Association for Molecular Pathology                       
May 2009, Volume 15, Number 2 

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
 Economic Affairs Committee
 Membership & Professional
  Development Committee

 Nominating Committee
 Professional Relations Committee
 Program Committee
 Publications Committee
 Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
 Infectious Diseases
 Solid Tumors
Special Features
 AMP Leadership Award

 Member Survey Report
 Web Editorial Board Report
 Show Me the Money!
 Career Opportunities
 Meetings and Upcoming Events
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees

Membership and Professional Development Committee Report

By Helen Fernandes, PhD ( and
Rick Press, MD, PhD (, Co-Chairs,
Membership and Professional Development Committee

The Membership and Professional Development Committee (MPDC) recently developed a process by which members can form new interest groups to facilitate the discussion of geographic, e.g., licensure or reimbursement, or topic interests.  If you are interested in learning how to form a new interest group, contact Mary Williams (  Along with the Training & Education Committee, we are drafting criteria for a new Technologist Travel Award.  We are excited that Council chose to assign 2008 contributions to the Leadership Fund to establish this initiative.  Stay tuned for more information in the near future!  We continue to collect applications for volunteer positions and encourage applications.  Our applicant database is our first source to fulfill committee requests for ad hoc volunteer placements.  MPDC members include Robyn Temple-Smolkin and Shuji Ogino.