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House of Delegates

The Voice of the Membership

The House of Delegates (HOD) represents the voice of CAP membership and is a gateway to leadership. The HOD ensures that CAP policies and initiatives meet the needs of the members we represent. Our strategy is to:

  • Articulate to the Board of Governors what the HOD believes are needs of our members
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the CAP to meet these needs
  • Provide feedback and progress back to our constituents

Steering Committee

The House of Delegates Steering Committee acts as an executive committee and conducts business during the interval between HOD meetings. Learn about steering committee positions, 2022 Elections, and view current members of the Steering Committee here.

HOD Meeting Information

HOD meetings are a forum to engage with CAP leadership. These meetings are an opportunity for CAP leadership to gain insights on the needs of members, and for HOD members to get updates on how the CAP leadership is addressing member needs. HOD meetings play a vital role to assist the CAP stay current and relevant to its members.

HOD meetings are held twice a year—in the spring and fall. HOD members fulfill their role by attending these meetings. Note: HOD meetings are open to all CAP members who wish to attend.

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The Dr. Mary Elizabeth Fowkes House of Delegates Pathology Achievement Award - New!

Beginning in 2022, The Dr. Mary Elizabeth Fowkes House of Delegates (HOD) Pathology Achievement Award will be presented annually to a CAP HOD member who demonstrates commitment to and achievements in bridging state and federal resources to advance the work of pathologists, and/or who excels in the ability to work effectively across various pathology organizations to identify common ground and address issues of concern. The honoree is invited to accept their award in person at the Fall HOD meeting. Note our 2022 nomination period is open through May 31, 2022.

Eligibility and Evaluation

  • Any CAP HOD member in good standing can be nominated except for those currently serving on the House of Delegates Steering Committee (HODSC).
  •  Any current or former CAP HOD member in good standing is eligible to nominate award candidates.
  • Self-nominations or incomplete nominations will not be considered. The HODSC reserves the right to NOT confer an award in any given year.
  • The HODSC will evaluate all nominations and select an awardee in June 2022. The honoree will be notified in July 2022.
  • No information about the nomination evaluation process and/or the nominees can be shared prior to the official notification of the award honorees.

Criteria to Consider When Nominating a Candidate
Specific behaviors and accomplishments that a nominee should exhibit include:

  • Measurable commitment to state-level advocacy, including efforts to bridge state and federal resources to advance pathologists and the specialty of pathology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various pathology organizations, including subspecialty groups, to identify common ground and address issues of concern.

Click here to nominate an HOD member for the Dr. Mary Elizabeth Fowkes House of Delegates Pathology Achievement Award. 


The HOD in Action

  • President-Elect and Secretary Treasurer Candidate Forums

  • Candidate Forum - CAP Board Of Governors 2021

2021 HOD Candidate Forums (videos above) - The 2021 House of Delegates Board of Governors Virtual Candidate Forum replaces the live event. HOD Speaker Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP, presents Board of Governors candidates with questions from CAP HOD members ranging from the impact of COVID19 to advocacy issues, diversity, and other issues challenging the profession.

See past presentations and videos from meetings you may have missed.

Previous HOD Meeting Materials and Minutes Lock

Access previous HOD meeting recordings, agenda books, and minutes.

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Delegation Directory

If you have an issue you want the HOD to address, or would like an update on HOD activities, search our Delegation Directory to find members of your local delegation who can assist you.

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Ellen Fox
Manager, House of Delegates Engagement
(847) 832-7594
efox@cap.org