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The ASCP offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and invites members to become involved with the organization by serving in a leadership position on one of our committees or councils. To find out more about our current volunteer opportunities, click on the tabs below to discover how you can get active with ASCP.

 

Governance
Commissions
Member Councils
Product Committees
Board Committees

ASCP Board of Directors

The ASCP Board of Directors governs the activities of the Society and is responsible for its fiscal viability and for achieving our mission of providing excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals. 

Requirements

  • Must be an ASCP member in good standing 
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time and commitment to the Board of Directors 
  • Board of Directors are elected as described in the ASCP Bylaws 
  • Board members also may be asked to serve as a member for an ASCP Commission or Committee which would require additional time commitment 
  • Past ASCP volunteer service is highly recommended

Time Commitment

 The Board of Directors holds three, face-to-face meetings per year.

 
James Wisecarver

President

James Wisecarver, MD, PhD, FASCP
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE

Board of Directors Composition

  • President, President-elect, Vice President, and immediate Past President, who all serve one year terms. 
  • Secretary, Treasurer, and eight at-large members, who all serve three year terms, renewable once for a maximum of six years. 
  • In addition, there are ex-officio members: the Chairs of the Fellow Council, the Council of Laboratory Professionals and the Resident Council, the Chair-elect of the Council of Laboratory Professionals, and the Chair of the International Commission.
 

Overview

Each member of the committee is responsible for soliciting and presenting nominations for the ASCP Board of Directors and BOC BOG. Potential nominees are reviewed for elective positions. The committee prepares a final slate of nominees for the Board of Directors that will be voted on by the membership. The committee also notifies the membership of the slate according to ASCP bylaws.

Time Commitment

The committee meets via conference call as needed.  

Composition/Terms

  • The membership includes the Immediate Past President as chair, three Fellows, three Members and one Resident.
  • The term for the committee members is 1 year, renewable twice for a total of three years.
  • The term for the chair is one year.   

Overview

The committee reviews and advises on all proposed changes to the Society’s bylaws referred by the Board of Directors and reports to the Board and membership for adoption.

Time Commitment

The Bylaws Committee has conference calls as needed, approximately 3-5 calls per year.

Composition/Terms

  • The chair has a one year term renewable five times for a total of six years.
  • The members have a three year term renewable twice for a total of nine years.
  • Members of the committee must be a member of the ASCP Board of Directors

Finance Committee

The primary goal of the committee is to ensure the fiscal health of the Society and recommend significant financial policies for Board approval. Additionally, the committee recommends the fiscal year budget for approval by the ASCP Board of Directors. 

Time Commitment

The committee meets approximately four to six times per year via conference call for about one hour each meeting. The committee holds one face-to-face meeting during the ASCP Leadership Forum.
Anne Walsh-Feeks

Treasurer, ASCP Board of Directors

Anne Walsh Feeks, MS, PA (ASCP)
Freeport, NY

Composition

The Finance Committee consists of the ASCP Treasurer who serves as the Chair, the President Elect, one Fellow, one Member, and one member representing the BOG BOC.

Terms

The Chair has a one year term renewable five times (for a total of 6 terms). The members of the committee have a three year term renewable twice for a total of nine years.
Commissions

Overview

The ASCP Commission on Membership develops overall Society strategy in areas of membership including member recruitment and retention, member benefits, volunteer opportunities and support, local member involvement, and local member access to ASCP resources. In addition, the Commission determines the needs of the members, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and other Commissions regarding implementation of strategies, and represents ASCP to its members, other organizations, and to the public.

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Be an ASCP member in good standing.
  • Applicants for a Member-at-Large position must have previously served on another Membership Council.
  • Be available to meet via conference call, and in-person once per year. 
  • Reliable access to internet and email. 

Time Commitment

  • Attend 1 Leadership Forum onsite meeting per year.
  • Participate in 3 conference calls per year.
  • Serve on workgroups as needed and/or desired. (Workgroup conference calls are scheduled as needed.)

Diana Kremitske

Chair, Commission on Membership

Diana Kremitske, MHA, MS, MT(ASCP)
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Committee Composition

  • Chair – The Chair of the Commission on Membership is appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board, and shall be appointed from among the At-Large Members of the Board. The Chair serves a 1 year term, renewable five times.
  • Chairs and Chairs-Elect of the Fellow Council, Council of Laboratory Professionals and Resident Council.
  • Chair of the ASCP Awards Committee (ex-officio position).
  • Two Members-at-Large. Members-at-Large serve a 3-year term, renewable once, for a total of six years.

Commission for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD)

The ASCP CCPD sets strategic direction for the Society’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program to develop, maintain, and increase the competency, skills, knowledge, and professional performance of pathologists and laboratory professionals by providing high quality, relevant, accessible, cost-effective professional development activities independent of commercial influence.  

