Professional Development Committee Report
members as usual have responded to the call for the
formation of interest groups. The groups that are in the
process of being formed include geographic interest
groups and topic-specific interest groups. The recently
approved Pharmacogenetics (PGx) interest group led by
Rajeev Sachdeva (Rajeev.Sachdeva@va.gov)
will fall under the Genetics Subdivision.
Congratulations to the 22 founding members of the PGx
interest group. Any AMP member who is interested in becoming
a member of an existing group should contact the leader for
information. We encourage AMP members to use interest groups
to facilitate discussions and exchange ideas on the topic.
If you are interested in forming a new interest group please
contact Mary Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Kathleen Carmody (KCarmody@amp.org)
for details. We have AMP members who are in the process of
forming geographic interest groups as well. Stay tuned to
CHAMP for announcements.
Respiratory Panel Working Group (RPWG) spearheaded by
Donna Wolk and Belinda Yen-Lieberman was formed
with seven AMP volunteers.
along with the Infectious Diseases Subdivision
Representatives of AMPs Clinical Practice Committee will
prepare guidelines which would be useful for laboratories,
manufacturers, clinicians, and payors to assess which
respiratory pathogen targets are best suited for testing in
a panel approach.
Please do not miss
the entertainment at the Annual Meeting in Kissimmee,
Florida that AMP volunteers have planned for you. You may
apply for ad hoc AMP
volunteer positions that are advertised on CHAMP by filling
out an application on the website (http://www.amp.org/AboutAmp/getinvolved.htm)
or by contacting Membership and Professional Development
Committee members Robyn Temple-Smolkin and Shuji
Ogino, or us.