
  • Provide input into CAP Engaged Leaders Network strategic direction

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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