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Determine overall strategy for the CPD program to meet the needs of pathologist and laboratory professional members and position ASCP as the Education Home
  • Provide oversight for CCPD Committees and Editorial Boards and is responsible for member appointments
  • Ensure that the overall CPD program strategy is communicated to the committees under the oversight of the Commission on CPD and develop opportunities for committees to provide input into the overall CPD program strategy
  • Recommend new directions and/or initiatives for the CPD program to ensure it remains on the leading edge of pathology/laboratory medicine continuing education
  • Provide oversight for the accreditation of the CME program to ensure it is in full compliance with the ACCME Essential Areas, Elements, Standards and Policies
  • Serve as the approval body for the designation of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for CME activities and for the designation of CMLE credit for non-physician activities

Time Commitment

  • Leadership Forum
  • Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL
  • Conference calls (4 on average)
Harv Rinder

Chair, Commission on Continuing Professional Development

Harv (Henry) M. Rinder, MD, FASCP
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Committee Composition

  • Chair, who is a member of the Board of Directors
  • 1 to 2 additional members of the Board of Directors 
  • Liaison or Chair, Informatics/Precision Medicine Committee
  • Liaison or Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • 4 to 5 additional members, ideally from among the following:
    • Pathologist educator
    • Laboratory professional educator
    • Practicing pathologist (preferably newly certified)
    • Practicing laboratory professional (preferably newly certified)
  • Total Commission membership is comprised of 9 to 11 members
  • Additional members may be added to fulfill the charge of the Commission

Terms

  • Chair / Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
    • Chair of the Commission on Continuing Professional Development shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board, and shall be appointed from among the At-Large members of the Board.
  • Specialists/Members -  Serve a  3 year term renewable up to 2 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Commission on Science, Technology and Public Policy

The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Commission on Science, Technology and Public Policy (CSTP) shall promote excellence in advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals.

Time Commitment

The Commission holds one face-to-face meeting during the ASCP Leadership Forum and has conference calls a needed.  
Gene Siegal

Chair, Commission on Science, Technology and Policy

Gene Siegal, MD, PhD, FASCP
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Composition

The Commission shall include a chair, who shall be a member of the Board of Directors; five at-large Fellows; five at-large laboratory professional members; the President-Elect who will serve as an ex-officio member; Resident member, and the chairs of any future committees, as conditions warrant. The ASCP Senior Vice President, Institute for Science, Technology and Policy and the Director of Center for Public Policy shall serve as the staff liaisons to the Commission.

Terms

The Chair has a one year term renewable five times (for a total of 6 terms).  The members of the committee have a three year term renewable twice for a total of nine years.
Member Councils

Overview

The Fellow Council is the voice of the Society’s Fellow members. The Council provides advice and recommendations to the ASCP Board of Directors through the Commission on Membership on how the Society may best meet the needs of its respective members. The Fellow Council:

  • Facilitates communication between the ASCP and its Fellow members.
  • Develops strategies for recruitment and retention of Fellows.
  • Establishes links with state and regional pathology societies.
  • Promotes advocacy on issues affecting Fellows.
  • Recommends new products and services for Fellow members.
  • Identifies opportunities for local member involvement in ASCP activities.
  • Represents the ASCP to Fellows, other organizations, and the public.

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Be an ASCP Fellow member in good standing.
  • Be available to meet via conference call, and in-person once a year. 
  • Reliable access to internet and email. 

Time Commitment

  • Attend 1 Leadership Forum onsite meeting per year.
  • Participate in 3 conference calls per year.
  • Serve on workgroups as needed and/or desired. (Workgroup conference calls are scheduled as needed.)
Geoffrey Talmon

Chair, Fellow Council

Geoffrey Talmon, MD, FASCP
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Committee Composition

  • Chair – Serves a 1 year term.
  • Chair-Elect – Serves a 1 year term.
  • Immediate Past Chair – Serves a 1 year term
  • Members – 9 positions. Members serve a 3-year term, renewable once for a total of 6 years.
  • Terms begin and end with each Annual Business meeting which corresponds with the ASCP Annual Meeting. 

Overview

The Resident Council of the ASCP is the voice of the Society’s resident members. The Council provides advice and recommendations to the ASCP Board of Directors through the Commission on Membership on ways in which the Society may best meet the professional and educational needs of the Resident members. The goals of the Resident Council are to:

  • Facilitate communication between the ASCP and Pathology Residents. 
  • Develop strategies for recruitment and retention of Resident.
  • Recommend new products and services for Resident members.
  • Address issues related to residency training.
  • Encourage resident representation on ASCP committees.
  • Assist in recruiting medical students into pathology.
  • Recruit new residents into the ASCP Resident Representative Network.
  • Oversee the work of the Resident Subspecialty Grant Committee.
  • Identify and mentor members for leadership roles in the Society.

