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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

PT Program Director:John Lunz

Past Program Director:Carley Shaut

Senior Co-Chair:Massimo Mangiola

EC Advisory Committee:Anne Halpin

Middle Co-Chair:Kelley Haarberg

EC Advisory Committee:Susan Saidman

Junior Co-Chair:Taba Kheradmand

Data Manager Trainee:Abdur Rahman

Data Manager: Danny Youngs

Neng Yu

Janette Kwok

Alice van Oosterwijk

Donna Lucas

Kelley Haarberg

Rob Liwiski

Paula Arnold

Christine Bishop

Medhat Askar

Chee Loong Saw

Mary Philogene

Idoia Gimferrer

Peter Jindra

Sam Zhang

Olga Menninger (AC-advisory) 

Ketevan Gendzekhadeze (EMO-advisory)

Ron Rubocki (HT-advisory)

Zahra Mehdizadeh Kashi (ARB Liasion)


GOALS

To partner with histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratories around the world to achieve the highest standards and continuous quality improvement in clinical testing and patient care

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and maintain testing challenges to demonstrate proficiency in performing a wide array of clinical immunogenetics and transplantation related tests

  • Ongoing assessment of the ASHI PT program

  • Update survey report forms; evaluate forms and criteria in accordance with changing methodologies and nomenclature and in response to ASHI member concerns and suggestions

  • Provide supplementary information to ASHI members to assist in improved laboratory performance and in response to specific request

  • Review the PT reports for errors before they are released

  • Participate in discussions concerning the grading of unusual, unexpected or complicated proficiency testing results

  • Have periodic communication with ARB to identify accreditation issues related to performance on proficiency testing and whether these issues are unique to ASHI PT vs. common among all PT providers

  • Ongoing review of meeting minutes of BOD to remain abreast of initiatives by BOD and various committees

  • Attend the annual committee meeting held in conjunction with the ASHI Annual Meeting whenever possible

TIME COMMITMENT

Varies for each project. Work can be completed at your convenience and via phone and email.

 

If you are interested in serving on the Proficiency Testing Committee, please complete the online volunteer form.

 

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