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Officer and Committee Member Position Descriptions


Note: AMP has many volunteer positions. This list is not comprehensive but is meant to provide general guidance for the primary elected and appointed positions.

General Responsibilities: All AMP Volunteers

  • All AMP volunteers will familiarize themselves with the AMP Statement of Fiduciary Responsibility, (http://www.amp.org/about/documents/AMPCoI2013Statement.pdf) which addresses Conflict of Interest (COI), confidentiality, and other legal and ethical issues.
  • Annually, all volunteers will complete a statement disclosing all business, financial, and organizational interests and affiliations they or persons with a close legal relationship to them have (as defined by the AMP Statement of Fiduciary Responsibility or other relevant Policy) that could be construed as related to the interests of the Association;
  • All volunteers will disclose to the relevant Chair when they have actual or apparent COI in any matter on the meeting agenda and shall abstain from voting in that matter. The Chair may determine that the volunteer shall also recuse themselves from discussion of the matter.
  • Newly elected volunteers will review orientation materials prior to their first meeting.
  • All volunteers will participate in discussion and work product so that work is equitably spread among the group. All volunteers will strive to attend all meetings/conference calls; when unable to attend, they will notify their Chair and relevant staff member.
  • All volunteer groups meet face-to-face before the annual meeting and incoming members are requested to attend. Outgoing Nominating Committee members are excused from this meeting.

Board of Directors and Executive Committee

The Board of Directors (“the Board”) is AMP’s primary governing body. The members of the Board of Directors are the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chairs of the Subdivisions and Chairs of the Standing Committees, i.e., Clinical Practice, Economic Affairs, Membership Affairs, Professional Relations, Program, Publication & Communication, and Training & Education. (The Finance Committee is chaired by the Secretary-Treasurer. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Past President. The Strategic Opportunities Committee is chaired by the President-Elect.) The duties of the Board are outlined in the Bylaws and are the following:

 

  • Establish policies and procedures consistent with the Association’s purposes and in accordance with the Bylaws;
  • Consider for approval the nominations to committees and liaisons made by the President except for those elected directly by the membership or designated by the Bylaws;
  • Determine the position descriptions for the various functional groups, e.g., committees
  • Review, revise, and approve the annual operating budget;
  • Approve dates and locations for future meetings; 
  • Appoint the Editor(s)-in-Chief of the Association's publications and contract with appropriate parties for such publications;
  • Establish or discontinue ad hoc committees
  • Set the dues structure and fees;
  • Appoint an Executive Director;
  • Establish benefits, rights, and privileges of members in accordance with the Bylaws;
  • Consider proposals for Amendments of the Bylaws;
  • Address other matters in furtherance of the mission and aims of the Association and as permitted by the Bylaws.

The Board meets face-to-face before the annual meeting and mid-year, and by conference call at minimum three times.

 

The Executive Committee of the Board has the authority to act on behalf of the Board, except as restricted by applicable law, and ensures implementation of the strategy, direction, and policies established by the Board. The Executive Committee will also review the Bylaws every other year (beginning in 2013) and will monitor governance effectiveness. The Executive Committee consists of the President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary-Treasurer, and a Subdivision Chair (rotates among the subdivisions each year).

 

The Executive Committee meets face-to-face before the annual meeting and by conference call monthly. An additional face-to-face meeting may be called other than when the Board meets mid-year.

President-Elect/President/Past President::

All General Responsibilities for Committee & Subdivision Chairs apply to this elected position. Please review at this link.

  • The President, President-Elect, and Past President serve one year in each position – three years in total.
  • The President, President-Elect, and Past President are voting members of the Board, the Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee, participate in conference calls and electronic discussions, and may be assigned to work on specific projects.
  • The President, President-Elect, and Past President are official AMP spokespersons and are provided training regarding interaction with the media.
  • The President is Chair of the Board and the Executive Committee, presides over the annual business meeting, and works with the Board and Executive Director to facilitate the evolution and implementation of the strategic plan.
  • The President approves and usually signs AMP public statements and often represents AMP in meetings with other societies, agencies, and legislative offices.
  • The President and Executive Director meet face-to-face prior to or early in the President’s term to discuss a broad range of topics, focusing on those of particular challenge and opportunity such as elements of the strategic plan, the organization, segments of its membership, the field, and to frame communication and planning.
  • The President-Elect assumes the responsibilities of President if the President is no longer able to carry out the obligations of the office.
  • The President-Elect is Chair of the Strategic Opportunities Committee and a voting member of the Professional Relations Committee.
  • The Past President is Chair of the Nominating Committee and may be assigned by the President to lead special projects or chair short term ad hoc committees. 