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Be an ASCP Resident member in good standing.
  • Be available to meet via conference call, and in-person twice per year. 
  • Reliable access to internet and email. 

Time Commitment

  • Attend two meetings per year. Meetings are scheduled to coincide with the ASCP Annual Meeting and the USCAP Annual Meeting.
  • Participate in 2 conference calls per year.
  • Serve on workgroups as needed and/or desired. (Workgroup conference calls are scheduled as needed.)
Jennifer Kasten

Chair, Resident Council

Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc(Oxon), MSc (London)
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Committee Composition

  • Chair – Serves a 1 year term.
  • Chair-Elect – Serves a 1 year term.
  • Members – 10 positions. Members serve either a 2-year or 3-year term, depending on the needs of the Council.
  • Terms begin and end with each Annual Business meeting which corresponds with the ASCP Annual Meeting.

ASCP Resident Representative Network

Resident Representatives are the voice of ASCP resident members and have made a commitment to facilitate communication between residents at the grassroots level and the members of the ASCP Resident Council. All pathology residency programs  in the United States and Canada are invited to name one ASCP Resident Representative per ten residents.

Following are the roles and responsibilities of ASCP Resident Representative.

  • Serve as a liaison between residents in the their program and the ASCP Resident Council
  • Promote the benefits of ASCP membership to colleagues in their residency program
  • Encourage resident involvement with ASCP
  • Convey any local issues to ASCP in order to be addressed at a national level
  • Serve as a mentor to residents, students interested in the profession of pathology and other Resident Representatives.

Serving as a Resident Representative offers a great opportunity for you to become proactively involved with ASCP, explore the pathology profession outside of your own program, and to make a significant impact on your career. 

The ASCP Resident Council oversees the ASCP Resident Representative Network. 

Contact your Resident Representative or volunteer to serve if your program does not currently have a Resident Representative. For questions or for more information, please contact:  residentcouncil@ascp.org.


View Current Resident Representatives

 

 

Overview

The Council of Laboratory Professionals of the ASCP is the voice of the Society’s laboratory members. The Council provides advice and recommendations to the ASCP Board of Directors through the Commission on Membership on ways in which the Society may best meet the professional and educational needs of the Members. The goals of the Council of Laboratory Professionals are to:

  • Facilitate communication between the ASCP and Laboratory Professionals
  • Develop strategies for recruitment and retention of Laboratory Professionals
  • Recommend new products and services for Laboratory Professionals
  • Promote advocacy on issues affecting the profession
  • Recruit and support students in the laboratory professions
  • Oversee the work of the ASCP Scholarship Committee
  • Collaborate with other laboratory organizations on professional development initiatives
  • Identify and mentor members for leadership roles in the Society

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Be an ASCP laboratory professional member in good standing.
  • Be available to meet via conference call, and in person once a year. 
  • Reliable access to internet and email. 

Time Commitment

  • Attend 1 Leadership Forum onsite meeting per year.
  • Participate in 3 conference calls per year.
  • Serve on workgroups as needed and/or desired. (Workgroup conference calls are scheduled as needed.)
Jessse McCoy

Chair, Council of Laboratory Professionals

Jesse McCoy, MHS, PA(ASCP)
Hampton Roads Pathology at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, VA

Committee Composition

  • Chair – Serves a 1 year term. 
  • Chair-Elect – The Chair-Elect is selected from sitting Council members, and serves a 1 year term.
  • Immediate Past Chair – Serves a 1 year term.
  • Regional Members – 8 positions. Regional Members serve a 3-year term, renewable once for a total of 6 years.
  • Terms begin and end with each Annual Business meeting which corresponds with the ASCP Annual Meeting. 
 
Online Education

ASCP Case Reports Committee

ASCP Case Reports Committee oversees the editorial development of Case Reports which is an online self-study, continuing education program comprised of comprehensive case studies designed for practicing pathologists and residents. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility in a volunteer role 
  • Expertise in the subject area
  • A reasonable publication/presentation record 
  • Previous experience on an editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer preferred
  • Previous experience as a teacher/instructor preferred
  • Recruiting at least six to eight cases each year to include patient histories, diagnostic discussions, digital images, applicable laboratory data, references, and at least 5 CME Documentation Questions
  • Reviewing and editing between six to 12 manuscripts annually excluding revisions

Time Commitment

  • Attending one face-to-face committee meeting per year
  • Participating in two to four (2-4) conference calls per year to evaluate the status of each series and consider issues pertinent to the upcoming quarter
  • Committee members serve two (2) year terms renewable for three terms for a total of six (6) years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Chair

Gregory G. Davis, MD, MSPH
Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office
Birmingham, Alabama 

Committee Composition

  • Chair (Executive Editor)-Annual 1 year term / can serve up to six years maximum
  • Members (Section Editors) -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Resident

Lab Management University (LMU) Committee

The Lab Management University Committee’s governance is based on the collaboration between American Pathology Foundation (APF) and ASCP in the design, development and delivery of pathology laboratory management educational offerings. It builds off of the Consensus Curriculum in Laboratory Management, to develop and review curriculum content for the individual courses in the LMU Certificate of Completion program; sub content development workgroups are formed based on the core competencies.

