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Directors Training Review and Credentialing
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Directors’ Training Review & Credentialing

The process of evaluating new directors or directors seeking to add areas of accreditation has been redefined by the Accreditation Review Board and the Directors Training Review and Credentialing Committee, in accordance with current laboratory Standards of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

The Chair and Vice Chair Committee are listed below. Please contact them for any questions regarding Director Training Programs and portfolio reviews.


Chair:

Noureddine Berka, PhD, D(ABHI)
Calgary Laboratory Services
Tissue Typing Laboratory
9,3535 Research Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K8 Canada
Email: Noureddine.Berka@cls.ab.ca

 

Vice-Chair:

Eric Wagner, PhD, D(ABHI)
CHU deQuebec-Universite Laval
Immunology and Histocompatibility Laboratory
2705 Laurier Boulevard, Room S-750
Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 4G2
Phone:  (418) 525-4097
Fax:  (418) 525-4524
Email:  eric.wagner@chuq.qc.ca

 

DTRC COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Paul Warner, PhD, D(ABHI) (ARB Representative)
Cathi Murphey, PhD
Kai Cao, MD, D(ABHI)
Eric Wagner, PhD, D(ABHI)
Carol Pancoska, PhD, D(ABHI)
Chak-Sum (Sam) Ho, PhD, D(ABHI)
Ellen Klohe, PhD, D(ABHI)
Paula Arnold, PhD, D(ABHI)
Omar Moussa, PhD, D(ABHI)
Sandra Resto-Ruiz, PhD, HCLD
Barbara Masten, PhD, D(ABHI), MLS(ASCP)
Chantale Lacelle, PhD, D(ABHI)
Robert Liwski, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Julio Delgado, MD, MS, D(ABHI)
Medhat Askar, MD, 
PhD (ASHI Board Representative, nonvoting)
Joannis Mytilineos, MD, PhD (EFI representative, nonvoting)

DTRC Staff: Melissa Weeks: MWeeks@ahredchair.com; (651) 202-3637

 

CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP ON THE DIRECTOR TRAINING REVIEW COMMITTEE

The candidate must:

·         be an ASHI member
·         have experience as an approved Laboratory Director
·         not be a member of the ASHI Foundation
·         sign a confidentiality agreement and a conflict of interest disclosure statement

 

NEWS/UPDATES

After January 1, 2013, all portfolios must be in electronic format (USB flash drives or CDs) and will be placed into one of the following 3 review cycles:

 

Step

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Portfolio Due

January 1

May 1

September 1

Review Phase

January 15 – March 1

May 15 – July 1

September 15 – November 1

Oral Interview Window

March 1 – April 1

July 1 – August 1

November 1 – December 1

ARB Meeting

April 1

August 1

December 1

Approval/Denial Letter Sent

April 15

August 15

December 15

 

 

POLICIES, GUIDELINES & TEMPLATES

DTRC Operations Manual, Policies & Guidelines for New Directors
Sample case file
Case file template
Case log template
Registration form
Letter of Recommendation Template

APPLICANT PROCESS TIMELINE

STEPS IN PROCEDURE TIME
1. Register with the Accreditation Manager Clock Starts
2. DTRC review of initial documentation**
Week 1-2
3. Case profile development - Mentor communicates to DTRC
Week 3
4. DTRC approval letter to begin training
Last of training
5. Submission of case profiles End 23 month
6. Case Profile evaluation 24 month
7. Oral interview
24 mon +3 wk
8. DTRC decision letter
24 mon +3 wk
9. Register for ABHI or similar approved board examination
As offered

DIRECTOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

New guidelines for the development and implementation of ASHI accredited Director Training Programs are available through the link below. These guidelines were approved by the ASHI Board in August 2011.


ASHI-DTRC Fellowship Program Guidelines and Checklist
ASHI-Approved Training Programs in Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics


DTRC APPEALS PROCESS

Click here for more information

DTRC Ombudspersons:

E. Victoria Turner, PhD, D(ABHI)
Director, HLA Laboratory
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Telephone: 901-595-3468
Fax: 901-595-5231
Vicky.Turner@STJUDE.ORG

Diane Pidwell, PhD, D(ABHI)
Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory
Allegheny General Hospital
Department of Laboratory Medicine
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-359-6780
Fax: 412-359-3044
mamasquare.pidwell@gmail.com

Geof Land, PhD, HCLD
Professor and Medical Director
Histocompatibility, Transplant Immunology, and Microbiology
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
The Methodist Medical Center
6565 Fannin
Houston, TX
Telephone: 713-441-0424
Fax: 713-441-0489
gland@tmhs.org



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