Secretary-Treasurer:
All General Responsibilities for Committee & Subdivision Chairs apply to this elected position. Please review at this link.

  • The Secretary-Treasurer serves a two-year term.
  • The Secretary-Treasurer is a voting member of the Board and the Executive Committee and may be assigned to work on specific projects.
  • The Secretary-Treasurer is the Chair of the Finance Committee and presents any Finance Committee issues to the Board.
  • The Secretary-Treasurer presents the financial report at the annual business meeting, which is held each year during the annual meeting.
  • If an AMP Staff member cannot attend a Board or Executive Committee conference call/meeting, the Secretary-Treasurer takes the minutes and distributes them for review and to the AMP office for filing.
  • It is a standing directive that the Secretary-Treasurer delegates to the Executive Director stewardship of AMP’s governance and legal documents.

Responsibilities for all Subdivision Chairs:

  • Subdivision Chairs and Subdivision Representatives to the Clinical Practice, Nominating, Program, and Training & Education Committees are elected by the AMP regular membership for two-year terms.
  • Subdivision Chairs are voting members of the Board of Directors. In addition to their fiduciary responsibilities as Board members, Subdivision Chairs represent their subdivision to the Board, to provide information about the activities and accomplishments of the subdivision, and/or to request discussion or approval of specific subdivision activities or projects. They may be assigned to work on specific Board projects.
  • Subdivision Chairs are responsible for the successful operation and development of the subdivision that they lead.
  • Informed by the Strategic Plan and requests from the Board, they see that initiatives and projects are designed that will address issues of importance to their discipline and are accomplished, as appropriate, either by the relevant committee or the subdivision leadership itself.
  • Subdivision Chairs communicate regularly with their Subdivision Leadership, i.e., the Subdivision Representatives to the Clinical Practice, Nominating, Program, and Training & Education Committees, set the schedule and agenda for conference calls/meetings, and ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion.
  • If the Subdivision Leadership identifies new opportunities and challenges not addressed in the Strategic Plan, the Chair will bring them to the attention of the Board for possible inclusion.
  • Subdivision Chairs and/or Leadership communicate as relevant with members of the subdivision via CHAMP.
  • Subdivision Chairs are responsible for ensuring that information in their area(s) of the AMP website is current and useful to the membership and relevant to outside visitors. Implementation is through the AMP staff.
  • Subdivision Chairs oversee any Interest Group, Working Group, or liaisons to other organizations that are assigned to their subdivision.
  • Subdivision Chairs manage the project support budget for their committee with assistance of the AMP staff.
  • Newly elected Subdivision Chairs acclimate themselves to Subdivision activities as Chair-Elect during the time between notification of election results and the beginning of their Chair term of service.
  • One Subdivision Chair serves as a voting member of the Executive Committee on an annual rotating basis as follows: 2014: Hematopathology; 2015: Solid Tumors; 2016: Genetics; 2017: Infectious Diseases.
  • Subdivision Chairs meet with their Subdivision Leadership face-to-face before the annual meeting (incoming Chairs and leadership are requested to attend) and at least quarterly by conference call.

