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CAP/NSH Histotechnology Committee

To promote quality assurance in histology laboratories; to provide technical information for the improvement of laboratory processes; and to provide relevant educational programs in the field of histotechnology through surveys, critiques and publications.

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 4
Length of meetings 2 days
Typical meeting days Friday afternoons, Saturday, and Sunday
Meeting locations Screening sessions are in the Chicagoland area. Business meetings are held approximately four weeks after the screening sessions in locations throughout the United States.
Number of conference calls 3
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 75-100, Vice Chair 75-100, Chair 75+
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 histotechnology.
  • Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in histotechnology 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 and reviewing slides for an Atlas project and the evaluator guideline presentation before each screening session.

Expertise or Experience

  • Candidates should possess an interest in promoting the practice of anatomic pathology focusing on the science and application of histotechnology

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists and histotechnologists 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