Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society (PBPS)
Cytology Working Group Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Present on timely or guidelines topics as well as regulatory and/or other issues at the annual meeting.
  3. Author a case report to be published on the website at least once a year.
  4. 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

  1. Organizes the working group meetings and conference calls.
  2. Recruits additional help from other PBPS members and other experts from various disciplines as and when required.
  3. Presents a quarterly report to PBPS Executive Committee regarding educational activities.

Responsibilities of the cytology working group members

  1. Assist the Chair in executing PBPS bylaws and SOP.
  2. Organize the assigned educational goals.
  3. One member, who is not the chair, will be given the additional responsibility to organize the case report.