General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs

  • Committee Chair terms are noted in the position descriptions of their specific committees.
  • Committee Chairs are voting members of the Board of Directors. In addition to their fiduciary responsibilities as Board members, Committee Chairs represent their committee to the Board, to provide information about the activities and accomplishments of the committee, and/or to request discussion or approval of specific committee activities or projects. They may be assigned to work on specific Board projects.
  • Committee Chairs are responsible for the successful operation and development of the committee that they lead.
  • Informed by requests from the Board and Subdivision Leadership, Committee Chairs will see that their committees design initiatives and accomplish projects that achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan.
  • If the Committee identifies new opportunities and challenges not addressed in the Strategic Plan, the Chair will bring them to the attention of the Board for possible inclusion.
  • Committee Chairs communicate regularly with their committee members, set the schedule and agenda for conference calls/meetings, and ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Committee Chairs communicate regularly with the AMP membership regarding committee activities through mechanisms such as CHAMP and the AMPlifications e-newsletter.
  • Committee Chairs, with staff assistance, create an annual report of committee accomplishments.
  • Committee Chairs are responsible for ensuring that the content in their area(s) of the AMP website is current and useful to the membership and relevant to outside visitors. Implementation is through the AMP staff.
  • Subdivision Chairs oversee any Interest Group, Working Group, or liaisons to other organizations that are assigned to their subdivision.
  • Committee Chairs also have responsibilities specific to their Committee.
  • The Chair may recommend Junior and ad hoc members to be appointed by the Board.
  • Committee Chairs manage the project support budget for their committee with assistance of the AMP staff.
  • Newly elected Committee Chairs acclimate themselves to the committee as Chair-Elect during the time between notification of election results and the beginning of their Chair term of service.
  • Committees meet face-to-face before the annual meeting and by conference call at least monthly throughout the year.

Clinical Practice Committee (CPC), Chair and Members

Committee

  • The CPC accomplishes objectives in the “Innovation and Improved Patient Care” area of the Strategic Plan. Initiatives address issues pertaining to the clinical practice of molecular pathology, including practice guidelines.
  • The CPC assists and/or advises the Professional Relations Committee to assess or design regulations and policies that will advance the practice of high quality clinical molecular pathology services.
  • The CPC generally oversees the work of at least one Working Group each year.
  • The CPC assists the AMP Test Directory Editor as needed
  • The CPC meets monthly by conference call, in person at the annual meeting, and by electronic communication.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The CPC Chair is elected by the AMP regular membership for a two-year term. 

Subdivision Representatives and ad hoc members

  • The CPC currently consists of two representatives from each Subdivision (the Bylaws mandate “at least one”), who serve staggered two-year terms; ad hoc members may be appointed by the Board to accomplish specific projects. The Committee typically includes a Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.
  • Subdivision Representatives provide subdivision-specific expertise and represent the interests of the subdivision members in the committee's activities and projects.
  • Subdivision Representatives bring issues identified by the Subdivision Leadership to the CPC for discussion and implementation of needed initiatives and projects.

Economic Affairs Committee, Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The EAC addresses issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in molecular pathology and advocates for sound economic policies that promote the provision of high quality molecular pathology services.
  • The EAC educates members, payers, relevant government agencies, legislators, and the public on economic issues of importance to the field of molecular pathology.
  • The EAC accomplishes objectives in the “Advocacy” area of the Strategic Plan.
  • The EAC recommends new CPT codes relevant to molecular pathology.
  • The EAC drafts for Board approval AMP’s position on reimbursement policy.
  • The EAC meets monthly by conference call, by frequent electronic communication, in person at the annual meeting, and may conduct AMP-supported face-to-face meetings of the full committee or Committee-initiated workgroups during the year for projects or initiatives as needed.
  • EAC members often have assignments between monthly meetings, and items of interest as well as materials to review and comment upon electronically are circulated regularly.

Co-Chairs(General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The EAC co-Chairs are appointed by the Board for a renewable one-year term. 
  • The EAC co-Chairs often represent AMP in meetings with other societies, payers, and legislative offices.
  • The EAC co-Chairs recommend members to the Board for appointment to the committee.
  • The EAC co-Chairs are official AMP spokespersons and are provided training regarding interaction with the media.

Members

  • Members of the EAC are appointed by the Board for a one-year, renewable term. The Committee typically includes a Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.

Finance Committee, Chair and Members
Committee

  • The Finance Committee oversees AMP’s financial affairs, including reviewing quarterly revenue & expense reports and recommending to the Board for approval an annual operating budget and the investment policy for the Association's assets.
  • The Finance Committee meets face-to-face before the annual meeting and at least twice yearly by conference call.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The Finance Committee is chaired by the Secretary-Treasurer.