Requirements

  • Be an APF/ASCP member in good standing who promotes APF/ASCP and its values  
  • Be available to work virtually online to collaborate in a team content creation process 
  • Recommend best of class reading and references materials 
  • Participate in committee content peer review

Time Commitment

  • Attend 1 Leadership Forum onsite meeting per year
  • Participate in 6-10 conference calls per year 
  • Serve on workgroups as needed and/or desired; workgroup estimated content development time:
    • Each working group member is responsible for providing content for a 1-hour LMU course  2-3 meetings team meetings (1-hour teleconferences)  
    • 10-15 hours faculty course design time (depending on topic, existing content and instructional strategy) 
    • 1-2 hours peer review of other committees work product
    • Total estimated time range 13 to 21 hours over a 4-6 week period

Chair

John A. Baci, MBA, C-PM                       
Executive Administrative Director, Boston Children’s Hospital
Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Hospital Pathology Foundation, Inc. 
Boston, MA  

Committee Composition

  • Chair/Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Specialists/Members – Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • APF members simple majority
  • Pathology academic faculty 
  • Laboratory Professionals with experience and/or currently serving as faculty in Clinical Laboratory Science academic programs.
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

ASCP/API Advisory Board

The ASCP/API Advisory Board solicits, reviews, and edits educational commentaries on topics selected by the ASCP and the American Proficiency Institute (API). The board is comprised of specialists in chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and laboratory management. 

Requirements

  • ASCP member in good standing 
  • Collaborate with API on providing CME/CMLE credit-bearing online educational commentaries formedical laboratory professionals that use API Proficiency Testing 
  • Be available to work virtually 
  • Review topic areas supplied by the API  
  • Identify authors for supplied topic areas          
  • Review timeline for production  
  • Participate in committee content peer review

Time Commitment

  • Attend 1 face-to-face meeting per year
  • Participate in 1 conference call per year 

Chair

Lauren Roberts, MS, MT(ASCP)
Microbiology Supervisor, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ  

Board Composition 

  • Chair/Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Specialists/Members – Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Specialist in Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology and or Education Laboratory Manager
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

University of Pathology Informatics Committee

Its governance is based on the collaboration between the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and ASCP in the design, development and delivery of pathology informatics educational offerings.  The UPI Committee is comprised of four subgroups in the areas of Information Fundamentals, Information Systems, Workflow & Process, and Governance & Management, to address the needs for pathology informatics competencies and skills. The SME’s develop and review curriculum content for the individual courses in the UPI Certificate of completion program. 

Requirements

  • Be an API/ASCP member in good standing who promotes API/ASCP and its values 
  • Be available to work virtually online to collaborate in a team content creation process 
  • Recommend best of class reading and references materials 
  • Participate in peer review of content
  • Members are expected to meet deadlines

Time Commitment

  • Each working group member is responsible for providing content for a 1-hour UPI course 
  • 2-3 conference calls (1-hour teleconferences)  
  • 10-15 hours of faculty course design time (depending on topic, existing content and instructional strategy) 
  • 1-2 hours of peer review work product  
  • Total estimated time range – 13 to 21 hours over a 4-6 week period

Chair

Michael W. Riben, MD
Associate Professor, Director of Anatomic Pathology Informatics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Committee Composition

  • Chair/Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Specialists/Members – Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Pathology Informatics Departments 
  • Pathology Informatics Academic Faculty 
  • Resident or Fellow with Pathology Informatics Specialization 
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

LabQ Committee

The LabQ Committee oversees the editorial development of LabQ which is an online self-study, continuing education program designed for practicing laboratory professionals and residents. The program provides education in the relevant areas of clinical laboratory medicine and phlebotomy. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility in a volunteer role 
  • Expertise in the subject area
  • A reasonable publication/presentation record 
  • Previous experience on an editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer preferred
  • Previous experience as a teacher/instructor preferred
  • Recruit at three  cases each year to include patient histories, diagnostic discussions, digital images, applicable laboratory data, references, and at least 5 CMLE Questions
  • Reviewing and editing manuscripts and revisions

