Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS)
Cytology Working Group Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
- The cytology working group will have 5 members: Two co-chairs and 3 members. One of the co-chairs is a member of the Executive or Education Committees.
- Term for chairs and members is 2 years (time period may be extended beyond 2 years with the approval of the Executive Committee).
Responsibilities of the cytology working group
- Assess the current state and possible improvements in the cytologic evaluation of pancreas specimens by obtaining feedback from companion cytopathology scientific programs and/or presentations at national cytopathology societies including the annual companion scientific sessions at USCAP, ASCP, ASC as well as the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.
- Present on timely or guidelines topics as well as regulatory and/or other issues at the annual meeting.
- Author a case report to be published on the website at least once a year.
- Contribute interesting pancreatobiliary cytology cases, with related multiple choice questions and educational material, to the on-line educational image-based program (FNA, touch imprint, scrape or brushing).
Responsibilities of the cytology working group chair
- Organizes the working group meetings and conference calls.
- Recruits additional help from other PBPS members and other experts from various disciplines as and when required.
- Presents a quarterly report to PBPS Executive Committee regarding educational activities.
Responsibilities of the cytology working group members
- Assist the Chair in executing PBPS bylaws and SOP.
- Organize the assigned educational goals.
- One member, who is not the chair, will be given the additional responsibility to organize the case report.