Members (General responsibilities for All Volunteers apply. Please review at this link.)

  • Members are the President, President-Elect, and Past President (all ex officio and voting), at least three Regular members determined by the Board to have relevant experience, and (ex officio and non-voting) the Executive Director and the Director of Finance. The function of the position of Director of Finance may be performed by the Executive Director and/or a contracted accountant.

Membership Affairs Committee (MAC), Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The MAC accomplishes objectives in the “Membership Development” area of the Strategic Plan.
  • The MAC assesses member needs and provides recommendations to the Board and assistance to other committees regarding matters of membership and professional development.
  • The MAC ascertains the needs of AMP members, i.e., conducts a survey of the membership at least every other year regarding how well their membership in AMP is meeting their needs and how well AMP is serving the needs of the profession, and makes recommendations to the Board.
  • The MAC facilitates leadership development for AMP through various initiatives such as the ad hoc and junior member volunteer process.
  • The MAC monitors AMP’s process for appointed positions and makes recommendations to the Board to improve involvement of all member types, geographic location, etc.
  • The MAC conducts an annual survey of volunteers regarding their service experiences.
  • The MAC collaborates with staff to design and conduct a member recruitment and retention program.

Chair(General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The Chair is elected by the AMP regular membership for a two-year term. 
  • The Chair recommends to the Board members for appointment to the committee.

Members

  • Members of the MAC are appointed by the Board for a one-year, renewable term. The Committee may include a Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.

Nominating Committee, Chair and Representatives:

Committee

  • The Nominating Committee develops a slate of candidates for the next election comprising Subdivision Representative positions, Board-level positions, and the Technical Topics Representative to the Program Committee position. Nominating Committee members also notify candidates of election results.
  • The Nominating Committee meets by conference call twice a month through June. In addition, the Committee meets face-to-face before the Annual Meeting (outgoing Subdivision Representatives are excused).

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The Chair of the Nominating Committee is the Past President.
  • The Chair works with the committee and staff to organize and administer the nomination and election process. The Chair also recruits candidates for Board-level positions, other than the Subdivision Chairs, and the Technical Topics Representative to the Program Committee position. 
  • The Chair of the Nominating Committee is a member of the Awards Committee.

Subdivision Representatives

  • Two Representatives (who shall not be voting members of the Board, per AMP Bylaws) from each subdivision are elected to serve staggered two-year terms. One Representative from each subdivision is elected each year.  Upon completion of their term as Subdivision Chair and rotation off of the Board, the Past Subdivision Chair will serve for one year as an appointed member.
  • Representatives develop a slate of candidates for their subdivision for the next election and offer suggestions for positions in other subdivisions, for the Board, and for Technical Topics Representative.
  • Representatives work with candidates to develop a good quality candidate statement using the AMP template and submit it to AMP staff for inclusion in the ballot.
  • Representatives notify candidates of election results by telephone.
  • Subdivision Representatives meet with the Subdivision Chair and Representatives to the Clinical Practice, Program and Training & Education Committees in regular Subdivision leadership conference calls to discuss issues or coordinate projects of specific interest to the subdivision.

Professional Relations Committee (PRC), Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The Professional Relations Committee interacts with various groups, including other professional societies, Congress, and U.S. Federal agencies such as the FDA, CMS, CDC, and HHS regarding issues of professional practice and regulatory policies.
  • The PRC drafts for Board approval AMP's position on policy, regulatory, and licensing issues related to the practice of molecular diagnostics and molecular pathology.
  • The PRC accomplishes objectives in the “Advocacy” area of the Strategic Plan.
  • Members often have assignments between monthly meetings, and items of interest as well as materials to review and comment upon electronically are circulated regularly.
  • The Committee meets at least monthly by conference call, by frequent electronic communication, and in person before the annual meeting.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The PRC Chair is appointed by the Board for a renewable one-year term. 
  • The PRC Chair often represents AMP in meetings with other societies, agencies, and legislative offices.
  • The PRC Chair recommends to the Board members for appointment to the committee.
  • The PRC Chair is an official AMP spokesperson and is provided training regarding interaction with the media.