Time Commitment

  • Attending 1 face-to-face committee meeting per year
  • Participating in 2-4 conference calls per year to evaluate the status of each series and consider issues pertinent to the upcoming quarter
  • Committee members serve two (2) year terms renewable for three terms for a total of six (6) years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Chair

Thomas S. Alexander, PhD, D(ABMLI)
Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio 

Committee Composition

  • Chair (Editor-in-Chief)-Annual 1 year term / can serve up to six years maximum
  • Members (Section Editors) -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Medical Advisors-Annual 1 year term up to six years

Live Education

Annual Meeting Education Committee

The Annual Meeting Education Committee provides strategic planning, oversight, direction and monitoring of all activities for the ASCP Annual Meeting emphasizing education programming directed toward practicing pathologists, pathology residents and laboratory professionals. The Committee plans, selects, reviews and evaluates all education activities at the ASCP Annual Meeting to assure value to the entire pathology team. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Actively participate as part of the Committee to ensure that the Committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the organization's mission and goals
  • Support the decisions of the Committee and Chair to follow through with individual assignments
  • Ensure the education programs are high quality, effective, and meet the goals of the organization
  • Identify and eliminate gaps in education programming by recruiting subject matter experts to present education sessions 

Time Commitment

  • 1 Face-to-face meeting
  • 2-3 conference calls

Chair

Zubair Baloch, MD, PhD, MASCP
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) 

Committee Composition

  • Chair/Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Specialists/Members -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Additional composition information as applies to your committees
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Educational Course Committee

The Educational Course Committee provides strategic oversight, direction and monitoring of the 3-5 day in-depth ASCP Educational Courses for pathologists. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Fellows
  • CP/AP Pathologists 
      

Time Commitment

  • 1 face-to-face meeting per year
  • 1-2 conference calls per year
  • Online review of course evaluations as requested

Chair

Andrew Churg, MD, FASCP
Department of Pathology
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) 

Committee Composition

  • Chair/ Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Specialists/Members -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Workshops & On Demand Webcasts (WOW) Committee

The Workshops & On Demand Webcasts (WOW) Committee is responsible for the planning and recruiting of faculty for approximately 45 brand new 60 minute online webcast sessions (slide presentation with audio) per year for CME/CMLE and SAMs CME credit, as well as new full-day live onsite sessions as needed for the Workshops for Laboratory Professionals educational meetings presented at various locations across the US for CMLE credit. Session topics address most of the major disciplines of laboratory medicine. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Must be comfortable with soliciting experienced and qualified educational presenters and obtaining commitments to present programs and following up with them if needed to comply with project deadlines
  • Assess subscriber needs and plan session topics accordingly
  • Recruit 2 to 3 brand new 60 minute on demand webcast sessions per year in your discipline/ area of specialty
  • Recruit brand new full day workshops for live onsite Workshops for Laboratory Professionals as needed
  • Review faculty session proposals for content and conflict of interest issues (if applicable) as well as webcast slide presentations
  • If necessary, write 5 post-test questions for recruited on demand webcast sessions
  • if session faculty is unable or unwilling to do so
  • Attend one face-to-face meeting per year at Leadership Forum

Time Commitment

  • 1 face-to-face meeting per year
  • Conference calls on an as-needed basis only
  • Chair/Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 6 times
  • Specialists/Members -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31 

Co-Chairs

Susan S. Graham, M.S., MT(ASCP)SHCM
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Lynnette C. Pineault MBA, SCT(ASCP)
Regions Hospital
Saint Paul, MN 

Composition

  • Two Co-Chairs – Each serves a 1 year term renewable up to 6 times
  • Specialists/Members – Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • Committee members are divided up into 2-3 person teams according to their topic area 
Assessment

CheckPath Anatomic Pathology (AP) Committee

The CheckPath Anatomic Pathology (AP) Committee develops case challenges and interpretation/discussion write-ups for the annual educational activity offering. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Supply 5 cases per year; each should include a patient history, tissue blocks with pilot glass slides, or digital images from tissue slides, and any applicable laboratory data.
  • Author case interpretations, as assigned by the committee chair, for cases selected for publication in the program. 

Time Commitment

  • 1 Face-to-face committee meeting (1 full day) per year
  • 4 (1hr) conference calls per year
  • Time involved in submitting new cases, authoring 2 case discussion/interpretation write-ups per year, and reviewing/editing all 20 cases published.

Chair

Christian E. Keller, MD, FASCP
Henry Ford Hospital and Medical Group   
Detroit, MI  

Committee Composition

  • Chair and 9 additional members, practicing pathologists in the AP field
    • Includes 1 resident/fellow, training in AP

Terms

  • Chair: One (1) year term, renewable as many as five (5) times for a total of six (6) years
  • Members: Two (2) year terms, renewable twice for a total of six (6) years
  • Resident/Fellow: One (1) year term, renewable as many as two (2) times for a total of three (3) years 
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31.

Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) Committee

The ASCP Resident In-Service Examination Committee develops in-service examinations for residents/fellows and their respective programs to assess their progress in the area of medical knowledge.  The committee creates the Resident In-Service Examination (RISE), RISE-FIRST In-Service Examination, Fellow Forensic In-Service Examination (FISE), Fellow In-Service Hematopathology Examination (FISHE), Fellow Neuropathology In-Service Examination (NPISE), Pediatric Pathology In-Service Examination (PISE), and Transfusion Medicine In-Service Examination (TMISE). 

 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Complete annual Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality forms
  • Have expertise correlating to the examination(s) they are developing
  • Submit questions in their area of expertise (including images when possible) and to recruit colleagues to submit questions prior to annual committee face to face meeting
  • Serve on subcommittees as needed and/or desired
  • Meet deadlines defined by the Committee and/or Committee Chair

Time Commitment

  • Participate in continuous review of questions throughout the year
  • Attend committee’s annual 2 day face to face meeting (usually in Chicago) to review, edit and select questions for the In-Service Examinations.
  • Participate in quality assurance reviews of the online In-Service Examinations
  • Participate in a post-examination evaluation of questions with anomalies
  • Participate in calls as needed

Chair

Karen Frank, MD, PhD
National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD)

Committee Composition

  • Chair/ Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Members serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • 38-42 members as a group representing pathology expertise in the following:
    • General Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, Forensics, Cytopathology, and Surgical
    • Pathology
    • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Coagulation, Hematology/Hematopathology
    • Microbiology, Chemistry/Immunopathology
    • Special Topics including Laboratory Administration, Molecular and Genomic Pathology 
    • Neuropathology
    • Pediatric Pathology 

Terms

  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Cytopathology Committee

The Cytopathology Committee oversees the content review, development and quality assurance for the cytology assessment products. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • A willingness to take on additional responsibility in a volunteer role 
  • Expertise in the area of cytopathology 
  • Contribute gynecologic glass slides cases for PT and gynecologic and non‐gynecologic glass slide cases for Assessment and FNB programs on an annual basis
  • Contribute digital image‐based cases on an annual basis for the NonGYN Digital program
  • Refereeing and field validating GYN and NonGYN slides
  • Reviewing slide performance statistics
  • Production of educational materials pertinent to the Assessment programs

Co-Chairs

Carol Eisenhut, MD, FACP
DCL Pathology, LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Leigh Ann Cahill, BS, CT(ASCP), CMIAC
VCU Health System
Richmond, VA 

Committee Composition

  • 2 Co-Chairs - Annual 1 year term / can serve up to six years maximum
  • Members -  Serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years

Terms

  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination (PRISE) Committee

The ASCP Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination (PRISE) Committee develops a tool for practicing pathologists and pathology residents to self-assess their pathology competencies, skills and knowledge.

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • ASCP Member in good standing
  • Complete annual CME Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships, Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality forms
  • Have expertise related to the module(s) they are developing
  • Create an objective self-assessment online practice tool/module(s) to help pathologists and residents identify performance and knowledge gaps to meet patient needs
  • Create/solicit a minimum of 10 questions per year, ideally 80% of which should be case based with 50% containing images.  Questions developed to test fundamental knowledge of current clinically validated, practice-related knowledge, information new (within the last 5-10 years) to the field, and practice environment topics
  • Serve on subcommittees as needed and/or desired
  • Meet deadlines defined by the Committee and/or Committee Chair

Time Commitment

  • Participate in continuous review of questions throughout the year
  • Attend committee’s annual 2 day face to face meeting (usually in Chicago) to review, edit and select questions for their respective PRISE module(s)
  • Participate in annual quality assurance review of the web based modules in November/December prior to being published.
  • Participate in conference calls as needed

Chair

Horatiu Olteanu, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) 

Committee Composition

  • Chair/ Co-Chair – Serves a 1 year term renewable up to 5 times
  • Members serve a  2 year term renewable up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 years
  • 28-32 members as a group representing pathology expertise in the following:
    • AP - General Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, Forensics, Bone/Soft Tissue, Cytopathology Gynecological and Non-Gynecological, Breast, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Molecular Pathology, Obstetrics-Gynecologic, Pediatric, Neuropathology, Gastrointestinal/Liver, Molecular Pathology Cancer and Cytogenetics.
    • CP - Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Coagulation, Hematology/Hematopathology, Bone Marrow, Lymph node/Spleen, Flow Cytometry, Microbiology, Chemistry/Immunopathology. 

