CAP Inspection Training Seminar

In collaboration with American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has developed an accreditation program specifically designed for the unique needs of molecular and cytogenetic laboratory inspectors.

The purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate effective inspecting techniques so that inspectors will be more confident and comfortable performing inspections. Specific topics include the overall inspection process (eg, preparation, practical “how to” tips of conducting the inspection, and documenting the findings), as well as determining compliance with not only the accreditation requirements unique to molecular pathology and cytogenetics, but also the applicable requirements from the Laboratory General and All Common checklists.

The afternoon session will begin with recommendations for conducting the inspection of laboratories using the Molecular Pathology Checklist. Emphasis will be placed on the inspection of laboratories performing germline testing by Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) methodologies.

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NEW for 2016: NGS validation manuscripts from our CAP Resource Committee members. The manuscripts will provide useful validation examples for NGS panel and whole exome sequencing. Templates and worksheets will be discussed. Finally, shared checklist requirements addressing In situ Hybridization and array-based testing using the Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology Checklists will be discussed, as well as other Cytogenetics Checklist-specific requirements.

As a result of participating in this training seminar, you will be able to:

  1. Prepare and perform an inspection using CAP resources.
  2. Use generally accepted techniques to produce consistent inspection findings.
  3. Identify deficiencies and recommendations and appropriately document findings.
  4. Identify compliace requirements unique to molecular pathology and cytogenetics.

Logistics Information

March 21, 2017

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500

The seminar will be held on March 21, 2017 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM (MST).

CME/CE Information 
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE (Continuing Education for non-physicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy 
If you need to cancel, please notify the CAP prior to the seminar. Registration substitutions may be made at any time. The CAP reserves the right to cancel any program without prior notice for insufficient pre-registration or for any other reason. The CAP is not responsible for airline or hotel cancellation penalties or any other losses incurred as a result of cancellation.

IMPORTANT: To claim credit and fulfill the inspection team leader training requirement, you must pass the post-test. To access the post-test during the seminar, please bring your own laptop or tablet. Devices are not mandatory to participate in this seminar as the post-test will be accessible until June 21, 2017.

Registration for ACMG 2017

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March 21 - 25, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

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