Members

  • Members of the PRC are appointed by the Board for a one-year, renewable term. The Committee typically includes a Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.

Program Committee

Committee

  • The Program Committee is responsible for the overall planning and success of the AMP Annual Meeting, including the scientific program, abstracts/posters, and, with staff assistance, for staying within the budget established by the Board.
  • Program planning begins at least 15 months prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • The Program Committee consists of the Chair, Chair-Elect, two elected members from each Subdivision and two Technical Topics representatives.
  • The Program Committee judges the Technologist Award posters.
  • The Program Committee meets twice per month by conference call; by frequent electronic communication that serves as a forum for updates, discussion and planning; and face-to-face before the annual meeting.

Chair and Chair-Elect (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply.)

  • The Program Committee Chair-Elect is a two-year commitment with the Chair-Elect assuming the Chair position in the subsequent year. The Chair-Elect gains experience and insight that facilitates his/her transition to Program Chair in the subsequent year.
  • The Chair meets face-to-face with AMP staff for a full day of planning before the Committee begins meeting together, i.e., at least 15 months prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • The Chair works with the committee to create the Program structure, schedule and to develop a speaker compensation plan that is within the speaker compensation budget.
  • The Chair and Chair-Elect review the "Other" category abstracts. 
  • The Chair confirms all abstract rejection decisions by the other members of the Committee.
  • The Chair conducts and provides a debriefing review of the annual meeting to the Board following the annual meeting.
  • The Chair-Elect provides input into the planning of the annual meeting and assists/mentors the Technical Topics Representatives as needed.

Subdivision and Technical Topics Representatives

  • Two representatives from each subdivision and two non-doctoral technical topics representatives are elected to serve staggered two-year terms. One technical topics representative and one representative from each subdivision is elected each year.
  • Representatives identify and invite speakers and communicate with them to confirm availability and to procure information necessary to manage the Program and Continuing Education requirements, including conflict of interest disclosure reports, titles of presentations, session descriptions and objectives
  • Representatives work together to ensure adherence to the speaker compensation budget.
  • Representatives review all abstracts submitted for the annual meeting.
  • The Technical Topics Representatives are responsible for planning the Technical Topics portion of the Annual Meeting Program.
  • The Technical Topics Representatives administer the Technologist Award poster competition.

Publication and Communication Committee (P&C), Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The PCC oversees the public presentation of AMP in electronic and print media, i.e., the AMP website, the AMP Web Library, the AMP online Community (CHAMP), the AMP Newsletter, and other publications other than The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD), which, because it is co-owned with the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), is overseen by a Joint Journal Oversight Committee.
  • The Committee may recommend policies and budgets for the AMP's publications, whether by ownership or by affiliation, and whether in print or electronic form. Such publications may include a newsletter, scientific journals, special publications and any other publications commonly produced by scientific societies.
  • The Committee meets monthly by conference call, face-to-face before the annual meeting, and by electronic communication.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply.)

  • The Chair is elected by the AMP regular membership for a two-year term. 
  • The PCC Chair administers the AMP Publications Policy with staff assistance.
  • The PCC Chair chairs the ad hoc groups that review all AMP-owned manuscripts prior to submission of the manuscripts to the Board for approval.

Members

  • Members of the PCC are appointed by the Board for a one-year, renewable term and include the leaders of AMP's electronic and print publications. The Committee may include a Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.

Strategic Opportunities Committee (SOC), Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The Strategic Opportunities Committee assesses the opportunities and challenges in the molecular pathology profession and other environments that affect AMP interests, including:
    • assessing trends and activities in the broad environment external to AMP, i.e., "horizon scanning";
    • identifying and assessing external threats that could prevent AMP from attaining its goals;
    • identifying and assessing external opportunities that can help AMP attain its goals;
    • identifying organizations for potential relationships that can help AMP attain its goals
  • The SOC advises, conducts research for, or provides information to the Board as requested.
  • The SOC meets at least three times a year by conference call and face-to-face before the annual meeting.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The SOC is chaired by the President-Elect.