Terms

  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

CheckPath Clinical Pathology (CP) Committee

The CheckPath Clinical Pathology (CP) Committee develops case challenges and interpretation/discussion write-ups for the annual educational activity offering.  

Requirements/Responsibilities 

  • Supply 5 cases per year in one of the following areas:
    • Body Fluids/Urinalysis
    • Clinical Chemistry
    • Forensic Pathology
    • Hematology/Coagulation
    • Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory Management
  • Each case should include a patient history, digital images (if applicable), and any necessary laboratory data.
  • Author case interpretations, as assigned by the committee chair, for cases selected for publication in the program. 
  • Attend 1 face-to-face committee meeting per year, usually scheduled in conjunction with the annual ASCP Leadership Forum in the spring.
  • Participate in 4 (1hr) conference calls per year to evaluate the participants’ responses and to review the case discussions written for each case.

Time Commitment

  • 1 Face-to-face committee meeting (1 full day) per year
  • 4 (1hr) conference calls per year
  • Time involved in submitting new cases, authoring 2-3 case discussion/interpretation write-ups per year, and reviewing/editing all 21 cases (plus the 4th quarter comprehensive case) published

Chair

Michael Harvey, MD, FASCP
Regional Medical Laboratory
Tulsa, OK

Committee Composition

  • Chair and 14 additional members (Includes 1 resident/fellow), practicing pathologists and laboratory professionals specializing in the following areas:
    • Body Fluids/Urinalysis
    • Clinical Chemistry
    • Forensic Pathology
    • Hematology/Coagulation
    • Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory Management

Terms

  • Chair: One (1) year term, renewable as many as five (5) times for a total of six (6) years
  • Members: Two (2) year terms, renewable twice for a total of six (6) years
  • Resident/Fellow: One (1) year term, renewable as many as two (2) times for a total of three (3) years 
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31.

CheckPath Hematopathology (HP) Committee

The CheckPath Hematopathology (HP) Committee develops case challenges and interpretation/discussion write-ups for the annual educational activity offering. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Supply 5 cases per year; each should include a patient history, tissue blocks with pilot glass slides, or peripheral blood smears, or digital images, and any applicable laboratory data.
  • Author case interpretations, as assigned by the committee chair, for cases selected for publication in the program. 
  • Attend 1 face-to-face committee meeting per year, usually scheduled in conjunction with the annual ASCP Leadership Forum in the spring.
  • Participate in 4 (1hr) conference calls per year to evaluate the participants’ responses and to review the case discussions written for each case.

Time Commitment

  • 1 Face-to-face committee meeting (1 full day) per year
  • 4 (1hr) conference calls per year
  • Time involved in submitting new cases, authoring 2 case discussion/interpretation write-ups per year, and reviewing/editing all 20 cases published

Chair

Alexandra Harrington, MD, FASCP, MT(ASCP)
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Committee Composition

  • Chair and 10 additional members, practicing pathologists in the HP field
    • Includes 1 resident/fellow, training in HP

Terms

  • Chair: One (1) year term, renewable as many as five (5) times for a total of six (6) years
  • Members: Two (2) year terms, renewable twice for a total of six (6) years
  • Resident/Fellow: One (1) year term, renewable as many as two (2) times for a total of three (3) years 
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31

Curriculum, Educational Resource and Scientific Advisory Committee (CER-SAC)

The ASCP CER-SAC provides leadership in the development and maintenance of up-to-date curriculum outlines, to include the identification of educational gaps and redundancies, while recommending new and/or expanded educational resources required to fulfill the evolving ACGME/ABMS competencies and the skills and knowledge base needed by practicing and in-training Pathologists, Laboratory Professionals and non-traditional society members, in addition to patient-directed education as appropriate. The CER-SAC will guide hot topic educational initiatives and educational grant opportunity pursuit, to include grants both with and without an educational component, and identify subject matter experts for participation.

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • On a regular basis, review and update competency outlines (developing new outlines as needed) ensuring consistency and contemporary domain specific laboratory skills and knowledge
  • Manage scientific interest groups (SIGs), recruit members and develop group goals/initiatives
  • Identify new/emerging hot topic subject matter areas in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the potential rapid development and distribution of educational resources
  • Serve on subcommittees as needed and/or desired
  • Meet deadlines defined by the Committee and/or Committee Chair
  • Be an ASCP member in good standing who promotes ASCP and its values 

Time Commitment

· 1 Face-to-face committee meeting (1 full day) per year · 2-3 (1hr) conference calls per year

Chair

Robert A. Goulart, MD, FASCP
Mercy Medical Center
New England Pathology Associates
Springfield, MA

