Association for Molecular Pathology                       
Newsletter
October 2009, Volume 15, Number 3

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
• AMP Advocacy
• AMP Test Directory
• CHAMP
• JMD Report
• Web Editorial Board
• AMP 2009 Preliminary Program
• AMP 2009 Corporate Workshops

• Announcements
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice 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
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees

AMP Web Editorial Board

Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD By Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD
AMP Website Editor
e-mail: mlower@lsuhsc.edu

This month’s Newsletter shares with you more of the “behind the scenes” efforts we are making to enhance our web presence. We are working rapidly to have a functional website to preview at the AMP Annual Meeting.  The new website has been established in a cyber work zone. While we have not officially transitioned to the site, with the help of team members Alta and Chris Wallington at the AMP/ASIP office, we are in the mode of optimizing the redesign, reorganization, and “tweaking” other aspects such as the architecture of each page, editable regions and more. This new site will be become the “go to” place for molecular pathology.  We have multiple members, working under a specific hierarchy, in order to potentially allow each Content Editor to implement their own updates with greater speed and efficiency.   Committee and Subdivision pages are in progress and we are planning to provide designated members of the team with aspects of their contribute keys for authoring/publishing updates. ColdFusion (a commercial, rapid web application development platform) has been installed on the server, so all associated files now work properly, which will allow accurate visual and print capabilities.  In order to achieve rapid input and updating, we have elected to use Adobe Contribute.  There will be many writers, who will submit their content for review, who in turn submit finalized content to publishers. We are still working on establishing Contribution privileges to members of the Web Editorial Board. It is my vision that each of the content editors will oversee members within their respective committee assignments and sections to provide timely content for these areas. It has been proposed that ad hoc members of the Editorial Board will be assigned to each of the various committees.  These ad hoc members will provide a dynamic portal for sharing of committee information to be directly translated to the website.  This will allow users of the website to be appraised of current happenings within AMP.  Introduced to you in the previous Newsletters, the “Content” team is comprised of representatives from each of the AMP Subdivisions: Genetics (Ron Przygodzki - Ronald.Przygodzki@va.gov), Hematopathology (David Bosler - boslerd@ccf.org), Infectious Diseases (Wayne Wang - yfwang@emory.edu), and Solid Tumors (George Netto - gnetto1@jhmi.edu and Katherine Geiersbach - katherine.geiersbach@aruplab.com). Other liaisons on the Board, Ted Schutzbank (ted.schutzbank@covance.com), Kathleen Murphy (AMP Web Library Editor - kmurphy4@jhmi.edu) and Alexis Carter (AMP Test Directory Editor - abcart2@emory.edu) will continue to work with us to accelerate this endeavor. You will hear more from us as we increase our operational capacities.  We will preview the site at the Annual Meeting for all of the membership.  If you have suggestions, questions, or want to be more involved, please do not hesitate to contact me or the other members of the Web Editorial Board!  Stay tuned for our exciting new venture!