CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Seminar

CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program Inspector Training Seminar

Friday, May 10, 2024 (immediately following the CRB Symposium) • Registration: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.; Seminar: 12:30pm.-6:00p.m. - Advance Registration Recommended

Being held in conjunction with the 26th Annual CRB Symposium and CRB Workshop, May 7-10, 2024. Registration for the CRB Workshop/Symposium does not include the CAP program. Separate registration for the CAP program is required.

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In collaboration with the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and the College of Reproductive Biology (CRB), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has developed an accreditation program specifically designed for the unique needs of reproductive laboratories. This program was created with the primary objective of improving the quality of laboratory services through voluntary participation, professional peer review, education, and compliance with established performance standards.

Experience has shown that laboratorians already possess the technical knowledge regarding good laboratory practices. The purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate effective inspecting techniques so that inspectors will be more confident and comfortable performing inspections.


  • Erica Behnke, PhD, HCLD
  • Richard M. Scanlan, MD, FCAP
  • Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP)
  • Trudy Darden, MA, MT(ASCP)

Specific topics:

  • The overall inspection process
  • Team preparation
  • Practical “how to” tips of conducting the inspection and documenting the findings
  • Determining compliance with not only the accreditation requirements unique to embryology, andrology, and cryobiology testing, but also the applicable requirements from the laboratory general, all common, and checklists.
  • A review of the requirements specific to the laboratory director.

Sessions include presentations and discussions regarding inspection scenarios and hands-on document reviews. This seminar fulfills both the team leader and team member training requirements.

Participants who successfully complete this training seminar should be able to:

  1. Prepare and perform an inspection using the CAP resources.
  2. Use generally accepted techniques to produce consistent inspection findings.
  3. Identify deficiencies and recommendations and appropriately document findings.
  4. Identify compliance requirements unique to embryology, andrology, and cryobiology.

Preliminary Schedule

12:00-12:30 Boxed lunch/Registration
12:30-12:45 Introduction and Overview
12:45-1:30 Preparing to Inspect and Inspection Techniques
1:30-2:15 Inspecting with the Laboratory General and All Common Checklists
2:15-2:45 Inspecting with the Director Assessment Checklist
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-5:00 Determining compliance with Reproductive Laboratory Medicine (RLM) Checklist Requirements (to include cryopreservation, embryology, andrology)
5:00-5:15 Pre-summation/Summation Conference
5:15-6:00 Q&A

Advance registration for the CAP training program ($25 per person) is strongly recommended. Advance registration includes a boxed lunch, all presentations scheduled during the 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. training program, and related handout materials.

Onsite walk-in registrations will be permitted, but they will NOT receive CME/CE credit for the training, nor will they be considered “trained.” Walk-in registrants must complete the free online training to earn CME/CE credit and to be considered “trained.” The boxed lunch may not be available to walk-in registrants.

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