Through our Partnerships program, CLSI provides international outreach services and hands-on support to laboratories in resource-constrained countries, helping them achieve sustainable quality with systems to better diagnose and treat patients with infectious diseases.
The Consensus Council serves as the consensus body for CLSI. It sets priorities for and manages CLSI standards development and identifies continual improvement opportunities for standards development-related processes. The Consensus Council also votes on Final Draft documents to confirm adherence to process requirements.
What positions are available?
What are my duties as a member of the Consensus Council?
Consensus Council members should have general knowledge of CLSI and the clinical laboratory field and be willing to learn the CLSI Standards Development Policies and Processes, to review and judge materials submitted by peers, and make decisions in alignment with Board-directed goals and objectives. Consensus Council members are expected to actively participate in Consensus Council activities, conference calls, and meetings.
How often does the committee meet?
Quarterly Committees Weeks provide opportunities for volunteers to meet and conduct CLSI business face-to-face. Typically, the Consensus Council meets each Committees Week, and periodically via Web conference. There is no attendance fee for Committees Week meetings, but registration is required.
Meeting dates and locations through the next two years can be found at clsi.org/meetings.
How can I become a volunteer?
Representatives of all constituencies (ie, professions, government, and industry) are needed.
The Consensus Council is responsible for the following activities:
Serves as the consensus body for CLSI
Approves and sets priorities for all CLSI document development projects
Manages the development of CLSI consensus documents
Continually improves the consensus development process
Votes on Final Draft documents to determine approval for publication
Anne T. Daley, MS, MT(ASCP)DLM, CMQ/OE(ASQ)CSBB / Member / ARUP Laboratories, United States
Avis Danishefsky, PhD / Member / FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, United States
Collette Fitzgerald, PhD / Member / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Mary Lou Gantzer, PhD, FACB / Vice-Chairholder, United States
Loralie J. Langman, PhD, DABCC, FACB, F-ABFT / Member / Mayo Clinic, United States
Katya Ledin, PhD, MPH, HCLD(ABB) / Member / California Department of Public Health, United States
Michelle McLean, MS, MT(ASCP), BS / Member / Greiner Bio-One, Inc., United States
Tania Motschman, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB / Member / Laboratory Corporation of America, United States
M. Laura Parnas, PhD, DABCC / Member / Roche Diagnostics, United States
James R. Petisce, PhD / Chairholder / BD Diagnostic Systems, United States
Robert Rej, PhD / Member / New York State Department of Health - Wadsworth Center, United States
Matthew A. Wikler, MD, FIDSA, MBA / Member / IDTD Consulting, United States