Committee Composition

  • Chair, who will also serve on the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD), and 13 additional members (both pathologists and laboratory professionals) with expertise specifically corresponding to core ASCP curriculum content areas listed below:
    • Surgical Pathology
    • Cytopathology/Cytology
    • Autopsy/Forensics
    • Histology
    • Cytogenetics
    • Microbiology
    • Clinical Chemistry
    • Molecular Pathology/Diagnostics
    • Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking
    • Immunology
    • Hematology/Coagulation
    • Phlebotomy
    • Laboratory Administration
  • Membership should ideally include the following:
    • Sub-specialty trained Pathologists, with representation from academic faculty, private practice and commercial laboratories
    • Laboratory Professionals serving as senior faculty in Clinical Laboratory Science academic programs and/or 10 or more years of laboratory experience

Terms

  • Chair: One (1) year term, renewable as many as five (5) times for a total of six (6) years
  • Members: Two (2) year terms, renewable twice for a total of six (6) years
  • Terms are typically from November 1-October 31.
Journal Editorial Boards

American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) Editorial Board

The American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) is the official journal of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. It is the leading peer-reviewed pathology and laboratory medicine research journal. 

Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Oversee peer review process in topic area
  • Perform review of articles in topic area
  • Work in Scholar One manuscript submission system
  • Bring expertise and knowledge in topic area
  • Implement strategies to keep the journal competitive and current
  • Recruit authors, solicit manuscripts, build a group of reviewers in topic area
  • Mentor reviewers and authors
  • Work closely with editor-in-chief, ASCP staff and Oxford University Press staff

Time Commitment

  • Leadership Forum
  • Three conference calls
  • Ten hours a month online

Editor

Michael L. Wilson, MD
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO

Committee Composition

  • Editor
  • Section Editors

Lab Medicine Editorial Board

The Lab Medicine Editorial Board reviews and guides the publication of original science, case studies, and other reports in the quarterly printed journal. Board members are responsible for suggesting topics for review that are pertinent to laboratory medicine, as well as recruiting potential authors for journal articles.

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge in one of the 11 subspecialties listed on the Lab Medicine masthead (see below) 
  • Responsible for reviewing and assigning reviewers for manuscripts
  • Pathology or clinical laboratory experience required

Time Commitment

  • Leadership Forum
  • Quarterly conference calls 
  • Minimum term requirement is 1 year
  • Associate Editors are assigned approximately 3 to 5 papers per month for review
  • Assistant Editors are assigned approximately 3 to 5 papers per month for review 

Chair

Roger L. Bertholf, PhD
Editor in Chief 
Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas 

Composition

  • Editor in Chief – Serves a 5 year term renewable indefinitely 
  • Associate Editors—Serve a  1 year term renewable indefinitely 
  • Assistant Editors—Serve a 1-year term renewable indefinitely 
  • Associate and Assistant Editors are placed under one of the following subspecialties:
    • Clinical Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Hematology
    • Immunohematology
    • Molecular Pathology
    • Laboratory Management and Administration
    • Cytology
    • Cytogenetics
    • Histology
    • Immunology
    • Pathologists’ Assistant 

Terms

  • Terms are typically from July 1-June 30 

Lab Medicine Website Advisory Board

Lab Medicine Website Advisory Board members peer-review online-only papers for publication on the Lab Medicine website. Members may also be asked to record podcasts and suggest paper topics for clinical laboratory scientists and pathologists (practical and applied knowledge as opposed to theoretical or research). 

Requirements

  • ASCP Member in good standing helpful, but not required
  • Clinical laboratory scientist with at least five years of experience 
  • Pathology resident, 3rd or 4th year
  • Pathology fellow

Time Commitment

  • Advisory board members are generally asked to review 1-2 papers a month 
  • Record up to 2 podcasts a year
  • Submit topic ideas for upcoming papers 
  • Minimum requirement is 1 year term 

Composition

  • Members may choose one or more of the follow areas of expertise: 
    • Transfusion medicine
    • Chemistry
    • Hematology
    • Cytogenetics, cytotechnology and histotechnology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular biology
    • Management/administration
    • Phlebotomy

Critical Values Development Board

The Critical Values Development Board guides the direction of ASCP’s quarterly magazine, Critical Values. Board members are responsible for helping develop topic of interest to the field, story ideas, and recruiting potential authors for articles and/or interviews. 

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge in the field of pathology and/or laboratory medicine 
  • Understanding of the critical, current topics that are impacting pathology and laboratory medicine and those in the workforce
  • Responsible for reviewing articles for accuracy, expertise
  • Pathology or clinical laboratory experience required 

Time Commitment

  • Leadership Forum
  • Quarterly conference calls 
  • Minimum term requirement is 1 year
  • Review of articles as needed

Composition

  • Five members representing different areas and specialties within laboratory medicine and pathology 
  • Terms are typically from July 1-June 30