Members

  • Non-Board members of the SOC are appointed by the Board and serve staggered three-year terms.
  • Board members of the SOC are appointed by the Board for one-year, renewable terms.
  • Members of the SOC utilize their extensive experience in molecular pathology or areas relevant to molecular pathology to carry out the SOC’s responsibilities.
  • The nature of the SOC’s responsibilities, e.g., “horizon scanning,” requires committee members to be attuned to developments in the larger environment with the mindset of the potential impact of these developments on the molecular pathology profession, on AMP as an organization, on AMP members, and on the patients AMP members serve.

Training & Education (T&E) Committee, Chair and Members:

Committee

  • The T&E Committee accomplishes objectives in the “Education” area of the Strategic Plan.
  • The T&E Committee oversees, develops and implements educational materials and events such as courses, webinars, curricula, mentoring of trainees, and education in molecular pathology, e.g., the Molecular Genetic Pathology Review Course and the Molecular Pathology Outreach Course).
  • The T&E Committee judges the Young Investigator Award (YIA) posters at the Annual Meeting.
  • The T&E Committee provides oversight of liaisons to public and professional education initiatives, e.g., AACC’s Lab Tests Online.
  • The Committee meets monthly by conference call, face-to-face before the annual meeting, and by electronic communication.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The Chair is elected by the AMP regular membership for a two-year term. 
  • The Chair may recommend Junior, Medical Technologist, and ad hoc members to be appointed by the Board.

Subdivision Representatives and ad hoc members

  • The T&E Committee currently consists of two representatives from each Subdivision (the Bylaws mandate “at least one”), who serve staggered two-year terms; ad hoc members may be appointed by the Board to accomplish specific projects. The Committee always includes at least one Junior member who is an active or recently-graduated trainee.
  • Subdivision Representatives provide subdivision-specific expertise and represent the interests of the subdivision members in the committee's activities and projects.
  • Subdivision Representatives bring education issues identified by the Subdivision Leadership to the T&E Committee for discussion and implementation of needed initiatives and projects.

Junior Member(s)

  • The term of office for the Junior Member(s) is two years. Two Junior members serve staggered terms.
  • The responsibilities of the Junior Members of the T&E Committee include:
    • Bringing relevant issues from the trainee membership to the Committee;
    • Overseeing the Trainee Community on CHAMP, including starting discussion threads or raising and answering questions as needed;
    • Organizing the program and speakers for the Trainee Luncheon at the annual meeting, including a book give-away, if this is a chosen activity.
    • Updating the Molecular Pathology Book List each year.

Awards Committee, a 2014 ad hoc committee, Chair and Members:
Committee

  • The Awards Committee will oversee the nomination and selection of the recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, the 2014 Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award, and, if determined applicable, the recipient(s) of the 2014 Meritorious Service Award(s).
  • The Committee will evaluate the current awards and make recommendations for improvements to purpose, description, selection criteria, and monetary and/or other tangible award.
  • The Committee will, with staff assistance, design a formal nomination process for potential award recipients.
  • The Committee assesses the need for new awards.
  • If it is determined that a new award is needed, the Committee prepares a report for the Board that identifies the purpose, determines the selection criteria, and recommends a monetary and/or other tangible award.
  • The Committee will assess whether AMP should have a permanent Awards Committee.
  • The Committee meets at least monthly by conference call, face-to-face before the annual meeting, and by electronic communication.

Chair (General Responsibilities for Committee Chairs apply. Please review at this link.)

  • The Chair is appointed by the Board for a one-year term. 
  • The Chair will recommend committee members to the Board for appointment.
  • The Chair will issue calls for award nominations to the AMP membership.
  • The Awards Committee Chair will extend the invitations to the selected recipients of the 2016 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics and the 2014 Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award.

Members (General responsibilities for All Volunteers apply. Please review at this link.)

  • Members are appointed by the Board for a one-year term.
  • Members select the applicable award recipient from the pool of nominees.
  • The Nominating Committee Chair will serve as a member of the Awards Committee and provide updates to the Nominating Committee and the Board on the progress of the committee and, in consultation with the Awards Committee Chair, will ultimately make a recommendation to the Board regarding whether the Awards Committee should become a permanent committee.

Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors September 27, 2013.