Association for Molecular Pathology                       
Newsletter                                                                
   
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
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
Special Features
• AMP Leadership Award
• CHAMP

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

Member Survey Report
By Mary Steele Williams, MT(ASCP)SM
COO & Director of Scientific Programs
e-mail: mwilliams@amp.org

Last winter, we conducted a comprehensive online survey of the AMP membership in order to ascertain needs, areas where we’re “hot” (too in your face), “cold” (not serving needs adequately), and where we’re “just right.”  Your participation in surveys provides important information to committees, Council, and to the staff as we strive to allocate resources and efforts in a manner that will best serve the AMP Mission and member needs. We received 216 responses to this year’s survey, approximately 14% of the membership.  This issue of the AMP Newsletter provides an overview of responses to selected sections of the survey as well as some insights from Maricel Herrera and Mark Sobel into the logistics of the Annual Meeting.  While we conduct these online surveys only every couple of years, we continuously evaluate conditions and make changes as needed to increase member satisfaction.  Please contact the relevant Committee Chair, Council or Staff member at any time to discuss matters of importance to molecular pathology, or to provide suggestions to help us improve AMP.  Email addresses are in this Newsletter and in the online Member Directory.

Demographics
The AMP Organization
The Annual Meeting
   Overview of Survey Responses
   Insight into Decisions – A Report from Maricel Herrera
   Insight into CME – A Report from Mark Sobel